Monthly Archives: January 2012

Deliverance Lost by Gav Thorpe – Book Review [EJ Davies]


EJ Davies – new to The Founding Fields – reviews the latest in the New York Times Bestselling Series, picking up the threads laid in Raven’s Flight (audio drama), and The Face of Treachery (Age of Darkness anthology).

“Despite this being his first Horus Heresy novel, Gav Thorpe delivers a solid story with great action set pieces and twists aplenty.” 

The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

The Quantum Thief

Bane of Kings writes a review of the hard sci-fi novel The Quantum Thief, a debut novel by Hannu Rajaniemi, published by Gollancz in the UK. It is the first novel in a series, and has been hailed as the best Sci-Fi debut of 2011.

“Fascinating imagination, a fast paced read that doesn’t have any wasted pages. Highly Recommended.” ~The Founding Fields

Thorn and Talon by Dan Abnett – Audio Drama Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews Dan Abnett’s first audio drama for his Inquisition novels, Thorn and Talon, featuring characters from the Eisenhorn and Ravenor trilogies.

“Thorn and Talon is some of Dan’s finest work ever and shows why he really understands the more domestic side of the Warhammer 40,000 setting.” ~ The Founding Fields

Age of Legend by Various Authors – Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews Age of Legend, a collection of Warhammer Fantasy Battles – set in the multi-author Time of Legends series, published by Black Library. This Anthology contains works from Paul S. Kemp, Sarah Cawkwell, Nick Kyme, Andy Hoare, Gav Thorpe, Josh Reynolds, CL Werner, Phillip Athans and Ben Counter.

“A fantastic collection of short stories that highlight the best of what Warhammer Fantasy has to offer. If you’re familiar with the Warhammer Fantasy Universe, you’d better go out and buy this book now. ~The Founding Fields

Carpathia by Matt Forbeck – Advance Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews Matt Forbeck’s next novel for Angry Robot Books, a part-romance, part-fantasy novel about the Titanic and vampires.

“If you thought that the sinking of the Titanic was the only disaster that night then think again for the truly scary vampires are now back on the scene.” ~ The Founding Fields

Rynn’s World by Steve Parker – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the first Space Marine Battles novel as Steve Parker tackles the Orks once again, pitting them against the proud Crimson Fists.

“Steve Parker delivers an interesting look into the Crimson Fists that makes you hunger for more.” ~ The Founding Fields

SOPA: The Death of the Internet – How the US will single-handedly destroy Freedom of Speech.


The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews the novel The Blade Itself, Joe Abercrombie’s debut novel, the first in The First Law Trilogy, published by Gollancz in the UK and Pyr in the US.

“A fantastic introduction to Abercrombie. The Blade Itself is an Unputdownable read – a brilliant first novel!” ~The Founding Fields

Far From Over by Jock Condon – Guest Review [Dagmire]


Friend of the site, Dagmire, famous member of the popular Warhammer 40k podcast “The Overlords,” (episodes available from iTunes) reviews the self-published eBook Far From Over by Jock Condon.

Dalton is a specialist in the private security industry. He has a reputation for being the “go-to guy” for many people including the CEO of Stone Insurance Underwriters of London.

The job is simple.

The task is to accompany an employee from Executive Diamonds of Geneva to Soho to pick up £20m in uncut diamonds. Unfortunately the diamonds go missing and Dalton is tasked with finding out just where they went after completing his escort of the diamonds to Luton airport.  With danger around every corner, Dalton must use all his experience, skill and contacts to stay alive. As the diamonds get closer, the risks increase but he will stop at nothing to complete his task.

The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack by Mark Hodder – Guest Review [sqyiggle]


Guest Reviewer sqyiggle reviews the novel The Strange Affair of Spring-Heeled Jack by Mark Hodder, published by Pyr.

Its Steampunk. Its a reimagined Victorian London, complete with ludicrous fogs, steampowered bicycles, airships, mutant monsters, time travel, and rudimentary genetic engineering. It is almost as if Hodder has taken the entire genre and shovelled it, belts and braces, into this novel.

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