Worlds Within Worlds – Part Three: Old Grey Beards
 

Worlds Within Worlds

Part Three: Old Grey Beards

 
Games Wizards Play by Diane Duane
 

Games Wizards Play

Review

 
The Witchwood Crown by Tad Williams
 

The Witchwood Crown

Review

 

Browsing all articles tagged with Joe Abercrombie.

Tough Travels: Strongholds

Tough Travels: Strongholds 

At the start of every month, Fantasy-Faction will lead you (yes, YOU!) on a tour of the fantasy genre. From high to low, from classics to new releases, from epic to urban; each month, we will guide you in search of a different trope, theme or cliché. Lest we become lost, we’ll be referring to […]

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Tough Travels: Adepts

Tough Travels: Adepts 

At the start of every month, Fantasy-Faction will lead you (yes, YOU!) on a tour of the fantasy genre. From high to low, from classics to new releases, from epic to urban; each month, we will guide you in search of a different trope, theme or cliché. Lest we become lost, we’ll be referring to The […]

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Excerpt from ‘Wrong Place, Wrong Time’ – A short story from Sharp Ends by Joe Abercrombie

Excerpt from ‘Wrong Place, Wrong Time’ – A short story from Sharp Ends by Joe Abercrombie 

There are very few authors that Fantasy-Faction forum users and Facebook group members talk about more than Joe Abercrombie. There are many reasons for this, but in addition to truly enjoying his books, there is a feeling amongst the community that Joe Abercrombie is at least part responsible for the favourable direction that our genre has headed […]

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Cover Reveal: Joe Abercrombie’s ‘Half A War’

Cover Reveal: Joe Abercrombie’s ‘Half A War’ 

When Joe Abercrombie announced that he would be working on a ‘Young Adult’ series of novels a few years back, no one really knew what to expect. Would the books turn out to be watered down versions of his First Law novels? Would they end up being too tame for current readers to enjoy? Too […]

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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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Painting With Grey: The Development and Popularity of “Gritty Fantasy”

Painting With Grey: The Development and Popularity of “Gritty Fantasy” 

In the last ten years, the fantasy community has seen an upsurge in the popularity of so-called “gritty fantasy”. However, this sub-genre of fantasy is evident even earlier than this. George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series has been ongoing since the mid 90s. Glen Cook’s Black Company series arguably pioneered […]

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Lessons Learned from the Gollancz Festival for Writers

Lessons Learned from the Gollancz Festival for Writers 

On Sunday, 18th of October, prolific SFF publisher Gollancz held the Gollancz Festival for Writers, as a sort of addendum to the already sold-out Gollancz Festival 2015. It had a smaller line-up of authors compared to the main festival itself, and focused solely on writing (obviously). I was gutted that the main festival sold out […]

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New Joe Abercrombie book announced!

New Joe Abercrombie book announced! 

So, Joe Abercrombie’s Young Adult trilogy has now finished. Although 5 years ago we’d never have entertained the idea that Joe would go down the YA route we were so damned impressed with the result that we didn’t bug him – even once – about when the next First Law novel would be coming. It […]

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Joe Abercrombie’s Best & Worst Feedback

Joe Abercrombie’s Best & Worst Feedback 

We know some of you guys can’t make our Grim Gathering this Friday (April 10th 2015) in Waterstones, Bristol Galleries; and we know others of you are still on the fence whether or not to phone in sick. Well, because we feel bad for you guys missing out, and we want to tempt the rest […]

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Half the World by Joe Abercrombie

Half the World by Joe Abercrombie
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With his second foray into the young adult genre, Joe Abercrombie continues to keep us on our toes. Half the World continues the story of Yarvi, now the “deeply cunning” minister of Gettland, but rather than continuing Yarvi’s story through his own eyes, as Abercrombie did in Half a King, he now moves the plot […]

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Fantasy-Faction Grim Gathering: Bristol 2015 & ‘Skull Throne’ ARC Competition!!!

Fantasy-Faction Grim Gathering: Bristol 2015 & ‘Skull Throne’ ARC Competition!!! 

What You Need to Know On Friday April 10th 2015 at Bristol Waterstones from 7:00pm 4 of Grim, Gritty, Grey Fantasy’s best authors will be gathering. That is Mark Lawrence, Peter V. Brett, Joe Abercrombie and Peter Newman all in one place to discuss the grim/dark/grey/gritty fantasy genre on a panel, answer questions from fans, sign their books and grab […]

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Cover and protagonist details released for ‘Half the World’

Just yesterday we were talking about how Joe Abercrombie’s Half A King should easily have made Goodreads’ Best of 2014 Fantasy and/or Young Adult list – and we’re still holding out hope that it makes it in as part of the public write in stage. So, as you can imagine, we’re pretty excited for 2015’s […]

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