Deadpool: The Wedding of Deadpool by Gerry Ruggan, Brian Posehn, Mike Hawthorne and Scott Koblish – Comic Review [Bellarius]

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Giving a rare look at a modern Marvel comic he doesn’t despise, Bellarius thumbs through the pages of The Wedding of Deadpool by a variety of authors who know the character best.

“It’s Deadpool doing whathe does best, with the writers offering a constant barrage of fourth wall breaking gags, gore and explosions. The joke is great, but begins to wear more than a little thin by the end.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

The Shattered Sea #1: Half A King by Joe Abercrombie – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo aka “Bane of Kings”, looks at Half a King, the first book in an epic The Shattered Sea trilogy, from popular adult fantasy author Joe Abercrombie. Half a King is his first young adult novel, and is published by Harper Voyager in the UK.

“An excellent novel that’s one of 2014’s best. Joe Abercrombie is one of fantasy’s strongest authors no matter the target audience, and Half a King is an incredible success that fans of both adult and young adult fiction alike will enjoy.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

 

Inquisitor Ascendant by Dan Abnett and Simon Coleby – Comic Review [Bellarius]

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Digging up another forgotten remnant of Black Library’s past, Bellarius gives his thoughts on Inquisitor Ascendant.

“A classic example of how even the perfect writer for a comic can still produce dreck beyond comprehension.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

The Top 5 Must Read Comics Hitting Shelves This NCBD! (15 October 2014)

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, looks at the top five comics that you should keep an eye out for being released from a wide variety of publishers today.

Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore – Book Review [Lady Salvatore]

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Lady Salvatore tests the theory that the
beach read thriller Bittersweet is a contender
to be as great as Donna Tartt’s The Secret History.

 

“While intriguing, Bittersweet doesn’t quite pack the punch of The Secret History,” Lady Salvatore, The Founding Fields

 

The Magician’s Land (The Magicians #3) by Lev Grossman – Book Review [Lady Salvatore]

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Lady Salvatore got one of her greatest wishes:
an advanced copy of
The Magician’s Land,
the final book in a trilogy by Lev Grossman.

“Lev Grossman ties up his spellbinding The Magicians trilogy in a manner worthy of the highest praise!” – Lady Salvatore, The Founding Fields

The Revolutions by Felix Gilman – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, turns his attention to Felix Gilman’s latest novel, a steampunk/science fiction novel dealing with space exploration. Entitled The Revolutions, you can find it published by Tor Books in the USA and Corsair in the UK.

“A flawed but fun high concept steampunk novel that is pretty entertaining to read.” ~Bane of Kings,  The Founding Fields

 

 

Top 5 Must Read Comics Hitting Shelves This NCBD! (08 October 2014)

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In a returning weekly column, Milo, aka “Bane of Kings” looks at the Top 5 comics that you should be reading from today’s releases. Hit the break to find out what they are.

                       

Green Lantern/New Gods: Godhead #1 – Friday Flash Review

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Bane of Kings and Shadowhawk take a look at the primer for the new Green Lanterns crossover even, starring the New Gods as they set out to take on Darkseid once and for all.

“A flawed but promising start to the latest Green Lantern epic.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

“Often quite confusing and even a bit muddled at times, this is an interesting lead-in for the next big Green Lanterns crossover, and also quite ambitious.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

The City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett – Competition!

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UK Publisher Jo Fletcher Books are hosting a competition for their latest title, Robert Jackson Bennett’s The City of Stairs, which has already received plenty of critical acclaim. Hit the break to find out the full details.