Monthly Archives: December 2012

Ahriman: Exile by John French – Special Review [Lord of the Night]

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Lord of the Night reviews the vivid and immersing Ahriman: Exile by John French in a special end of the year review.

“French knocks it out of the park with his debut full novel, telling the story of one of 40k’s most well-known characters and showing him like you’ve never seen him before. A promising start to the trilogy that is coming.” – The Founding Fields

I, Mengsk by Graham McNeill – Book Review [Eroldren]

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Eroldren reviews I, Mengsk by Graham McNeill, set within the universe of Blizzard Entertainment’s bestselling computer RTS series, StarCraft.

“A delightful SF masterpiece laden with memorable characters and vivid storytelling that’s bound to leave anyone satisfied whose mildly interested should they pick it up.” – The Founding Fields

For StarCraft newcomers beware there’s a spoiling topic elaborated upon, otherwise, those already familiar with the background story of Arcturus, the review nothing of being spoiling.

The Legacy of Caliban: Ravenwing by Gav Thorpe – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Bane of Kings reviews the first novel in the Legacy of Caliban Trilogy, entitled Ravenwing, the beginning of new Dark Angels focused stories written by veteran Warhammer 40k author Gav Thorpe.

“Fast paced, action packed, Ravenwing is a great opener to the trilogy that will leave fans desperatley for more.” ~The Founding Fields

Shadow Ops: Fortress Frontier by Myke Cole – Double Review [Djinn24/Shadowhawk]

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Djinn24 and Shadowhawk both review the second Shadow Ops novel, Fortress Frontier, as Myke Cole jumps right into the action where the original book left off.

“Myke takes his overseas experience playing in the sandbox combines it with his love of all things nerdy to churn out one fast-pace killer story.” ~Djinn24

“A stronger protagonist, and an interesting spin on a culture rarely seen in military fantasy, Fortress Frontier definitely trumps Control Point in a lot of ways.” ~Shadowhawk

Betrayer by Aaron Dembski-Bowden – Book Review [Bellarius]

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Bellarius analyses the latest installment of the Hous Heresy, Aaron Dembski-Bowden’s Betrayer.

“A fantastic read, containing enough visceral combat and new developments to keep even the most jaded reader interested. Unless you’re here for the World Eaters.”  – The Founding Fields

Pantomime by Laura Lam – Advance Review [Shadowhawk]

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Shadowhawk reviews another debut novel from the folks at Strange Chemistry, Angry Robot’s new YA imprint.

“This book has the magical quality that I remember from the Enid Blyton books I read as a child. This means, of course, that this book totally rocked.” ~The Founding Fields

BLOODQUEST: PRISONERS OF THE EYE OF TERROR BY BEN COUNTER – AUDIO DRAMA REVIEW [BELLARIUS]

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Bellarius takes a look at the return of an old favourite with Bloodquest: Prisoners of the Eye of Terror by Ben Counter and published by Black Library.

“An enjoyably explosive but very flawed return to a classic Black Library tale.” – The Founding Fields

Swamp Thing Vol 1: Raise Them Bones by Scott Snyder – Graphic Novel Review [Bane of Kings]

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Bane of Kings reviews Scott Snyder’s first volume on DC’s New 52 Swamp Thing, Raise Them Bones, with art from Yanick Paquette and Marco Rudy. 

“Swamp Thing proves that Snyder can write well outside of Batman with a stunning opening volume to the new series which I will be following for sure.” ~The Founding Fields

Merchant of Dreams by Anne Lyle – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

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Shadowhawk reviews the second entry in the Night’s Masque historical fantasy series by new author Anne Lyle.

“Full of vitality and some spectacular sequences, Merchant of Dreams is simply fantastic. ~The Founding Fields

Mistborn: The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Bane of Kings reviews the stunning conclusion to the original Mistborn Trilogy, The Hero of Ages, by Brandon Sanderson, published by Gollancz in the UK.

“An epic conclusion that reinforces the fact that Brandon Sanderson is one of my favourite fantasy authors out there. Jaw-dropping stuff.” ~The Founding Fields

Do not read this review unless you have read the first two novels in the Trilogy, The Final Empire and The Well of Ascension, as there are spoilers for the previous books in this series.