The Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off and the Evolution of Publishing
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The Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off and the Evolution of Publishing

Matthew Cropley - November 23, 2017

Chances are you’ve heard of the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (or SPFBO) at some point in the last two years, a contest where 300 self-published authors submit their…

Game of Thrones: The Show vs the Books
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Game of Thrones: The Show vs the Books

Matthew Cropley - August 19, 2017

Warning: spoiler alert. With the seventh season of Game of Thrones nearly finished, and now well beyond the source material, the show is a distinctly different beast…

5 Grimdark Fantasy Covers We Love
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5 Grimdark Fantasy Covers We Love

Matthew Cropley - July 11, 2017

"Never judge a book by it’s cover" is perhaps the least-heeded advice to have ever been given. Of course we judge books by their covers. It is,…

Is Bigger Really Better?
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Is Bigger Really Better?

Matthew Cropley - May 26, 2017

In the fantasy genre, across novels, movies and games, there’s a tendency to go big. We’ve got a brand new world to explore, with fantastic beasts, powerful…

Review: Red Tide by Marc Turner
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Review: Red Tide by Marc Turner

Matthew Cropley - April 18, 2017

Red Tide is Marc Turner’s third entry in his debut series The Chronicles of the Exile, and it’s an absolute masterpiece. The plots and characters of the…

Review: Centica Primer by Grimdark Games
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Review: Centica Primer by Grimdark Games

Matthew Cropley - April 13, 2017

As a Game Master for tabletop role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons, I’ve always adopted quite a free-form style for my players. For me, it’s always been…

Review: The Dragon’s Legacy by Deborah A. Wolf
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Review: The Dragon’s Legacy by Deborah A. Wolf

Matthew Cropley - April 6, 2017

The Dragon’s Legacy will be released in April this year and is a must-buy for anyone seeking a deep relationship with a group of interesting characters and…

Review: Cthulhu Armageddon by C.T. Phipps
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Review: Cthulhu Armageddon by C.T. Phipps

Matthew Cropley - November 1, 2016

To begin the foreword to Cthulhu Armageddon, C.T. Phipps poses the question: What would you get if you crossed Mad Max with the Cthulhu Cycle? The book…

Interview: Phil Tucker
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Interview: Phil Tucker

Matthew Cropley - October 18, 2016

[MC] The Path of Flames harkens back to traditional fantasy. What books inspired it? [PT] In many ways I’ve gone back to my childhood favourites, namely David…

Review: Path of Flames by Phil Tucker
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Review: Path of Flames by Phil Tucker

Matthew Cropley - October 14, 2016

The Path of Flames by Phil Tucker, the first installment of the Chronicles of the Exile, is a self-published book that’s been doing well recently in Mark…