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Bastien Lecouffe Deharme

Artist Spotlight

 
Tiger Lily by K. Bird Lincoln – SPFBO Review
 

Tiger Lily

SPFBO Review

 
James Maxwell Interview – Iron Will
 

James Maxwell

Interview - Iron Will

 

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His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik

His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik
4

Napoleonic Wars? Check. Age of Sail naval culture? Check. Hints of Asian civilizations? Check. Dragons? Check. The only thing that could make me want to read His Majesty’s Dragon more would be an Ominous Dark Lord bent on world domination. Oh, wait, there is some short megalomaniac mentioned often in Naomi Novik’s alternate world novel. […]

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La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman

La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman
4.5

How many times have you read something that made you gasp aloud? I’ve cried pretty liberally over events—Dobbie’s death and burial (HP and the Deathly Hallows), the duel between Ammar and Rodrigo (Lions of Al-Rassan), Frodo’s departure for the Blessed Lands (Return of the King)—but I can’t remember gasping aloud at a single word uttered […]

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Django Wexler Interview – The Infernal Battalion

Django Wexler Interview – The Infernal Battalion 

Back in 2013, Fantasy-Faction interviewed Django Wexler as the first book in his Shadow Campaigns series, The Thousand Names, was about to come out. So it’s only fitting that we interview for his January 9th release of the fifth and final book in the series, The Infernal Battalion. And in this interview, in addition to […]

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The Infernal Battalion by Django Wexler

The Infernal Battalion by Django Wexler
4

The Infernal Battalion is the fifth and final book in Django Wexler’s series, The Shadow Campaigns. And when it comes to a series finale, I’m looking for any final mysteries to be resolved, plot threads to come together, characters to fully and finally embrace who they are, and a big showdown to be fought. In […]

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Deadhouse Landing by Ian C. Esslemont

Deadhouse Landing by Ian C. Esslemont
4

Spoiler Warning: This review contains minor and very general spoilers for the Path of Ascendancy series. But then this is a prequel series so the spoilers here are no worse than the ones you’d get from reading the blurbs of books from earlier Malazan series. Ian C. Esslemont is the co-creator, alongside Steven Erikson, of […]

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The White Song by Phil Tucker

The White Song by Phil Tucker
4

Spoiler Warning: This review contains spoilers for the previews books in the series. Please read with caution if you have yet to finish the rest of the books. It has all been building up to this. At the end of The Iron Circlet, the kragh leader Tharok is beating down on both Kethe and Asho, […]

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Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
4.5

Amazon. Born of war, destined to be ruled by no one but herself. Warbringer opens with Diana, Princess of the Amazons and daughter to Queen Hippolyta, struggling to come to terms with her heritage. As the only Amazon born on the secluded and mysterious island of Themyscira, she’s set apart; she does not share the […]

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Space Mavericks by Michael Kring

Space Mavericks by Michael Kring
5

“I activated.” And on those words you are carried away into a world of adventure and action. Actually, as this is sci-fi, more than one world. I own two copies of this book. I had to buy a second when the first started to fall apart from many years of re-reading. In fact, I just […]

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The Tale of Shikanoko by Lian Hearn – Spoiler Free Series Review

The Tale of Shikanoko by Lian Hearn – Spoiler Free Series Review
4.5

Depending on which edition of these books, you will either have four books or two bind ups containing two books each. The four books are Emperor of the Eight Islands; Autumn Princess, Dragon Child; Lord of the Darkwood; and The Tengu’s Game of Go. This series is set in the same world as the author’s […]

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The Graveyard Game by Kage Baker

The Graveyard Game by Kage Baker
5

The Company novels have finally become true science fiction. (I say finally, though I will gladly admit that I loved cyborgs in history). After a brief sojourn in a year some readers of this blog may remember – 1996 – we’re off to the future. The twenty-first century (about fifty years in our future), the […]

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SPFBO Finalist Review: Chaos Trims my Beard by Brett Herman

SPFBO Finalist Review: Chaos Trims my Beard by Brett Herman 

The SPFBO team here at Fantasy Faction (G. R. Matthews, James Latimer, Kitvaria Sarene, Michael Everest and myself) have been through something of a turbulent decision-making process during these past few weeks. While choosing this year’s finalist we found ourselves torn between three equally very good books. Marina Finlayson’s Stolen Magic (our second place finalist) […]

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SPFBO Review: Stolen Magic by Marina Finlayson

SPFBO Review: Stolen Magic by Marina Finlayson 

Stolen Magic is a fun, compelling and well paced urban fantasy tale which almost – almost! – became our Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off finalist. Finlayson’s novel – a story of supernatural forces, gods and monsters in modern-day Australia – is alternatively reminiscent of Paternus (Fantasy Faction’s SPFBO finalist last year), Kate Daniels, and Mercy Thompson. Of the five […]

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