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Re: Some books i had read.....

Post by Dark Bjoern on Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:03 am

How are the BA books? I have them laying around but iīm still reading Dark Disciple. After that are Planetkill and Scourge the Heretic on my list.

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Re: Some books i had read.....

Post by Constantine on Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:50 pm

Dark Bjoern wrote:How are the BA books? I have them laying around but iīm still reading Dark Disciple. After that are Planetkill and Scourge the Heretic on my list.

I have only read the first BA novel, and I was not overly impressed with it Sad I wanted to be but it didn't happen Crying or Very sad. The BAs came across as weak and really quite un-interesting.

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Re: Some books i had read.....

Post by Spartan on Sat Jan 31, 2009 1:48 am

I thought BA books were ok not the best but worth a read to get fluff ideas

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Re: Some books i had read.....

Post by Dark Bjoern on Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:24 am

Iīm just through the first of the BA books and i must say...


...thatīs one of the worst reads ever. Some storyline connections are as clumsy as in the first UM novel. An Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor on good term with a SM chapter that is under suspicion of mutation and questionable rituals/behave. Sure! And he knows of their secrets (Red Thirst, Black Rage). What next?
And i donīt like Swallows writting style. Itīs often too longbrething. One thing i already hated when i read Flight of the Eisenstein.
I donīt think that i will read the second and third novel of the BA novels.

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Re: Some books i had read.....

Post by Constantine on Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:51 pm

Dark Bjoern wrote:Iīm just through the first of the BA books and i must say...


...thatīs one of the worst reads ever. Some storyline connections are as clumsy as in the first UM novel. An Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor on good term with a SM chapter that is under suspicion of mutation and questionable rituals/behave. Sure! And he knows of their secrets (Red Thirst, Black Rage). What next?
And i donīt like Swallows writting style. Itīs often too longbrething. One thing i already hated when i read Flight of the Eisenstein.
I donīt think that i will read the second and third novel of the BA novels.

I am inclined to agree with you Brother. I was really disapointed with the BA novels (I haven't read the third) I did however enjoy Flight of the Eisenstein.
There were so many points in the first novel where the BA's seemed really blah. I like the BAs and it was hard for me to even finish these books Crying or Very sad
I hope that maybe the HH line will cover the BAs and restore some of their lost coolness. It does seem as though GW is not as fond of the Chapter as they once were, what with the on-line codex, and their only part in the HH to date being, the discovery of their bodies impailed ontop of giant mushrooms on the planet Murder pale
I still have faith that the Chapter will be appropriatly represented at some point by GW, but that point is definatly not yet here.

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Re: Some books i had read.....

Post by Dark Bjoern on Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:52 am

I had just finished the novel Planetkill. Thatīs a collection of short stories. The last story is about a cadian tank unit that is called Gunheads. It was an enjoyable read. Now a novel with the same name is on preorder from the BL. I think it is a realy good book. Itīs about The Gunheads, Commissar Yarrik and his Fortress of Arrogance. Damn, i canīt wait to read more about Sergeant Wolfe.


And iīm reading Scourge the Heretic. Itīs very well written and also an enjoyable read so far. Ordo Xenos, Ordo Hereticus and the Deathwatch. Need to say more?

http://www.blacklibrary.com/product.asp?prod=60100181079&type=Book

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Re: Some books i had read.....

Post by Constantine on Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:45 am

I just started reading Dark Disciple. study
I enjoyed Dark Apostle, so I thought I would give this one a go.
So far it is not bad, We have dark Eldar, IG, Adeptus Mechanicus, and Word Bearers.
The beginning was interesting with Marduk being tortured (not included in the sample below). I wonder where that is going Suspect scratch
Here is a freeby sneek preview to get you all interested Very Happy

http://www.blacklibrary.com/pdf/dark-disciple.pdf

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Re: Some books i had read.....

Post by Dark Bjoern on Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:41 am

I just finnished Scourge the Heretic and i must say it was an enjoyable read. Good storyline and You can read something about Stormtroopers!!! Now iīm waiting for the second novel Innocence proofs Nothing.
@Brother Constantine: There will be a third novel of the WB, Dark Creed. cheers bounce bounce

I just looked through the Coming Soon section of the BL and i saw that a new BA novel is in the pipe (affraid pale shiver). The first three ended up to start my grill last weekend, thatīs all theyīre good for.

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Re: Some books i had read.....

Post by Constantine on Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:53 am

Dark Bjoern wrote:@Brother Constantine: There will be a third novel of the WB, Dark Creed. cheers bounce bounce

I just looked through the Coming Soon section of the BL and i saw that a new BA novel is in the pipe (affraid pale shiver). The first three ended up to start my grill last weekend, thatīs all theyīre good for.

LOL!!!!

I agree that the BA novels are crap, but there is just something about burning books that isn't right to me.

