The Origins of Halloween and its Traditions
 

Origins of Halloween

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Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #6: Our Round One Winner
 

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #6

Our Round One Winner

 
Where Shadows Lie by Allegra Pescatore – SPFBO #6 Semi-Finals Review
 

Where Shadows Lie

SPFBO #6 Semi-Finals Review

 

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Giveaway – The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley

Giveaway – The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley 

In December, our book club will be reading The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley. There has been a lot of buzz about The Mirror Empire this year and I have to confess, I was already extremely excited about the choice because it’s one of my favorite reads of 2014. It also lends its self quite […]

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Fantasy Book Club – November 2014: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Fantasy Book Club – November 2014: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman 

For November, our members have voted to read Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. Under the streets of London there’s a place most people could never even dream of. A city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, knights in armour and pale girls in black velvet. This is the city of the people who have fallen […]

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Fantasy Book Club – October 2014: Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

Fantasy Book Club – October 2014: Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury 

For October, I asked our members to find a great Halloween read. We voted to read Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury. I’m really looking forward to spending my October reading and discussing this one. Hope you can join us! A masterpiece of modern Gothic literature, Something Wicked This Way Comes is the […]

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Fantasy Book Club – September 2014: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North

Fantasy Book Club – September 2014: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North 

For September, our members voted to read The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North. Quite curious about this one, it sounds like a fun change of pace. The extraordinary journey of one unforgettable character – a story of friendship and betrayal, loyalty and redemption, love and loneliness and the inevitable march of […]

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Fantasy Book Club – August 2014: Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

Fantasy Book Club – August 2014: Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan 

For August, our members voted to read Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan. There are a number of great reviews for this one, including one here on Fantasy-Faction where it earned a 9 star rating. I really enjoyed it as well and am quite looking forward to the discussion on it! The Age of Kings […]

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Fantasy Book Club – May 2014: Mayhem by Sarah Pinborough

Fantasy Book Club – May 2014: Mayhem by Sarah Pinborough 

For May, our members voted to read Mayhem by Sarah Pinborough. I’ve seen some great reviews for this one, including on here on Fantasy-Faction where it earned a 10 star rating. I look forward to reading it myself hope a number of people join us. A new killer is stalking the streets of London’s East […]

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Fantasy Book Club – March 2014: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Fantasy Book Club – March 2014: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman 

For March, we were looking for books with a female protagonist. Our book club selected Seraphina by Rachel Hartman. I’ve seen some great reviews for this one, including on here on Fantasy-Faction where it earned a 10 star rating. I look forward to reading it myself and hope a number of people join us. In […]

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Fantasy Book Club – February 2014: Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay

Fantasy Book Club – February 2014: Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay 

For February, our book club has selected The Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay. I have heard so much praise for Kay’s books and that his prose is just a joy to read, so I am really looking forward to finally reading one of his books, and even happier that I get to read […]

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The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley

The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley
3.5

The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley has been getting a lot of attention through social media and blogging sites. As soon as I read about it, I thought it sounded amazing and when I listed in my “books that caught my eye” post on my blog, I wrote: The blurb of The Emperor’s Blades suggests […]

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Fantasy Book Club – January 2014: Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson

Fantasy Book Club – January 2014: Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson 

January is the time for New Year’s resolutions. It’s too early in the year to give up and have excuses, right? Well, our book club read this month is going to be Garden’s of the Moon by Steven Erikson. It’s the start to a very established series in the genre, Malazan Book of the Fallen. […]

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Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
4.5

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie is a very well crafted debut novel. I think the major component that sets it apart is the truly alien feel that you get from Breq’s perspective. Who is Breq? Well, that’s where the story gets interesting. Breq is not used to being an individual as we think of individuals. […]

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Fantasy Book Club – December 2013: Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway

Fantasy Book Club – December 2013: Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway 

Our theme for December was Award Nominees from this year, and our members voted to read Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway. Award List: – Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominee for Best Novel (2013) – Winner of The Kitschies for Red Tentacle (Novel) (2012) Praise: “Angelmaker is another cracking book from Nick Harkaway. It’s a mix of […]

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