Tag Archives: Joe Abercrombie

The Shattered Sea #1: Half A King by Joe Abercrombie – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Milo aka “Bane of Kings”, looks at Half a King, the first book in an epic The Shattered Sea trilogy, from popular adult fantasy author Joe Abercrombie. Half a King is his first young adult novel, and is published by Harper Voyager in the UK.

“An excellent novel that’s one of 2014’s best. Joe Abercrombie is one of fantasy’s strongest authors no matter the target audience, and Half a King is an incredible success that fans of both adult and young adult fiction alike will enjoy.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields


Red Country by Joe Abercrombie – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews his second favourite book of 2012, Red Country, written by Joe Abercrombie and published by Gollancz in the UK.

“An epic, awesome standalone fantasy novel that I really enjoyed. One of gritty fantasy’s best Authors, Abercrombie is right up there with George RR Martin.” ~The Founding Fields

The Failed Apocalypse Awards – Best Books of 2012 [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings selects his twenty-five favourite novels of 2012. 

“2012 has been a great year for books, with some spectacular picks that will please fantasy, historical fiction and science fiction fans alike.” ~The Founding Fields

The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews Joe Abercrombie’s stunning The Heroes, a gritty, take-no prisoners standalone fantasy novel published by Golllancz in the UK and Orbit in the US.

“Wow. The Heroes is unputdownable, action-packed and very enjoyable. Joe Abercrombie’s novel is probably the best Fantasy Book of 2011, in the year that gave us A Dance with Dragons, Prince of Thorns and more.”  ~The Founding Fields

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews the novel The Blade Itself, Joe Abercrombie’s debut novel, the first in The First Law Trilogy, published by Gollancz in the UK and Pyr in the US.

“A fantastic introduction to Abercrombie. The Blade Itself is an Unputdownable read – a brilliant first novel!” ~The Founding Fields