Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
 

Strange the Dreamer

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The Writer’s Plague

The Writer’s Plague 

If you are a booklover who didn’t die before 1997, I would wager you have difficulty finding a decent story among the piles of…muck. In the past twenty years, authors—henceforth known as the Infected—have emerged, plague-ridden, with what we will collectively call the writing bug. While I try to remain optimistic, I cannot say this […]

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Books Do Not Sell Without Covers

Books Do Not Sell Without Covers 

The secret to book selling is not so secret anymore. The answer lies in the unspoken pact between an author and reader, which agrees a great cover equals excellent writing. Honestly, we know the premise is false—great stories exist inside shoddy covers and vice versa—but the expectation remains. In fact, I know readers who have […]

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Interview With Ben Galley

Interview With Ben Galley 

Ben Galley is an award-winning fantasy author from the UK. He is the author of the epic Emaneska Series, the weird-west Scarlet Star Trilogy and the brand new standalone The Heart of Stone. When he’s not dreaming up lies to tell his readers, Ben works as a self-publishing consultant, helping fellow authors to self-publish and […]

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The Heart of Stone by Ben Galley

The Heart of Stone by Ben Galley
4

‘There will always be wars. And I will always fight them.’ Task is a soldier like no other. For one thing, he’s not human. For another, ‘following orders’ is not a choice, nor has disobedience ever been an option during his four long centuries of existence. The reason for this is that Task is a […]

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They Mostly Come Out At Night by Benedict Patrick

They Mostly Come Out At Night by Benedict Patrick
4.5

You may recognise this book. You should recognise this book. At least, you should if you’ve been following the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off and/or are part of Fantasy-Faction’s social media circles. I myself have been desperately enamoured with Benedict Patrick’s debut novel since I first laid eyes on its cover last year. Jenny Zemanek did such […]

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The Moonlight War by S.K.S. Perry – SPFBO Review

The Moonlight War by S.K.S. Perry – SPFBO Review
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The Moonlight War is one of ten novels in the final round of Mark Lawrence’s Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO) 2016. Updates on the contest’s progress can be found here. Three caravans have vanished traversing the Cowcheanne Way. The legendary Tahsis platoon, warriors thought by most to be invincible, are dispatched to investigate and are never […]

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The Grey Bastards by Jonathan French – SPFBO Review

The Grey Bastards by Jonathan French – SPFBO Review
4.5

The Grey Bastards is one of ten novels in the final round of Mark Lawrence’s Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO) 2016. Updates on the contest’s progress can be found here. I have a bone to pick with you, Jonathan French, aka. author of The Grey Bastards. You, sir, owe me a great many hours of sleep; […]

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The Mirror’s Truth by Michael R. Fletcher

The Mirror’s Truth by Michael R. Fletcher
5

Sequel to Michael R. Fletcher’s grimdark masterpiece Beyond Redemption, The Mirror’s Truth, continues the tale of the deranged characters with new additions to the cast. The story opens with a bloody scene and Bedeckt re-emerges with a new companion called Zukunft. After abandoning his friends in the Afterdeath and escaping back to the living world […]

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The Shadow Soul by Kaitlyn Davis – SPFBO Review

The Shadow Soul by Kaitlyn Davis – SPFBO Review
3.25

The Shadow Soul is one of ten novels in the final round of Mark Lawrence’s Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO) 2016. Updates on the contest’s progress can be found here. When Jinji’s home is destroyed, she is left with nowhere to run and no one to run to–until she meets Rhen, a prince chasing rumors that […]

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Outpost by F. T. McKinstry – SPFBO Review

Outpost by F. T. McKinstry – SPFBO Review
3.5

Outpost is one of ten novels in the final round of Mark Lawrence’s Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO) 2016. Updates on the contest’s progress can be found here. “Nine thousand suns ago, a race of immortal warriors came from the stars through a rare alignment and stepped onto the world of Math, a world much like […]

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Fionn: Defence of Ráth Bládhma by Brian O’Sullivan – SPFBO Review

Fionn: Defence of Ráth Bládhma by Brian O’Sullivan – SPFBO Review
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Fionn: Defence of Ráth Bládhma is one of ten novels in the final round of Mark Lawrence’s Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO) 2016. Updates on the contest’s progress can be found here. Brian O’Sullivan’s SPFBO offering – Fionn: Defence of Ráth Bládhma – was something of a bumpy ride for me, at least at the beginning. […]

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Larcout by K. A. Krantz – SPFBO Review

Larcout by K. A. Krantz – SPFBO Review
3.5

Larcout is one of ten novels in the final round of Mark Lawrence’s Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO) 2016. Updates on the contest’s progress can be found here. I’m not sure what I was expecting when I chose K. A. Krantz’s novel to be the first SPFBO finalist I read and reviewed, but it certainly wasn’t […]

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