Matt Ward works in mysterious ways.
The awesome-sauce of the main character's are offset by a perputual, universal melancholy, as to make things a bit more grimdark.
In codex Blood Angels, Dante, the awesomest chapter master ever, is tired of fighting and has trouble seeing purpose in continuing his duty.
Kaldor Draigo is also melancholic, because he knows that it is an eternal fight he has to keep up, and that chaos will eventually conquer The Imperium. That is 'the truth' he has witnessed.
Inquisitor Lord Coteaz is tragic as well, because he knows that he can't extend his life forever and with no heir, he is forced to seek out means to prolong his life. Often those means are daemonic in nature, and he wonders how long he can resist the lure of chaos: It is implied that it may not be forever.
And last but not least, the mainstream mention that there has been discovered failures in The Golden Throne...
Alas it is all poor writing so shame on you Matt Ward!
Last edited by Engindeer; 02-19-11 at 03:21 PM.