Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Whitefire Crossing by Courtney Schafer – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews Courtney Schafer’s 2011 debut novel, the first in the Shattered Sigil adventure fantasy series.

“If I could give out an actual award for best novel of the year,The Whitefire Crossing would be at the top of the list as one of the strongest contenders.” ~The Founding Fields

Pariah: Ravenor vs. Eisenhorn by Dan Abnett – Advance Review [Lord of the Night]

A beautiful coloured image, and the lack of a dust-jacket only makes the book nicer to hold in your hands.

Lord of the Night reviews the thrilling and long-awaited Pariah by Dan Abnett, the first novel of the Bequin trilogy and the start of the final Inquisitor trilogy.

“A nail-biting and thrilling start to what, when finished, will surely become one of the greatest stories ever told in 40k and perhaps even in science fiction.” – The Founding Fields

Beyond the Sun Kickstarter – Guest Post [Bryan Thomas Schmidt]


One question that comes up every time about anthologies is how do you choose a theme. So as I kickstart Beyond The Sun’s funding, I thought it might be good to explain a little bit about how the concept arose. Thanks to Larry for inviting me to guest post here.

Malediction by CZ Dunn – Audio Drama Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews Malediction by CZ Dunn, an audio drama published by Black Library. 

“A slow-paced, interesting story that is unfortunately flawed.” ~The Founding Fields

Seven Wonders by Adam Christopher – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews recent debut Adam Christopher’s second novel for Angry Robot in which he writes once more about superheroes but gives them centerstage.

“Adam Christopher has struck gold, again. If any SF novel this year deserves a sequel, its Seven Wonders!” ~The Founding Fields

The Collector: The Wrong Goodbye by Chris F. Holm – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

the wrong goodbye

Bane of Kings writes a review for the second installment in the superb urban fantasy pulp Collector series, entitled The Wrong Goodbye written by Chris F. Holm and published by Angry Robot Books. It’s out in October 2012 in the UK, but it is released today in the US. 

“An explosive follow up to Dead Harvest, two out of two for Chris F. Holm, urban fantasy fans will love this. Sam Thorton is a protagonist to be reckoned with.” ~The Founding Fields

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

Brave New World - Resolution

Shadowhawk reviews the final novel in the first 12-for-12 trilogy of self-published novels by Matt Forbeck, set in the RPG setting Matt Forbeck’s Brave New World.

“The battle of the century comes to a spectacular and dramatic conclusion, true superheroes style.” ~The Founding Fields

Priests of Mars by Graham McNeill – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings writes a review of Priests of Mars, a Warhammer 40k novel written by Graham McNeill and published by Black Library.

“An original 40k novel with an interesting premise and superb delivery. McNeill is on top form.”~The Founding Fields

Fading Light by Tim Marquitz – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

Fading Light

Shadowhawk reviews the latest horror/weird fiction anthology by small press publisher Angelic Knight Press.

“These are stories that are going to mess with your head, so bring your game face. Oh and they are also quite awesome too.” ~The Founding Fields

Batman New 52 Vol 1: The Court of Owls by Scott Snyder – Comics Review [Bane of Kings]

Court of Owls Vol 1

Bane of Kings reviews the first seven issues of Scott Snyder’s Court of Owls storyline, published by DC Comics, and with artwork from Greg Capullo.

“Wow. A dark, gritty and awesome look into Batman that serves as not only a great starting point for new readers, but also Snyder manages to offer something fresh for the older ones. Some superb stuff here – Snyder’s New 52 run is one of the best.” ~The Founding Fields