I’m taking a moment to shout about an end-of-year win. My April article, “The Best Fantasy Books You’ve Never Heard Of,” took the No. 8 spot among Book Riot‘s most popular posts of the year! Many thanks to Book Riot‘s fantastic editorial team for letting me geek out over hidden gems like The Insides and The Gentleman, and use that most excellent word—mountebank—in an article.Continue reading
The tabletop role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons is more popular today than it has ever been in its 44-year history. If you have some D&D nerds on your list this year, I have five new Dungeons & Dragons books that make great holiday gifts, so get your pouch of gold ready.Continue reading
In 1692, a deadly terror swept through colonial Massachusetts, ending the lives of 20 people and forever changing how we paranoid fanaticism. If The Crucible enticed you in high school, but you never read any other books about the Salem Witch Trials, I’ve got four great suggestions for you below.
Western media romanticizes World War II, but few folks in the U.S. are familiar with the global conflict that dominated the back half of the 1910s and destroyed European empires. If Franz Ferdinand is just an alt-rock band to you, check out these five books about World War I to get better acquainted with the military campaigns that would change the world forever.