Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #2: The Next Five
 

SPFBO: The Next Five

The Self-Published Fantasy Blog-off

 
Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer
 

Too Like the Lightning

Review

 
Chains of the Heretic by Jeff Salyards
 

Chains of the Heretic

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Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #2: The Next Five

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #2: The Next Five 

It has been a little while since our last update, but the pace should pick up a little now. As of 24th July, every book we were given has had its first three to five chapters read by two, some by four, of our team. We have, at the very moment I am typing this, […]

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The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski
4.75

A roller coaster of emotions in the conclusion to the Winner’s trilogy, The Winner’s Kiss is one of the few books I’ve read this year that made it difficult to part with in exchange for sleep. Reading late into the night, only to stay awake thinking about it, and then counting the hours the next […]

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Warcraft – Movie Review

Warcraft – Movie Review 

Based on the video game series by Blizzard and its tie-in novels, Warcraft (alternatively titled Warcraft: The Beginning) is a fantasy film directed by Duncan Jones, released in 2016. Azeroth, a once peaceful realm, now faces war as a race of warrior orcs invades, fleeing their own dying world. Fel magic sustains a portal that […]

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Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan – Spoiler Free Review

Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan – Spoiler Free Review
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“History is written by the victors.” It was Winston Churchill that said it first, and the adage has been repeated countless times over the decades. What we take as true, as fact, as history is very often nothing more than the winner’s version of events. Separating the fact from fiction—that’s the hard part. Churchill’s theory […]

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The Last of a Kind: Extinction in Fantasy

The Last of a Kind: Extinction in Fantasy 

We often hear about extinction in the real world – whether it’s a dodo that’s already died out, a rhinoceros that’s on the brink of extinction, a bluefin tuna that’s well on its way there, or more rarely, a Bermuda petrel that provides a glimmer of hope, reappearing after years of being thought extinct. The […]

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Graphic Fantasy: Catching up on Comics

Graphic Fantasy: Catching up on Comics 

Step into any forum, whether on Fantasy-Faction or another site, and conversation often turns to recommendations. “I liked X, but not Y. What should I pick up next?” Unless X and Y are really off the wall, the same handful of names pop up pretty much every time. And while I do try to suggest […]

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The Language of Dying by Sarah Pinborough

The Language of Dying by Sarah Pinborough
4.5

There is a language to dying. It creeps like a shadow alongside the passing years and the taste of it hides in the corners of our mouths. It finds us whether we are sick or healthy. It is a secret hushed thing that lives in the whisper of the nurses’ skirts as they rustle up […]

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Mash Up edited by Gardner Dozois

Mash Up edited by Gardner Dozois
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Mash Up is a short story anthology edited by Gardner Dozois, in which authors take famous first lines from literature and weave completely new stories from them, all with a sci-fi or fantasy theme, often going in very unexpected directions. The anthology was originally a partnership between Audible and the SFWA, with each story recorded […]

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The Bound Folio by Rob J. Hayes

The Bound Folio by Rob J. Hayes
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In the Five Kingdoms, previously the setting of Rob J. Hayes’ Ties That Bind trilogy and now the setting of his new collection of short stories, The Bound Folio, injustice is a daily occurrence and the entire world can quickly become your enemy. Throughout The Bound Folio’s eight-story connection, readers are introduced to lone protagonists […]

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The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
4.25

My first impression after reading the title was, “Will I turn invisible once I enter? Can no one find me?” A place where I can read, undisturbed and uninterrupted? Sign me up ASAP! But alas, it was not to be, for me at least. If you’re a Librarian, however, worlds are at your fingertips. You […]

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What I Learned as a Tabletop Gamer

What I Learned as a Tabletop Gamer 

In news that will shock precisely no one that has spoken to me for any amount of time, I am a massive nerd. Like, huge. I am the kind of nerd who is genuinely surprised when people don’t enjoy hour long one-sided conversations (re: rants) about political systems of Middle Earth or subtleties hidden within […]

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Tara Sim Interview

Tara Sim Interview 

Today we are lucky enough to have author Tara Sim here to talk about her upcoming novel Timekeeper (Sky Pony Press, Fall 2016). She can often be found in the wilds of the Bay Area, California. When she’s not writing about mischievous boys in clock towers, Tara spends her time drinking tea, wrangling cats, and […]

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