Scott H. Andrews Interview – Beneath Ceaseless Skies
 

Scott H. Andrews Interview

Beneath Ceaseless Skies

 
Flame Riders by Sean Grigsby – Cover Reveal
 

Flame Riders by Sean Grigsby

Cover Reveal

 
Twilight of the Gods by Scott Oden
 

Twilight of the Gods

Review

 

Browsing all articles tagged with Michael J. Sullivan.

Age of Empyre by Michael J. Sullivan – Cover Reveal

Age of Empyre by Michael J. Sullivan – Cover Reveal 

Hello, my name is Michael J. Sullivan, and I want to thank Fantasy-Faction for hosting the cover reveal for my upcoming novel, Age of Empyre (release date May 2020). This marks the last book in the Legends of the First Empire series, and it’ll be my 17th published novel. Isn’t it amazing? That was created by the […]

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Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan – Spoiler Free Review

Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan – Spoiler Free Review
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“History is written by the victors.” It was Winston Churchill that said it first, and the adage has been repeated countless times over the decades. What we take as true, as fact, as history is very often nothing more than the winner’s version of events. Separating the fact from fiction—that’s the hard part. Churchill’s theory […]

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The Death of Dulgath by Michael J. Sullivan

The Death of Dulgath by Michael J. Sullivan
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Hadrian had never witnessed Royce laughing in good humor. When he laughed, babies cried. I was reading Michael J. Sullivan’s latest Riyria novel, The Death of Dulgath, when I realized why I like these novels so much: they remind me of the books that drew me to the fantasy genre in the first place – […]

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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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Self-Published Fantasy Redux: Riyria. Revelation.

Self-Published Fantasy Redux: Riyria. Revelation. 

My favorite fantasy books of 2015 have been self-published. For a guy that wrote “Self-Published Fantasy and Me” for this very website, that is quite an admission. And while I don’t for one moment regret that previous article, I do admit to one colossal miscalculation. I should have read Michael J. Sullivan’s Riyria Revelations years […]

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New Michael J. Sullivan series!

New Michael J. Sullivan series! 

Whilst Fantasy-Faction works on its Most Anticipated Fantasy Novels of 2015 list (due up this Friday / Saturday – PROMISE!), we were brought news of yet another of Fantasy-Faction’s favourite authors who has just signed a new book deal. This adds to the exciting news we brought you yesterday that Sam Sykes has announced a collaboration with […]

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Why Do We Need Stories?

Why Do We Need Stories? 

Have you ever thought of why we need stories? Clearly, as this site demonstrates, we love stories. We love heroes and villains, adventure and danger, thrills and spills, and, of course, at the end, we like the good guys to win (most of the time). But, why? Is it just the excitement, the characters, the […]

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Michael J. Sullivan on why he is jumping from Fantasy to Sci-Fi

Michael J. Sullivan on why he is jumping from Fantasy to Sci-Fi 

Some of the most fun I’ve had reading novels over the last few years have come as a result of Michael J. Sullivan. His novels aren’t huge, epic, Game of Thrones type novels – but rather a throwback to when fantasy didn’t take itself so seriously and the primary aim of the book was simply […]

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The Rose and the Thorn by Michael J. Sullivan

The Rose and the Thorn by Michael J. Sullivan
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The Rose and the Thorn is the second half of Riyria Chronicles, a duology prequel to the previously released Riyria Revelations, by Michael J. Sullivan. I loved Riyria Revelations, so I was very eager to read these. One of the aspects that make these books so enjoyable is that Sullivan has created a very fun […]

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The Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan

The Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan
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I’ll start off by saying that I am a big fan of Michael J. Sullivan’s Riyria Revelations. Most of the books I prefer are dark, gritty and have characters, that are at best, morally ambiguous. Riyria Revelations is not that. (Although a strong argument could be made against Royce’s moral compass, so perhaps he does […]

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Rise of Empire by Michael J. Sullivan

Rise of Empire by Michael J. Sullivan
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Since I really enjoyed Theft of Swords, and my habit is to keep reading something until it ceases to be entertaining, I picked up Rise of Empire. As before, the story focuses on Royce and Hadrian, two former thieves, currently working for the king of Melengar. Unfortunately, for them the newly formed Empire, which the […]

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Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan

Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan
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It should be noted that some of the first fantasy stories I ever read fell quite solidly into the sword and sorcery sub-genre. I remember liking them and then starting to move towards other things. Anyway, it’s been a while since I found a sword and sorcery story I truly enjoyed reading and Theft of […]

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