I enjoyed The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison, aka Sara Monette. I can see why she chose a new pen name for this one, because it's completely different
Finished Joe Abercrombie's Half a King. It was an enjoyable enough read, but lacked the gravity and depth of his previous work. The characters were thin.
Had I known there were already twelve entries I might have left mine out for the sake of simplicity. I don't even particularly care for the story I entered.
Hey, I love this forum, the people here are so cool and I see a lot of great books suggested here that I can't wait to read. I'm writing because I stumbled
I discovered this post while doing a search for exactly the same book! You're right, it was called Red Zone and I also remember reading it as a teen.