Twilight of the Gods by Scott Oden
 

Twilight of the Gods

Review

 
They Came from Beneath the Sea! – Role-playing Game Review
 

They Came from Beneath the Sea!

Role-playing Game Review

 
The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter
 

The Rage of Dragons

Review

 

The Stone Knife by Anna Stephens – Exclusive Excerpt!

The Stone Knife by Anna Stephens – Exclusive Excerpt! 

Today on Fantasy-Faction we are thrilled to bring you an excerpt from Anna Stephens’ new series, Songs of the Drowned! For those of you who don’t know, Anna Stephens’ is the author of the highly acclaimed (including by us) Godblind series. The first book in that series, also called Godblind, came out in 2017, with […]

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Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #6: The Fifth Five Fall + Our Picks for Semi-Finalists

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #6: The Fifth Five Fall + Our Picks for Semi-Finalists 

Now is the winter of our discontent… All right, it’s not winter, and whether contented or not with today’s outcome, the nine authors still in the Fantasy-Faction batch can stop biting their nails, for today they learn their fate—or at least whether they’ve made the semifinalist cut. Once again, the experience of art is subjective, […]

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Bards and Scribes: The Druid – Guest Blog from Jesse Teller

Bards and Scribes: The Druid – Guest Blog from Jesse Teller 

Jesse Teller is mentally disabled. He suffers from PTSD from an abusive childhood. He is bipolar, suffers from daily to hourly hallucinations, and has DID (multiple personality disorder). He has been a member of the self-published fantasy community for four and a half years now, has published fourteen books, with plans to publish countless more. […]

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The Worth of Hair by A. A. Freeman

The Worth of Hair by A. A. Freeman 

In their original forms, fairy stories were often bloody and almost always filled with grim suffering. The grimmest of all were not the folk tales captured by the famous brothers of that name, but rather Hans Christian Andersen’s original fables. His “Little Match Girl” isn’t rescued by a fairy godmother or industrious talking mice from […]

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Seven Deaths of an Empire by G. R. Matthews – Cover Reveal + Excerpt

Seven Deaths of an Empire by G. R. Matthews – Cover Reveal + Excerpt 

Seven Deaths of an Empire, from Solaris, is one of the hotly anticipated debut fantasy novels for 2021. Here is the stunning cover!

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Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #6: The Fourth Five Fall

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #6: The Fourth Five Fall 

The last month of Phase I of the SPFBO is always a nail-biter for authors who remain in the competition, and it is with great sympathy that we say goodbye to our next five from the Fantasy-Faction batch. This week’s titles feature cool magical animals and shifters as well as some classic struggles between good […]

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Words of Wisdom from Comic-Con@Home

Words of Wisdom from Comic-Con@Home 

In a move that probably shocks no one, I went to yet another virtual convention—this time Comic-Con@Home back in July. But this time instead of waxing poetic about how awesome this shift to virtual is or exclaiming how this could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for some like I did before, this time I wanted to […]

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Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #6: The Third Five Fall

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #6: The Third Five Fall 

The third group to be eliminated in this year’s SPFBO includes some really creative and ambitious explorations of intriguing themes, from gender roles to capitalism, to the nature of power and love. As we say with each batch we let go, just because a book appears on this page doesn’t mean it’s unworthy of love, […]

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A Wizard’s Sacrifice by A. M. Justice

A Wizard’s Sacrifice by A. M. Justice 

Spoiler Warning: This review contains mild spoilers for A Wizard’s Forge. Please read with caution if you have yet to finish book one. Conquering fate takes sacrifice. Victoria of Ourtown believes two things: the bright, wandering star in the heavens is an abandoned spacecraft which brought her ancestors to this world and that destiny and […]

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Rogues Gallery by Richard A. Knaak – Kickstarter

Rogues Gallery by Richard A. Knaak – Kickstarter 

This author has written books for World of Warcraft, Diablo, and Dragonlance amongst others. Anyway, with that in mind, when this most prolific of authors is running a Kickstarter we jumped at the chance to help out and pay him back a little for all the joy he had brought into our reading lives.

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Sarah Chorn Interview – Of Honey and Wildfires

Sarah Chorn Interview – Of Honey and Wildfires 

Sarah Chorn has been part of the fantasy community for many years. On her blog, Bookworm Blues, she does book reviews and has participated in the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off. She is also a freelance content editor [Editor’s Note: A fantastic content editor!]. And now she has two published novels with more on the way! Today […]

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Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse 

When an author has an impressive debut year—as in being nominated for and winning several literary awards: the Hugo, the Nebula, etc.—the question is can the author go further and beyond with their stories and their writings after a strong debut? The answer is, yes! And several authors have managed to do this with their […]

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