Hell: An Exploration
 

Hell: An Exploration

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The Gods of Men by Barbara Kloss – SPFBO #4 Finals Review
 

The Gods of Men

SPFBO #4 Finals Review

 
Fantasy-Faction Game of Thrones Discussion: Season 8, Episode 1
 

FF Game of Thrones Discussion

Season 8, Episode 1

 

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Song of Blood & Stone by L. Penelope – SPFBO Review: And Then There Were Three

Song of Blood & Stone by L. Penelope – SPFBO Review: And Then There Were Three
3.75

The SPFBO team are making steady progress in our search for a finalist. To avoid cruelly stretching things out, we’ll be posting (in no particular order) individual reviews for those who don’t make it as and when we eliminate them. Now, only three books remain as we say farewell to L. Penelope and Song of […]

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Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #2: Our Final Seven

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #2: Our Final Seven 

After much deliberation, the Fantasy-Faction reviewing team has narrowed down the entries in our group to seven. Our task now is to read and discuss these books more closely, with a view to picking a winner. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: the standard across all the books we’ve looked at was […]

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Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #2: Getting Close To The End…

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #2: Getting Close To The End… 

The Fantasy-Faction SPFBO team are on the verge of announcing their top seven books! But first, here are a final set of five that didn’t quite make the cut. It was really hard to say goodbye to some of these; maybe on another day, with another set of reviewers, they would have made it through. […]

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Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #2: Another Five Fall

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #2: Another Five Fall 

Hot on the heels of the last update, here are another five books to which we are sadly saying goodbye. Again, these books all have something to recommend them – it’s simply that the reviewing team collectively preferred other books. Just as Geoff said in his update, a lot of it comes down to personal […]

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Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #2: One Reader’s Initial Thoughts

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #2: One Reader’s Initial Thoughts 

I’m one of Fantasy-Faction’s readers for this year’s Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off (SPFBO). And now that I’ve read the first chapters of all the books in our set, I thought I’d share my observations. First of all, I want to say up front that the standard is high. In itself, that doesn’t surprise me. I […]

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Hidden Treasures: Azanian Bridges by Nick Wood

Hidden Treasures: Azanian Bridges by Nick Wood
4.5

Hidden Treasures is a series that reviews small press and digital first SFF. Okay, so this is technically science fiction rather than fantasy. But even if you’re a die-hard fantasy fan, don’t let that put you off. Azanian Bridges will make you think – hard – as all good sci-fi does. Yet at the same […]

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Fight Like A Girl Anthology: Launch, Review, and Readalong!

Fight Like A Girl Anthology: Launch, Review, and Readalong!
4.25

On the first Saturday in April, I learned something very important: if you’re going to get involved in a tavern brawl, always make sure you have Juliet McKenna on your side. This pearl of wisdom was imparted by the launch of Kristell Ink’s new anthology, Fight Like A Girl, which brings together new and established […]

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Hidden Treasures: The Heir to the North by Steven Poore

Hidden Treasures: The Heir to the North by Steven Poore
4

Hidden Treasures – A series that reviews small press and digital-first fantasy works. “I will not rest until I have broken the curse Malessar has set upon Caenthell. Whether it takes one year, ten, or ten hundreds of years, I swear I will revenge the High King.” There are some books you open up and settle […]

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Hidden Treasures: Los Nefilim by T. Frohock

Hidden Treasures: Los Nefilim by T. Frohock
4.5

Part of a series that reviews small press and digital first fantasy works. “Time stood still and soft, like the moments embedded in midnight’s silence.” Frohock’s trilogy of Los Nefilim novellas has gained a small but enthusiastic following that was enough to get the first volume, In Midnight’s Silence, voted onto Fantasy-Faction’s Best of 2015 […]

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