Book Reviews

I started my book reviewing career in the latter days of September and have come a long way since. Originally publishing my reviews on my blog, I am now a more professional reviewer and my reviews are now published on The Founding Fields. This page is meant to be an index of all my novel/novella/short story/audio drama/audiobook reviews, gathered handily in one place for youbeastr reading pleasure.

Green marks any guest review by me for blogs other than The Founding Fields. Orange marks my comics round-ups reviews in which I talk about multiple comics across publisher, genre, title etc. Latest reviews are marked with *new*, bolded for the most recent.

Abaddon Books

  1. Judge Dredd:
    1. Dredd Omnibus by Various (Review)
    2. Judge Dredd: Year One Omnibus by Various (Review)
  2. Heirs of The Demon King by Sarah Cawkwell
    1. Uprising (Review)
  3. Ulysses Quicksilver by Jonathan Green
    1. Unnatural History (Review)

Ace Books

  1. Dune Chronicles by Frank Herbert
    1. Dune (Review)
    2. Messiah (Review)
  2. Legion by William C. Dietz
    1. Legion of The Damned (Review)
  3. Shadow Ops by Myke Cole (Author Blog)
    1. Control Point (Review)
    2. Fortress Frontier (Review)
  4. The Broken Kingdom by Mark Lawrence
    1. Prince of Thorns (Review)
  5. The Shadow Campaigns by Django Wexler
    1. The Penitent Damned (Review)
    2. The Thousand Names (Review)
  6. Theirs Not To Reason Why by Jean Johnson (Author Blog)
    1. A Soldier’s Duty (Review)
    2. An Officer’s Duty (Review)
    3. Hellfire (Review)
    4. Hardship (Review)
    5. Damnation (Review)

Angry Robot Books

  1. Amortals by Matt Forbeck (Review) (Author Blog)
  2. Black Dawn #1: Black Feathers by Joseph D’Lacey (Review) (Author Blog)
  3. Carpathia by Matt Forbeck (Review)
  4. Cora Oglesby by Lee Collins (Author Blog)
    1. The Dead of Winter (Review)
    2. She Returns From War (Review)
  5. Ullsaard by Gav Thorpe (Author Blog)
    1. Crown of the Blood (Review)
    2. Crown of the Conqueror (Review)
  6. Egil & Nix by Paul S. Kemp (Author Blog)
    1. The Hammer And The Blade (Review)
    2. A Discourse In Steel (Review)
  7. Empire State by Adam Christopher (Author Blog)
    1. Empire State (Review)
    2. The Age Atomic (Review)
  8. Mookie Pearl #1: The Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig (Review) (Author Blog)
  9. Night’s Masque by Anne Lyle (Author Blog)
    1. The Alchemist of Souls (Review)
    2. Merchant of Dreams (Review)
  10. Obsidian and Blood by Aliette de Bodard (Review) (Author Blog)
  11. Richards and Klein by Guy Haley (Author Blog)
    1. Reality 36 (Review)
    2. Omega Point (Review)
  12. Seven Wonders by Adam Christopher (Review)
  13. Split Worlds by Emma Newman (Author Blog)
    1. Between Two Thorns  (Review)
    2. Any Other Name (Review)
    3. All Is Fair (Review)
  14. The Collector by Chris F. Holm (Author Blog)
    1. Dead Harvest (Review)
    2. The Wrong Goodbye (Review)
  15. Tao by Wesley Chu
    1. The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu (Review)
    2. The Deaths of Tao (Review)
  16. Veiled World #1: Debris by Joanne Anderton (Review) (Author Blog)

Bantam Books

  1. EarthSea Cycle by Ursula K. LeGuin
    1. A Wizard of EarthSea (Review)
  2. X-wing by Michael A. Stackpole (Author Blog)
    1. Rogue Squadron (Review)
    2. Wedge’s Gamble (Review)

Big Finish

  1. Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis Series 1 Audio Dramas (Review)
  2. Judge Dredd
    1. 99 Code Red by Jonathan Clements (Review)
    2. Dreddline by James Swallow (Review)
    3. I Love Judge Dredd by Jonathan Morris (Review)

