Monthly Archives: November 2012

Three free books simply by asking? Sure why not!

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The fine folks over at Nightshade books are giving away three free books.  All you have to do is ask for them!

CONTEST: Hodder & Stoughton Treasure Hunt!


The wonderful folks at Hodder & Stoughton Publishers have a treat for you for the release of James Treadwell’s new book Advent, and if you are reading this you are already one step closer at getting this treat!

Guest-spot with Emma Newman and the Split Worlds


We don’t often do guest posts and such, but when we do, we always aim to bring you the best content we can. In that same spirit, we have author Emma Newman, one of Angry Robot’s latest acquisitions, stopping by to give us a special exclusive short story set in the Split Words, the setting for her upcoming novels. Enjoy!

Garro: Sword of Truth by James Swallow – Advance Triple Review [Djinn24/Commissar Ploss/Bane of Kings]

The fact that he looks like Gerard Butler only makes him 10x more badass!

Black Library serves up another winner with Garro: Swords of Truth by James Swallow with an exciting story written in a spectacular fashion, reviewed by Djinn24, Commissar Ploss and Bane of Kings. 

“My favorite audio drama from Black Library yet, James Swallow at his best with Garro: Sword of Truth ~Djinn24, The Founding Fields

“A fascinating post-Istvaan interlude of Terran-based awesomeness. James Swallow delivers an action-packed story!” ~ Commissar Ploss, The Founding Fields

 “Black Library’s best Audio Drama yet, aided by its length. This is a treat for Horus Heresy fans, for Garro is back – and better than ever!” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews Joe Abercrombie’s stunning The Heroes, a gritty, take-no prisoners standalone fantasy novel published by Golllancz in the UK and Orbit in the US.

“Wow. The Heroes is unputdownable, action-packed and very enjoyable. Joe Abercrombie’s novel is probably the best Fantasy Book of 2011, in the year that gave us A Dance with Dragons, Prince of Thorns and more.”  ~The Founding Fields

Spin The Sky by Katy Stauber – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews Katy Stauber’s latest novel, a space opera reimagining of one of the most classical tales in human history.

“Stunningly smart and deceptively unique, Spin The Sky is a new classic for modern times.” ~The Founding Fields

The Great North Road by Peter F. Hamilton – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

Great North Road UK

Bane of Kings writes a review of Peter F. Hamilton’s latest novel, the sci-fi epic  The Great North Road, published by Del Ray Spectra in the US.

“Whilst The Great North Road is superbly written, it takes a while to get going.” ~The Founding Fields

Flesh of Cretacia by Andy Smillie – Novella Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the latest premium edition publication from Black Library, the second in the Space Marines Battles series.

“Flesh of Cretacia may very well be the defining Flesh Tearers book, capturing the very essence of the cursed chapter against the backdrop of the Horus Heresy aftermath. ~The Founding Fields

The Night’s Masque: The Merchant of Dreams by Anne Lyle – Advance Review [Bane of Kings]

The Merchant of Dreams

Bane of Kings reviews Anne Lyle’s second novel in the Night’s Masque Trilogy, The Merchant of Dreams, published by Angry Robot Books and out in December 2012.

“This may be one of the best historical fiction/fantasy novels of 2012. Venice, Pirates, Skraylings, politics and some epic action scenes in sixteenth century Europe make sure that The Merchant of Dreams is a worthy successor to The Alchemist of Souls.” ~The Founding Fields

Comics Round-up 15.11.2012


Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings bring you more comics reviews, covering everything from DC to Marvel, Image to Zenescope, in the second bi-monthly installment for November.

“More mutants and more superhero team-ups with a dash of fantasy and space opera thrown in, the comics this time around have been stellar.” ~Shadowhawk

“Some fantastic issues provided by both DC and Marvel allow for a really enjoyable experience.” ~Bane of Kings

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