Tag Archives: Historical Fantasy

The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling #1) by Erika Johansen – Book Review [Lady Salvatore]

Queen of the Tearling

Lady Salvatore finds an exciting start
to a brand new fantasy trilogy in
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

“Incredible world building and fantastic characters! What a book!” – Lady Salvatore, The Founding Fields

The Oversight by Charlie Fletcher – Advance Review [Bane of Kings]

The-Oversight

Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, writes a review of the first novel in The Oversight Trilogy, entitled The Oversight written by accomplished young adult author Charlie Fletcher. Published by Orbit Books, this gothic historical urban fantasy is set to be released tomorrow, on May 6.

An excellent novel – Charlie Fletcher has certainly crafted one of the better reads of 2014 so far. If you’re a fan of the likes of Neil Gaiman or China Mieville then this is a must read – and with some fascinating prose, this is something that you won’t want to miss.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Exiles of Arcadia: Legionnaire by James Gawley – Novella Review [Bellarius]

Arcadia

Picking out a self-published work Bellarius sees what Jame’s Gawley’s first outing with Exiles of Arcadia: Legionnaire has to offer.

“An excellently crafted tale of political intrigue, faith and war. Definitely a series to watch for in the future.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Daedalus and the Deep by Matt Willis – Advance Review [Bellarius]

daedalus

Taking another look at historical fantasy tales, this time at sea, Bellarius sees how Mat Willis’ first fictional outing stands up with Daedalus and the Deep.

“A decent tale which masterfully merges historical accuracy with exciting fantasy.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

The Night’s Masque Trilogy: The Prince of Lies by Anne Lyle – Advance Review [Bane of Kings]

The Prince of Lies

Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”,  review the third and final novel in the historical fantasy Night’s Masque series by Anne Lyle, published by Angry Robot Books and released on October 29 in the USA. Expect the UK version to hit shelves just more than a week later – November 7.

“An excellent final act, The Prince of Lies finishes off the trilogy very well indeed, and ending the trilogy in a very satisfying way – Fans of the previous two novels will not be disappointed by what they see here, and once again, Lyle proves herself to be one of the go-to people for good historical fantasy novels with this superb finale.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Cold Steel by Kate Elliott – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

Spiritwalker 03 Cold Steel

Shadowhawk reviews the third and final novel in the Spiritwalker series.

“A super intense and exciting conclusion to one of the finest fantasy trilogies I’ve read.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Cold Fire by Kate Elliott – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

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Shadowhawk takes a look at the second Spiritwalker novel from Kate Elliott, published by Orbit Books.

“An extra special sequel that takes the characters to new places and through new adventures, this book has my seal of awesome on it.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

War God by Graham Hancock – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

War God

Bane of Kings writes a review of the historical fantasy novel War God by Graham Hancock, published by Coronet.

“An epic book that details the Spanish Conquest of Mexico. Hancock’s prose is strong and the story encompasses a vast scale, but ultimately there are some elements that let the book down.” ~The Founding Fields

Cold Magic by Kate Elliott – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

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Shadowhawk reviews the first book of the Spiritwalker trilogy.

“An intense novel with some likable characters, but often very slow, Cold Magic has something for everybody and is also a great example of some superb world-building.” ~The Founding Fields

Ack-Ack-Macaque by Gareth Powell – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

ACK-ACK MACAQUE

Shadowhawk reviews the latest from Gareth Powell as he tackles the madcap adventures of a cigar-chomping monkey.

“Too much damn good fun, and far too irresistible of a read.” ~Shadowhawk