Praise for The Shadow of Black Wings:

“Calbraith weaves a story that is wholly original while following the traditional fantasy tropes.” – eFiction Steampunk

“The detail and intricacy of the writing is impressive. With inclusion of races and histories, it almost reminds me of Tolkien – in Asia.” – YA Book Bridges review  ★★★★

“I’m definitelygoing to be reading the next book in the series.” – Vered Ehsani review     ★★★★

“The story is…excitingand vivid. I hope to see the next in the series soon.” – You Gotta Read review  ★★★★

“The story really was enjoyableand the end was a brilliant lead in for the next book in the series.” – Literary+ review  ★★★★

“The book’s strongest point is world building…every scene and location is painted to perfection.” – Trickster Eric review  ★★★★

“The pace of the book is fast, and the multiculturalism of the story is superb…a solid 4 1/2 stars out of 5 and highly recommend it to the steampunk fans.” – Gnostalgia  ★★★★½

“Completely original and unexpected (…) The world-building here is phenomenal. I definitely plan on reading the next book in the series.” – Cherie Reads review ★★★

“What a book! (…) the writing just flows and sweeps you away.” – Readers’ Favorite ★★★★★

“The Shadow of Black Wings is a thoroughly captivating read and I was extremely surprised by how quickly I fell into it. ” – reviews  ★★★★★

“This book was really great…it captivated me quickly after having read only a few pages. I’m really excitedabout the next book and the developing of the story.” – Goodreads reviews  ★★★★★

“The Shadow of Black Wings is a brilliantdebut novel by James Calbraith, which blends fantasy with alternate history to conjure a Victorian world full of dragons and magic and derring-do.” – reviews  ★★★★★

“James Calbraith takes a slice of actual history and uses it to conjure up a world so familiar, so brilliantly plausible that I found myself lovingly immersed in it.” – Barnes&Noble reviews  ★★★★★

“A very cool read, especially if historical fantasy is your cup of tea.” – Happy Tails blog ★★★★

“A terrific start for a series (…) engaging and unique with characters that you can find likable and interesting, and just enough of a mysterious twist to keep you wondering what next.” – I Am Indeed blog ★★★★

“An excellent read that will keep you glued to the pages.” – A Book Lover’s Library ★★★★★

“A must read for all fantasy lovers.” – Sweet’n’Sassi blog ★★★★

“This book had a little bit of every thing.” – Deal Sharing Aunt blog ★★★★

“It is worth reading. I had fun with this book.” – HDWP books

“I liked The Shadow of Black Wings. (…) So much in fact, that I’ll probably go ahead and buy the next two books.” – View from Valhalla (Podcast Review)

Praise for Dragonbone Chest:

“A great and quick read” – Read With Me Dragonbone Chest review


Candace Knoebel – The Shadow of Black Wings – Author Interview
Literary+ – Interview with James Calbraith
Paul Dorest – Author Interview: James Calbraith
L.T.Getty – The Twelve(ish) Days of Christmas – James Calbraith

TV Tropes:

The Shadow of Black Wings

Guest posts and articles:

  • Fantasy Faction  

My God Is Lawful Evil
Creatures in the Shadows, part 1
Creatures in the Shadows, part 2
Creatures in the Shadows, part 3

  • Gizmodo UK

- The Misery of the UK High Street

  • Ben Galley’s Shelf Help

- The Secret Art of Getting a Blurb
How to Format Your E-Books
How to Format Your E-Books, Part 2

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