Age of Sigmar: Soulbound – Role-playing Game Review
 

Age of Sigmar: Soulbound

Role-playing Game Review

 
Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire by Dan Hanks
 

Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire

New Release Review

 
Livestream Chat with Fonda Lee, Andrea G. Stewart, and K. S. Villoso
 

Fonda Lee, Andrea G. Stewart, and K. S. Villoso

Livestream Chat

 

Age of Sigmar: Soulbound – Role-playing Game Review

Age of Sigmar: Soulbound – Role-playing Game Review 

Big, bold, bombastic, and brutal—Age of Sigmar: Soulbound has swaggered its way onto the RPG scene with well-earned confidence. Players take on the role of larger-than-life heroes (literally, in some cases) at the forefront of the battle between the forces of Order and the hordes of dead, damned and demented foes who oppose them. Immortal […]

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Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire by Dan Hanks

Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire by Dan Hanks 

Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire is a fantastical pulp novel set during the 1950s. Captain Samantha Moxley herself is a retired British pilot who fought against the Nazis both in the air and on land. After that, she was recruited by an arcane and ruthless arm of the US government to help […]

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Livestream Chat with Fonda Lee, Andrea G. Stewart, and K. S. Villoso

Livestream Chat with Fonda Lee, Andrea G. Stewart, and K. S. Villoso 

On Friday September 18th, we are hosting a livestream chat with Orbit authors Fonda Lee, Andrea G. Stewart, and K.S. Villoso at 4pm EST in our Facebook Group! We’ll be talking about their new releases, the state of Asian-fantasy, and a TV deal! The chat will be moderated by JC Kang and Virginia McClain and you will be able to ask the authors […]

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Blade’s Edge and Traitor’s Hope by Virginia McClain – Cover Redesign Reveal

Blade’s Edge and Traitor’s Hope by Virginia McClain – Cover Redesign Reveal 

Covers. We like to pretend we don’t judge books by them, but on some level we do. And that’s really ok. Here’s why: It’s NOT okay to judge people by their appearance for a myriad of reasons, and that’s why we use the expression to talk about people, but books aren’t people. Books, by and […]

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Songs of Insurrection by JC Kang

Songs of Insurrection by JC Kang 

Spoiler Warning: This review contains spoilers. Read with caution if you have yet to finish the book. A path to glory blazed with the dying heart of an imperial princess. JC Kang’s Songs of Insurrection (originally The Dragon Scale Lute) is a wonderful, feministic narrative of a woman trying to find her own voice. It […]

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On Writing Fanfiction

On Writing Fanfiction 

Fanfiction is amazing. Hard stop. For those readers who don’t know what fanfiction is, basically it’s where fans of an intellectual property use that property as a basis for their writing. (So, the fanfiction writers actually use the copyrighted settings, characters, etc. in whatever they’re writing—poems, one-shots, short stories.) There’s fanfiction for nearly every type […]

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The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo

The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo 

Reviewer’s Note: Upon finishing this novella, which took six days the first time around, I immediately wrote an initial review where I rated it 6/10 stars. Then, I re-read it, knowing how it ended. Two hours later, I was done, and was smacking my head at having missed the subtlety. NOT “Handmaid’s Tale meets Game […]

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The Kingdom of Liars by Nick Martell

The Kingdom of Liars by Nick Martell 

2020 continues to present books by debut authors, which continues the expansion of speculative fiction canon. Several works by new authors remind readers the genre is influenced by more than just fantasy and science fiction. Nick Martell’s debut—The Kingdom of Liars, the first book in The Legacy of the Mercenary Kings—is part epic fantasy and […]

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Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #6: The Second Five Fall

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #6: The Second Five Fall 

Each SPFBO, Mark Lawrence makes a Wordle of the titles entered that year. The biggest words represent those used most often, and Fantasy-Faction got our share of the books with dragon and shadow in the title. Today we must cut two of our dragon titles, but two more dragons and all five shadows are still […]

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The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson

The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson 

Speculative fiction is a term used when the common themes found in fantasy, science fiction and horror overlap while incorporating at least one of the many subgenres into the narrative. Add themes of race, sex, religion, family, and revenge, and you have a story that reflects any era in human history. The Year of the […]

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Peasprout Chen, Future Legend of Skate and Sword by Henry Lien

Peasprout Chen, Future Legend of Skate and Sword by Henry Lien 

Mean Girls meets Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon…on ice! (or I, Tonya meets Jin Yong) As an wuxia film aficionado, and the parent of two competitive ice skaters (word of caution to those of you with young kids: ice skating is expensive!), Henry Lien’s debut middle-grade (MG) fantasy, Peasprout Chen, Future Legend of Skate and Sword, […]

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The Worth of Hair by A. A. Freeman – Cover Reveal & Interview

The Worth of Hair by A. A. Freeman – Cover Reveal & Interview 

Good day Factioners! We have a treat for you! A cover made by one of my favorite artists, who also did the cover for the Fantasy-Faction Anthology! But I’m getting over excited. Let me start over. Today we are happy to reveal the cover of debut author A. A. Freeman’s soon to be released novella, […]

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