The Skull Throne (Demon Cycle 4) Cover Revealed!
 

The Skull Throne

Demon Cycle Book 4's Cover Revealed!

 
This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
 

This Shattered World

Review

 
Fantasy-Faction Grim Gathering: Bristol 2015 & ‘Skull Throne’ ARC Competition!!!
 

Event on 10th April 2015

Celebrate with ultra rare ARC of Peter V. Brett's 'Skull Throne'

 

The Skull Throne (Demon Cycle 4) Cover Revealed!

The Skull Throne (Demon Cycle 4) Cover Revealed! 

Starburst Magazine have revealed Harper Voyager UK’s cover of Peter V. Brett’s forth novel in ‘The Demon Cycle’, The Skull Throne. The last book in the series featured the same character – Inevra – in alternative dress and pose on both the UK and US versions of the book. For this title readers have been […]

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This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner 

Last year, I unexpectedly fell in love with the YA space opera THESE BROKEN STARS, so I was excited to see where Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner took the story next in THIS SHATTERED WORLD. The story introduces two new main characters, Jubilee “Lee” Chase—a stone-cold military captain at age 18—and Flynn Cormac—the peace-desiring leader […]

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Fantasy-Faction Grim Gathering: Bristol 2015 & ‘Skull Throne’ ARC Competition!!!

Fantasy-Faction Grim Gathering: Bristol 2015 & ‘Skull Throne’ ARC Competition!!! 

What You Need to Know On Friday April 10th 2015 at Bristol Waterstones from 7:00pm 4 of Grim, Gritty, Grey Fantasy’s best authors will be gathering. That is Mark Lawrence, Peter V. Brett, Joe Abercrombie and Peter Newman all in one place to discuss the grim/dark/grey/gritty fantasy genre on a panel, answer questions from fans, sign their books and grab […]

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Fantastical Biology – Part Six: Symbiosis

Fantastical Biology – Part Six: Symbiosis 

Nature is often depicted as being brutal, where only the strongest survive, and fantasy novels often follow this idea. But, predator versus prey is not the only way animals interact with one another in the real world. While different species living in the same area often compete with one another for resources, there are many […]

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So What’s The Fuss About Sonar 3?

So What’s The Fuss About Sonar 3? 

If you want to be a published writer – whether it be of short fiction or novels, non-fiction or fiction, articles or ebooks – at some point you are going to have to submit your work. The process of submission is an angst ridden one. Will the publisher like it? Have you found all the […]

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The Legacy of Nimoy & Spock

The Legacy of Nimoy & Spock 

Leonard Nimoy died today. I’m sure I was not alone in my reaction – the imagined punch to the gut but oh-so-real realization that Spock is dead, and this time without the hope of the Genesis planet. The original Star Trek series aired nearly twenty years before I was born, and like many of you, […]

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Rebirths of Tao Cover Reveal

Rebirths of Tao Cover Reveal 

Fantasy-Faction are big, big fans of Wesley Chu. Not only have his Tao books been funny, loveable and entertaining, but his ever-varied Twitter feed makes him one of the most fun and interesting authors to follow through social media (do it now!). So, when our friends over at Angry Robot Books asked if we’d be interested […]

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If It’s ‘Self-Promotion,’ You’re Doing It Wrong

If It’s ‘Self-Promotion,’ You’re Doing It Wrong 

I recently wrote a letter to my grandfather in advance of his 90th birthday, and told him a bit about some of the books I’ve been reading lately. He’s never been interested in reading fantasy, my primary genre of choice, but as a child I can still remember his bookshelf full of westerns written by […]

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Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear

Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear 

RANGE OF GHOSTS nails a lot of fantasy fundamentals: the world building is stellar, the characters are strong and layered, the prose is both precise and poetic, and the plot is compelling, completing its own story while also setting up the pieces for the other two books of The Eternal Sky trilogy. And if that […]

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Putting the Fun in Fantasy by Jennifer Williams

Putting the Fun in Fantasy by Jennifer Williams 

With The Copper Promise I wanted to write a fun fantasy book. A sort of knockabout, adventure and peril and dastardly deeds type of book. The type of book that would take you down the pub and deliberately buy you all the weird drinks made from the contents of the sticky bottles at the very […]

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Books we love: The books that stole our hearts and got us reading

Books we love: The books that stole our hearts and got us reading 

It was Valentines last week so I, as I often do, sent out a holiday themed tweet: What I didn’t expect when I sent that Tweet out was such a huge variety of replies and such a wonderful array of reasoning for why each person had chosen the specific books they were throwing at me. Because […]

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Militaries and Fantasy or How to Build an Army

Militaries and Fantasy or How to Build an Army 

Author’s Note: I did my best to refrain from using military and army interchangeably in this article. To clarify a bit, by army I mean one specific body of fighters. By military I mean a country or warlord’s fighting force as a whole. Military history is a bear. Humans have been fighting each other longer […]

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