Smoke and Stone by Michael R. Fletcher
 

Smoke and Stone

Review

 
Scion RPG 2nd Edition Review – Part Two – Scion: Hero
 

Scion RPG 2nd Edition

Part Two – Scion: Hero

 
An Introduction to Xianxia: LitRPG’s Redheaded Stepsister
 

An Introduction to Xianxia

Article

 

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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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Fantasy-Faction Game of Thrones Discussion: Season 8, Episode 4 – “Last of the Starks”

Fantasy-Faction Game of Thrones Discussion: Season 8, Episode 4 – “Last of the Starks” 

It was the best of times and the worst of times in episode four last Sunday. The show opened with tear-jerking goodbyes and some sorely needed joy and relief from the long strife that has plagued the Seven Kingdoms. Unfortunately, it included one of the most poorly staged battles in the show’s history. Nevertheless, the […]

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Fantasy-Faction Game of Thrones Discussion: Season 8, Episode 3 – “The Long Night”

Fantasy-Faction Game of Thrones Discussion: Season 8, Episode 3 – “The Long Night” 

*Spoilers* Watch through Season 8, Episode 3 before reading! Episode three of GoT’s final season made for a long night indeed. In my case, I had to catch up on episode two (which I had missed while away on vacation) as well as watch episode three, which was so exciting I logged into our discussion […]

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

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

*Spoilers* Watch through Season 8, Episode 1 before reading! In March I posted a poll in the Fantasy-Faction Facebook group asking people to name their all-time favorite fantasy serial (either TV or streaming). HBO’s Game of Thrones ran away with the number one spot, garnering almost twice as many votes as the number two series, […]

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The Blighted City by Scott Kaelen

The Blighted City by Scott Kaelen
4.25

The Blighted City begins with a quest and ends with a beautiful contemplation of filial love, loyalty, duty, and grief in a story that blazes a trail out of standard epic fantasy into a really fresh, original science fantasy narrative. The novel starts with an engaging first chapter in which Maros, a retired mercenary and […]

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Between the Shade and the Shadow by Coleman Alexander

Between the Shade and the Shadow by Coleman Alexander
4.5

Between the Shade and the Shadow has a haunting, fast paced narrative that kept me enchanted from beginning to end. A gripping coming-of-age story about a rebellious adolescent girl and her wolf companion, it’s Island of the Blue Dolphins meets The Golden Compass meets The Hunger Games, except in this case, the heroine isn’t human. […]

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Wraith Knight and Wraith Lord by C. T. Phipps – Double Book Review

Wraith Knight and Wraith Lord by C. T. Phipps – Double Book Review
3.5

Spoiler Warning: This review contains spoilers for book one of the series. Please read with caution if you have yet to finish Wraith Knight. When Wraith Lord, the sequel to C. T. Phipps’ outstanding Wraith Knight, opens, protagonist Jacob Riverson has a few problems: 1. He has two wives, and they’re mad at each other. […]

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El Ministerio del Tiempo (Ministry of Time) – TV Series Review

El Ministerio del Tiempo (Ministry of Time) – TV Series Review 

I am a sucker for costume dramas. If a show involves somebody wearing farthingales, I will give it a try, and I’ll usually hang in there even if it’s not that great. Usually on the stationary bike, I’ll pedal along, admiring fashions, upholstery, and candelabras. I’ve watched my share of mediocre historical dramas and fantasies, […]

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