Category Archives: Book Reviews

The Skyscraper Throne: Our Lady of The Streets by Tom Pollock – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Bane of Kings looks at the concluding act in the epic young adult trilogy The Skyscraper’s Throne, published by Jo Fletcher Books. Our Lady of the Streets is written by Tom Pollock.

“An excellent finale of epic proportions, Our Lady of the Streets is one of the strongest books of the year. Imaginative, original and compelling, Tom Pollock crafts an awesome finale that is not to be missed by fans of the series.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Abroad by Katie Crouch – Book Review [Lady Salvatore]

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Lady Salvatore reads and reviews
her first novel for TFF! Check out her
debut review of Abroad by Katie Crouch.

“Katie Crouch gives readers an intriguing mystery in Abroad. I couldn’t put it down!”- Lady Salvatore, The Founding Fields

The Girl With All The Gifts by MR Carey – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, turns his attention to The Girl With All The Gifts, by MR Carey, one of the best novels of 2014, a zombie horror book published by Orbit. MR Carey is the penname of popular comics author Mike Carey, responsible for The Unwritten and many other series.

“Hands down, the best book of the year so far. Unputdownable, engrossing and imaginative, I can’t recommend this enough. You’ll love it.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

 

Kenobi by John Jackson Miller – Book Review (Bellarius)

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Returning to the galaxy of Star Wars once more, Bellarius gives a few thoughts on Kenobi by John Jackson Miller.

“An entertaining Wild West installment shedding light on one unseen part of the universe.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Paradigm #1: Paradigm by Ceri A. Lowe – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews Paradigm by Ceri A. Lowe, a dystopian Young Adult novel.

This book is proof that you shouldn’t judge things just by what they’re billed as. What could have been a cheap ripoff and cash-in attempt on the popularity of The Hunger Games and Divergent instead is something that shines, and is full of its own originality. The Dystopian Young Adult genre may be overcrowded right now – but Paradigm is something that’s worth checking out.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

 

 

Dark Disciple by Anthony Reynolds – Book Review [Bellarius]

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Continuing with Anthony Reynolds’ Word Bearers trilogy, Bellarius reviews Dark Disciple.

“An interesting twist for the series with action, horror and xenos aplenty, but a slight step down from its predecessor.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

The Expanse: Cibola Burn by James SA Corey – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews Cibola Burn, the fourth novel in the epic space opera Expanse series by James SA Corey – the penname of fantasy writer Daniel Abraham and George RR Martin’s assistant, Ty Frank.

“James SA Corey continues to create an incredibly fun, entertaining and awesome book that moves from strength to strength. Like the last three novels in the saga, Cibola Burn is most likely going to be one of the best books of the year. Highly Recommended.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Horus Heresy: Betrayer by Aaron Dembski-Bowden – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, catches up on Horus Heresy novels that he’s missed out on, turning his attention to Betrayer, one of the most recent additions by Aaron Dembski-Bowden to the multi-author series, published by Black Library.

“A strong novel that delivers a great look into the World Eaters but is not without its flaws. But even when Betrayer may not be perfect, it does indeed remain one of the stronger novels in the Horus Heresy, and Aaron Dembski-Bowden proves once again why he should be considered among the top tier of Black Library’s authors.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

The Remaining by D.J. Molles – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings” reviews The Remaining by D.J. Molles, the first in the zombie series of the same name that was initially self-published in 2012, and has now been picked up by a traditional publisher – Orbit Books. This is currently available to buy in both the USA and the UK. 

“A fun, action packed read that although suffers from a poor main character, is for the most part, entertaining and enjoyable – and allows for a great new take on zombies.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Far Worlds by Various Authors – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews the latest self-published anthology from the Bolthole, a collection of authors responsible for The Black Wind’s Whispers and Marching Time. Unlike the last two books with their focus on horror and time travel, Far Worlds focuses on science fiction.

An excellent collection of short stories – Far Worlds is a great place to explore what science fiction has to offer – as its stories are all consistently strong and entertaining, even if they may be of varying length.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields