Symbols: A Vital Worldbuilding Tool
 

Symbols: A Vital Worldbuilding Tool

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Waylander by David Gemmell
 

Waylander

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Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch
 

Foxglove Summer

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Symbols: A Vital Worldbuilding Tool

Symbols: A Vital Worldbuilding Tool 

A few days before writing this post, an old acquaintance reached out to me by text to wish me a happy new year. I texted her back, asking how her year has been so far. She replied with a poop emoticon. And I understood immediately. My acquaintance was able to answer my question with sentiment […]

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Roads Go Ever Ever On

Roads Go Ever Ever On 

Something important is ending as we speak; the end of an era of not only entertainment, not just a story, but our invited cinematic access to a deep, rich and vivid world. I’m talking about Middle Earth. I wouldn’t even necessarily say I’m talking about The Hobbit as a movie, or an adaptation, either. Rather, […]

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What Makes a Good Badass?

What Makes a Good Badass? 

Everyone loves a good badass, and, let’s admit it, our genre is full of them! But what makes a successful badass and how do they fit into our stories? Well, first off, it’s worth noting that this is going to be an extremely subjective article, as what works for one reader will never work for […]

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Underground Fantasy – Part Three: Tunnels and Secret Passageways

Underground Fantasy – Part Three: Tunnels and Secret Passageways 

So far in this series we’ve wandered through caves, dungeons, tombs and enclosed mazes to find out what makes underground fantasy settings so atmospheric and alluring. In the third and final article on this theme we will look at tunnels and secret passageways as a means of connecting all these subterranean settings together. Discussing their […]

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Harry Potter gets a new look in upcoming ‘Deluxe’ Editions

Harry Potter gets a new look in upcoming ‘Deluxe’ Editions 

Bloomsbury Publishing has revealed a new look for Harry Potter and his wizarding world. They come with the announcement that the publishing firm are working on a new deluxe hardback edition of the book that will be loaded with 110 full-colour illustrations and a unique cover done by renowned artist, Jim Kay (a Kate Greenaway […]

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Plotting The A-Team Way

Plotting The A-Team Way 

< Dum Dum Du Du De Dum (you’ll just have imagine the tune) > In 1972 a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they […]

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Three Years In The Monkey House. Guest Blog by Gareth L. Powell

Three Years In The Monkey House. Guest Blog by Gareth L. Powell 

Sometimes as a child I would lie in bed and worry what would happen if, in the morning, I awoke with no memory of lying in bed worrying. Would I still be the same person or would I have changed? If memories make us who we are, what happens when we forget doing or thinking […]

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Elements of Fantasy: Elves

Elements of Fantasy: Elves 

Ever glimpsed a spark of light moving around fertile trees? You experienced the sight for picking up on elf activity. Elves are angelic tree-spirits that reside side by side with angels in heaven. Although they originated in Germany, their sprits migrated across Europe, into Scandinavia and through Great Britain. Iceland has the largest population of […]

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Enduring War: The Continuing Allure of Warhammer

Enduring War: The Continuing Allure of Warhammer 

Warhammer – you’ll probably know it for its long list of computer games, its plethora of licensed novels, or the venerable tabletop battle game itself. Almost certainly you’ll have seen some of the finely-detailed miniatures the company is renowned for. You may even have stepped into one of the iconic Games Workshop stores that cater […]

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Most Anticipated Sci-Fi / Fantasy Movies of 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Most Anticipated Sci-Fi / Fantasy Movies of 2015, 2016 and 2017. 

It has been a strong few years for Epic (depending how you judge Avatar & The Hobbit), Urban and Dystopian Fantasy movies. It probably stemmed from the Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings franchises, but has been taken to a whole new level by Twilight and Marvel’s array of hits. To be honest, […]

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Firefight by Brandon Sanderson – Exclusive First Chapter Excerpt!

Firefight by Brandon Sanderson – Exclusive First Chapter Excerpt! 

We at Fantasy-Faction have long been huge fans of Brandon Sanderson. And how could we not? With a catalog of over 15 full length novels in 8+ series, besides his novellas and short stories and his work on the end of the Wheel of Time, if you’re not a fan of one of his books, there’s bound […]

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Fantasy-Faction: Reddit’s Best Fantasy Site 2014!

Fantasy-Faction: Reddit’s Best Fantasy Site 2014! 

Today we received some exciting news: Fantasy-Faction has been selected by the Reddit community as Fantasy Website of 2014! When I started Fantasy-Faction it was because I wanted to share my passion for fantasy novels. I was sitting at home on a daily basis exploring incredible new worlds, stumbling across amazing beings and having unforgettable adventures. […]

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