Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Word Bearers Omnibus by Anthony Reynolds – Advanced Review [Bane of Kings]

#8 - The Word Bearers Omnibus by Anthony Reynolds (Reviewed by Bane of Kings)

Bane of Kings reviews the Word Bearers Omnibus, written by Anthony Reynolds, published by Black Library and containing the novels: Dark Apostle, Dark Disciple, Dark Creed plus the all-new short story Tormented. The Omnibus edition is released in January 2012, available for Pre-Order from Black Library’s Website now.

 “Prepare for a brutal onslaught of endless war. Action packed, fast-paced, the Word Bearers are not to be underestimated, and neither, is this collection of novels to be missed. A Page-Turner.” ~The Founding Fields

Note: Because this is a review of a trilogy, there will be some spoilers involved, however, I’ve tried to keep them to a minimum. 

Bloodforged by Nathan Long – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the second Ulrika the Vampire novel, a spin-off series inspired by and featuring a character from the popular and on-going Gotrek & Felix series.

“The first was a vampire thriller novel. The second is a vampire action novel that is going to draw you in so tight you are not going to want to get out.” ~ The Founding Fields

Black Library Cover Art [Part Two]


A few days ago, I put up the first part of a cover-art post showcasing the best of Black Library’s most recent cover art. Well, as promised, here’s part two. This time, I’m looking at the following: The Primarchs edited by Christian Dunn, Bloodsworn by Nathan Long, The Emperor’s Gift by Aaron Dembski-Bowden Wrath of Iron by Chris Wraight and Malediction by C.Z. Dunn. Enjoy, and remember, what’s your favourite cover art?

The Emperor’s Knife by Mazarkis Williams – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

#9 - The Emperor's Knife by Mazarkis Williams (Reviewed by Bane of Kings)

Bane of Kings reviews the stunning debut novel by Mazarkis Williams, The Emperor’s Knife, published by young publishing industry Jo Fletcher Books in the UK and Night Shade Books in the USA.

“A fascinating, original and enthralling début that will leave the reader eagerly awaiting the next instalment in the Tower and the Knife Trilogy. Recommended.” ~The Founding Fields

Bloodborn by Nathan Long – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the first Ulrika the Vampire novel, a spin-off series inspired by and featuring a character from the popular and on-going Gotrek & Felix series.

“An intense, action-packed novel that delves into the life of a recently-turned vampire struggling to find her place in the world.” ~ The Founding Fields

Deliverance Lost by Gav Thorpe – Advanced Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings Reviews Deliverance Lost, which sees Gav Thorpe write in the Horus Heresy for the first time. Black Library’s latest Horus Heresy novel is also the first to feature the Raven Guard, the sons of Corax in a full novel of their own.

 “Thorpe at his best. I hope to see him return to the 31st Millennium soon.” ~The Founding Fields

Warhammer Heroes: Luthor Huss by Chris Wraight – Advanced Review [Lord of the Night]

#5 - Luthor Huss by Chris Wraight (Reviewed by Lord of the Night)

Lord of the Night reviews the latest in the epic Warhammer Heroes series, Luthor Huss by Chris Wraight, his third entry into the series.


“By Sigmar! Wraight has done it again. A truly fantastic novel loaded with faith and fury!” ~The Founding Fields


Empire State by Adam Christopher – Advanced Review [Bane of Kings]

Empire State

Bane of Kings Reviews Empire State by Adam Christopher, published by Angry Robot Books. It is the author’s first novel. This is an advanced review from an eBook, so you can expect the book to be available to buy in January 2012.

“Fantastic prose. Christopher keeps the reader hooked from the beginning to end with his original storyline that will only leave you wanting more. Not to be missed.” ~The Founding Fields

Black Library Cover Art [Part One]


Black Library have been producing several awesome cover arts for their upcoming novels/audio-dramas recently, and although some of you may have seen these, I’m going to put them up here for your enjoyment.  I’ll look at the cover art for Priests of Mars by Graham McNeill, Angel of Fire by William King, Butcher’s Nails by Aaron Dembski-Bowden, Fear to Tread by James Swallow and Path of the Outcast by Gav Thorpe. What’s your favourite, and what are you most looking forward to?

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Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews the first Omnibus in the Riyria Revelations Series, Theft of Swords, containing The Crown Conspiracy and Avempartha, written by Michael J. Sullivan, and published by Orbit. The cover on the left is the UK Cover, and the one on the right is the US one.

“The Best fantasy series that I’ve read since The Night Angel Trilogy, and just as good. If you only start one fantasy series this year, make it this one. You’ll be engrossed right from page one. Sullivan is an author at the top of his game. ” ~The Founding Fields

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