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A Wind from the Wilderness by Suzannah Rowntree – SPFBO #6 Finals Review
 

A Wind from the Wilderness

SPFBO #6 Finals Review

 
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A Wind from the Wilderness by Suzannah Rowntree – SPFBO #6 Finals Review

A Wind from the Wilderness by Suzannah Rowntree – SPFBO #6 Finals Review
3.75

Hunted by demons. Lost in time. Welcome to the First Crusade. Syria, 636: As heretic invaders circle Jerusalem, young Lukas Bessarion vows to defend his people. Instead, disaster strikes. His family is ripped apart. His allies are slaughtered. And Lukas is hurled across the centuries to a future where his worst nightmares have come true… […]

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Twilight of the Gods by Scott Oden

Twilight of the Gods by Scott Oden
4.5

The climax of Twilight of the Gods begins on a misty morning with characters as blind to their fate as the gods they fight for, and against. The mist hides surprises not only for the combatants but for all fans of Grimnir, Oden’s immortal orcish antihero, whom we first meet in A Gathering of Ravens. […]

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Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark

Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark
5

Inspiration and influence comes from anything from an ephemeral moment to a persistent belief; from one line in a song to a passage in a story to a scene from a movie. The Birth of a Nation remains as one of the most infamous films ever made. Praised for its cinematography and belittled for its […]

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Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire by Dan Hanks

Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire by Dan Hanks
4.25

Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire is a fantastical pulp novel set during the 1950s. Captain Samantha Moxley herself is a retired British pilot who fought against the Nazis both in the air and on land. After that, she was recruited by an arcane and ruthless arm of the US government to help […]

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The Glamourist by Luanne G. Smith

The Glamourist by Luanne G. Smith
4.75

The Last Jedi in Paris. Figuring the audience for a fantasy sequel is smaller than that of a book one, I haven’t written a review of one for Fantasy-Faction in quite a long while. However, The Glamourist, Luanne G. Smith’s follow-up to her amazing debut, The Vine Witch, had me so engrossed, it deserved more […]

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Kingdom – TV Series Review

Kingdom – TV Series Review 

On the first glance kingdom might look like just another TV show featuring zombies, trying out the concept in a new setting. But if you start looking deeper you will slowly begin to understand what makes this one so much more. Despite having lots of gore and action, Kingdom depicts a beautifully detailed world with […]

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Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire by Dan Hanks – Cover Reveal

Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire by Dan Hanks – Cover Reveal 

Not long ago we announced that Angry Robot had acquired a new novel from our very own contributor, Dan Hanks! You can read the interview with him here, but first we have another announcement. Angry Robot has given us first dibs on revealing the awesome cover for said book, which has an equally awesome title: […]

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Luanne G. Smith Interview – The Vine Witch

Luanne G. Smith Interview – The Vine Witch 

The Vine Witch was an Amazon First Read last September and has since garnered over 3,500 reviews. I picked it up not because I was particularly interested in wine or witches, but rather because it was free with Amazon Prime. Going in with low expectations, I was blown away by the creativity and wordsmithing. In […]

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The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith

The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith
4.75

If Game of Thrones was isolated to the French wine country. I confess, the cover for The Vine Witch didn’t grab my attention, nor did the premise particularly interest me. A witch and a French vineyard? MEH. Besides the old TV show, Bewitched, witch stories have never particularly interested me. And wine? Well, remember the […]

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Angry Robot Purchases Dan Hanks Debut

Angry Robot Purchases Dan Hanks Debut 

Today we are thrilled to announce that our own Dan Hanks is to be published by Angry Robot Books! Dan has been with our team since 2012 and we can’t wait to read his debut novel, Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire! In post-war 1952, the good guys are supposed to have won. […]

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Tales of the Otori by Lian Hearn – Series Review

Tales of the Otori by Lian Hearn – Series Review
4.5

Japanese Game of Thrones. I was first drawn to Japanese samurai stories as a nine-year-old, when the miniseries based on James Clavell’s Shogun graced the little screen for five straight nights. Besides being the first time I ever saw suggestion of the hanky-panky happening on television, what struck me the most was the exotic customs […]

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A Ritual of Bone by Lee C. Conley

A Ritual of Bone by Lee C. Conley
3.5

The land of Arnar is menaced by a vicious plague, a tribe of savage cannibals and a growing tide of the living dead summoned by a dark ritual. Warriors, hunters, nobles and ordinary folk will all have to become heroes if their home is to be saved from the cursed hordes. That’s A Ritual of […]

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