Why is it that the people over at BL can't right a decent book about the Blood Angels!!? I think they are an awesome chapter with tonnes of personality, byt the books fall short every time Crying or Very sad

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Re: Some books i had read.....

Post by Dark Bjoern on Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:17 pm

All the really good writers are busy with other novels.
Reynolds: Word Bearers
Abnett: Gauntīs Ghosts and Prospero Burns
McNeill: Smurfs
Sandy Mitchell: Ordo Hereticus Novels

I think Reynolds should take care of the BA. Iīm sure that he would do a good job as he did with the WB.

Normally i would agree with you about burning books, but the BA novels have a negative, daemonic aura and it was necessary to call in one of our Brothers with an Incinerator to prevent the evil from spreading around.

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Re: Some books i had read.....

Post by Dark Bjoern on Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:43 am

I just finished Heroes of the Space Marines. Itīs a collection of short stories and there by teasers for coming novel series. Most of the stories had been very enjoyable reads. We can expect very good series for the Imperial Fists, the Deathwatch, Salamanders, Crimson Fists and the Night Lords. Iīm not sure if there will be a serie for the BT but the their short story was very good and it would be a shame if there would be no novels for them.

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Re: Some books i had read.....

Post by Constantine on Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:04 am

Cool Cool
I think I will read that book when I am finished Dark Apostle

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Re: Some books i had read.....

Post by Zealadin on Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:03 am

I have a few pages of the Horus Heresy to go then I'm onto False Gods!

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Re: Some books i had read.....

Post by Rivan on Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:34 am

Still reading through Heroes of the Space Marines. Picked up Fallen Angels and The Killing Ground in Fremantle (paid too much though Sad ) so those are next.

So, Brother DB and Brother C, you both liked Dark Apostle? I'm thinking of picking it up. Haven't really read much on the Chaos Marines...

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Re: Some books i had read.....

Post by Constantine on Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:57 am

Rivan wrote:Still reading through Heroes of the Space Marines. Picked up Fallen Angels and The Killing Ground in Fremantle (paid too much though Sad ) so those are next.

So, Brother DB and Brother C, you both liked Dark Apostle? I'm thinking of picking it up. Haven't really read much on the Chaos Marines...

I just finished Dark Desciple last night. I liked Dark Apostle a lot more, but they are both really good books. Reading chaos is actually quite good pale I definatly recomend you give them a go.

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Re: Some books i had read.....

Post by Dark Bjoern on Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:00 am

The Word Bearer novels had been one of the best reads ever.

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Re: Some books i had read.....

Post by Zealadin on Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:57 pm

Of course reading chaos is good, you know what they say!
Know thy enemy!

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Re: Some books i had read.....

Post by Rivan on Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:22 pm

Ordered both DA and DD through amazon.com. Calculating the time it would take to transit real space and warp space, I should get it, oh, within 3-4 weeks cheers

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Post by Zealadin on Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:28 am

Yikes thats quite a while, there must be a disturbance in the warp.

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Re: Some books i had read.....

Post by Constantine on Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:21 am

Zealadin wrote:Yikes thats quite a while, there must be a disturbance in the warp.

scratch That's wierd, usually the warp cooporates with the forces of chaos. Perhaps the shrouding surrounding your vessel is interfereing with the Daemonic postal services' scanners Razz

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Re: Some books i had read.....

Post by Zealadin on Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:27 am

When I need to deal with chaos texts I head down to my local GWS and put the fear of the emporer into the servitors there, almost instantaneously gaining the necesarry texts!

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Re: Some books i had read.....

Post by Rivan on Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:57 pm

Constantine wrote:
Zealadin wrote:Yikes thats quite a while, there must be a disturbance in the warp.

scratch That's wierd, usually the warp cooporates with the forces of chaos. Perhaps the shrouding surrounding your vessel is interfereing with the Daemonic postal services' scanners Razz

LOL One of the lower ranked Inquisitors had the temerity to question me, a Grey Knight, on why I was interested in the works of chaos. I just stared him down and after a few uncomfortable seconds (for him), he said "Ok, I think I'll go play with my skull servitors now..." Razz

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Re: Some books i had read.....

Post by Zealadin on Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:17 am

You know it sounds like he was a very lucky Inquisitor, questioning a Grey Knights faith is a death sentence in many cases.

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Re: Some books i had read.....

Post by Rivan on Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:07 am

I just finished Heroes of the Space Marines and it was a VERY good read. Definitely some good teasers in there for upcoming novels, namely Salamanders, Imperial Fists and Deathwatch.

Definitely a must read Very Happy

Starting Fallen Angels today...

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Re: Some books i had read.....

Post by Constantine on Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:27 am

I think I will try Heroes of the Space Marines next

I have read Fallen Angels and I really enjoyed it. There are A LOT of people who didn't but everyone has their own preferences.

I won't go into why I liked it because that would spoil the book Very Happy

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