Tag Archives: Novella

Devouerer by Joe Parrino – Novella Review [Bellarius]


With another Black Library release in his hands, Bellarius focuses upon the larger problems dominating Joe Parrino’s Devourer, and its wasted potential.

“Sadly a textbook example of how much conflict and focus upon violence can drown out good world-building.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Mephiston: Lord of Death by David Annandale – Novella Review [Bellarius]


Getting his hands on a copy at long last, Bellarius delivers his personal verdict on David Annandale’s Mephiston: Lord of Death.

“Blending disturbing horror with questions of the self, Mephiston is tale for those disappointed in current Blood Angels’ lore.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

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


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

Stormseer by David Annandale – Novella Review [Bane of Kings]


Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, covers the ePremiere of David Annandale’s Warhammer 40,000 novella, Stormseer, focusing on the White Scars Chapter and their conflict in the Octavius System between Orks and Eldar , published by Black Library as part of their multi-authored Space Marine Battles series.

“David Annandale really impresses with his take on the White Scars in this short novella. It moves along quickly and is a great example of how to write Warhammer 40,000 novels – action packed, swift and entertaining. David Annandale is certainly an author to watch out for.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

John Golden: Freelance Debugger by Django Wexler – Novella Review [Shadowhawk]

John Golden - Freelance Debugger

Shadowhawk takes a look at the first ever urban fantasy novella from Django Wexler, the start of a new series and published by Ragnarok Publications.

“A great mix of technology and magic, John Golden: Freelance Debugger is a hilarious, fun and action-packed novella.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Daenyathos by Ben Counter – Book Review [Bellarius]


Bellarius reviews the Soul Drinkers’ seed of treachery in Daenyathos by Ben Counter.

“A flawed but vital tale to the Soul Drinkers saga, let down by its page length.” – The Founding Fields

Corax: Soulforge by Gav Thorpe – Limited Edition Review [Lord of the Night]

A fantastic cover, Corax has never looked better. And the matte-black underneath is just gorgeous.

Lord of the Night reviews the latest of Black Library’s Limited Edition Novellas range, the Horus Heresy novella Corax: Soulforge by Gav Thorpe.

“An enjoyable return for Corax and the Raven Guard, and a very good stand-alone adventure for both.” – The Founding Fields

Shadowsun: The Last of Kiru’s Line by Braden Campbell – Novella Review [Bellarius]


Looking at Black Library’s latest novella, Shadowsun: The Last of Kiru’s Line by Braden Campbell, Bellarius’ analyses its problems.

“An ultimately failed effort to develop Shadowsun’s character, undermined by a flawed presentation of the tau themselves.” – The Founding Fields

Prey by Tim Marquitz – Novella Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the latest adult murder mystery novella from noted author and editor Tim Marquitz.

“Quite graphic and shocking, Prey is also one of my best reads of 2012 because of an intensely paced story and some great characterisation.” ~Shadowhawk

Flesh of Cretacia by Andy Smillie – Novella Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the latest premium edition publication from Black Library, the second in the Space Marines Battles series.

“Flesh of Cretacia may very well be the defining Flesh Tearers book, capturing the very essence of the cursed chapter against the backdrop of the Horus Heresy aftermath.~The Founding Fields