Gilded Cage by Vic James
 

Gilded Cage

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A Cast of Roles
 

A Cast of Roles

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Star Trek Beyond – Movie Review
 

Star Trek Beyond

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Gilded Cage by Vic James

Gilded Cage by Vic James
4.5

Gilded Cage began life as a Wattpad success and it’s easy to see why. Sitting halfway between the YA and adult markets, James’ story has a wide appeal and deals with popular themes. While the dystopian ‘us and them’ set-up is familiar, the world of Gilded Cage is far more comprehensively realised than many of […]

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Terminus by Ryan Howse – SPFBO Review: And Then There Were Six

Terminus by Ryan Howse – SPFBO Review: And Then There Were Six
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The SPFBO team are making steady progress in our search for a finalist. To avoid cruelly stretching things out, we’ll be posting individual reviews for those who don’t make it as we eliminate them rather than waiting till we’ve picked our winner. Please note that we’re not reading (or eliminating) these in any particular order […]

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Bloodbound by F. Wesley Schneider – Spoiler Free Review

Bloodbound by F. Wesley Schneider – Spoiler Free Review
3.5

Tie-in fiction isn’t known for its broad appeal. By its very nature, tie-in novels are appealing to fans of a very specific thing, be it a show, movie, game or something else. Bloodbound, the debut novel by Pathfinder RPG co-creator Wes Schneider, is the exception to that rule. It checks a lot of boxes. There’s […]

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The Dagger and The Coin by Daniel Abraham – Series Review

The Dagger and The Coin by Daniel Abraham – Series Review
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This review may contain spoilers. Read with caution if you have yet to finish the series. Reviewing an entire series in one fell swoop can be tricky. Luckily, I’ve got the perfect metaphor to carry us through this one…but more on that in a moment. First, here’s a quick introduction for those who’re not familiar […]

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Tiffany Aching – Discworld Series Review

Tiffany Aching – Discworld Series Review
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Recently, we heard the news that Wee Free Men, the first in the Tiffany Aching series of Discworld books by Sir Terry Pratchett, is going to be brought to film by the Jim Henson Company and Narrativia, Sir Terry’s production company. A lot of people are very excited about this, because Tiffany is a firm […]

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The Iron Ship by K. M. McKinley

The Iron Ship by K. M. McKinley
4.5

I started off intending to simply review K. M. McKinley’s steampunk fantasy novel. I was surprised at its relatively low number of Goodreads and Amazon reviews despite being out for over a year. Perhaps it had not tickled the fancy of others in quite the same way that it worked for me. However, in setting […]

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Summerlong by Peter S. Beagle

Summerlong by Peter S. Beagle
4.25

Like a warm summer afternoon, Peter S. Beagle’s upcoming novel, Summerlong, is charmingly quiet yet deeply thoughtful, with an ambiance that will keep readers spellbound to the final page. Beagle’s first full-length novel since Tamsin published in 1999, Summerlong features an older couple, Abe and Joanna, who initially seem content with their lives. The pair […]

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Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #2: Our Final Seven

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #2: Our Final Seven 

After much deliberation, the Fantasy-Faction reviewing team has narrowed down the entries in our group to seven. Our task now is to read and discuss these books more closely, with a view to picking a winner. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: the standard across all the books we’ve looked at was […]

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Laura Lam Interview

Laura Lam Interview 

We are excited to once again have the talented author Laura Lam with us today. Her most recent novel, False Hearts, was released this June and the conclusion to her Micah Grey series, Masquerade, is due out in January 2017. In the years since Pantomime and Shadowplay, the first two books in the Micah Grey series, […]

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Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #2: Getting Close To The End…

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #2: Getting Close To The End… 

The Fantasy-Faction SPFBO team are on the verge of announcing their top seven books! But first, here are a final set of five that didn’t quite make the cut. It was really hard to say goodbye to some of these; maybe on another day, with another set of reviewers, they would have made it through. […]

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Force Grey: Giant Hunters – YouTube Show Review

Force Grey: Giant Hunters – YouTube Show Review 

I haven’t played Dungeons & Dragons since my teenage years, and there are days when I miss it. Computer games took over, life got in the way; work, family, children and all the things that we think (and are) important just ate up my time. Luckily for me, I’ve got a group of friends who […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Flash Fiction

Monthly Short Story Winner: Flash Fiction 

Postcard Fiction. Short, Short Stories. Micro Fiction. 500 words or less. This month, that’s all our entrants got. Wikipedia says that flash fiction ‘often contains the classic story elements: protagonist, conflict, obstacles or complications, and resolution.’ It adds that ‘the limited word length often forces some of these elements to remain unwritten – that is, […]

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