The Girl and the Mountain by Mark Lawrence
 

The Girl and the Mountain

New Release Review

 
Leather and Lace by Magen Cubed
 

Leather and Lace

New Release Review

 
The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart
 

The Bone Shard Daughter

Review

 

The SFF Content That Got Me Through 2020 – YouTube & Podcasts

The SFF Content That Got Me Through 2020 – YouTube & Podcasts 

[Editor’s Note: As the author relays below. Last year was A YEAR. Turns out this year has also been A YEAR. Which is why this article is going out in March instead of January. (Completely my fault.) Someday reality will return to a semblance of normalcy. Until then thank all that is good in the […]

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Lost Gods edited by Joanne Hall and Dolly Garland

Lost Gods edited by Joanne Hall and Dolly Garland 

They have slept for centuries. Buried. Forgotten. Lost. Until they awake. Or are awoken… When the deities of old return, will they bring blessings or destruction to a time that no longer remembers them? Should they be left to lie in peace, or used for our own ends? Are they gods, or monsters? What lies […]

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Nether Light by Shaun Paul Stevens – SPFBO #6 Finals Review

Nether Light by Shaun Paul Stevens – SPFBO #6 Finals Review 

Take a journey through a world punished by a dark, imprisoned magic. A world where children are given poison. A world where your talent is decided by the state. A world where reality is breaking down. When refugee Guyen washes up in the land of his enemy, he knows he will fight, but soon finds […]

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God of Gnomes by Demi Harper

God of Gnomes by Demi Harper 

“eSports meets Civilization” I never understood the appeal of eSports, and my every attempt to read LitRPG could be described by Thomas Hobbes: brutish, nasty, and short (the attempts were not solitary, since the other LitRPG books I tried to read were otherwise popular). Enter God of Gnomes, by Demi Harper (aka, Laura Hughes), which […]

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Last Memoria by Rachel Emma Shaw – SPFBO #6 Finals Review

Last Memoria by Rachel Emma Shaw – SPFBO #6 Finals Review 

Sarilla has learnt one thing from stealing memories. Everybody lies. There’s nothing Sarilla hates more than stealing memories, but the king forces her to, just so he can keep his subjects in line. She wants to escape to where nobody knows what she is or what she can do, but her plans go awry when […]

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The Memory of Souls by Jenn Lyons

The Memory of Souls by Jenn Lyons 

Epic stories—especially epic fantasy (the term “saga” is used for science fiction)—are known for their long narration. Epic fantasy stories consist of a slew of characters, layered and complex plots and subplots, and A LOT of worldbuilding—which often includes family trees and timelines of historical events. In the midst of these factors is the recollection […]

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Oh, That Shotgun Sky by Sarah Chorn

Oh, That Shotgun Sky by Sarah Chorn 

The other night I caught the Cohen Brothers’ remake of True Grit. When I saw it in the theater, I thought it a profound meditation on the price of freedom—that fabled freedom of the Old West, which comes at such a high cost that most of us would choose the safety and strictures of “civilization.” […]

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On Writing Flash Fiction

On Writing Flash Fiction 

December was a really fun month for us nerds here at Fantasy-Faction. In October 2020, we had a call for microfiction submissions from our existing pool of contributing writers as a present for all of you. And as one of the writers who submitted a piece—“The Clockwork Bee”—it was a lot of fun! This wasn’t […]

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Infernal by Mark de Jager

Infernal by Mark de Jager 

A man called Stratus wakes up paralysed in the middle of nowhere. He has no memory of how he got there or of anything else, except his first name. Vultures are preparing to eat his unmoving body. Stratus is ‘rescued’ by a group of soldiers, led by a Deacon who heals him with magic. His […]

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The Children of D’Hara by Terry Goodkind – Excerpt

The Children of D’Hara by Terry Goodkind – Excerpt 

Last year we lost one of epic fantasy’s biggest names, Terry Goodkind. Goodkind appeared on the scene in 1994 with the first book in his world-famous Sword of Truth series, Wizard’s First Rule. Since then, the series has been translated into 20 languages and sold 26 million copies. The Children of D’Hara series picks up […]

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Scarlett the Fantasy-Faction Dragon Gets a Makeover

Scarlett the Fantasy-Faction Dragon Gets a Makeover 

If you’ve been with us for a while you will probably recognize our site mascot Scarlett the dragon. If you’ve not met her before, here she is in all her original glory! She has been with us from the early days of Fantasy-Faction. And since we are ten this year, I thought she might like […]

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Darkness Forged by Matt Larkin – SPFBO #6 Finals Review

Darkness Forged by Matt Larkin – SPFBO #6 Finals Review 

Vengeance is wrought. Darkness is forged. The greatest crafts on Midgard come from the dvergar realm of Nidavellir. Volund, a gifted smith and once apprentice to the dvergar, escaped their dark realm to find solace in the arms of a Valkyrie. Nine years of respite. And then she was gone. What would you do to […]

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