A Guide to Banking in Fantasyland
 

A Guide to Banking in Fantasyland

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Kingfisher by Patricia A. McKillip
 

Kingfisher

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The Builders by Daniel Polansky
 

The Builders

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A Guide to Banking in Fantasyland

A Guide to Banking in Fantasyland 

This article may contain mild spoilers – though not what I would consider story-breaking spoilers – for The Folding Knife by K.J. Parker, Making Money by Terry Pratchett and Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie. These are tough times, and everyone needs a little help with the big decisions. Not sure which bank to choose? […]

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Bloodmage by Stephen Aryan – Cover Reveal

Bloodmage by Stephen Aryan – Cover Reveal 

It seems this is cover reveal week on Fantasy-Faction! Today with have the pleasure of revealing the second book in Stephen Aryan’s Age of Darkness series: Bloodmage. The first book, Battlemage, featured a fireball slinging wizard. Bloodmage’s cover follows the theme of battle with a more traditional weapon. But before we reveal the main attraction, […]

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A Darker Shade of Magic – TV Series!?

A Darker Shade of Magic – TV Series!? 

Some exciting news landed on our desks today: V.E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade Of Magic, which we named as one of our best books of 2015, has been picked up for a television adaption. Interestingly, the production company who has acquired the rights are the same people as are behind London Has Fallen, the sequel to […]

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Emma Newman’s Split Worlds – New Cover Designs

Emma Newman’s Split Worlds – New Cover Designs 

We are big fans of Emma Newman here on Fantasy-Faction. Back in the olden times of 2013 we were lucky enough to host a short story from her Split Worlds universe as a lead up to the release of Between Two Thorns. We were also able to do the cover reveal for the second Split […]

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Fantasy Titles On Our Radar: February 2016 Edition

Fantasy Titles On Our Radar: February 2016 Edition 

Welcome to the second edition of ‘On Our Radar’, your guide to Fantasy titles being release in the month ahead. Looking at the quality of titles this month, doesn’t it make you a little sad that it’s pretty much impossible to read everything being released these days? I guess it’s all about choosing what you pickup carefully […]

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The Top 15 Tweets & Top 7 Blog Posts from Robert Jackson Bennett

The Top 15 Tweets & Top 7 Blog Posts from Robert Jackson Bennett 

Top 15 Tweets The Twitter-feed of Robert Jackson Bennett is a wondrous, but dangerous place to spend time. If you follow Robert in addition to another 1000 or so people, the normality and reason of the masses will likely dilute the strangeness and zaniness of Robert’s feed to the extent there will be no lasting damage […]

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Cover Reveal: Joe Abercrombie’s ‘Half A War’

Cover Reveal: Joe Abercrombie’s ‘Half A War’ 

When Joe Abercrombie announced that he would be working on a ‘Young Adult’ series of novels a few years back, no one really knew what to expect. Would the books turn out to be watered down versions of his First Law novels? Would they end up being too tame for current readers to enjoy? Too […]

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MIGHT EVIL PREVAIL? FANTASIES THAT THREATEN AN UNHAPPY ENDING

MIGHT EVIL PREVAIL? FANTASIES THAT THREATEN AN UNHAPPY ENDING 

In fantasy novels, the ‘good’ characters are usually facing overwhelmingly bad odds. Whether it’s a dark lord, a corrupt monarchy, a horde of living dead or an army of supernatural beings, an evil force is always looming, and it’s up to our out-numbered and out-gunned heroes and heroines to stop it. As readers, we’re waiting […]

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Cover Reveal for Jay Kristoff’s Nevernight

Cover Reveal for Jay Kristoff’s Nevernight 

Wayyyyyyyyyyy back in 2012 I was lucky enough to be sent an advanced copy of a strange fantasy/martial arts/steampunk-hybrid called Stormdancer. I enjoyed that book and gave it a favourable review, but the beautiful prose, the complex story, the kickass female lead and Jay Kristoff’s seamless ability to merge/cross genres led me to believe he would go on […]

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Frances Hardinge wins Costa Award

Frances Hardinge wins Costa Award 

For the first time since Phillip Pullman’s The Amber Spyglass in 2001, a Children’s book has won The Costa Book Award. That book is The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge and it is the seventh novel from the author who has made a career writing fantastically diverse and unusual books where important issues and ideas are […]

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Secret Mistborn Novella – Jan 30th!

Secret Mistborn Novella – Jan 30th! 

This post has been updated as Brandon Sanderson has released further details about Mistborn: Secret History following the launch of The Bands of Mourning. The story begins a few weeks ago when Amazon accidentally leaked the last few pages of The Bands of Mourning online. Within these final pages was a Postscript from the author. It […]

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Will a Small Press add value? 6 things to consider.

Will a Small Press add value? 6 things to consider. 

If you are a self-published author, there are times where you will feel overwhelmed. Not only do you have to write your book, but you need to arrange for it to be edited, find and direct a cover artist, arrange methods for your manuscript to be printed and/or formatted as an ebook, decide upon how to distribute it, […]

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