Kirkus Reviews is one of the major review outlets for books (disclaimer: I write a column for them), and Brian Staveley’s upcoming fantasy novel, The Providence of Fire just earned a starred review from them!
Following in the footsteps of George R.R. Martin, Joe Abercrombie and the like, Staveley doesn’t hesitate to treat his protagonists harshly, subjecting them to utter privation and pain, devastating betrayals and the vast uncertainty that results when long-distance communication between potential allies is impossible (ah, for the magical equivalent of a cellphone!).
Read the review “here.