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Paranormal in the Peaks Weird Tales of Argana Zeit Volume 1 by Owain Oakwood A cartoon drawing of a young woman with wavy blonde hair as she stands by her eager dog. They look out over an English village at night, perched on a hill. Above the village is a strange purple monster made of tentacles and green eyes. It is not remotely scary.

Paranormal in the Peaks

Weird Tales of Argana Zeit Volume 1 by Owain Oakwood Cosy paranormal mysteries aren’t my usual go-to…

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Rise Red Kingdom by Kerstin Espinosa Rosero. A white dragon appears against a green background and a black, starlit sky.

Rise Red Kingdom by Kerstin Espinosa Rosero

“How easily we make sure our allies and enemies are saved or sacrificed shows who we really…

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The novel Legacy of the Brightwash by Krystle Matar, featuring the back of a child's head, their hair shaved and numbers tatooed on the back of their neck.

Legacy of the Brightwash by Krystle Matar

Legacy of the Brightwash (the first book in the Tainted Dominion series) is an extraordinary debut fantasy…

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A Drowned Kingdom by PL Stuart. The religious symbol of a gold triangle over a gold circle set against a cloudy sky sinks into a green-tinged sea.

A Drowned Kingdom by PL Stuart

A Drowned Kingdom by PL Stuart The Drowned Kingdom Saga is an ambitious seven-book epic fantasy series…

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Burn Red Skies by Kerstin Espinosa Rosero. A red dragon features on the cover, set against a night sky.

Burn Red Skies by Kerstin Espinosa Rosero

“Justice without the possibility of mercy is simply vengeance” What a debut novel. Kerstin Espinosa Rosero is…

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The Dex Legacy Season One Collected Scripts & Commentary by Emily Inkpen. A black book cover, with a blue, fragmented DNA helix overlayed across a faint grey planetary orb, with indigo, purple, red, green, yellow and blue stripes of differing lengths falling from the northern pole.

The Dex Legacy Season One Collected Scripts & Commentary by Emily Inkpen

Before I can properly review this book, I need to explain what The Dex Legacy is. Emily…

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Pawn's Gambit by Rob J Hayes, featuring a woman removing a mask from her face, an old woman, a bearded man carrying a club, a woman in Japanese style armour carrying a pole arm, an armoured general and an unremarkable horse.

Pawn’s Gambit by Rob J Hayes (SPFBO9 Feature)

The 10 finalists for the Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off 2023 writing competition have been chosen. With 300…

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Dark Oak by Jacob Sannox, featuring a dryad rising up from the forest, illuminated by moonlight.

Dark Oak by Jacob Sannox

Published in 2017, I thought Dark Oak by Jacob Sannox was an amazing achievement as his debut…

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The novel Never Die by Rob J Hayes, featuring a group of warriors standing in yellow grass below an overcast sky.

Never Die by Rob J Hayes

“sometimes one can only be victorious in defeat” In Never Die, the first in a series of…

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The Crew by Sadir S Samir, featuring a varied gang of adventurers in front of a huge Middle Eastern palace.

The Crew by Sadir S Samir (SPFBO9 Feature)

The ninth Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off writing competition is well underway, and our 10 finalists have already…

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