Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Macharian Crusade: Angel of Fire by William King – Advance Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings writes an advanced review of Angel of Fire, the first novel in the Macharian Crusade Trilogy, written by William King, set in the Warhammer 40,000 Universe and published by Black Library.

“William King is back with an awesome novel that proves that he can still write in the grimdark far future. A great ride.” ~The Founding Fields

Warlord of Mars Volume 1 by Arvid Nelson – Comics Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the first volume in the retelling of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic Princess of Mars. This is a nine-issue collection with additional bonus material that somewhat parallels the story of John Carter the movie as well.

“Expect to be bowled over by this fantastic retelling and wowed by the amazing artwork as Arvid Nelson tackles the origin story of one of the world’s first superheroes. You seriously cannot miss reading this.” ~ The Founding Fields

Jack Nightingale: Nightfall by Stephen Leather – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews Nightfall, written by Stephen Leather, published by Hodder and Stoughton Books in the UK.

“A creepy, bloody tale that will keep you up all night.” ~The Founding Fields

Dragon Age – The Silent Grove by David Gaider – Comics Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the graphic novel sequel to Bioware’s Dragon Age games, a new narrative penned by David Gaider and published by Dark Horse Comics.

“Quite a mystery thriller set in the world of Ferelden, Dragon Age – The Silent Grove offers a lot of intrigue, swordplay, double-crossing and subterfuge but does not quite go the whole distance.” ~The Founding Fields

Mistborn: The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews the second book in the epic Mistborn series, published by Gollancz, written by Brandon Sanderson and titled The Well of Ascension, published by Gollancz in the UK.

“A wonderful, richly crafted read that sees Sanderson keep up there with the likes of GRRM and Tolkien. Jaw-dropping, enjoyable and amazing. A must buy.” ~The Founding Fields

Note, this is the second book in the Mistborn series, and there are huge, unavoidable spoilers for the outcome of the first novel, The Final Empire, so I suggest you read that book first if you haven’t already. If you have already read The Final Empire or don’t care about spoilers, then feel free to continue.  

Brave New World: Revolution by Matt Forbeck – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the first in a brand new trilogy of self-published novels by Matt Forbeck, set in the RPG setting Matt Forbeck’s Brave New World. This novel is also the first of twelve in his 12-for-12 campaign, a crowd-funded drive to write a novel each month.

“Matt Forbeck kicks off his Brave New World trilogy in great style with an action-packed narrative that is also full of a variety of interesting characters set in a setting as unique as it gets.” ~The Founding Fields

Hereward by James Wilde – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews the thrilling historical fiction novel Hereward, written by James Wilde and published by Bantam Books.

“A wonderful, bloody, gory, page-turning and epic journey that sees James Wilde soar to the top of  my list of historical fiction authors that I want to read more of. Unmissable.” ~The Founding Fields

Jack Reacher: Die Trying by Lee Child – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings writes a review of the second novel in Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series, Die Trying, published by Bantam Books.

“An unputdownable, page-turning thriller that is much more entertaining than Child’s first Jack Reacher novel.” ~The Founding Fields

The Yard by Alex Grecian – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

The Yard

Bane of Kings continues his quest to read as many historical fiction novels as possible with The Yard, written by Alex Grecian, set in Victorian England and published by Penguin Books.

“Entertaining, creative look at life after Jack the Ripper – fans of Victorian England-set novels will love The Yard despite a few historical inaccuracies. ~The Founding Fields

Particle Horizon by Selso Xisto – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

Particle Horizon

Shadowhawk reviews the self-published SF space-opera novel Particle Horizon by debut author Selso Xisto.

“If you pick up this novel, then expect a fast-paced tale of heroism, sacrifice, megalomania, fanaticism combined with building new relationships and coming into your own, free of the oppressive influences of others. In short, this was fantastic!” ~The Founding Fields

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