The Black Shriving by Phil Tucker
 

The Black Shriving

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Seinen Manga: Maturity in Japanese Manga
 

Seinen Manga: Maturity in Japanese Manga

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Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff
 

Godsgrave

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Seinen Manga: Maturity in Japanese Manga

Seinen Manga: Maturity in Japanese Manga 

There has been much talk around the internet about Japanese form of comics known as manga. Most of the focus is on shounens which are manga aimed at children or rather for younger men and boys, generally from eight to eighteen years of age. Many people don’t realize there is another side of manga. Among […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Gangsters and Crime Lords

Monthly Short Story Winner: Gangsters and Crime Lords 

Al Capone. The Godfather. Kingpin. There are many infamous crime lords in history and pop culture. Your job this month is to bring them into a fantasy setting. They don’t need to be the main character but a crime lord and their underground organization have to play a significant role. Rules: 1. This can be […]

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Trees in Fantasy – Part One: Trees as Symbols

Trees in Fantasy – Part One: Trees as Symbols 

Magic in fantasy, myth and legend usually occurs as a natural phenomenon, with its own place in the world of the story outside of what is created by mankind and civilisation. The connection between magic and nature has been a common theme in fantastical tales since the earliest days of storytelling. Trees, both individually and […]

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Angry Robot New Author & Book Announcement!

Angry Robot New Author & Book Announcement! 

Angry Robot has done it again! They have signed on another amazing writer for their super robot army! Let me hand over the reins so they can tell you all about it. We at Angry Robot are really excited to announce our new author Patrice Sarath! Patrice is an author and editor living in Austin, Texas. […]

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SPFBO3: The Next Five Fall…

SPFBO3: The Next 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 First five fall Second five fall Third five fall And of course you can keep track of everything relating to round one on the SPFBO page on Mark […]

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The Queen of All Crows by Rod Duncan – Cover Reveal and Giveaway

The Queen of All Crows by Rod Duncan – Cover Reveal and Giveaway 

I know Halloween is over, but I bet all you Factioners out there would still love to see another sweet, sweet Angry Robot cover. And I’m positive you would also like an extra special treat afterwards! Well today is your lucky day, because not only do I get to introduce you to some awesome cover […]

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Tough Travels: Mentors

Tough Travels: Mentors 

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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Monthly Short Story Winner: Music

Monthly Short Story Winner: Music 

Music plays a huge part in our lives and so it’s no wonder that it has its part in fantasy too. There are countless ways in which to include it. As a song to set the mood or as a part of your worldbuilding. As the integral theme of the story (and its magic) like […]

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Coping with Reading Guilt in 7 Easy Steps

Coping with Reading Guilt in 7 Easy Steps 

Every year, countless readers suffer from a condition known as Reading Guilt. According to a prominent scientist (or possibly, to no prominent scientists), anxious or time-strapped readers are particularly vulnerable. Sometimes the condition can be so debilitating it actively prevents the reader from reading, which can lead to a dangerous spiral that only further exacerbates […]

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Adding to the To-Be Read: East Asian Fantasy

Adding to the To-Be Read: East Asian Fantasy 

Yesterday we learned a bit about qi and how it relates to fantasy. I found the article fascinating and realized I had read very few books set in/or based on an East Asian setting. So I asked people on Twitter and Facebook to suggest fantasy (and sci-fi, horror, etc.) books they’d read in this setting. […]

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Worlds Within Worlds – Part Five: Qi and Fantasy

Worlds Within Worlds – Part Five: Qi and Fantasy 

Most people associate magic with strange symbols, chanting, and waving a wand around. Dusty books are usually in the picture, along with ritual circles or sacrifices. The mages themselves are usually old men with grey beards—frail but knowledgeable. I’ve already written about them. Compare that kind of magic and mage to qigong and (arguably) its […]

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The Wolf of Oren-yaro by K. S. Villoso – Cover Reveal

The Wolf of Oren-yaro by K. S. Villoso – Cover Reveal 

Today we have author K. S. Villoso with us to talk about her upcoming release, The Wolf of Oren-yaro. I write no-holds-barred character-driven epic fantasy. My stories are usually set in a fully realized fantasy world heavily influenced by Asian cultures (though it also has plenty of the usual fantasy staples), with developed characters and […]

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