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The Forever Watch by David Ramirez – Advance Review [Bane of Kings]


Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, writes an Advance Review of one of the best science fiction debuts of the year, David Ramirez’s fantastic The Forever Watch, out May 1 in the UK from Hodder and Stoughton and in the USA from April 22 through Thomas Dunne Books.

“An excellent novel – David Ramirez establishes himself as a fantastic author who’s certainly one to watch with a complex, entertaining and original science fiction novel that comes highly recommended – you won’t want to miss this.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Transformers: Dark Cybertron (Vol. 1) by John Barber, James Roberts, Andrew Griffith and Alex Milne – Advance Review [Bellarius]


With the last arc of IDW’s Transformers hitting trade paperback release, Bellarius takes a look at what the volume has to offer.

“Big ideas, big explosions, big impact. Everything a successful Transformers comic needs.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

He Drank, And Saw The Spider by Alex Bledsoe – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

He Drank And Saw The Spider

Shadowhawk takes a look at the latest Eddie LaCrosse novel from Alex Bledsoe, the fifth in the series.

“Downright fun, entertaining and very light-hearted.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

The Night’s Masque Trilogy: The Prince of Lies by Anne Lyle – Advance Review [Bane of Kings]

The Prince of Lies

Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”,  review the third and final novel in the historical fantasy Night’s Masque series by Anne Lyle, published by Angry Robot Books and released on October 29 in the USA. Expect the UK version to hit shelves just more than a week later – November 7.

“An excellent final act, The Prince of Lies finishes off the trilogy very well indeed, and ending the trilogy in a very satisfying way – Fans of the previous two novels will not be disappointed by what they see here, and once again, Lyle proves herself to be one of the go-to people for good historical fantasy novels with this superb finale.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie – Advance Review [Bane of Kings]

Ancillary Justice

Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie’s debut science fiction novel published by Orbit Books. Look out for this book on October 1.

“Every so often, you get surprised by a book. Something that drew you in with its awesome cover and then blows you away – and I’m glad to say that Ancillary Justice was very much this book. Surprising, original, and a delight to read. Ancillary Justice is very much a book that you should look out for come its release. Prepare to be not just surprised, but amazed.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

The Chronicles of the Invaders: Conquest by John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard – Advance Review [Bane of Kings]


Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews Conquest, the debut chapter in the young adult sci-fi post-alien invasion story Chronicles of the Invaders series from John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard, published by Headline Books in the UK. Expect this to hit shelves on 26 September. 

“An excellent start to a promising new series, whilst the team of Connolly and Ridyard may not bring the most original story to the table, they certainly know how to deliver a fun, compelling read that should keep sci-fi fans entertained. This book is certainly worth checking out.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Skulk by Rosie Best – Advance Review [Bane of Kings]


Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, writes an Advance Review of the young adult urban fantasy novel Skulk, written by Rosie Best and published by Strange Chemistry Books, imprint of Adult SFF Publisher Angry Robot Books, released on October 1 in the USA and October 3 in the UK. 

“An excellent read. Unpredictable and enthralling with a death count that most YA Authors never reach in entire series, let alone one novel, Rosie Best makes a stunning arrival to the Urban Fantasy scene delivering a fantastic read that you shouldn’t pass up on.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

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Star Wars – Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge by Martha Wells – Advance Review [Bane of Kings]

Razor's Edge

Milo, aka “Bane of Kings” reviews Razor’s Edge by Martha Wells, the first novel in the multi-authored Empire and Rebellion series set inbetween the events of Episodes IV and V in the Star Wars saga. You can look out for this book on the 24th September, published by LucasBooks. 

“An excellent read. Martha Wells gets the Star Wars franchise back on track – a lot of fun is to be had here with a great focus on Princess Leia, making Razor’s Edge a book that fans will love.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Star Wars: Kenobi by John Jackson Miller – Advance Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings writes an Advance Review of John Jackson Miller’s latest star wars novel, set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, entitled Kenobi – following, as one would expect, the adventures of Obi-Wan on Tatooine, published on August 27. 

“A wonderful read – one of the best Star Wars novels in a while. Highly Recommended.” ~The Founding Fields

The Riyria Chronicles: The Rose and the Thorn by Michael J. Sullivan – Advance Review [Bane of Kings]

The Rose and the Thorn

Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, writes an advance review of the second novel in the Riyria Chronicles duology, “The Rose and the Thorn”, by Michael J. Sullivan, published by Orbit Books and out September 17th.

“An excellent second act in the Riyria Chronicles. Michael J. Sullivan’s The Rose and the Thorn manages to be even better than The Crown Tower, making this book, and the duology – one of my favourite reads of 2013.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields