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IT – 2017 Movie Review

IT – 2017 Movie Review 

This is barely a review. It’s a personal mind vomit of my thoughts after seeing IT for people who have either read the book and or seen the original miniseries, and I want to cover some of the differences and what I think worked and what didn’t. Anything too….spoilery will be near the end in […]

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2,000 to 10,000 and 5,000 Words Per Hour – Reviews and Comparison

2,000 to 10,000 and 5,000 Words Per Hour – Reviews and Comparison 

I think it’s safe to say that most writers wish they could write more. We block out time to write before work, during our lunch hours, and before bed. But life often gets in the way: we have jobs, school, family to look after, friends to meet up with, gym sessions, or errands to run. […]

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In the Garden of Iden by Kage Baker

In the Garden of Iden by Kage Baker
5

Technically, my entry for this month (and for the next few months to come) won’t be fantasy. I’ll be delving into science fiction, though you could argue that the Young Wizards series was about as close as you can get to science fiction while still talking about wizards and wizardry. (One of the characters is […]

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MJ-12: Shadows by Michael J. Martinez

MJ-12: Shadows by Michael J. Martinez
4.75

Following an outstanding start to his new superhero spy series with last year’s MJ-12: Inception, Michael J. Martinez is back to continue the thrilling adventure with MJ-12: Shadows—and it’s a belter. The Official Blurb It’s 1949, and the Cold War is heating up across the world. For the United States, the key to winning might […]

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War for the Planet of the Apes – Movie Review

War for the Planet of the Apes – Movie Review 

War… Huh… Yeah! What it is good for? Absolutely nothing! Say it again y’all! Okay, with that tired joke out of the way, it turns out that war is in fact good for one thing after all. Specifically, for giving us yet another really rather good Planet of the Apes movie. (And a rather belated […]

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Urskuul’s Reading Circle: The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland

Urskuul’s Reading Circle: The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland 

Welcome all, to another edition of Urskuul’s Reading Circle newsletter. I would say, “another exciting edition”, but I fear I might be lying if I did. And I’d hate to mislead you. Especially if I misled you and I didn’t even get any monetary reward for it. Then, not only would I have lost your […]

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Death Note – 2017 Movie Review

Death Note – 2017 Movie Review 

Death Note is a Japanese manga series created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata about a teenage genius, Light Yagami, who one day finds a notebook capable of killing any person whose name is written. Choosing to use the notebook to rid the world of criminals, Light comes into conflict with the genius detective known […]

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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 The first five fall And of course you can keep track of everything relating to round one on the SPFBO page on Mark Lawrence’s blog. HUGE thanks to […]

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The Silent Shield by Jeff Wheeler

The Silent Shield by Jeff Wheeler
4.5

Spoiler Warning: It is difficult to craft a review of the fifth book in a series without spoiling some degree of what has come before. I’ve done my best to limit spoilers to the first trilogy of Kingfountain books but if you’re looking to read the entire saga with little or no foreknowledge, go buy […]

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Blackwing by Ed McDonald

Blackwing by Ed McDonald
5

Ed McDonald’s debut is an impressive tour-de-force of imaginative worldbuilding, gritty characterisation and absorbing writing. Ryhalt Galharrow’s story comes with the intimacy of a first-person point of view. McDonald gives his protagonist a voice as distinctive and world weary as Daniel Polansky’s Warden from The Low Town trilogy. Like the Warden, Galharrow is a soldier […]

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Games Wizards Play by Diane Duane

Games Wizards Play by Diane Duane
4.5

And so we’ve reached the end of the line. Not for my writing for Fantasy-Faction, of course. That, hopefully, will carry on for a long time. No, I mean my reviews of the Young Wizards series, as this month I read the latest installment, Games Wizards Play. It probably doesn’t surprise anyone at this point […]

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The Witchwood Crown by Tad Williams

The Witchwood Crown by Tad Williams
5

Spoiler Warning: This is the third and, for now, final* installment in Fantasy-Faction’s Osten Ard retrospective. With the release of The Witchwood Crown, Tad Williams has returned to the land from which his greatest tale was born. What follows contains spoilers for the entirety of Memory, Sorrow and Thorn and The Heart of What Was […]

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