The Path of Flames by Phil Tucker
 

The Path of Flames

Review

 
Lisa Tuttle Interview – The Curious Affair of the Witch at Wayside Cross
 

Lisa Tuttle

Interview - The Witch at Wayside Cross

 
Sky Coyote by Kage Baker
 

Sky Coyote

Review

 

The Path of Flames by Phil Tucker

The Path of Flames by Phil Tucker 

Just when I thought I wouldn’t soon read an indie fantasy book as beautifully crafted as Alec Hutson’s Crimson Queen, I was pleasantly surprised by Phil Tucker’s The Path of Flames. I’d known about The Path of Flames since its release, and had followed Tucker’s meteoric fantasy debut and subsequent releases; but, like my experience with Crimson […]

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Lisa Tuttle Interview – The Curious Affair of the Witch at Wayside Cross

Lisa Tuttle Interview – The Curious Affair of the Witch at Wayside Cross 

Since selling her first story in 1972, Lisa Tuttle has written a wealth of material that spans genre. She has won awards for her incisive short fiction. Her first novel Windhaven (1981), written with George R. R. Martin, is space opera, but she has written truly chilling horror with Familiar Spirit (1983) and Gabriel (1987), […]

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Sky Coyote by Kage Baker

Sky Coyote by Kage Baker 

I return to the world of Dr. Zeus and his company this month, although in a very different manner from last time. Sky Coyote, the second book in the series, is very different from The Garden of Iden, not least because it is set on a different continent and in a different century. The protagonist […]

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The Last Sacrifice by James A. Moore

The Last Sacrifice by James A. Moore 

Grimdark as a genre has become quite predictable now a days. There is some quality writing by quality authors yet it is becoming more and more difficult to find original works. We all love some gore and name calling and graphic sex yet it does get tiring at times as the storyline keeps getting similar. […]

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The Wolf of Oren-yaro by K. S. Villoso – Cover Reveal

The Wolf of Oren-yaro by K. S. Villoso – Cover Reveal 

Today we have author K. S. Villoso with us to talk about her upcoming release, The Wolf of Oren-yaro. I write no-holds-barred character-driven epic fantasy. My stories are usually set in a fully realized fantasy world heavily influenced by Asian cultures (though it also has plenty of the usual fantasy staples), with developed characters and […]

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Over The Garden Wall – TV Series Review

Over The Garden Wall – TV Series Review 

“Leave if you wish, but remember: the beast haunts these woods, ever singing its mournful melody…” When I was young, I loved the fantasy section of the library. Not content with just the typical My Teacher Is A Werewolf! or Vampires in Space titles, I’d comb both the kids and adult sections alike for books […]

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Urskuul’s Reading Circle: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Urskuul’s Reading Circle: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo 

Well everyone, we have somehow managed to navigate the perils of 2017 to survive all the way into October! I think we all should be congratulated on this sterling effort, since I originally figured this would be a quick money-making opportunity. Everyone would stop coming to Urskuul’s Reading Circle after the first few months and […]

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SPFBO3: Another Five Fall

SPFBO3: Another Five Fall 

The Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off officially began on July 1st! In case you missed it, here’s what Fantasy-Faction has posted so far: Our announcement Introducing round one Cover contest winners First five fall Second five fall And of course you can keep track of everything relating to round one on the SPFBO page on Mark Lawrence’s blog. Ahh, […]

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Aliya Whiteley Interview – The Beauty & The Arrival of Missives

Aliya Whiteley Interview – The Beauty & The Arrival of Missives 

Aliya Whiteley is an author of strange and lyrical stories about fungal infections that breed new life even as they end the world and mysterious messages from the future. Her novella The Beauty (2014) was nominated for the James Tiptree Award and the Shirley Jackson Award, and her novella The Arrival of Missives (2016) has […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Omens

Monthly Short Story Winner: Omens 

“An omen is a phenomenon that is believed to foretell the future, often signifying the advent of change. People in the ancient times believed that omens lie with a divine message from their gods. These omens include natural phenomena, for example an eclipse, abnormal births of animals and humans, and behavior of the sacrificial lamb […]

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THOSE BRAVE, FOOLISH SOULS FROM THE CITY OF SWORDS by Benedict Patrick – Cover Reveal

THOSE BRAVE, FOOLISH SOULS FROM THE CITY OF SWORDS by Benedict Patrick – Cover Reveal 

Here at Fantasy-Faction we’ve had the pleasure and privilege of hosting an entire bunch of gorgeous cover reveals for indie authors. Look at these bad boys as examples of those we’ve hosted just within the last twelve months (not to mention The Midnight Dunes just yesterday!): The Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO) cover contest is also doing […]

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THE MIDNIGHT DUNES by Steven Kelliher – Cover Reveal

THE MIDNIGHT DUNES by Steven Kelliher – Cover Reveal 

Working with artist Aaron Nakahara on the covers for the Landkist Saga has been a dream for me and… probably something else entirely for him. While the production processes for both Valley of Embers and The Emerald Blade were moderately smooth, The Midnight Dunes required a longer process and more iterations to really get right. […]

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