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Dungeons and Dragons – An Adventure in Two Worlds

Dungeons and Dragons – An Adventure in Two Worlds 

Kenric awoke to the smell of his own urine. Sweet and acrid. He raised a hand to his head and massaged his temples. The thumping ache behind his eyes, threatening to push them clear of their sockets, and a throat more parched than the Calim Desert combined with the burning need to pee once more […]

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Locked Up Abroad: Lessons From the Streets of Fantasy – Guest Blog by K. S. Villoso

Locked Up Abroad: Lessons From the Streets of Fantasy – Guest Blog by K. S. Villoso 

You ever wonder if a fantasy novel can actually help you survive in a real life situation? I don’t mean teach you about sword-fighting and how to slay dragons, or brew your own magic potions to help you teleport out of dicey situations. I’m talking about something more realistic, such as how to survive in […]

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Fantasy-Faction’s Best Fantasy Books of 2017

Fantasy-Faction’s Best Fantasy Books of 2017 

2017 was a heck of a year! And we mean that we a giant *SIGH* right after it. But while the world around us seem to darken as the year went by, in the universe of fantasy fiction there were hundreds of new stars born to lighten our paths! It was a great year for […]

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Small Press, Big Stories – 2017 In Review

Small Press, Big Stories – 2017 In Review 

While the world goes to hell in a handcart, it’s still been a heck of a year in fantasy fiction. And small and independent presses have definitely had their fair share of the highlights! Grimbold Books won Best Independent Press at the British Fantasy Awards, of course, and though their output this year has been […]

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SPFBO Finalist Review: Chaos Trims my Beard by Brett Herman

SPFBO Finalist Review: Chaos Trims my Beard by Brett Herman 

The SPFBO team here at Fantasy Faction (G. R. Matthews, James Latimer, Kitvaria Sarene, Michael Everest and myself) have been through something of a turbulent decision-making process during these past few weeks. While choosing this year’s finalist we found ourselves torn between three equally very good books. Marina Finlayson’s Stolen Magic (our second place finalist) […]

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SPFBO Review: Stolen Magic by Marina Finlayson

SPFBO Review: Stolen Magic by Marina Finlayson 

Stolen Magic is a fun, compelling and well paced urban fantasy tale which almost – almost! – became our Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off finalist. Finlayson’s novel – a story of supernatural forces, gods and monsters in modern-day Australia – is alternatively reminiscent of Paternus (Fantasy Faction’s SPFBO finalist last year), Kate Daniels, and Mercy Thompson. Of the five […]

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SPFBO Review: Wings of Justice by Michael-Scott Earle

SPFBO Review: Wings of Justice by Michael-Scott Earle 

Michael-Scott Earle is one of the more well-known names to have entered the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off this year. That Wings of Justice made it so far in the competition (we’re officially declaring it our third place runner up) is perhaps unsurprising; but while the SPFBO team here at Fantasy Faction enjoyed Earle’s entry quite a […]

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Books You Should Buy With Your Holiday Money

Books You Should Buy With Your Holiday Money 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Factioners! At this festive time of year whether you celebrate Yule, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or any other December holidays, you may end up facing a dilemma that is known far and wide within the SFF universe: What books should you spend your gift cards on?? Earlier this month we asked […]

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SPFBO Review: Clearwater Dawn by Scott Fitzgerald Gray

SPFBO Review: Clearwater Dawn by Scott Fitzgerald Gray 

Clearwater Dawn is a tightly-woven, almost claustrophobic mystery-adventure tale, focusing on the role of one pivotal minor player in major affairs. It features a lot of traditional tropes (a princess, a stable-boy, political intrigue, assassins) but is definitely a grown-up rather than YA story (in theme – I don’t want to imply it’s X- or […]

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Help Us Choose The Best Fantasy Books of 2017!

Help Us Choose The Best Fantasy Books of 2017! 

2017 was a heck of a year wasn’t it? Unforgettable! One that we’ll remember for a long- No, no. Please don’t cry. We know this year has tried to beat us all to hell, but there must have been some good in it right? Right?? Of course we’re right. But it was certainly not thanks […]

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Smoke Eaters by Sean Grigsby – Cover Reveal + Excerpt

Smoke Eaters by Sean Grigsby – Cover Reveal + Excerpt 

If you read Fantasy-Faction there is a high chance you like dragons. We sure do! We even made our mascot a dragon (her name is Scarlette btw). <3 So, we’re sure you’ll- What? You say dragons in fantasy are overplayed? While we heartily disagree, this is not the first time we’ve heard this particular complaint. […]

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SPFBO Review: The Tale of Gurion Thricebound by Angela Holder

SPFBO Review: The Tale of Gurion Thricebound by Angela Holder 

Gurion is a long book. I need to get that out there right now. Definitely one of the longest I have ever read for the SPFBO, and I’ve been at this three years. That’s … erm… 90 books or so. I probably also need to say that the writing, the sentence structure, is smooth and […]

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