The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden – Spoiler Free Review
 

The Winter of the Witch

New Release Review

 
Seraphina’s Lament by Sarah Chorn – Cover Reveal + Excerpt
 

Seraphina’s Lament

Cover Reveal + Excerpt!

 
Fantasy-Faction’s Best Fantasy Books of 2018
 

Fantasy-Faction's Best Fantasy Books of 2018

Winner's Announced!

 

Browsing all articles tagged with dark fantasy.

The Blue Mountain by G. R. Matthews

The Blue Mountain by G. R. Matthews
3.5

Spoiler Warning: This review contains minor spoilers for The Stone Road and The Blue Mountain. “You were a diplomat, what do you know of war…” I’d like to thank G. R. Matthews for allowing me to review his first self-published trilogy The Forbidden List. This trilogy was entered into Mark Lawrence’s (author of The Broken […]

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Chasing Graves by Ben Galley

Chasing Graves by Ben Galley
4.25

Spoiler Warning: This review contains minor spoilers. Read with caution if you have yet to finish the book. “They must die in turmoil. They shall be bound with copper and water of the Nyx. They must be bound within forty days. They shall be bound to whomever holds their coin. They are slaved to their […]

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The Stone Road by G. R. Matthews

The Stone Road by G. R. Matthews
4

Spoiler Warning: This review contains minor spoilers. Content Warning: This review contains excerpts from the book which briefly depict child murder and rape. A note is posted before and after the excerpt. – – – News would spread like the plague, everyone it touched would be changed. Fear would infect every heart, no one would […]

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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
4

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
4

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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A War in Crimson Embers by Alex Marshall

A War in Crimson Embers by Alex Marshall
3.5

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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