SPFBO 10

SPFBO 10

This is Queen’s Book Asylum’s main SPFBO 10 page, where you’ll find a short heads up about the contest, info about our process, the 30 books assigned to us, and how we divided them – including GR and Amazon links -, our progress in the semi-finals and finals, and updates throughout the competition.

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What is SPFBO?

The Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off is hosted by none other than Mark Lawrence, author of several highly successful Fantasy novels. 300 books compete, judged by 10 blogs, and at the end of 11 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 of SPFBO 10.

Our Books & Process

Like the other blogs, we got 30 books assigned as well. For SPFBO 10 we have 6 judges on our team. Our process will be pretty much the same as it was for SPFBO 9. During Phase 1, each of us will read at least 20-25% of each book allocated to us within our team. Every one of us will have 2 elimination round posts. In the first, we cut 2 titles with mini reviews, and in the second we review our remaining titles and announce whether we picked a semi-finalist or not. We will aim to pick 3-6 semi-finalists. Please note that none of us is required to pick a semi-finalist, and it might happen that someone picks none while someone else picks two. Once we have our semi-finalists, we all will read and review them. Our scores for each semi-finalist will be revealed after we announce our finalist in October.

Both in the Semi-Final and Final stages we’ll have a DNF rule in place: if a judge reads a book (either semi-finalist or finalist if they didn’t opt out beforehand), they have to read at least 25% of it. If they decide to DNF between 25% – 50% they’ll have to give a score but can opt out of writing a review, and if they DNF after 50% (or not) then also have to score AND write a review.

Find out more about us and how we are going to do things in this Introduction post!

These are the 30 SPFBO 10 books we started with (clicking on them will take you to their respective Amazon pages):

The Elimination

Above you can see all 30 of the books we’ll be spending the next few months with, and below you can follow our process through our elimination round of SPFBO 10 Phase 1. We’ll be doing regular updates as our posts go live and will have a new section once we have all the semi-finalists chosen.

Andy

Trial of the Berserker by Noël TraverTitle: Trial of the Berserker
Author: Noël Traver
Series: Primal Fury #1
Pages: 286
Audiobook: No

AMAZON | GOODREADS
City in the Dragon's Eye by Jordan Loyal ShortTitle: City in the Dragon’s Eye
Author: Jordan Loyal Short
Series: Dragon Reich #1
Pages: 302
Audiobook: No

AMAZON | GOODREADS
Mother of the Fallen by J.R. MangaTitle: Mother of the Fallen
Author: J.R. Manga
Series:
Pages: 380
Audiobook: No

AMAZON | GOODREADS
Elegy of a Fragmented Vineyard by Kaden LoveTitle: Elegy of a Fragmented Vineyard
Author: Kaden Love
Series: Paladins of the Harvest #1
Pages: 433
Audiobook: No

AMAZON | GOODREADS
The Thief's Keeper by Kyrie WangTitle: The Thief’s Keeper
Author: Kyrie Wang
Series: Enemy’s Keeper #0
Pages: 255
Audiobook: No

AMAZON | GOODREADS

Arina

Echoes of Memory by M. Anthony HarrisTitle: Echoes of Memory
Author: M. Anthony Harris
Series: standalone
Pages: 629
Audiobook: No

AMAZON | GOODREADS
Bringer of the Scourge by M. Daniel McDowellTitle: Bringer of the Scourge
Author: M. Daniel McDowell
Series: Song of the Scourgelands #1
Pages: 256
Audiobook: No

AMAZON | GOODREADS
Dead As Dreams by Alexa GraveTitle: Dead as Dreams
Author: Alexa Grave
Series: Saga of Souls and Dreams #1
Pages: 406
Audiobook: No

AMAZON | GOODREADS
Heir of Amber and Fire by Rachanee LumaynoTitle: Heir of Amber and Fire
Author: Rachanee Lumayno
Series: The Kingdom Legacy #1
Pages: 281
Audiobook: Yes

AMAZON | GOODREADS
Secrets of the Sorcerers by Joan Marie VerbaTitle: Secrets of the Sorcerers
Author: Joan Marie Verba
Series: Chronicles of the Library of Sorcery #1
Pages: 200
Audiobook: No

