On Character Agency
 

On Character Agency

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The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Hanrahan
 

The Gutter Prayer

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NaNoWriMo 2019: My Personal Experience – Part Two: I WON!
 

NaNoWriMo 2019

Part Two: I WON!

 

Browsing all articles tagged with Mark Lawrence.

Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence

Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence
5

Mark Lawrence has done it! Not only did he provide a complete trilogy with unforgettable characters, a (low) fantasy world that is similar to ours, and a school that rivals Hogwarts, but also gives it an ending that leaves his readers satisfied. Holy Sister, the third Book of the Ancestor, wraps up everything in this […]

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Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence

Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence
5

Mark Lawrence delivered an amazing story about a convent that trains young girls into warrior nuns in a world where they are feared and needed. The author is a storyteller virtuoso to know that sequels and follow ups to stories are best when they start where the predecessor ended. And, there is further development in […]

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“Bound” by Mark Lawrence

“Bound” by Mark Lawrence
5

“Bound” is a short story that takes place after the events in Grey Sister. The story focuses on Nona’s life at the Convent of Sweet Mercy, which as readers and fans know, there is never a dull moment. Mark Lawrence provides this interlude as the calm before the storm that is Holy Sister. After Nona […]

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Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
5

Mark Lawrence is an author whose name gets lost within his stories. This is because his stories are so poignant and so ubiquitous that one could easily forget the name of the author. If you are able to remember the titles of his books, then it is justified that you remember his name. The Book […]

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One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence

One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence
4.5

In January 1986, 15-year-old Nick is told that he has cancer. He begins chemotherapy and struggles to maintain as much of a normal life as he can. But a girl has joined his Dungeons and Dragons group, and a mysterious man has started following him around—a man who looks curiously familiar. Nick is drawn into […]

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Bastien Lecouffe Deharme – Artist Spotlight

Bastien Lecouffe Deharme – Artist Spotlight 

Some of you may know this already, but I am an art addict. I love fantasy art and sci-fi art and classical art and surreal art and…well you get the idea. I even have a rather large Pinterest board (or 10 or 11…) full of my favorite artists, art, and cover art. Today I was […]

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Red Sister by Mark Lawrence – Paperback Cover Reveal

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence – Paperback Cover Reveal 

Mark Lawrence’s Red Sister has already had a number of awesome covers. If you’re in the US you’ve been able to enjoy the Hunger Games inspired one with Nona holding a sword in a DBZ like stance; If you’re in the UK then you’ve had the more elegant, snowy cover that seems to draw inspiration […]

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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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SPFBO3: Cover Contest!

SPFBO3: Cover Contest! 

The Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (#SPFBO) 3 is set to begin on July 1! Read all about it on Mark Lawrence’s blog, or check out our rundown of how Fantasy-Faction will be handling Round One! Last year’s cover contest was a huge success. Each of the ten bloggers nominated the top three covers from their batch […]

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The SPFBO: Introducing Round One!

The SPFBO: Introducing Round One! 

So, here we are again. The Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (#SPFBO) 3 is set to begin on July 1! Read all about it on Mark Lawrence’s blog, or check out our own announcement here. For now, here’s a rundown of how Fantasy-Faction will be handling Round One. As you know, 300 competing titles have now been […]

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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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Self-Published Fantasy: How the SPFBO is Revitalising SFF

Self-Published Fantasy: How the SPFBO is Revitalising SFF 

With the exciting kick-off of the THIRD Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (#SPFBO) already underway, I thought I’d share some thoughts about the complexities of self-publishing and how Mark Lawrence’s SPFBO initiative is shaking up not only the medium, but also the genre itself. (An older, less awesome version of this article can be found here.) Self-published […]

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