The Midderlands – OSR Setting Mega Review
 

The Midderlands

RPG Setting Mega Review

 
Terry Pratchett and the Fantastical Power of Similes
 

Pratchett & the Fantastical Power of Similes

Article

 
The Stone Road by G. R. Matthews
 

The Stone Road

Review

 

Browsing all articles tagged with Tor Books.

The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander

The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander
4

It seems that I have a thing for sentient elephants. My first experience was the excellent Downward to the Earth by Robert Silverberg. But, The Only Harmless Great Thing is much more than just sentient elephants, it’s an emotional piece of work creating a quite plausible alternate reality that makes us think about the morality […]

Continue reading...

The Armored Saint by Myke Cole

The Armored Saint by Myke Cole
4

To be able to write efficiently in more than one genre is a rare talent. Although I loved his first series, I going to be really honest at the onset of this review by admitting I didn’t expect Myke Cole to possess this trait. And boy am I glad to be proved so wrong. The […]

Continue reading...

City of Lies by Sam Hawke

City of Lies by Sam Hawke
4.5

City of Lies was entertaining from start to finish. It was incredibly refreshing to see poison front and centre in a book. City of Lies follows the two viewpoints of brother and sister combo, Jovan and Kalina, whose uncle is the poison taster or ‘proofer’ for the ruling chancellor. When they are both killed by […]

Continue reading...

The Sons of Heaven by Kage Baker

The Sons of Heaven by Kage Baker
4.5

Whew. Eight books and several hundred years later (or several hundred thousand years, depending on whether you’re counting from the Spanish Inquisition or Options Research and Back Way Back… time travel is a rather messy business to write about), here we are. 2355. The Silence. All the pieces are going to come together, and after […]

Continue reading...

The Machine’s Child by Kage Baker

The Machine’s Child by Kage Baker
4

I have some very mixed feelings about The Machine’s Child. On the one hand, I think I will always love Kage Baker’s work. The future she paints is intricate and engaging, and the visions of the past are playful without being mocking. This next installment in the Company series propels us further still to 2355 […]

Continue reading...

The Children of the Company by Kage Baker

The Children of the Company by Kage Baker
5

Oh. My. God. Those are just about the only words I can think to describe my reaction to reading The Children of the Company. While I don’t know that I’d call the book a break from the main narrative (in large part because I didn’t really think I needed a break and am eager to […]

Continue reading...

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 […]

Continue reading...

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 […]

Continue reading...

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 […]

Continue reading...

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 […]

Continue reading...

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 […]

Continue reading...

Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys

Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys
4

“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 […]

Continue reading...