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Fantasy Worldbuilding: From the Bottom Up – Guest Blog by Cameron Johnston

Fantasy Worldbuilding: From the Bottom Up – Guest Blog by Cameron Johnston 

Falling down wiki-holes of research in the cause of plausible worldbuilding, and why magic shit is such an important resource. We’ve all seen those hefty articles on building fantasy worlds, the ones that discuss how to draw maps and invent the geography, trade and economies, the details of rulers, peoples and politics, and of course […]

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Darius Hinks Joins Angry Robot Books with The Ingenious – Guest Blog

Darius Hinks Joins Angry Robot Books with The Ingenious – Guest Blog 

Today we have author Darius Hinks with us to talk about his upcoming release, The Ingenious, due out February 2019, from Angry Robot Books! Waaay back in 2011 I wrote my first Games Workshop novel, Warrior Priest, and over the last seven years, all my fiction has been set in one of the Warhammer universes. […]

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The Penitent Assassin by Shawn Wickersheim – Review & New Cover Reveal

The Penitent Assassin by Shawn Wickersheim – Review & New Cover Reveal
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With one SPFBO done and another to begin, I’ve taken some time to read some books I’ve been wanting to read for a while, but what with one thing, another, a tonne of my own writing, and real life in the way I never got the chance too. I know, excuses, excuses. Shawn Wickersheim’s book, […]

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Anna Stephens Interview – Darksoul

Anna Stephens Interview – Darksoul 

Today we have the honor of interviewing the fantastic Anna Stephens! You might remember Anna’s debut novel Godblind, was our number ten pick for Best Fantasy Novel of 2017. For those who are unfamiliar, Anna is a UK-based writer of grimdark and whose second novel, Darksoul has been highly anticipated by many a Fantasy-Faction fan. […]

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Monthly Short Stories Winner: Alien or Eldritch Artifact

Monthly Short Stories Winner: Alien or Eldritch Artifact 

A massive artifact appears all of a sudden and (violently) disrupts the everyday life (of a tribe, a city, a country, the world). It can either be an alien artifact (science fiction) or an eldritch artifact (fantasy). This month, we wanted our entrants to think big. Something huge happens and humanity (or whoever else) barely […]

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Where Loyalties Lie by Rob J. Hayes – SPFBO Review

Where Loyalties Lie by Rob J. Hayes – SPFBO Review
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For some reason, the archetypal pirate accent from Hollywood movies always comes out of my mouth (and pen) as a farmer from deepest Wiltshire or Somerset… it doesn’t have quite the same menace. Few folks are scared of a man with a piece of straw between his teeth rather than a knife or cutlass. Anyway, […]

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J. P. Ashman Interview – Black Guild

J. P. Ashman Interview – Black Guild 

Today we have with us J. P. Ashman, fellow Factioner and author of the Black Powder Wars series. The second book in the series, Black Guild is out now! Now some of you may not have heard of Ashman and his dark fantasy series. But that is about to change. However before we get to […]

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A War in Crimson Embers by Alex Marshall

A War in Crimson Embers by Alex Marshall
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A War in Crimson Embers is the third and final book in Marshall’s Crimson Empire trilogy that began with A Crown for Cold Silver. What started as a revenge tale grew into a world war and now finishes with an existential fight against a Lovecraftian army of devils. Concluding a trilogy is always a risky […]

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Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff

Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff
4.5

“A girl like you has no place in this sort of business.” “Believe me, Captain,” Mia replied. “You’ve never met a girl like me.” Jay Kristoff’s Godsgrave, the second book in the Nevernight Chronicles, is not an easy book to review. This isn’t because the book isn’t outstanding – it is. You should buy it. […]

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COVEN QUEEN by Jeramy Goble – Cover Reveal

COVEN QUEEN by Jeramy Goble – Cover Reveal 

I was so thrilled to finish my “family-friendly,” metaphysical, space-fantasy trilogy, The Akallian Tales, last year. But, towards the end, I struggled to focus a bit. A new idea kept poking at my brain, trying to steal my attention. I’d read books one and two of A Song of Ice and Fire previously, and had just […]

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Fallen Gods by James A. Moore – Cover Reveal & Giveaway

Fallen Gods by James A. Moore – Cover Reveal & Giveaway 

At the beginning of 2017, Angry Robot released the first in a new series by James A. Moore: The Tides of War. The first book, The Last Sacrifice, came out to much acclaim with people like Seanan McGuire calling it, “Gripping, horrific, and unique…well worth your time.” If this dark gem of sword and sorcery […]

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Blackwing by Ed McDonald

Blackwing by Ed McDonald
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Ed McDonald’s debut is an impressive tour-de-force of imaginative worldbuilding, gritty characterisation and absorbing writing. Ryhalt Galharrow’s story comes with the intimacy of a first-person point of view. McDonald gives his protagonist a voice as distinctive and world weary as Daniel Polansky’s Warden from The Low Town trilogy. Like the Warden, Galharrow is a soldier […]

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