We’re going to start doing something a little different with our monthly book list here on The Verge: we’re shifting this column from a monthly schedule to a bi-weekly one. Each list will be a bit shorter and hopefully, a bit less daunting than a longer list.
Speaking of shorter and less daunting, I packed two books when I went on a trip out of state recently: The Black God’s Drums by P. Djèlí Clark and War Cry by Brian McClellan. The two are fantasy novellas from Tor’s Tor.com imprint, and each are tiny adventures set in a much larger world.
The Black God’s Drums is set in an alternate 19th century where the American Civil War persisted long past 1865. In New Orleans, a young girl named Creeper overhears a group of Confederate…
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