Tag Archives: Orbit

The Culture: The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings shares his thoughts on the second novel his new favourite space opera series, Iain M. Banks’ Culture. The Player of Games is published by Orbit in the UK.

“With the first two novels in the Culture series, Iain M. Banks has showed us all why he is a true master of his craft. The Culture is now one of my favourite series and I think The Player of Games may be one of my favourite novels. Unmissable.”~The Founding Fields

The Iron Druid Chronicles: Hounded by Kevin Hearne – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings offers his thoughts on Kevin Hearne’s debut novel the urban fantasy tale Hounded, published by Orbit books in the UK and Del Ray in the US. 

“A great voice in urban fantasy. Kevin Hearne has a strong potential to be the next Jim Butcher.” ~The Founding Fields

The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews Joe Abercrombie’s stunning The Heroes, a gritty, take-no prisoners standalone fantasy novel published by Golllancz in the UK and Orbit in the US.

“Wow. The Heroes is unputdownable, action-packed and very enjoyable. Joe Abercrombie’s novel is probably the best Fantasy Book of 2011, in the year that gave us A Dance with Dragons, Prince of Thorns and more.”  ~The Founding Fields

The Dresden Files: Small Favour by Jim Butcher – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

Small Favour

Bane of Kings offers his thoughts on the tenth Dresden Files novel, Small Favour, written by Jim Butcher and published by Orbit. 

Ten novels in and Butcher proves he can still make a fresh installment. Action-packed, rip-roaring and amazing, Small Favour may just be the best Dresden Files novel yet.” ~The Founding Fields

Subterrene War Trilogy: Chimera by Tc McCarthy – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews the thrilling conclusion to the military sci-fi Subterrene War Trilogy, entitled Chimera, written by T.C McCarthy and published by Orbit books. 

“A fast paced, gripping novel that delivers an explosive, satisfying conclusion to Tc McCarthy’s Subterrene War Trilogy. Amazing stuff.” ~The Founding Fields

Lightbringer: The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

the blinding knife

Bane of Kings writes a review of The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks, published by Orbit and follows on from The Black Prism, being the second book in the Lightbringer Series by the author of the Night Angel Trilogy.

“The best Fantasy novel of 2012 that I’ve read so far this year. Unmissable.” ~The Founding Fields

Note: The blurb of this novel contains a huge spoiler for the outcome of The Black Prism, so do not read this review unless you have read The Black Prism first.

The Dresden Files: White Night by Jim Butcher – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews the enthralling ninth Dresden Files novel, White Night, which sees this long running urban-fantasy series continue in fine form, published by Orbit in the UK and written by Jim Butcher.

“You’re not a fan of the urban-fantasy genre until you have read Jim Butcher. His books are easily the strongest novel series in urban-fantasy, and White Night is no exception, being one of my favourite Dresden novels so far.” ~The Founding Fields

Note: This review presumes prior knowledge of all previous books in The Dresden Files, but there are no spoilers for this installment.

Milkweed Triptych: Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

Bitter Seeds

Back from France, Bane of Kings reviews Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis, published in the UK by Orbit, which is the first in the Milkweed Triptych trilogy.

“An awesome, original and fun take on an alternate World War Two. How do you make history more different? By adding warlocks to the English side, and supermen to the side of the Germans, of course. Tregillis’ debut is one of the most fun reads that I’ve had this year, and one of the best.” ~The Founding Fields

The Expanse: Caliban’s War by James SA Corey – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings writes a book review of the second novel in the epic space opera series entitled The Expanse, written by James SA Corey, the penname of Daniel Abraham and Ty Frank, Caliban’s War, published by Orbit. 

“An action-packed, awesome sequel that delivers in (almost) every way. One of the best sci-fi novels of 2012.”~The Founding Fields

Sharps by KJ Parker – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings writes a review of KJ Parker’s latest standalone fantasy novel entitled Sharps, a fantasy novel that was published by Orbit Books and was released in June 2012. 

“Enthralling, Original. A Delight to read, fans of fantasy will enjoy this.” ~The Founding Fields

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