Category Archives: Alternate History

Top DC Comics For January 2014 [Shadowhawk]

Green Arrow 27

Shadowhawk runs down the top DC comics to be looking forward to in January, 2014.

Top DC Comics For December [Shadowhawk]

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Shadowhawk takes a look at the top titles from DC to look out for in the holiday month.

Quintessence by David Walton – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings writes a review for Quintessence, a fast paced alternate history novel published by Tor Books, and written by David Walton.

“A thrilling but flawed ride through an alternate Age of Exploration.” ~The Founding Fields

Black Feathers by Joseph D’Lacey – Advance Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the first in a new post-apocalyptic fantasy series from Angry Robot Books.

“Spectacular is the word I’d use to describe the novel. Nothing else can capture the reading experience.” ~The Founding Fields

The New Deadwardians by Dan Abnett – Advance Graphic Novel Review [Bane of Kings]

the new deadwardians

Bane of Kings reviews the standalone graphic novel published by Vertigo Comics, an imprint of DC – and written by Dan Abnett, one of Black Library’s finest authors. The book is out on February 19th, and this copy was received from NetGalley. 

“A thrilling, horror ride through a twisted new world. Horror fans will get as much a kick out of this as comics fans. Abnett fans should love this as well. It’s a stellar comic.” ~The Founding Fields

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

The Merchant of Dreams

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

Milkweed Triptych: Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

Bitter Seeds

Back from France, Bane of Kings reviews Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis, published in the UK by Orbit, which is the first in the Milkweed Triptych trilogy.

“An awesome, original and fun take on an alternate World War Two. How do you make history more different? By adding warlocks to the English side, and supermen to the side of the Germans, of course. Tregillis’ debut is one of the most fun reads that I’ve had this year, and one of the best.” ~The Founding Fields

The House of Rumour by Jake Arnott – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

House of Rumour

Bane of Kings writes a review of The House of Rumour, an interesting and unusual novel published by Sceptre, and written by Jake Arnott. This novel was released on July 5 2012.

“An interesting novel that takes  a while to understand what’s happening, but is full of good, creative ideas and as far as I’m aware, is pretty original.” ~The Founding Fields

Anno Dracula by Kim Newman – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews the awesome Anno Dracula, written by Kim Newman and published by Titan Books.

“An awesome look into a Britain that could have been. Fun, brutal, page-turning and highly enjoyable – Anno Dracula is a must read for anyone who loves alternate history with vampires. This is one novel that you won’t want to miss.~The Founding Fields

Watchmen by Alan Moore – Graphic Novel Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews the fantastic, awe-inspiring superhero graphic-novel Watchmen, published by DC Comics and written by Alan Moore, with illustrations from Dave Gibbons, coloured by John Higgins and edited by Len Wein. This graphic novel also won a Hugo Award, and also spawned an awesome movie adaption of the same name.

“An epic superhero graphic novel that is not to be missed, and has something to offer for everyone, veteran graphic novel readers and newcomers alike. It’ll be really hard to top Watchmen.” ~The Founding Fields