The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
 

The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Review

 
Scott H. Andrews Interview – Beneath Ceaseless Skies
 

Scott H. Andrews Interview

Beneath Ceaseless Skies

 
Flame Riders by Sean Grigsby – Cover Reveal
 

Flame Riders by Sean Grigsby

Cover Reveal

 

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The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
3.5

I never enjoy describing things with, “It’s like X meets Y!” since I always felt it was a rather lazy way to describe something. No one says, “Hamsters are like if Rats met Gerbils!” or “Oranges are like if Apples met A Different Color!” (At least, I hope no one has ever said that.) Yet […]

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Where Shadows Lie by Allegra Pescatore – SPFBO #6 Semi-Finals Review

Where Shadows Lie by Allegra Pescatore – SPFBO #6 Semi-Finals Review
4

Today we review the last book of our thirty-book batch in the sixth annual Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off with our fourth semi-finalist Where Shadows Lie. How this book stacks up against the other members of our final four will be revealed on Friday, October 30th. The Chosen One is dead. Magic is going haywire. Time is […]

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Shadow of a Dead God by Patrick Samphire – SPFBO #6 Semi-Finals Review

Shadow of a Dead God by Patrick Samphire – SPFBO #6 Semi-Finals Review
4

Among the coincidences of topics and titles in the sixth annual Self-Publishing Fantasy Blog-Off, Fantasy-Faction had not only four books with dragon in the title and five titles containing shadow, we also had three that played with noir tropes in a fantasy setting: Blood Under Water (reviewed here), Tales of the Thief-City (another semifinalist; reviewed […]

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Tales of the Thief-City by Gareth Lewis – SPFBO #6 Semi-Finals Review

Tales of the Thief-City by Gareth Lewis – SPFBO #6 Semi-Finals Review
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We close out the sixth annual Self-Publishing Fantasy Blog-Off with four semifinalists, the highest rated books in our batch. We will share the scores when we name the finalist on Friday, October 30, and the order of the reviews posted this week should not be taken to imply the rankings of our final four. Today […]

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The Stone Knife by Anna Stephens – Exclusive Excerpt!

The Stone Knife by Anna Stephens – Exclusive Excerpt! 

Today on Fantasy-Faction we are thrilled to bring you an excerpt from Anna Stephens’ new series, Songs of the Drowned! For those of you who don’t know, Anna Stephens’ is the author of the highly acclaimed (including by us) Godblind series. The first book in that series, also called Godblind, came out in 2017, with […]

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The Worth of Hair by A. A. Freeman

The Worth of Hair by A. A. Freeman
4.5

In their original forms, fairy stories were often bloody and almost always filled with grim suffering. The grimmest of all were not the folk tales captured by the famous brothers of that name, but rather Hans Christian Andersen’s original fables. His “Little Match Girl” isn’t rescued by a fairy godmother or industrious talking mice from […]

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Sarah Chorn Interview – Of Honey and Wildfires

Sarah Chorn Interview – Of Honey and Wildfires 

Sarah Chorn has been part of the fantasy community for many years. On her blog, Bookworm Blues, she does book reviews and has participated in the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off. She is also a freelance content editor [Editor’s Note: A fantastic content editor!]. And now she has two published novels with more on the way! Today […]

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Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
5

When an author has an impressive debut year—as in being nominated for and winning several literary awards: the Hugo, the Nebula, etc.—the question is can the author go further and beyond with their stories and their writings after a strong debut? The answer is, yes! And several authors have managed to do this with their […]

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Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire by Dan Hanks

Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire by Dan Hanks
4.25

Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire is a fantastical pulp novel set during the 1950s. Captain Samantha Moxley herself is a retired British pilot who fought against the Nazis both in the air and on land. After that, she was recruited by an arcane and ruthless arm of the US government to help […]

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Livestream Chat with Fonda Lee, Andrea G. Stewart, and K. S. Villoso

Livestream Chat with Fonda Lee, Andrea G. Stewart, and K. S. Villoso 

On Friday September 18th, we are hosting a livestream chat with Orbit authors Fonda Lee, Andrea G. Stewart, and K.S. Villoso at 4pm EST in our Facebook Group! We’ll be talking about their new releases, the state of Asian-fantasy, and a TV deal! The chat will be moderated by JC Kang and Virginia McClain and you will be able to ask the authors […]

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Blade’s Edge and Traitor’s Hope by Virginia McClain – Cover Redesign Reveal

Blade’s Edge and Traitor’s Hope by Virginia McClain – Cover Redesign Reveal 

Covers. We like to pretend we don’t judge books by them, but on some level we do. And that’s really ok. Here’s why: It’s NOT okay to judge people by their appearance for a myriad of reasons, and that’s why we use the expression to talk about people, but books aren’t people. Books, by and […]

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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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