What I’m Reading: Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson

Gardens of the Moon is an extraordinary read and a remarkable debut novel for author, Steven Erikson. This book is rich in detail, fast-paced, and bursting at the seams with memorable characters. I particularly liked Mr. Erikson’s naming conventions used to effectively distinguish notable figures like Whiskeyjack, Tattersail, Crokus, along with many others. This book has everything you could want from an epic fantasy adventure; wars, intrigue, gods, monsters, demons, mages, thieves, assassins, and sword wielding heroes. My head is still spinning. It will probably take me weeks to fully digest the story I just finished reading.

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David E. Barber is a fantasy writer and author of A Way with Magic and The Fabled Beast of Elddon. David grew up in the Midwest, surviving childhood on a steady diet of fantasy, science fiction, and horror books, movies, and comics. Inspired by authors like J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert E. Howard, and George R.R. Martin, he began writing stories of his own and is currently hard at work on an epic fantasy series. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

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