Tag Archives: Book Review

Quintessence by David Walton – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings writes a review for Quintessence, a fast paced alternate history novel published by Tor Books, and written by David Walton.

“A thrilling but flawed ride through an alternate Age of Exploration.” ~The Founding Fields

Shotguns & Sorcery Double – Bad Times and End Times In Dragon City [Shadowhawk]

Shotguns & Sorcery 02 - Bad Times In Dragon City

Shadowhawk reviews the second and third books of the Shotguns & Sorcery trilogy from Matt Forbeck’s 12-for-12 project.

“This is when my inner fanboy comes out all giddy with excitement, because my favourite author has written two more kick-ass awesome novels.. This must be how Brandon Sanderson die-hard fans must feel.” ~The Founding Fields

Nathaniel Cade: Red White and Blood by Christopher Farnsworth – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

Red, White and Blood

Bane of Kings reviews the third adventure in Christopher Farnsworth’s gripping Nathaniel Cade series, Red White and Blood, published by Hodder in the UK.

“A thrilling ride that proves Farnsworth is a very awesome writer. For those of you who are not on board with this series yet, all you need to know is that a Political Thriller with added vampires and other supernatural creatures make this book one hell of a read.” ~The Founding Fields

The Daedalus Incident by Michael J. Martinez -Advance Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews an upcoming debut novel from Night Shade Books.

“In a time of SFF that is often serious and cerebral, The Daedalus Incident takes a step back to focus on the most important reason any reader picks up a book – to read a story that is plain good fun and adventure and that does not get bogged down into complexities of the world. A highly recommended debut.” ~The Founding Fields

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey – Advance Review [Bane of Kings]

The 5th Wave

Bane of Kings writes an advance review of the upcoming young adult novel  The 5th Wave, written by Rick Yancey and published by Putnam Juvenile on May 7 in the UK.

“This book is not just the next Hunger Games. This is the book that’s going to run circles around the Hunger Games, and come out on top in pretty much every way. Spectacular, and a high contender for not just the best YA novel of 2013, but one of the best novels of 2013 as well. ~The Founding Fields

Deathwatch by Steve Parker – Book Review [Bellarius]


Bellarius takes a look at another alien hunting novel, Deathwatch by Steve Parker.

“A standout, fast paced example of how to get the Deathwatch right.” – The Founding Fields

Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan – Advance Double Review [Bane of Kings/Shadowhawk]

promise of blood

Bane of Kings and Shadowhawk both review the latest upcoming debut novel from Orbit Books.

“An awesome debut, if you’ve enjoyed the likes of Brent Weeks, Brandon Sanderson and Joe Abercrombie - Promise of Blood is a book that you’ll want to get on board for. Unputdownable.”  ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

“One of the most inventive and unique takes on fantasy with some really good characters and unique magic system.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

The Age Atomic by Adam Christopher – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

The Age Atomic

Bane of Kings reviews The Age Atomic by Adam Christopher, the sequel to one of my favourite debut novels of 2012, Empire State, with both books published by Angry Robot Books with The Age Atomic being released on Wednesday in the UK.

“A wonderful novel, The Age Atomic proves that Adam Christopher can write sequels just as well as anyone. The most fun read of 2013 so far, and one of the best.” ~The Founding Fields

The Horus Heresy: The Flight of the Eisenstein by James Swallow – Dual Review [Bane of Kings & Lord of the Night]

Quite a nice cover, but it's a shame that the real highlight of it can't be seen.

Bane of Kings and Lord of the Night revisit book four in the awesome Horus Heresy series, The Flight of the Eisenstein, by James Swallow, published by Black Library.

“A gripping and tense novel that really ups the ante for the entire Horus Heresy series and expands on one of the most important, yet overshadowed, pieces of lore.” - The Founding Fields

“An awesome addition to the Horus Heresy series, Flight of the Eisenstein is a very strong read from veteran Blood Angels author James Swallow .” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Codex: Grey Knights by Mat Ward – Book Review [Bellarius]


Bellarius hails the magnum opus of Our Ward In Heaven, Codex: Grey Knights by Mat Ward.

“PRAISE BE!” – The Founding Fields

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