Knocking People Out: Easier In Fiction Than In Real Life
 

Knocking People Out In Fiction

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Blurring The Lines
 

Blurring The Lines

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Age of Assassins by RJ Barker
 

Age of Assassins

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Age of Assassins by RJ Barker

Age of Assassins by RJ Barker
4.5

Coming-of-age books are quite common these days, so are the books containing assassins as protagonists in fantasy, so how does a book combing these two themes actually fare? RJ Barker proved that it can work out rather brilliantly. It just needs what every great novels need: strong and interesting characters, unique magic system and worldbuilding, […]

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Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames

Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames
5

When I started reading Kings of the Wyld it was already quite hyped and I am someone who is rather uncomfortable dealing with stuff which accumulated hype overnight. Thus, I approached the book being extremely skeptical and had a nagging feeling in my gut that it was going to be overrated. Boy was I dead […]

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An Echo of Thing to Come by James Islington

An Echo of Thing to Come by James Islington
4

An Echo of Thing to Come is the second book in The Licanius Trilogy, the first being The Shadow of What Was Lost. The trilogy is an epic fantasy set in the fictional world of Andarra. Book two picks up roughly a month after the events of the first book. It starts with a refresher […]

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Malice of Crows by Lila Bowen

Malice of Crows by Lila Bowen
4

Spoiler Warning: This review contains spoilers for earlier books in the series, but nothing beyond what you’d see on the back covers of the books. Malice of Crows, book three of The Shadow series, by Lila Bowen (a.k.a. Delilah S. Dawson) was ranked among Fantasy-Faction’s Best Books of 2017 but somehow, we didn’t review it when […]

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Josiah Bancroft Interview – The Books of Babel

Josiah Bancroft Interview – The Books of Babel 

The Self-Publishing Fantasy Blog-Off has introduced mainstream fantasy lovers to some amazing authors that we might not have found on our own. One of our favorites at Fantasy-Faction is Josiah Bancroft and his incredible Books of Babel series. You can read our reviews of the first book, Senlin Ascends, here, and of the second book, […]

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Jade City by Fonda Lee

Jade City by Fonda Lee
5

Aficionados of Hong Kong Cinema, hear me out: Imagine Chow Yun-Fat in one of his classic ‘90s Triad movies, but give him the superhuman martial skills from the Show Brothers’ Golden Age of Wuxia. Add in the complex plotting and backstabbing of Game of Thrones, and you have Fonda Lee’s Jade City. I stumbled upon […]

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RJ Barker Interview – Blood of Assassins

RJ Barker Interview – Blood of Assassins 

If you’ve not see Fantasy-Faction’s Best of 2017 list yet, then you are missing out on some great reads. But lucky for you, we have the author of one of our top five picks here to talk with us today! RJ Barker is the author of The Wounded Kingdom. The first book Age of Assassins […]

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Blood of Assassins by RJ Barker

Blood of Assassins by RJ Barker
5

Age of Assassins was my favorite fantasy novel. It was close to being my favorite novel of any genre. The reason I write in the past tense is because the sequel has improved upon its predecessor in multiple facets. While Age of Assassins was a dark coming of age story about a 14-year-old assassin and […]

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Urskuul’s Reading Circle: It Devours! by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor

Urskuul’s Reading Circle: It Devours! by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor 

Hello all, and welcome to the latest newsletter from Urskuul’s Reading Circle. It has been a while since the last one was issued, and I’d like to extend my apologies for that. While we had a meeting last month, it was sadly cut short and we didn’t have a chance to do much discussing. See, […]

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Urskuul’s Reading Circle: Age of Assassins by RJ Barker

Urskuul’s Reading Circle: Age of Assassins by RJ Barker 

Welcome back everyone to Urskuul’s Reading Circle’s latest newsletter! You will be delighted to hear that this month I was able to lead the meeting, following last time around when I was unfortunately absent owing to my enforced attendance of a family holiday. I know, I know, I shouldn’t complain. I got to go on […]

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Blood of Assassins by RJ Barker – Cover Reveal

Blood of Assassins by RJ Barker – Cover Reveal 

RJ Barker’s fantasy debut Age of Assassins has been out for just over a month, and already both RJ and the book are making a name for themselves – kind of like how an assassin’s reputation precedes them. And, like a true assassin, when the time is right to strike, RJ and publishers Orbit are […]

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The Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith-Spark

The Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith-Spark
4.5

As I recall, the first rumours I heard of the book that became The Court of Broken Knives was seeing the author’s lament on social media that an agent had found it too brutal, too gory, too grimdark to contemplate representing it. Nonetheless – as has happened to so many authors – one agent’s poison […]

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