SPFBO 6: Finalist Review Black Stone Heart
 

Black Stone Heart

Review

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

A Wind from the Wilderness

SPFBO #6 Finals Review

 
Fantasy-Themed Cookbooks
 

Fantasy-Themed Cookbooks

Multi-Book Review

 

Browsing all articles tagged with dragons.

The Name of All Things by Jenn Lyons

The Name of All Things by Jenn Lyons
4.5

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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The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons
4.5

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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Flame Riders by Sean Grigsby – Cover Reveal

Flame Riders by Sean Grigsby – Cover Reveal 

In the final instalment of the Smoke Eaters series, the New United States Army has taken over and America has devolved into a full-on dragon apocalypse.

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The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter

The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter
4.5

Dragons are one of the most familiar—and overused—tropes in fantasy. These mystical beings intrigue and fascinate all who have heard of them. However, since oral tradition, dragons were either an Eastern or a Western entity. This is strange because if most dragon species can fly, then why could they be found in just two regions […]

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Rogues Gallery by Richard A. Knaak – Kickstarter

Rogues Gallery by Richard A. Knaak – Kickstarter 

This author has written books for World of Warcraft, Diablo, and Dragonlance amongst others. Anyway, with that in mind, when this most prolific of authors is running a Kickstarter we jumped at the chance to help out and pay him back a little for all the joy he had brought into our reading lives.

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Songs of Insurrection by JC Kang

Songs of Insurrection by JC Kang
4.25

Spoiler Warning: This review contains spoilers. Read with caution if you have yet to finish the book. A path to glory blazed with the dying heart of an imperial princess. JC Kang’s Songs of Insurrection (originally The Dragon Scale Lute) is a wonderful, feministic narrative of a woman trying to find her own voice. It […]

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Nite Fire: Flash Point by C. L. Schneider – SPFBO Review

Nite Fire: Flash Point by C. L. Schneider – SPFBO Review 

Slated for execution, shapeshifting assassin, Dahlia Nite, flees her world to hide in the human realm. As payment for the shelter they unknowingly provide, Dahlia dedicates herself to protecting humans from what truly lives in the shadows. Moving from town to town, she hunts the creatures that threaten an unsuspecting human race; burying the truth […]

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Todd Lockwood Interview – The Summer Dragon

Todd Lockwood Interview – The Summer Dragon 

I went to Dragon Con (a convention held in Atlanta, George) in the fall of 2016. Amid the hustle and bustle of the massive crowds, attending author panels and going to workshops we decided we needed a break. My sister-in-law’s husband wished to go see a friend in the Marriott, so we entered into an […]

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The Bone Ships by RJ Barker

The Bone Ships by RJ Barker
5

For generations, the Hundred Isles have built their ships from the bones of ancient dragons to fight an endless war. Then the dragons disappeared. But the battle for supremacy on the high seas persisted. When the first dragon in centuries is spotted in far-off waters, both sides see a chance to shift the balance of […]

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Wacky Real-Life Holidays for the Dragon at Heart

Wacky Real-Life Holidays for the Dragon at Heart 

We all know us fantasy nerds love to celebrate. A new Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion? Dress up like a wizard when you go explore it, of course! Game of Thrones back on again? Host a dinner celebration with GoT-themed foods. Watch a fun D&D show tonight? Draw all the characters and share the […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Fire

Monthly Short Story Winner: Fire 

This month we asked our entrants to write about fire. The beauty of fire is its ambivalence. On the one hand we need it to survive (cooking our food, keeping us warm, protecting us) on the other hand it’s dangerous, maybe even diabolical (arson, battle magic, forest fires, household accidents). A fire—no matter if it’s […]

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The Anointed by Keith Ward – SPFBO #4 Finals Review

The Anointed by Keith Ward – SPFBO #4 Finals Review
1.5

* Disclaimer * Writing and reading are subjective arts. What some folks will absolutely love, others will dislike. It is a bit like Marmite in the UK—normal people dislike it intensely, but some weird folks actually enjoy the taste of warm road surface with fresh roadkill upon their tongue. To each their own, I suppose. […]

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