Does Patrick Rothfuss Hate His Fans?
 

Does Rothfuss Hate Us?

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The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
 

The Bear and the Nightingale

ARC Review

 
The Wall of Storms by Ken Liu
 

The Wall of Storms

Review

 

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Does Patrick Rothfuss Hate His Fans?

Does Patrick Rothfuss Hate His Fans? 

Not too long ago, Patrick Rothfuss wrote this: Just when I was growing fairly certain my readers were clever people who actually have the ability to read and comprehend text, a brave contingent of souls rush boldly forward with comments, eager to prove me wrong…. The vast majority of you: Thanks for being a delightfully […]

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The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
4.5

As a fantasy reader who makes his living in marketing and communications, I am perhaps more jaded than most when it comes to books that are compared to some of the greatest in the genre prior to their release date. How many times have we seen books touted as “the next Lord of the Rings,” […]

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The Wall of Storms by Ken Liu

The Wall of Storms by Ken Liu
4.5

“History is the long shadow cast by the past upon the future.” “Killing the emperor was easy. Building a world that is more just and persuading those in power to exercise it wisely have been far harder.” In The Grace of Kings (2015), the first book in the Dandelion Dynasty series, Ken Liu traced the […]

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Fionn: Defence of Ráth Bládhma by Brian O’Sullivan – SPFBO Review

Fionn: Defence of Ráth Bládhma by Brian O’Sullivan – SPFBO Review
4

Fionn: Defence of Ráth Bládhma is one of ten novels in the final round of Mark Lawrence’s Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO) 2016. Updates on the contest’s progress can be found here. Brian O’Sullivan’s SPFBO offering – Fionn: Defence of Ráth Bládhma – was something of a bumpy ride for me, at least at the beginning. […]

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John Gwynne Interview – Wrath and The Faithful and the Fallen

John Gwynne Interview – Wrath and The Faithful and the Fallen 

Here at Fantasy-Faction we’re delighted to host John Gwynne, author of the epic fantasy quartet The Faithful and the Fallen. John’s books have been nominated within all three categories at the David Gemmell Legend Awards. Book one, Malice, won the Morningstar Award for Best Debut in 2013, and since then the series has received more […]

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Larcout by K. A. Krantz – SPFBO Review

Larcout by K. A. Krantz – SPFBO Review
3.5

Larcout is one of ten novels in the final round of Mark Lawrence’s Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO) 2016. Updates on the contest’s progress can be found here. I’m not sure what I was expecting when I chose K. A. Krantz’s novel to be the first SPFBO finalist I read and reviewed, but it certainly wasn’t […]

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Conspiracy of Ravens by Lila Bowen

Conspiracy of Ravens by Lila Bowen
3.5

Spoiler Warning: This review contains mild spoilers for Wake of Vultures. Please read with caution if you have yet to finish the first book. Conspiracy of Ravens, by Lila Bowen (AKA Delilah S. Dawson), gives me exactly what I want in a sequel. Everything I loved in book one of the series, Wake of Vultures, […]

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Arm of the Sphinx by Josiah Bancroft

Arm of the Sphinx by Josiah Bancroft
5

Spoiler Warning: This review contains spoilers for Senlin Ascends. Please read with caution if you have yet to finish the first book. Having steadily accelerated in devouring Senlin Ascends (the first of the books of Babel), I fell with almost unseemly haste into its sequel, Arm of the Sphinx. I will try to avoid giving […]

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The Burning Isle by Will Panzo

The Burning Isle by Will Panzo
4

Slow and steady does win the race, as proven by Will Panzo’s debut novel. Also, bonus points for being a standalone. The Burning Isle delivers with a long-brewing vengeance story. Looking back, there was nothing remarkably unique about the plotline, but not once in its 400-plus pages was I tempted to give up. There are […]

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Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #2: Round Two

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #2: Round Two 

Here we are at the beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning. It really depends on your viewpoint. Round One is complete and done. The ten finalists have been selected, put forward to other blogs and one author (that we know of) has already bagged an agent and they didn’t even make […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Young Love

Monthly Short Story Winner: Young Love 

This month’s stories are about people experiencing true love (or what they believe to be love) for the first time. I know that writing about feelings – and especially love – is quite hard too but since love is an integral part of life, it was about time to try writing about it. If you […]

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Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft

Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft
5

This is an exceedingly rich book. A depth of imagination married with a poetic turn of phrase and an engaging cast of characters (both those we meet and those who keep us waiting) conspire to deliver an epic story soaring high above the clouds. The engine of the fantastic story is a terrifyingly ordinary dilemma. […]

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