Chronicles of Ancient Darkness by Michelle Paver – Series Review
 

Chronicles of Ancient Darkness

Series Review

 
A Fantasy Geek’s Guide to YouTube: Vampires
 

A Fantasy Geek’s Guide to YouTube

Vampires

 
Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
 

Review

 

Browsing all articles by Dan Hanks.

Alan Baxter Interview

Alan Baxter Interview 

From humble (but rather excellent) self-published beginnings, British/Australian author Alan Baxter has established himself as a widely respected writer—and excitingly has a new series coming out from Harper Voyager in the next couple of months. After reviewing his first two books (RealmShift and MageSign) recently, I have the good fortune to be able to give […]

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MageSign by Alan Baxter

MageSign by Alan Baxter
4.25

Last month I reviewed the excellent RealmShift by Alan Baxter, an author in Australia who we’ll be seeing a whole lot more of in the future, after he recently signed a three-book deal with Harper Voyager (to be released later this year)! RealmShift left me with a lot to think about. Not only a thrilling […]

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RealmShift by Alan Baxter

RealmShift by Alan Baxter
4

I’ve been following British/Australian author Alan Baxter online for a while now. He’s one of a group of very passionate and talented writers in the land down under doing great things. So when he put the word out for reviewers for his two earliest novels—his first being self-published back in 2006, then picked up by […]

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Reaper’s Touch by Eleri Stone

Reaper’s Touch by Eleri Stone
4

I’m a big fan of romance. I believe in love at first sight, flowers, and date nights (even if it’s just an hour out of the house, simply to get a break from the kids). However, when it comes to reading science-fiction and fantasy, I don’t find myself straying too close to the ‘romance’ sub-category. […]

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The Whatnot by Stefan Bachmann

The Whatnot by Stefan Bachmann
5

I can only imagine that after writing an astonishing debut novel (and one of Fantasy-Faction’s best of 2013), it would be difficult to maintain such high quality in any subsequent books. The pressure must be immense. There is no way but down, right? Thankfully author Stefan Bachmann neatly sidesteps this problem with The Whatnot, the […]

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Stefan Bachmann Interview

Stefan Bachmann Interview 

Last month I reviewed the outstanding debut steampunk-fantasy novel The Peculiar. After gushing in embarrassing fashion to its author, Stefan Bachmann, about how much I loved it, he was kind enough to agree to an interview! You started writing The Peculiar when you were 16. What do you remember of that day? What was it […]

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The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann

The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann
4.75

The Peculiar is one of the best books I’ve ever read. That’s the short version of this review. You shouldn’t need to read any more. Just go buy a copy and experience it for yourself. However, for the rest of you that need a little more convincing… Immediately after steamrolling through the second half of […]

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Adina West Interview

Adina West Interview 

After last month’s review of the excellent urban/paranormal fantasy Dark Child, today we chat about the book and writing in general with fabulous Australian author, Adina West. Let’s get the hard question out of the way first. Dark Child is a novel about vampires and at least one werewolf. Do the obvious Twilight comparisons bother […]

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Dark Child (Omnibus Edition) by Adina West

Dark Child (Omnibus Edition) by Adina West
4.25

Urban/paranormal fantasy? Female protagonist? Vampires and werewolves? I know what you’re thinking. It’s going to be tough to get through this without making the obvious comparison. So I won’t even try. Twilight happened. For good or for ill, let’s accept it and move on. Still with me? Good. You won’t be sorry. The last time […]

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Sara Megibow Interview – Part Three

Sara Megibow Interview – Part Three 

Welcome to the third and final part of our interview with Sara Megibow of the Nelson Literary Agency, where we talk fantasy specifics. With amazing clients in the genre such as Michael R. Underwood (Geekomancy), Betsy Dornbusch (Exile), Eleri Stone (the upcoming Reaper’s Touch), and Steve Vera (the Drynn series)—as well as those mentioned earlier […]

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Sara Megibow Interview – Part Two

Sara Megibow Interview – Part Two 

Welcome to Part II of our interview with literary agent Sara Megibow of the Nelson Literary Agency. If you missed Part I you can read it here. Today we talk about publicity and how authors might handle it, how she finds the perfect publisher fit for a book, and—thanks to the increasing success of self-publishing—whether […]

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Sara Megibow Interview – Part One

Sara Megibow Interview – Part One 

I was pretty excited the day I discovered writers were cool enough to have agents. Akin to a bookish James Bond, a literary agent sounded like someone the recluse in me needed to take on the world as a successful author. Between the two of us, we’d face down the evil publishing house and its […]

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