Tag Archives: Orbit

Cold Magic by Kate Elliott – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the first book of the Spiritwalker trilogy.

“An intense novel with some likable characters, but often very slow, Cold Magic has something for everybody and is also a great example of some superb world-building.” ~The Founding Fields

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.

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

Cover Art: Cold Blooded by Amanda Carlson (Orbit)

Cold Blooded_Final Cover

Shadowhawk takes a look at another Orbit cover, this time for Amanda Carlson’s third book in the Jessica McClain urban fantasy series.

“Orbit must be employing some art wizards for sure, because this is another damn good cover, and the best in the series so far.” ~Shadowhawk

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

Germline by T. C. McCarthy – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the first book in T. C. McCarthy’s Subterrene War near-future SF series.

“Relentless, ambitious and disturbingly dark, Germline is one of the most interesting novels I’ve read, but it also leaves something to be desired.” ~The Founding Fields

Wolfhound Century by Peter Higgins – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

Wolfhound Century

Bane of Kings reviews Wolfhound Century by Peter Higgins, a great Orbit (US) /Gollancz (UK) novel that will really have you enthralled.

“Very dark, very gritty and very atmospheric. Wolfhound Century is also a book free of genre constraints, allowing for a great original and entertaining read. Top Notch stuff by Peter Higgins.” ~The Founding Fields

Upcoming: Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan (Orbit)

promise of blood

Shadowhawk takes a look at the first Powder Mage novel from debut author Brian McClellan.

“This could be the start of something really, really good!” ~Shadowhawk

The Red Knight by Miles Cameron – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

red knight

Bane of Kings reviews the Orbit-published epic fantasy debut from Miles Cameron, The Red Knight.

“A great debut, a new voice to high fantasy has arrived.” ~The Founding Fields

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