Fantasy-Faction Game of Thrones Discussion: Season 8, Episode 1
 

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Season 8, Episode 1

 
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Gene Wolfe 1931 – 2019
 

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The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
4.5

A world divided. A queendom without an heir. An ancient enemy awakens. The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction–but assassins are getting closer to her door. Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she […]

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The Blighted City by Scott Kaelen

The Blighted City by Scott Kaelen
4.25

The Blighted City begins with a quest and ends with a beautiful contemplation of filial love, loyalty, duty, and grief in a story that blazes a trail out of standard epic fantasy into a really fresh, original science fantasy narrative. The novel starts with an engaging first chapter in which Maros, a retired mercenary and […]

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The Coilhunter Chronicles by Dean F. Wilson – Spoiler Free Series Review

The Coilhunter Chronicles by Dean F. Wilson – Spoiler Free Series Review
4.25

Steampunk Batman meets A Fistful of Dollars (and later, the Borg). Despite Fantasy-Faction originally being a British website, I am pretty sure that everyone knows Americans romanticize the Wild West: the freewheeling setting, the gunslinger vigilante who stands up to the bad guys when the government can’t. It might as well be the bedrock of […]

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Is Voltron: Legendary Defender Worth Watching?

Is Voltron: Legendary Defender Worth Watching? 

The final season of Dreamworks’ Voltron: Legendary Defender dropped on 14th December 2018. Originally launching on Netflix in 2016, this re-boot of the 80s sci-fi adventure cartoon captured the hearts of both new and old fans alike. With a fluid animation style similar to Avatar: The Last Airbender and with a phenomenal voice actor cast, […]

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Seven Deadly Swords by Peter Sutton

Seven Deadly Swords by Peter Sutton
3.5

For every sin, a sword  For every sword, a curse  For every curse, a death  Reymond joined the Crusades to free the Holy Land from the Saracens and win glory for himself. Instead, with six others, he found himself bound under a sorcerer’s curse: the Seven Sins personified. Doomed to eternal life and with the […]

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This Dreaming Isle edited by Dan Coxon – An Anthology by Unsung Stories

This Dreaming Isle edited by Dan Coxon – An Anthology by Unsung Stories
4

This Dreaming Isle by Unsung Stories is a collection of supernatural short stories by different authors inspired by British folklore, British history and the British landscape. Not quite one thing or another, it wanders back and forth across the shadowy borderland between urban fantasy, gothic horror and grown-up fairy-tales. Dreaming is the operative word here, […]

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Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
4.25

If GRRM wrote a mix of The Incredibles and Avatar, with a necromancer heroine. Last year, Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone came in second to RF Kuang’s The Poppy War on my personal list of Most Anticipated Debuts. After seeing Ms. Adeyemi’s interview with Jimmy Fallon (he lauded her success at an early […]

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Firefly: A Traveler’s Companion to the ‘Verse

Firefly: A Traveler’s Companion to the ‘Verse
4.5

I am a huge Firefly nerd. Like, seriously huge. I’ve watched the show and the movie many times. I took a movie criticism class in college and compared Star Wars and Serenity, just because I could. When I left my first full-time job, my coworker gave me Firefly comics as a parting gift. When I […]

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Small Press, Big Stories: 2018 in Review

Small Press, Big Stories: 2018 in Review 

Humans need fantasy to be human. To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape. So, said the great Sir Terry Pratchett, and in the last year we needed fantasy more than ever to keep ourselves from falling backwards. Fortunately, there was a hell of a lot of good fantasy about and, […]

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Grim Solace by Ben Galley

Grim Solace by Ben Galley
4.25

Spoiler Warning: Minor spoilers for Chasing Graves and Grim Solace. “They say avoiding death makes a man do desperate things, but I tell you, it’s only when you’re dead and bound that you know the true meaning of desperation.” The second installment of Ben Galley’s Chasing Graves Trilogy is undeniably one of desperate undertakings. And […]

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Witchmark by C. L. Polk

Witchmark by C. L. Polk
4.5

“Help me, Starred One. I am murdered.” Witchmark, the debut novel of C. L. Polk and the first in The Kingston Cycle, quickly bicycle-raced its way to my favourite book of 2018. A murder mystery novel set in a world alike to Edwardian England post-WWI, the fast-paced tale is quick to hook and doesn’t let […]

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The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden – Spoiler Free Review

The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden – Spoiler Free Review
5

This is the third and final book in The Winternight Trilogy. It resumes directly after the events of the second book, The Girl in the Tower. As with the previous books, this sequel is influenced by Russian folklore and is partly set in Moscow. Once again, we follow Vasilisa “Vasya” Petrovna, a young girl trying […]

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