Category Archives: Book Reviews

Quintessence by David Walton – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings writes a review for Quintessence, a fast paced alternate history novel published by Tor Books, and written by David Walton.

“A thrilling but flawed ride through an alternate Age of Exploration.” ~The Founding Fields

The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu – Advance Review [Bane of Kings]

The Lives of Tao

Bane of Kings writes an Advance Review of The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu, a debut novel published by Angry Robot.

“An awesome, fun read allows for another strong debut of 2013.” ~The Founding Fields

Shotguns & Sorcery Double – Bad Times and End Times In Dragon City [Shadowhawk]

Shotguns & Sorcery 02 - Bad Times In Dragon City

Shadowhawk reviews the second and third books of the Shotguns & Sorcery trilogy from Matt Forbeck’s 12-for-12 project.

“This is when my inner fanboy comes out all giddy with excitement, because my favourite author has written two more kick-ass awesome novels.. This must be how Brandon Sanderson die-hard fans must feel.” ~The Founding Fields

The Daedalus Incident by Michael J. Martinez -Advance Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews an upcoming debut novel from Night Shade Books.

“In a time of SFF that is often serious and cerebral, The Daedalus Incident takes a step back to focus on the most important reason any reader picks up a book – to read a story that is plain good fun and adventure and that does not get bogged down into complexities of the world. A highly recommended debut.” ~The Founding Fields

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey – Advance Review [Bane of Kings]

The 5th Wave

Bane of Kings writes an advance review of the upcoming young adult novel  The 5th Wave, written by Rick Yancey and published by Putnam Juvenile on May 7 in the UK.

“This book is not just the next Hunger Games. This is the book that’s going to run circles around the Hunger Games, and come out on top in pretty much every way. Spectacular, and a high contender for not just the best YA novel of 2013, but one of the best novels of 2013 as well. ~The Founding Fields

Deathwatch by Steve Parker – Book Review [Bellarius]


Bellarius takes a look at another alien hunting novel, Deathwatch by Steve Parker.

“A standout, fast paced example of how to get the Deathwatch right.” – The Founding Fields

Flashpoint by Christie Golden – Book Review [Eroldren]

Flashpoint - John Polidora

Eroldren give his thoughts on the latest StarCraft II bridge novel by Christie Golden.

“A slightly flawed gem Christie Golden’s Flashpoint is nonetheless a gem that shows her excellent storytelling is terrfic reading material that can appeal to any StarCraft crowd. – The Founding Fields

The Scarlet Thief by Paul Fraser Collard – Advance Review [Bane of Kings]

The Scarlet Thief

Bane of Kings reviews Paul Fraser Collard’s first historical fiction novel, The Scarlet Thief, published by Headline Books, due for publishing on 9 May 2013, and is the first in the new Jack Lark series. 

“A great read with an interesting take on the Crimean War, with  some excellent writing. If you loved Bernard Cornwell, then you’ll love this.” ~The Founding Fields

Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan – Advance Double Review [Bane of Kings/Shadowhawk]

promise of blood

Bane of Kings and Shadowhawk both review the latest upcoming debut novel from Orbit Books.

“An awesome debut, if you’ve enjoyed the likes of Brent Weeks, Brandon Sanderson and Joe Abercrombie - Promise of Blood is a book that you’ll want to get on board for. Unputdownable.”  ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

“One of the most inventive and unique takes on fantasy with some really good characters and unique magic system.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

The Age Atomic by Adam Christopher – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

The Age Atomic

Bane of Kings reviews The Age Atomic by Adam Christopher, the sequel to one of my favourite debut novels of 2012, Empire State, with both books published by Angry Robot Books with The Age Atomic being released on Wednesday in the UK.

“A wonderful novel, The Age Atomic proves that Adam Christopher can write sequels just as well as anyone. The most fun read of 2013 so far, and one of the best.” ~The Founding Fields

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