Category Archives: Jo Fletcher Books

The Tower and the Knife Trilogy: The Tower Broken by Mazarkis Williams – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

The Tower Broken

Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews The Tower Broken by Mazarkis Williams, the final act in the fantasy trilogy The Tower and the Knife, following on from the novels The Emperor’s Knife and Knife-Sworn respectively. Like the first two volumes, the third is published by Jo Fletcher Books – and was published in hardcover November 7th in the UK.

“An excellent final novel in the Tower and Knife Trilogy. Mazarkis Williams delivers a strong satisfactory conclusion and will certainly keep readers who have read Books #1 & #2 entertained right the way through. The Tower Broken is amazing, strong and continues the 100% track record that I have had with the incredible Jo Fletcher Books.” ~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

The Skyscraper Throne: The Glass Republic by Tom Pollock – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

The Glass Republic

Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews The Glass Republic, the second novel in The Skyscraper Throne trilogy by Tom Pollock, published by Jo Fletcher books.

“Wow. If you thought that Tom Pollock could not get any better, think again - The Glass Republic cements The Skyscraper Throne Trilogy’s place as one of the greatest urban fantasy works that I’ve had the pleasure to read, and we haven’t even had the third book yet. If you enjoyed books by Neil Gaiman or Kate Griffin then you’ll love this series.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

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Gemsigns by Stephanie Saulter – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews one of the latest debut novels from Jo Fletcher Books.

“A great exploration of the ethical and moral dilemma regarding genetically engineered humans and how they fit into society, Gemsigns is one novel you can’t afford to miss reading this year.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the first book in the Shiva Trilogy by Amish Tripathi’s, one of India’s most recent literary successes.

“A daring retelling of one of Hinduism’s greatest mythologies, The Immortals of Meluha is a welcome entry on the world SFF scene, and in that context, firmly establishes the relevance of Indian fantasy fiction. If you are looking for an Indian-themed epic fantasy of a mythological bent, this is the book you need to be reading.” ~The Founding Fields

Blood’s Pride by Evie Manieri – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

Blood's Pride

Shadowhawk reviews one of Tor Books’ latest releases, a debut novel first published by Jo Fletcher last year.

“With some in-depth world-building and a range of interesting characters, Evie Manieri has turned out a fairly solid start to a brand-new fantasy series.”  ~The Founding Fields

Shattered Kingdoms: Blood’s Pride by Evie Manieri – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

Blood's Pride

Bane of Kings reviews Blood’s Pride by Evie Manieri, published by Tor Books in the US (11 February) and Jo Fletcher Books (Already Released) in the UK. It’s the first book in the Shattered Kingdoms series.

“A great new voice in fantasy that’s not to be missed.” ~The Founding Fields

The Tower and Knife Trilogy: Knife Sworn by Mazarkis Williams – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

Knife Sworn

Bane of Kings shares his thoughts on Mazarkis Williams’ second novel in the Tower and Knife Trilogy, Knife Sworn, published by Jo Fletcher books.

 ”A fantastic, original and character-focused follow up that will satisfy readers of The Emperor’s Knife.” ~The Founding Fields

Warning! There are spoilers for the first novel in the trilogy, The Emperor’s Knife, which I strongly recommend that you read before reading this one.

The Skyscraper Throne: The City’s Son by Tom Pollock – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


2012 has been a great year for fantasy and sci-fi and The City’s Son by Tom Pollock is no exception to that rule. A brilliant young adult, urban fantasy novel published in the UK by Jo Fletcher Books.

“One of my favourite novels of 2012 so far, The City’s Son is an absolute delight to read.” ~The Founding Fields

The Emperor’s Knife by Mazarkis Williams – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

#9 - The Emperor's Knife by Mazarkis Williams (Reviewed by Bane of Kings)

Bane of Kings reviews the stunning debut novel by Mazarkis Williams, The Emperor’s Knife, published by young publishing industry Jo Fletcher Books in the UK and Night Shade Books in the USA.

“A fascinating, original and enthralling début that will leave the reader eagerly awaiting the next instalment in the Tower and the Knife Trilogy. Recommended.” ~The Founding Fields

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