The Path of Flames by Phil Tucker
 

The Path of Flames

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Lisa Tuttle Interview – The Curious Affair of the Witch at Wayside Cross
 

Lisa Tuttle

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Sky Coyote by Kage Baker
 

Sky Coyote

Review

 

Browsing all articles tagged with Steven Erikson.

Tough Travels: Strongholds

Tough Travels: Strongholds 

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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Tough Travels: Assassins

Tough Travels: Assassins 

Back in 2014, Nathan Barnhart created a weekly feature called ‘Tough Travels’, which he hosted over on Fantasy Review Barn. Inspired by The Tough Guide to Fantasyland by Diana Wynne Jones – a tongue-in-cheek parody of the fantasy genre – it would spotlight a different trope every week, and invite other bloggers to compile their […]

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Sieges and Siegecraft, Part One: Attackers

Sieges and Siegecraft, Part One: Attackers 

Throughout the bloody pages of innumerable fantasy books there are countless examples of the siege in fiction. From epic wars that last for years to brutal assaults that are swift and decisive, sieges are a classic element in many stories. They can provide some of the most dramatic and memorable events of the book, opening […]

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Superfan Interview: Malazan Book of the Fallen

Superfan Interview: Malazan Book of the Fallen 

Welcome to the first edition of Fantasy-Faction’s Superfan Interviews feature. The concept of this brand new feature is simple: go out, find some Superfans and interview them about why they appreciate an author’s work as much as they do. This feature has a place near to my heart, because I consider myself a Superfan of […]

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Malazan Book of the Fallen – Redux

Malazan Book of the Fallen – Redux 

So, over a period of close to a year, I’ve waxed lyrical about Erikson’s epic series Malazan Book of the Fallen but, with today’s demands on our time, the question remains, should you even bother? Chances are good that you can guess my answer to this question but it may not be as clear cut […]

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The Crippled God by Steven Erikson

The Crippled God by Steven Erikson
5

The carriages have chugged up to the top of the roller coaster, and the anticipation has built for that first downward plunge into g-force turns, and yet, because you’ve been let down once or twice before, you ask yourself, “Will this be ‘meh’?” Well, will it? Hella no! In The Crippled God, book ten of […]

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Dust of Dreams by Steven Erikson

Dust of Dreams by Steven Erikson
4

Dust of Dreams, book nine of Steven Erikson’s grand work of epic fantasy, the Malazan Book of the Fallen, is really a torturer’s handbook in disguise. This is true for two reasons. First, we all know how important an ending is: whether that be for a self-contained novel or for a longer series. I don’t […]

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Toll the Hounds by Steven Erikson

Toll the Hounds by Steven Erikson
4.5

A ticket to ascendant adventure costs no more than the Toll of the Hounds, but do you have the courage to pay it? Toll the Hounds, book eight of the Malazan Book of the Fallen, is an extraordinarily good read because it gives us what we want, in spades! We get old friends and new, […]

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Reaper’s Gale by Steven Erikson

Reaper’s Gale by Steven Erikson
4.75

You’ve heard of the super cell? That thankfully rare occasion where a number of storms, each one a threat to life and limb and capable of doing some serious property damage, combines to create one mother of an event, the likes of which has people battening down the hatches or fleeing before the front? Well, […]

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The Bonehunters by Steven Erikson

The Bonehunters by Steven Erikson
4

The Bonehunters, book six of the Malazan Book of the Fallen, reunites us with the 14th Army which, under the “trust me, it will all work out” leadership of Tavore Paran, seeks to crush the last vestiges of the Whirlwind rebellion, once and for all. And while this hungry army chases its apotheosis, action is […]

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Midnight Tides by Steven Erikson

Midnight Tides by Steven Erikson
4.5

This review contains some spoilers. Read with caution if you have yet to finish the book. Midnight Tides, book five of the Malazan Book of the Fallen, provides robust proof of Steven Erikson’s skills as an author, and kicks the whole series into overdrive. Now at book 5/10, we have made it to the middle […]

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House of Chains by Steven Erikson

House of Chains by Steven Erikson
3.5

Into any great company a little division must fall, for what better moment than when the rift is healed, the prodigal returns and the collective is fused anew, stronger than it was before. So it was for me with House of Chains, book 4 of The Malazan Book of the Fallen. Upon posting my review […]

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