Category Archives: Ace

The Red Queen’s War: Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence – Advance Review [Bane of Kings]


Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews Prince of Fools, the first novel in The Red Queen’s War Trilogy by Mark Lawrence, set in the same world but following different characters to his previous BrokenEmpire Trilogy. This is published by Harper Voyager in the UK – with an expected release date of June 5 – with the US release hitting June 3 through Ace.

“An excellent novel that should please fans of the Broken Empire Trilogy and newcomers to Mark Lawrence’s work alike. You really should check this out.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Shadow Ops: Breach Zone by Myke Cole – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, covers the third novel in the epic military fantasy Shadow Ops series, written by Myke Cole – entitled Breach Zone, and published by Headline Books in the UK, and by Ace in the USA. This book follows on from the events in Control Point and Fortress Frontierand wraps up the first series set in this world.

“An excellent third act in the series, Myke Cole has really impressed with a stunning all-out war novel that never disappoints. This series is arguably one of the definitive military fantasy novels, and delivers an excellent payoff that’s well worth your time. Highly recommended.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Hellfire by Jean Johnson – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

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Shadowhawk takes a look at the third Theirs Not To Reason Why military science fiction series from Jean Johnson.

“With all the setup over, we now move into the opening skirmishes of the new Salik War, and Ia returns with full force at the helm of a story that is both highly entertaining and extremely involving in equal measure.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

An Officer’s Duty by Jean Johnson – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

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Shadowhawk reviews the second novel in the Theirs Not To Reason Why hard military SF series from Ace/Roc Books.

“I expected this book to be better than the first one, sure. I didn’t expect it to be so damn amazing.” ~Shadowhawk

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

Shadow Ops: Fortress Frontier by Myke Cole – Double Review [Djinn24/Shadowhawk]


Djinn24 and Shadowhawk both review the second Shadow Ops novel, Fortress Frontier, as Myke Cole jumps right into the action where the original book left off.

“Myke takes his overseas experience playing in the sandbox combines it with his love of all things nerdy to churn out one fast-pace killer story.” ~Djinn24

“A stronger protagonist, and an interesting spin on a culture rarely seen in military fantasy, Fortress Frontier definitely trumps Control Point in a lot of ways.” ~Shadowhawk

Shadow Ops: Control Point by Myke Cole – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews another 2012 debut novel, a contemporary science fantasy that mixes magic with technologyand creates something new.

“Who knew military science fantasy could be so much fun?” ~The Founding Fields

Notable Sci-Fi/Fantasy Releases – January 2012


With January coming to an end, Bane of Kings launches a new feature of TFF, which points out some of January’s notable sci-fi/fantasy releases that you should be looking  into, from science fiction and fantasy publishers.

Shadow Ops: Control Point by Myke Cole – Advanced Review [djinn24]

Larry B. Killian otherwise known as djinn24 while lurking on the internet has been envolved in the gaming industry for 18 years and playing miniature war games, most notably Warhammer 40k for 16 years.  He is mainly known for miniature painting and is also an avid reader of most things fantasy and sci-fi. Our latest review features djinn24 reviewing Shadow Ops: Control Point by Myke Cole.

“Simply awesome. A mix of military might and old-school wizardry.” ~The Founding Fields