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Friday, April 29, 2022

Sins Of The Mother (The War Eternal# 4) by Rob J. Hayes (reviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)

 


Official Author Website                                                                                                      
Order Sins Of The Mother over HERE (USA) and HERE (UK)  
Read Fantasy Book Critic’s review of Spirits Of Vengeance                    
Read FantasyBook Critic’s review of Pawn’s Gambit                               
Read FantasyBook Critic's review of Never Die                                                 
Read FantasyBook Critic's review of Along The Razor's Edge              
Read FantasyBook Critic's review of The Lessons Never Learned          
Read FantasyBook Critic’s review of From Cold Ashes Risen                          
Read FantasyBook Critic's review of City Of Kings                                   
Read FantasyBook Critic's review of Where Loyalties Lie                        
Read FantasyBook Critic's review of The Fifth Empire Of Man           
Read FantasyBook Critic's review of The Heresy Within                       
Read FantasyBook Critic's review of The Colour Of Vengeance         
Read FantasyBook Critic's review of The Price Of Faith  
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of It Takes A Thief To Catch A Sunrise
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of It Takes A Thief To Start A Fire
Read Fantasy Book Critic’s Pawn’s Gambit Release Interview                         
Read Fantasy Book Critic’s Spirit’s Of Vengeance Release Interview                          


AUTHOR INFORMATION: Rob J. Hayes was born and brought up in Basingstoke, UK. As a child he was fascinated with Lego, Star Wars and Transformers that fueled his imagination and he spent quite a bit of his growing up years playing around with such. He began writing at the age of fourteen however soon discovered the fallacies of his work. After four years at University studying Zoology and three years working for a string of high street banks as a desk jockey/keyboard monkey. Rob lived on a desert island in Fiji for three months. It was there he re-discovered his love of writing and, more specifically, of writing fantasy.
Thursday, April 28, 2022

Exclusive Cover Reveal Q&A: Sons Of Darkness by Gourav Mohanty (interviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)

 


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Today I’m super thrilled to present this exclusive cover reveal. Gourav Mohanty is an Indian author who is making his debut with Sons Of Darkness. A dark fantasy story that combines Indian mythology, the legends of Mahabharta in a violent and realistic world. Gourav was super kind to speak to us about his exciting debut and give us the opportunity to reveal the fantabulous cover. Read ahead to know more about the book, the world it is set in and what inspired Gourav to write India’s first dark, epic fantasy foray
Tuesday, April 26, 2022

FBC: Authors & Their Favourite Books, Michael R. Fletcher chats about Wizard War by Hugh Cook (Interviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)

 


Hello everyone, this is the ATFB series, Authors & Their Favourite Books.  This series is inspired by hearing about authors talk about what books inspired them to become wordsmiths in their own right.
 
Today we have with us Michael R. Fletcher, indie grimdark darling, grilled cheese sandwich aficionado & whiskey reprobate (in his own words). We chat with Michael about why he loves this book. How he came across it and why more readers should perhaps give it a try. Michael talks about its different approach in the 80s and much more. Plus a sneak peek at what he plans to release next.
 
Therefore, it is my sincere hope that you enjoy this conversation and please feel free to let us know what you think either in the comments below or comments on the Youtube video.




Monday, April 25, 2022

Book review: The Girl and The Moon (Book of the Ice #3) by Mark Lawrence

 

Book links: Amazon, Goodreads

Series Links:

THE GIRL AND THE STARS - FBC Review
THE GIRL AND THE MOUNTAIN - FBC Review

AUTHOR INFO: Mark Lawrence is a research scientist working on artificial intelligence. He is a dual national with both British and American citizenship, and has held secret-level clearance with both governments. At one point, he was qualified to say, “This isn’t rocket science—oh wait, it actually is.” He is the author of the Broken Empire trilogy (Prince of Thorns, King of Thorns, and Emperor of Thorns), the Red Queen’s War trilogy (Prince of Fools, The Liar’s Key, and The Wheel of Osheim) and the Book of the Ancestor series (Red Sister).

