Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence
 

Grey Sister

Review

 
Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #5: The First Five to Fall
 

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #5

The First Five to Fall

 
Lian Hearn Interview – Orphan Warriors
 

Lian Hearn

Interview – Orphan Warriors

 

Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence

Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence 

Mark Lawrence delivered an amazing story about a convent that trains young girls into warrior nuns in a world where they are feared and needed. The author is a storyteller virtuoso to know that sequels and follow ups to stories are best when they start where the predecessor ended. And, there is further development in […]

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Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #5: The First Five to Fall

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #5: The First Five to Fall 

A bit late, but I’ll put that down to careful reading, many discussions amongst the judges, alongside a desire to get it right: Fantasy-Faction’s First Five to Fall. (Say that five times as quick as you can and read the disclaimer!) * Disclaimer * Writing and reading are subjective arts. What some folks will absolutely […]

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Lian Hearn Interview – Orphan Warriors

Lian Hearn Interview – Orphan Warriors 

On Friday of last week, we reviewed Lian Hearn’s Tales of the Otori series, which begins with Across the Nightingale Floor. She has two more books in the series coming out soon: Orphan Warriors and Sibling Assassins. And today, we are lucky enough to have an interview with the author! First off, I am going […]

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Tales of the Otori by Lian Hearn – Series Review

Tales of the Otori by Lian Hearn – Series Review 

Japanese Game of Thrones. I was first drawn to Japanese samurai stories as a nine-year-old, when the miniseries based on James Clavell’s Shogun graced the little screen for five straight nights. Besides being the first time I ever saw suggestion of the hanky-panky happening on television, what struck me the most was the exotic customs […]

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Simantov by Asaf Ashery – English Edition Cover Reveal

Simantov by Asaf Ashery – English Edition Cover Reveal 

Over the years we have done a few reviews on books and movies translated from other languages into English. I can think of some from Sweden, Spain, and China, off the top of my head. But this is the first time we have showcased a book originally written in Hebrew! And while we don’t yet […]

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“Bound” by Mark Lawrence

“Bound” by Mark Lawrence 

“Bound” is a short story that takes place after the events in Grey Sister. The story focuses on Nona’s life at the Convent of Sweet Mercy, which as readers and fans know, there is never a dull moment. Mark Lawrence provides this interlude as the calm before the storm that is Holy Sister. After Nona […]

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C. T. Phipps – Interview

C. T. Phipps – Interview 

What do C. T. Phipps and Stephen King have in common? They’re prolific. They explore the darker sides of human nature. King has a few decades on Phipps and is undeniably more famous with a host more published novels and short stories. Nevertheless, Phipps is doing his best to catch up and has a growing […]

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Harry Potter Day: Land of the Midnight Sun Style

Harry Potter Day: Land of the Midnight Sun Style 

We Alaskans know how to get nerdy with it. Geek culture is everywhere in Anchorage—from Bosco’s Not at Comic Con festival and SenshiCon to Geeks Who Drink trivia nights and the Critical Role critters strolling around town in t-shirts—we know how to let our nerd flag fly. So, when the Z. J. Loussac Library—our local […]

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VoyagerCon – Event Review

VoyagerCon – Event Review 

First, let me confess to being an idiot. Those who know me, have met me, or avoided me (I’m sure it happens), were probably aware of that already. I always, always, plan my journey across the London Underground before I leave home. Otherwise, as happened here, I end up staring at a TFL map seeing […]

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Numenera: Role Playing in the Ninth World

Numenera: Role Playing in the Ninth World 

A billion years have passed, and civilisations have risen and fallen leaving evidence of their presence across the world. Wonders that no one can understand; obelisks that float in the sky, creatures that appear from shadows or walk through walls, machines that control the weather, or have uses yet to be discovered. Humans (mostly) are […]

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Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

Descendant of the Crane by Joan He 

“Tagline Intentionally Left Blank” One of my favorite parts of writing reviews is coming up with a snappy tagline that compares the book in question to iconic stories. The publisher has promoted Descendant of the Crane as a Chinese-inspired Game of Thrones, and while it does have an intricate plot and luscious world building, its […]

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Todd Lockwood Interview – The Summer Dragon

Todd Lockwood Interview – The Summer Dragon 

I went to Dragon Con (a convention held in Atlanta, George) in the fall of 2016. Amid the hustle and bustle of the massive crowds, attending author panels and going to workshops we decided we needed a break. My sister-in-law’s husband wished to go see a friend in the Marriott, so we entered into an […]

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