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Fantasy Influences: Ancient Greek Mythology – Part One
 

Ancient Greek Mythology in Fantasy

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Robert Holdstock: Mythago Wood and Lavondyss

Robert Holdstock: Mythago Wood and Lavondyss
4.75

A fire is burning in Bird Spirit Land. My bones smoulder. I must journey there. Forests are naturally places of mystery and wonder. Full of life and growth, they are generative, symbolic of growth and fertility. Yet they also represent nature untamed, a landscape ungoverned by human husbandry, a labyrinth into the darker aspect of […]

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MTV’s Shannara Characters Revealed

MTV’s Shannara Characters Revealed 

MTV have released cast photos of their upcoming “The Shannara Chronicles” series that will be based primarily on Terry Brooks’s The Elfstones of Shannara (book 2 in the Shannara series and hailed as one of Brooks’s best works). MTV describe the series as ‘a story of three young teens destined to complete a heroic quest thousands of […]

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The Price of Faith by Rob J. Hayes

The Price of Faith by Rob J. Hayes
4

With The Price of Faith, the third and final book in Rob J. Hayes’ The Ties that Bind series, Hayes once again returns to the central plot established in the first book, but brings a new interest in establishing interesting settings to continue the steady evolution we’ve seen throughout his young writing career. In The […]

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I Never Planned To Be A Novelist…

I Never Planned To Be A Novelist… 

I never planned on becoming a novelist, it’s just something I sort of fell into. I have no training as a creative writing and I had never tried my hand at fiction before the little bubble of the Warden’s voice sprung into my head early one morning while I was drinking my fourth cup of […]

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The Clockwork Crown by Beth Cato

The Clockwork Crown by Beth Cato
4.5

The Clockwork Dagger amazed me with the rich world Beth Cato created of Caskentia, devoted to the worship of a woman turned into a mystical tree, and Tamarania, more reverential toward science and logic than to any religion. It drew me in with Octavia Leander, a healer more than capable of looking after herself in […]

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Thomas the Rhymer by Ellen Kushner

Thomas the Rhymer by Ellen Kushner
4

What songs do you sing to them in Elfland? There, where all songs are true, and all stories history… I have seen lovers walking in those glades, with gentle hands and shining faces, their feet light upon the grass, where little flowers shone in the shadows as though the lovers trod the starry firmament. And […]

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Killing Pretty by Richard Kadrey

Killing Pretty by Richard Kadrey
4

Seven books in, Richard Kadrey’s Sandman Slim series continues to have its hooks in me. Killing Pretty—the latest entry—was released at the end of July and I plowed through it in a mere two days. The further adventures of James Stark and his merry band of supernatural misfits have become annual appointment reading, on par […]

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Demon Road by Derek Landy

Demon Road by Derek Landy
4

Derek Landy’s new novel is just as exciting, just as break-neck and just as addictive as his wildly successful Skulduggery Pleasant series. I tore through those books because I loved the characters and in Demon Road, we have a brand new set, some of whom will seem reassuringly familiar to Skulduggery fans. Amber is sixteen, […]

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The Color of Vengeance by Rob J. Hayes

The Color of Vengeance by Rob J. Hayes
3.75

This review contains spoilers for book one, The Hersey Within. Please read with caution if you have yet to finish the first book. In the Wilds, you either adapt or you die. Rob J. Hayes seems to have learned that lesson himself, as his second novel in the Ties that Bind series brings quite a […]

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The Vagrant by Peter Newman

The Vagrant by Peter Newman
4

Peter Newman’s debut novel, The Vagrant, tells of a man who “friendless and alone…walks a desolate, war-torn landscape”. After recently enjoying the latest Mad Max movie, I was immediately struck with the feeling that this would be a fantasy equivalent, swapping engines for horses and guns for swords. The Vagrant’s cover depicts the man himself, […]

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Rags & Bones – New Twists on Timeless Tales edited by Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt

Rags & Bones – New Twists on Timeless Tales edited by Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt
4.5

This is a humble little book, appearance-wise, but it holds a lot of wonder. The list of contributors to this anthology are just the start of it, many of them being notable simply because of the length of their writing careers, not just because of the New York Times Bestseller statuses. I originally picked this […]

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Radiant by Karina Sumner-Smith

Radiant by Karina Sumner-Smith
4

Karina Sumner-Smith’s debut novel is an edgy tale of friendship and the dark economies of magic. She twists traditional fantasy elements in utterly unique ways and creates an overall enjoyable read. Xhea lives on the rough streets of the Lower City, below the floating towers of the City where those with innate magic trade and […]

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