Once Upon A Time: Fairy Tales and Fantasy
 

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Warriors by Erin Hunter – Series Review
 

Warriors

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Letters
 

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“Dreams of the Silver Tree”

 

Browsing all articles tagged with dragons.

The Bitter Twins by Jen Williams

The Bitter Twins by Jen Williams
4.5

This is the second book in the Winnowing Flame trilogy and continues soon after the end of the first book, The Ninth Rain. Since this is a sequel I will not be going into details of the plot, but I will say that the sequel maintains the fantastic standard of the first book. The Bitter […]

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Brian Rathbone Interview

Brian Rathbone Interview 

Born on a farm in New Jersey, International bestselling fantasy author, Brian Rathbone, proclaims himself to be a bit odd. From training Standardbred racehorses to working at a nuclear plant to helping build the Internet, he has done more than many would hope to achieve in several lifetimes. Yet this was not enough. Known most […]

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In Defence of a Zombie-Free Apocalypse – Part Two: The Rest!

In Defence of a Zombie-Free Apocalypse – Part Two: The Rest! 

And we’re back. Last time we explored how vampires, werewolves, and ghosts have so much more potential to create an exciting Apocalypse scenario than just rehashing all those rotten old zombie tropes. Now it’s time to look at a bunch of the less obvious creatures to see if they’d be any good at bringing down […]

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The Reborn King by Michael Miller

The Reborn King by Michael Miller
4

I’m an impulsive book buyer, usually drawn to a shiny cover and 99c sales like my wife is to shoes and handbags. If my one-click finger itched any more, you would think I was Wyatt Earp at the O.K. Corral. It has led to an insurmountable TBR list (and an angry wife who wonders where […]

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His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik

His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik
4

Napoleonic Wars? Check. Age of Sail naval culture? Check. Hints of Asian civilizations? Check. Dragons? Check. The only thing that could make me want to read His Majesty’s Dragon more would be an Ominous Dark Lord bent on world domination. Oh, wait, there is some short megalomaniac mentioned often in Naomi Novik’s alternate world novel. […]

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Smoke Eaters by Sean Grigsby – Cover Reveal + Excerpt

Smoke Eaters by Sean Grigsby – Cover Reveal + Excerpt 

If you read Fantasy-Faction there is a high chance you like dragons. We sure do! We even made our mascot a dragon (her name is Scarlette btw). <3 So, we’re sure you’ll- What? You say dragons in fantasy are overplayed? While we heartily disagree, this is not the first time we’ve heard this particular complaint. […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Regret and Redemption

Monthly Short Story Winner: Regret and Redemption 

Your main character (MC) did something, planned or by accident, and it went terribly wrong. Life is now constant regret. Do they want to correct it? Is it even possible? Everybody should have the chance to redeem themselves, but this is not a fairy tale – or is it? Rules: 1. The story’s theme must […]

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Adding to the To-Be Read: East Asian Fantasy

Adding to the To-Be Read: East Asian Fantasy 

Yesterday we learned a bit about qi and how it relates to fantasy. I found the article fascinating and realized I had read very few books set in/or based on an East Asian setting. So I asked people on Twitter and Facebook to suggest fantasy (and sci-fi, horror, etc.) books they’d read in this setting. […]

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Angry Robot Signs Sean Grigsby with Smoke Eaters!

Angry Robot Signs Sean Grigsby with Smoke Eaters! 

At Fantasy-Faction we enjoy all shades of genre from space opera to sword and sorcery, from horror to steampunk. And while vampires, angry robots, and clockwork time machines are all well and good, this is a fantasy site and here what we really love is dragons! Which is why it is our pleasure to announce […]

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Tough Travels: Dragons

Tough Travels: Dragons 

At the start of every month, Fantasy-Faction will lead you (yes, YOU!) on a tour of the fantasy genre. From high to low, from classics to new releases, from epic to urban; each month, we will guide you in search of a different trope, theme or cliché. Lest we become lost, we’ll be referring to […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Dragons

Monthly Short Story Winner: Dragons 

This month we decided to give you a treat. Something grand. Something terrifying. Creatures you complained about being not depicted as they should be. This month our entrants wrote about dragons! Absolve yourself and picture them as the menacing, intelligent, magical, godlike terrors they are. Or not. You never know what our writers are going […]

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The Legion of Flame by Anthony Ryan

The Legion of Flame by Anthony Ryan
3.75

Spoiler Warning: This review contains spoilers for The Waking Fire, the first book in Anthony Ryan’s Draconis Memoria series. There is a scene in the second chapter of Anthony Ryan’s second novel in the Draconis Memoria, The Legion of Flame, in which Lizanne Lethridge, spy for the Ironship Trading Syndicate, is called before the board […]

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