Monthly Archives: August 2013

American Vampire Anthology #1 – Friday Flash Review [Shadowhawk/Bane of Kings]

American Vampire Anthology 01

Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings review the first anthology issue set in Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque’s American Vampire series from Vertigo Comics.

“Scary, creepy vampires plus some of the best writers in comics right now. This is a fantastic mix of story and talent!” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

An excellent anthology showcasing the best of what comics has to offer. Absolutely loved it. A must read whether you’ve read the original American Vampire series or not, American Vampire Anthology #1 is not only Pick of the Week, but Pick of the Month, and a very strong contender for Pick of the Year ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

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Bobby Dollar: The Dirty Streets of Heaven by Tad Williams – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

The Dirty Streets of Heaven

Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews The Dirty Streets of Heaven, the first Bobby Dollar novel by Tad Williams, published by Hodder Paperbacks  in the UK. 

“One of the best urban fantasy novels that I’ve had the pleasure of reading. Essential reading for urban fantasy fans.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

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Limited Edition Horus Heresy Audio Boxset by Dan Abnett, Graham McNeill and Ben Counter – Audiobook Review [Bellarius]


Getting his hands on a copy of the limited edition release, Bellarius examines how effective an adaptation it is of the Horus Heresy’s opening trilogy.

“Taking a step backwards for every one made forwards.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

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Any Other Name by Emma Newman – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the second novel in the Split Worlds urban fantasy series from Angry Robot Books.

“A wild, wild ride filled with charm, a lot of fun, a cheeky bit of cake, and a spot of mild peril.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Horus Heresy: Scars (Episodes 2-4) by Chris Wraight – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

Scars Episode 2

Milo, aka “Bane of Kings” shares his thoughts on Episodes 2-4 of Scars, the latest Horus Heresy novel to be serialised from Black Library, written by Chris Wraight.

“An excellent continuation of what is shaping up to be one of the best Horus Heresy books in a while, even if it doesn’t quite fit the serialized format.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Top 5 Comics For Wednesday 28 August 2013

Captain America #10

Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, returns from a two week break to feature the Top 5 Comics that you should be looking out for this Wednesday, from DC Comics, Vertigo,  Marvel and Image. 

Horus Heresy: Scars (Episode Four) by Chris Wraight – Advance Review [Bellarius]


Bellarius takes a look at the latest Episode of the Scars novel by Chris Wraight.

“Revelations are made, bullets are fired, and Khan’s thoughts are finally made known.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

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Cold Steel by Kate Elliott – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

Spiritwalker 03 Cold Steel

Shadowhawk reviews the third and final novel in the Spiritwalker series.

“A super intense and exciting conclusion to one of the finest fantasy trilogies I’ve read.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

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Star Wars: Kenobi by John Jackson Miller – Advance Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings writes an Advance Review of John Jackson Miller’s latest star wars novel, set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, entitled Kenobi – following, as one would expect, the adventures of Obi-Wan on Tatooine, published on August 27. 

“A wonderful read – one of the best Star Wars novels in a while. Highly Recommended.” ~The Founding Fields

The Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the first novel in the Riyria Chronicles prequel series.

“This book is everything I could have and wanted to ask for in a prequel.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields