Fantastical Biology – Part Eight: Fantasy Diseases
 

Fantasy Diseases

Fantastical Biology – Part Eight

 
Gail Z. Martin & Larry N. Martin Interview
 

Gail Z. & Larry N. Martin

Interview

 
Jennifer Williams reveals cover for ‘The Silver Tide’
 

Cover Revealed by Jennifer Williams

 

Browsing all articles tagged with fantasy.

The Hunter’s Kind by Rebecca Levene

The Hunter’s Kind by Rebecca Levene
5

The Hunter’s Kind is a clever and multi-layered book, which builds magnificently on Smiler’s Fair, the first in The Hollow Gods series. Levene made a name for herself as a new generation fantasy writer, pulling up old tropes like weeds and planting the fresh, bright and compelling ideas that this genre needs to flourish. If […]

Continue reading...

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
3.5

My first novel by this author did not readily impress me at the beginning. A child-operated book-smuggling outfit run by a greedy, cold-hearted family—not all that unique of a plot device. Then, we find out it’s because physical books are a rarity, not found in the open, because The Great Library of Alexandria doles out […]

Continue reading...

The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
4.5

We open on an oddly dressed girl walking down a road and refusing a ride from a stranger because she does not want to have to kill them, reasoning that it’s already been a busy day, what with her already doing away with a nosy Detective. It’s a jarring opening that immediately takes the readers […]

Continue reading...

Suffrage or Just Plain Suffering? The Princess Problem in Fantasy

Suffrage or Just Plain Suffering? The Princess Problem in Fantasy 

It’ll never be easy to create a Cinderella who isn’t a victim. This has clearly been a challenge for Disney, whose live action version of the classic fairy tale opened earlier this year. Modern fantasy heroines should appeal to their young female audience as strong yet compassionate, intelligent yet humble, warriors, princesses, majestic ice-castle-builders. Cinderella’s […]

Continue reading...

Maoyu Mao Yusha – Anime Review

Maoyu Mao Yusha – Anime Review 

For fifteen years, the demons and humans have been at war, and both sides have profited from it, but at the expense of those less fortunate. Maoyu Mao Yusha begins with the Hero venturing into demon territory to challenge the Demon King. The encounter, though, goes nothing like Hero expects – beginning with the revelation […]

Continue reading...

Books on Writing Fantasy

Books on Writing Fantasy 

There are lots of books about writing out there, waiting to be read by future authors. Books on characters, books on plot, books on writing a novel in X amount of days. And of course all of this information can be used when writing fantasy novels, but wouldn’t it be nice to read a book […]

Continue reading...

The Sacred Band by Janet E. Morris and Chris Morris

The Sacred Band by Janet E. Morris and Chris Morris
3.5

From the very first chapter of The Sacred Band, I had a feeling about how I wanted to write this review, and the further in I went, the more certain I became. Reading this book from Janet Morris and Chris Morris is exactly like meeting an old classmate from high school, some 25 or 30 […]

Continue reading...

After the Burning: Princess by C. J. Peter

After the Burning: Princess by C. J. Peter
3.5

The following book was reviewed as part of Mark Lawrence’s Great Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off. For more information, visit Mark Lawrence’s blog or this previous announcement from Fantasy-Faction. C.J. Peter’s After the Burning: Princess isn’t a perfect book, but much like its main character, it has a lot of heart. The story centers around young Julian […]

Continue reading...

Peter Newman Interview

Peter Newman Interview 

Stephen King may have had a point when he wrote that talk is “sneaky”. Although we’re often told that the majority of communication is nonverbal (93 percent is the popular figure), the concept of having a voice is often linked with ideas such as freedom, justice and identity that make being without it a huge […]

Continue reading...

Fantasy and Gaming

Fantasy and Gaming 

Fantasy literature and fantasy games are and will always be intertwined. Certainly, fantasy fiction predates Crossbows and Catapults, Warhammer, Thieves World, Dungeons & Dragons or Magic: The Gathering, but for many readers fantasy games—even if you didn’t play them growing up—were a gateway to novels of similar subject matter. The reverse is true as well. […]

Continue reading...

Knight’s Shadow by Sebastien de Castell

Knight’s Shadow by Sebastien de Castell
5

Knight’s Shadow is the second book in The Greatcoats series; this review will contain spoilers for Traitor’s Blade. Read with caution if you have yet to finish the first book. Castell’s next installment of the series takes everything that made the first book great and gives it a little extra kick. The plots get more […]

Continue reading...

Meeting Elric

Meeting Elric 

Unlike many people who’ll see this post, I am a total newbie to the character and world of Elric and indeed to author Michael Moorcock. Lest I be burned by the fantasy community for heresy, I decided to seek out the Elric books, but quickly discovered that finding a place to begin wasn’t so simple. […]

Continue reading...