Tag Archives: Mazarkis Williams

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 Tower and the Knife Trilogy: The Tower Broken by Mazarkis Williams – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

The Tower Broken

Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews The Tower Broken by Mazarkis Williams, the final act in the fantasy trilogy The Tower and the Knife, following on from the novels The Emperor’s Knife and Knife-Sworn respectively. Like the first two volumes, the third is published by Jo Fletcher Books – and was published in hardcover November 7th in the UK.

“An excellent final novel in the Tower and Knife Trilogy. Mazarkis Williams delivers a strong satisfactory conclusion and will certainly keep readers who have read Books #1 & #2 entertained right the way through. The Tower Broken is amazing, strong and continues the 100% track record that I have had with the incredible Jo Fletcher Books.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

The Failed Apocalypse Awards – Best Books of 2012 [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings selects his twenty-five favourite novels of 2012. 

“2012 has been a great year for books, with some spectacular picks that will please fantasy, historical fiction and science fiction fans alike.” ~The Founding Fields

The Tower and Knife Trilogy: Knife Sworn by Mazarkis Williams – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

Knife Sworn

Bane of Kings shares his thoughts on Mazarkis Williams’ second novel in the Tower and Knife Trilogy, Knife Sworn, published by Jo Fletcher books.

 ”A fantastic, original and character-focused follow up that will satisfy readers of The Emperor’s Knife.” ~The Founding Fields

Warning! There are spoilers for the first novel in the trilogy, The Emperor’s Knife, which I strongly recommend that you read before reading this one.

The Emperor’s Knife by Mazarkis Williams – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

#9 - The Emperor's Knife by Mazarkis Williams (Reviewed by Bane of Kings)

Bane of Kings reviews the stunning debut novel by Mazarkis Williams, The Emperor’s Knife, published by young publishing industry Jo Fletcher Books in the UK and Night Shade Books in the USA.

“A fascinating, original and enthralling début that will leave the reader eagerly awaiting the next instalment in the Tower and the Knife Trilogy. Recommended.” ~The Founding Fields

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