Tag Archives: Fantasy

Cover Art: The Shambling Guides by Murr Lafferty (Orbit)

Mur Lafferty 01 - Shambling Guide

Shadowhawk takes a look at the two covers from Orbit for Murr Lafferty’s Shambling Guides series.

“The first cover is very Fables-esque in its atmosphere and feel, which is great for me since I happen to love Fables. And the second cover gives off a great fairy-tale fantasy feel, very light-hearted in tone and cheekily mysterious.” ~Shadowhawk

Author Interview – Brian McClellan


In a break from the regular schedule of reviews, Shadowhawk and The Founding Fields bring to you an interview with Brian McClellan, the author of Promise of Blood, an upcoming fantasy debut that is already making a lot of waves before it is released next month.

Strange Chemistry Double – Emilie & The Hollow World and The Holders [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews two of Strange Chemistry’s latest young adult fantasy titles.

On Emilie & The Hollow World: “This is an action-adventure novel that is very reminiscent of Jules Verne’s classic, A Journey To The Center of The Earth. Hence, my conclusion is that the novel is a work of genius.

On The Holders: “An Irish fantasy that reads like an X-men novelisation. Which means of course that this was pretty damn good, no mistake.”

Blood’s Pride by Evie Manieri – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

Blood's Pride

Shadowhawk reviews one of Tor Books’ latest releases, a debut novel first published by Jo Fletcher last year.

“With some in-depth world-building and a range of interesting characters, Evie Manieri has turned out a fairly solid start to a brand-new fantasy series.”  ~The Founding Fields

The Demon Cycle: The Daylight War by Peter V. Brett – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

the daylight war

Bane of Kings reviews the third installment in Peter V. Brett’s The Daylight War epic fantasy saga, entitled The Demon Cycle.

“A wonderful third novel shows that Peter V. Brett can live up to expectations and provide a thrilling read that makes it a strong contender for best novel of the year already.” ~The Founding Fields

Van Horstmann by Ben Counter – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the latest Warhammer Heroes novel.

“Ben Counter returns to top form for Black Library in his first full-length Warhammer Fantasy fiction and writes a novel that is as much about the incredible diversity of magic in the Old World, as it is about one man’s revenge. If you read one Warhammer novel this year, Van Horstmann should be that one.” ~The Founding Fields

Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman Giveaway (Angry Robot) – Update!


Shadowhawk and The Founding Fields present the first book giveaway of the year, courtesy of the great folk at Angry Robot Books.

“A giveaway for one of the best urban fantasy novels I’ve read, so make sure to enter!” ~Shadowhawk

Books of the Shaper: Seven Kings by John R. Fultz – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

Seven Kings

Bane of Kings reviews the second book in the epic fantasy  Books of the Shaper series, Seven Kings, written by John R. Fultz and published by Orbit Books. 

“If you want proof that second novels are better than first outings, look no further than Seven Kings - Fultz has improved a lot from Seven Kings and although it may not be entirely perfect, Seven Kings shouldn’t be overlooked.” ~The Founding Fields

No Return by Zachary Jernigan – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

No Return

Bane of Kings reviews Zachary Jernigan’s brilliant debut novel, No Return, published by Night Shade Books.

“An awesome novel with some great world building and some strong characters – Zachary Jernigan is an author who you want to watch out for.” ~The Founding Fields

Cover Art: The Crimson Campaign by Brian McClellan (Orbit)

The Crimson Campaign

Shadowhawk takes a look at the second Powder Mage novel from Brian McClellan.

“A great cover that is superior to the one for the first novel, which was already quite amazing.” ~Shadowhawk

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