Worlds Within Worlds – Part Four: Qi and Fantasy
 

Worlds Within Worlds

Part Four: Qi and Fantasy

 
The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
 

The Blue Sword

Review

 
The Path of Flames by Phil Tucker
 

The Path of Flames

Review

 

Browsing all articles tagged with Stephen King.

IT – 2017 Movie Review

IT – 2017 Movie Review 

This is barely a review. It’s a personal mind vomit of my thoughts after seeing IT for people who have either read the book and or seen the original miniseries, and I want to cover some of the differences and what I think worked and what didn’t. Anything too….spoilery will be near the end in […]

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Tough Travels: Beginnings

Tough Travels: Beginnings 

This is NOT an April Fools’ Day trick. Tough Travelling is back! 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 […]

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Top Ten Books To Improve Your Writing

Top Ten Books To Improve Your Writing 

A likely first stop on the journey of any aspiring writer is the purchase of a writing book to teach them about the subject. Often they’re drawn to titles like “Write a Bestseller in Six Months,” or “Making Money from Kindle Publishing.” First and foremost though, the goal should be to master your craft, from […]

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Song of Susannah by Stephen King

Song of Susannah by Stephen King
4.5

Wow, did this series get super weird. I don’t even know where to begin with Song of Susannah (SOS as I like to think of it). Considerably shorter than Wolves of the Calla, SOS is a fast-paced can of craziness with the main aim of setting up the climax of the series. It’s fun, it’s […]

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Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King

Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King
4

Onto book 5 of The Dark Tower series and King brings us back to the ka-tet we know and love. After the hectic craziness of The Waste Lands and the foundation-shaking revelations of Wizard and Glass, King decides to calm things down a bit with this entry into the series. The book concerns itself with […]

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Stephen King’s The Dark Tower Movie Gets A Release Date

Sony Pictures just announced its movie lineup for 2016-17. Among the releases which includes the new Ghostbusters movie is a date for Stephen King’s The Dark Tower. The movie is set to be directed by Nikolaj Arcel, famous for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009), A Royal Affair (2012) and King’s Game (2004). It […]

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Wizard and Glass by Stephen King

Wizard and Glass by Stephen King
5

Wizard and Glass is a reflection novel (no pun intended). We have now reached what could tentatively be referred to as the middle volume in this seven-book long series, and instead of driving the plot forward, this novel applies firm pressure to the brakes and moves the gear-stick into reverse. Really, without the bookends of […]

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The Waste Lands by Stephen King

The Waste Lands by Stephen King
5

There is just so much right about The Waste Lands it actually hurts my mind to picture anything wrong with the novel. Not only does it maintain the quality of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, but somehow makes it even more enthralling, making this the best novel yet. The Waste Lands is an amazing continuation […]

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The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King

The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King
4

In The Drawing of the Three, his second step along the journey towards the Dark Tower, King creates another mind-boggling, wonderful, weird, fascinating, adventure akin to the original but with a far better grasp on narrative structure and characterisation. In this second volume, we follow the Gunslinger in his attempts to, as the title aptly […]

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The Gunslinger by Stephen King

The Gunslinger by Stephen King
4

The Gunslinger is the first novel of a seven book-long series (eight if you include the spin-off) of what is now considered to be a staple of the epic fantasy canon. However, after having read it, you would not necessarily think this to be the case. The novel does not set up the world as […]

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In The Tall Grass by Joe Hill & Stephen King.

In The Tall Grass by Joe Hill & Stephen King.
4.5

With In The Tall Grass, the father and son team of King and Hill collaborate for the second time to create a short but devastating, blunderbuss shot of horror. This novella is horrific in the most disturbing way, it is written by masters of their craft and dammit, this is the good stuff. The story […]

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