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Django Wexler Interview – The Infernal Battalion

Django Wexler Interview – The Infernal Battalion 

Back in 2013, Fantasy-Faction interviewed Django Wexler as the first book in his Shadow Campaigns series, The Thousand Names, was about to come out. So it’s only fitting that we interview for his January 9th release of the fifth and final book in the series, The Infernal Battalion. And in this interview, in addition to […]

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The Infernal Battalion by Django Wexler

The Infernal Battalion by Django Wexler
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The Infernal Battalion is the fifth and final book in Django Wexler’s series, The Shadow Campaigns. And when it comes to a series finale, I’m looking for any final mysteries to be resolved, plot threads to come together, characters to fully and finally embrace who they are, and a big showdown to be fought. In […]

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Javelin Rain by Myke Cole

Javelin Rain by Myke Cole
4.25

This review contains spoilers for Gemini Cell. Please read with caution if you have yet to finish the first book. You can find Fantasy-Faction’s review for Gemini Cell here. Javelin Rain, Myke Cole’s sequel to Gemini Cell, may be the least hopeful book I’ve ever read. It wasn’t until the final pages, when protagonist Jim […]

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Militaries and Fantasy or How to Build an Army

Militaries and Fantasy or How to Build an Army 

Author’s Note: I did my best to refrain from using military and army interchangeably in this article. To clarify a bit, by army I mean one specific body of fighters. By military I mean a country or warlord’s fighting force as a whole. Military history is a bear. Humans have been fighting each other longer […]

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Gemini Cell by Myke Cole

Gemini Cell by Myke Cole
5

With each book, Myke Cole levels up, and Gemini Cell is no exception. This is Cole’s best work to date—a blending of magic, action, and romance that fans of Cole and first-timers alike will love. Gemini Cell takes place before Cole’s Shadow Ops trilogy, but it is not a prequel. This is a completely separate […]

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The Crimson Campaign by Brian McClellan

The Crimson Campaign by Brian McClellan
4.5

The second book in Brian McClellan’s Powder Mage Trilogy, The Crimson Campaign, is graced by a cover – and quote – that swaggers onto the scene with a unique blend of machismo and world-weariness. Designed by Lauren Panepinto, the cover depicts Tamas, one of four primary point-of-view characters in the series, in the midst of […]

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Breach Zone by Myke Cole

Breach Zone by Myke Cole
4.5

After reading Control Point, book one in the Shadow Ops series, I insisted you “bunker down as the fireballs fly with the bullets and enjoy one of 2012’s most exciting debuts” with the introduction of Oscar Britton and a world where magic not only exists, but is also utilized by the military. In book two, […]

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Breach Zone by Myke Cole – UK Cover Reveal

Breach Zone by Myke Cole – UK Cover Reveal 

Huge News: Fantasy-Faction has been lucky enough to secure yet another Myke Cole cover reveal! I have to say that as impressed as I was with the covers that gift-wrapped the first and second of Myke’s books, I feel that this is the best one yet… by far! Before I show it to you though, […]

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The Thousand Names by Django Wexler

The Thousand Names by Django Wexler
4.5

“In the desert colony of Khandar, a dark and mysterious magic, hidden for centuries, is about to emerge from darkness. Marcus d’Ivoire, senior captain of the Vordanai Colonials, is resigned to serving out his days in a sleepy, remote outpost, when a rebellion leaves him in charge of a demoralized force in a broken down […]

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Django Wexler Interview – The Thousand Names

Django Wexler Interview – The Thousand Names 

Joining us today is newcomer Django Wexler, author of the highly anticipated The Thousand Names the first in The Shadow Campaign series. Django graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh with degrees in creative writing and computer science, and worked for the university in artificial intelligence research. Eventually he migrated to Microsoft in Seattle, where […]

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Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan
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“The Age of Kings is dead. And I have killed it.” Field Marshal Tamas’s coup against his king sends corrupt aristocrats to the guillotine and brings bread to the starving. But it also provokes war in the Nine Nations, internal attacks by royalist fanatics and greedy scrambling for money and power by Tamas’s supposed allies: […]

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Fortress Frontier by Myke Cole

Fortress Frontier by Myke Cole
4.5

Editor’s Note: This review contains spoilers for Control Point. If you have yet to read the first book please read with caution. Control Point, the first book in the Shadow Ops series, opened with Oscar Britton going on a military raid. The sequel, Fortress Frontier, opens with Colonel Alan Bookbinder heading to his desk job […]

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