Author’s Debrief: The Godserfs Series – Guest Blog by N. S. Dolkart
 

Author’s Debrief: The Godserfs Series

Guest Blog by N. S. Dolkart

 
2018 British Fantasy Award Winners Announced!
 

British Fantasy Award Winners Announced!

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Author’s Debrief: The Godserfs Series – Guest Blog by N. S. Dolkart

Author’s Debrief: The Godserfs Series – Guest Blog by N. S. Dolkart 

N. S. Dolkart’s journey from debut author to finisher-of-first-series is finally nigh, as this month he published the last in the Gemmell Award-nominated Godserfs series, an epic fantasy series with Jewish theology at its heart, reminiscent of the work of C. S. Lewis. Here, Dolkart reflects on his experiences from publication of the first book […]

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2018 British Fantasy Award Winners Announced!

2018 British Fantasy Award Winners Announced! 

The winners for the 2018 British Fantasy Awards were announced today! Here is the list of the winners and nominees that made it this year’s short list. If you’ve not read everyone on this list, we suggest you check them out. You won’t be disappointed! Best Anthology * New Fears, ed. Mark Morris (Titan Books) […]

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Of Lead and Plastic: Tabletop Wargaming In 2018

Of Lead and Plastic: Tabletop Wargaming In 2018 

Wargaming and miniatures games have got a pretty bad rep in the past for being dry, intense and hard to enjoy. However, if the stereotypes were ever true, they aren’t now. Whether you’re interested in recreating the Battle of Helm’s Deep or sending a few brave adventurers into a dungeon, there’s never been a better […]

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A Toast To Fantasy Romance – Guest Blog by Anna Kashina

A Toast To Fantasy Romance – Guest Blog by Anna Kashina 

Fantasy-Faction is delighted to announce that Angry Robot is due to publish Ironbloods, a new fantasy romance series from Anna Kashina, next year! The first novel in the series, Shadowblade, will be released in May 2019. Naia dreams of becoming a Jaihar Blademaster, but after assaulting a teacher, her future seems ruined. The timely intervention […]

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Self-Publishing Fantasy Blog-Off #4: Another Five Fall

Self-Publishing Fantasy Blog-Off #4: Another Five Fall 

* Disclaimer * Writing and reading are subjective arts. What some folks will absolutely love, others will dislike. It is a bit like Marmite in the UK – normal people dislike it intensely, but some weird folks actually enjoy the taste of warm road surface with fresh roadkill upon their tongue. To each their own, […]

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The Midderlands – OSR Setting Mega Review

The Midderlands – OSR Setting Mega Review 

This review includes The Midderlands, The Midderlands Expanded and the Midderlands GM Screen created by Glynn Seal, Edwin Nagy and Mark Nolan of MonkeyBlood Design. Disclaimer: I bought a copy of The Midderlands but received review copies of The Midderlands Expanded and the Midderlands GM Screen. The Midderlands is an indie Old School Renaissance tabletop […]

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Terry Pratchett and the Fantastical Power of Similes

Terry Pratchett and the Fantastical Power of Similes 

Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series is celebrated by fantasy readers around the world for its wit, humour, and worldbuilding. Those who enjoy the series, myself included, cannot deny the vividness of Pratchett’s imaginary world, so magically crafted with words and so carefully balanced on the back of a turtle in space. An entire essay could be […]

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James Jakins – Author Spotlight

James Jakins – Author Spotlight 

I discovered James Jakins and his work when I read an article about last year’s Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO). I’m always on the lookout for great indie and self-published authors to add to my massive TBR mountain. In this case, one book caught my attention above all. I know they say you should never judge […]

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Self-Publishing Fantasy Blog-Off #4: Fall of the Second Five

Self-Publishing Fantasy Blog-Off #4: Fall of the Second Five 

* Disclaimer * Writing and reading are subjective arts. What some folks will absolutely love, others will dislike. It is a bit like Marmite in the UK – normal people dislike it intensely, but some weird folks actually enjoy the taste of warm road surface with fresh roadkill upon their tongue. To each their own, […]

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It’s Agent Week!

It’s Agent Week! 

UPDATE: Agent week is over! Thanks to our awesome agents and factioners for making it a huge success! Head over to our Facebook group to read all the questions and responses! If you’re an aspiring writer, dreaming of a publishing deal and one sacred day of seeing your hard work on the shelf at your […]

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Critical Role Is A Natural 20 Of A Good Time

Critical Role Is A Natural 20 Of A Good Time 

“How do you want to do this?” is a phrase that’s branded on t-shirts and hoodies, stickers and scarves. It’s hinted at around gaming tables, talked about on the Internet, and usually followed by screams of joy once a certain dungeon master says it during a game. The game is Dungeons & Dragons; the DM, […]

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Character Development: Character Death and the Ultimate Sacrifice

Character Development: Character Death and the Ultimate Sacrifice 

Killing a character in your novel is a tried and true method for advancing your plot. Allegiances are torn, revenge is sought, kingdoms fall apart. Character death feels as essential to the fantasy genre as magic—perhaps more-so. But in a narrative sense, is death really the “ultimate” sacrifice? The most effective character deaths are those […]

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