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post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-14-13, 09:09 PM
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Kell is a good character... just not worthy of being the lead. I had serious troubles with confusing the cullexus and callidus with each other as I read this one. They were so similar in almost every aspect and the level of crap I didn't give about either one meant I had to keep checking which I was reading about (or figure it out a few pages further in).
Generally I though Soalm, Kell and Spear were decent characters and if they had been in the periphery they would have been supurb... but they really couldn't keep they story going by themselves.

Overall I think its an incredibly hard task to set someone to write a story about a bunch of loners and to make it interesting... and this book certainly didn't succeed in that aim. but having said that there were interesting sections and the descriptions of the assassins when they were operating alone was pretty cool. A long way from the best best HH book... but also a hell of a long way from the likes of Fallen Angels (and they were better then the few books I've binned before getting more then a chapter into).

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Even now after all this time, I still don't understand the rationality behind Kells final decision. Just seems so absurdly pointless.
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I can't even remember the ending... which is rare for a HH book. I can remember them firing the laser and a few bits and bobs but generally its a complete blank. It was THAT good

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Two things. I think sometimes that we can get a little overly critical of the HH books. They are generally written by second string writers, they are not usually the best that is avaialble in the literary world. There are some that rate very highly, ADB and abnett among others, but personally i am just happy that there is extensive fluff material being written for the game we all enjoy. Secondly, it is a bit much to complain about the garantine being one dimensional. He is meant to be. He kills, in practise he has the same function as a food processor. Press a button, and everything within a certain distance is rendered down to paste. My food processor doesnt say much.....

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. Secondly, it is a bit much to complain about the garantine being one dimensional. He is meant to be. He kills, in practise he has the same function as a food processor. Press a button, and everything within a certain distance is rendered down to paste. My food processor doesnt say much.....
I totally understand what you're saying.

He could have been a brilliant creation, it was just the childish purile manner in which Swallow went about it that was the galling part. The Spear element was, in my opinion, fantastically written and so how he managed to cram two completely different styles into one book is quite baffling.

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