Pile by the Bed reviews Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi, the second book in her hit YA Legacy of Orisha series and finds it a worthy follow up to Children of Blood and Bone
Pile by the Bed reviews The Last Smile in Sunder City by Luke Arnold, a debut, very dark urban fantasy novel – an audacious piece of world building
Pile by the Bed reviews Highfire by Eoin Colfer, who has moved from children’s fanatsy to more adult fare.
Pile by the Bed reviews Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse (The Sixth World #2) – the Navajo-inspired fantasy follow up to her award winning debut Trail of Lightning.
Pile by the Bed reviews Trail of Lightning the award winning debut novel by Rebecca Roanhorse and the first in her Navajo-inspired fantasy series The Sixth World.
Pile by the Bed reviews Brightfall by Jaime Lee Moyer a fantasy novel that picks up with Marian twelve years after the well known Robin Hood stories.
Pile by the Bed lists the top five fantasy novels of 2019 (with three honourable mentions)
Pile by the Bed reviews Warrior of the Altaii, the previously unreleased debut novel from Wheel of Time author Robert Jordan
Pile by the Bed reviews The Ten Thousand Doors of January, the debut fantasy novel by Alix E Harrow
Pile by the Bed reviews Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo, a dark fantasy novel set in the very real world of the secret societies of Yale University.
Pile by the Bed reviews Bone China the latest gothic offering from Laura Purcell.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Rich Man’s House the final novel by award winning Australian novelist Andrew McGahan
Pile by the Bed reviews The Violent Century by Lavie Tidhar an alternate twentieth century history with X-men style powers that asks what it means to be a hero.
Pile by the Bed reviews Lost Acre, the last volume in Andrew Caldecott’s very English fantasy Rotherweird trilogy
Pile by the Bed reviews Shadows of the Short Days by Alexander Dan Vilhjalmsson – grimdark, urban fantasy based in Icelandic mythology.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Jade War by Fonda Lee, second book in the Green Bone trilogy.
Pile by the Bed reviews Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff using pulp horror and science fiction tropes to explore racism in America in the 1950s.
Pile by the Bed reviews the novel version of Pan’s Labyrinth by Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke – a “stunning work of fantasy”.
Pile by the Bed reviews The October Man by Ben Aaronovitch a stand alone novella set in his Rivers of London universe
Pile by the Bed reviews Crossings by Alex Landragin, a body hopping romp across the centuries.