Blackwing by Ed McDonald
 

Blackwing

Review

 
Worlds Within Worlds – Part Three: Old Grey Beards
 

Worlds Within Worlds

Part Three: Old Grey Beards

 
Games Wizards Play by Diane Duane
 

Games Wizards Play

Review

 

Browsing all articles by Laura M. Hughes.

The Death and Life of Schneider Wrack by Nate Crowley

The Death and Life of Schneider Wrack by Nate Crowley
4.5

I first encountered the mad genius that is Nate Crowley via an article on Tor.com last year. In it, the author spoke of how the ocean inspired in him a sense of both wonder and dread; his morbid (and nightmare-inducing) fascination with this topic resonated with my own, and naturally I made a beeline for […]

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Tough Travels: Strongholds

Tough Travels: Strongholds 

At the start of every month, Fantasy-Faction will lead you (yes, YOU!) on a tour of the fantasy genre. From high to low, from classics to new releases, from epic to urban; each month, we will guide you in search of a different trope, theme or cliché. Lest we become lost, we’ll be referring to […]

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SPFBO3: The First Five Fall…

SPFBO3: The First Five Fall… 

The Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off officially began on July 1st! In case you missed it, here’s what Fantasy-Faction has posted so far: Our announcement Introducing round one Cover contest winners And of course you can keep track of everything relating to round one on the SPFBO page on Mark Lawrence’s blog. HUGE thanks to my fellow SPFBO judges […]

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Tough Travels: Adepts

Tough Travels: Adepts 

At the start of every month, Fantasy-Faction will lead you (yes, YOU!) on a tour of the fantasy genre. From high to low, from classics to new releases, from epic to urban; each month, we will guide you in search of a different trope, theme or cliché. Lest we become lost, we’ll be referring to The […]

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SPFBO3: Cover Contest!

SPFBO3: Cover Contest! 

The Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (#SPFBO) 3 is set to begin on July 1! Read all about it on Mark Lawrence’s blog, or check out our rundown of how Fantasy-Faction will be handling Round One! Last year’s cover contest was a huge success. Each of the ten bloggers nominated the top three covers from their batch […]

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Cover Reveal for Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng

Cover Reveal for Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng 

Fantasy-Faction is excited to host the cover reveal for Jeannette Ng’s Under the Pendulum Sun! Due out in October 2017 from our friends at Angry Robot, Under the Pendulum Sun is a creepy, dark gothic fantasy in which missionaries visit fairyland to spread the word of the Lord. What they don’t bank on however, is […]

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The Blood-Tainted Winter by T. L. Greylock

The Blood-Tainted Winter by T. L. Greylock
4.5

“Dark are the hearts of men, and easily tempted.” Raef Skallagrim is not a happy bunny. All he wants to do is go on a sea trip with his mates. He’s been looking forward to all it entails for ages: drinking, raiding, pillaging, ‘boys will be boys’ fun and games. Making memories, y’know? But Raef […]

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The SPFBO: Introducing Round One!

The SPFBO: Introducing Round One! 

So, here we are again. The Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (#SPFBO) 3 is set to begin on July 1! Read all about it on Mark Lawrence’s blog, or check out our own announcement here. For now, here’s a rundown of how Fantasy-Faction will be handling Round One. As you know, 300 competing titles have now been […]

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The Emerald Blade by Steven Kelliher

The Emerald Blade by Steven Kelliher
4

Eight months ago, I wrote a (fairly critical) review of Valley of Embers, the first book in Steven Kelliher’s Landkist cycle. Kelliher’s debut, I felt, had a solid and interesting premise which was somewhat let down by its execution. However, I also felt that: ‘. . . the more successful indie authors are those who […]

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Tough Travels: Non-Human Heroes

Tough Travels: Non-Human Heroes 

At the start of every month, Fantasy-Faction will lead you (yes, YOU!) on a tour of the fantasy genre. From high to low, from classics to new releases, from epic to urban; each month, we will guide you in search of a different trope, theme or cliché. Lest we become lost, we’ll be referring to The […]

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Cold Counsel by Chris Sharp

Cold Counsel by Chris Sharp
4.5

A troll, a night-hag and an undead goblin walk into a bar. What? Oh, it’s not a joke. It’s how the post-credits scene would look if Chris Sharp’s novel were a Marvel movie instead of a book. Slud of the Blood Claw Clan, Bringer of Troubles, was born at the heart of the worst storm […]

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Spiderlight by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Spiderlight by Adrian Tchaikovsky
4

So, that Adrian Tchaikovsky is a clever bloke. He tricked me (and plenty of others, no doubt) into thinking Spiderlight was a tropey, cliched, rose-tinted throwback to the ‘good old days’ of D&D. You know the days: when men were men and spiders were spiders and women were damsels in distress and mages were all […]

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