Welcome to my not-so-official SPFBO page!
Before we get to the details of SPFBO 6 Phase 1, let’s get the formalities out of the way first:
The Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off is hosted by none other than Mark Lawrence, author of The Broken Empire, The Red Queen’s War, The Book of Ancestor and Impossible Times trilogies. 300 books compete, judged by 10 blogs and at the end of 10 long, bloody months 1 winner will emerge. You can find every detail on Mark’s SPFBO page along with the process of all 10 blogs in Phase 1.
Team RockStarlit BookAsylum is back for another year! We also got new members and a different process than last year. Instead of everyone sampling all 30 books, we decided to divide our lot among us (everyone got to pick 2 they were most interested in reading, and the rest got sorted randomly). Everyone will pick their favourite from their batch, we’ll read them and eventually pick our finalist.
As the other blogs, we got 30 books assigned as well. We have 5 judges, who each will pick 1 semi-finalist once we get through our 6 books each. We will try to write as many reviews as we can. Each judge will have one post up during July – September with mini reviews for their 5 cuts and announcing their semi-finalist. From September through October we’ll post our joint reviews of all 5 semi-finalists before we announce our finalist sometime toward the end of October. Below you can follow our process.
Where available, the book titles are linked to their Goodreads pages.
- Red: cut
- Blue: choosen as semi-finalist
|Clare Sager||Beneath Black Sails||Beneath Black Sails||1||386|
|D.K. Holmberg||The Edge of Darkness||The Volatar Saga||1||501||7|
|Sean Harris||Inescapable||Vampire Wars||1||242||2|
|E.L. Aldryc||My Friend, The Gifted||The Universe of Infinite Wonder||1||281||7|
|Ela Bambust||Demon Queen||2|
|Eric Sparks||Truth Unearthed||A False Dawn||1||304||6|
|Scott Warren||The Dragon’s Banker||–||–||263|
|S. Kaeth||Between Starfalls||Children of the Nexus||1||442||6|
|Amanda Fleet||Aegyir Rises||Guardians of the Realm||1||279||7.5|
|6Bekah Berge||The Whisperings in the Shadows||Shadow||1||328||6|
|Edward Nile||Ironshield||The Ironshield Saga||1||604||7.2|
|Michelle Connor||Where Ravens Soar||Nine World Protection Agency||1||134||6.2|
|Dave Dobson||Flames Over Frosthelm||Inquisitors’ Guild||1||317||4.5|
|Eric T Knight||The Knights of Dragonwatch||The Dragon Queen of Chaos||1||268|
|Stuart Kurth||Two Blades||True Steel Trilogy||1||596||4|
|Ginger Li||Half-Blood Mage||Light and Fire||1||282||4|
|T K P Sternberg||The Singing Gold||Pathfinder of Svitjod||1||496||6.5|
|Nicholas McIntire||The Hunter’s Gambit||Archanium Codex||1||653|
|C M Debell||Silver Mage||–||–||1049||6|
|Rainbow Maccabre||Political Nightmare||–||–||356||3|
|S.L Rowland||Sentenced to Troll||Sentenced to Troll||1||274||3|
|Michael R. Fletcher||Black Stone Heart||The Obsidian Path||1||487|
|Chris R. Underwood||Shadow of the Lantern Bearer||The Golden Remnant Saga||1||483||7.5|
|Jennifer R. Povey||Firewing||–||–||242||3|
|D.H. Willison||Harpyness is Only Skin Deep||–||–||297||5|
|Jonathan Pembroke||Rumble in Woodhollow||The Holly Sisters||1||494||6|
The titles are linked to Amazon!
|Scott Warren||The Dragon’s Banker|
|Clare Sager||Beneath Black Sails|
|Michael R. Fletcher||Black Stone Heart|
|Nicholas McIntire||The Hunter’s Gambit|
|Eric T. Knight||The Knights of Dragonwatch|
|The Host||Type of party||Link|
|Ela Bambust||park tea-party and picnic||Join the party!|
|Eric Sparks||house party||Join the party!|
|T K P Sternberg||picnic||Join the party!|
|E. L. Aldryc||house party||Join the party!|
|D. H. Willison||festival||Join the party|
|Jonathan Pembroke||Drink-Because-We-Can Party||Join the party!|