Tag Archives: Orbit Books

The Girl With All The Gifts by MR Carey – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, turns his attention to The Girl With All The Gifts, by MR Carey, one of the best novels of 2014, a zombie horror book published by Orbit. MR Carey is the penname of popular comics author Mike Carey, responsible for The Unwritten and many other series.

“Hands down, the best book of the year so far. Unputdownable, engrossing and imaginative, I can’t recommend this enough. You’ll love it.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

 

Millennium’s Rule #1: Thief’s Magic by Trudi Canavan – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, turns his attention to the first book in an all new series from popular fantasy author Trudi Canavan, Thief’s Magic, the first title in her Orbit-published Millenium’s Rule series, focusing on two characters in entirely different worlds. 

“My first Trudi Canavan novel is mostly a success. Smart, well written and compelling Thief’s Magic may not be perfect, but it is one of the better Fantasy books you’ll read this year and I can certainly recommend it.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

The Expanse: Cibola Burn by James SA Corey – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews Cibola Burn, the fourth novel in the epic space opera Expanse series by James SA Corey – the penname of fantasy writer Daniel Abraham and George RR Martin’s assistant, Ty Frank.

“James SA Corey continues to create an incredibly fun, entertaining and awesome book that moves from strength to strength. Like the last three novels in the saga, Cibola Burn is most likely going to be one of the best books of the year. Highly Recommended.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

The Remaining by D.J. Molles – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings” reviews The Remaining by D.J. Molles, the first in the zombie series of the same name that was initially self-published in 2012, and has now been picked up by a traditional publisher – Orbit Books. This is currently available to buy in both the USA and the UK. 

“A fun, action packed read that although suffers from a poor main character, is for the most part, entertaining and enjoyable – and allows for a great new take on zombies.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

The Powder Mage #2: The Crimson Campaign by Brian McClellan – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews the second novel in the flintlock fantasy Powder Mage Trilogy, entitled The Crimson Campaign, written by Brian McClellan and published by Orbit Books in the UK and USA.

“An excellent second outing that gets better as it goes on – The Crimson Campaign should be one of the better books of this year, combining some well written action with some superb character development allowing for a great book that by the end, you won’t be able to put down.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Dirty Magic by Jaye Wells – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

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Shadowhawk takes a look at the first novel in Jaye Wells’ new urban fantasy series from Orbit Books.

“One of the best urban fantasy novels I’ve read to date and also lacking any substantial PNR elements, which was a big plus. This is a police procedural through and through with some great urban fantasy elements mixed in. Highly recommended.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

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

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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

The Rose and The Thorn by Michael J. Sullivan – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

The Rose and the Thorn

Shadowhawk takes a look at the second novel in the Riyria Chronicles prequel series to Michael J. Sullivan’s bestselling Riyria Revelations series.

“A good, fast read but not quite as satisfying as its predecessor.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Alex Verus #4: Chosen by Benedict Jacka – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews Chosen, the latest novel to feature Mage Alex Verus, written by Benedict Jacka as part of an Urban Fantasy series published by Orbit Books. The fourth book in the series, Chosen follows on from the events of Fated, Cursed and Taken. All books are currently available to purchase.

“A fun and entertaining urban fantasy that although doesn’t quite match the heights of authors like Aaronovitch and Butcher is still a strong read and another enjoyable outing for Alex Verus. Four books in and the series keeps feeling fresh.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Shadowdance: A Dance of Cloaks by David Daglish – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, writes a review of A Dance of Cloaks, the first novel in the originally self-published Shadowdance epic fantasy series – reprinted by Orbit Books and written by David Daglish. Whilst the author has set this novel in the same world as his Half-Orc series, A Dance of Cloaks can be read without prior knowledge of those books. 

“An engaging, dark character driven novel that whilst doesn’t really bring anything new to the table in terms of originality – delivers a damn fine read nonetheless. David Daglish is certainly an author to watch out for, as he delivers a promising debut.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields