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Black Stone Heart

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A Wind from the Wilderness

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The Brightest Shadow by Sarah Lin

The Brightest Shadow by Sarah Lin
4.5

“When Epic Fantasy Meets Cultivation” Sarah Lin is best known for revolutionizing the English-original cultivation (or xianxia) subgenre with her late 2019 release, Street Cultivation. Instead of cultivators wearing flowing robes and belonging to martial sects who dueled in quaint towns and countrysides, it featured gritty back alley duels and mobile apps that measure energy. […]

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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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The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan

The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan
4.75

Spoiler Warning: This review contains minor spoilers. Please read with caution if you have yet to finish The Eye of the World and The Great Hunt. “The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that […]

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The Nine Realms by Sarah Kozloff – Series Review

The Nine Realms by Sarah Kozloff – Series Review
4.75

Robert Jordan, Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Brent Weeks, Samantha Shannon, Haruki Murakami and Robin Hobb. These names go with epic fantasy, or any fantasy story that has multiple characters, amazing worldbuilding, complicated yet believable plots, and over 600 pages of content. Many people, including other readers, are amazed at how their fans […]

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Kalanon’s Rising by Darian Smith – SPFBO #5 Finals Review

Kalanon’s Rising by Darian Smith – SPFBO #5 Finals Review
3

Solve the murder. Stop the war. Save the world.

Sir Brannon Kesh spent years building a new life as a physician, leaving the name Bloodhawk and the war that spawned it behind. But when the King’s cousin is murdered, duty calls him back. The crime scene suggests dark magic and the evidence points to the ambassador of Nilar, an alluring woman with secrets of her own, who sees Bloodhawk as little more than a war criminal.

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Brian Lee Durfee Interview – Prison Comic-Con

Brian Lee Durfee Interview – Prison Comic-Con 

Today we are talking with epic fantasy author, Brian Lee Durfee, about his recent convention in the Utah State Prison. For anyone who doesn’t know you and isn’t familiar with your novels, can you provide a brief overview? I am the author of The Forgetting Moon, The Blackest Heart, and The Lonesome Crown, the first […]

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A Time of Courage by John Gwynne – Spoiler Free Review

A Time of Courage by John Gwynne – Spoiler Free Review
5

A Time of Courage is the concluding instalment to the Of Blood and Bone trilogy and is the seventh book to be set in the world of the Banished Lands. Of Blood and Bone is set one-hundred years after the events of the Faithful and the Fallen series. A Time of Courage picks up soon […]

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Jesse Teller Interview – Onslaught of Madness

Jesse Teller Interview – Onslaught of Madness 

Today we are happy to welcome author Jesse Teller to Fantasy-Faction! Teller’s writing is the definition of epic fantasy. The stories are comparable to Steven Erikson’s Malazan in scope and scale, and likewise could be classified as “high grimdark” fantasy. So far, Teller has published eight books set on the continent of Perilisc, with plans […]

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John Gwynne Interview – A Time of Blood

John Gwynne Interview – A Time of Blood 

Today we have with us author John Gwynne! For those of you unfamiliar with his work, his first series, The Faithful and the Fallen, debuted in 2012 and finished in 2016, when its final book, Wrath, won our Best Fantasy Book of the Year. (The first book, Malice, also won the Gemmell Morningstar Award.) His […]

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Onslaught of Madness by Jesse Teller

Onslaught of Madness by Jesse Teller
4.25

“I lead you now into peril.” So says Peter Redfist to his brother-in-arms Aaron the Marked. Peter is ten years old and Aaron is thirteen, but they are not boys. They are men on a mission to save the nation of Tienne from Rextur Cherlot, aka Madness, the anointed general of a god bent on […]

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Soul Render by T. L. Branson

Soul Render by T. L. Branson
4

“Stormbringer in a stone.” Middle school marked the rebirth of my interest in fantasy, and after reading heroic fantasy stories like Dragonlance and Dragonriders of Pern, I was taken aback by Elric of Melnibone. The ability of Stormbringer to suck souls utterly horrified me: raised in a Southern Baptist household, the idea that the essence […]

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We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson – SPFBO #4 Finals Review

We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson – SPFBO #4 Finals Review
4.5

*Disclaimer* Writing and reading is a subjective art. 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 and fresh roadkill upon their tongue. To each their own, I suppose. We […]

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