Category Archives: Fantasy

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

Millennium’s Rule #1: Thief’s Magic by Trudi Canavan – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, turns his attention to the first book in an all new series from popular fantasy author Trudi Canavan, Thief’s Magic, the first title in her Orbit-published Millenium’s Rule series, focusing on two characters in entirely different worlds. 

“My first Trudi Canavan novel is mostly a success. Smart, well written and compelling Thief’s Magic may not be perfect, but it is one of the better Fantasy books you’ll read this year and I can certainly recommend it.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

The Red Queen’s War: Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence – Advance Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews Prince of Fools, the first novel in The Red Queen’s War Trilogy by Mark Lawrence, set in the same world but following different characters to his previous BrokenEmpire Trilogy. This is published by Harper Voyager in the UK – with an expected release date of June 5 – with the US release hitting June 3 through Ace.

“An excellent novel that should please fans of the Broken Empire Trilogy and newcomers to Mark Lawrence’s work alike. You really should check this out.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Vol. 1 by Katie Cook and Andy Price – Comic Review [Bellarius]

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Responding to demands, Bellarius examines another Hasbro franchise with the first volume of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic by Katie Cook and Andy Price.

“I’m really not the right person to review this.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

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

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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

The Powder Mage #2: The Crimson Campaign by Brian McClellan – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews the second novel in the flintlock fantasy Powder Mage Trilogy, entitled The Crimson Campaign, written by Brian McClellan and published by Orbit Books in the UK and USA.

“An excellent second outing that gets better as it goes on – The Crimson Campaign should be one of the better books of this year, combining some well written action with some superb character development allowing for a great book that by the end, you won’t be able to put down.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Dirty Magic by Jaye Wells – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

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Shadowhawk takes a look at the first novel in Jaye Wells’ new urban fantasy series from Orbit Books.

“One of the best urban fantasy novels I’ve read to date and also lacking any substantial PNR elements, which was a big plus. This is a police procedural through and through with some great urban fantasy elements mixed in. Highly recommended.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Constantine, Vol 1: The Spark and the Flame by Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes and Renado Guedes – Comic Review [Bellarius]

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Getting his hands on another DC Comics trade paperback, Bellarius gives his thoughts on the revamped Constantine series by Jeff Lemire and Ray Fawkes.

“An entertainingly dark tale which fully returns John to the world of superheroics. It’s just a shame what we lost in order to get it.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Hellboy In Hell: Vol. 1 The Descent by Mike Mignola and Dave Stewart – Comic Review [Bellarius]

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Giving a brief look at another Dark Horse publication, Bellarius gives his thoughts on Mike Mignola’s return to Hellboy.

“An excellent journey giving a look into the more traditional forms of evil within Hellboy’s universe, but one lacking direction.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #1 – Friday Flash Review

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Bane of Kings and Shadowhawk take a look at the first issue of a new Iron Fist series, featuring one of Marvel’s most well-known street heroes.

A promising start to what is hopefully a long running series.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

“Not recommended.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields