Category Archives: Gollancz

Trinity Rising by Elspeth Cooper – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

07 Trinity-Rising_Cooper

Shadowhawk reviews the second novel in the Wild Hunt series, published by Gollancz.

“An interesting novel that takes a greater look at the setting and introduces several interesting characters, but fails to excite and entertain as much as the first novel in the series.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

The Reckoners: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

Steelheart

Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews Brandon Sanderson’s latest novel, the first in the new Reckoners series, published by Gollancz in the UK. 

“An awesome book that provides great entertainment and a lot of fun, with Steelheart, Brandon Sanderson proves that he can write in a variety of genres extremely well, and create captivating and enthralling stories each time around, as he provides a treat for fans of not only fantasy and science fiction, but also fans of comics. And for fans of both – Steelheart surely is a winning combination.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Peter Grant: Whispers Underground by Ben Aaronovitch – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

Whispers_Under_Ground

Bane of Kings reviews the third novel in the bestselling Peter Grant series, written by author Ben Aaronovitch, published in the UK by Gollancz.

“An awesome third entry – urban fantasy fans will love a series like this.” ~Bane of Kings

Red Country by Joe Abercrombie – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

Red-Country-UK

Bane of Kings reviews his second favourite book of 2012, Red Country, written by Joe Abercrombie and published by Gollancz in the UK.

“An epic, awesome standalone fantasy novel that I really enjoyed. One of gritty fantasy’s best Authors, Abercrombie is right up there with George RR Martin.” ~The Founding Fields

Mistborn: The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

the hero of ages

Bane of Kings reviews the stunning conclusion to the original Mistborn Trilogy, The Hero of Ages, by Brandon Sanderson, published by Gollancz in the UK.

“An epic conclusion that reinforces the fact that Brandon Sanderson is one of my favourite fantasy authors out there. Jaw-dropping stuff.” ~The Founding Fields

Do not read this review unless you have read the first two novels in the Trilogy, The Final Empire and The Well of Ascension, as there are spoilers for the previous books in this series. 

The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

the-heroes

Bane of Kings reviews Joe Abercrombie’s stunning The Heroes, a gritty, take-no prisoners standalone fantasy novel published by Golllancz in the UK and Orbit in the US.

“Wow. The Heroes is unputdownable, action-packed and very enjoyable. Joe Abercrombie’s novel is probably the best Fantasy Book of 2011, in the year that gave us A Dance with Dragons, Prince of Thorns and more.”  ~The Founding Fields

Songs of the Earth by Elspeth Cooper – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

Songs_of_the_Earth_Tor

Shadowhawk reviews Elspeth Cooper’s 2011 debut novel, a Gemmell Morningstar shortlist nominee.

“A fantastical tale of self-discovery, mystery and magic, Elspeth Cooper is an author to watch out for.” ~The Founding Fields

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

elantris

Bane of Kings writes a review of Brandon Sanderson’s epic fantasy debut novel, Elantris, with the edition used for this review  published by Gollancz in the UK.

“An enthralling, captivating novel, with wonderful world building and an action-packed plot,  Elantris is a novel that fantasy fans should love, despite the flaws.” ~The Founding Fields

Mistborn: The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

the-well-of-ascension

Bane of Kings reviews the second book in the epic Mistborn series, published by Gollancz, written by Brandon Sanderson and titled The Well of Ascension, published by Gollancz in the UK.

“A wonderful, richly crafted read that sees Sanderson keep up there with the likes of GRRM and Tolkien. Jaw-dropping, enjoyable and amazing. A must buy.” ~The Founding Fields

Note, this is the second book in the Mistborn series, and there are huge, unavoidable spoilers for the outcome of the first novel, The Final Empire, so I suggest you read that book first if you haven’t already. If you have already read The Final Empire or don’t care about spoilers, then feel free to continue.  

Peter Grant: Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

Moon Over Soho

Bane of Kings reviews the second novel in the urban-fantasy series that features Peter Grant as the main character, and is entitled Moon Over Soho, and is written by Ben Aaronovitch. This novel is published in the UK by Gollancz.

“Awesome, page-turning and action packed. Aaronovitch has improved from Rivers of London, and has given us an enjoyable and entertaining return to Urban Fantasy in London.” ~The Founding Fields

This review assumes that the reader has read the first novel in the series, Rivers of London (Midnight Riot in the US), before reading this review. Therefore there are spoilers for the previous novel, but none for this one.