Monthly Archives: March 2013

Doctor Who Series 3 Vol. 1: The Hypothetical Gentleman – Graphic Novel Review [Bane of Kings]

Doctor Who Series 3 Volume 1

Bane of Kings reviews the fun but flawed first volume of the third series of Doctor Who graphic novels, featuring The Eleventh Doctor and his former companions Amy Pond and Rory Williams


Something that is a great fun to read for Whovians like myself, but is prevented from becoming a must read by a few key issues.” ~The Founding Fields

Horus Heresy: Galaxy in Flames by Ben Counter – Dual Review [Bane of Kings & Lord of the Night]


Lord of the Night and Bane of Kings continue their re-reviews of the Horus Heresy Saga, returning this time to the Siege of Isstvann III, the final act of the opening trilogy, written by Ben Counter and published by Black Library.

Galaxy in Flames is the Horus Heresy version of an over-the-top action movie, with an action-packed, page-turning read but little in the development of characters. However, Counter manages to deliver a satisfying conclusion to the last installment of the initial trilogy.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

“An enjoyable third novel that while not meeting the same standard as its two predecessors, is still a good book with plenty of incredible moments.” ~Lord of the Night, The Founding Fields

Blood’s Pride by Evie Manieri – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

Blood's Pride

Shadowhawk reviews one of Tor Books’ latest releases, a debut novel first published by Jo Fletcher last year.

“With some in-depth world-building and a range of interesting characters, Evie Manieri has turned out a fairly solid start to a brand-new fantasy series.”  ~The Founding Fields

The Death of Antagonis by David Annandale – Review [Lord of the Night]

Putting the real enemy of the book on this cover would have made it infinitely better.

Lord of the Night reviews the latest in the Space Marines Battles series, The Death of Antagonis by David Annandale.

“A truly mixed novel that has as many pros as it has cons, but ultimately is let down by those cons being too glaring to ignore.” – The Founding Fields

Shadowsun: The Last of Kiru’s Line by Braden Campbell – Novella Review [Bellarius]


Looking at Black Library’s latest novella, Shadowsun: The Last of Kiru’s Line by Braden Campbell, Bellarius’ analyses its problems.

“An ultimately failed effort to develop Shadowsun’s character, undermined by a flawed presentation of the tau themselves.” – The Founding Fields

Bloodquest: The Eye of Terror Trilogy by George Rennie and Colin MacNeil – Comic Review [Bellarius]


Looking back through the mists of time once more Bellarius returns to the Bloodquest Saga by George Rennie and Colin MacNeil.

“A true classic worthy of the Blood Angels” – The Founding Fields

The Demon Cycle: The Daylight War by Peter V. Brett – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

the daylight war

Bane of Kings reviews the third installment in Peter V. Brett’s The Daylight War epic fantasy saga, entitled The Demon Cycle.

“A wonderful third novel shows that Peter V. Brett can live up to expectations and provide a thrilling read that makes it a strong contender for best novel of the year already.” ~The Founding Fields

Van Horstmann by Ben Counter – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the latest Warhammer Heroes novel.

“Ben Counter returns to top form for Black Library in his first full-length Warhammer Fantasy fiction and writes a novel that is as much about the incredible diversity of magic in the Old World, as it is about one man’s revenge. If you read one Warhammer novel this year, Van Horstmann should be that one.” ~The Founding Fields

Mephiston: Lord of Death by David Annandale – Limited Edition Review [Lord of the Night]

I feel confident when I say that this is the best image of Mephiston. Ever.

Lord of the Night reviews the first in the brand new limited edition series Lords of the Space Marines, Mephiston: Lord of Death by Black Library newcomer David Annandale.

“An engrossing look into one of the most mysterious characters in Warhammer 40k, and a story that is a must-read for any fans of the Blood Angels.” – The Founding Fields

Horus Heresy: False Gods by Graham McNeill – Dual Review [Bane of Kings & Lord of the Night]

The Luna Wolves in all their glory... while it lasts.

Bane of Kings and Lord of the Night continue their revisitation of the Horus Heresy series with Graham McNeill’s first entry, False Gods, the second book in the New York Times Bestselling, Multi-Author epic published by Black Library. You can find their first review of Horus Rising here.

“A weak second installment in the Horus Heresy series by Graham McNeill and not his finest moment, but is essential reading if you want to learn why Horus fell.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

“A classic novel that is one of the most important and most tragic parts of the Horus Heresy. This is a novel that is not to be missed!“ - Lord of the Night – The Founding Fields.

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