Black Library

  1. Baneblade by Guy Haley (Review)
  2. Black Library Games Day 2011 Anthology by Various Authors (Review)
  3. Bloodquest: Prisoners of the Eye of Terror by Ben Counter (Review)
  4. Crimson Fists: The Madness Within by Steve Lyons (Review)
  5. Dark Angels: Dark Vengeance by C Z Dunn (Review) (Author Blog)
  6. Dark Angels: Malediction by C Z Dunn (Review)
  7. Deathwatch: Mission Purge by Gav Thorpe (Review)
  8. Eldar: Carnac Campaign by Various (Review)
  9. Eldar: Howl of The Banshee by Gav Thorpe (Review)
  10. Eisenhorn vs Ravenor #1: Pariah by Dan Abnett (Review)
  11. End Times: The Return of Nagash by Josh Reynolds (Review)
  12. Gotrek & Felix:
    1. Road of Skulls by Josh Reynolds (Review)
    2. The Serpent Queen by Josh Reynolds (Review)
    3. City of The Damned by David Guymer (Review)
    4. Kinslayer by David Guymer (Review)
    5. Gotrek & Felix: The Anthology by Various Authors (Review)
  13. Grey Knights: The Emperor’s Gift by Aaron Dembski-Bowden (Review)
  14. Iron Warriors: The Omnibus by Graham McNeill (Review) (Author Blog)
  15. Knight of the Blazing Sun by Josh Reynolds (Review) (Author Blog)
  16. Legacy of Caliban by Gav Thorpe
    1. Ravenwing (Review)
    2. Master of Sanctity (Review)
  17. Path of the Eldar #1: Path of the Warrior by Gav Thorpe (Review)
  18. Night Lords #1: Soul Hunter by Aaron Dembski-Bowden (Review) (Author Blog)
  19. Night Lords #1.5: Throne of Lies by Aaron Dembski-Bowden (Review)
  20. Pandorax by C Z Dunn (Review)
  21. Perfection by Nick Kyme and Chosen of Khorne by Anthony Reynolds (Review)
  22. Priests of Mars by Graham McNeill (Review)
  23. Salamanders: Tome of Fire #3 – Nocturne  by Nick Kyme (Review)
  24. Silver Skulls: Portents by Sarah Cawkwell (Review)
  25. Sisters of Battle: Hammer & Anvil by James Swallow (Review) (Author Blog)
  26. Space Wolves: Blood of Asaheim by Chris Wraight (Review)
  27. Tales from the Dark Millennium by Various Authors (Review)
  28. Thorn and Talon by Dan Abnett (Review) (Author Blog)
  29. Ulrika #1: Bloodborn by Nathan Long (Review) (Author Blog)
  30. Ulrika #1: Bloodforged by Nathan Long (Review)
  31. Ulrika #3: Bloodsworn by Nathan Long (Review)
  32. Ultramarines: Eye of Vengeance by Graham McNeill (Review)
  33. Ultramarines: The Second Omnibus by Graham McNeill (Review)
  34. Valkia the Bloody by Sarah Cawkwell (Review) (Author Blog)
  35. Van Horstmann by Ben Counter (Review)
  36. Warmaster Macharius #1: Angel of Fire by William King (Review) (Author Blog)
  37. Word Bearers #3: Dark Creed by Anthony Reynolds (Review) (Author Blog)
  38. World Eaters: Khârn: Eater of Worlds by Anthony Reynolds (Review)
  39. Advent Calendar:
    1. Eisenhorn: Born To Us by Dan Abnett (Review)
    2. Horus Heresy: Strike and Fade by Guy Haley (Review)
    3. Horus Heresy: Warmaster by John French (Review)
    4. Imperial Fists: Binding by Ray Harrison (Review)
    5. Zavant Konniger: The Riddle of Scorpions by Josh Reynolds (Review)
  40. The Beast Arises:
    1. I Am Slaughter by Dan Abnett (Review) *new*
    2. Predator, Prey by Rob Sanders (Review) *new*
    3. The Emperor Expects by Gav Thorpe (Review) *new*
