The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan
 

The Great Hunt

Classic SFF Review

 
A Wizard’s Sacrifice by A. M. Justice – Cover Reveal and Excerpt
 

A Wizard’s Sacrifice

Cover Reveal & Excerpt

 
We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson
 

We Ride the Storm

ARC Review

 

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We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson

We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson
4.25

I originally read We Ride the Storm when it was a finalist in the fourth Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO), and I could immediately see why it fared so well in that competition (you can read the Fantasy-Faction review here). I loved it well enough that when Orbit picked it up, I jumped at the chance […]

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Author Spotlight: Elizabeth Haydon and The Symphony of Ages Series

Author Spotlight: Elizabeth Haydon and The Symphony of Ages Series 

Spoiler Warning: This article contains spoilers for The Symphony of Ages series. Read with caution if you have yet to finish the books. The Prophecy of the Three The Three shall come, leaving early, arriving late The lifestages of all men: Child of Blood, Child of Earth, Child of the Sky Each man, formed in […]

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6th Annual Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off: An Introduction to the SPFBO

6th Annual Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off: An Introduction to the SPFBO 

Fantasy-Faction has been part of the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO)—a fantasy fiction competition sponsored by Mark Lawrence—from the beginning, and as the sixth round of the competition kicks off, we’re itching to get our hands on the next batch of contenders. The submissions seem to get stronger every year, and we can’t wait to see […]

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A Tale of Stars and Shadow by Lisa Cassidy – Spoiler Free Review

A Tale of Stars and Shadow by Lisa Cassidy – Spoiler Free Review
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A Tale of Stars & Shadow is the first book in the series of the same name by Australian author Lisa Cassidy. It is a dual perspective story following Talyn Dynan and Shadowhawk. Talyn, a Dumnorix princess and trained warrior, is sent on a mission away from her home to the mysterious land of the winged […]

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Out of Body by Jeffrey Ford

Out of Body by Jeffrey Ford
4

“There’s so much going on at night, in the shadows, that people who spend most of their waking time in the sunlight have no idea about. Neon and spotlights and bulbs have pushed back the darkness, but night is still largely an undiscovered territory.” Out of Body (2020) by Jeffrey Ford is a surrealist exploration […]

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A Walk Among the Trees: A Look at Forests in Myth and Media

A Walk Among the Trees: A Look at Forests in Myth and Media 

Forests have always been places of enchantment, haunted by outlaws, gods, angry ghosts and ferocious monsters. Walk a while with me. The wind sings through the leaves. Birds squabble in their nests and animals great and small slink through the underbrush. Trees older than cities slumber peacefully in hidden glades. Time moves to different rhythms […]

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Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda

Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
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In a gorgeously painted world, humans and arcanics exist in an uneasy truce. The war between them isn’t over, merely on hold. And since the humans have a habit of harvesting the arcanics for parts, you can see why they don’t get along. One arcanic, Maika Half-Wolf, allows herself to be captured by human slavers […]

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Of Honey and Wildfires by Sarah Chorn

Of Honey and Wildfires by Sarah Chorn
4.25

Sarah Chorn’s western-inspired fantasy Of Honey and Wildfires digs deep into the soul and taps a well of emotion in a layered tale that examines artifice, reality, and the costs of love. At its core, the story revolves around a pair of fathers and the legacies they create for their children. Matthew Esco is a […]

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Fortune’s Fool by Angela Boord – SPFBO #5 Finals Review

Fortune’s Fool by Angela Boord – SPFBO #5 Finals Review
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Two reviews… on the same day? Yes indeed. These are the final two reviews for this year’s SPFBO. The fifth—that’s five years of SPFBO goodness and some truly awesome books. However, there can be only one winner of the competition and you’ll have to visit Mark Lawrence’s finalist table to find that out! *Disclaimer* Writing […]

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Beggar’s Rebellion by Levi Jacobs – SPFBO #5 Finals Review

Beggar’s Rebellion by Levi Jacobs – SPFBO #5 Finals Review
3.5

Tai Kulga lost the rebellion and his best friend on the same day, stripping him of his will to live even as a strange power flooded his bones. When the friend returns as a spirit guide, it feels like a second chance—but his friend is not who he was, and the Councilate is not done oppressing his people. When trouble with lawkeepers lands Tai’s surviving friends in a prison camp, he must go underground to find the last of the rebels and convince them to break his friends free.

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Spark City by Robert J. Power – SPFBO #5 Finals Review

Spark City by Robert J. Power – SPFBO #5 Finals Review
3.5

SPFBO review of Spark City by Robert J Power

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Blades Edge by Virginia McClain – SPFBO #5 Finals Review

Blades Edge by Virginia McClain – SPFBO #5 Finals Review
3.5

*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 and fresh roadkill on their tongue. To each their own, I suppose. These are […]

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