Monthly Archives: May 2012

Miserere: An Autumn Tale by Teresa Frohock – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

Frohock, Teresa - MISERERE AN AUTUM TALE - Final Cover

Shadohawk reviews the first novel in the Katharoi series, Miserere: An Autumn Tale, by debut author Teresa Frohock, published by Nightshade Books.

Miserere has what I can only call a dark vitality to it. It is going to hook you in with the very first pages and draw you into a world of religious mysticism and the occult that is extremely original and endearing.” ~The Founding Fields

Anno Dracula by Kim Newman – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews the awesome Anno Dracula, written by Kim Newman and published by Titan Books.

“An awesome look into a Britain that could have been. Fun, brutal, page-turning and highly enjoyable – Anno Dracula is a must read for anyone who loves alternate history with vampires. This is one novel that you won’t want to miss. ~The Founding Fields

Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris Vol 1 & 2 by Arvid Nelson – Comics Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the first two volumes of Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris, Colossus of Mars (collecting issues #1-5) and Pirate Queen of Mars (collecting issues #6-10), published by Dynamite Entertainment.

Colossus of Mars and Pirate Queen of Mars are exhilarating, rollicking rides through Barsoom that are more than worth reading. They are great sword & planet adventures!” ~The Founding Fields

From the Reviewers to the Authors


Shadowhawk talks about the relationships between authors and book bloggers. What follows is his own opinion and should you have any issue with it, feel free to discuss it with him directly.

“The relationship between an author and a book blogger (reviewer) is one of cooperation and mutual respect that is stringed together by trust.” ~Shadowhawk

Watchmen by Alan Moore – Graphic Novel Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews the fantastic, awe-inspiring superhero graphic-novel Watchmen, published by DC Comics and written by Alan Moore, with illustrations from Dave Gibbons, coloured by John Higgins and edited by Len Wein. This graphic novel also won a Hugo Award, and also spawned an awesome movie adaption of the same name.

“An epic superhero graphic novel that is not to be missed, and has something to offer for everyone, veteran graphic novel readers and newcomers alike. It’ll be really hard to top Watchmen.” ~The Founding Fields

The Emperor’s Gift by Aaron Dembski-Bowden – Advance Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews The Emperor’s Gift, a novel that chronicles one of the defining moments of the war-torn 41st Millennium through the eyes of one of the most secretive and shadowy factions within the Imperium, the Space Marines of the Grey Knights Adeptus Astartes chapter.

“The Emperor’s Gift is easily Aaron’s best work for Black Library to date and it sets a really high bar for future novels.” ~The Founding Fields

Star Wars – Darth Bane: Path of Destruction by Drew Karpyshyn – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews the first novel in the popular Darth Bane Trilogy, Path of Destruction, written by Drew Karpyshyn and published by Del Ray Books in the USA, and Arrow in the UK.

“A fantastic Star Wars novel that is not to be missed by any fan – Path of Destruction explores the origins of the Sith and creates a truly chilling anti-hero that will go down as one of the greatest Sith Lords ever.” ~The Founding Fields

Ultramarines: The Second Omnibus by Graham McNeill – Advance Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the second omnibus of the popular Ultramarines series by Graham McNeill as the valiant, heroic Uriel Ventris and his friend Pasanius Lysane return from their journey into the Eye of Terror and are reunited with their chapter.

“This is a collection that made me feel really sad and really upbeat throughout. A great reading experience in the end that does make me want more Ultramarines action.” ~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

Guns of Tanith by Dan Abnett – Review [EJ Davies]

Guns of Tanith

EJ Davies, in his ever decreasing quest to complete the Black Library back catalogue, reaches the second novel in The Saint cycle of the Gaunt’s Ghosts saga: Guns of Tanith, following the exploits of the Ghosts as they seek to liberate the world of Phantine from the chaos worshipping Blood Pact.

A rip-roaring book filled with political intrigue, dogfights, and Abnett’s-own brand of visceral, nail biting, hard-edged action.” ~ The Founding Fields.