Monthly Archives: November 2012

Full Blooded by Amanda Carlson – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

Full Blooded

Shadowhawk reviews the first novel in the new Jessica McClain urban fantasy series from Orbit, written by Amanda Carlson.

“I had no idea that reading about Werewolves could be so much fun. Big Thumbs-up.” ~The Founding Fields

The Iron Druid Chronicles: Hounded by Kevin Hearne – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings offers his thoughts on Kevin Hearne’s debut novel the urban fantasy tale Hounded, published by Orbit books in the UK and Del Ray in the US. 

“A great voice in urban fantasy. Kevin Hearne has a strong potential to be the next Jim Butcher.” ~The Founding Fields

Above and Below series, Episode 1 – Review

Above and Below

David “Commissar” Ploss reviews the newly-minted, internet audio drama series Above and Below. This review takes a look at the very first pilot episode of said series. Look for more and download at

“As a man who has critically laid waste many stories, both written and spoken, I’m proud to say this series holds its own. Bringing strong characters, talented voice-actors, a touch of humor, and a driving story, Above and Below really does take the cake! I loved it! -David Ploss,

The Darkness: Rebirth Volume 1 by David Hine – Comics Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the first collected volume of the ongoing The Darkness series, set after the universe-changing events of the Artifacts crossover. This graphic novel collects issues #101-105.

“Wonderfully dark and brutal, this graphic novel is pure horror awesomeness.” ~The Founding Fields

Horus Rising by Dan Abnett – Dual Review [Lord of the Night & Bane of Kings]

The cover, I think, is no longer as impressive as it once was what with Fear to Tread, Know No Fear and The First Heretic to compare it to. But it's still a nice one and especially nice in full hardback form.

Lord of the Night and Bane of Kings review the epic Horus Heresy series, starting at the very beginning with Horus Rising by Dan Abnett.

“An epic and eye-opening start to the beginning of the greatest story in Warhammer 40,000.” – Lord of the Night, The Founding Fields

“A great opportunity to revisit the early days of the Horus Heresy. A powerful opener to one of my favourite series.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

The Killing Moon by N. K. Jemisin – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

The Killing Moon

Shadowhawk reviews the first book in the Dreamblood Saga by author N. K. Jemisin, published by Orbit Books.

“A daring novel,The Killing Moon is one of the most intriguing and compelling reads of the year and presents a very unique brave new world.“~The Founding Fields

Pantomime by Laura Lam – Advance Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings writes a review of Laura Lam’s fantastic young adult debut, Pantomime, published by Strange Chemistry Books, an imprint of Angry Robot. 

“Wow. Laura Lam’s debut is unpredictable, engaging and a delight to read, YA fans will love this one.” ~The Founding Fields

Daemon World by Ben Counter – Book Review [Bellarius]


Revisiting an old title, Bellarius sees how Ben Counter’s Daemon World has stood the tests of time.

“Better used as a source of inspiration than a true Chaos novel.” – The Founding Fields

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe – Comics Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews all the 12 issues of the new DC Comics reboot for the classic Hasbro toy line: four issues of the ongoing series, a special one-shot origin tale for Skeletor, and seven one-shot issues covering the various heroes and villains of the setting.

“The entire reboot has been a mixed bag, but the strength of the entire line-up is in the reimagining of all the old classic characters.” ~The Founding Fields

Nineteen Galaxies: Ghosts of Earth by John Charles Scott – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews John Charles Scott’s Ghosts of Earth, the military sci-fi follow up to The Legend of Adam Caine, self-published and set in the same Universe as Scott’s Recon One-Five.

“JCS keeps improving with every novel he writes. This is an example of why you shouldn’t dismiss self-publishing – it can provide some great novels, such as this one.” ~The Founding Fields