Tag Archives: Young Adult

Uncanny X-Men #14 by Brian Michael Bendis – Friday Flash Review [Shadowhawk/Bane of Kings]

Uncanny X-Men 14

Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings take a look at the first issue of Uncanny X-Men after the events of Battle of the Atom.

“This is totally filler and not all that good at that too.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

“This comes recommended.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

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

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the first novel in the popular The Hunger Games series.

“A much more engaging novel than I had imagined.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Top DC Comics For October [Shadowhawk]

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Shadowhawk takes a look at and talks about the top DC comics to watch out for in October, single issues and graphic novels alike.

A Wizard of EarthSea by Ursula K. LeGuin – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the first novel in the EarthSea Cycle series.

“A novel that mostly stands the test of time and is just as enjoyable today as it was when I first read it. Brings back lots of memories, that’s for sure.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Skulk by Rosie Best – Advance Review [Bane of Kings]


Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, writes an Advance Review of the young adult urban fantasy novel Skulk, written by Rosie Best and published by Strange Chemistry Books, imprint of Adult SFF Publisher Angry Robot Books, released on October 1 in the USA and October 3 in the UK. 

“An excellent read. Unpredictable and enthralling with a death count that most YA Authors never reach in entire series, let alone one novel, Rosie Best makes a stunning arrival to the Urban Fantasy scene delivering a fantastic read that you shouldn’t pass up on.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

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The Skyscraper Throne: The Glass Republic by Tom Pollock – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

The Glass Republic

Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews The Glass Republic, the second novel in The Skyscraper Throne trilogy by Tom Pollock, published by Jo Fletcher books.

“Wow. If you thought that Tom Pollock could not get any better, think again - The Glass Republic cements The Skyscraper Throne Trilogy’s place as one of the greatest urban fantasy works that I’ve had the pleasure to read, and we haven’t even had the third book yet. If you enjoyed books by Neil Gaiman or Kate Griffin then you’ll love this series.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

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Comics Round-up 01.09.2013

Batgirl 23

Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings welcome you to the first comics round-up for September.

“After two fairly good story arcs, Justice League Dark heads downhill with the addition of writer Ray Fawkes even as JMS’ second installment of Wonder Woman: Odyssey impresses as much as the first. Greg Rucka continues to impress as usual with the second and third issues of his creator-owned project with Image, and I dip back into the Marvel Now universe with Young Avengers with a somewhat tepid first arc.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

An awesome new arc for Batgirl gets underway, Captain America reaches its penultimate issue in Dimension Z, and Chris Roberson’s Masks delivers an impressive but flawed union of Dynamite Comic’s strongest heroes. ~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 Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

The Rithmatist

Bane of Kings reviews Brandon Sanderson’s epic young adult novel The Rithmatist.

“A blend of Harry Potter and Steampunk, written by the fantasy master who gave us The Mistborn Trilogy. Compelling, creative and enthralling – The Rithmatist may well be one of the best Young Adult reads of 2013.” ~The Founding Fields

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