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The Top 25 Books of 2013

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

 Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, runs down his list of Top 25 novels of the year, featuring novels from science fiction and fantasy genres, as well as young adult books. 

The Reckoners: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews Brandon Sanderson’s latest novel, the first in the new Reckoners series, published by Gollancz in the UK. 

“An awesome book that provides great entertainment and a lot of fun, with Steelheart, Brandon Sanderson proves that he can write in a variety of genres extremely well, and create captivating and enthralling stories each time around, as he provides a treat for fans of not only fantasy and science fiction, but also fans of comics. And for fans of both - Steelheart surely is a winning combination.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

The Rithmatist

Bane of Kings reviews Brandon Sanderson’s epic young adult novel The Rithmatist.

“A blend of Harry Potter and Steampunk, written by the fantasy master who gave us The Mistborn Trilogy. Compelling, creative and enthralling – The Rithmatist may well be one of the best Young Adult reads of 2013.” ~The Founding Fields

Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the first novel in the bestselling Mistborn series.

“One of the most fascinating and deeply character-driven novels I’ve read to date, with a fantastically detailed magic system and a wonderful setting.” ~The Founding Fields

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Top 25 Series I Want To Read in 2013


Shadowhawk lists the top 25 series he wants to read this year.

“Lots of things I want to read this year, most of all these following book series. Let’s hope I can get a good start on all of them!” ~Shadowhawk

Mistborn: The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

the hero of ages

Bane of Kings reviews the stunning conclusion to the original Mistborn Trilogy, The Hero of Ages, by Brandon Sanderson, published by Gollancz in the UK.

“An epic conclusion that reinforces the fact that Brandon Sanderson is one of my favourite fantasy authors out there. Jaw-dropping stuff.” ~The Founding Fields

Do not read this review unless you have read the first two novels in the Trilogy, The Final Empire and The Well of Ascension, as there are spoilers for the previous books in this series. 

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings writes a review of Brandon Sanderson’s epic fantasy debut novel, Elantris, with the edition used for this review  published by Gollancz in the UK.

“An enthralling, captivating novel, with wonderful world building and an action-packed plot,  Elantris is a novel that fantasy fans should love, despite the flaws.” ~The Founding Fields

Mistborn: The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews the second book in the epic Mistborn series, published by Gollancz, written by Brandon Sanderson and titled The Well of Ascension, published by Gollancz in the UK.

“A wonderful, richly crafted read that sees Sanderson keep up there with the likes of GRRM and Tolkien. Jaw-dropping, enjoyable and amazing. A must buy.” ~The Founding Fields

Note, this is the second book in the Mistborn series, and there are huge, unavoidable spoilers for the outcome of the first novel, The Final Empire, so I suggest you read that book first if you haven’t already. If you have already read The Final Empire or don’t care about spoilers, then feel free to continue.  

Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews the jaw-dropping first novel in the Mistborn series, The Final Empire, written by Brandon Sanderson, and published in the UK by Gollancz, and in the US by Del Ray.

“A spellbinding novel, brilliant depth and a wonderful imagination. A fantastic book that is not to be missed by any fan of epic fantasy, for it is one of the best on the market today. BUY THIS NOVEL NOW.” ~The Founding Fields

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