Twilight of the Gods by Scott Oden
 

Twilight of the Gods

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The Rage of Dragons

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Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #6: Our Round One Winner

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #6: Our Round One Winner 

When we began posting our semi-finalist reviews at the beginning of this week, we didn’t know which book we would be sending on to the finals of the sixth annual Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off. In fact, the deliberations went on until late Thursday evening for our US team members, early Friday morning for the Europeans in […]

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Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #6: The Fifth Five Fall + Our Picks for Semi-Finalists

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #6: The Fifth Five Fall + Our Picks for Semi-Finalists 

Now is the winter of our discontent… All right, it’s not winter, and whether contented or not with today’s outcome, the nine authors still in the Fantasy-Faction batch can stop biting their nails, for today they learn their fate—or at least whether they’ve made the semifinalist cut. Once again, the experience of art is subjective, […]

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Seven Deaths of an Empire by G. R. Matthews – Cover Reveal + Excerpt

Seven Deaths of an Empire by G. R. Matthews – Cover Reveal + Excerpt 

Seven Deaths of an Empire, from Solaris, is one of the hotly anticipated debut fantasy novels for 2021. Here is the stunning cover!

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Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #6: The Fourth Five Fall

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #6: The Fourth Five Fall 

The last month of Phase I of the SPFBO is always a nail-biter for authors who remain in the competition, and it is with great sympathy that we say goodbye to our next five from the Fantasy-Faction batch. This week’s titles feature cool magical animals and shifters as well as some classic struggles between good […]

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Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #6: The Third Five Fall

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #6: The Third Five Fall 

The third group to be eliminated in this year’s SPFBO includes some really creative and ambitious explorations of intriguing themes, from gender roles to capitalism, to the nature of power and love. As we say with each batch we let go, just because a book appears on this page doesn’t mean it’s unworthy of love, […]

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Rogues Gallery by Richard A. Knaak – Kickstarter

Rogues Gallery by Richard A. Knaak – Kickstarter 

This author has written books for World of Warcraft, Diablo, and Dragonlance amongst others. Anyway, with that in mind, when this most prolific of authors is running a Kickstarter we jumped at the chance to help out and pay him back a little for all the joy he had brought into our reading lives.

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Livestream Chat with Fonda Lee, Andrea G. Stewart, and K. S. Villoso

Livestream Chat with Fonda Lee, Andrea G. Stewart, and K. S. Villoso 

On Friday September 18th, we are hosting a livestream chat with Orbit authors Fonda Lee, Andrea G. Stewart, and K.S. Villoso at 4pm EST in our Facebook Group! We’ll be talking about their new releases, the state of Asian-fantasy, and a TV deal! The chat will be moderated by JC Kang and Virginia McClain and you will be able to ask the authors […]

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Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #6: The Second Five Fall

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #6: The Second Five Fall 

Each SPFBO, Mark Lawrence makes a Wordle of the titles entered that year. The biggest words represent those used most often, and Fantasy-Faction got our share of the books with dragon and shadow in the title. Today we must cut two of our dragon titles, but two more dragons and all five shadows are still […]

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The Worth of Hair by A. A. Freeman – Cover Reveal & Interview

The Worth of Hair by A. A. Freeman – Cover Reveal & Interview 

Good day Factioners! We have a treat for you! A cover made by one of my favorite artists, who also did the cover for the Fantasy-Faction Anthology! But I’m getting over excited. Let me start over. Today we are happy to reveal the cover of debut author A. A. Freeman’s soon to be released novella, […]

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Nightblade’s Vengeance by Ryan Kirk with Live Interview!

Nightblade’s Vengeance by Ryan Kirk with Live Interview!
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Shogun meets the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. With over a thousand reviews on Amazon, Ryan Kirk’s Nightblade trilogy is perhaps the most popular Asian fantasy, with the exception of Will Wight’s Cradle series. I had listened to book one a couple of years ago, and while I enjoyed the characters, story, and worldbuilding, I didn’t […]

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The Moonsteel Crown by Stephen Deas – Cover Reveal & Excerpt

The Moonsteel Crown by Stephen Deas – Cover Reveal & Excerpt 

This week we are ending on a high note with a cover reveal and excerpt from author extraordinaire: Stephen Deas! His newest book, The Moonsteel Crown, is due out next year from Angry Robot. You may know Stephen from his dragon filled series, Memory of Flames. This book, however, is the first in a new […]

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Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #6: The First Five Fall

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #6: The First Five Fall 

* Disclaimer * As my friend and colleague GR Matthews has written in these introductions many times, reading is a subjective exercise. Some readers will see classical character and narrative arcs, while others perceive a dull landscape of tired tropes. Whether a book thrills or bores depends as much on the reader as the author—check […]

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