Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
 

Strange the Dreamer

Review

 
Monthly Short Story Winner: Apocalypse
 

Monthly Short Story Winner

“Everything in Frame”

 
David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Morningstar Award
 

Morningstar Award

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The Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off 3: So It Begins . . .

The Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off 3: So It Begins . . . 

Last week saw the exciting kick-off of the THIRD Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (#SPFBO), with nearly 250 novels submitted in the first four days of the announcement. As of May 7th, there are still around 50 spots left in the SPFBO3. If you’re planning on entering – HURRY! (Edited to add: the contest is full and submissions […]

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Cover Reveal for THE EMERALD BLADE by Steven Kelliher

Cover Reveal for THE EMERALD BLADE by Steven Kelliher 

Back in August 2016, Steven Kelliher surprised the indie scene with his self-published debut novel, Valley of Embers.  Introducing readers to the LANDKIST universe (where flame-wielding warriors known as Embers struggle in dwindling numbers to defend their homes from the Darkness), Valley of Embers was widely regarded as a solid and highly competent debut. Though Fantasy-Faction didn’t find it […]

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Cover Reveal for PRINCESS OF BLOOD by TOM LLOYD

Cover Reveal for PRINCESS OF BLOOD by TOM LLOYD 

So here it is: the cover of Princess of Blood in all its monstery goodness. After the brilliant Stranger of Tempest cover we of course went back to Jon McCoy to do this one too and I think you’ll agree it’s a cracker – artwork to grab you by the throat! Before the throat grabbing […]

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The Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Shortlist 2017

The Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Shortlist 2017 

Voting on the shortlists closes on Friday 2nd June. Cast your votes on the David Gemmell Awards official website HERE. The awards will be presented on the 15th July 2017, at the Edge-Lit 6 event in Derby. Be there or be…not there? Elsewhere? Somewhere? Blood has been spilled. Blades have been dulled. Bones have been […]

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2016 Aurealis Award Winners

2016 Aurealis Award Winners 

The winners of the 2016 Aurealis Awards were announced on Friday as part of the Swancon Convention in Perth, Australia. Congratulations to all the finalists and winners! For those who don’t know them, the Aurealis Awards are the leading speculative fiction awards in Australia, and have been recognising the works of fantasy, science fiction and […]

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UK Cover Reveal for Ed McDonald’s ‘Blackwing’

UK Cover Reveal for Ed McDonald’s ‘Blackwing’ 

I first heard that Ed McDonald had written a book through our Facebook Group… He happened to be a member and commented about having recently won a book contract. I followed Ed’s posts for a while and they all proved he was someone passionate about the genre and who obviously had real knowledge on the darker […]

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Cover Reveal & Extract for ‘LOST BOY’ by CHRISTINA HENRY

Cover Reveal & Extract for ‘LOST BOY’ by CHRISTINA HENRY 

If you’ve been keeping up with the recent retellings of Alice by Christina Henry, you will surely be excited to hear that she is set to release a new version of Peter Pan. For those who haven’t picked up Alice or it’s sequel The Red Queen yet, much of the story matches the original (the same white rabbit […]

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Cover Reveal for ‘The Seven’ by Peter Newman

Cover Reveal for ‘The Seven’ by Peter Newman 

If you’ve read our reviews for The Vagrant and The Malice, you know how highly we rate the novels of Peter Newman. It’s very rare that you pick up a Fantasy book and find yourself unable to compare it to another, but the narrative style, those abstract prose, will leave you struggling to point to authors who even […]

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GODBLIND by Anna Stephens Cover Reveal

GODBLIND by Anna Stephens Cover Reveal 

Many of you will have heard whispers of Godblind by now. Although I’ve not read a word of this novel by Anna Stephens (hurry up review copy!), I’ve picked up on the excitement from the author’s publishers and those who have been lucky to gain access to sample chapters. If you like your bloodthirsty political fantasy […]

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The Core US & UK Cover Reveal

The Core US & UK Cover Reveal 

So, I can’t tell you how much of an honour it is to host the cover reveal for not only the UK version of The Core by Peter V. Brett, but also the American version! The Painted Man (The Warded Man to you in the US) was the first book I reviewed for Fantasy-Faction and […]

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Most Anticipated Fantasy Novels of 2017: Publishers’ Choice

Most Anticipated Fantasy Novels of 2017: Publishers’ Choice 

We like to think we know a lot about Fantasy here at Fantasy-Faction. However, our knowledge and foresight lacks in comparison to the hugely experienced, highly intelligent Editors who sit behind the desks of the Fantasy Departments of big Publishing Houses. For that reason, each and every year we hand Fantasy-Faction over to them for a day, […]

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Fantasy-Faction’s Best Fantasy Books of 2016

Fantasy-Faction’s Best Fantasy Books of 2016 

2016 was a great year for fans of Fantasy fiction, my friends! The burden of choice weighed heavily on us and we’ll be catching up on 2016 titles for years to come. It says a lot about the authors writing today, the joyous direction that readers have pushed the genre in and the people working behind […]

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