Two Serpents Rise by Max Gladstone
 

Two Serpents Rise

Review

 
Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron
 

Nice Dragons Finish Last

Review

 
The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell
 

The Sleeper and the Spindle

Review

 

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Winner of the May 2014 Writing Contest: Portal Fantasy

Winner of the May 2014 Writing Contest: Portal Fantasy 

We’ve been getting such good feedback for the short stories our members have submitted in our Monthly Short Story Competition that we have decided to post them on the main site at a rate of one a week. Today we will be looking at the winner from our May 2014 contest. In May we had […]

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Jay Kristoff Interview

Jay Kristoff Interview 

Hey all you Factioners! I had the amazing opportunity to talk to Jay Kristoff about the finale for his Japanese steampunk series The Lotus War. If you haven’t heard about these books yet you should do yourself a favor and pick up Stormdancer. There are plenty of mythic creatures, civil unrest, and a strong female […]

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The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
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If you’ve come into contact with any of David Mitchell’s work before, you’ll be well-acquainted with the sort of genre-switching, time-slipping, scene-shifting fiction that the author is best known for. A film adaptation by the Wachowski siblings in 2012 brought his lauded tapestry of souls, Cloud Atlas, to a wider audience. 2014 heralds the debut […]

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Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
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Harper Price has everything. She’s president of the Student Government Association, has Cotillion coming up, does well in school, has a great group of friends (and one best friend, Bee), is dating a guy who’s just about perfect for her, attends Future Business Leaders of America meetings, and is all set to be Homecoming Queen. […]

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What Makes a Great Bookstore?

What Makes a Great Bookstore? 

Everyone has a favorite bookstore—whether it’s a big chain or the corner independent. It’s the place where we discover new books, maybe even wait in line for hours for the latest in our favorite series. I don’t know about you, but walking into a bookstore always brightens my day. So, how do you know if […]

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Giveaway – The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley

Giveaway – The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley 

In December, our book club will be reading The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley. There has been a lot of buzz about The Mirror Empire this year and I have to confess, I was already extremely excited about the choice because it’s one of my favorite reads of 2014. It also lends its self quite […]

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor – Video Game Review

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor – Video Game Review 

Author’s Note: This review is spoiler free! Licensed video games do not have the best of reputations. E.T., for the Atari 2600, is considered one of the worst games ever made. The recent Legend of Korra game has been widely panned. Star Wars: Masters of Teras Kasi? Well, the less said about that train wreck, […]

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Daughters of the Storm by Kim Wilkins

Daughters of the Storm by Kim Wilkins
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The warrior. Through blood and steel, Bluebell has forged a reputation as an unkillable soldier. The eldest of the five princesses, she is fiercely protective of her family, unashamedly bloodthirsty in battle, and is ruthless in her decision-making. Pragmatic though she may be, though, Bluebell is not heartless. Nothing is more important to her than […]

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Trial By Fire by Josephine Angelini

Trial By Fire by Josephine Angelini
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After a fair debut from this author with her Starcrossed trilogy, this new beginning of another left a bit to be desired. What compelled me to pick it up was the blurb: Suddenly, Lily is in a different Salem—one overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women called Crucibles. Strongest and cruelest of them […]

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Vowed by Liz de Jager

Vowed by Liz de Jager
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Vowed is the second book in The Blackhart Legacy and reunites us with kick-ass hero Kit Blackhart. I was impressed by Kit the first time around and I’m pleased to say that this subsequent adventure impressed me even more. Vowed has the feel of a detective story, which contrasts nicely with Banished’s straight-up action adventure. […]

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Revisiting Thieves’ World Anthologies – Part Two

Revisiting Thieves’ World Anthologies – Part Two 

Welcome back to our stroll down memory lane in the city of Sanctuary. We’re revisiting the Thieves’ World series, the twelve anthologies that resulted from an idea by Robert Asprin and friends to write sword and sorcery stories in a shared universe. The concept made an impact on generations of readers, including best-selling fantasy author […]

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Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White

Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White
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Illusions of Fate pleasantly surprised me with its depth. The blurb on the back suggests merely another “girl goes to court, girl feels like an outcast, girl meets boy, TRUE LOVE,” story, but instead I found a story that follows the same framework but focuses instead on a black woman’s struggle in a racist, white […]

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