Category Archives: Book Reviews

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

 

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

Doctor Who: The Crawling Terror by Mike Tucker – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, covers The Crawling Terror, the latest Doctor Who tie-in novel to feature Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor and Jenna Coleman’s Clara Oswald, published by BBC Books in the UK.

“A fast paced, entertaining novel that reads very much like an episode of the series. It’s always fun, blending some wacky conspiracies with interesting enemies to keep the momentum high throughout the novel.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

 

 

The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, looks at Tom Perrotta’s The Leftovers, the bestselling novel that was adapted into a critically acclaimed HBO series by Damon Lindeloff (with Perrotta’s aid), starring the likes of Justin Theroux and Christopher Eccleston. This book was published by Fourth Estate.

“An excellent, character driven novel that looks at life after the Rapture very well with some creepy and unnerving elements that allows for a very powerful read. If you’re a fan of the TV show but are yet to read the book, then you can’t go far wrong with this novel – however, be warned – much like the show itself, it’s not for everyone.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Blood of Asaheim by Chris Wraight – Book Review [Bellarius]

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Getting back on track, Bellarius returns once more with a Black Library review, this time looking at Chris Wraight’s Blood of Asaheim.

“Buy any other Space Wolf novel.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

The Millennium Trilogy: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the bestselling Stieg Larsson thriller novel that is the opening chapter in the Millennium Trilogy. The book has seen two film adaptions – the 2009 movie directed by Niels Arden Oplev starring Naomi Rapace, and the 2011 film helmed by David Fincher with Daniel Craig as its biggest known star. You can find this book published by Quercus. 

“An excellent novel, this book’s hype is very much real. If you’re one of the few people yet to discover this thriller than you don’t know what you’re missing out on. It’s just that good.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

The Fourth Gwenevere by John James – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings” reviews John James’ The Fourth Gwenevere, a novel dealing with the topic of the Arthurian Legend, and published by the awesome Jo Fletcher Books.

“An original, witty and compelling take on Arthurian Legend that you won’t have seen before. Whilst a little slow to start, John James’ The Fourth Gwenevere is a must for fans of similiar stories and comes recommended.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

The Young World by Chris Weitz – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, shares his thoughts on the latest dystopian young adult novel to hit shelves, The Young World a trilogy opener and a debut novel of film director Chris Weitz, published by Little Brown Books For Young Readers. 

“A blockbuster movie waiting to happen. Whilst it has potential and plenty of cool scenes as well as an intriguing ending twist, don’t expect this to blow you out of the water. However, despite the fact that it may have plenty of problems, you will probably be able to get at least some enjoyment out of it.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

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