Category Archives: Tor

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

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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

Willful Child by Steven Erikson – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Willful Child is a standalone science fiction parody novel from popular fantasy author Steven Erikson, responsible for the epic Malazan series. You can find this novel published by Tor. 

“A fun, entertaining Star Trek parody that is consistently entertaining and accessible to all fans of Space Opera, whether they’ve seen Star Trek or not.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

 

 

The Revolutions by Felix Gilman – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, turns his attention to Felix Gilman’s latest novel, a steampunk/science fiction novel dealing with space exploration. Entitled The Revolutions, you can find it published by Tor Books in the USA and Corsair in the UK.

“A flawed but fun high concept steampunk novel that is pretty entertaining to read.” ~Bane of Kings,  The Founding Fields

 

 

The Spider Wars #1: The Burning Dark by Adam Christopher – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings” covers the latest novel by Empire State author Adam Christopher, a dark sci-fi book that is his first for a publisher outside of Angry Robot – Titan Books in the UK and and Tor in the USA. This book is the first in the Spider Wars series, and was released today (25 March) in the UK and the USA.

“An excellent book that reads like a haunted house novel in space. Very cinematic, reading like a thriller – The Burning Dark looks different from Christopher’s previous novels and really works – this is one book that you won’t want to miss. Recommneded.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, covers the debut epic fantasy novel by Brian Staveley, entitled The Emperor’s Blades, and published by Tor Books, it serves as the first installment in the Chronicle of the Unhwen Throne. 

“A very promising fantasy debut that impresses with a confident narrative, however it suffers from poorly written female characters and plenty of repetition and a tendency to over explain certain elements. Despite this though, The Emperor’s Blades for the most part, is actually an incredibly solid read.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

He Drank, And Saw The Spider by Alex Bledsoe – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

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Shadowhawk takes a look at the latest Eddie LaCrosse novel from Alex Bledsoe, the fifth in the series.

“Downright fun, entertaining and very light-hearted.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

London Falling by Paul Cornell – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews London Falling, written by Paul Cornell, creator of fan-favourite Doctor Who episodes Human Nature/The Family of Blood. This London-set Urban Fantasy novel is published by Tor Books in the UK.

“Paul Cornell doesn’t disappoint with the start of what is hopefully a brilliant new series, giving the reader one of the best London-centric Urban Fantasy books yet, and as a result it’s one of the best reads of 2013. This truly is an excellent read.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

All The Windwracked Stars by Elizabeth Bear – Audiobook Review [Shadowhawk]

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Shadowhawk takes a look at the first novel of the Edda of Burdens series, one of Elizabeth Bear’s earliest novels. This is the twelfth in his Advent Review series and you can check out a full listing here.

“A story epic in scope with an uneasy marriage of technology and magic, All The Windwracked Stars is a novel with some fantastic world-building and some really intriguing characters.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Empire In Black And Gold by Adrian Tchaikovsky – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

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Shadowhawk reviews the first novel in the Shadows of the Apt series from Tor Books.

“An extremely interesting original fantasy world with tons of conflict of all kinds and some really exciting characters. Only a few small missteps prevent it from being truly great.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

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Shadowhawk reviews the first novel in the bestselling Mistborn series.

“One of the most fascinating and deeply character-driven novels I’ve read to date, with a fantastically detailed magic system and a wonderful setting.” ~The Founding Fields