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Post by Rivan on Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:47 am

So far, I'm really liking Fallen Angels. I like the way Mike Lee switches back and forth b/w locations coz he really keeps you at the edge of your seat. But my favorite so far is Sergeant Kohl and his veterans. I love the wise cracks and witty retorts between them. It makes them very...human for Astartes.

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"It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle." --Sun Tzu (from ancient Earth)

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

Post by Rivan on Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:01 am

Finished Fallen Angels and I loved it. I actually thought it was one of the better books in the series so far.

I can't remember much of the details in what actually happened to the different Primarchs...but does anyone know what happened to Lion El Jonson?

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

Post by Dark Bjoern on Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:46 am

He was not found after his battle With Luther. He was carried away by the Keeper of the Darkness and placed in a stasis chamber deep within the Rock under the Tower of Angels. Noone, not even the Inner Circle, knows that heīs on the Rock.

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

Post by Constantine on Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:53 pm

I know he's there!!!! Razz

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

Post by Rivan on Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:43 am

Just finished The Killing Ground by Graham McNeill...
It is simply AWESOME!!! It's probably one of the best 40K novels I've read (and I've read a lot...)

Don't know if any of you have been following the exploits of Captain Uriel Ventris and Sergeant Pasanius of the Ultramarines but this latest installment (following the Ultramarines Omnibus) is the BEST! What makes it so?!? the Grey Knights make a significant appearance!!!!

I really wish now that Graham McNeill will write about GK's. I actually liked his style on GK's better than Ben Counter's.

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

Post by Constantine on Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:21 am

Rivan wrote:Just finished The Killing Ground by Graham McNeill...
It is simply AWESOME!!! It's probably one of the best 40K novels I've read (and I've read a lot...)

Don't know if any of you have been following the exploits of Captain Uriel Ventris and Sergeant Pasanius of the Ultramarines but this latest installment (following the Ultramarines Omnibus) is the BEST! What makes it so?!? the Grey Knights make a significant appearance!!!!

I really wish now that Graham McNeill will write about GK's. I actually liked his style on GK's better than Ben Counter's.

I am on my way to buy that book right now!!!! I had no idea that the GKs were in there!!!!! cheers cheers cheers bounce

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

Post by Rivan on Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:15 am

@Constantine: Have you by any chance read The Killing Grounds yet? There's a quote in there that I wanted to mention that really had me laughing so hard but I don't want to spoil it for you Very Happy

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

Post by Constantine on Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:40 am

I finished it while I was in Mexico Brother R. So please quote away Razz

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

Post by NemesisForce on Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:38 am

Wait! I haven't read it yet. *covers eyes* Okay, go ahead.

I've meaning to ask, does Stern appear in any novels or short stories? He seems to be a well-established character but I haven't seen any print on him other than what's in the codex.

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

Post by Rivan on Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:19 pm

@Nemesisforce: Unfortunately, Stern has not been mentioned at all.

What they had in this Graham McNeill novel was a Grey Knight in terminator armor named Leodegarius. It was never mentioned what his rank was but from the events in the story, one can only assume he was a GM since he beat up Capt Ventris AND Sgt Passanius in unarmed combat (yes, 2 on 1). I'm thinking in game terms (SM Captain and sergeant dueling w/ a GM...

The quote I was dying of laughter of was when they were about to start, Uriel Ventris asked Leodegarius "What are the rules?" Leodegarius just said "Uriel, you are such an Ultramarine" and punched Uriel hard in the face! LOL


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

Post by Constantine on Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:07 pm

LOL!!!! That was hilarious Very Happy
And yes, I would say that the character in the novel was a GM or at the very least a BC.

This is for your benefit Brother NF. No peeking Wink
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I also loved the fact that he was able to keep fighting the possesed unfleshed one despite holocausting an entire level of the hospital, loosing an arm, AND maintaining two protective fields around his prisoners!!!!! Grey Knights ROCK!!!
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The only place I have read about BC Stern is in the Codex Sad
Perhaps as a forum project we could write a story about him together study

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

Post by NemesisForce on Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:31 pm

I peeked. Embarassed How much Grey Knight stuff is actually in the novel?

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Post by Rivan on Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:46 pm

It's actually pretty substantial since the presence of the GKs determines the final outcome of the story Very Happy

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

Post by NemesisForce on Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:10 am

To this day I've still held off reading HoD so I have something to look forward to. Might pick up Killing Ground just for a GK fix.

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

Post by Constantine on Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:18 am

NemesisForce wrote:To this day I've still held off reading HoD so I have something to look forward to. Might pick up Killing Ground just for a GK fix.

