Worldbuilding: Food For The People
 

Worldbuilding: Food For The People

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Rjurik Davidson Interviews Ben Peek
 

Rjurik Davidson Interviews Ben Peek

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Combating Cynicism
 

Combating Cynicism

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Rogues edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois

Rogues edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois
4.25

G.R.R.M. states in his introduction that’s the “Rogues is not meant to be a fantasy anthology” but I picked it up for the authors that I knew from being a fantasy reader, and I believe most readers will, so that’s where I will focus. The character type is so ingrained in the fantasy genre and […]

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Toll the Hounds by Steven Erikson

Toll the Hounds by Steven Erikson
4.5

A ticket to ascendant adventure costs no more than the Toll of the Hounds, but do you have the courage to pay it? Toll the Hounds, book eight of the Malazan Book of the Fallen, is an extraordinarily good read because it gives us what we want, in spades! We get old friends and new, […]

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Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews

Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews
4.5

In this seventh installment of the popular Kate Daniels urban fantasy series, we have come to a crossroads. Kate has spent her entire life trying to hide her powers and live under the radar of her father, Roland, a god-like being whose envy of his offsprings’ potential power has left him with one remaining descendent—Kate—because […]

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Unwrapped Sky by Rjurik Davidson

Unwrapped Sky by Rjurik Davidson
3

When I had decided to give Unwrapped Sky by Rjurik Davidson a read, I had gone in with certain expectations. Seeing the head of a powerful Minotaur next to an attractive, serious looking woman holding a dagger in each had on the cover, you’d be forgiven if you thought you were picking up a fantasy […]

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Marc Simonetti brings Discworld to life!

Marc Simonetti brings Discworld to life! 

I’ve raved a fair bit about Marc Simonetti on Fantasy-Faction before. In case you missed those posts, he’s a French artist who has been in high demand by a number of high-profile SFF publishers as of late. What impresses me most about Simonetti’s cover work is that everything he produces absolutely nails the tone of […]

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The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb (spoiler free)

The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb (spoiler free)
4.5

For Robin Hobb, the power to construct such masterful, compelling stories must be innate. With thirteen books set in the Farseer world already written and the next instalment due in August, it’s easy to see how she has become one of those precious, revered fantasy authors that, though we don’t talk about her all the […]

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The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian by Andy Weir
4.75

Book recommendations and I have a torrid relationship. Most of the time it doesn’t work out for me due to a great deal of impatience with many traditional tropes, inability to get past other tropes, and my usual response to such silliness is to make bad jokes at the book’s expense until I am suitably […]

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Swords of Good Men by Snorri Kristjansson

Swords of Good Men by Snorri Kristjansson
5

Death was never as glorious in real life as in the songs, he mused. There was nothing heroic about it, really. You were just alive, and then you were blood and meat and bones in a slightly different order. Ulfar Thormodsson is ready to go back home after two years in exile with his cousin […]

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The Scourge by Roberto Calas

The Scourge by Roberto Calas
3

The zombie apocalypse is already here. Popular culture is overrun with the brainless, flesh-eating revenants. Shambling through the streets of cities throughout the fictional world, terrorizing the countryside from Georgia to Great Britain, zombies have permeated pop culture on a level on par with hobbits, vampires and schools for wizards. For my money, The Walking […]

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The Oathbreaker’s Shadow by Amy McCulloch

The Oathbreaker’s Shadow by Amy McCulloch
4.25

The Oathbreaker’s Shadow is a book written by one of the country’s most renowned and talented editors, Amy McCullough of Harper Voyager. That’s right; adviser has become applicant in a bold move that surely places a lot of pressure on her shoulders to perform. You see, over the years Amy has worked on books by […]

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The Crimson Campaign by Brian McClellan

The Crimson Campaign by Brian McClellan
4.5

The second book in Brian McClellan’s Powder Mage Trilogy, The Crimson Campaign, is graced by a cover – and quote – that swaggers onto the scene with a unique blend of machismo and world-weariness. Designed by Lauren Panepinto, the cover depicts Tamas, one of four primary point-of-view characters in the series, in the midst of […]

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Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence

Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence
4.75

As with most of my reviews, this post contains spoilers, but for no more than the first 1/4 of the book. Because so many reviews of this book are out there I wanted to do a bit more in-depth as to what you can expect. Jalan has never had to think about anybody but himself. […]

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