Talk Like A Man by Nisi Shawl
 

Talk Like A Man

Anthology Review

 
Asian Fantasy: SPFBO Edition
 

Asian Fantasy: SPFBO Edition

Roundtable Interview

 
Vita Nostra by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko – Translated by Julia Meitov Hersey
 

Vita Nostra

Translation Review

 

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Talk Like A Man by Nisi Shawl

Talk Like A Man by Nisi Shawl
4.5

“She would have to do something. Something else besides living. Something more.” PM Press’s Outspoken Authors series, edited by Terry Bisson, is part of the radical indie press’s politically engaged mission, in which they publish some of speculative fiction’s most insightful voices. Each volume concentrates on some of the most provocative and politically engaged of […]

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Asian Fantasy: SPFBO Edition

Asian Fantasy: SPFBO Edition 

With Lunar New Year around the corner, I joined a group chat with SFPBO past and present finalists Rob J. Hayes (Never Die, 2019), Virginia McClain (Blade’s Edge, 2019), M. L. Wang (The Sword of Kaigen, 2019), and K. Bird Lincoln (Tiger Lily, 2017) to discuss English-original Asian fantasy. Due to time zones and deadlines, […]

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Books to Read in Fantasy: A Look at Lists

Books to Read in Fantasy: A Look at Lists 

Recently a question was asked in the Fantasy-Faction Facebook Group. This is that question and some of the reasons why its answer looks the same, every time the question is asked. Question: What are the books which you think are a great introduction to fantasy—the books which every fantasy should read throughout their journey? Now, […]

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Fantasy-Faction’s Best Fantasy Books of 2019

Fantasy-Faction’s Best Fantasy Books of 2019 

Hello Factioners! I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday season full of family, friends, food, and fantasy books! We spent a lot longer working on our Best Of list this year than we normally do, as there were so many amazing titles to choose from. Even after weeks of debate, we couldn’t fit […]

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Blood of Heirs by Alicia Wanstall-Burke – SPFBO Review

Blood of Heirs by Alicia Wanstall-Burke – SPFBO Review
4

Lidan Tolak is the fiercest of her father’s daughters; more than capable of one day leading her clan. But caught between her warring parents, Lidan’s world begins to unravel when another of her father’s wives falls pregnant. Before she has time to consider the threat of a brother, a bloody swathe is cut through the […]

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Scarred Lands Player’s Guide – Role-playing Game Review

Scarred Lands Player’s Guide – Role-playing Game Review 

The Scarred Lands, Player’s Guide was originally created at White Wolf before Onyx Path Publishing and Nocturnal Media took it over. In a 2016 Kickstarter campaign, Onyx and Nocturnal successfully funded both the Pathfinder and the 5th Edition version, raising over $60,000 to make this book a reality. Thanks to Matt, from Onyx Publishing for […]

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Unsouled by Will Wight

Unsouled by Will Wight
5

The Monkey King meets Up. For a novel entitled Unsouled, Will Wight’s prototypical story has a lot of soul. I’d picked it up a couple of years ago, but each time I’d tried to start, like many books buried on the slopes of Mount TBR, I never made it past the first two pages. Not […]

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The Black Hawks by David Wragg – Spoiler Free Review

The Black Hawks by David Wragg – Spoiler Free Review
4

The Black Hawks is the first book in the adult fantasy series, the Articles of the Faith, and is the author’s debut book. It is a quest-centred fantasy that follows Chel, a knight who finds himself bound to deliver a young prince to safety. The duo soon meet the Black Hawks Company, a mercenary group, […]

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Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence

Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence
5

Mark Lawrence has done it! Not only did he provide a complete trilogy with unforgettable characters, a (low) fantasy world that is similar to ours, and a school that rivals Hogwarts, but also gives it an ending that leaves his readers satisfied. Holy Sister, the third Book of the Ancestor, wraps up everything in this […]

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Legacy of Ghosts by Alicia Wanstall-Burke – Cover Reveal

Legacy of Ghosts by Alicia Wanstall-Burke – Cover Reveal 

Writing Legacy of Ghosts may have been the hardest thing I’ve ever done in a creative capacity, but choosing a cover artist didn’t take a second thought. Pen Astridge created the cover for Blood of Heirs, book one of The Coraidic Sagas, so it made complete sense to ask (beg) her to create something for […]

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Age of Empyre by Michael J. Sullivan – Cover Reveal

Age of Empyre by Michael J. Sullivan – Cover Reveal 

Hello, my name is Michael J. Sullivan, and I want to thank Fantasy-Faction for hosting the cover reveal for my upcoming novel, Age of Empyre (release date May 2020). This marks the last book in the Legends of the First Empire series, and it’ll be my 17th published novel. Isn’t it amazing? That was created by the […]

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The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
4.75

Spoiler Warning: This review contains minor spoilers for The Eye of the World. “The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again.” Why did it take me so long to […]

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