It is a good read. Obviously MORE GK content would be great, but what is there is good. I like the fact that a planetary governer who doesn't respect or acknowledge the authority of Space Marines shakes in fear when his alerted to the arrival of the GKs cheers

And how the heck have you managed to not read HOD yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good god man quit tourturing yourself and read it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Razz

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

Post by NemesisForce on Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:20 am

Trust me, it has not been easy. Any word if Mr. Counter has another GK novel in the pipes?

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

Post by DarkRonin on Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:40 pm

Some of the 40K books that I have read would of course be the Grey Knights, Soul Drinkers Omnibus plus Chapter Wars, Horus Rising and False Gods. The last one that I finished was Faith and Fire by James Swallow. Right now I'm reading Salamanders by Nick Kyme.

I just have to say, that Faith and Fire was an interesting read, especially when your going over Psychoanalytic and Feminist criticisms in a Literary Analysis class. It made me realize just how envious the Sisters are of men. Carrying all of those big guns heavy guns. Freud would have a field day with the Sisters.

One more thing, I also read Lord of the Night by James Spurrier, I must admit that I'm feeling lethargic right now since I don't feel like editing my own post. Anyway, I found it to be a good read, a bit slow and odd at first, the style was different of course. But I found it rather interesting in its own way, with how the POV changes from the Chaos raptor to the Interrogator after every chapter. It's a really interesting style of writing.

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

Post by Nausaden on Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:08 pm

Hmm, Brother Ronin I think I will go investigate Lord of the Night and Faith and Fire. They both seem like really interesting works, I know I enjoyed the GK Omnibus and the Horus Heresy. I was thinking of checking out "Tales of Heresy", I recall hearing it has the Emperor make an appearance against a Dragon Razz

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

Post by Aubec le noir on Sat Nov 07, 2009 1:39 am

I only buy the inquisition-related books of 40k
loved Eisenhorn and Ravenor trilogy and in general all the Dan Abnett books (gaunt's too of course)
loved Grey Knight, alas french traduction is very slow so the 2 others are not edited in France yet ! Crying or Very sad No Evil or Very Mad
like Ciaphas Caine for it changes from the Bloodthristy Commissar but the style is somewhat "light"
was disappointed by night lord that i found a bit redundant in the style and i had hard time imaginating 1 lone SM (even a Captain or a would-be-Chaptermaster) causing the destruction of a whole Hive .... Suspect Evil or Very Mad
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Re: Some books i had read.....

Post by Brisbane on Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:16 pm

Reading: Scourge the Heretic and the Blood Ravens Omnibus (just started that one, I've heard its not good).

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The GK Omnibus: didn't like the middle book, it was slow as death, but the last book, Daemonhammer was great. My only gripe about the series is that I feel our protagonist lacks personality. I see how Ben Counter is trying to create a naive, innocent sort of Grey Knight who is blossoming into something stronger and far more dangerous, but he seems TOO blank a canvas.

Fourth Space Wolf novel, the name escapes me. That was great! Really enjoyed it; interesting how Ragnar is going through the same sort of experience as Aleric (sp) but Ragnar is much more interesting, not so passive and reactive.

Great thread btw Smile

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

Post by Nausaden on Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:00 pm

Glad you enjoyed the GK Omnibus Brother Brisbane; the middle one was certainly lacking throughout but I found it pretty interesting. Plus, the face off against the "Daemon" at the end was very entertaining.

It was really the 3rd book that brought it home to me; Alaric is a bit bland, and I had hoped for my character befitting a Grey Knight, but it was more then tolerable.

I haven't read the Space Wolves novels, and was just going to read Eisenhorns but I keep hearing about those wolfs so I might just go check to see what your talking about Very Happy

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

Post by Brisbane on Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:25 pm

@Brother Nausaden: I would really consider getting the wolf books. I can't speak about the 5th or 6th, yet, but so far the others have been really great.

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

Post by Dark Bjoern on Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:51 pm

@Nausaden: You should definitely read the SW novels. The last two are written by Lee and Lightner but they still follow the stlye. Most people didnīt like the last two books cause they lack one certain charakter from the first 3. I canīt agree, they had been fantastic. But be aware, if you start reading them, you will automatically start with a SW army. Razz lol!

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Post by Nausaden on Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:30 pm

Very Happy I don't think my wallet will permit that; but I shall go read the first of the books this week and let you all know what I think of it.

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

Post by Rivan on Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:38 pm

I bought all the Caiphas Cain novels and started reading Hero of the Imperium. It is by far the funniest 40K novel I have read. Sandy Mitchell does a good job putting a humorous twist while still giving a lot of character and action Razz

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