    4. The Last Wall by David Annandale (Review) *new*
    5. Throneworld by Guy Haley (Review) *new*
    6. Echoes of the Long War by David Guymer (Review) *new*
    7. The Hunt For Vulkan by David Annandale (Review) *new*
    8. The Beast Must Die by Gav Thorpe (Review) *new*
    9. Watchers In Death by David Annandale (Review) *new*
    10. The Last Son of Dorn by David Guymer (Review) *new*
  41. Angels of Death:
    1. Codex by Graham McNeill, Death Speakers by Andy Smillie, Skin Deep by Sarah Cawkwell, Final Journey by Guy Haley, and Judgement by Mark Latham (Review)
  42. Space Marine Terminators
    1. The Black Pilgrims by Guy Haley/Sanguis Irae by Gav Thorpe (Review)
  43. Horus Heresy:
    1. Angel Exterminatus by Graham McNeill (Review)
    2. Brotherhood of the Storm by Chris Wraight (Review)
    3. Butcher’s Nails by Aaron Dembski-Bowden (Review)
    4. Fear To Tread by James Swallow (Review)
    5. Garro: Burden of Duty by James Swallow (Review)
    6. Garro: Oath of Moment and Garro: Legion of One by James Swallow (Review)
    7. Grey Angel by John French (Review)
    8. Know No Fear by Dan Abnett (Review)
    9. Promethean Sun by Nick Kyme (Review)
    10. Shadows of Treachery by Various (Review)
    11. The Devine Adoratrice by Graham McNeill (Review)
    12. The Outcast Dead by Graham McNeill (Review) (Author Blog)
    13. The Primarchs by Various Authors (Review)
    14. The Raven’s Flight by Gav Thorpe (Review)
    15. The Unremembered Empire by Dan Abnett (Review)
    16. Thief of Revelations by Graham McNeill (Review)
    17. Vulkan Lives by Nick Kyme (Review)
    18. Mark of Calth by Laurie Goulding (Review)
    19. Templar by John French (Review)
    20. Censure by Nick Kyme/Honour To The Dead by Gav Thorpe (Review)
  44. Time of Legends:
    1. Age of Legend by Various Authors (Review)
    2. Black Plague #1: Dead Winter by C. L. Werner (Review) (Author Blog)
    3. Black Plague #2: Blighted Empire by C. L. Werner (Review)
    4. Black Plague #3: Wolf of Sigmar by C. L. Werner (Review)
    5. Blood of Nagash #1: Neferata by Josh Reynolds (Review)
    6. The Doom of Dragonback by Gav Thorpe (Review)
    7. War of Vengeance #1: The Great Betrayal by Nick Kyme (Review)
  45. Space Marine Battles:
    1. Architect of Fate: Accursed Eternity by Sarah Cawkwell (Review)
    2. Architect of Fate by Various Authors (Review)
    3. Bloodspire by C Z Dunn/Deathwolf by Andy Smillie (Review)
    4. Catechism of Hate by Gav Thorpe/Spear of Macragge by Nick Kyme (Review)
    5. Flesh of Cretacia by Andy Smillie (Review)
    6. Legion of the Damned by Rob Sanders (Review) (Author Blog)
    7. Overfiend  by David Annandale
      1. Shadow Captain (Review)
      2. Forge Master (Review)
    8. Rynn’s World by Steve Parker (Review) (Author Blog)
    9. The Battle of the Fang by Chris Wraight (Review) (Author Blog)
    10. The Death of Antagonis by David Annandale (Review)
    11. The Gildar Rift  by Sarah Cawkwell (Review)
    12. The Siege of Castellax by C. L. Werner (Review)
    13. The Tranzia RebellionEps 1-2 ,
    14. Third War For Armageddon
      1. The Eternal Crusader by Guy Haley (Review)

