Monthly Archives: May 2012

Malediction by CZ Dunn – Advance Review [Lord of the Night]

Does he desire just a regaling story? Or is he after something much more?

Lord of the Night reviews the intriguing Dark Angels audio-novel Malediction by CZ Dunn.

“An interesting and enjoyable audio that delivers on story, though falls a bit short on voice acting and its characters.” – The Founding Fields

Priests of Mars by Graham McNeill – Advance Review [Lord of the Night]

An adventure to the edge of knowledge, the domains of gods and titans that once strode the galaxy, and to the ruins of what they left behind as they faded from time itself.

Lord of the Night reviews the dramatic Priests of Mars, the first part of the Mechanicus duology, by New York Times Bestselling Author Graham McNeill.

“An fantastic story reminiscent of a space opera, powerful drama, dreams of the future, violent bloodshed and ancient mysteries all abound in this first half of this epic tale of a desire for knowledge and a journey into the unknown.” – The Founding Fields

The Hammer and The Blade by Paul S. Kemp – Advance Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews Paul S. Kemp’s first in a new original fantasy series for Angry Robot Books, a novel that follow the adventures of the new thieving duo on the block, Egil and Nix.

“Swords & Sorcery at its best for a modern audience, The Hammer and The Blade echoes the magic of the old Dragonlance novels and takes the reader on a fast-paced adventure against sorcerors and demons through some of the most dangerous locations in the world.” ~The Founding Fields

BZRK by Michael Grant – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews the young adult novel BZRK, published by Egmont Books and written by Michael Grant, author of the awesome Gone series.

“Page-turning, enthralling, surprising and enjoyable, BZRK is everything a young adult novel should be. Another strong  novel from Michael Grant.” ~The Founding Fields

Valkia the Bloody by Sarah Cawkwell – Advance Review [Lord of the Night]

Valkia is like a well-crafted sword, beautiful and guaranteed to shed rivers of blood.

Lord of the Night reviews the gore-drenched Valkia the Bloody, the latest in the gripping Warhammer Fantasy Heroes series, by Sarah Cawkwell.

“An epic novel, dripping with blood and viscera, that chronicles one woman’s journey from inquisitive child to the consort and champion of the War-Given-Form.”

Butcher’s Nails by Aaron Dembski-Bowden – Advance Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the latest Horus Heresy audio drama, Butcher’s Nails, a tale written by Aaron Dembski-Bowden that explores the psyche of Primarch Angron and his relationship with his brother, Lorgar Aurelian.

“This is a fantastic example of that which is Aaron Dembski-Bowden’s strength: exploring the relationships between Primarchs. A must have for any Horus Heresy/Warhammer 40,000 fan.” ~The Founding Fields

Space Marine Battles: Architect of Fate by Various Authors – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews the latest instalment in the Space Marine Battles series, entitled Architect of Fate, published by Black Library and set in the Warhammer 40,000 Universe. This features novellas from Sarah Cawkwell (Accursed Eternity), Darius Hinks (Sanctus), Ben Counter (Endeavour of Will) and John French (Fateweaver). This anthology is currently available in stores,  having been released this month. (May 2012).

A top of the range anthology containing some awesome novellas. A collection that truly raises the standard of themed anthologies, and one that is not to be missed by any Warhammer 40k fan.” ~The Founding Fields

Angel of Fire by William King – Advance Review [Lord of the Night]

He's not an Angel of Fire, but definitely a God of Battle!

Lord of the Night reviews the venerable William King’s return to 40k with the start of the Macharian Crusade trilogy, Angel of Fire.

“A stunning return by Bill King to the 40k universe, and an ambitious one at that to have made his return with the legendary Macharius Crusade. Ambition that definitely succeeds!” – The Founding Fields

The Last Ditch by Sandy Mitchell Review [EJ Davies]


With the most recent release in Sandy Mitchell’s irreverent and tongue-in-cheek Ciaphas Cain novels still available in hardback, EJ takes time out to give it a once over, as the irrepressibly lucky Cain returns to duty with the Valhallan 597th en route to Nusquam Fundumentibus for the second time.

“Some great action set pieces, and the return of some loveable characters [and Jenit Sulla], make this a good read all round.” ~The Founding Fields.

Batman: Year One by Frank Miller – Comic Review [Bane of Kings]

Batman Year One

Bane of Kings reviews Batman: Year One, a comic-book tale that explores the origins of Batman, that is written by Frank Miller, illustrated by David Mazzucchelli, and coloured by Richmond Lewis. Published by DC Comics, this is one comic book that Batman fans won’t want to miss.

“A fascinating look into the origins of the Caped Crusader. Wonderfully illustrated and with an amazing story to boot, any Batman fan will love Batman: Year One.” ~The Founding Fields

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