House Spirits to Keep You Company
 

House Spirits to Keep You Company

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The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan
 

The Great Hunt

Classic SFF Review

 
A Wizard’s Sacrifice by A. M. Justice – Cover Reveal and Excerpt
 

A Wizard’s Sacrifice

Cover Reveal & Excerpt

 

6th Annual Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off: An Introduction to the SPFBO

6th Annual Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off: An Introduction to the SPFBO 

Fantasy-Faction has been part of the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO)—a fantasy fiction competition sponsored by Mark Lawrence—from the beginning, and as the sixth round of the competition kicks off, we’re itching to get our hands on the next batch of contenders. The submissions seem to get stronger every year, and we can’t wait to see […]

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A Tale of Stars and Shadow by Lisa Cassidy – Spoiler Free Review

A Tale of Stars and Shadow by Lisa Cassidy – Spoiler Free Review 

A Tale of Stars & Shadow is the first book in the series of the same name by Australian author Lisa Cassidy. It is a dual perspective story following Talyn Dynan and Shadowhawk. Talyn, a Dumnorix princess and trained warrior, is sent on a mission away from her home to the mysterious land of the winged […]

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Out of Body by Jeffrey Ford

Out of Body by Jeffrey Ford 

“There’s so much going on at night, in the shadows, that people who spend most of their waking time in the sunlight have no idea about. Neon and spotlights and bulbs have pushed back the darkness, but night is still largely an undiscovered territory.” Out of Body (2020) by Jeffrey Ford is a surrealist exploration […]

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A Walk Among the Trees: A Look at Forests in Myth and Media

A Walk Among the Trees: A Look at Forests in Myth and Media 

Forests have always been places of enchantment, haunted by outlaws, gods, angry ghosts and ferocious monsters. Walk a while with me. The wind sings through the leaves. Birds squabble in their nests and animals great and small slink through the underbrush. Trees older than cities slumber peacefully in hidden glades. Time moves to different rhythms […]

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Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda

Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda 

In a gorgeously painted world, humans and arcanics exist in an uneasy truce. The war between them isn’t over, merely on hold. And since the humans have a habit of harvesting the arcanics for parts, you can see why they don’t get along. One arcanic, Maika Half-Wolf, allows herself to be captured by human slavers […]

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Solaris Signs New Author G R Matthews!

Solaris Signs New Author G R Matthews! 

You heard that right! Our own G R Matthews is now a Solaris author! 😀 Matthews has been with Fantasy-Faction since 2014 and has been self-publishing fantasy and sci-fi since 2015. His first novel with Solaris will be, Seven Deaths of an Empire, to be released next summer! Here’s the summary: The Emperor is dead. […]

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Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off: A Look Back at SPFBO #5

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off: A Look Back at SPFBO #5 

The 5th Annual Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO5) closed with a bang this year. The winner, M. L. Wang’s Sword of Kaigen, tied for the highest ever score and was the book chosen by this blog to win the competition. The second and third place finalists, Fortune’s Fool by Angela Boord and Blood of Heirs by […]

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Binti: The Complete Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor

Binti: The Complete Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor 

What if space travel, other planets and prestigious interstellar universities in neighboring galaxies existed within our lifetime? If everything related to space travel and outer space was an everyday practice, then how would all beings coexist with each other? How would humans live on Earth with these opportunities? Would they take advantage of it, or […]

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Of Honey and Wildfires by Sarah Chorn

Of Honey and Wildfires by Sarah Chorn 

Sarah Chorn’s western-inspired fantasy Of Honey and Wildfires digs deep into the soul and taps a well of emotion in a layered tale that examines artifice, reality, and the costs of love. At its core, the story revolves around a pair of fathers and the legacies they create for their children. Matthew Esco is a […]

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The Sword of Kaigen by M. L. Wang – SPFBO #5 Finalist Review

The Sword of Kaigen by M. L. Wang – SPFBO #5 Finalist Review 

Two reviews… on the same day? Yes indeed. These are the final two reviews for this year’s SPFBO. The fifth—that’s five years of SPFBO goodness and some truly awesome books. However, there can be only one winner of the competition and you’ll have to visit Mark Lawrence’s finalist table to find that out! *Disclaimer* Writing […]

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Fortune’s Fool by Angela Boord – SPFBO #5 Finals Review

Fortune’s Fool by Angela Boord – SPFBO #5 Finals Review 

Two reviews… on the same day? Yes indeed. These are the final two reviews for this year’s SPFBO. The fifth—that’s five years of SPFBO goodness and some truly awesome books. However, there can be only one winner of the competition and you’ll have to visit Mark Lawrence’s finalist table to find that out! *Disclaimer* Writing […]

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The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence

The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence 

When I first saw the cover of the US edition of Mark Lawrence’s new book, The Girl and the Stars, I had to read it. I promptly contacted Mr. Lawrence, who was generous enough to provide me contacts for getting myself a copy of his newest novel. The front cover is truly beautiful, with undertones of mystery and wonder, and I was fortunate to be added onto the reviewer list. Lucky me.

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