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Tendrils of Darkness — Chapter 42: Wolf Encounter

Wolf Encounter   Zeph was beginning to think ...

Tendrils of Darkness — Chapter 41: The Onyx Stone

Ambush   The acceptance of the challenge came...

Tendrils of Darkness — Chapter 40: In Search of a King

In Search of a King   The rain started up wit...

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Review: The Urban Fantasy Anthology – A Breakdown of Sub-Genres

by Ben

I picked up The Urban Fantasy Anthology and thought it would be full of ‘Dresden like kickarse attitude’ and I was wrong, in a good way I think. The anthology is broken up into three section defined by the elements each story has in common. I haven’t read an anthology like that before, mostly it […]

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A Game of Thrones Prequel – HBO Considers

by Ben

So I stumbled upon this site, which essentially says that HBO are considering doing a prequel to A Game of Thrones. Those of us who have read Martin’s works knows that he has 3 novellas dubbed the ‘Dunk and Egg’ series. I love Dunk and Egg. I think that not only is it in a […]

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Review: Candle Man

by Ben

Three is the magic number. That is how many rooms Theo Saint has ever seen. Three is how many people he knows in his life. Three and Zero and are the amount of minutes he is allowed outside of his designated area per year. Theo has a deadly disease. He wears gloves constantly and is […]

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Macmillan Releases The Gathering Storm (WOT 13) Prologue: “What the Storm Means”

by Ben

As with previous volumes in the Wheel of Time series, Macmillan is making the prologue for Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson’s The Gathering Storm available for purchase before the hardcover is released on 10/27/09. In the prologue, titled ‘What The Storm Means,’ Rand al’Thor, the Dragon Reborn, struggles to unite a fractured network of kingdoms […]

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Review: Stealing Death

by Ben

*I wrote this review before I read Ben’s interview with Janet Lee Carey* Kipp, a 17 year old boy is robbed of all his family except his baby sister to a deadly fire. On that night he saw Death come for his family and steal their souls with Kwaja, the soul sack. Kipp vows to […]

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Review: Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie

by Ben

Hell has no fury like a woman scorned. Monza Murcatto a once loved and trusted general was betrayed, stabbed and thrown off a mountain. However one thing the betrayer did not plan was for her to survive. Now Monza is planning her revenge on the seven men that had a hand in the betrayal. Joe […]

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To Rate or Not to Rate

by Ben

There are many kinds of reviews and ratings which act as guides to help people to choose the right book for them. There is nothing more frustrating than getting a book recommended for you and for it to turn out to be a steaming pile of goo. My aim is to hopefully give you some more […]

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Best Fantasy Series

by Ben

I’ve started a new best fantasy series recommendation list. The recommendation list compiles the best epic fantasy series that I’ve come accross. Many of the books are taken from the Top 25 Best Fantasy Books list, but rearranged into a different ranking. There are also some other new fantasy series recommendations you might not have […]

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Speculative Fiction Publishers and Authors: Publish Your Own Announcements on Best Fantasy Books

by Ben

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I seem to be getting lots of press releases from authors and publishers these days. I’ve decided to cut my work load down a bit and allow publishers and established authors to just publish their own announcements themselves. So, if you are a major fantasy/science fiction publisher (TOR, Harper Collins, DAW, etc), or an author […]

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Press Release: Enemies and Allies

by Ben

Categories:General

Another press release today. This one comes to me from Kevin J Anderson, a quite well known author in the science fiction circles. I quite like his The Saga of Seven Suns, which is a a massive space opera science fiction series: March 30, 2009 NEW NOVEL TELLS STORY OF FIRST MEETING OF BATMAN AND […]

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