Monthly Archives: August 2012

Azincourt by Bernard Cornwell – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings writes a review of the novel Azincourt by Bernard Cornwell, king of all things historical fiction. This standalone tale by Cornwell narrates the famous Battle of Azincourt, fought on October 25th 1415 (St Crispin’s Day), and is published by Harper Collins. Or at least, the edition used for this review was.

“A bloody, gritty novel that brings the Battle of Azincourt to life. Cornwell weaves a wonderful novel that you won’t want to put down.” ~The Founding Fields

Note: This novel is titled Agincourt in the USA.

Black Library Audio Exclusives – Bloodspire, Deathwolf, Grey Angel [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the first three online only audio drama exclusives – Bloodspire by C Z Dunn, Deathwolf by Andy Smillie, and Grey Angel by John French.

“Offering something for everyone, these audio exclusives are a great way forward to provide exciting new material in a shorter and more immediate format.” ~The Founding Fields

Interview – Myke Cole


Bane of Kings and Djinn24 both interview Myke Cole, author of the awesome debut novel Control Point, published in the US by Ace and in the UK by Headline. Bane of Kings’ review of Control Point can be found here, whilst Djinn24′s review can be found here.

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


Shadowhawk reviews the second in a brand new trilogy of self-published novels by Matt Forbeck, set in the RPG setting Matt Forbeck’s Brave New World.

A fantastic sequel that really delves into the history of the setting and increases the stakes the good guys are fighting for.” ~The Founding Fields

The Expanse: Caliban’s War by James SA Corey – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings writes a book review of the second novel in the epic space opera series entitled The Expanse, written by James SA Corey, the penname of Daniel Abraham and Ty Frank, Caliban’s War, published by Orbit. 

“An action-packed, awesome sequel that delivers in (almost) every way. One of the best sci-fi novels of 2012.”~The Founding Fields

Fear To Tread by James Swallow – Advance Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the latest Horus Heresy novel, by New York Times Bestseller and long-time genre writer, James Swallow as he tackles the noble warriors of the Ninth Legiones Astartes, the Blood Angels.

“Fear To Tread is the definitive Blood Angels novel, and without a doubt the best Horus Heresy story yet told.~The Founding Fields

Shadow Ops: Control Point by Myke Cole – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

Control Point

Bane of Kings writes a review of Myke Cole’s wonderful Control Point, the first novel in the military-fantasy series entitled Shadow Ops. The US edition was published by Ace in January 2012, whilst the UK edition (featured) is published in August.

“Wow. A fast-paced, adrenaline-thrilled, page-turning debut. Myke Cole has delivered one of the most interesting first novels of 2012, and I cannot wait for the rest of the series.” ~The Founding Fields

Songs of the Earth by Elspeth Cooper – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews Elspeth Cooper’s 2011 debut novel, a Gemmell Morningstar shortlist nominee.

“A fantastical tale of self-discovery, mystery and magic, Elspeth Cooper is an author to watch out for.” ~The Founding Fields

Sharps by KJ Parker – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings writes a review of KJ Parker’s latest standalone fantasy novel entitled Sharps, a fantasy novel that was published by Orbit Books and was released in June 2012. 

“Enthralling, Original. A Delight to read, fans of fantasy will enjoy this.” ~The Founding Fields

Angel & Faith Volume 1 by Christos Gage – Comics Review [Shadowhawk]

Angel & Faith Vol.1

Shadowhawk reviews the latest graphic novel installment of the Buffyverse, collecting together the first five issues of Angel & Faith, as well as the one-shot In Perfect Harmony.

“An Angel and Faith comics team-up for more Buffyverse goodness eight years after the show ended? This is a welcome nostalgia trip!” ~ The Founding Fields

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