Tag Archives: Book Review

The Fourth Gwenevere by John James – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings” reviews John James’ The Fourth Gwenevere, a novel dealing with the topic of the Arthurian Legend, and published by the awesome Jo Fletcher Books.

“An original, witty and compelling take on Arthurian Legend that you won’t have seen before. Whilst a little slow to start, John James’ The Fourth Gwenevere is a must for fans of similiar stories and comes recommended.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

The Young World by Chris Weitz – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, shares his thoughts on the latest dystopian young adult novel to hit shelves, The Young World a trilogy opener and a debut novel of film director Chris Weitz, published by Little Brown Books For Young Readers. 

“A blockbuster movie waiting to happen. Whilst it has potential and plenty of cool scenes as well as an intriguing ending twist, don’t expect this to blow you out of the water. However, despite the fact that it may have plenty of problems, you will probably be able to get at least some enjoyment out of it.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

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

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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

Paradigm #1: Paradigm by Ceri A. Lowe – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews Paradigm by Ceri A. Lowe, a dystopian Young Adult novel.

This book is proof that you shouldn’t judge things just by what they’re billed as. What could have been a cheap ripoff and cash-in attempt on the popularity of The Hunger Games and Divergent instead is something that shines, and is full of its own originality. The Dystopian Young Adult genre may be overcrowded right now – but Paradigm is something that’s worth checking out.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

 

 

Dark Creed by Anthony Reynolds – Book Review [Bellarius]

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Finishing off his look at Anthony Reynolds’ Word Bearers books, Bellarius delivers his verdict on Dark Creed.

“An excellent finale to the trilogy, and a must buy for any fan of the Ruinous Powers.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Afflicted Dawn by Gregory Napier – Book Review [Bellarius]

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Examining an entry into the zombie genre, Bellarius details his thoughts on Afflicted Dawn by Gregory Napier.

“While Napier shows he has potential as a writer, Afflicted Dawn makes too many basic errors from the outset to recommend.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Dark Disciple by Anthony Reynolds – Book Review [Bellarius]

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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

Horus Heresy: Vengeful Spirit by Graham McNeill – Book Review [Bellarius]

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Returning to the ongoing Horus Heresy series, Bellarius gives his analysis on Graham McNeill’s Vengeful Spirit.

“Dozens of potentially great ideas and characters, none of which can be fully realised thanks to the overstuffed plot.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Ahriman: Exile by John French – Book Review [Bellarius]

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After much delay, Bellarius gives his thoughts on John French’s tale of the infamous sorcerer in Ahriman: Exile.

“A decent showing of Ahriman taking his first steps on the path of damnation, but not one without a few pitfalls.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Binary by Stephanie Saulter – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

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Shadowhawk takes a look at the sequel to Stephanie Saulter’s fantastic near-future AI debut from last year.

“When a debut is as awesome as Gemsigns was last year, you expect the debut to be even better. Binary doesn’t quite come across as fantastic as its predecessor, but it is still one of the best SF books I’ve read to date. Lots more industrial intrigue and politics this time, which are all just fascinating in the extreme. ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields