The Last Page by Anthony Huso
 

The Last Page

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6th Annual Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off: Cover Contest

6th Annual Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off: Cover Contest 

“I may not know much about art, but I know what I like.” That is the punchline of a Monty Python sketch in which the Pope and Michelangelo argue over the merits of Mike’s version of The Last Supper, a painting that contains 28 disciples, a kangaroo, and Jell-O for dessert. The line has always […]

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6th Annual Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off: An Introduction to the SPFBO

6th Annual Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off: An Introduction to the SPFBO 

Fantasy-Faction has been part of the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO)—a fantasy fiction competition sponsored by Mark Lawrence—from the beginning, and as the sixth round of the competition kicks off, we’re itching to get our hands on the next batch of contenders. The submissions seem to get stronger every year, and we can’t wait to see […]

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A Tale of Stars and Shadow by Lisa Cassidy – Spoiler Free Review

A Tale of Stars and Shadow by Lisa Cassidy – Spoiler Free Review
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A Tale of Stars & Shadow is the first book in the series of the same name by Australian author Lisa Cassidy. It is a dual perspective story following Talyn Dynan and Shadowhawk. Talyn, a Dumnorix princess and trained warrior, is sent on a mission away from her home to the mysterious land of the winged […]

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Of Honey and Wildfires by Sarah Chorn

Of Honey and Wildfires by Sarah Chorn
4.25

Sarah Chorn’s western-inspired fantasy Of Honey and Wildfires digs deep into the soul and taps a well of emotion in a layered tale that examines artifice, reality, and the costs of love. At its core, the story revolves around a pair of fathers and the legacies they create for their children. Matthew Esco is a […]

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The Sword of Kaigen by M. L. Wang – SPFBO #5 Finalist Review

The Sword of Kaigen by M. L. Wang – SPFBO #5 Finalist Review
4.5

Two reviews… on the same day? Yes indeed. These are the final two reviews for this year’s SPFBO. The fifth—that’s five years of SPFBO goodness and some truly awesome books. However, there can be only one winner of the competition and you’ll have to visit Mark Lawrence’s finalist table to find that out! *Disclaimer* Writing […]

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Fortune’s Fool by Angela Boord – SPFBO #5 Finals Review

Fortune’s Fool by Angela Boord – SPFBO #5 Finals Review
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Two reviews… on the same day? Yes indeed. These are the final two reviews for this year’s SPFBO. The fifth—that’s five years of SPFBO goodness and some truly awesome books. However, there can be only one winner of the competition and you’ll have to visit Mark Lawrence’s finalist table to find that out! *Disclaimer* Writing […]

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Beggar’s Rebellion by Levi Jacobs – SPFBO #5 Finals Review

Beggar’s Rebellion by Levi Jacobs – SPFBO #5 Finals Review
3.5

Tai Kulga lost the rebellion and his best friend on the same day, stripping him of his will to live even as a strange power flooded his bones. When the friend returns as a spirit guide, it feels like a second chance—but his friend is not who he was, and the Councilate is not done oppressing his people. When trouble with lawkeepers lands Tai’s surviving friends in a prison camp, he must go underground to find the last of the rebels and convince them to break his friends free.

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Kalanon’s Rising by Darian Smith – SPFBO #5 Finals Review

Kalanon’s Rising by Darian Smith – SPFBO #5 Finals Review
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Solve the murder. Stop the war. Save the world.

Sir Brannon Kesh spent years building a new life as a physician, leaving the name Bloodhawk and the war that spawned it behind. But when the King’s cousin is murdered, duty calls him back. The crime scene suggests dark magic and the evidence points to the ambassador of Nilar, an alluring woman with secrets of her own, who sees Bloodhawk as little more than a war criminal.

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Spark City by Robert J. Power – SPFBO #5 Finals Review

Spark City by Robert J. Power – SPFBO #5 Finals Review
3.5

SPFBO review of Spark City by Robert J Power

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Blades Edge by Virginia McClain – SPFBO #5 Finals Review

Blades Edge by Virginia McClain – SPFBO #5 Finals Review
3.5

*Disclaimer* Writing and reading are subjective arts. 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 on their tongue. To each their own, I suppose. These are […]

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Never Die by Rob J. Hayes – SPFBO #5 Finals Review

Never Die by Rob J. Hayes – SPFBO #5 Finals Review
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*Disclaimer* Writing and reading are subjective arts. 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 on their tongue. To each their own, I suppose. These are […]

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A Tale of Stars and Shadow by Lisa Cassidy – SPFBO #5 Finals Review

A Tale of Stars and Shadow by Lisa Cassidy – SPFBO #5 Finals Review
3.25

*Disclaimer* Writing and reading are subjective arts. 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 on their tongue. To each their own, I suppose. These are […]

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