Monthly Archives: March 2013

Dial H. Volume 1: Into You by China Mieville – Graphic Novel Review [Bane of Kings]

Dial H. Volume 1 Into You

Bane of Kings reviews the first volume of DC’s The New 52 Dial H series from China Mieville.

“A weird collection that should have a target audience of horror and superhero graphic novel fans alike, but my expectations of a great graphic novel were let down and I was not impressed.” ~The Founding Fields


Cover Art: The Shambling Guides by Murr Lafferty (Orbit)

Mur Lafferty 01 - Shambling Guide

Shadowhawk takes a look at the two covers from Orbit for Murr Lafferty’s Shambling Guides series.

“The first cover is very Fables-esque in its atmosphere and feel, which is great for me since I happen to love Fables. And the second cover gives off a great fairy-tale fantasy feel, very light-hearted in tone and cheekily mysterious.” ~Shadowhawk

Just an Overlord by Gavin Jurgens-Fyhrie – Short Story Review [Eroldren]

Just an Overlord - Mr. Jack

Eroldren continues his spotlight review over Blizzard’s Heart of the Swarm short story series.

“Surprisingly a touching story that shows the Zerg Swarm’s most benign creature becoming a unexpected yet sympathetic enemy for terran marines to find themselves contested with.” – The Founding Fields

Batman: A Death In The Family by Jim Starlin – Graphic Novel Review [Shadowhawk]

03 Batman Death In The Family

Shadowhawk reviews the classic 4-issue arc (Batman #426-429) that marked the death of a key Bat-verse character.

“One of the most disappointing comics I’ve read to date, marked with a lack of emotional impact and too much filler.” ~The Founding Fields

A Soldier’s Duty by Jean Johnson – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the first novel in the Theirs Not To Reason Why hard military SF series.

“This is military science fiction at its best, filled to the brim with some excellent action scenes and a heavy dose of military jargon, rounded off with an excellent protagonist and a great narrative. A must-read.” ~The Founding Fields

Struggles of Reviewing with Sarah Chorn


After a bit of a break, the sixth installment of TFF’s new guest post series on the demands of reviewing welcomes Sarah Chorn from Bookworm Blues.

“Another great friend, Sarah is one of the most dedicated and professional bloggers I know. She also happens to be one of the strongest people I’ve met, having overcome some significant personal issues recently. Her dedication to being a reviewer is, quite frankly, inspiring in the extreme, and I often check her reviews before picking up a book. Definitely check out her work! ” ~Shadowhawk

Author Interview – Brian McClellan


In a break from the regular schedule of reviews, Shadowhawk and The Founding Fields bring to you an interview with Brian McClellan, the author of Promise of Blood, an upcoming fantasy debut that is already making a lot of waves before it is released next month.

The Emperor of All Things by Paul Witcover – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

The Emperor of All Things

Bane of Kings reviews The Emperor of All Things by Paul Witcover, a fun Steampunk novel published by Transworld Books in the UK.

“The Emperor of All Things is one of the most fun reads I’ve had so far in 2013. Very brilliant.” ~The Founding Fields

Strange Chemistry Double – Emilie & The Hollow World and The Holders [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews two of Strange Chemistry’s latest young adult fantasy titles.

On Emilie & The Hollow World: “This is an action-adventure novel that is very reminiscent of Jules Verne’s classic, A Journey To The Center of The Earth. Hence, my conclusion is that the novel is a work of genius.

On The Holders: “An Irish fantasy that reads like an X-men novelisation. Which means of course that this was pretty damn good, no mistake.”

Icehouse by Michael O’Reilly & Robert Brooks – Short Story Review [Eroldren]

Icehouse - Samwise

Eroldren continues his spotlight review over Blizzard’s Heart of the Swarm short story series.

“In this dangerous situation, things are gruesome in the Icehouse and its only about to get grittier and entertaining. Surely to become a fan favorite.” – The Founding Fields