Category Archives: Review

Bioshock: Rapture by John Shirley – Book Review [Bellarius]

Bioshock

Returning to the world of video game tie-ins, Bellarius gives a few thoughts on Bioshock: Rapture by John Shirley.

“A reasonable effort, but certainly not nearly as deep as many would have wanted.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Valedor by Guy Haley – Book Review [Bellarius]

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With the release of its paperback edition, Bellarius gives a brief analysis of Valedor by Guy Haley.

“A surprise success, notably flawed throughout but still retaining one of the best depictions of Craftworld Eldar to date.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

A crowd-funded launch for Rings of Smoke

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Diane O’Toole is one of the growing number of authors exploring crowd-funding to generate pre-release interest in her book. She is using the  Britains Next Bestseller platform to launch her book. By supporting the book there are a number of great benefits so go and take a look.

Mordheim: Ulli & Marquand by Gav Thorpe, Gordon Rennie, Paul Jeacock, Karl Kopinski & Mike Perkins – Novella Review [Bellarius]

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Delving into Black Library’s archives once more, Bellarius brings forth the complete collection of Mordheim: Ulli and Marquand for this week’s review.

“Essential reading for anyone wanting to stage a Mordheim campaign or see the considerably less stony faced nature of the Old World” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields.

Flex by Ferrett Steinmetz – Review [Lord of the Night]

Definitely a cover that grabs your attention, it did mine.

Lord of the Night reviews the stunning urban fantasy debut novel Flex by Ferrett Steinmetz.

“A novel that is 50% Breaking Bad and 50% Dresden Files, and 100% awesome! Yet at no point does it feel derivative or anything less than a unique take on magic and wizards. A must-read for any fans of urban fantasy or anyone whose looking for a story that is both exciting and entertaining on every page.” – Lord of the Night @ The Founding Fields

Alone by Joe Parrino – Audio Drama Review [Bellarius]

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Looking into another of the Black Library’s audio dramas, Bellarius details the strengths and weaknesses of Alone by Joe Parrino.

“One of the single best examples of Space Marine horror to date” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Khârn: Eater of Worlds by Anthony Reynolds – Novella Review [Bellarius]

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With another Chaos focused tale focusing upon the Horus Heresy’s aftermath, Bellarius steps in to give his own verdict on Khârn: Eater of Worlds.

“A blood-soaked yet surprisingly introspective tale of a legion on the brink of annihilation. Reynolds once again proves why he is among the best authors to write for the Traitor Legions.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Mephiston: Lord of Death by David Annandale – Novella Review [Bellarius]

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Getting his hands on a copy at long last, Bellarius delivers his personal verdict on David Annandale’s Mephiston: Lord of Death.

“Blending disturbing horror with questions of the self, Mephiston is tale for those disappointed in current Blood Angels’ lore.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

The Gothic War by Gordon Rennie – Omnibus Review [Bellarius]

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Going back to the beginning, Bellarius analyses Gordon Rennie’s tie-in duology depicting the main conflict throughout Battlefleet Gothic.

“Bloody, violent, grimy and with plenty of Chaos. Classic 40K action of the best kind.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Stormcaller by Chris Wraight – Book Review [Bellarius]

Stormcaller

After finishing the first installment of Chris Wraight’s ongoing Space Wolf series, Bellarius weighs the pros and cons of his follow-up with Stormcaller.

“While a definite step in the right direction for this series, Stormcaller fails to truly capture the fun of William King’s famed tomes or the monumental developments of Battle of the Fang.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields