Uncanny Collateral by Brian McClellan
 

Uncanny Collateral

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Worldbuilding Through Characterization
 

Worldbuilding Through Characterization

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One Way by S. J. Morden
 

One Way

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Browsing all articles tagged with Stephen Deas.

Tough Travels: Dragons

Tough Travels: Dragons 

At the start of every month, Fantasy-Faction will lead you (yes, YOU!) on a tour of the fantasy genre. From high to low, from classics to new releases, from epic to urban; each month, we will guide you in search of a different trope, theme or cliché. Lest we become lost, we’ll be referring to […]

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The Villain with a Thousand Faces (Part Two): The One-Line Backstory

The Villain with a Thousand Faces (Part Two): The One-Line Backstory 

About the author: Her Holiness the Dragon Queen Zafir, Speaker of the Nine Realms, has played both pro- and antagonist roles in her career as a fictional character. She is either the aloof fist of authority to be respected and feared, a liberator of the oppressed and enslaved, or a dragon-riding genocidal psychotic tyrant bitch-queen […]

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The Adamantine Palace by Stephen Deas

The Adamantine Palace by Stephen Deas
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It’s hard to believe that dragons once ruled the world. Now they are used by humans as mounts, hunting and war machines, precious gifts to settle diplomatic disputes and as bargaining chips. Dragons have a unique place in the world of The Adamantine Palace, but they are far from their usual formidable selves. Their breeding […]

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Have we made Dragons and Demons too cute and cuddly?

Have we made Dragons and Demons too cute and cuddly? 

To celebrate the release of Stephen Deas’s The Dragon Queen coming to paperback, we have for you today a very cool article on  the emasculation of dragons in contemporary fantasy writing and why – in Stephen’s opinion – this is a bad thing, taking away from the ‘formidable or dangerous’ beasts that have featured in stories over […]

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National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month 

It’s that time of year again, when my Twitter stream is going to fill up with the hash-tag #nanowrimo; and a good few of you, if not most, if not all, will know exactly what that means. In case there are a handful out there who, like I was the first time around, are staring […]

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Selleuk’s Bridge: A Short Story by Nathan Hawke

Selleuk’s Bridge: A Short Story by Nathan Hawke 

Gallow – Truesword, Griefbringer and trouble for anyone who crosses him – is a brand new fantasy ‘hero’ from author Nathan Hawke. The first book in his new Gallow series, The Crimson Shield, released in July. The second book, Cold Redemption, followed in the beginning of August. But what is the Gallow series? I have been Truesword […]

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Fantasy-Faction’s Reading List for 2011

Fantasy-Faction’s Reading List for 2011 

Well we are approaching the end of the year. *sigh* And in 2010 I didn’t read nearly as much as I was intending to. In order to ensure this doesn’t happen again, for 2011 I am putting together a reading list of the best fantasy novels. These are books that people have been telling me […]

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