Category Archives: Review

Neferata by Josh Reynolds – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

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Shadowhawk reviews the first book in the Blood of Nagash trilogy for the Time of Legends books set in the Warhammer Fantasy Battles setting.

“With Neferata, Josh Reynolds brings the kind of excitement that was lacking in Black Library’s previous premier Vampires trilogy from Mike Lee and tells a focused story about one of my favourite characters from across the Warhammer Fantasy lore.” ~The Founding Fields

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Soul Drinkers: Annihilation by Ben Counter – Omnibus Review [Bellarius]


Bellarius concludes his look at the Soul Drinkers saga with the Annihilation omnibus by Ben Counter.

“Ending in fire but not in darkness, the omnibus gives the finale fans wanted.” – The Founding Fields

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The Iron Druid Chronicles: Hunted by Kevin Hearne – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings writes a review of the latest novel in Kevin Hearne’s gripping Iron Druid series, entitled Hunted - from Orbit Books.

“A fun, action packed book that delivers some great sequences, and some superb narrative with some great humour.” ~The Founding Fields

Aphrodite IX #1 by Matt Hawkins – Double Review [Shadowhawk/Bane of Kings]

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Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings review the first issue of the rebooted Aphrodite IX series from Top Cow/Image Comics, available in May for Free Comic Book Day and .

“Defined by Sejic’s amazing art, this is a great first issue, and if things continue, then Matt Hawkins himself is set to become one of my favourite writers.” ~Shadowhawk

An excellent free opening to some great cyberpunk fun with fantastic artwork. Certainly a series to watch. ~Bane of Kings

Hidden Empire by Kevin J. Anderson – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

Hidden Empire

Shadowhawk reviews the first book in the Saga of Seven Suns series.

“Even though at times it is quite brilliant, Hidden Empire still fails to rise up the promise of the opening chapters and loses steam as it goes on. Not a bad book per se, but it could have been a lot better.” ~The Founding Fields

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The Gathering of The Lost by Helen Lowe – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

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Shadowhawk reviews the second novel in Gemmell Morningstar Award winning author Helen Lowe’s Wall of Night series.

“A brilliant sequel to a brilliant debut, The Gathering of The Lost is even more entertaining and rewarding than its predecessor. It exceeded almost all my expectations.” ~The Founding Fields

Comics Round-up 15.06.2013

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Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings welcome you to the second comics round-up for June.

“One of these rare times when all these books were fairly impressive. Earth 2 is carving out a great niche for itself and doing some great things with the alternate setting, with Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray’s first Power Girl volume being no less exciting, if a little flawed. Over at Marvel, Mark Waid’s first Daredevil volume is urban action and Daredevil done near-perfectly, with Ed Brubaker’s Captain America: Winter Soldier Volume 1 being simply exceptional.” ~Shadowhawk

The Flash opens a new story arc in a fantastic way and Batwoman impresses in its own corner of the Bat-family, while Superior Spider-Man delivers on its promise yet again and Brian Michael Bendis proves that he’s much better at writing for the X-Men themselves than he is with events.  If you’re not reading these books, you should be.” ~Bane of Kings

Dangerous Waters by Juliet E. McKenna – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the first novel in the Hadrumal Crisis series from Solaris Books.

“Outwardly a traditional fantasy story about mages and pirates and nobility, Dangerous Waters is far more than that and there’s a strong undercurrent of political deviousness in the book, which helps to set it apart from others in the genre.” ~The Founding Fields

Superman Unchained #1 by Scott Snyder – Double Review [Shadowhawk/Bane of Kings]

Superman Unchained #1

Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings review the first issue of Scott Snyder’s latest project for DC.

An awesome debut for a new series. Count me in on the ride for sure – Superman Unchained #1 has just become my favourite ongoing Superman book.” ~Bane of Kings

To be perfectly honest, the first issue is a bit lackluster and lacks the narrative punch usually found in Scott’s work on Batman but I’m definitely in for the next issue.” ~Shadowhawk

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.” ~The Founding Fields

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