The Last Exodus by Paul Tassi
 

The Last Exodus by Paul Tassi

Review

 
Sun Wukong, AKA The Monkey King
 

Celebrating Chinese New Year with The Monkey King

Article

 
A Guide to Banking in Fantasyland
 

A Guide to Banking in Fantasyland

Article

 

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A Guide to Banking in Fantasyland

A Guide to Banking in Fantasyland 

This article may contain mild spoilers – though not what I would consider story-breaking spoilers – for The Folding Knife by K.J. Parker, Making Money by Terry Pratchett and Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie. These are tough times, and everyone needs a little help with the big decisions. Not sure which bank to choose? […]

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Kingfisher by Patricia A. McKillip

Kingfisher by Patricia A. McKillip
3.5

This is the first McKillip book I’ve ever read and proves to be very different from my usual fantasy selections. I want to say it is like a cross between historic fantasy and magical realism. A bit paradoxical perhaps? Set in modern times, we have a wyvern-descended king, Arden Wyvernbourne, who is sending his knights […]

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The Builders by Daniel Polansky

The Builders by Daniel Polansky
4.5

“Is it true you killed High-Hand Lawrence and Hotpants the squirrel during the same card game?” Nothing from Cinnabar. No words, no change in his demeanor, no breathing, only the absolute stillness of which only a cold-blooded creature is capable. “I wonder if you’re as fast as they say,” Bessie Weasel chirruped, her hand slowly […]

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Bloodmage by Stephen Aryan – Cover Reveal

Bloodmage by Stephen Aryan – Cover Reveal 

It seems this is cover reveal week on Fantasy-Faction! Today with have the pleasure of revealing the second book in Stephen Aryan’s Age of Darkness series: Bloodmage. The first book, Battlemage, featured a fireball slinging wizard. Bloodmage’s cover follows the theme of battle with a more traditional weapon. But before we reveal the main attraction, […]

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Emma Newman’s Split Worlds – New Cover Designs

Emma Newman’s Split Worlds – New Cover Designs 

We are big fans of Emma Newman here on Fantasy-Faction. Back in the olden times of 2013 we were lucky enough to host a short story from her Split Worlds universe as a lead up to the release of Between Two Thorns. We were also able to do the cover reveal for the second Split […]

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Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente

Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente
4.5

Radiance pulled me into itself like the waves on a strange, Venusian beach. I went in with high expectations, since Cat Valente is a fabulous author whose work I have read and loved in the past. I also met her at New York Comic Con, and she mentioned that there were cowboys on Mars in […]

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The Death of Dulgath by Michael J. Sullivan

The Death of Dulgath by Michael J. Sullivan
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Hadrian had never witnessed Royce laughing in good humor. When he laughed, babies cried. I was reading Michael J. Sullivan’s latest Riyria novel, The Death of Dulgath, when I realized why I like these novels so much: they remind me of the books that drew me to the fantasy genre in the first place – […]

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Cover Reveal for Jay Kristoff’s Nevernight

Cover Reveal for Jay Kristoff’s Nevernight 

Wayyyyyyyyyyy back in 2012 I was lucky enough to be sent an advanced copy of a strange fantasy/martial arts/steampunk-hybrid called Stormdancer. I enjoyed that book and gave it a favourable review, but the beautiful prose, the complex story, the kickass female lead and Jay Kristoff’s seamless ability to merge/cross genres led me to believe he would go on […]

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All The Birds In The Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

All The Birds In The Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
4.5

“One day the Singularity would elevate humans to cybernetic superbeings, and maybe then people would say what they meant. “Probably not, though.” All The Birds In The Sky (2016) by Charlie Jane Anders is a wondrous coming of age tale about a witch and a mad scientist, separated childhood friends who find themselves drawn to […]

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Revisiting The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Revisiting The Magicians by Lev Grossman
3.5

I recently re-read Lev Grossman’s The Magicians, the 2009 novel that some ham-fistedly referred to as a “Harry Potter for adults.” A television series based on the book premieres January 25 on SyFy in the US, and I still haven’t read The Magician’s Land (the final book in the trilogy) so I figured the time […]

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Three Things Fantasy Can’t Get Right with Combat

Three Things Fantasy Can’t Get Right with Combat 

This may come as a shock, but I don’t think any of us read fantasy for realism. In fact, we usually read it to escape from the real world and thus are very willing to let a whole lot of crazy stuff pass so long as it is cool and adds something to the story. […]

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The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
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British writer Kazuo Ishiguro is widely celebrated for his literary fiction, including the Man Booker Prize-winning Remains of the Day (1989), and more recently his sci-fi sampling Never Let Me Go (2005), which saw a film adaptation by Mark Romanek in 2010. Ten years after his last novel, The Buried Giant (2015) saw Ishiguro once […]

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