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 Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison

The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison 

It was the name that first attracted me to this book. An angel associated with a pagan symbol of death and mysticism; the possibilities set my mind racing. Then, I learned that Addison was the same author who wrote the highly inventive, characterful, and absorbing fantasy novel, The Goblin Emperor. I was pretty much sold. […]

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Black Stone Heart by Michael R. Fletcher – SPFBO #6 Finals Review

Black Stone Heart by Michael R. Fletcher – SPFBO #6 Finals Review 

A broken man, Khraen awakens alone and lost. His stone heart has been shattered, littered across the world. With each piece, he regains some small shard of the man he once was. He follows the trail, fragment by fragment, remembering his terrible past. There was a woman. There was a sword. There was an end […]

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A Wind from the Wilderness by Suzannah Rowntree – SPFBO #6 Finals Review

A Wind from the Wilderness by Suzannah Rowntree – SPFBO #6 Finals Review 

Hunted by demons. Lost in time. Welcome to the First Crusade. Syria, 636: As heretic invaders circle Jerusalem, young Lukas Bessarion vows to defend his people. Instead, disaster strikes. His family is ripped apart. His allies are slaughtered. And Lukas is hurled across the centuries to a future where his worst nightmares have come true… […]

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Fantasy-Themed Cookbooks

Fantasy-Themed Cookbooks 

Hello fellow nerds! A little while back I wrote about the Firefly: Big Damn Cookbook and how awesome it was to prepare recipes inspired by the show. Well, that got me thinking, are there other cookbooks themed around our favorite fantasy books and movies and such? Hell yes, there are! Here are a few that […]

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Fantasy-Faction’s Most Anticipated Books of 2021

Fantasy-Faction’s Most Anticipated Books of 2021 

Let us add to your tbr pile once again (we do see that as our main duty and responsibility) with these most anticipated books of 2021!

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Holiday Microfiction: “Last Day at the Observatory” by A. M. Justice

Holiday Microfiction: “Last Day at the Observatory” by A. M. Justice 

Today, on the last day of this year of darkness we have a piece of microfiction from A. M. Justice, “Last Day at the Observatory”, which proves that no matter what happens at midnight tonight, it could always be worse. – – – “Last Day at the Observatory” by A. M. Justice Twenty minutes left […]

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The Name of All Things by Jenn Lyons

The Name of All Things by Jenn Lyons 

Many fantasy stories tend to focus on a set of characters within one central setting. Then, there are the stories that take place across generations and various locations. The former follows a story that can end within one book, and the latter can result with either a saga, or a series. Jenn Lyons does the […]

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Holiday Microfiction: “An Unexpected Holiday Gift” by Rakib Khan

Holiday Microfiction: “An Unexpected Holiday Gift” by Rakib Khan 

Today, we have Rakib Khan and “An Unexpected Holiday Gift”. – – – “An Unexpected Holiday Gift” by Rakib Khan “Sir, will you help me?” I was on preoperative night duty and very busy doing file-work, I looked up a bit reluctantly. It was a terminally ill patient from the free male ward. My annoyance […]

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Fantasy-Faction’s Favourite Books of 2020

Fantasy-Faction’s Favourite Books of 2020 

Here they are, Fantasy-Faction’s Favourite books of 2020 and we hope your TBR pile explodes!

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Holiday Microfiction: “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas IN SPAAAAAAAAAAACE” by A. A. Freeman

Holiday Microfiction: “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas IN SPAAAAAAAAAAACE” by A. A. Freeman 

Today, we have A. A. Freeman and “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas IN SPAAAAAAAAAAACE”. “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas IN SPAAAAAAAAAAACE” by A. A. Freeman “You may open your eyes now, Captain Hargrave.” Rosen ignored the ship’s artificial intelligence and kept her eyes closed for a moment longer, mostly out of fear of what ANYA […]

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The Brightest Shadow by Sarah Lin

The Brightest Shadow by Sarah Lin 

“When Epic Fantasy Meets Cultivation” Sarah Lin is best known for revolutionizing the English-original cultivation (or xianxia) subgenre with her late 2019 release, Street Cultivation. Instead of cultivators wearing flowing robes and belonging to martial sects who dueled in quaint towns and countrysides, it featured gritty back alley duels and mobile apps that measure energy. […]

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The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons 

Stories are told as entertainment, and we all become familiar with certain tropes: the lost heir, the fulfillment of the prophecy, the quest for a mythical sword, etc. Nowadays, some of these stories twist readers’ expectations of these tropes to the point where one cannot predict what will happen next. Then, there are the stories […]

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