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Veil of Darkness by Nick Kyme – Audio Drama Review [Bane of Kings]

Veil of Darkness

Milo, aka “Bane of Kings” reviews the Black-Library exclusive Veil of Darkness Audio Drama, set following the Ultramarines’ defeat at Damnos, detailing the consequences of Sicarius’ failure. This audio drama is written by Nick Kyme, and narrated by Gareth Armstrong, set in the Warhammer 40,000 Universe as part of the Space Marine Battles exclusive Audio Dramas.

“A great, first person-narrated take on one of the most iconic Space Marine characters, Cato Sicarius, and apart from a few flaws - Veil of Darkness stands along with Damnos as being another very strong instalment in Nick Kyme’s Ultramarine stories.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Space Marine Battles: Damnos by Nick Kyme – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


 Milo, aka “Bane of Kings” reviews Damnos, the hardback reprint of the Space Marine Battles novel  Fall of Damnos by Nick Kyme, collecting the novella Spear of Macragge, and detailing the story of the Ultramarines defence of the doomed Damnos from the Necron foe. Set in the Warhammer 40,000 Universe, Damnos is published exclusively by Black Library.

“An excellent Space Marine Battles novel, in my view – Damnos, both the original novel and the exclusive novella, are among the best of the series as Nick Kyme brings a great look into the Ultramarines.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Damnos by Nick Kyme – Advance Review [Bellarius]


Taking a look at the second of Black Library’s Space Marine Battles hardback re-releases, Bellarius examines the strengths and flaws of Nick Kyme’s Damnos.

“An interesting tale of internal politics and war, the ambition behind which unfortunately exceeded the writer’s grasp.” – Bellarius. The Founding Fields

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Veil of Darkness by Nick Kyme – Advance Review [Bellarius]


Bellarius takes a look at the sequel to Fall of Damnos, Veil of Darkness, and finds many failings.

“A good story at points let down by some very poor choices in both writing and vocal direction.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

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Horus Heresy: Vulkan Lives by Nick Kyme – Advance Dual Review [Bane of Kings/Bellarius]

Vulkan Lives

Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, and Bellarius both have contrasting opinions on Vulkan Lives, the twenty-sixth novel in the New York Times best-selling Horus Heresy series published by Black Library.

“An entertaining novel with a brilliant premise that, whilst not quite delivering its full potential, offers a great look into two principal characters – Vulkan himself, and Konrad Curze, the Primarch of the Night Lords.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

“Vulkan is Dead on Arrival.” ~Bellarius, The Founding Fields

The Great Betrayal by Nick Kyme – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

The Great Betryal

Shadowhawk reviews the first novel in the new War of Vengeance trilogy for the Time of Legends meta-series.

“This is quite possibly Nick’s best work to date, better than even Nocturne perhaps. The only way to decide might be a novel deathmatch.” ~The Founding Fields

Perfection by Nick Kyme – Audio Drama Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews the Emperor’s Children-focused Audio Drama, Perfection, written by Nick Kyme, set in the Warhammer 40k Universe, and published by Black Library

“An action-packed, unpredictable audio drama.” ~The Founding Fields

The Black Library Expo goes Canadian, eh [including guest Blog by Nick Kyme]


We at The Founding Fields cut our teeth on Black Library who has shown us much love in the past so not is our pleasure to announce The Black Library Expo which is being held in Chestermere, Alberta, Canada on the 6th and 7th of October. Below this announcement is a special Blog from one of the attending authors Nick Kyme as well.

Welcome to The Black Library Expo 2012

The Black Library Expo is the biggest Black Library event ever held outside of the UK, and the first of its kind in Canada. Hosted by Chestermere Public Library across Thanksgiving weekend, eight of Black Library’s authors ( Dan Abnett, Aaron Dembski-Bowden, Graham McNeill, Nick Kyme, Andy Smillie, James Swallow, Chris Wraight and Gav Thorpe) will be on hand for signings, seminars and general good times.

Shadows of Treachery – Advance Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the latest Horus Heresy anthology, containing two brand new novella-length stories, as well as several reprints of old audio dramas and a formerly exclusive short story.

“One of the best anthologies that Black Library has put out, each story a perfect thematic fit to each other.” ~The Founding Fields

Perfection and Chosen of Khorne – Advance Audio Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews two of the latest audio dramas from Black Library: Perfection by Nick Kyme and Chosen of Khorne by Anthony Reynolds.

“Fun and enjoyable audio dramas that leave you wanting more.”~The Founding Fields

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