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Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu

Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu
3.5

The second in the new series published by Penguin called DC Icons, these YA novels take a look back on the teen lives of popular DC heroes. The ground was safely and greatly broken by Wonder Woman: Warbringer, which I reviewed in January. Nightwalker, handled with care by the author of the bestselling The Young […]

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Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
4.5

Amazon. Born of war, destined to be ruled by no one but herself. Warbringer opens with Diana, Princess of the Amazons and daughter to Queen Hippolyta, struggling to come to terms with her heritage. As the only Amazon born on the secluded and mysterious island of Themyscira, she’s set apart; she does not share the […]

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Justice League – Movie Review

Justice League – Movie Review 

Hoo boy. I’ve not made any secret to anyone who knows me that, Wonder Woman aside, I have not been at all impressed with DC Extended Universe. In fact, I actively consider Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad to be among some of the worst superhero movies I’ve ever […]

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Urskuul’s Reading Circle: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Urskuul’s Reading Circle: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo 

Well everyone, we have somehow managed to navigate the perils of 2017 to survive all the way into October! I think we all should be congratulated on this sterling effort, since I originally figured this would be a quick money-making opportunity. Everyone would stop coming to Urskuul’s Reading Circle after the first few months and […]

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MJ-12: Shadows by Michael J. Martinez

MJ-12: Shadows by Michael J. Martinez
4.75

Following an outstanding start to his new superhero spy series with last year’s MJ-12: Inception, Michael J. Martinez is back to continue the thrilling adventure with MJ-12: Shadows—and it’s a belter. The Official Blurb It’s 1949, and the Cold War is heating up across the world. For the United States, the key to winning might […]

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Wonder Woman – Spoiler Free Movie Review

Wonder Woman – Spoiler Free Movie Review 

Alright, before I start this review, I should make a few things clear. I am not a big fan of DC’s Extended Universe thus far. Which is a polite way of saying I think Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, and Suicide Squad were all awful awful films. I could very easily write a week’s […]

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Emergence edited by J. M. Martin

Emergence edited by J. M. Martin
3.75

Emergence is a shared-world anthology that takes full advantage of its format, building one story atop the next to create a three-dimensional world that ultimately reaches its peak with Edward M. Erdelac’s “Perennial”. As Ragnarok Publications Editor-in-Chief Tim Marquitz explains in the book’s introduction, he originally intended to write a superhero novel, but soon realized […]

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Michael J. Martinez Interview

Michael J. Martinez Interview 

I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to catch up with author Michael J. Martinez about once a year, thanks to his ability to so quickly write fantastic books for us to discuss. In 2015 we talked about the end of his dual-universe sci-fi/fantasy Daedalus trilogy. This year we both dressed up in our best James […]

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Calamity by Brandon Sanderson

Calamity by Brandon Sanderson
4

This review contains some spoilers for Steelheart and Firefight. Read with caution if you have yet to finish the first two books. “Life was so unfair. You couldn’t both destroy everything around you and live like a king.” With each book in his Reckoners series, Brandon Sanderson has peeled back a layer of the world […]

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Firefight by Brandon Sanderson – Exclusive First Chapter Excerpt!

Firefight by Brandon Sanderson – Exclusive First Chapter Excerpt! 

We at Fantasy-Faction have long been huge fans of Brandon Sanderson. And how could we not? With a catalog of over 15 full length novels in 8+ series, besides his novellas and short stories and his work on the end of the Wheel of Time, if you’re not a fan of one of his books, there’s bound […]

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On The Trail Of Evil – A Look At Villainous Main Characters

On The Trail Of Evil – A Look At Villainous Main Characters 

The skies have darkened and night has come to the world. Thieves and assassins skulk in every shadow, waiting for their chance to strike. Ruthless politicians claw their way up the ladder, smiling politely before they stab you. Dark sorcerers seek out ancient artefacts and perform forbidden rituals in pursuit of more power. And across […]

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Vicious by V. E. Schwab

Vicious by V. E. Schwab
4.5

V. E. Schwab’s Vicious is built around a handful of characters with superpowers, but precious few – if any – superheroes. That’s part of what makes it so much fun. Schwab’s dialogue crackles with sharp edges and gallows humor, drawing the reader in with a dark story whose tone is established through the voice of […]

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