Sara C. Roethle Interview – The Witch of Shadowmarsh
 

Sara C. Roethle

Interview - The Witch of Shadowmarsh

 
The Lore of Prometheus by Graham Austin-King – Cover Reveal & Excerpt!
 

The Lore of Prometheus

Cover Reveal & Excerpt!

 
Wraith Knight and Wraith Lord by C. T. Phipps – Double Book Review
 

Wraith Knight and Wraith Lord

Double Book Review

 

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

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

Self-Published 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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Chasing Graves by Ben Galley – Cover Reveal & Guest Blog

Chasing Graves by Ben Galley – Cover Reveal & Guest Blog 

I’m a firm believer that cover art is part and parcel of the book – conjoined twins impossible to separate. The cover plays an important role. It represents the words inside a book, communicates genre, indicates quality, and is ultimately responsible for attracting the eye of the reader. It’s got a vital job, and although […]

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Elements of Fantasy: Owls

Elements of Fantasy: Owls 

Of all the bird species, owls have a unique talent for scaring the dickens out of people. They hide during the day and bellow haunting hoots throughout the night. Owls can have a panoramic view of the landscape by rotating their necks like possessed teens. They can stare down the fiercest creatures, which makes them […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Maiden, Mother, Crone

Monthly Short Story Winner: Maiden, Mother, Crone 

The depiction of women in fantasy is a controversial, fascinating, and ongoing topic. This month we had our entrants write a story about women. Specifically, we wanted a story with at least two main characters/POVs and those two had to be picked from the aspects of the triple goddess: maiden/virgin, mother, and crone. This didn’t […]

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Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #4: The Fall of the First Five

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #4: The Fall of the First 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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