Category Archives: Hodder and Stoughton

The Violent Century by Lavie Tidhar – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

The Violent Century

Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews The Violent Century by Lavie Tidhar, published by Hodder & Stoughton in the UK.

“An excellent standalone novel, Lavie Tidhar propels himself into the spotlight with one of the best novels of the year. After excelling with several novels in the past, The Violent Century is what raises the benchmark for his fiction and should be the novel that puts him on everybody’s must-read list. This book is just that good.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

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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Nathaniel Cade: Red White and Blood by Christopher Farnsworth – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

Red, White and Blood

Bane of Kings reviews the third adventure in Christopher Farnsworth’s gripping Nathaniel Cade series, Red White and Blood, published by Hodder in the UK.

“A thrilling ride that proves Farnsworth is a very awesome writer. For those of you who are not on board with this series yet, all you need to know is that a Political Thriller with added vampires and other supernatural creatures make this book one hell of a read.” ~The Founding Fields

CONTEST: Hodder & Stoughton Treasure Hunt!


The wonderful folks at Hodder & Stoughton Publishers have a treat for you for the release of James Treadwell’s new book Advent, and if you are reading this you are already one step closer at getting this treat!

Low Town: Tomorrow the Killing by Daniel Polansky – Advance Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings writes an advance review of Daniel Polansky’s Tomorrow the Killing, which is published by Hodder and hits shelves in October 2012. 

“A fantastic follow up that you will not be able to put down. A great read.” ~The Founding Fields

Jack Nightingale: Nightfall by Stephen Leather – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews Nightfall, written by Stephen Leather, published by Hodder and Stoughton Books in the UK.

“A creepy, bloody tale that will keep you up all night.” ~The Founding Fields

Notable Sci-Fi/Fantasy Releases – March 2012


Bane of Kings continues the notable Sci-Fi/Fantasy releases feature of The Founding Fields with a look into some of the  novels that you should be looking out for that were released in March 2012.

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Juggernaut by Adam Baker – Advanced Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings writes an advanced review of Juggernaut, the prequel to Outpost, written by Adam Baker and published by Hodder and Stoughton Books.

“A brilliant, fast-paced novel that is highly recommended. I couldn’t put it down.” ~The Founding Fields

11.22.63 by Stephen King – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews Stephen King’s latest novel, Goodreads’ best science fiction novel of 2011, 11.22.63, published by Hodder and Stoughton in the UK. For another review of this title – the american version and the one that inspired me to pick up 11.22.63 in the first place, check out Djinn24’s review over here.

11.22.63 is a fantastic read and both to non sci-fi fans and hardcore sci-fi fans alike. Even though it’s been done before, you can’t help but be awed at King’s latest tale.”  ~The Founding Fields

Low Town: The Straight Razor Cure by Daniel Polansky – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

The Straight Razor Cure

Bane of Kings Reviews Daniel Polansky’s first novel, Low Town – The Straight Razor Cure, published by Hodder & Stoughton, called Low Town in the USA.

“An impossible to put down read, showing how dark fantasy can truly be.” ~The Founding Fields