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Tallarn: Executioner by John French – Dual Preview [Bane of Kings/Bellarius]


Allowed to view the opening pages of the upcoming limited edition novella by John French, Bane of Kings and Bellarius give their thoughts on the opening.

An excellent (if very small) extract promising greater things to come. If you can afford the pricetag of this limited edition novella, then Tallarn: Executioner, from this extract at least – is a very interesting read from the awesome John French. “ ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

“An interesting beginning to the conflict which adiquately outlines the basics before the battle.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

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Damnos by Nick Kyme – Advance Review [Bellarius]


Taking a look at the second of Black Library’s Space Marine Battles hardback re-releases, Bellarius examines the strengths and flaws of Nick Kyme’s Damnos.

“An interesting tale of internal politics and war, the ambition behind which unfortunately exceeded the writer’s grasp.” – Bellarius. The Founding Fields

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Veil of Darkness by Nick Kyme – Advance Review [Bellarius]


Bellarius takes a look at the sequel to Fall of Damnos, Veil of Darkness, and finds many failings.

“A good story at points let down by some very poor choices in both writing and vocal direction.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

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Horus Heresy: Scars (Episode Three) By Chris Wraight – Advance Review [Bellarius]


Bellarius returns to Scars by Chris Wraight with the soon to be released Episode Three.

“An exciting, fact paced installment with plenty of White Scars lore yet is held back by its format.” - Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Horus Heresy: Scars (Episode Two) By Chris Wraight – Advance Review [Bellarius]


The reviews of Chris Wraight’s serialised Scars novel continues as Bellarius takes a look into the second episode.

“Interesting in spite of its flawed nature” - Bellarius, The Founding Fields

The Collector: The Big Reap by Chris F. Holm – Advance Review [Bane of Kings]

The Big Reap

Bane of Kings writes an Advance Review of The Big Reap by Chris F. Holm, the third instalment in the Angry-Robot published Collector Series, which hits shelves 30 July in the US, and 1 August in the UK. 

“A page turning story that will have you on the edge of your seats from the get go. Chris F. Holm’s third outing for Sam Thorton delivers a great storyline, and provides readers with the best novel in the series yet. Fans of the previous two books will love this one.” ~The Founding Fields

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Star Wars: The Lost Tribe of the Sith – Spiral by John Jackson Miller – Advance Review [Bane of Kings]

Star Wars Lost Tribe of the Sith Spiral

Bane of Kings writes an Advance Review of John Jackson Miller’s latest Star Wars graphic novel, part of The Lost Tribe of the Sith series, entitled Spiral and published by Dark Horse Comics.

“An entertaining Star Wars tale that unfortunately is probably not the best jumping on point to newcomers to this era.” ~The Founding Fields

Garro: Sword of Truth by James Swallow – Advance Triple Review [Djinn24/Commissar Ploss/Bane of Kings]

The fact that he looks like Gerard Butler only makes him 10x more badass!

Black Library serves up another winner with Garro: Swords of Truth by James Swallow with an exciting story written in a spectacular fashion, reviewed by Djinn24, Commissar Ploss and Bane of Kings. 

“My favorite audio drama from Black Library yet, James Swallow at his best with Garro: Sword of Truth ~Djinn24, The Founding Fields

“A fascinating post-Istvaan interlude of Terran-based awesomeness. James Swallow delivers an action-packed story!” ~ Commissar Ploss, The Founding Fields

 “Black Library’s best Audio Drama yet, aided by its length. This is a treat for Horus Heresy fans, for Garro is back – and better than ever!” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

The Future we Left Behind by Mike A. Lancaster Advance Review [djinn24]


A future we Left Behind by Mike A Lancaster is finally being released in the United States and djinn24 does an advance review on the US edition coming out November 13th.

Has the human race been upgraded, where the Straker tapes real, has all he has known been fake? -The Founding Fields

Red Rain by RL Stine – Advanced Review [djinn24]

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Larry reviews New York Times bestselling author RL Stine’s first adult fiction novel “Red Rain” coming out October 9th, 2012.

RL Stine, master of children’s nightmares delves into scaring his old fans once again as he dives headfirst into adult horror fiction. ~Larry, The Founding Fields

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