Del Rey Spectra

  1. Coveted #2: Kept by Shawntelle Madison (Review)
  2. Chronicles of Light and Shadow #1: A Conspiracy of Alchemists by Liesel Schwarz (Review) (Author Blog)
  3. Darksiders: The Abomination Vault by Ari Marmell (Review)
  4. Dark Legacy of Shannara #2: The Bloodfire Quest by Terry Brooks (Review)
  5. Deus Ex: Icarus Effect by James Swallow (Review)
  6. Dire Earth Cycle by Jason M. Hough
    1. The Darwin Elevator  (Review)
    2. The Exodus Towers (Review)
    3. The Plague Forge (Review)
  7. Shadowstorm by G. T. Almasi
    1. Blades of Winter (Review)
    2. Hammer of Angels (Review)
  8. Star Wars:
    1. Crucible by Troy Denning (Review)
    2. Dawn of the Jedi: Into The Void by Tim Lebbon (Review) (Author Blog)
    3. Empire and Rebellion #1: Razor’s Edge by Martha Wells (Review)
    4. Empire and Rebellion #2: Honor Among Thieves by James S. A. Corey (Review)
    5. Fate of The Jedi #1: Outcast by Aaron Allston (Review)
    6. Kenobi by John Jackson Miller (Review)
    7. Maul: Lockdown by Joe Schrieber (Review)
    8. The Old Republic #4: Annihilation by Drew Karpyshyn (Review)
    9. X-wing #10: Mercy Kill by Aaron Allston (Review)

Eternal Press

  1. Elanraigh: The Vow by Sandy Hunter (Review)

Exhibit A

  1. Penance by Dan O’Shea (Review)

Fox Spirit

  1. Tales of the Nun & Dragon by Various (Review)


  1. Gentleman Bastards by Scott Lynch
    1. The Lies of Locke Lamora (Review)
  2. Wild Hunt by Elspeth Cooper
    1. Songs of the Earth (Review)
    2. Trinity Rising (Review)


  1. Demon Cycle #1: The Painted Man by Peter V. Brett (Review)
  2. The Last Days of Krypton by Kevin J. Anderson (Review)


  1. Chaoswar Saga by Raymond E. Feist
    1. A Kingdom Besieged (Review)
  2. Farseer #1: The Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb (Review)
  3. Riftwar Saga by Raymond E. Feist
    1. Magician (Review)

IDW Publishing

  1. Tales From The Cobra Wars by Max Brooks (Review)

Jo Fletcher Books

  1. ®Evolution by Stephanie Saulter
    1. Gemsigns (Review)
    2. Binary (Review)
  2. Tower and Knife #1: The Emperor’s Knife by Mazarkis Williams (Review)
  3. The Shiva Trilogy #1: The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi (Review)

Mulholland Books

  1. The Right Hand by Derek Haas (Review)

Night Shade Books

  1. Bloodsounder’s Arc #1: Scourge of the Betrayer by Jeff Salyards (Review) (Author Blog)
  2. Earth Thirst by Mark Teppo (Review)
  3. Jane Carver by Nathan Long
    1. Jane Carver of Waar (Review)
    2. Swords of Waar (Review)
  4. Lays of Anuskaya by Bradley P. Beaulieu
    1. The Winds of Khalakovo  (Review)
    2. The Straits of Galahesh (Review)
  5. Miserere: An Autumn Tale by Teresa Frohock (Review) (Author Blog)
  6. No Return by Zachary Jernigan (Review) (Author Blog)
  7. The Osiris Project #1: Osiris by E. J. Swift (Review)
  8. Shattered Sigil by Courtney Schafer (Author Blog)
    1. The Whitefire Crossing (Review)
    2. The Tainted City (Review)
  9. Spin The Sky by Katy Stauber (Review)
  10. The Daedalus by Michael J. Martinez
    1. The Daedalus Incident (Review)
    2. The Enceladus Crisis (Review)

Orbit Books

  1. Dreamblood #1: The Killing Moon by N. K. Jemisin (Review) (Author Blog)
  2. Eli Monpress by Rachel Aaron (Author Blog)
    1. The Spirit Thief (Review)
    2. The Spirit Rebellion (Review)
  3. Imperial Radch by Ann Leckie
    1. Ancillary Justice (Review)
  4. Jessica McClain by Amanda Carlson (Author Blog)
    1. Full Blooded (Review)
    2. Hot Blooded (Review)
  5. Paradox by Rachel Bach

