Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #6: The Fifth Five Fall + Our Picks for Semi-Finalists

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #6

Fifth Five Fall + Picks for Semi-Finalists

Bards and Scribes: The Druid – Guest Blog from Jesse Teller

Bards and Scribes: The Druid

Guest Blog from Jesse Teller

The Worth of Hair by A. A. Freeman

The Worth of Hair

New Release Review


A Red Country – Release Date & Teaser

Well, in an amazing day for Fantasy-Faction, we’ve got our second exclusive reveal here for you folks. This time though, it isn’t a book cover – it is a teaser trailer and a confirmed release date by the UK publisher. This teaser video indeed looks pretty damned awesome – the full version of it will be out in July 😉

Shy South comes home to her farm to find a blackened shell, her brother and sister stolen, and knows she’ll have to go back to bad old ways if she’s ever to see them again. She sets off in pursuit with only her cowardly old step-father Lamb for company. But it turns out he’s hiding a bloody past of his own. None bloodier. Their journey will take them across the lawless plains, to a frontier town gripped by gold fever, through feuds, duels, and massacres, high into unmapped mountains to a reckoning with ancient enemies, and force them into alliance with Nicomo Cosca, infamous soldier of fortune, a man no one should ever have to trust…

UK: Thursday, Oct 18th 2012 and US: Tuesday, Nov 20th 2012.

The First Law Trilogy was Joe’s take on the great epic fantasy tales. Then, in Best Served Cold he took on a fantasy version of a classic revenge story, and we have a superb tale of war waged in the frozen north still to come. With this, his next novel, Joe Abercrombie is once again venturing in a new direction, and on a new adventure, with one of the most enduring, powerful and popular characters of the First Law Trilogy. It’s going to be their biggest challenge yet.



  1. Avatar FelixKatz says:

    That scream at the end of the video scared the shit out of me.

  2. Avatar ediFanoB says:

    I did not know that A RED COUNTRY is a western. Did Joe Abercrombie change the genre?

  3. Avatar Phil Norris says:

    Love the trailer, love the handprints. Have you guys seen the US cover that’s been released, it’s along the lines of the recent First Law & BSC re-releases. The guy on the front is didgitly challenged as well.

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