Publisher: Ace (April 26, 2022) Page count: 416 pages

Sunday, April 24, 2022

COVER REVEAL: Along The Razor's Edge Hardcover Edition by Rob J. Hayes

 


Friday, April 22, 2022

The Jade Setter of Janloon by Fonda Lee - Review


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OFFICIAL AUTHOR BIO: Fonda Lee is the author of the epic fantasy Green Bone Saga, beginning with Jade City, continuing in Jade War, and concluding in Jade Legacy. She is also the author of the science fiction novels Zeroboxer, Exo and Cross Fire.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

FBC: Authors & Their Favourite Books, Alec Hutson on China Meiville's The Scar (interviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)

 


Hello everyone, this is the ATFB series, Authors & Their Favourite Books.  This series is inspired by hearing about authors talk about what books inspired them to become wordsmiths in their own right.
 
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

SPFBO: Interview with Becky M. (interviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)

 


Today I'm so glad to do a different kind of interview. Today I'm interviewing one of the SPFBO Judges from SPFBO 2021/ SPFBO 7. Becky M is a booktuber situated in the UK and is a lover of Sci-fi, Fantasy, Horror, Apocalypse, Dystopia and a big Stephen King fan. This was the first year of her judging in this contest and to add to this, she had possibly one of the toughest groups to judge. I thought it would be great to glean her insights as a debutant and being only the second booktuber judge in the past seven editions. 

So read ahead to get to know Becky and find out what she thinks...
Sunday, April 17, 2022

Book review: The Broken Room by Peter Clines (reviewed by Lukasz Przywoski & Mihir Wanchoo)


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Order The Broken Room HERE 
Read Fantasy Book Critic Interview with Peter Clines 
Read Fantasy Book Critic’s review of Ex-Heroes 
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of Ex-Patriots 
Read Fantasy Book Critic’s review of Ex-Communication 
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of Ex-Purgatory
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of Ex-Isle
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Junkie Quatrain 
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of 14 
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Fold                                                              Read Fantasy Book Critic’s second interview with Peter Clines                                    Read I See Dead People by Peter Clines (Guest Post) 

Publisher: Blackstone Publishing (March 2022) Page Count: 248
Friday, April 15, 2022

Siege Of Treboulain Release Q&A with Jed Herne (interviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)

 


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Thursday, April 14, 2022

Book review: FEVERED STAR by Rebecca Roanhorse

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Read Caitlin's review of Black Sun 
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OFFICIAL AUTHOR BIO: Rebecca Roanhorse is a NYTimes bestselling and Nebula, Hugo, and Locus Award-winning speculative fiction writer and the recipient of the 2018 Astounding (Campbell) Award for Best New Writer.

Rebecca has published multiple award-winning short stories and five novels, including two in The Sixth World Series, Star Wars: Resistance Reborn, Race to the Sun for the Rick Riordan imprint, and her latest novel, the epic fantasy Black Sun. She has also written for Marvel Comics and for television, and had projects optioned by Amazon Studios, Netflix, and Paramount TV.

FORMAT/INFO: Fevered Star was published by Saga Press on April 19th, 2022. It is 400 pages and told from the third person POV of multiple characters, including Serapio, Xiala, Okoa, and Naranpa. It is available in ebook, audiobook, and hardcover formats.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Review: The Long Game by K.J. Parker

 


Book links: Amazon, Goodreads

AUTHOR INFO: K.J. Parker is a pseudonym for Tom Holt. According to the biographical notes in some of Parker's books, Parker has previously worked in law, journalism, and numismatics, and now writes and makes things out of wood and metal. It is also claimed that Parker is married to a solicitor and now lives in southern England. According to an autobiographical note, Parker was raised in rural Vermont, a lifestyle which influenced Parker's work.

Publisher: Subterranean Press (March 31, 2022) Page count: 112 p Cover illustration by Vincent Chong

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

FBC Video Interview Series: Authors & Their Favourite Books, Matthew Davis chats about Nancy A. Collins' SUNGLASSES AFTER DARK. (interviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)



Hello everyone, this is the ATFB series, Authors & Their Favourite Books.  This series is inspired by hearing about authors talk about what books inspired them to become wordsmiths in their own right.
 
Today we have with us Matthew Davis who has chosen Nancy A. Collins’ SUNGLASSES AFTER DARK. We chatted about how Matthew discovered this book and why he loves it so much. What made Nancy A. Collins stand out and why this series is a must read for dark fantasy and horror fans.
 
