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Heroes vs Superheroes

Heroes vs Superheroes 

Greetings, Faction readers!  If my writing seems muffled, it is because I write to you from beneath a pile of boxes, books, and clothing, as I frantically prepare for my pending immigration into Canada. Today I would like to dig into subjects addressed in my colleague Tegan Beechey’s excellent article on the trend towards dark […]

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Diablo III Review

Diablo III Review
3.5

Here it is. After 10 long years of waiting, Diablo III was unleashed upon the gaming world on May 15, 2012. Millions of players signed on to battle the legions of Hell and save the land known as Sanctuary. Records were shattered, and Blizzard Entertainment’s coffers, already swollen with World of Warcraft profits, overflowed even […]

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The Witcher 1 & 2

The Witcher 1 & 2
4.5

Monster slayer, mutant, mercenary, butcher, hero; these terms have all been used to describe Geralt of Rivia, protagonist and star of The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Based on the works of Polish fantasy author Andrzej Sapkowski and developed by the likewise Polish game studio CD Projekt RED, the Witcher games have […]

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Writers vs Readers

Writers vs Readers 

Greetings, Faction Readers! I wish I had time to write to you more often, as my ravings on here always seem to get such good and insightful commentary. Alas, real life (such as starting life in a new country) has continued to assail my every waking moment, leaving little time to share my thoughts(?) with […]

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Devilish Details

Devilish Details 

Greetings to you all! This is my first article of 2012 and also my first article in a few months. These past months conspired against all my free time, loading me up with work and other responsibilities that kept me from contributing my biweekly ravings. Truthfully, I remember little of this so-called ‘December’ other than […]

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Choose Your Own Adventure: Books vs RPGs

Choose Your Own Adventure: Books vs RPGs 

Anyone else remember Choose Your Own Adventure books? I can remember spending hours in the school library repeatedly devouring the dozen or so CYOA books in the collection, trying every possible permutation of each story. It was so fascinating to my pre-adolescent mind that I was able to decide where the story went next. Sometimes […]

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The Kobalos Trilogy by Ty Johnston

The Kobalos Trilogy by Ty Johnston
3.5

Kron Darkbow seeks vengeance, and he plans to have it no matter the costs. Returning to the city of his birth after 15 years, he hunts down the wizard responsible for the deaths of those he loved only to find out another was responsible for the murders. That other is Belgad the Liar, a former […]

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Conan The Enigma

Conan The Enigma 

Greetings Faction Readers! I write to you tonight from my new home in Ontario, observing a curious local ritual this evening by which I spend my time chasing urchins, inexplicably demanding free candy, away from my doorstep. The little beasts are persistent and I have been forced to inevitably throw some token chocolate (the kind […]

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Written In Blood: A Look At Violence In Fantasy

Written In Blood: A Look At Violence In Fantasy 

The biggest fantasy series right now, and easily the biggest since J.R.R Tolkien first uttered “Hobbit,” is George R.R. Martin’ s A Song of Ice and Fire. From the Wall to King’s Landing, the series is epic in scope, rich in history, deep in character, and drenched in blood. Despite my appreciation of Martin’s transcendent […]

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The Riyria Revelations by Michael J. Sullivan

The Riyria Revelations by Michael J. Sullivan
4

Hello again, Faction readers! First of all, I want to say thank you to everyone who read my first article on Peter V. Brett. I really appreciated all the comments, especially those that disagreed with my take on his works! I enjoy hearing different opinions and it shows how differently we all can interpret the […]

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The Character Building of Peter V. Brett

The Character Building of Peter V. Brett 

Greetings, Fantasy-Faction readers! As one of the newest members of the team, I would like to take this opportunity to thank both the overlords of the site as well as you fine folks for the chance to rant regularly about the current state of awesomeness that is fantasy fiction. Seriously, have you read this stuff? […]

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