Witch by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié
 

Witch

Classic SFF Review

 
Critical Role Is A Natural 20 Of A Good Time
 

Critical Role Is A Natural 20 Of A Good Time

Livestream Review

 
Character Development: Character Death and the Ultimate Sacrifice
 

Character Death & the Ultimate Sacrifice

Article

 

Browsing all articles tagged with fantasy.

Monthly Short Story Winner: Letters

Monthly Short Story Winner: Letters 

This month we had our entrants try their hand at writing a letter. Sounds boring and not fantasy-ish at all? We hope not! We didn’t want them to just write a random letter. Instead there were four topics to choose from, some funny, some sad, some what they make out of it. First person was […]

Continue reading...

The Armored Saint by Myke Cole

The Armored Saint by Myke Cole
4

To be able to write efficiently in more than one genre is a rare talent. Although I loved his first series, I going to be really honest at the onset of this review by admitting I didn’t expect Myke Cole to possess this trait. And boy am I glad to be proved so wrong. The […]

Continue reading...

Frances Hardinge Interview – A Skinful of Shadows

Frances Hardinge Interview – A Skinful of Shadows 

Frances Hardinge is one of the finest fantasy authors around. Her inventive and beautifully written YA novels, the most recent of which is A Skinful of Shadows (2017), are widely loved by readers of all ages and have received many awards. They run the gamut from richly invented fantasy worlds populated by homicidal geese or […]

Continue reading...

Monthly Short Story Winner: Writing In A Subgenre You Don’t Like

Monthly Short Story Winner: Writing In A Subgenre You Don’t Like 

We chose this topic to achieve two things: First, to acquaint entrants with something new, and second, to help entrants identify what they normally don’t like about their chosen subgenre. We hoped this would force them to write something different, rejuvenating the genre for them. And we are happy to say, the experiment was a […]

Continue reading...

Dale Lucas Interview – Friendly Fire

Dale Lucas Interview – Friendly Fire 

Dale Lucas, film reviewer and indie fantasy author, had his first Big Five debut last year, with First Watch, first book in The Fifth Ward series. The book came out to much acclaim and its sequel, Friendly Fire, is out this week! Today we are lucky enough to have the author himself here to tell […]

Continue reading...

Jonathan French Interview – The Grey Bastards

Jonathan French Interview – The Grey Bastards 

Many of you will remember both Jonathan French and his book, The Grey Bastards, as the winners of the 2nd annual Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off in 2017. Since then the book has been picked up by Crown Publishing and was released last month to high praise from both his longtime fans and first time readers. […]

Continue reading...

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
4

Spinning Silver is Naomi Novik’s second book that retells and elevates classic folklore and fairy tale elements, spinning and weaving them into something deeper, richer, and original. Spinning Silver isn’t a sequel to 2015’s Uprooted, but it could take place in a neighboring kingdom. It begins as a riff on the Rumpelstiltskin tale but ends […]

Continue reading...

City of Lies by Sam Hawke

City of Lies by Sam Hawke
4.5

City of Lies was entertaining from start to finish. It was incredibly refreshing to see poison front and centre in a book. City of Lies follows the two viewpoints of brother and sister combo, Jovan and Kalina, whose uncle is the poison taster or ‘proofer’ for the ruling chancellor. When they are both killed by […]

Continue reading...

Charles Phipps – Interview

Charles Phipps – Interview 

If you are wont to spend time in the Fantasy-Faction Facebook Group there is no doubt you have met or at least seen Charles Phipps. But for those of you who don’t, let me introduce you. C. T. Phipps is a prolific author of SFF. From fantasy to sci-fi to horror, he has done, and […]

Continue reading...

Duel of Fire by Jordan Rivet

Duel of Fire by Jordan Rivet
4.5

Jordan Rivet’s book one of the Steel and Fire series, Duel of Fire, has a familiar premise: a girl living in an idyllic mountain kingdom, who can’t live up to her parent’s expectations, seeks validation elsewhere, only to find herself knee deep investigating a mysterious, convoluted plot to take power. No, it’s not Frozen (or […]

Continue reading...

Small Press, Big Stories: Detox In Letters by Cheryl Low – Cover Reveal and Excerpt!

Small Press, Big Stories: Detox In Letters by Cheryl Low – Cover Reveal and Excerpt! 

When I spoke to Sarena at World Weaver Press last year we talked about Cheryl Low’s Vanity in Dust, which I reckoned was pitched like Moorcock’s End of Time characters in a more urban fantasy setting. That sounded more than fascinating enough to get added to the TBR mountain, and now it’s time to reveal […]

Continue reading...

Orconomics: A Satire by J. Zachary Pike

Orconomics: A Satire by J. Zachary Pike
5

Dungeons & Dragons meets The Big Short. As I have confessed in previous reviews, I am shallow in my book buying habits. All it takes for me to snap up an ebook is a shiny cover and discount price (and all it takes for me not to give up on a book is having spent […]

Continue reading...