Tag Archives: Book Reviews

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

Asurman: Hand of Asuryan by Gav Thorpe – Book Review [Bellarius]


Sticking to the website’s wheelhouse, Bellarius delves into the latest novels focusing upon the Phoenix Lords, Gav Thorpe’s Asurman: Hand of Asuryan.

“Another case where fantastic lore, concepts and plans are brought to bear, but they fail to fully overcome weak characterisation and a problematic narrative.” – 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

Kenobi by John Jackson Miller – Book Review (Bellarius)


Returning to the galaxy of Star Wars once more, Bellarius gives a few thoughts on Kenobi by John Jackson Miller.

“An entertaining Wild West installment shedding light on one unseen part of the universe.” – 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

Maul: Lockdown by Joe Schrieber – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk takes a look at the latest Star Wars novel, featuring one of the great villains of the setting, Darth Maul.

“A novel with an interesting premise but brought down due to lackluster characterisation and general silliness. This could have been great but is instead mediocre at best.” ~Shadowhawk, 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

The Rose and The Thorn by Michael J. Sullivan – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

The Rose and the Thorn

Shadowhawk takes a look at the second novel in the Riyria Chronicles prequel series to Michael J. Sullivan’s bestselling Riyria Revelations series.

“A good, fast read but not quite as satisfying as its predecessor.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Gotrek and Felix: City of the Damned by David Guymer – Book Review [Bellarius]


Finally getting around to looking into Warhammer Fantasy’s flagship series, Bellarius sees what David Guymer has to offer readers with City of the Damned.

“An adventurous tale of enjoyable combat which unfortunately does not realise its full potential.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

The Package by John C. Scott – Book Review [Bellarius]


With another Nineteen Galaxies novel recently released, Bellarius sees what John C. Scott has in store for readers with The Package.

“A frantic, desperate chase set among the stars which delivers exactly what the blurb promises.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields