Tag Archives: Book Review

Pariah by Dan Abnett – Book Review [Bellarius]


Running a few months late with this one, Bellarius gives his initial thoughts upon the end of Dan Abnett’s trilogy of trilogies, starting with Pariah.

“Hit and miss throughout, your enjoyment of this one will ultimately depend upon what you expect, and how much you value the masterpieces it’s built upon.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields.

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


After a break between books, Bellarius returns to John French’s Ahriman series, looking into its second installment.

“Proving that the Thousand Sons are one of the best ways to explore Chaos, Ahriman remains one of the most underrated hits Black Library has seen in years.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

THUNDER: The Problematic Nature of Dream Therapy and the Rehabilitation of Felons by Rich Wilkie – Book Review [Bellarius]


Looking into another indie outing, Bellarius gives a few thoughts on Rich Wilkie’s solo outing, Thunder.

“An interesting start to be sure, and with a few great ideas, but still a hard book to truly recommend.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

The Gates of Azyr – Novella Review [Bellarius]


With the world starting over, Bellarius gives his opinion on the first novel about the Age of Sigmar, where armies clash about The Gates of Azyr.

“Reasonable action, entertaining ideas, but hardly the best entery point into this new universe.” – 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

Devouerer by Joe Parrino – Novella Review [Bellarius]


With another Black Library release in his hands, Bellarius focuses upon the larger problems dominating Joe Parrino’s Devourer, and its wasted potential.

“Sadly a textbook example of how much conflict and focus upon violence can drown out good world-building.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

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


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]


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

Alone by Joe Parrino – Audio Drama Review [Bellarius]


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]


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