REVIEW: Wrath of Madness by Jesse Teller

Wrath of Madness, book 2 of The Madness Wars begins where the first book left off, the conquest driven nation of Drine pushing through on their campaign of conquering the neighboring...
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REVIEW: Wrath of Madness by Jesse Teller

14 Female Fantasy Author Recommendations

On the Fantasy-Faction - Fantasy Book Discussion Facebook page today a gentleman asked for recommendations on what people regarded as the best fantasy written by female authors. Since I started...
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14 Female Fantasy Author Recommendations

COVER REVEAL: The Trouble with Peace by Joe Abercrombie

Sweet. Grimdark. Gods. I am so bloody excited to show you the cover of The Trouble with Peace by Joe Abercrombie! After absolutely loving A Little Hatred, this is the book...
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COVER REVEAL: The Trouble with Peace by Joe Abercrombie

REVIEW: The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell

In The Last Kingdom, we follow Uhtred. son of Uhtred who is the Ealdorman of Beddanburg by birthright. In the first-person perspective, Uhtred tells us his tale and throughout The...
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REVIEW: The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell

MUSIC REVIEW: Dreaming City by Glass Hammer

It wasn’t long ago that I was listening to some of my classic rock bands and I found myself wishing that there was something out there today that had a...
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MUSIC REVIEW: Dreaming City by Glass Hammer

REVIEW: The Scottish Boy by Alex de Campi

I suppose that knights’ tales are mostly laughed off by the general reading public as something archaic nowadays. Largely seen as relics from a far-off time when your grandpa, when...
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REVIEW: The Scottish Boy by Alex de Campi

REVIEW: Orbiter by Warren Ellis

Warren Ellis is a writer that asks profound questions, and that is no different in his graphic novel Orbiter. In his acclaimed series, Transmetropolitan, he talked about the role of the media and investigative reporting....
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REVIEW: Orbiter by Warren Ellis

3 freelance editors worth every red cent

When you aren't assigned an editor by a publishing house, parsing through and selecting the right freelance editor for you can be incredibly difficult. Some are qualified, some are not;...
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3 freelance editors worth every red cent

An Interview with Robert Jackson Bennett

We managed to grab a quick word with Robert Jackson Bennett. He is the author of the Divine Cities trilogy, The Founders trilogy, of which two books are written, Foundryside and Shorefall, as well as numerous fantasy and...
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An Interview with Robert Jackson Bennett

REVIEW: Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett is a story that blurs the lines between science fiction and fantasy in his steampunkesque fantasy novel. When people think of fantasy as a genre, often,...
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REVIEW: Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett
REVIEW: Wrath of Madness by Jesse Teller REVIEW: Wrath of Madness by Jesse...
14 Female Fantasy Author Recommendations 14 Female Fantasy Author Recommendations
COVER REVEAL: The Trouble with Peace by Joe Abercrombie COVER REVEAL: The Trouble with Peace...
REVIEW: The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell REVIEW: The Last Kingdom by Bernard...
MUSIC REVIEW: Dreaming City by Glass Hammer MUSIC REVIEW: Dreaming City by Glass...
REVIEW: The Scottish Boy by Alex de Campi REVIEW: The Scottish Boy by Alex...
REVIEW: Orbiter by Warren Ellis REVIEW: Orbiter by Warren Ellis
3 freelance editors worth every red cent 3 freelance editors worth every red...
An Interview with Robert Jackson Bennett An Interview with Robert Jackson Bennett
REVIEW: Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett REVIEW: Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

Review: The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

The a Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo is a collection of short stories set in the Grishaverse, where two books I loved last year — Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom — are set. To...

An Interview with Leigh Bardugo

THE LANGUAGE OF THORNS is a beautiful collection of dark fairy tales by Leigh Bardugo, author of one of my favourite series, Six of Crows. It presents like you’re sitting around a campfire in...

The Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith Spark

Review: The Court of Broken Knives

Anna Smith-Spark’s The Court of Broken Knives is by far one of the strongest debuts I’ve read in a long time. The world is rich and gorgeous and brutal and harsh and only eclipsed...

Darkstorm by M.L. Spencer

Review: Darkstorm by M.L. Spencer

Grimdark comes in a variety of shapes and sizes but tends to be viewed as epic trilogies or doorstopper series. Rarely do we get to see what I term to be “pocket-sized fantasy” where...

Short Reviews for Short Fiction

Every now and then I feel a bit bogged down with reading doorstopper after doorstopper and reviewing at a rate of about one book every two months. I get an intense need to get...

Necrotech by K.C. Alexander

Review: Necrotech by K.C. Alexander

While Necrotech is ostensibly cyberpunk, its darkness and violence are enough to earn it a place in the grimdark sci-fi category. The protagonist, Riko, is a violent, vulgarity spewing “splatter specialist” in a dystopian...

The Marketing Genius of Kickstarter

Kickstarter is likely the current best pound for pound marketing platform for creatives on the planet. It presents cleanly, is easy to set up and use no matter which country you’re in, and it...

Dragon Age: Origins

Classic VG Review: Dragon Age: Origins

There are a lot of questions about what the best grimdark video game would be. My pick is The Witcher 3 and, to a lesser extent, its predecessor, Assassins of Kings. This isn’t a...

Game of Thrones: The Show vs the Books

Game of Thrones: The Show vs the Books

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 from the books. For the first couple...

The Waking Fire by Anthony Ryan

Review: The Waking Fire by Anthony Ryan

THE WAKING FIRE is Book One of the Draconis Memoria, a new fantasy series from the author of the acclaimed Raven’s Shadow series. The setting owes a debt to steampunk but, unlike traditional steampunk,...