Category Archives: Dual Reviews

Forever Evil #7 – Double Review [Bane of Kings/Shadowhawk]

Forever Evil 07

Bane of Kings and Shadowhawk check out the final issue of DC’s biggest event series for the New 52.

A satisfactory conclusion to an event that didn’t get off to a good start.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

“A disappointing and needlessly delayed conclusion to a disappointing event.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Maul: Lockdown by Joe Schrieber – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

maul-lockdown

Shadowhawk takes a look at the latest Star Wars novel, featuring one of the great villains of the setting, Darth Maul.

“A novel with an interesting premise but brought down due to lackluster characterisation and general silliness. This could have been great but is instead mediocre at best.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Horus Heresy: Galaxy in Flames by Ben Counter – Dual Review [Bane of Kings & Lord of the Night]

Galaxy-in-Flames

Lord of the Night and Bane of Kings continue their re-reviews of the Horus Heresy Saga, returning this time to the Siege of Isstvann III, the final act of the opening trilogy, written by Ben Counter and published by Black Library.

Galaxy in Flames is the Horus Heresy version of an over-the-top action movie, with an action-packed, page-turning read but little in the development of characters. However, Counter manages to deliver a satisfying conclusion to the last installment of the initial trilogy.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

“An enjoyable third novel that while not meeting the same standard as its two predecessors, is still a good book with plenty of incredible moments.” ~Lord of the Night, The Founding Fields

Horus Heresy: False Gods by Graham McNeill – Dual Review [Bane of Kings & Lord of the Night]

The Luna Wolves in all their glory... while it lasts.

Bane of Kings and Lord of the Night continue their revisitation of the Horus Heresy series with Graham McNeill’s first entry, False Gods, the second book in the New York Times Bestselling, Multi-Author epic published by Black Library. You can find their first review of Horus Rising here.

“A weak second installment in the Horus Heresy series by Graham McNeill and not his finest moment, but is essential reading if you want to learn why Horus fell.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

“A classic novel that is one of the most important and most tragic parts of the Horus Heresy. This is a novel that is not to be missed!” – Lord of the Night – The Founding Fields.

Horus Rising by Dan Abnett – Dual Review [Lord of the Night & Bane of Kings]

The cover, I think, is no longer as impressive as it once was what with Fear to Tread, Know No Fear and The First Heretic to compare it to. But it's still a nice one and especially nice in full hardback form.

Lord of the Night and Bane of Kings review the epic Horus Heresy series, starting at the very beginning with Horus Rising by Dan Abnett.

“An epic and eye-opening start to the beginning of the greatest story in Warhammer 40,000.” – Lord of the Night, The Founding Fields

“A great opportunity to revisit the early days of the Horus Heresy. A powerful opener to one of my favourite series.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Horus Heresy: Fear to Tread by James Swallow – Dual Advance Review [Lord of the Night and Bane of Kings]

When you read the scene this depicts, you'll be on the edge of whatever your using to keep your body up.

Lord of the Night and Bane of Kings review the latest release in the epic Horus Heresy series, the exemplary Fear to Tread by James Swallow.

“Angels may fear to tread here, but James Swallow does not and has created a story worthy of joining the Black Libary’s best.” – Lord of the Night, The Founding Fields

“An epic tale that’s just what Blood Angels fans were waiting for. Explosive stuff.” -Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields