Down Below Beyond: An Interview With Author T.A. Bruno

T. A. Bruno grew up in a suburb south of Chicago and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the film industry. Since then, he has brought stories to life for over a decade as a previz artist. At home, he is the proud father of two boys and a husband to a wonderful wife. He wrote his first trilogy of novels in the early 2020’s, the Song of Kamaria. (In the Orbit of Sirens, On the Winds of Quasars, and At the Threshold of the Universe.) The forthcoming Down Below Beyond, out July 31st, will see him...

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A Touch of Light by Thiago Abdalla

Summary How far would you go to resurrect someone you love? Would you change who you are to show you belong? The world of Avarin is tearing itself apart. The Domain worships life, its rulers lead eternal lives and death is a shame that must not be mourned. For the clans to the south, however, death is all that keeps the Earth alive. But old enemies are rising. A madness spreads throughout the Domain, and Lynn, a rogue warrior in hiding, might be the only one who knows how to fight it, while Adrian, a Domain prince seeking to bring...

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The Severing Son by Vaughn Roycroft

Summary Tales of the Bringer of Urrinan had been told for generations, but never had the prophecy felt so near to so many. Elan wasn’t sure if she even believed one man could cause the sort of upheaval that would change the world. And yet, just as the prophecy foretold, dark forces were on the rise—including the many Spali warbands raiding across the borderlands. It was in pursuit of one such warband when Elan’s host discovered the hidden compound of the Outcast. She’d heard how the former chieftain of the mighty Amalus Clan had been unjustly accused of murdering his...

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Deathless Beast by Andrew D Meredith

Summary Fates intertwine - Pantheon calls - Darkness Grows Far too many blame their own bad luck on Hanen and Rallia Clouw. When opportunity knocks, they leap to put their past behind them. In the turmoil of a holy order fraught with lies, frustration, and heresy, the paladin Jined Brazstein is called to deeper faith. When Katiam takes up a seemingly ageless seed pod from a botanist's desk, she cannot imagine the change it will bring. Life stirs within that seed, the path to deeper faith beckons, profits are made upon the road, darkness moves--a winged, deathless wrath invisible to...

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Get To Know The Blogger: Quinn

Hi! My name is Quinn, I’m a huge fan of everything Kavin is doing at Silverstones Books and I’m so excited to join the team as a book reviewer! I have been an avid reader my whole life but I really dove into adult SFF a few years ago after I graduated from university. My favorite sub-genre is epic fantasy but I read most kinds of fantasy as well as plenty of sci-fi. I discovered the self-published SFF community in early 2023 and have immersed myself in self-published books. I am a huge fan of and advocate for self-pub SFF. Of the 45 books I have read this year, as of this blog post, 26 have been self-published!

I started as a book reviewer early this year when I wrote my first review for Deathless Beast by Andrew D. Meredith. I read a lot but had never bothered reviewing books before, even when I started reading self-pub I only started leaving star ratings. But Deathless Beast hit me so hard and had relatively few reviews that I decided to help however I could and wrote my first review. I found that the process of writing the review helped me examine what it was about the book that I loved so much, and I decided to keep doing it. So while I primarily write reviews to help authors and other readers, I love how writing them forces me to think critically about the books I read and I get more out of each book because of that.