A new review of The Straits of Galahesh came in recently, this from Joshua Lowe over at Fixed on Fantasy. There’s some good, and some not-so-good, but overall quite a complimentary review. Encapsulating both, here’s the closer:
I’m now a total BPB fan and will be moving straight onto The Flames of Shadam Khoreh to finish of the series. I would totally recommend that all fantasy fans give this series a go, just be prepared for some irksome moments if you’re an anally retentive want-to-know-it-all like me!
Read the full review over at Fixed on Fantasy.
In other, awesome news, Justin Landon over at Staffer’s Book Review has compiled a list of the 50 essential Epic Fantasies, from Gilgamesh, to Beowulf, to A Song of Ice and Fire. And The Lays of Anuskaya made the list!
The Lays of Anuskaya by Bradley P. Beaulieu (2011) — I’ve talked about this series a lot. Beaulieu tackles all kinds of new and interesting cultural touchstones in the series, and does so without kowtowing to the pace or structure expected by epic fantasy readers.
See the full list over at Staffer’s Book Review. That, my friends, is pretty cool. I’m very honored to be included in such a list with so many great epic fantasists.