Age of Sigmar: Soulbound – Role-playing Game Review
 

Age of Sigmar: Soulbound

Role-playing Game Review

 
Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire by Dan Hanks
 

Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire

New Release Review

 
Livestream Chat with Fonda Lee, Andrea G. Stewart, and K. S. Villoso
 

Fonda Lee, Andrea G. Stewart, and K. S. Villoso

Livestream Chat

 

Psycho Killers in Love by C. T. Phipps

Psycho Killers in Love by C. T. Phipps 

I like books that make me think, including those with layered storytelling and deep metaphors you can peel back like an onion to find more and more thought-provoking material. But sometimes, especially times like these, escaping into a page-turner of a light romp is exactly the break one needs. This is absolutely the case with […]

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Black Void – Role-playing Game Review

Black Void – Role-playing Game Review 

Black Void describes itself as an esoteric RPG. That might set veteran roleplayers to thinking about Unknown Armies or Kult—games set in our world which explore occult symbolism and themes. A better comparison would be Call of Cthulhu by way of Conan the Barbarian and Stargate. Though even that description misses out the Arabian Nights […]

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The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart – Spoiler Free Review

The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart – Spoiler Free Review 

The Bone Shard Daughter is the first book in The Drowning Empire trilogy and marks Andrea Stewart’s debut into epic fantasy. It is a multi-perspective story set in a fictional empire made up of many islands. For decades, the extremely unpopular emperor has ruled, but now his rule is starting to crumble and there are […]

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Dinosaurs and Darkness

Dinosaurs and Darkness 

Since the age of whenever it was that someone first uttered the word ‘Dinosaur’ to me and showed me a picture of a Stegosaurus, I’ve loved the very concept of those massive beasts.

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Nightblade’s Vengeance by Ryan Kirk with Live Interview!

Nightblade’s Vengeance by Ryan Kirk with Live Interview! 

Shogun meets the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. With over a thousand reviews on Amazon, Ryan Kirk’s Nightblade trilogy is perhaps the most popular Asian fantasy, with the exception of Will Wight’s Cradle series. I had listened to book one a couple of years ago, and while I enjoyed the characters, story, and worldbuilding, I didn’t […]

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TorCon 2020: V. E. Schwab & Neil Gaiman

TorCon 2020: V. E. Schwab & Neil Gaiman 

Editor’s Note: This post is a wee bit late. My June got a bit crazy and this article got lost in the shuffle. Apologies to the authors and organizers for the late posting. – JI Let’s look back for a moment. It’s the middle of June and COVID-19 is still raging across the lands, changing […]

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Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi

Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi 

The 21st Century has seen a slew of diverse authors writing and releasing stories that have expanded the speculative fiction canon. Not only have these authors written stories for readers like them, but also presented a deeper look into issues—both past and present—that affect their represented groups. Themes of oppression, slavery, colonialism, poverty, and genocide […]

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Breaking Chaos by Ben Galley

Breaking Chaos by Ben Galley 

Spoiler Warning: This review has minor spoilers. Please read with caution if you have yet to finish the book. As I turned, I gave the city one last glower, and saw a faint glow on the edge of the Outsprawls. I was jealous of that ghost, whoever she or he may have been. For they […]

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The Moonsteel Crown by Stephen Deas – Cover Reveal & Excerpt

The Moonsteel Crown by Stephen Deas – Cover Reveal & Excerpt 

This week we are ending on a high note with a cover reveal and excerpt from author extraordinaire: Stephen Deas! His newest book, The Moonsteel Crown, is due out next year from Angry Robot. You may know Stephen from his dragon filled series, Memory of Flames. This book, however, is the first in a new […]

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

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

* Disclaimer * As my friend and colleague GR Matthews has written in these introductions many times, reading is a subjective exercise. Some readers will see classical character and narrative arcs, while others perceive a dull landscape of tired tropes. Whether a book thrills or bores depends as much on the reader as the author—check […]

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The Museum of Magical Miniatures: Gallery One

The Museum of Magical Miniatures: Gallery One 

With museums and art galleries across the world closed to the public, now seems like a good time to introduce a little virtual museum created just for Fantasy-Faction. Presenting: The Museum of Magical Miniatures! A museum of the mythical, the weird, and the fantastical. In Gallery One we have three miniatures from three different continents. […]

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The Glamourist by Luanne G. Smith

The Glamourist by Luanne G. Smith 

The Last Jedi in Paris. Figuring the audience for a fantasy sequel is smaller than that of a book one, I haven’t written a review of one for Fantasy-Faction in quite a long while. However, The Glamourist, Luanne G. Smith’s follow-up to her amazing debut, The Vine Witch, had me so engrossed, it deserved more […]

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