Category Archives: Fantasy

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

 

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

The City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett – Competition!

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UK Publisher Jo Fletcher Books are hosting a competition for their latest title, Robert Jackson Bennett’s The City of Stairs, which has already received plenty of critical acclaim. Hit the break to find out the full details.

Gotrek & Felix: The Serpent Queen By Josh Reynolds – Book Review [Bellarius]

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Bellarius looks at one more installment from Warhammer Fantasy’s flagship series, this time with Josh Reynolds’ The Serpent Queen.

“A fantastic return by the doom-seeking duo, offering everything a Gotrek and Felix fan could possibly want.” – Bellarius, 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

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