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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-09-12, 12:10 PM
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I've just read this one and really enjoyed it. Probably the most enjoyable Black Library book I have read this year or last. I would give it a 7/10 as well, but there really arent any Black Library books I have read I would give more than an 8 to in any event.
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Originally Posted by Brother Emund View Post
I actually enjoyed the book and finished it in 2 days. Yes, it is a bit corny in places, but I liked it. I even had a little tear in my eye at the end! The only bit that peeved me were:
me too mate, its the only book ive ever been thoroughly shocked, saddened and damn right felt for the characters out of any book. it was like watching a epic film where everyone goes out in a blaze of glory and you actually felt for the characters. recommend to anyone.

if i dont see the world the same as you how come you expect me to see a whole galaxy spanning empire the same as you do then?!
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I really can't give enough kudos to Richard Williams for this book.
Sadly, it seems that Imperial Guard books are going the way of the dinosaur. It used to seem that they were a testing ground for new authors. I don't know if flagging sales is part of the reason, or more of a plan that centers on Space Marines first and foremost (hey, go where the money is), and books that are slated to be series of three or so titles.
Personally, I love the 'rank and file', human aspect of the IG books. And even though I've only read this and Orphans of the Kraken by Williams, I really hope to see more titles from him (will read Reiksguard soon).
Imperial Glory was emotional and exciting. I can see how some might see the ending as corny, believe me. But for those that it works for, it works well. Stanhope and Carson were great characters, and I even enjoyed the portions with Commissar Reeve (especially the flashback with him and Blanks).
In the top 3 of IG books (along with Cadian Blood and Gunheads). The only thing I didn't like was the cover, the face of the centered guard was a little too much of a Judge Dredd rip-off (and the cover has nothing to do with Mr. Williams writing).
For a BL book: 8.5/10
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