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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

SPFBO: The First Cull and semi-finalist update

 



The time has come to make choices. Not always comfortable, not always happy for all concerned, but such is the nature of this competition. 

Cover Reveal Q&A: The Darkest Dawn (Rings of War #1) by Marc Mulero

 


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Sunday, June 20, 2021

Birds of Paradise by Oliver K. Langmead review

 


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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Guest Post: At the Intersection by Sarah Chorn

 


Sometimes, I feel like I live my life parked at an intersection no one seems to notice. They just blast right through it, their windows down, music blaring. There and gone in a blink.
 
Our days are full of intersections, paths crossing, unexpected turns, bumps in the road. Sometimes there is no road, you just turn into a field somewhere and blaze your own trail.
 

Master Artificer by Justin T. Call - Review

 


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Read Caitlin's Review of Master of Sorrows
Thursday, June 10, 2021

The Hidden Palace by Helene Wecker (reviewed by Will Byrnes)

 


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Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Golem And The Jinni

Monday, June 7, 2021

Ten Low by Stark Holborn review

Order Priest of Gallows over HERE (US) and HERE (UK)

Dark Sea's End Release Interview with Richard Nell (Interviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)



Sunday, June 6, 2021

Empire's Ruin by Brian Staveley review


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: BRIAN STAVELEY is the author of the Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne series, starting with The Emperor's Blades. He has taught literature, religion, history, and philosophy, all subjects that influence his writing, and holds an MA in Creative Writing from Boston University. He works as an editor for Antilever Press, and has published poetry and essays, both in print and on-line. He lives in Vermont, and divides his time between running trails, splitting wood, writing, and baby wrangling.

FORMAT: Publishes on July 6, 2021, with Tor Books. Print length: 752 pages Cover art by Richard Anderson.
Friday, June 4, 2021

Spotlight: SPFBO 2021 Intriguing Titles Part II

 



Continuing on from yesterday, here’s part II of the SPFBO 2021 Intriguing Titles (in random order). We would like to reiterate that these lists (both parts) are in no way an indicator of our choices going forward in the contest. However, these simply lists titles that we WOULD like to read.

For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten - Review

 

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OFFICIAL AUTHOR BIO: Hannah Whitten has been writing to amuse herself since she could hold a pen, and sometime in high school, figured out that what amused her might also amuse others. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, making music, or attempting to bake. She lives in Tennessee with her husband and children in a house ruled by a temperamental cat.

FORMAT/INFO: For the Wolf was published on June 1st, 2021 by Orbit Books. It is 430 pages split over 35 chapters and an epilogue. It is told from the third person POV of Red and Neve. It is available in paperback, ebook, and audiobook formats. 
Thursday, June 3, 2021

Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark review

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Order Master of Djinn over HERE (US) and HERE (UK)

Spotlight: SPFBO 2021 Intriguing Titles Part I



 Over the past couple of years, with the start of every SPFBO edition. We have been raising a spotlight on some participating titles that caught our eyes. The books we showcase within today's and tomorrow's posts have caught our eye due to their blurbs, their covers, as well as potential plots. Some we have read, reviewed, and hence are on this list.

We would like to state that this list is in no way an indicator of our choices going forward in the contest. But simply lists titles that we WOULD like to read. 

So without further ado, here's part 1 of the noteworthy titles (in random order):
Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Exclusive Cover Reveal: A Hollow Mountain + Q&A with Sarah Lin (by Mihir Wanchoo)



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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Dark Sea's Ends by Richard Nell review (reviewed by Mihir Wanchoo and Łukasz Przywóski)


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Order Dark Sea's End over HERE (USA) or HERE (UK)
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of Kings Of Paradise
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of Kings Of  Ash
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of Kings Of Heaven
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of The God King's Legacy
Read Fantasy Book Critic Interview with Richard Nell
Read Fantasy Book Critic's The God King's Legacy Cover Reveal Q&A with Richard Nell


OFFICIAL AUTHOR INFORMATION: Richard Nell concerned family and friends by quitting his real job in 2014 to 'write full-time'. He is a Canadian author of fantasy, living in one of the flattest, coldest places on earth with his begrudging wife, who makes sure he eats. His books mix his love of history and ideas with the epic glory of fantasy, because reality could use some sprucing up.

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