    1. Fortune’s Pawn (Review)
  6. Powder Mage #1: Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan (Review)
  7. Prospero’s War by Jaye Wells
    1. Dirty Magic (Review)
  8. Riyria Chronicles by Michael J. Sullivan (Author Blog)
    1. The Crown Tower (Review)
    2. The Rose and The Thorn (Review)
  9. Riyria Revelations by Michael J. Sullivan
    1. Theft of Swords (Review)
    2. Rise of Empire (Review)
    3.  Heir of Novron (Review)
  10. Rojan Dizon #1: Fade To Black by Francis Knight (Review) (Author Blog)
  11. Sabina Kane by Jaye Wells
    1. The Red-Headed Stepchild (Review)
  12. Saga of Seven Suns by Kevin J. Anderson
    1. Hidden Empire (Review)
  13. Samuil Petrovich #4: The Curve of The Earth by Simon Morden (Review)
  14. Spiritwalker by Kate Elliott
    1. Cold Magic (Review)
    2. Cold Fire (Review)
    3. Cold Steel (Review)
  15. Subterrene War #1: Germline by T. C. McCarthy (Review)
  16. Terra Incognita by Kevin J. Anderson (Author Blog)
    1. The Edge of The World (Review)
    2. The Map of All Things (Review)
    3. The Key to Creation (Review)
  17. The Expanse #1: Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey (Review)
  18. The Wall of Night by Helen Lowe (Author Blog)
    1. The Heir of Night (Review)
    2. The Gathering of The Lost (Review)

Orion Books

  1. EVE: The Empyrean Age by Tony Gonzales (Review)


  1. Area 51 #10: Nightstalkers by Bob Mayer (Review)
  2. Fading Light Anthology by Various (Review)
  3. Leverage: The Con Job by Matt Forbeck (Review)
  4. Prey by Tim Marquitz (Review)
  5. The Other Half Of The Sky by Various (Review)

Prime Books

  1. Vampire Musketeers: Sword & Blood by Sarah Marques (Review) (Author Blog)

Pyr Books

  1. Shadows of the Apt #1: Empire In Black And Gold by Adrian Tchaikovsky (Review)
  2. The Horns of Ruin by Tim Akers (Review) (Author Blog)
  3. Widdershins Adventures by Ari Marmell (Author Blog)
    1. Thief’s Covenant (Review)
    2. False Covenant (Review)

Pocket Books

  1. StarCraft:
    1. The Dark Templar Saga by Christie Golden
      1. Firstborn (Review)
  2. Star Trek:
    1. Cast No Shadow by James Swallow (Review)
    2. Legacies Trilogy by Greg Cox, David Mack, Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore (Review) *new*
    3. Typhon Pact:
      1. The Fall #1: Revelation and Dust by David R. George III (Review)
      2. The Fall #2: The Crimson Shadow by Una McCormack (Review)
      3. The Fall #3: A Ceremony of Losses by David Mack (Review)
      4. The Fall #4: The Poisoned Chalice by James Swallow (Review)
  3. WarCraft:
    1. Tides of Darkness  by Aaron Rosenberg (Review)
    2. The Shattering: Prelude to the Cataclysm by Christie Golden (Review)
    3. Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects by Christie Golden (Review)
    4. Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War by Christie Golden (Review)
    5. Vol’jin: Shadows of the Horde by Michael A. Stackpole (Review)
    6. Mists of Pandaria: War Crimes by Christie Golden (Review)

Ragnarok Publications

  1. John Golden by Django Wexler
    1. Freelance Debugger (Review)
    2. Heroes of Mazaroth (Review)
  2. Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters by Tim Marquitz and Nick Sharps (Review)
  3. Those Poor, Poor Bastards by Tim Marquitz, J. M. Martin and Kenny Soward (Review)


  1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
    1. The Hunger Games (Review)

