Reaching Outside the Genre
 

Reaching Outside the Genre

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Blood of Assassins by R. J. Barker
 

Blood of Assassins

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J. P. Ashman Interview – Black Guild
 

J. P. Ashman

Interview - Black Guild

 

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Death’s Mistress by Terry Goodkind

Death’s Mistress by Terry Goodkind
4

Death’s Mistress is the first book in the Sister of Darkness: The Nicci Chronicles series. It is a new series following a character already established in Goodkind’s previous books, the Sword of Truth series. I am unsure the length this series will be but so far there are two books released. Although reading the previous […]

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The Life of the World to Come by Kage Baker

The Life of the World to Come by Kage Baker
5

We know about Mendoza. We know about Joseph. We even know a bit about Lewis, though not quite as much as the other two. (And that’s all right, fond though I grew of him over the last book.) There is, however, one man we don’t know much about at all. We don’t even know if […]

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Deadhouse Landing by Ian C. Esslemont

Deadhouse Landing by Ian C. Esslemont
4

Spoiler Warning: This review contains minor and very general spoilers for the Path of Ascendancy series. But then this is a prequel series so the spoilers here are no worse than the ones you’d get from reading the blurbs of books from earlier Malazan series. Ian C. Esslemont is the co-creator, alongside Steven Erikson, of […]

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Fantasy in the Court 2017

Fantasy in the Court 2017 

Back in August I headed up to the ‘big smoke’ – though with electric cars, the congestion charge and the general relocation of heavy industry out of London, it is not really that smoky any more, but it is big. The reason for my train journey was simple – Fantasy in the Court. An event […]

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Cover Reveal & Extract for A TIME OF DREAD by John Gwynne

Cover Reveal & Extract for A TIME OF DREAD by John Gwynne 

John Gwynne is a favourite here at Fantasy Faction. His The Faithful and the Fallen series has been named in our ‘best of’ and ‘most anticipated’ lists time and again, and for good reason. His debut, Malice, won the David Gemmell Morningstar award, and the next three books (Valour, Ruin, and Wrath) were all shortlisted […]

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Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys

Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys
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“It’s one thing to say that humanity is ultimately unimportant in the face of the cosmos. It’s another to stand before someone who believes, deep down, that your pain is trivial.” “We’re all monsters, or related to monsters, one way or another.” H. P. Lovecraft’s The Shadow Over Innsmouth (1936) is one of the writer’s […]

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Cold Counsel by Chris Sharp

Cold Counsel by Chris Sharp
4.5

A troll, a night-hag and an undead goblin walk into a bar. What? Oh, it’s not a joke. It’s how the post-credits scene would look if Chris Sharp’s novel were a Marvel movie instead of a book. Slud of the Blood Claw Clan, Bringer of Troubles, was born at the heart of the worst storm […]

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Spiderlight by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Spiderlight by Adrian Tchaikovsky
4

So, that Adrian Tchaikovsky is a clever bloke. He tricked me (and plenty of others, no doubt) into thinking Spiderlight was a tropey, cliched, rose-tinted throwback to the ‘good old days’ of D&D. You know the days: when men were men and spiders were spiders and women were damsels in distress and mages were all […]

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Agents of Dreamland by Caitlín R. Kiernan

Agents of Dreamland by Caitlín R. Kiernan
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Tor’s novella series was started in 2015, with the aim of promoting this shorter medium. The line includes both established authors and those just making their debut, and has included a number of authors from diverse backgrounds. The resulting line is full of interesting and different stories from authors both familiar and new. This column […]

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Within the Sanctuary of Wings by Marie Brennan

Within the Sanctuary of Wings by Marie Brennan
3.5

The fifth – and final – of Lady Trent’s memoirs is a difficult beast to review without lurching firmly into spoiler territory, both for the preceding books and for the plot of this one.  So, in order to set the scene for this review, the next paragraph will contain brief spoilers from the previous entry. […]

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Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly

Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly
4.5

At the beginning of the workweek, most of Amberlough’s salary-folk crawled reluctantly from their bed – or someone else’s – and let the trolleys tow them, hungover and half asleep, to the office. Amberlough City, eponymous capital of the larger state, was not home to many early risers. Amberlough (2017) by Lara Elena Donnelly is […]

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Brian Staveley Interview – Skullsworn

Brian Staveley Interview – Skullsworn 

By now you should all probably know that the point of my interviews is simply to celebrate Wednesdays (doesn’t matter if it’s actually Wednesday or not). This time I have with me Brian Staveley, author of Skullsworn and the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne trilogy, and a big lover of Wednesdays as well. Brian Staveley […]

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