Edinburgh Seer by Alisha Klapheke
 

Edinburgh Seer

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Of Lead and Plastic: Tabletop Wargaming In 2018
 

Tabletop Wargaming In 2018

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A Toast To Fantasy Romance – Guest Blog by Anna Kashina
 

A Toast To Fantasy Romance

Guest Blog by Anna Kashina

 

Edinburgh Seer by Alisha Klapheke

Edinburgh Seer by Alisha Klapheke 

Outlander meets National Treasure (thankfully, with no Nic Cage). Having heard amazing things about Alisha Klapheke’s Uncommon World series, I decided to check out her Edinburgh Seer for two reasons: one, it was the only one of her works available on audiobook; and two, it didn’t occur to me that the story wasn’t epic fantasy. […]

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Of Lead and Plastic: Tabletop Wargaming In 2018

Of Lead and Plastic: Tabletop Wargaming In 2018 

Wargaming and miniatures games have got a pretty bad rep in the past for being dry, intense and hard to enjoy. However, if the stereotypes were ever true, they aren’t now. Whether you’re interested in recreating the Battle of Helm’s Deep or sending a few brave adventurers into a dungeon, there’s never been a better […]

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A Toast To Fantasy Romance – Guest Blog by Anna Kashina

A Toast To Fantasy Romance – Guest Blog by Anna Kashina 

Fantasy-Faction is delighted to announce that Angry Robot is due to publish Ironbloods, a new fantasy romance series from Anna Kashina, next year! The first novel in the series, Shadowblade, will be released in May 2019. Naia dreams of becoming a Jaihar Blademaster, but after assaulting a teacher, her future seems ruined. The timely intervention […]

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Self-Publishing Fantasy Blog-Off #4: Another Five Fall

Self-Publishing Fantasy Blog-Off #4: Another Five Fall 

* Disclaimer * Writing and reading are subjective arts. What some folks will absolutely love, others will dislike. It is a bit like Marmite in the UK – normal people dislike it intensely, but some weird folks actually enjoy the taste of warm road surface with fresh roadkill upon their tongue. To each their own, […]

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David Dalglish Interview – Soulkeeper

David Dalglish Interview – Soulkeeper 

David Dalglish is a hybrid writer of classic tales of orcs, elves, and dwarves. He started in self-publishing back in the early days of Kindle and has since had books published through Orbit Books and 47North. But who better to tell us his tale, than the author himself? So without further ado, Fantasy-Faction presents: An […]

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The Midderlands – OSR Setting Mega Review

The Midderlands – OSR Setting Mega Review 

This review includes The Midderlands, The Midderlands Expanded and the Midderlands GM Screen created by Glynn Seal, Edwin Nagy and Mark Nolan of MonkeyBlood Design. Disclaimer: I bought a copy of The Midderlands but received review copies of The Midderlands Expanded and the Midderlands GM Screen. The Midderlands is an indie Old School Renaissance tabletop […]

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Terry Pratchett and the Fantastical Power of Similes

Terry Pratchett and the Fantastical Power of Similes 

Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series is celebrated by fantasy readers around the world for its wit, humour, and worldbuilding. Those who enjoy the series, myself included, cannot deny the vividness of Pratchett’s imaginary world, so magically crafted with words and so carefully balanced on the back of a turtle in space. An entire essay could be […]

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The Stone Road by G. R. Matthews

The Stone Road by G. R. Matthews 

Spoiler Warning: This review contains minor spoilers. Content Warning: This review contains excerpts from the book which briefly depict child murder and rape. A note is posted before and after the excerpt. – – – News would spread like the plague, everyone it touched would be changed. Fear would infect every heart, no one would […]

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Curse by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié

Curse by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié 

Spoiler Warning: This review contains spoilers. Please read with caution if you have yet to finish book one. This book, as I might say to my friends, is a trip. (Actually, it’s nowhere near as intense as I remember the next two books being. Of course, as I remembered the first book being better than […]

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James Jakins – Author Spotlight

James Jakins – Author Spotlight 

I discovered James Jakins and his work when I read an article about last year’s Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO). I’m always on the lookout for great indie and self-published authors to add to my massive TBR mountain. In this case, one book caught my attention above all. I know they say you should never judge […]

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Self-Publishing Fantasy Blog-Off #4: Fall of the Second Five

Self-Publishing Fantasy Blog-Off #4: Fall of the Second Five 

* Disclaimer * Writing and reading are subjective arts. What some folks will absolutely love, others will dislike. It is a bit like Marmite in the UK – normal people dislike it intensely, but some weird folks actually enjoy the taste of warm road surface with fresh roadkill upon their tongue. To each their own, […]

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The Books of Pellinor by Alison Croggon – Spoiler Free Series Review

The Books of Pellinor by Alison Croggon – Spoiler Free Series Review 

The Books of Pellinor is a four books epic fantasy series written by the Australian author, Alison Croggon. Here in the UK the first book is called The Gift, but in other parts of the world it is also called The Naming. The series is a retelling of “Naraudh Lar-Chanë”, “Riddle of the Treesong”, which […]

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