The Goddess Project by Bryan Wigmore
 

The Goddess Project

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Ruthanna Emrys Interview – Deep Roots
 

Ruthanna Emrys

Interview - Deep Roots

 
How Ideas Become Stories
 

How Ideas Become Stories

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Browsing all articles by J. C. Kang.

Tree of Ages by Sara Roethle

Tree of Ages by Sara Roethle
4.5

Some books grab you from the get go with breakneck action. Others, with a lovable character in a difficult situation. In many, we are immersed in new, fascinating worlds which don’t follow expected rules. Oftentimes, we get a combination, such as Pee Wee’s Playhouse. In Tree of Ages, by Sara Roethle, we get: a tree. […]

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The A-Zs of Worldbuilding: Building a Fictional World From Scratch by Rebekah Loper

The A-Zs of Worldbuilding: Building a Fictional World From Scratch by Rebekah Loper
4.25

Though I usually don’t confess what I am about to tell you in polite circles, I imagine it will be a badge of honor on Fantasy-Faction: Once upon a time, when Advanced Dungeons & Dragons was still in its first edition, I was a Dungeon Master. One of the greatest joys of being Dungeon Master, […]

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Summerlark Elf by Brandon Draga

Summerlark Elf by Brandon Draga
4

An elf with a mysterious background? Check. A Halfling with a less than reputable profession? Check. A half-elf with parental issues? Check. A dwarf with a pickaxe? Check. All of them coming together to form an adventuring party? CHECK! As an avid Dungeons & Dragons player and DM in my youth, I thoroughly enjoyed listening […]

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Darkstorm by M. L. Spencer

Darkstorm by M. L. Spencer
4.5

My early impression of Darkstorm, the prequel to the Rhenwars Saga series by M. L. Spencer, was that everyone was a magic user; and that in contradiction to the adage, An armed society is a polite society, this dark fantasy’s society of mages was far from polite. About halfway through, I realized that not everyone […]

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Jade City by Fonda Lee

Jade City by Fonda Lee
5

Aficionados of Hong Kong Cinema, hear me out: Imagine Chow Yun-Fat in one of his classic ‘90s Triad movies, but give him the superhuman martial skills from the Show Brothers’ Golden Age of Wuxia. Add in the complex plotting and backstabbing of Game of Thrones, and you have Fonda Lee’s Jade City. I stumbled upon […]

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Fonda Lee Interview – Jade City

Fonda Lee Interview – Jade City 

Today we have a real treat for you! Fonda Lee, author of the Nebula nominated Jade City, is here to speak with us! If you’ve not read Jade City you are missing out. But fear not! On top of today’s interview, we have a review of the novel coming up tomorrow! But before we get […]

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The Reborn King by Michael Miller

The Reborn King by Michael Miller
4

I’m an impulsive book buyer, usually drawn to a shiny cover and 99c sales like my wife is to shoes and handbags. If my one-click finger itched any more, you would think I was Wyatt Earp at the O.K. Corral. It has led to an insurmountable TBR list (and an angry wife who wonders where […]

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Emily R. King Interview – The Hundredth Queen Series

Emily R. King Interview – The Hundredth Queen Series 

Yesterday, J. C. Kang reviewed The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King. Today she was nice enough to stop by and tell us a bit about herself and her work. But first a quick introduction. Emily R. King is a reader of everything and a writer of fantasy. Born in Canada and raised in the […]

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The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King

The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King
5

Emily R. King’s debut novel, The Hundredth Queen, had been gathering digital dust in my Kindle library for months, when something inspired me to finally check it out. That something being $1.99 Audible narration. And an empty audiobook queue. Despite the miserly roots of my inspiration, this epic story was well worth it. Set in […]

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His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik

His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik
4

Napoleonic Wars? Check. Age of Sail naval culture? Check. Hints of Asian civilizations? Check. Dragons? Check. The only thing that could make me want to read His Majesty’s Dragon more would be an Ominous Dark Lord bent on world domination. Oh, wait, there is some short megalomaniac mentioned often in Naomi Novik’s alternate world novel. […]

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The White Song by Phil Tucker

The White Song by Phil Tucker
4

Spoiler Warning: This review contains spoilers for the previews books in the series. Please read with caution if you have yet to finish the rest of the books. It has all been building up to this. At the end of The Iron Circlet, the kragh leader Tharok is beating down on both Kethe and Asho, […]

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The Iron Circlet by Phil Tucker

The Iron Circlet by Phil Tucker
4.5

Spoiler Warning: This review contains spoilers for books 1 – 3 of the Chronicles of the Black Gate series. Please read with caution if you’ve yet to finish the first two, just in case The Iron Circlet’s cover had you buying the books out of order. The Iron Circlet’s cover reveal came around late March […]

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