Category Archives: Bantam Books

A Wizard of EarthSea by Ursula K. LeGuin – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

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Shadowhawk reviews the first novel in the EarthSea Cycle series.

“A novel that mostly stands the test of time and is just as enjoyable today as it was when I first read it. Brings back lots of memories, that’s for sure.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Hereward: End of Days by James Wilde – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings” reviews the third entry in the historical fiction saga Herward, written by James Wilde, and published by Bantam Press.

“An excellent third entry in the Herward saga that promises to be satisfying, epic, and unputdownable – making it  a must for fans of Historical Fiction.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Robert Langdon: Inferno by Dan Brown – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Bane of Kings writes a review of Dan Brown’s fourth Robert Langdon novel, Inferno, published by Bantam Books. But is it worth the hype?

“Inferno is possibly one of the worst books that I’ve read this year, and in fact – one of the few things that I can say it is better than is The Lost Symbol. But only just.” ~The Founding Fields

The City by Stella Gemmell – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Bane of Kings reviews the first epic fantasy novel by Stella Gemmell, published by Bantam Books. 

“An awesome, epic book. Unputdownable, engrossing and enthralling. A top notch Fantasy debut.” ~The Founding Fields

Bryant and May: Full Dark House by Christopher Fowler – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Bane of Kings reviews the first novel in the Bryant and May series by Christopher Fowler, published by Bantam Books. It’s a crime novel that was first released in 1994. 

“An enjoyable crime novel, with an interesting setting of London during World War Two, Full Dark House is a novel that historical crime fans will find engaging, if flawed.”

Hereward: The Devil’s Army by James Wilde – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Bane of Kings reviews the second book in the historical fiction trilogy that focuses on the legend of Hereward, the first freedom fighter, entitled The Devil’s Army, written by James Wilde and published by Bantam Books. It was released on 19 July 2012. 

“Bigger, better and more awesome than its predecessor, Wilde manages to keep the reader hooked throughout the pages with his fantastic prose. A must for all historical fiction fans.”  ~The Founding Fields

Hereward by James Wilde – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Bane of Kings reviews the thrilling historical fiction novel Hereward, written by James Wilde and published by Bantam Books.

“A wonderful, bloody, gory, page-turning and epic journey that sees James Wilde soar to the top of  my list of historical fiction authors that I want to read more of. Unmissable.” ~The Founding Fields

Jack Reacher: Die Trying by Lee Child – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Bane of Kings writes a review of the second novel in Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series, Die Trying, published by Bantam Books.

“An unputdownable, page-turning thriller that is much more entertaining than Child’s first Jack Reacher novel.” ~The Founding Fields

X-wing: Wedge’s Gamble by Michael Stackpole – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

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Shadowhawk reviews the second Star Wars X-wing novel featuring the infamous Rogue Squadron by the talented Michael Stackpole.

“A promising novel in concept that regrettably suffers in the execution of that idea.” ~The Founding Fields

X-wing: Rogue Squadron by Michael Stackpole – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

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Shadowhawk reviews the first Star Wars X-wing novel featuring the infamous Rogue Squadron by the talented Michael Stackpole.

“An incredibly gripping novel, Rogue Squadron is pure, hard science-fiction that is as much about the characters as zipping around doing figure-eights around TIEs.” ~The Founding Fields