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Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #5: The First Five to Fall
 

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #5

The First Five to Fall

 

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Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #5: The First Five to Fall

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #5: The First Five to Fall 

A bit late, but I’ll put that down to careful reading, many discussions amongst the judges, alongside a desire to get it right: Fantasy-Faction’s First Five to Fall. (Say that five times as quick as you can and read the disclaimer!) * Disclaimer * Writing and reading are subjective arts. What some folks will absolutely […]

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C. T. Phipps – Interview

C. T. Phipps – Interview 

What do C. T. Phipps and Stephen King have in common? They’re prolific. They explore the darker sides of human nature. King has a few decades on Phipps and is undeniably more famous with a host more published novels and short stories. Nevertheless, Phipps is doing his best to catch up and has a growing […]

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A Ritual of Bone by Lee C. Conley

A Ritual of Bone by Lee C. Conley
3.5

The land of Arnar is menaced by a vicious plague, a tribe of savage cannibals and a growing tide of the living dead summoned by a dark ritual. Warriors, hunters, nobles and ordinary folk will all have to become heroes if their home is to be saved from the cursed hordes. That’s A Ritual of […]

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The Red Plains by G. R. Matthews

The Red Plains by G. R. Matthews
4.25

Spoiler Warning: This review contains minor spoilers for The Red Plains. “Listen, Jiin-Wei, Taiji, I do not ask you what you can do or tell you what you cannot. Do not presume you know the same about me. I have lived more years than you can imagine and seen more of the world than you […]

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5th Annual Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off: An Introduction

5th Annual Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off: An Introduction 

Hello, to all the followers of the SPFBO (Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off) the competition that began with an idle thought in the shadowed recesses of Mark Lawrence’s mind and is now in its fifth year. Some of the previous winners and finalists have been picked up by traditional publishing houses and some authors have turned down […]

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Quill by A. C. Cobble

Quill by A. C. Cobble
4

Quill is the first book in a new series, The Cartographer, by A. C. Cobble (author of the Benjamin Ashwood series). It is a fantasy wrapped in steampunk, inside a buddy cop story—except that in this universe sorcery (spirits) is present alongside the industrial revolution. Duke Oliver Wellesley, the youngest son of the king, and […]

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The Dreaming Land by E. P. Clark – Series Review: Books I-III

The Dreaming Land by E. P. Clark – Series Review: Books I-III
3.75

I discovered E. P. Clark a couple years ago when I read (and loved) the first book in the Zemnian series, The Midnight Land. Set about a hundred years later, The Dreaming Land books provide a highly entertaining finish to this series set in a fantasy version of the Russian Empire, in which women hold […]

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Soul Render by T. L. Branson

Soul Render by T. L. Branson
4

“Stormbringer in a stone.” Middle school marked the rebirth of my interest in fantasy, and after reading heroic fantasy stories like Dragonlance and Dragonriders of Pern, I was taken aback by Elric of Melnibone. The ability of Stormbringer to suck souls utterly horrified me: raised in a Southern Baptist household, the idea that the essence […]

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Orconomics by J. Zachary Pike – SPFBO #4 Finals Review

Orconomics by J. Zachary Pike – SPFBO #4 Finals Review
4.5

*Disclaimer* Writing and reading is a subjective art. What some folks will absolutely love, others will dislike. It is a bit like Marmite in the UK—normal people dislike it intensely, but some weird folks actually enjoy the taste of warm road surface and fresh roadkill upon their tongue. To each their own, I suppose. Orconomics […]

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We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson – SPFBO #4 Finals Review

We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson – SPFBO #4 Finals Review
4.5

*Disclaimer* Writing and reading is a subjective art. What some folks will absolutely love, others will dislike. It is a bit like Marmite in the UK—normal people dislike it intensely, but some weird folks actually enjoy the taste of warm road surface and fresh roadkill upon their tongue. To each their own, I suppose. We […]

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The Gods of Men by Barbara Kloss – SPFBO #4 Finals Review

The Gods of Men by Barbara Kloss – SPFBO #4 Finals Review
4

*Disclaimer* Writing and reading is a subjective art. What some folks will absolutely love, others will dislike. It is a bit like Marmite in the UK—normal people dislike it intensely, but some weird folks actually enjoy the taste of warm road surface and fresh roadkill upon their tongue. To each their own, I suppose. The […]

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Sworn to the Night by Craig Schaefer – SPFBO #4 Finals Review

Sworn to the Night by Craig Schaefer – SPFBO #4 Finals Review
3

*Disclaimer* Writing and reading is a subjective art. What some folks will absolutely love, others will dislike. It is a bit like Marmite in the UK—normal people dislike it intensely, but some weird folks actually enjoy the taste of warm road surface and fresh roadkill upon their tongue. To each their own, I suppose. Sworn […]

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