Reaching Outside the Genre
 

Reaching Outside the Genre

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Blood of Assassins by R. J. Barker
 

Blood of Assassins

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J. P. Ashman Interview – Black Guild
 

J. P. Ashman

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The Reborn King by Michael Miller

The Reborn King by Michael Miller
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I’m an impulsive book buyer, usually drawn to a shiny cover and 99c sales like my wife is to shoes and handbags. If my one-click finger itched any more, you would think I was Wyatt Earp at the O.K. Corral. It has led to an insurmountable TBR list (and an angry wife who wonders where […]

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The End of the World Running Club by Adrian J. Walker

The End of the World Running Club by Adrian J. Walker
3.5

An emergency news broadcast takes over every channel on the TV and radio networks. Meteors are set to strike the earth within 24 hours. The consequences are unknown. You’re on your own. So, what do you do? How do you plan? Hopefully, you’d be a little more prepared than protagonist, Edgar Hill, who hears the […]

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The White Song by Phil Tucker

The White Song by Phil Tucker
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Spoiler Warning: This review contains spoilers for the previews books in the series. Please read with caution if you have yet to finish the rest of the books. It has all been building up to this. At the end of The Iron Circlet, the kragh leader Tharok is beating down on both Kethe and Asho, […]

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SPFBO Review: Stolen Magic by Marina Finlayson

SPFBO Review: Stolen Magic by Marina Finlayson 

Stolen Magic is a fun, compelling and well paced urban fantasy tale which almost – almost! – became our Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off finalist. Finlayson’s novel – a story of supernatural forces, gods and monsters in modern-day Australia – is alternatively reminiscent of Paternus (Fantasy Faction’s SPFBO finalist last year), Kate Daniels, and Mercy Thompson. Of the five […]

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SPFBO Review: Wings of Justice by Michael-Scott Earle

SPFBO Review: Wings of Justice by Michael-Scott Earle 

Michael-Scott Earle is one of the more well-known names to have entered the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off this year. That Wings of Justice made it so far in the competition (we’re officially declaring it our third place runner up) is perhaps unsurprising; but while the SPFBO team here at Fantasy Faction enjoyed Earle’s entry quite a […]

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The Iron Circlet by Phil Tucker

The Iron Circlet by Phil Tucker
4.5

Spoiler Warning: This review contains spoilers for books 1 – 3 of the Chronicles of the Black Gate series. Please read with caution if you’ve yet to finish the first two, just in case The Iron Circlet’s cover had you buying the books out of order. The Iron Circlet’s cover reveal came around late March […]

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SPFBO Review: The Tale of Gurion Thricebound by Angela Holder

SPFBO Review: The Tale of Gurion Thricebound by Angela Holder 

Gurion is a long book. I need to get that out there right now. Definitely one of the longest I have ever read for the SPFBO, and I’ve been at this three years. That’s … erm… 90 books or so. I probably also need to say that the writing, the sentence structure, is smooth and […]

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The Siege of Abythos by Phil Tucker

The Siege of Abythos by Phil Tucker
5

Spoiler Warning: This review contains spoilers for books one and two of the Chronicles of the Black Gate series. Please read with caution if you’ve yet to finish the first two. But, you HAVE read them, right?!? I took pages of copious notes while listening to and reading The Siege of Abythos, book three of […]

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SPFBO3: The Fifth Five Fall…

SPFBO3: The Fifth Five Fall… 

The Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off officially began on July 1st! In case you missed it, here’s what Fantasy-Faction has posted so far: Our announcement Introducing round one Cover contest winners First five fall Second five fall Third five fall Fourth five fall And of course you can keep track of everything relating to round one on the SPFBO […]

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The Black Shriving by Phil Tucker

The Black Shriving by Phil Tucker
4.5

Spoiler Warning: This review contains spoilers for book one in the Chronicles of the Black Gate series. Read with caution if you have yet to finish The Path of Flames. The seeds (some of them noxious weeds) planted in The Path of Flames start to germinate and sprout in The Black Shriving, book two of […]

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The Path of Flames by Phil Tucker

The Path of Flames by Phil Tucker
5

Just when I thought I wouldn’t soon read an indie fantasy book as beautifully crafted as Alec Hutson’s Crimson Queen, I was pleasantly surprised by Phil Tucker’s The Path of Flames. I’d known about The Path of Flames since its release, and had followed Tucker’s meteoric fantasy debut and subsequent releases; but, like my experience with Crimson […]

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The Wolf of Oren-yaro by K. S. Villoso – Cover Reveal

The Wolf of Oren-yaro by K. S. Villoso – Cover Reveal 

Today we have author K. S. Villoso with us to talk about her upcoming release, The Wolf of Oren-yaro. I write no-holds-barred character-driven epic fantasy. My stories are usually set in a fully realized fantasy world heavily influenced by Asian cultures (though it also has plenty of the usual fantasy staples), with developed characters and […]

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