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Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
5

As a reviewer, Red Sister set me a challenge I have not had since The Girl with All the Gifts: the conundrum of capturing how it made me feel and why, but without spoiling the experience for anyone who comes after me. (By the way – as far as The Girl With all the Gifts […]

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Interview with Mark Lawrence

Interview with Mark Lawrence 

One could argue that the phrase “Work until you no longer have to introduce yourself” perfectly suits Mark Lawrence. I’m pretty sure that no one in this community can say they haven’t heard of him, so let’s just skip the introductions and head to the interview itself, which is more about Red Sister than Mark […]

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Quotes: Making or Breaking

Quotes: Making or Breaking 

My 46th article for Fantasy-Faction. I have now written more of these than I have years of life and not many to 50. And always the eternal question; what to write about? Easy. On Saturday night I was moved to tears. I cried. Not a snotty, snuffling, huffing, heaving cry, but a tear or three […]

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Red Sister by Mark Lawrence – US Cover Reveal

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence – US Cover Reveal 

When Fantasy-Faction started out it was just a tiny review site with a forum full of readers and writers with too much free time on their hands. One of the writers who would hang out and chat fantasy with us was Mark Lawrence. We watched as his career took off and followed him fondly from […]

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The Wheel of Osheim by Mark Lawrence

The Wheel of Osheim by Mark Lawrence
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Have you ever wanted to applaud upon reaching the end of the last book in a series – and not because you were glad it was over? In recent years there have been two outstanding books that have made me want to do just that. The first was Emperor of Thorns. The second is The […]

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Mark Lawrence Interview

Mark Lawrence Interview 

Mark Lawrence’s first published work Prince of Thorns attracted some controversy on its release and Mark has been as robust as he is generous in his online engagement with fans, fellow writers and critics. There is a rare gift and a sharp wit to all his writing such that even his most ardent critics would […]

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Gemmell Winners & Social Media Reactions!

Gemmell Winners & Social Media Reactions! 

Just a quick post this morning to let you all know who the winners of the David Gemmell Legend Awards are and provide you with a quick snap shot of their individual social media reactions. Mark Lawrence took the Best Novel Award for the second time for The Liar’s Key! Jason Chan took the Best Cover Art […]

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What a Difference an Editor Makes

What a Difference an Editor Makes 

Marc Aplin, Fantasy-Faction’s own Overlord, wrote persuasively and eloquently a few months ago about the absolute necessity of editing for self-published authors. “The worst thing I see is when an author truly believes they don’t need an editor, that they can do all the refining of the manuscript themselves. They go right ahead and publish […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Broken Empire FanFic

Monthly Short Story Winner: Broken Empire FanFic 

The challenge this month was to write fanfiction, which means the story should be set in an already existing fantastical universe. Writers could choose from the following book series as the setting for their story: Pratchett’s Discworld, Rowling’s Harry Potter, Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, Tolkien’s Middle Earth, Lawrence’s Broken Empire, Lynch’s Gentleman […]

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The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence

The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence
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You know when you spend a silly amount of time setting the mood for someone that is special to you. You experiment with the lighting to make sure it is just perfect, maybe light a candle so the room fills with the luscious scents of vanilla and coconut and then you put some music on […]

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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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Mark Lawrence Going Nowhere…

Mark Lawrence Going Nowhere… 

On March 31st 2015 Mark Lawrence and 150 advanced research scientists were made redundant. Mark, as most of you will know, currently has four books out – Prince of Thorns, King of Thorns, Emperor of Thorns and Prince of Fools – and has had good success with them. The next two books were a certainty, […]

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