Tag Archives: Imperial Guard

Yarrick: Pyres of Armageddon by David Annandale – Book Review [Bellarius]

Returning to M41 once more, Bellarius gives his verdict on how Pyres of Armageddon brings Commissar Yarrick to life.

“An excellent release, perfectly describing Yarrick’s finest hour and with plenty of action to satisfy even the most avid of 40K fans.” – 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

Baneblade by Guy Haley – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, shares his thoughts on Guy Haley’s Baneblade, published by Black Library as part of their tie-in Warhammer 40,000 Universe. This book puts the mighty super-heavy tank known as the Baneblade in the spotlight, and is Guy Hayley’s first Black Library novel. The author has previously written the Richards and Klein science fiction series for Angry Robot.

“Excellent stuff, Guy Haley makes his debut in the Warhammer 40,000 Universe a triumphant one. This is an incredible read, exciting and action packed. You won’t want to put it down.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Pandorax by C Z Dunn – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the debut novel from BL editor C Z Dunn, the first in a new series of Apocalypse-themed novels.

“A solid debut effort that offers some really cool moments, has Horus Heresy revelations aplenty, and shines the light on a lot of non-Space Marine characters for a change.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Tallarn: Executioner by John French – Dual Preview [Bane of Kings/Bellarius]


Allowed to view the opening pages of the upcoming limited edition novella by John French, Bane of Kings and Bellarius give their thoughts on the opening.

An excellent (if very small) extract promising greater things to come. If you can afford the pricetag of this limited edition novella, then Tallarn: Executioner, from this extract at least – is a very interesting read from the awesome John French. ” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

“An interesting beginning to the conflict which adiquately outlines the basics before the battle.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

The Macharian Crusade: Angel of Fire by William King – Book Review [Bellarius]


Examining the beginnings to William King’s Macharian Crusade trilogy with Angel of Fire, Bellarius finds some unusual qualities within its pages.

“An interesting novel with a surprisingly unique approach to storytelling.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Baneblade by Guy Haley – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the first Black Library novel by author/editor Guy Haley.

“Hopefully this is the start of a series of novels about some of the most potent weapons in the Imperial Guard. A recommended read.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Wrath of Iron by Chris Wraight – Book Review [Bellarius]


Bellarius finds flaws within the rarely seen Iron Hands novel, Wrath of Iron by Chris Wraight.

“Wrathful for all the wrong reasons” – The Founding Fields

Soul Drinkers: Redemption By Ben Counter – Omnibus Review [Bellarius]


Bellarius looks into both the strengths and failures of the first trilogy of Ben Counter’s Soul Drinkers series.

“A reasonable trilogy in spite of an extremely flawed start” – The Founding Fields

Enter Into The Grim Dark Future (Part 1)


Shadowhawk writes a beginner’s guide to the Warhammer 40,000 range of Black Library fiction, and takes a look at the various factions within the setting, giving an overall perspective over the entire setting.

“In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war, and these are its proponents. Whether you are looking for tales of the average soldier, or genetically modified special forces, or aliens of all sorts, these novels are a good stepping stone into this all-inclusive setting.” ~Shadowhawk