Monthly Archives: February 2012

Knight of the Blazing Sun by Josh Reynolds – Advanced Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews Knight of the Blazing Sun, Josh Reynolds’ first novel for Black Library, set in the Warhammer Fantasy Universe.

“A strong début that makes Reynolds an author to watch out for. An enjoyable, fun and interesting read.” ~The Founding Fields

Incoming! Video Book Reviews!


Hello again my friends and fellow readers! CP here to let you in on another new segment we’re bringing to The Founding Fields.

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Rise of Empire by Michael J. Sullivan – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the second volume in the Riyria Revelations series by Michael J. Sullivan, collecting together the novels Nyphron Rising and The Emerald Storm.

“Michael J. Sullivan adds more layers of depth and nuance to the world of Elan and finally begins to show just why the series is called Riyria Revelations and not something else. A fitting continuation to Theft of Swords.” ~The Founding Fields

CP’s Bookstore Bucket List – Entry #1

The Intimate Parisian Bookshop Shakespeare and Company. Definitely stop number one on my Literary Bucket List

Hey everyone. :) Commissar Ploss here with a bit of fun for y’all.  I’ve pulled together a few of the Bookstores that I’d like to visit before I die. Call it my Literary Bucket List. I hope you all enjoy it, and if you’ve gone to any of these places, please chime in and talk about them!

Know No Fear by Dan Abnett – Dual Advance Review [Shadowhawk/Jeff Preston]


Jeff Preston and Shadowhawk bring to you a dual review of the latest Horus Heresy novel, Know No Fear by Dan Abnett, one of the most highly anticipated novels of the year from publisher Black Library.

“Dan Abnett shows us again why he’s the master of the Black Library stable of authors.” ~Jeff Preston, The Founding Fields

“Blunt. Stunning. Intense. Brutal. Cold. Callous. All these words come to mind by the time you turn the last page of the novel and you just have to marvel at the author’s sheer brilliance.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Carpathia by Matt Forbeck – Advanced Dual Review [Bane of Kings/djinn24]


Bane of Kings and djinn24 review Carpathia, Matt Forbeck’s third novel for Angry Robot Books, released on February 28th in the US and Canada, and March for the Rest of the World.

Carpathia is fantastic. A page-turner that will keep you hooked right the way through the novel. Not to be missed.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

“This book has it all, a touch of romance, horror, adventure with a bunch of vampires which equals one kick-ass page turning story. It was like a Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew team up where they have to fight Dracula!” ~djinn24, The Founding Fields

Know No Fear by Dan Abnett – Advanced Review [EJ Davies]


EJ Davies takes on the most recent, and one of the most eagerly anticipated, entries into the Horus Heresy saga.  The stage is set.  The First Heretic gave us the background.  Aurelian gave us the why.  Know No Fear gives us the how.  The Battle of Calth begins.

“A startling, gritty, visceral, punishing ride into the battle for Calth.  It’s simply astounding.  A must read.” ~ The Founding Fields.

Knight of the Blazing Sun by Josh Reynolds – Advanced Review [Lord of the Night]

A solid and respectable first novel for Josh Reynolds. May he have success in his future as a Black Libary writer.

Lord of the Night reviews the debut novel of newly arrived to Black Library author Josh Reynolds, the Warhammer Fantasy Empire novel Knight of the Blazing Sun.

“Myrmidia! Josh Reynolds thunders onto the Black Library roster with his debut novel with a well-written tale of secrets and lies, brotherhood and the path of civilisation. The Knights of the Blazing Sun are brought to paper for the first time and do not disappoint in story, battle or an interesting doctrine to warfare and life.”The Founding Fields.

X-wing: Rogue Squadron by Michael Stackpole – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the first Star Wars X-wing novel featuring the infamous Rogue Squadron by the talented Michael Stackpole.

“An incredibly gripping novel, Rogue Squadron is pure, hard science-fiction that is as much about the characters as zipping around doing figure-eights around TIEs.” ~The Founding Fields

Blue Remembered Earth by Alastair Reynolds – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

Blue Remembered Earth

Bane of Kings reviews Alastair Reynolds’ Blue Remembered Earth, the first novel in the Poseidon’s Children trilogy, published by Gollancz.

“A fascinating, original and enthralling Space Opera that you won’t want to miss.” ~The Founding Fields

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