Tomorrow I'm finally going to get around to posting a review of Pierce Brown's brutal and fascinating Red Rising - a sci-fi story with underpinnings of Roman history, wrapped in a gritty layer of revenge. It's really good, and I'm hoping to put up a review of the sequel soon as well.
Later in the week we also ought to have something for Bradley Beaulieu's new book, Twelve Kings in Sharakhai. This one has a wonderful aesthetic, an endless desert, dark sorcery, intriguing mysteries. The obvious comparison is to the Arabian Nights tales, with a lot of grime and blood over the top, but it feels like a more complicated narrative than that so far. Anyway, more later in the week!