Monthly Archives: September 2013

A Wizard of EarthSea by Ursula K. LeGuin – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the first novel in the EarthSea Cycle series.

“A novel that mostly stands the test of time and is just as enjoyable today as it was when I first read it. Brings back lots of memories, that’s for sure.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

The Reckoners: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews Brandon Sanderson’s latest novel, the first in the new Reckoners series, published by Gollancz in the UK. 

“An awesome book that provides great entertainment and a lot of fun, with Steelheart, Brandon Sanderson proves that he can write in a variety of genres extremely well, and create captivating and enthralling stories each time around, as he provides a treat for fans of not only fantasy and science fiction, but also fans of comics. And for fans of both – Steelheart surely is a winning combination.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Horus Heresy: Scars (Episode VIII) by Chris Wraight – Review [Bane of Kings]


Milo, aka “Bane of Kings” continues the coverage of the eighth Episode in the ongoing, serialised Scars narrative by Chris Wraight, published by Black Library as part of the multi-authored, New York Times Bestselling science fiction Horus Heresy series.

“An excellent continuation of what is already a very solid novel. Chris Wraight continues to impress and keep the reader engaged as the book continues to progress.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

®Evolution: Gemsigns by Stephanie Saulter – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews the first novel in the ®Evolution series by Stephanie Saulter, entitled Gemsigns, a strongly written science fiction debut published by Jo Fletcher Books earlier this year. 

“An excellent début novel, Stephanie Saulter brings a stunning opener to a promising series. Handling several aspects from world-building to pace and character development wel, Gemsigns establishes itself as  one book that you really should check out.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

X-Men: Battle of the Atom Part 1 – A Marvel Comics Event Review [Bane of Kings/Shadowhawk]

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Bane of Kings and Shadowhawk take a look at the first month of Marvel’s one of two ongoing events, celebrating 50 years of X-Men comics.

Battle of the Atom so far is an event with an absolutely awesome premise and some killer artwork, yet it finds itself let down by the fact that it feels like it’s being dragged out over too many books” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

“As with DC’s Trinity War, Marvel’s X-Men: Battle of the Atom is my first taste of reading a major event unfold on a week-by-week basis, and I’m definitely loving it. I’m coming in without any previous comics knowledge, and yet the story is very approachable, which is great.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Interview: Michael J. Martinez


Shadowhawk interviews 2013 debut author Michael J. Martinez and talks to him about his recently-released The Daedalus Incident and the upcoming sequel, The Enceladus Crisis.

The Top 5 Comics That You Should Look Out For On September 25 2013

Wolverine and the X-Men #36

Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, runs down the Top 5 comics that you should be looking out for on September 25 2013.

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


Back on schedule, Bellarius takes a look at the eighth part of Chris Wraight’s Scars serialised novel.

“Extremely flawed, but far from bad.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Razor’s Edge by Martha Wells – Advance Review [Shadowhawk]

Empire and Rebellion 01 Razor's Edge

Shadowhawk reviews the first in the Star Wars: Empire and Rebellion series.

“This was an amazing novel that had all the classical feel of the original movie and its immediate sequel.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie – Advance Review [Bane of Kings]

Ancillary Justice

Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie’s debut science fiction novel published by Orbit Books. Look out for this book on October 1.

“Every so often, you get surprised by a book. Something that drew you in with its awesome cover and then blows you away – and I’m glad to say that Ancillary Justice was very much this book. Surprising, original, and a delight to read. Ancillary Justice is very much a book that you should look out for come its release. Prepare to be not just surprised, but amazed.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields