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Review of ~ Craig Shaefer – Winter’s Reach (Revanche Cycle #1)

8/10

Winter’s Reach is Craig Schaefer’s entry for this year’s Self Published Fantasy Blog Off and is Fantasy Book Review’s first semi-finalist. Although he is mostly known for the Daniel Faust series, this is Schaefer’s foray into writing complex dark fantasy.

It starts by following a young nobleman called Felix who has a plan to go to Winter’s Reach to make a deal to save his family’s dwindling reputation. The problem is that Winter’s Reach is controlled by barbaric criminals under the guiding hand of the notorious Mayor, Veruca Barrett. Making this deal might not be so straightforward. Against his father’s advice, he goes through with the trip but, perhaps he has another motive for venturing to the infamous, blisteringly chaotic city. (more…)

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Fantasy Book Review’s #spfbo top 4 picks for the cover contest finals.

If you haven’t heard of #SPFBO then look here for all the best links compiled together for this years contest at: http://mark—lawrence.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/spfbo-2017-phase-1.html

If you didn’t know, this contest is run by the fantasy writer and the legend that is Mark Lawrence (Prince of Thorns, Prince of Fools, Red Sister). (more…)