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The Mummy (2017)
 

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The Legion of Flame by Anthony Ryan
 

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Browsing all articles tagged with 2017.

UK Games Expo 2017 Recap

UK Games Expo 2017 Recap 

Recently (Friday 2nd of June 2017 to Sunday 4th of June 2017) I attended the UK Games Expo, which was held at the NEC near Birmingham. As expected for a board game fair, most of the popular games could be bought there, from the Pandemic series to Fantasy Flight Games’ franchises to slightly lesser known, […]

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The SPFBO: Introducing Round One!

The SPFBO: Introducing Round One! 

So, here we are again. The Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (#SPFBO) 3 is set to begin on July 1! Read all about it on Mark Lawrence’s blog, or check out our own announcement here. For now, here’s a rundown of how Fantasy-Faction will be handling Round One. As you know, 300 competing titles have now been […]

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David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Legend Award

David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Legend Award 

Arthur had his sword in the stone. The Legend award has its axe on the podium. Snaga the Sender. The Blades of no Return. The axe of Druss the Legend, himself. And the prize of the peoples’ champion, whomever they choose. Because Legends are not born – they are made. The Legend award, one of […]

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David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Morningstar Award

David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Morningstar Award 

There’s a certain something about watching a debut fighter take to the ring. It could be that there’s an element of the unknown. The chance of something new and different. Maybe, because the fighters are out to prove themselves, they’ll go all in, give it their everything – blood, sweat, tears and then some. Or maybe […]

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Assassin’s Fate by Robin Hobb

Assassin’s Fate by Robin Hobb
4.5

Robin Hobb’s genius isn’t flashy. The world she has created is fully articulated, complete with complex characters and histories, detailed magical systems, and fully realized political intricacies, yet she rarely is mentioned alongside Brandon Sanderson and others recognized as fantasy’s greatest world-builders. Her prose isn’t particularly flashy in the same way as writers such as […]

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Within the Sanctuary of Wings by Marie Brennan

Within the Sanctuary of Wings by Marie Brennan
3.5

The fifth – and final – of Lady Trent’s memoirs is a difficult beast to review without lurching firmly into spoiler territory, both for the preceding books and for the plot of this one.  So, in order to set the scene for this review, the next paragraph will contain brief spoilers from the previous entry. […]

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Cover Reveal for PRINCESS OF BLOOD by TOM LLOYD

Cover Reveal for PRINCESS OF BLOOD by TOM LLOYD 

So here it is: the cover of Princess of Blood in all its monstery goodness. After the brilliant Stranger of Tempest cover we of course went back to Jon McCoy to do this one too and I think you’ll agree it’s a cracker – artwork to grab you by the throat! Before the throat grabbing […]

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Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 

I think it’s safe to call Guardians of the Galaxy one of the real breakout hits of 2014. If you had told me 10 years ago that a movie about a D-List Superhero team, featuring a giant tree man and a raccoon with machine guns, would’ve ended being so incredibly popular… I probably would’ve been […]

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The Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Shortlist 2017

The Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Shortlist 2017 

Voting on the shortlists closes on Friday 2nd June. Cast your votes on the David Gemmell Awards official website HERE. The awards will be presented on the 15th July 2017, at the Edge-Lit 6 event in Derby. Be there or be…not there? Elsewhere? Somewhere? Blood has been spilled. Blades have been dulled. Bones have been […]

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Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
5

As a reviewer, Red Sister set me a challenge I have not had since The Girl with All the Gifts: the conundrum of capturing how it made me feel and why, but without spoiling the experience for anyone who comes after me. (By the way – as far as The Girl With all the Gifts […]

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The Heart of Stone by Ben Galley

The Heart of Stone by Ben Galley
4

‘There will always be wars. And I will always fight them.’ Task is a soldier like no other. For one thing, he’s not human. For another, ‘following orders’ is not a choice, nor has disobedience ever been an option during his four long centuries of existence. The reason for this is that Task is a […]

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Interview with Nicholas Eames

Interview with Nicholas Eames 

Those who follow my reviews over on Booknest may already know that I found “Kings of the Wyld” one of the greatest debuts I’ve ever read. I even took a gamble and declared it debut of the year. Since I have the joy to call Nicholas a friend (at least as far as a Facebook […]

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