A couple new reviews of THE HAMMER AND THE BLADE cropped up today. First, at Fantasy Book Critic, David Craddock says, "Through conversation complemented by a strong narrative and the mercurial art of short-and-sweet description in just the right places, we see enemies become friends, learn the extent to which friends as close as brothers will go to save one another, and grow close to periphery characters that run a dime a dozen in most fantasy novels but live long enough in this one to endear themselves to us." Full review here. And Shaun at his blog, Spoiler Alert, says, that the novel "had me utterly hooked within the first ten pages." Full review here.