Self Published

  1. Brave New World by Matt Forbeck
    1. Revolution (Review)
    2. Revelation (Review)
    3. Resolution (Review)
  2. Dangerous Games by Matt Forbeck
    1. How To Play (Review)
    2. How To Cheat (Review)
    3. How To Win (Review)
  3. Particle Horizon by Selso Xisto (Review)
  4. Monster Academy by Matt Forbeck
    1. I Will Not Eat People (Review)
  5. Shotguns & Sorcery by Matt Forbeck
    1. Hard Times In Dragon City (Review)
    2. Bad Times In Dragon City (Review)
    3. End Times In Dragon City (Review)
  6. Terrarch Chronicles by William King
    1. Death’s Angels (Review)
    2. The Serpent Tower (Review)
  7. The Viscount and The Witch by Michael J. Sullivan (Review)

Solaris Books

  1. Ack-Ack-Macaque by Gareth Powell (Review)
  2. Pantheon by James Lovegrove
    1. Age of Aztec (Review)
    2. Age of Shiva (Review)
  3. Babylon Steel by Gaie Sebold (Review) (Author Blog)
  4. Blood and Feathers by Lou Morgan (Author Blog)
    1. Blood and Feathers (Review)
    2. Rebellion (Review)
  5. Champion of Mars by Guy Haley (Review)
  6. Crash by Guy Haley (Review)
  7. Dragon Apocalypse by James Maxey (Author Blog)
    1. Greatshadow (Review)
    2. Hush (Review)
  8. Magic: The Anthology by Various (Review)
  9. Hadrumal Crisis #1: Dangerous Waters by Juliet E. McKenna (Review) (Author Blog)

Strange Chemistry

  1. Emilie & The Hollow World by Martha Wells (Review)
  2. Pantomime by Laura Lam (Review) (Author Blog)
  3. Poltergeeks by Sean Cummings (Review) (Author Blog)
  4. Soul Eater by Eliza Crewe (Author Blog)
    1. Cracked (Review)
  5. The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra R. Clarke (Review) (Author Blog)
  6. The Holders by Julianna Scott 
    1. The Holders (Review)
    2. The Seers (Review)
  7. The Woken Gods by Gwenda Bond (Review)

Titan Books

  1. Lost Fleet by Jack Campbell
    1. Dauntless (Review)
    2. Fearless (Review)

Tor Books

  1. Blackhart Legacy by Liz de Jager
    1. Banished (Review)
  2. Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne by Brian Staveley
    1. The Emperor’s Blades (Review)
  3. Earth Unaware by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston (Review)
  4. Edda of Burdens #1: All The Windwracked Stars by Elizabeth Bear (Review)
  5. Eddie LaCrosse by Alex Bledsoe (Author Blog)
    1. Wake of The Bloody Angel by Alex Bledsoe (Review)
    2. He Drank, And Saw The Spider (Review)
  6. Legends of Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson (Review)
  7. Mistborn #1: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (Review)
  8. Sarah Beauhall by J. A. Pitts
    1. Black Blade Blues (Review)
  9. Shattered Kingdoms #1: Blood’s Pride by Evie Manieri (Review)

Wizards of the Coast

  1. Brimstone Angels by Erin M. Evans (Author Blog)
    1. Brimstone Angels (Review)
    2. Lesser Evils  (Review)
    3. The Adversary (Review)
    4. Fire In The Blood (Review)
  2. Dragonlance Chronicle by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
    1. Dragons of Autumn Twilight (Review)
  3. Erevis Cale by Paul S. Kemp
    1. The Erevis Cale Trilogy (Review)
    2. The Twilight War Trilogy (Review)
    3. The Godborn (Review)
  4. The Last Mythal by Richard Baker
    1. Forsaken House (Review)
  5. The Shard Axe #2: Skein of Shadows by Marsheila Rockwell (Review) (Author Blog)
  6. The Sundering
    1. The Companions by R. A. Salvatore (Review)
  7. War of The Spider Queen 10th Anniversary
    1. Volume 1 by Various (Review)
    2. Volume 2 by Various (Review)

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