Category Archives: Military SF

Grey Knights: Sons of Titan by David Annandale – Book Review [Bellarius]


Bellarius looks at the latest Grey Knights release, giving a few thoughts on Sons of Titan by David Annandale.

“An unfortunate disappointment with a few gems sprinkled in.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Deathfire by Nick Kyme – Book Review [Bellarius]


Bellarius looks into the long awaited latest novel in the Horus Heresy series, and finds it wanting.

“Mundane navel gazing with some of the most boring bolter porn ever put onto paper.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare by Jason Fry and Paul R. Urquhart – Book Review [Bellarius]


Returning once more to the realm of Star Wars, Bellarius takes a brief look at one last hurrah by the Expanded Universe before it was bulldozed away by the same director who dumbed down Star Trek to an action film franchise.

“A superbly written and concise piece which stretches across millennia, giving the full scope of just how massive the galaxy far, far away once truly was.” – Bellarius

Horus Heresy: The Purge by Anthony Reynolds – Novella Review [Bellarius]


Getting his hands on a copy of the limited edition release, Bellarius gives his thoughts on Horus Heresy: The Purge by Anthony Reynolds.

“An excellent tale which shows how even the staunchest soul can be drawn to the Ruinous Powers.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Dark Disciple by Anthony Reynolds – Book Review [Bellarius]


Continuing with Anthony Reynolds’ Word Bearers trilogy, Bellarius reviews Dark Disciple.

“An interesting twist for the series with action, horror and xenos aplenty, but a slight step down from its predecessor.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

The Kauyon by Andy Smillie – Audio Drama Review [Bellarius]


Picking out another audio drama, Bellarius judges the strengths and weaknesses of The Kauyon by Andy Smillie.

“A exceptionally flawed tale which still manages to have the Tau Empire win for all the wrong reasons.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Dark Apostle by Anthony Reynolds – Book Review [Bellarius]


Taking a look at another Chaos dominated novel, Bellarius gives his thoughts on Dark Apostle by Anthony Reynolds.

“The single best introduction to Chaos a person could ask for.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

Ancillary Justice

Shadowhawk reviews one of the most talked-about debuts of 2013, a sci-fi grand adventure about starship AIs and revenge.

“A promising book that never takes off, has serious pacing issues and a protagonist who is extremely confusing.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Serenity: Leaves On The Wind #2 – Friday Flash Review

Serenity - Leaves on the Wind 02

Bane of Kings and Shadowhawk take a look at the second issue of the latest Firefly comic, set after the events of the movie Serenity.

An awesome second outing for Zack Whedon and company. Whilst Serenity: Leaves on the Wind may not see the return of the Firefly crew on screen, it’s the next best thing.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

“Bored and uninterested. That’s all I can think of really.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Comics Round-up 02.02.2014

Red Sonja Vol.1 Queen of Plagues

Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings welcome you to the first comics round-up for February.

“A mix of Marvel comics here, with All-New Invaders not being quite up to par but the latest chapter of Revolutionary War is indeed quite impressive. ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Scott Lobdell misfires yet again with Teen Titans, proving that this series is deserving of its cancellation whilst Gail Simone works wonders with the first Volume of  Red Sonja.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields