Tag Archives: Gods

The Wicked + The Divine #1 – Friday Flash Review

The Wicked & The Divine 001

Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings take a look at Image Comics’ latest title, from Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matthew Wilson and Clayton Cowles.

“Bizarre and weird, but gorgeous to look at, this is going to be a series to watch out for in the coming months.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

An excellent start to a promising new series.~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

The Woken Gods by Gwenda Bond – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

The Woken Gods

Shadowhawk takes a look at Gwenda Bond’s stand-alone second Young Adult novel from Strange Chemistry Books. This is the 14th in his Advent Review series and you can check out the details here.

“Mildly entertaining but not too exciting is the best way that I can sum this book up.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

A Kingdom Besieged by Raymond E. Feist – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk takes a look at the first novel in Raymond E. Feist’s final trilogy of the great Midkemian Saga. This is also the fourth review in his Advent Review series and you can check out the full list here.

“With this book, I returned to the world of Midkemia after a long, long time and what I found was that the setting was just as captivating and enthralling as it was in the first book that started it all off. This book has my seal of approval and recommendation.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Comics Round-up 15.05.2013

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Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings welcome you to the second comics round-up for May.

“The only disappointment this time around was Matt Fraction’s first arc for The Mighty Thor. Batman: Knightfall Volume 1 was simply amazing in terms of its deep-seated psychological impact while Fables Volume 2 was the perfect successor to the first volume, and G.I.Joe: Cobra Volume 2 continued to impress with its character exploration of Chuckles.” ~Shadowhawk

Action Comics #19 sees Andy Diggle’s short run go out with a bang, Jeff Lemire establishes Green Arrow as one of the best of the New 52, while Jeph Leob delivers another strong issue of Nova and All New X-Men remains one of the best currently ongoing Marvel Now! comics.” ~Bane of Kings

Comics Round-up 28.08.2012


Shadowhawk reviews a variety of comics titles from across genres and publishers in an entirely new reviews series for The Founding Fields.

“A clash of the best and brightest in the industry, these are definitely some of the finest comics and series to read.” ~The Founding Fields

False Covenant by Ari Marmell – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the second Widdershins Adventures fantasy novel by Ari Marmell, False Covenant, published by Pyr Books.

“Not as good as the first book but still quite decent, False Covenant is just as delightful in the end.~The Founding Fields

Writing Convincing Non-Western Fantasy – A Guest Post by Aliette de Bodard


Aliette de Bodard is a prolific writer of science fiction and fantasy, specialising (I’d say so) in writing about non-western cultures. She has been nominated for quite a few awards in her career and has also won a few of them. My run-in with her earlier this year was quite accidental: I saw the cover art for her upcoming (at the time of course, but now released just yesterday!) omnibus edition of her popular Aztec Mysteries novels. It took me a long time to get around to reading her work but I can definitely say I’m the better for it. I contacted her after finishing Obsidian and Blood about doing a post on her experiences writing non-anglophone cultures and this what she had to say.

Thief’s Covenant by Ari Marmell – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the first Widdershins Adventures fantasy novel by Ari Marmell, Thief’s Covenant, published by Pyr Books.

“An engaging read that quickly pulls you in, Thief’s Covenant is a must-read novel for all fantasy readers.” ~The Founding Fields