#SPFBO 2018 – all wrapped up

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SPFBO 2018 has finally come to an end – all the scores and reviews are now published and the final chart with links to the different blog sites and other information can be found here.

Huge congratulations to the winner of the competition – Orconomics by J Zachary Pike (which concluded with an excellent and impressive final score) and the final line up looked like this:

Orconomics 8.65
Gods of Men 8.05
We Ride The Storm 8.05
Sworn to the Night 8.00
Symphony of the Wind 7.40
Aching God 6.90
Ruthless Magic 6.35
Out of Nowhere 5.50
The Anointed 5.10
Sowing 4.55

I would like to give a huge thank you to all the authors who took part.  It’s been a great competition with some amazing books.  Thanks also to Mark Lawrence and all the other bloggers for making this such a memorable year.

Below are the 10 finalists, all together, looking absolutely gorgeous:

and finally, here are my reviews of all the finalists:

  1. The Gods of Men by Barbara Kloss
  2. Orconomics by J Zachary Pike
  3. Sowing by Angie Grigaliunas
  4. We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson
  5. Symphony of the Wind by Steven McKinnon
  6. The Anointed by Keith Ward
  7. Ruthless Magic by Megan Crewe
  8. Sworn to the Night by Craig Schaefer
  9. Aching God by Mike Shel
  10. Out of Nowhere by Patrick LeClerc

** ‘SPFBO 2018’ signing out **

6 Responses to “#SPFBO 2018 – all wrapped up”

  1. Tammy

    Congrats to everyone, I’ll be looking into some of these books for sure. Thanks for your wrap up post, Lynn!

    • @lynnsbooks

      It was a good competition – certainly very high scoring this year although when you look at the final table we were very mixed overall on what we thought was the best book.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Congrats to J Zachary Pike, as well as all the finalists contestants! And of course, congrats to you and all the other judges on completing another year of reviewing for SPFBO – I discovered a lot of interesting books this year, thank you to all of you for your hard work!

    • @lynnsbooks

      There were some very good books. I think Devin Madson got picked up by a traditional publisher fairly early on in the competition which was very good news – I know it’s not what every author wants of course. We Ride the Storm is very good and I look forward to reading more.
      Lynn 😀

  3. waytoofantasy

    Congrats to all the participants! Thanks for all your hard work on this contest, Lynn!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks Lisa – hopefully another contest will be starting soon.
      Lynn 😀

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