AMAZON | GOODREADS

Jen

Wolf of Whitervale by Joaquín BaldwinTitle: Wolf of Withervale
Author: Joaquín Baldwin
Series: Noss Saga #1
Pages: 748
Audiobook: Yes

AMAZON | GOODREADS
Silverskin by Caitee CooperTitle: Silverskin
Author: Caitee Cooper
Series: standalone
Pages: 445
Audiobook: No

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Where Fate Whispers by E. G. TudorTitle: Where Fate Whispers
Author: E.G. Tudor
Series: The Fated Partners #1
Pages: 263
Audiobook: Yes

AMAZON | GOODREADS
Dango by Jack LongTitle: Dango
Author: Jack Long
Series: The Dark Frontier Adventures #1
Pages: 250
Audiobook: No

AMAZON | GOODREADS
Merewif: The Mermaid Witch by Amanda AdamTitle: Merewif: The Mermaid Witch
Author: Amanda Adam
Series: Saelfen Trilogy #1
Pages: 352
Audiobook: No

AMAZON | GOODREADS

Liis

Glory to the Waxing Sun by Cooper WardTitle: Glory to the Waxing Sun
Author: Cooper Ward
Series: standalone
Pages: 181
Audiobook: No

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The Stranger of Ul Darak by S. C. EstonTitle: The Stranger of Ul Darak
Author: S.C. Eston
Series: The Lost Tyronian Archives #1
Pages: 494
Audiobook: No

AMAZON | GOODREADS
Bloodwoven by G.J. TerralTitle: Bloodwoven
Author: G.J. Terral
Series: The Binding Tenets Trilogy #1
Pages: 328
Audiobook: No

AMAZON | GOODREADS
Dawn of the Darkest Day by K.C. WoodruffTitle: Dawn of the Darkest Day
Author: K.C. Woodruff
Series: Soultappers Saga #1
Pages: 606
Audiobook: No

AMAZON | GOODREADS
Imago by M ZakharukTitle: Imago
Author: M Zakharuk
Series: standalone
Pages: 336
Audiobook: No

AMAZON | GOODREADS

Timy

The Faithful Dark by Cate BaumerTitle: The Faithful Dark
Author: Cate Baumer
Series: The Brilliant Soul Duology #1
Pages: 380
Audiobook: No

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The Stars Would Curse Us by Stephanie Combs & Valerie RiversTitle: The Stars Would Curse Us
Author: Stephanie Combs & Valerie Rivers
Series: The Stars Would Curse Us #1
Pages: 288
Audiobook: No

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They Left Magic in Their Wake by Marilyn PeakeTitle: They Left Magic in Their Wake
Author: Marilyn Peake
Series: standalone
Pages: 348
Audiobook: No

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Temper the Dark by L. Ryan StormsTitle: Temper the Dark
Author: L. Ryan Storms
Series: standalone
Pages: 320
Audiobook: No

AMAZON | GOODREADS
The Call of the Valkyries by T J MayhewTitle: The Call of the Valkyries
Author: T J Mayhew
Series: The Viking Saga #1
Pages: 306
Audiobook: No

AMAZON | GOODREADS

Tru

A Circle of Stars by Craig MontgomeryTitle: A Circle of Stars
Author: Craig Montgomery
Series: The Stardust Duology #1
Pages: 483
Audiobook: Yes

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Chosen by Scarlett StrangeTitle: Chosen
Author: Scarlett Strange
Series: The Time Guardian #1
Pages: 321
Audiobook: No

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Of Shadows and Death by Sharlene HealyTitle: Of Shadows and Death
Author: Sharlene Healy
Series: The Five Queens Prophecy #1
Pages: 393
Audiobook: No

AMAZON | GOODREADS
Ghosts of the Catacombs by Janna RuthTitle: Ghosts of the Catacombs
Author: Janna Ruth
Series: Parisian Ghosts #1
Pages: 264
Audiobook: No

AMAZON | GOODREADS
The Gatekeeper of Pericael by Hayley Reese ChowTitle: The Gatekeeper of Pericael
Author: Hayley Reese Chow
Series: standalone
Pages: 189
Audiobook: Yes

AMAZON | GOODREADS
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