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Browsing all articles tagged with John Gwynne.

Fantasy in the Court 2017

Fantasy in the Court 2017 

Back in August I headed up to the ‘big smoke’ – though with electric cars, the congestion charge and the general relocation of heavy industry out of London, it is not really that smoky any more, but it is big. The reason for my train journey was simple – Fantasy in the Court. An event […]

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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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Cover Reveal & Extract for A TIME OF DREAD by John Gwynne

Cover Reveal & Extract for A TIME OF DREAD by John Gwynne 

John Gwynne is a favourite here at Fantasy Faction. His The Faithful and the Fallen series has been named in our ‘best of’ and ‘most anticipated’ lists time and again, and for good reason. His debut, Malice, won the David Gemmell Morningstar award, and the next three books (Valour, Ruin, and Wrath) were all shortlisted […]

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David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Legend Award

David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Legend Award 

Arthur had his sword in the stone. The Legend award has its axe on the podium. Snaga the Sender. The Blades of no Return. The axe of Druss the Legend, himself. And the prize of the peoples’ champion, whomever they choose. Because Legends are not born – they are made. The Legend award, one of […]

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Fantasy-Faction’s Best Fantasy Books of 2016

Fantasy-Faction’s Best Fantasy Books of 2016 

2016 was a great year for fans of fantasy fiction, my friends! The burden of choice weighed heavily on us and we’ll be catching up on 2016 titles for years to come. It says a lot about the authors writing today, the joyous direction that readers have pushed the genre in, and the people working […]

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John Gwynne Interview – Wrath and The Faithful and the Fallen

John Gwynne Interview – Wrath and The Faithful and the Fallen 

Here at Fantasy-Faction we’re delighted to host John Gwynne, author of the epic fantasy quartet The Faithful and the Fallen. John’s books have been nominated within all three categories at the David Gemmell Legend Awards. Book one, Malice, won the Morningstar Award for Best Debut in 2013, and since then the series has received more […]

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Wrath by John Gwynne

Wrath by John Gwynne
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Spoiler Warning: This review contains spoilers for the first three books: Malice, Valour and Ruin. Please read with caution if you haven’t finished the books. “We’re going to need a bigger warband.” Since 2012, John Gwynne has been promising us that ‘even the brave will fall’ and dear god, they have. Each successive instalment in […]

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‘The Faithful and the Fallen’ Read Along – Introduction

‘The Faithful and the Fallen’ Read Along – Introduction 

Fellow fans of the fantastical written word, welcome! On Monday the 21st of September I began a read along of my favourite series, The Faithful and the Fallen. Anyone who has spent more than two minutes in my company will have no doubt heard me bellowing the brilliance of this series. Ordinarily I can finish a […]

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The History In Your Fantasy

The History In Your Fantasy 

My third book, titled Ruin, is published in the UK on 16th July. Now, that may not mean much to a lot of you guys, but to me, it’s OUTRAGEOUS! I began writing back in 2002 as a hobby, and to see my first series be picked up by Tor UK and now reaching its […]

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Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues edited by J. M. Martin

Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues edited by J. M. Martin
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The overwhelming majority of characters in Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues, edited by J.M. Martin, are not very nice people. These aren’t loveable rascals, playing harmless tricks in the shadows – the very best of them are merely thieves. The rest are assassins, murderers, cutthroats and rapists. This is not an anthology for […]

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New Deal For John Gwynne

New Deal For John Gwynne 

Huge congratulations to one of Britain’s finest fantasy talents, John Gwynne, who has had a new fantasy series picked up by Pan Macmillan in a six-figure deal. Many Fantasy-Faction readers will know of John via his ‘The Faithful and the Fallen’ quartet, the first book of which earned him a Gemmell Award for best debut […]

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Malice by John Gwynne

Malice by John Gwynne
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“A black sun is rising… Young Corban watches enviously as boys become warriors under King Brenin’s rule, learning the art of war. He yearns to wield his sword and spear to protect his king’s realm. But that day will come all too soon. Only when he loses those he loves will he learn the true […]

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