Tag Archives: Michael Grant

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. 

BZRK: Reloaded by Michael Grant – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

BZRK Reloaded

Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews the second novel in the fast paced sci-fi young adult thriller series BZRK, with BZRK: Reloaded by popular author of the Gone series, Michael Grant, published by Egmont Books. 

“An excellent, fast paced and fun second act that continues the strong form that this series has been in, proving that there is life after Gone for Michael Grant. Certainly worth checking out if you enjoyed the first instalment, because BZRK: Reloaded is an action packed rollercoaster of a ride that you won’t want to miss.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Gone: Light by Michael Grant – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings shares his thoughts on the conclusion to the epic YA series, entitled Light, published by Egmont Books and written by Michael Grant.

“A satisfying conclusion to what has been an epic series. You won’t be able to put it down.” ~The Founding Fields

Warning! As this is a conclusion to a series, there may spoilers for previous novels and this review presumes that the reader has read all previous novels in the series. 

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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

BZRK by Michael Grant – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews the young adult novel BZRK, published by Egmont Books and written by Michael Grant, author of the awesome Gone series.

“Page-turning, enthralling, surprising and enjoyable, BZRK is everything a young adult novel should be. Another strong  novel from Michael Grant.” ~The Founding Fields

Gone: Fear by Michael Grant – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews the jaw-dropping, penultimate (5th) novel in Michael Grant’s thrilling Gone series, entitled Fear, which was released in hardback in April this year. Fear is a young adult novel, published by Egmont Books.

“One of the, if not the darkest Young Adult book that I’ve ever had the pleasure to read. Fear is page-turning, gripping and leaves you only wanting more. This series is superb, and cannot be missed by any Young Adult fan. The Best Young Adult Novel of 2012 so far.” ~The Founding Fields

Warning! As this is the fifth book in the series, this review presumes prior knowledge of the previous Gone novels. So, there are of course, spoilers for events that happened in those books.

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