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Horus Heresy: The Unremembered Empire by Dan Abnett – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews the latest chapter in the multi-authored Horus Heresy series from Dan Abnett, published by Black Library. This book continues the New York Times Bestselling series serving as a sequel to several previous novels in the epic saga and establishes itself as one of the best novels in the series so far.

The Unremembered Empire explains why Dan Abnett is one of the best Black Library writers out there at the moment, and quite possibly the best. It’s explosive, action packed and a very awesome read indeed despite any flaws it may have.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

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Horus Heresy: The Unremembered Empire by Dan Abnett – Book Review [Bellarius]


With one more book released under the Horus Heresy logo, Bellarius analyses Dan Abnett’s Unremembered Empire.

“Abnett proves once more why he is the master of writing M31 Ultramarines.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Horus Heresy: Scars (Episode IX) by Chris Wraight – Ebook Review [Bellarius]


With Scars IX available for sale, Bellarius  takes another look to see how Chris Wraight’s story continues to develop.

“Scars moves onto a promising ending, if a flawed one.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Horus Heresy: Scars (Episode VIII) by Chris Wraight – Review [Bane of Kings]


Milo, aka “Bane of Kings” continues the coverage of the eighth Episode in the ongoing, serialised Scars narrative by Chris Wraight, published by Black Library as part of the multi-authored, New York Times Bestselling science fiction Horus Heresy series.

“An excellent continuation of what is already a very solid novel. Chris Wraight continues to impress and keep the reader engaged as the book continues to progress.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Horus Heresy: Scars (Episode VII) by Chris Wraight – Review [Bane of Kings]

Scars Episode 7

Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews Episode VII of Scars, the seventh part out of twelve in the latest serialised Horus Heresy novel from Black Library, written by Chris Wraight. This continues the tales of the White Scars legion and if you’re reading this book as a collective format, then you’ll want to pick it up to see where it goes. But Episode VII is far from the best jumping on point for readers who have missed out on the previous 6. 

“An excellent continuation of events from previous outings, Scars is still marred by the same problems that let down its predecessors.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

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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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Angels of Death Round-up Part 1 – Short Story Review [Shadowhawk]

Angels of Death 04 Final Journey

Shadowhawk reviews the first five Angels of Death short stories.

“As always with such things, this is a right mix of all sorts of stories and for the most part they were all enjoyable. Great little experiment that I’d like to see repeated at some point.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Horus Heresy: Scars (Episode VI) by Chris Wraight – Review [Bane of Kings]


Milo, aka “Bane of Kings” reviews the sixth instalment of the first serialised Horus Heresy novel, Scars, penned by Chris Wraight and published by Black Library.  This instalment sees the continuation of the adventures of the White Scars as now, halfway in through the book, the plot really continues to pick up its pace. Episode VI, like previous instalments – is available to buy exclusively from Black Library as an ebook.

“Another excellent instalment. There hasn’t been a weak outing yet in Scars, and Episode VI is no different. Chris Wraight is on excellent form here as we reach the halfway mark – with the promise of greater things to come.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Veil of Darkness by Nick Kyme – Audio Drama Review [Bane of Kings]

Veil of Darkness

Milo, aka “Bane of Kings” reviews the Black-Library exclusive Veil of Darkness Audio Drama, set following the Ultramarines’ defeat at Damnos, detailing the consequences of Sicarius’ failure. This audio drama is written by Nick Kyme, and narrated by Gareth Armstrong, set in the Warhammer 40,000 Universe as part of the Space Marine Battles exclusive Audio Dramas.

“A great, first person-narrated take on one of the most iconic Space Marine characters, Cato Sicarius, and apart from a few flaws - Veil of Darkness stands along with Damnos as being another very strong instalment in Nick Kyme’s Ultramarine stories.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Space Marine Battles: Damnos by Nick Kyme – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


 Milo, aka “Bane of Kings” reviews Damnos, the hardback reprint of the Space Marine Battles novel  Fall of Damnos by Nick Kyme, collecting the novella Spear of Macragge, and detailing the story of the Ultramarines defence of the doomed Damnos from the Necron foe. Set in the Warhammer 40,000 Universe, Damnos is published exclusively by Black Library.

“An excellent Space Marine Battles novel, in my view – Damnos, both the original novel and the exclusive novella, are among the best of the series as Nick Kyme brings a great look into the Ultramarines.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

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