Sarah Chorn Interview – Of Honey and Wildfires
 

Sarah Chorn Interview

Of Honey and Wildfires

 
Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
 

Black Sun

ARC Review

 
Age of Sigmar: Soulbound – Role-playing Game Review
 

Age of Sigmar: Soulbound

Role-playing Game Review

 

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The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart – Spoiler Free Review

The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart – Spoiler Free Review
5

The Bone Shard Daughter is the first book in The Drowning Empire trilogy and marks Andrea Stewart’s debut into epic fantasy. It is a multi-perspective story set in a fictional empire made up of many islands. For decades, the extremely unpopular emperor has ruled, but now his rule is starting to crumble and there are […]

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Nightblade’s Vengeance by Ryan Kirk with Live Interview!

Nightblade’s Vengeance by Ryan Kirk with Live Interview!
4.5

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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Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi

Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi
5

The 21st Century has seen a slew of diverse authors writing and releasing stories that have expanded the speculative fiction canon. Not only have these authors written stories for readers like them, but also presented a deeper look into issues—both past and present—that affect their represented groups. Themes of oppression, slavery, colonialism, poverty, and genocide […]

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Breaking Chaos by Ben Galley

Breaking Chaos by Ben Galley
4.5

Spoiler Warning: This review has minor spoilers. Please read with caution if you have yet to finish the book. As I turned, I gave the city one last glower, and saw a faint glow on the edge of the Outsprawls. I was jealous of that ghost, whoever she or he may have been. For they […]

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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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The Glamourist by Luanne G. Smith

The Glamourist by Luanne G. Smith
4.75

The Last Jedi in Paris. Figuring the audience for a fantasy sequel is smaller than that of a book one, I haven’t written a review of one for Fantasy-Faction in quite a long while. However, The Glamourist, Luanne G. Smith’s follow-up to her amazing debut, The Vine Witch, had me so engrossed, it deserved more […]

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A Black Fox Running by Brian Carter

A Black Fox Running by Brian Carter
4.5

*Spoiler Warning* This review contains minor spoilers. Please read with caution if you have yet to finish the book. “Man is lord in this world, Wulfgar. That’s why we skulk and hide and run by night.” I love foxes and never understood how anyone could kill such beautiful creatures. Though, by the end of the […]

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The Last Page by Anthony Huso

The Last Page by Anthony Huso
4.25

I must admit I started reading The Last Page years ago and got distracted, eventually abandoning it to gather dust in a corner of my flat. Now, like many bookish people, I’ve found myself digging back through my shelves and TBR pile to find ways to pass time in lockdown. And I’m glad I did. […]

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The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan

The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan
4.75

Spoiler Warning: This review contains minor spoilers. Please read with caution if you have yet to finish The Eye of the World and The Great Hunt. “The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that […]

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We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson

We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson
4.25

I originally read We Ride the Storm when it was a finalist in the fourth Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO), and I could immediately see why it fared so well in that competition (you can read the Fantasy-Faction review here). I loved it well enough that when Orbit picked it up, I jumped at the chance […]

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Wild, Dark Times by Austin Case

Wild, Dark Times by Austin Case
3.5

The Setup Elizabeth Megalos is an ordinary bank teller who expects to live an ordinary life. Her illusions are shattered when one of her friends gets possessed by an evil entity and tries to kill her. Elizabeth is rescued by Eddy, a powerful but pervy magician, and recruited into a band of modern mystics who […]

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Kingdom – TV Series Review

Kingdom – TV Series Review 

On the first glance kingdom might look like just another TV show featuring zombies, trying out the concept in a new setting. But if you start looking deeper you will slowly begin to understand what makes this one so much more. Despite having lots of gore and action, Kingdom depicts a beautifully detailed world with […]

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