Tag Archives: Space Opera

The Gothic War by Gordon Rennie – Omnibus Review [Bellarius]

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Going back to the beginning, Bellarius analyses Gordon Rennie’s tie-in duology depicting the main conflict throughout Battlefleet Gothic.

“Bloody, violent, grimy and with plenty of Chaos. Classic 40K action of the best kind.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Gods of Mars by Graham McNeill – Book Review [Bellarius]

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Looking into the third installment of the Adeptus Mechanicus series by Graham McNeill, Bellarius lays out his thoughts on this latest turn of events.

“Ambitious, but the sea of ideas, characters and plot twists drowns out much of its potential.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Willful Child by Steven Erikson – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Willful Child is a standalone science fiction parody novel from popular fantasy author Steven Erikson, responsible for the epic Malazan series. You can find this novel published by Tor. 

“A fun, entertaining Star Trek parody that is consistently entertaining and accessible to all fans of Space Opera, whether they’ve seen Star Trek or not.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

 

 

Justice League United Annual #1 – Double Review [Bane of Kings/Shadowhawk]

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Bane of Kings and Shadowhawk take a look at the latest issue of DC’s Justice League United ongoing.

“The Legion of Superheroes return as Lemire pits them against the Justice League United in a way that’s bound to entertain.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

“This reads unlike any Jeff Lemire comic I’ve read to date, and that’s not a good thing in this case.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Commonwealth: Chronicles of the Fallers #1: The Abyss Beyond Dreams by Peter F. Hamilton – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews The Abyss Beyond Dreams, the first novel in the Commonwealth: Chronicles of the Fallen Duology, written by the awesome science fiction writer, Peter F. Hamilton. This book is published by Del Ray Books. 

 

“An excellent, imaginative novel that could well end up being one of the year’s best. Peter F. Hamilton has given us another winner.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

 

Green Lantern/New Gods: Godhead #1 – Friday Flash Review

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Bane of Kings and Shadowhawk take a look at the primer for the new Green Lanterns crossover even, starring the New Gods as they set out to take on Darkseid once and for all.

“A flawed but promising start to the latest Green Lantern epic.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

“Often quite confusing and even a bit muddled at times, this is an interesting lead-in for the next big Green Lanterns crossover, and also quite ambitious.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Kenobi by John Jackson Miller – Book Review (Bellarius)

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Returning to the galaxy of Star Wars once more, Bellarius gives a few thoughts on Kenobi by John Jackson Miller.

“An entertaining Wild West installment shedding light on one unseen part of the universe.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

The Best Books From The First Half of 2014

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, runs down the Top 10 Books from the first Half of 2014.

Freyaverse: Neptune’s Brood by Charles Stross – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka  Bane of Kings reviews the second book in Charles Stross’ Freyaverse, set 5,000 years after the eventsof Saturn’s Children, but can be read as a standalone. It’s a space opera novel published by Orbit Books.

“Charles Stross delivers a book with some strong world building and some great ideas, but ultimately falls short when it comes to creating a good plot, with the storyline bogged down in info-dumping. Whilst some will (and have) enjoyed this book, I can only cautiously 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