A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab
 

A Conjuring of Light

Review

 
When Characters Shed Names
 

When Characters Shed Names

Article

 
In the Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie Brennan
 

In the Labyrinth of Drakes

Review

 

Sebastien De Castell Interview – Tyrant’s Throne

Sebastien De Castell Interview – Tyrant’s Throne 

As many of you know Sebastien De Castell is the author of the acclaimed swashbuckling fantasy series, The Greatcoats. His debut novel, Traitor’s Blade, was shortlisted for both the 2014 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Fantasy and the Gemmell Morningstar Award for Best Debut. The quartet’s final book, Tyrant’s Throne, is due out in April […]

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The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley

The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley 

Spoiler Warning: This review contains spoilers. Read with caution if you have yet to finish the book. When you understand what the world is, you have two choices: Become a part of that world and perpetuate that system forever and ever, unto the next generation. Or fight it, and break it, and build something new. […]

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Is Winter In Fantasy Always Evil?

Is Winter In Fantasy Always Evil? 

Winter is often seen as the dark and unwelcome season, and understandably so—if you live far enough from the equator it can mean longer nights, cold temperatures, icy conditions, grey gardens and leafless trees. It can be particularly harsh if you don’t have a warm home to retreat to. But the season is not without […]

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GODBLIND by Anna Stephens Cover Reveal

GODBLIND by Anna Stephens Cover Reveal 

Many of you will have heard whispers of Godblind by now. Although I’ve not read a word of this novel by Anna Stephens (hurry up review copy!), I’ve picked up on the excitement from the author’s publishers and those who have been lucky to gain access to sample chapters. If you like your bloodthirsty political fantasy […]

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Blindsight by Peter Watts

Blindsight by Peter Watts 

Imagine you are Siri Keeton. So begins this hard science fiction novel from Canadian author Peter Watts. It is 2082. It is the day of the Fireflies. Sixty-five thousand objects burn up in Earth’s atmosphere. The beginning of an invasion? For two months nothing more is seen or heard. Then a deep space probe picks […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Fanfic

Monthly Short Story Winner: Fanfic 

This is the third year we’ve done Fanfic February (wow, time is fleeting…). The first year you could write whatever you wanted, last year I limited the books you could choose from. And this year I want you to write a fight scene between two characters (or groups of main characters) from different authors. FitzChivalry […]

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Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman 

Mythology is meant to be told and retold, down through the generations. Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman, is the latest telling. As Gaiman recently described it in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, this collection is his version of a “cover song” or his take on the role of Hamlet. It’s a clever metaphor […]

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Apocalypse: An Epic Poem by Frederick Turner

Apocalypse: An Epic Poem by Frederick Turner 

Apocalypse is an epic poem about humanity’s struggle against the end of the world. When I was first pointed in its direction, and began reading, I was a little conflicted about potentially reviewing it here as it seemed to be too straight sci-fi for our little fantasy corner. However, there has always been crossover appeal […]

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Skullsworn by Brian Staveley

Skullsworn by Brian Staveley 

Skullsworn is a standalone novel set in the world established by The Chronicles of the Unhewn but set before the events of that trilogy. It follows one of the Chronicle’s deadliest characters and a huge fan favourite Pyrre Lakatur in an origin type story that allows us to bear witness to her final trial before […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Breaking The Fourth Wall

Monthly Short Story Winner: Breaking The Fourth Wall 

Most of you are familiar with the term “breaking the fourth wall”. It’s mostly done in children’s books (like Grover in Sesame Street’s The Monster at the End of this Book), comics (see above) or movies (comedy movies mainly) and means usually a character becoming aware of their fictional nature, directly addressing the reader and/or […]

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The Core US & UK Cover Reveal

The Core US & UK Cover Reveal 

So, I can’t tell you how much of an honour it is to host the cover reveal for not only the UK version of The Core by Peter V. Brett, but also the American version! The Painted Man (The Warded Man to you in the US) was the first book I reviewed for Fantasy-Faction and […]

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A.F.E. Smith Interview

A.F.E. Smith Interview 

Fantasy-Faction is delighted to welcome our very own A.F.E. Smith! A.F.E. (aka. ‘Afe’) is celebrating the recent release of her third Darkhaven novel, Windsinger. Published by Harper-Voyager on 23 February 2017, Windsinger continues the tale of dark magic and darker political conflict that began in Afe’s previous novels: Darkhaven, and Goldenfire. She writes for Fantasy-Faction; […]

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