The fantasy genre is a curious beast, its wide reach covering a range of topics and themes. It has stories about growing up, stories about overcoming problems, stories about slaying dragons and monsters. It’s not limited by location, ideas, character types, or any of the other criteria we normally use to define a genre. In […]
Age of Assassins was my favorite fantasy novel. It was close to being my favorite novel of any genre. The reason I write in the past tense is because the sequel has improved upon its predecessor in multiple facets. While Age of Assassins was a dark coming of age story about a 14-year-old assassin and […]
Today we have with us J. P. Ashman, fellow Factioner and author of the Black Powder Wars series. The second book in the series, Black Guild is out now! Now some of you may not have heard of Ashman and his dark fantasy series. But that is about to change. However before we get to […]
Today we have the absolute pleasure of interviewing Jamie Davis. Jamie is a nurse, paramedic, podcaster, and author of three series: Extreme Medical Services, Broken Throne, and Accidental Traveller, which explore both urban and epic Fantasy. Jamie, Can you talk a little about your relationship and experience with EMS and nursing as well as non-fiction […]
This month we asked for stories, where water of any kind was a key element. It didn’t matter if it was a stormy sea, a misty lake, a polluted river, a frozen waterfall, a terrible flash flood, or a sentient geyser – water is incredibly diverse and we expected the stories to mirror this. And […]
“God, it’s time for my dick present,” he laughed nervously. I asked him what he meant, as he handed me the wrapped Christmas present. “I’ve bought you my favourite book.” I was baffled. Why that should make him think I wouldn’t approve of the present, I have no idea. I explained I would much rather […]
Zombies are awful. They look disgusting and they smell worse. Their eating habits are appalling. Their conversational skills leave a lot to be desired. People keep trying to explain them through science when they’re clearly beings of magic. (Note how they keep on walking around endlessly even though their metabolism has clearly stopped working and […]
Today on Fantasy-Faction we have James Hunter author, former Marine Corps Sergeant, combat veteran, and pirate hunter (seriously). A Colorado native, he is also an active member of SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America), and author of the Yancy Lazarus Series, MudMan, Viridian Gate Online, The Artificer, and War God’s Mantle. And without […]
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 […]
Many of us associate time travel with science fiction, picturing tinkering scientists, time machines, futuristic societies, wormholes, or space travel. This is in no small part due to the H. G. Wells 1895 classic The Time Machine, which greatly popularised the idea, but also to the development of scientific theories relating to space-time, time dilation […]
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