A Wizard’s Sacrifice by A. M. Justice – Cover Reveal and Excerpt
 

A Wizard’s Sacrifice

Cover Reveal & Excerpt

 
We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson
 

We Ride the Storm

ARC Review

 
Wild, Dark Times by Austin Case
 

Wild, Dark Times

Review

 

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A Wizard’s Sacrifice by A. M. Justice – Cover Reveal and Excerpt

A Wizard’s Sacrifice by A. M. Justice – Cover Reveal and Excerpt 

Although my name—A. M. Justice—might imply I write detective fiction or Westerns, my particular authorial wheelhouse is science fantasy. I also contribute reviews of film, TV, and books to Fantasy-Faction, and I’m honored to lead the Faction’s SPFBO6 judges’ group. For all these reasons and more, I’m doubly honored that Fantasy-Faction is hosting the cover […]

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We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson

We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson
4.25

I originally read We Ride the Storm when it was a finalist in the fourth Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO), and I could immediately see why it fared so well in that competition (you can read the Fantasy-Faction review here). I loved it well enough that when Orbit picked it up, I jumped at the chance […]

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6th Annual Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off: Cover Contest

6th Annual Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off: Cover Contest 

“I may not know much about art, but I know what I like.” That is the punchline of a Monty Python sketch in which the Pope and Michelangelo argue over the merits of Mike’s version of The Last Supper, a painting that contains 28 disciples, a kangaroo, and Jell-O for dessert. The line has always […]

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6th Annual Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off: An Introduction to the SPFBO

6th Annual Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off: An Introduction to the SPFBO 

Fantasy-Faction has been part of the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO)—a fantasy fiction competition sponsored by Mark Lawrence—from the beginning, and as the sixth round of the competition kicks off, we’re itching to get our hands on the next batch of contenders. The submissions seem to get stronger every year, and we can’t wait to see […]

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Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off: A Look Back at SPFBO #5

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off: A Look Back at SPFBO #5 

The 5th Annual Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO5) closed with a bang this year. The winner, M. L. Wang’s Sword of Kaigen, tied for the highest ever score and was the book chosen by this blog to win the competition. The second and third place finalists, Fortune’s Fool by Angela Boord and Blood of Heirs by […]

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Of Honey and Wildfires by Sarah Chorn

Of Honey and Wildfires by Sarah Chorn
4.25

Sarah Chorn’s western-inspired fantasy Of Honey and Wildfires digs deep into the soul and taps a well of emotion in a layered tale that examines artifice, reality, and the costs of love. At its core, the story revolves around a pair of fathers and the legacies they create for their children. Matthew Esco is a […]

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Nite Fire: Flash Point by C. L. Schneider – SPFBO Review

Nite Fire: Flash Point by C. L. Schneider – SPFBO Review 

Slated for execution, shapeshifting assassin, Dahlia Nite, flees her world to hide in the human realm. As payment for the shelter they unknowingly provide, Dahlia dedicates herself to protecting humans from what truly lives in the shadows. Moving from town to town, she hunts the creatures that threaten an unsuspecting human race; burying the truth […]

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Jesse Teller Interview – Onslaught of Madness

Jesse Teller Interview – Onslaught of Madness 

Today we are happy to welcome author Jesse Teller to Fantasy-Faction! Teller’s writing is the definition of epic fantasy. The stories are comparable to Steven Erikson’s Malazan in scope and scale, and likewise could be classified as “high grimdark” fantasy. So far, Teller has published eight books set on the continent of Perilisc, with plans […]

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Onslaught of Madness by Jesse Teller

Onslaught of Madness by Jesse Teller
4.25

“I lead you now into peril.” So says Peter Redfist to his brother-in-arms Aaron the Marked. Peter is ten years old and Aaron is thirteen, but they are not boys. They are men on a mission to save the nation of Tienne from Rextur Cherlot, aka Madness, the anointed general of a god bent on […]

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C. T. Phipps – Interview

C. T. Phipps – Interview 

What do C. T. Phipps and Stephen King have in common? They’re prolific. They explore the darker sides of human nature. King has a few decades on Phipps and is undeniably more famous with a host more published novels and short stories. Nevertheless, Phipps is doing his best to catch up and has a growing […]

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The Dreaming Land by E. P. Clark – Series Review: Books I-III

The Dreaming Land by E. P. Clark – Series Review: Books I-III
3.75

I discovered E. P. Clark a couple years ago when I read (and loved) the first book in the Zemnian series, The Midnight Land. Set about a hundred years later, The Dreaming Land books provide a highly entertaining finish to this series set in a fantasy version of the Russian Empire, in which women hold […]

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Fantasy-Faction Game of Thrones Discussion: Season 8, Episode 6 – “The Iron Throne”

Fantasy-Faction Game of Thrones Discussion: Season 8, Episode 6 – “The Iron Throne” 

*Spoilers*This is the final episode. Spoilers for the entire Game of Thrones series ahead! “The Iron Throne” is a fitting title for the finale of Game of Thrones. For the past eight years, we’ve watched the characters kill and die over this MacGuffin-seat, only to see the chair itself turned into molten slag during the […]

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