A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine
 

A Memory Called Empire

ARC Review

 
Frostgrave and Carnevale – Two Skirmish Wargame Reviews
 

Frostgrave and Carnevale

Two Skirmish Wargame Reviews

 
The Steel Prince by V. E. Schwab
 

The Steel Prince

New Release Comic Review

 

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Joe Abercrombie update and Sharp Ends cover reveal

Joe Abercrombie update and Sharp Ends cover reveal 

Fantasy-Faction is a huge fan of Joe Abercrombie. He has spent a great deal of time at the top of our ‘Most Anticipated’ and ‘Best Novel’ lists over the years and based on the quality of his Young Adult novels this isn’t going to change anytime soon. It’s not just us though, one of the most […]

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Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie

Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie
4.5

Around a week or two ago I had the imponderable pleasure of meeting Joe Abercrombie at Fantasy-Faction’s Grim Gathering. I was reading Best Served Cold at the time, my Abraham Lincoln bookmark treading lightly at 100 pages prior to the finale. I had it signed and told him that I would be writing this review, […]

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Locke and Me

Locke and Me 

For many years – particularly my late teens – fantasy was my genre of choice. I devoured anything I could get from my local library (back then, they seemed to have everything) and working there for my first Saturday job felt like a dream come true. I’d spend school holidays reading and role-playing, the characters […]

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The First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie

The First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie
3.5

One of the many shocks that George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire gave me was how vivid the narration became by writing chapters from the point of view of many different characters. By showing us how people from different backgrounds react to the events of the plot, we get a portrait of […]

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Interview with Joe Abercrombie

Interview with Joe Abercrombie 

Over the last few years there are few names that have stood out in Modern Fantasy than that of Joe Abercrombie’s. His original series ‘The First Law Trilogy’ revolved around the misadventures of thinking man’s barbarian Logen Ninefingers. It stimulated minds and tickled funny bones of fantasy fans all around the world. After a successful stand alone […]

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The First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie

The First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie
5

The term ‘gritty’ is quickly becoming overused in fantasy and it’s all thanks to Joe Abercrombie. Certainly, if you look at who earned its first usage and to this day remains at the forefront of ‘gritty fantasy’ it is Mr. Abercrombie. It seems that the term has been on the tip of blogger’s and reviewer’s […]

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Fantasy Book Club – March 2011: The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

Fantasy Book Club – March 2011: The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie 

Well, we’ve all finished or at least nearly finished The Name of the Wind and what a book it was! The sequel is of course out this month and where as many of us will be jumping upon that whale of a book (I hear it’s almost 1000 pages!), many more of us are going […]

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