Crafting A Fall: Turning Heroes to the Dark Side
 

Turning Heroes to the Dark Side

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A Fantasy Geek’s Guide to YouTube – RPG Let’s Plays Part Two: Honourable Mentions
 

Fantasy Geek’s Guide to YouTube

RPG Let’s Plays: Honourable Mentions

 
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
 

Spinning Silver

New Release Review

 

Crafting A Fall: Turning Heroes to the Dark Side

Crafting A Fall: Turning Heroes to the Dark Side 

Who doesn’t love to see a character go bad? A man pushed too far pushing back? A loyal but ambitious servant helping themselves for a change? A noble hero broken down into the blackest villain? To watch a character fall into darkness is a fascinating journey, seeing a character’s values crumble and twist, watching their […]

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A Fantasy Geek’s Guide to YouTube – RPG Let’s Plays Part Two: Honourable Mentions

A Fantasy Geek’s Guide to YouTube – RPG Let’s Plays Part Two: Honourable Mentions 

YouTube is an app, a website and a cultural phenomenon. It’s also a vast and barely-explored wilderness full of content that ranges from dynamic to dire. Whatever your interests are, there’s probably at least one channel out there for you. Still, managing to dig out the channels that cater to your own SFF needs can […]

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Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik 

Spinning Silver is Naomi Novik’s second book that retells and elevates classic folklore and fairy tale elements, spinning and weaving them into something deeper, richer, and original. Spinning Silver isn’t a sequel to 2015’s Uprooted, but it could take place in a neighboring kingdom. It begins as a riff on the Rumpelstiltskin tale but ends […]

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City of Lies by Sam Hawke

City of Lies by Sam Hawke 

City of Lies was entertaining from start to finish. It was incredibly refreshing to see poison front and centre in a book. City of Lies follows the two viewpoints of brother and sister combo, Jovan and Kalina, whose uncle is the poison taster or ‘proofer’ for the ruling chancellor. When they are both killed by […]

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Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks

Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks 

If ever there was a case to be made for not judging a book by its cover, this is it. The cover sat before me shows the face of a planet in hues of blue. The only thing it’s safe for you to deduce is that the novel is set in space. To be honest, […]

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Charles Phipps – Interview

Charles Phipps – Interview 

If you are wont to spend time in the Fantasy-Faction Facebook Group there is no doubt you have met or at least seen Charles Phipps. But for those of you who don’t, let me introduce you. C. T. Phipps is a prolific author of SFF. From fantasy to sci-fi to horror, he has done, and […]

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Self-Publishing Fantasy Blog-Off #4: Cover Competition

Self-Publishing Fantasy Blog-Off #4: Cover Competition 

As ever, with the SPFBO, well, for the past two or three years, there is, at the start, a little cover competition. (And clearly a few overactive commas!) This year, through a process of alchemy, magic, and bribery we, the judges, have decided on our top three covers from the 30 books which Mark issued […]

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Paternus: Rise of the Gods by Dyrk Ashton

Paternus: Rise of the Gods by Dyrk Ashton 

American Gods meets Clash of the Titans. When Sigil Independent offered me free books to review, I felt like a kid going out on Halloween. Offered a mini Hershey’s Bar, I would seize a handful of full-sized ones. Likewise, Sigil offered ebooks, but I wielded the might of Fantasy-Faction’s name to ask for audiobooks. Dyrk […]

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4th Annual Self-Publishing Fantasy Blog-Off – An Introduction

4th Annual Self-Publishing Fantasy Blog-Off – An Introduction 

Hello, to all the followers of the SPFBO – Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off – the competition which began with an idle thought in the shadowed recesses of Mark Lawrence’s mind and is now in its fourth year. Some of the previous winners and finalists have been picked up by traditional publishing houses and some authors […]

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Duel of Fire by Jordan Rivet

Duel of Fire by Jordan Rivet 

Jordan Rivet’s book one of the Steel and Fire series, Duel of Fire, has a familiar premise: a girl living in an idyllic mountain kingdom, who can’t live up to her parent’s expectations, seeks validation elsewhere, only to find herself knee deep investigating a mysterious, convoluted plot to take power. No, it’s not Frozen (or […]

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Black City Dragon by Richard A. Knaak – Cover Reveal

Black City Dragon by Richard A. Knaak – Cover Reveal 

Today Fantasy-Faction would like to welcome Richard A Knaak to the site so that he can show off the cover for his new book, due out November 13, 2018. I’ve already reviewed the first two books for Fantasy-Faction and enjoyed them both thoroughly. Without me waffling any further, I’ll hand over to Richard. – – […]

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Small Press, Big Stories: Detox In Letters by Cheryl Low – Cover Reveal and Excerpt!

Small Press, Big Stories: Detox In Letters by Cheryl Low – Cover Reveal and Excerpt! 

When I spoke to Sarena at World Weaver Press last year we talked about Cheryl Low’s Vanity in Dust, which I reckoned was pitched like Moorcock’s End of Time characters in a more urban fantasy setting. That sounded more than fascinating enough to get added to the TBR mountain, and now it’s time to reveal […]

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