Tag Archives: Grimdark

Shadowdance: A Dance of Cloaks by David Daglish – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

A Dance of Cloaks

Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, writes a review of A Dance of Cloaks, the first novel in the originally self-published Shadowdance epic fantasy series – reprinted by Orbit Books and written by David Daglish. Whilst the author has set this novel in the same world as his Half-Orc series, A Dance of Cloaks can be read without prior knowledge of those books. 

“An engaging, dark character driven novel that whilst doesn’t really bring anything new to the table in terms of originality - delivers a damn fine read nonetheless. David Daglish is certainly an author to watch out for, as he delivers a promising debut.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

The Broken Empire Trilogy: Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence – Advance Review [Bane of Kings]

Emperor of Thorns

Bane of Kings shares his thoughts on Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence, published by Harper Voyager, the concluding volume in the epic fantasy trilogy entitled the Broken Empire.

“A stunning conclusion to the Broken Empire Trilogy. Easily one of the best books of 2013 – and a book that’s well worth the wait.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Architect of Fate edited by Christian Dunn Review [EJ Davies]


EJ Davies reviews the Architect of Fate anthology and the most recent release in the Space Marine Battles series (number 10 if you’re counting) containing four original stories: Accursed Entity by Sarah Cawkwell, Fateweaver by John French, Sanctus by Darius Hinks, and Endeavour of Will by Ben Counter.

“A great collection of original and eye opening stories that really do take the 40K Universe into a dark and scary place.” ~ The Founding Fields.

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