Tag Archives: Tor

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

 

 

The Revolutions by Felix Gilman – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, turns his attention to Felix Gilman’s latest novel, a steampunk/science fiction novel dealing with space exploration. Entitled The Revolutions, you can find it published by Tor Books in the USA and Corsair in the UK.

“A flawed but fun high concept steampunk novel that is pretty entertaining to read.” ~Bane of Kings,  The Founding Fields

 

 

The Spider Wars #1: The Burning Dark by Adam Christopher – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings” covers the latest novel by Empire State author Adam Christopher, a dark sci-fi book that is his first for a publisher outside of Angry Robot – Titan Books in the UK and and Tor in the USA. This book is the first in the Spider Wars series, and was released today (25 March) in the UK and the USA.

“An excellent book that reads like a haunted house novel in space. Very cinematic, reading like a thriller – The Burning Dark looks different from Christopher’s previous novels and really works – this is one book that you won’t want to miss. Recommneded.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, covers the debut epic fantasy novel by Brian Staveley, entitled The Emperor’s Blades, and published by Tor Books, it serves as the first installment in the Chronicle of the Unhwen Throne. 

“A very promising fantasy debut that impresses with a confident narrative, however it suffers from poorly written female characters and plenty of repetition and a tendency to over explain certain elements. Despite this though, The Emperor’s Blades for the most part, is actually an incredibly solid read.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

London Falling by Paul Cornell – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

London Falling

Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews London Falling, written by Paul Cornell, creator of fan-favourite Doctor Who episodes Human Nature/The Family of Blood. This London-set Urban Fantasy novel is published by Tor Books in the UK.

“Paul Cornell doesn’t disappoint with the start of what is hopefully a brilliant new series, giving the reader one of the best London-centric Urban Fantasy books yet, and as a result it’s one of the best reads of 2013. This truly is an excellent read.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

All The Windwracked Stars by Elizabeth Bear – Audiobook Review [Shadowhawk]

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Shadowhawk takes a look at the first novel of the Edda of Burdens series, one of Elizabeth Bear’s earliest novels. This is the twelfth in his Advent Review series and you can check out a full listing here.

“A story epic in scope with an uneasy marriage of technology and magic, All The Windwracked Stars is a novel with some fantastic world-building and some really intriguing characters.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Quintessence by David Walton – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Bane of Kings writes a review for Quintessence, a fast paced alternate history novel published by Tor Books, and written by David Walton.

“A thrilling but flawed ride through an alternate Age of Exploration.” ~The Founding Fields

Shattered Kingdoms: Blood’s Pride by Evie Manieri – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Bane of Kings reviews Blood’s Pride by Evie Manieri, published by Tor Books in the US (11 February) and Jo Fletcher Books (Already Released) in the UK. It’s the first book in the Shattered Kingdoms series.

“A great new voice in fantasy that’s not to be missed.” ~The Founding Fields

The Quantum Thief Trilogy: The Fractal Prince by Hannu Rajaniemi – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Bane of Kings reviews the follow up to Hannu Rajaniemi’s superb debut, The Quantum Thief, with the second book in the trilogy, The Fractal Prince, which sees the return of Jean le Flambeur, published by Tor in the US and Gollancz in the UK. 

“An awesome, epic hard-sci-fi follow up to The Quantum Thief makes sure that The Fractal Prince was one of my favourite books of 2012.” ~The Founding Fields

The Reapers Are the Angels by Alden Bell – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

The Reapers Are the Angels

Bane of Kings reviews the awesome, post-apocalyptic zombie novel entitled The Reapers Are the Angels, written by Alden Bell and published by Tor Books, which (this edition) was published in September 2011.

“A horrifying, spectacular, well crafted and emotional tale that should not be missed. Zombie fans will love this.” ~The Founding Fields