Frostgrave and Carnevale – Two Skirmish Wargame Reviews
 

Frostgrave and Carnevale

Two Skirmish Wargame Reviews

 
The Steel Prince by V. E. Schwab
 

The Steel Prince

New Release Comic Review

 
The Son of Summer Stars by Meredith Ann Pierce
 

The Son of Summer Stars

Classic SFF Review

 

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Frostgrave and Carnevale – Two Skirmish Wargame Reviews

Frostgrave and Carnevale – Two Skirmish Wargame Reviews 

In the last couple of years, tabletop gaming has become more popular. A lot of people don’t have the space, budget or playing time for vast wargames involving hundreds of models, and smaller-scale, skirmish games have arisen to fill the gap. I thought I’d have a look at two such games: Carnevale, sold by TTCombat, […]

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The Steel Prince by V. E. Schwab

The Steel Prince by V. E. Schwab
4.5

Well, fellow adventurers, she’s done it again. V. E. Schwab delivers another amazing story with her Shades of Magic expansion comic book entitled: The Steel Prince. Published in March 2019 from Titan Comics, The Steel Prince is an adult fantasy comic book that explores the backstory of a secondary character in the Shades of Magic […]

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The Son of Summer Stars by Meredith Ann Pierce

The Son of Summer Stars by Meredith Ann Pierce
4.5

Spoiler Warning: Minor spoilers for The Birth of the Firebringer, Dark Moon and The Son of Summer Stars. “Little unicorn,” he answered mildly, “attend. We gryphons are not the ones who trespass Ishi’s Vale. But consider: with the birth of your flock’s long-sought Firebringer, does not time at last betide you to depart and reclaim […]

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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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The Hod King by Josiah Bancroft – Review + Fan Theories!

The Hod King by Josiah Bancroft – Review + Fan Theories!
5

Spoiler Warning: If you haven’t read books one and two in The Books of Babel series then go and read them now, and/or check out Fantasy-Faction’s reviews of both books here and here. Not reading this series is a bad life-choice, there’s simply no other way of putting it. If you’ve somehow skipped both books […]

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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
4

Sometimes trips to the local charity shop can be a bust. There are however rare occasions where you’ll find a gem. For me, that gem was Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book. Confession time: the only other works by Gaiman that I’ve read are The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Stardust, Hansel & Gretel […]

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Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri

Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri
5

It isn’t much of an exaggeration to say that I grew up on epic fantasy. One of the earliest book series I remember (aside from a series about Girl Scouts that I only had three books of) is The Chronicles of Narnia. My mother read me the whole series, and when I learned the Pevensie […]

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Sword of Kaigen by M. L. Wang

Sword of Kaigen by M. L. Wang
4.5

The Poppy War’s darkness meets The Last Airbender’s elemental magic. Being a second world conflict between China and Japan, M. L. Wang’s Sword of Kaigen brought to my mind R. F. Kuang’s meteoric debut, The Poppy War. With all the hype surrounding it, The Poppy War was my most anticipated release of 2018, but one […]

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Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
4.25

If GRRM wrote a mix of The Incredibles and Avatar, with a necromancer heroine. Last year, Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone came in second to RF Kuang’s The Poppy War on my personal list of Most Anticipated Debuts. After seeing Ms. Adeyemi’s interview with Jimmy Fallon (he lauded her success at an early […]

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RJ Barker Interview – King of Assassins

RJ Barker Interview – King of Assassins 

If you’ve not see Fantasy-Faction’s Best of 2018 list yet, then you are missing out on some great reads. But lucky for you, we have the author of one of our top five picks (two years in a row!) here to talk with us today! RJ Barker is the author of The Wounded Kingdom. The […]

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Witchmark by C. L. Polk

Witchmark by C. L. Polk
4.5

“Help me, Starred One. I am murdered.” Witchmark, the debut novel of C. L. Polk and the first in The Kingston Cycle, quickly bicycle-raced its way to my favourite book of 2018. A murder mystery novel set in a world alike to Edwardian England post-WWI, the fast-paced tale is quick to hook and doesn’t let […]

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Seraphina’s Lament by Sarah Chorn – Cover Reveal + Excerpt

Seraphina’s Lament by Sarah Chorn – Cover Reveal + Excerpt 

Today I have the great pleasure of presenting Fantasy-Faction’s first cover reveal and story excerpt of 2019! And what better way to start, than with a soon to be debut author and friend of the site: Sarah Chorn. Many of you may know Sarah as the woman behind the site Bookworm Blues. She is a […]

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