Category Archives: Headline

Shadow Ops: Breach Zone by Myke Cole – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, covers the third novel in the epic military fantasy Shadow Ops series, written by Myke Cole – entitled Breach Zone, and published by Headline Books in the UK, and by Ace in the USA. This book follows on from the events in Control Point and Fortress Frontierand wraps up the first series set in this world.

“An excellent third act in the series, Myke Cole has really impressed with a stunning all-out war novel that never disappoints. This series is arguably one of the definitive military fantasy novels, and delivers an excellent payoff that’s well worth your time. Highly recommended.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

The Copper Promise by Jen Williams – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews The Copper Promise, an epic fantasy debut novel from Jen Williams published by Headline Books. It’s released February 2014 in the UK but is available to buy now as four separate eNovellas that collect the whole story.  

“An excellent read, The Copper Promise is full of great potential and delivers – providing an awesome debut that should appeal to fans of the likes of George RR Martin and Joe Abercrombie. Great stuff.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

The Blood Crows by Simon Scarrow – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

The Blood Crows

Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews Simon Scarrows historical fiction novel entitled The Blood Crowsthe twelfth novel in the Eagle series focusing on two soldiers in the Roman Empire, Macro and Cato – and is also the first new novel in this series released in two years. It’s  published by Headline Books.

“An excellent and welcoming return to the adventures of Macro and Cato, Simon Scarrow once more proves why he’s one of the best historical fiction writers out there. Fans of the series will love this latest addition – The Blood Crows is not to be missed!” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Arena by Simon Scarrow and T.J. Andrews – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, writes a review of Arena by Simon Scarrow, published by Headline Books in the UK, a historical fiction novel that is composed of five individually released eNovellas.

“An awesome read that fans of Simon Scarrow’s previous works and the movie Gladiator should enjoy – Arena reminds readers why Simon Scarrow is right up there with the likes of  Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell for the best writers of historical fiction. This comes highly recommended.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

The Chronicles of the Invaders: Conquest by John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard – Advance Review [Bane of Kings]


Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews Conquest, the debut chapter in the young adult sci-fi post-alien invasion story Chronicles of the Invaders series from John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard, published by Headline Books in the UK. Expect this to hit shelves on 26 September. 

“An excellent start to a promising new series, whilst the team of Connolly and Ridyard may not bring the most original story to the table, they certainly know how to deliver a fun, compelling read that should keep sci-fi fans entertained. This book is certainly worth checking out.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Steelhaven: Herald of the Storm by Richard Ford – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

Herald of the Storm

Bane of Kings reviews Herald of the Storm by Richard Ford, published by Headline Books.

“An excellent book. Unputdownable, engrossing, spectacular – you won’t want to miss this.” ~The Founding Fields

The Scarlet Thief by Paul Fraser Collard – Advance Review [Bane of Kings]

The Scarlet Thief

Bane of Kings reviews Paul Fraser Collard’s first historical fiction novel, The Scarlet Thief, published by Headline Books, due for publishing on 9 May 2013, and is the first in the new Jack Lark series. 

“A great read with an interesting take on the Crimean War, with  some excellent writing. If you loved Bernard Cornwell, then you’ll love this.” ~The Founding Fields

Shadow Ops: Fortress Frontier by Myke Cole – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

Fortress Frontier

Bane of Kings writes a review of the second novel in the Shadow Ops series by Myke Cole, Fortress Frontier, published in the UK by Headline Books and in the USA by Ace. 

“An awesome second novel proves that Myke Cole is more than just a one-hit wonder. Expect Fortress Frontier to be one of the best novels of 2013.” ~The Founding Fields

Sword and Scimitar by Simon Scarrow – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews Simon Scarrow’s brilliant historical fiction novel Sword and Scimitar, published by Headline Books in the UK and was recently released in hardback.

“A mesmerizing tale that keeps the reader hooked right the way through. Simon Scarrow fans will love this thrilling standalone novel, as will newcomers to the author.” ~The Founding Fields

Shadow Ops: Control Point by Myke Cole – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

Control Point

Bane of Kings writes a review of Myke Cole’s wonderful Control Point, the first novel in the military-fantasy series entitled Shadow Ops. The US edition was published by Ace in January 2012, whilst the UK edition (featured) is published in August.

“Wow. A fast-paced, adrenaline-thrilled, page-turning debut. Myke Cole has delivered one of the most interesting first novels of 2012, and I cannot wait for the rest of the series.” ~The Founding Fields