Therefore, it is my sincere hope that you enjoy this conversation and please feel free to let us know what you think either in the comments below or comments on the Youtube video.



Monday, April 11, 2022

Book Review: Stringers by Chris Panatier

 


Book links: AmazonGoodreads

AUTHOR INFO: Chris Panatier lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife, daughter, and a fluctuating herd of animals resembling dogs (one is almost certainly a goat). He writes short stories and novels, “plays” the drums, and draws album covers for metal bands. Plays himself on twitter @chrisjpanatier.


Publisher: Angry Robot (April 12, 2022 Length: 656 pages Cover art:

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

WORLDWIDE GIVEAWAY: The Paternus Trilogy Hardcover Editions + Special Slipcase by Dyrk Ashton

 


Most everyone who reads our blog knows that we are HUGE fans of Dyrk Ashton and his Paternus trilogy. The first book Paternus came third in the SPFBO 2016 edition finals. Since then Dyrk relaunched book 1 with a terrific new cover and then published the sequels to great acclaim. The author also successfully completed three kickstarters for the hardcover editions of:
-        Paternus: Rise Of Gods
-        Paternus: Wrath Of Gods
-        Paternus: War of Gods
 
Monday, April 4, 2022

COVER REVEAL Q&A: Banesong by Bryan Gifford (interviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)

Pre-order Banesong over HERE

Book review: Gone South by Robert McCammon

Book links: Amazon, Goodreads

AUTHOR INFO: Robert McCammon is the New York Times bestselling author of Boy's Life and Gone South, among many critically acclaimed works of fiction, with millions of copies of his novels in print. He is a recipient of the Bram Stoker Lifetime Achievement Award, the Grand Master Award from the World Horror Convention, and is a World Fantasy Award winner. He lives in Alabama. Visit the author at RobertMcCammon.com.

First published: August 1, 1993  Page count: 400 pages

Sunday, April 3, 2022

The Bladed Faith by David Dalglish (reviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)



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Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of Soulkeeper
Read Fantasy Book Critic’s review of Ravencaller                                                      Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of A Dance Of Cloaks 
Read Fantasy Book Critic’s review of A Dance Of Blades
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of A Dance Of Mirrors 
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of A Dance Of Shadows
Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of Cloak & Spider
Read Fantasy Book Critic interview with David Dalglish 
Read Fantasy Book Critic cover art interview with David Dalglish
Read "Sequels And Satisfying Endings" by David Dalglish (guest post)
 
AUTHOR INFORMATION: David Dalglish is the author of the popular Half Orc fantasy series and the Paladin series. He was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He graduated from Missouri Southern State University in 2006 with a degree in Mathematics and used to work with Special Education students. He lives with his family on the east coast; A Dance Of Cloaks was his traditional publication debut.

OFFICIAL BOOK BLURB: A usurped prince prepares to take up the mantel of a deadly assassin and reclaim his kingdom, his people, and his slain gods in this epic fantasy from a USA Today bestselling author.

Cyrus was only twelve years old when his gods were slain, his country invaded, and his parents—the king and queen—beheaded in front of him. Held prisoner in the invader's court for years, Cyrus is suddenly given a chance to escape and claim his revenge when a mysterious group of revolutionaries comes looking for a figurehead. They need a hero to strike fear into the hearts of the imperial and to inspire and unite the people. They need someone to take up the skull mask and swords and to become the legendary "Vagrant"—an unparalleled hero and assassin of otherworldly skill. 

But all is not as it seems. Creating the illusion of a hero is the work of many, and Cyrus will soon discover the true price of his vengeance. 

FORMAT/INFO: The Bladed Faith is 470 pages long divided over forty-eight character titled chapters with an epilogue. Narration is in third person via Cyrus Lathan, Mari Ahlai, Stassia Ahlai, Paragon Rayan. Sinshei Vin Lucavi. Soma Ordiae, Arn, Magus and Vagrant. This is the first volume in The Vagrant Gods trilogy.

April 5, 2022 
 marks the e-book and trade paperback publication of The Bladed Faith  and it will be published by Orbit books. Cover art is by Chase Stone and design by Lauren Panepinto.  
 

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