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I just finished the newly released Deathwatch novel, that features the Deathwatch Talon squad that have been present in several short stories now. Detailing their origins and fleshing out their characters, as well giving much more life to how it is in the Deathwatch. Going right from first initiation.

But most fascinating of all is all the new juicy lore presented on the Death Spectres chapter, scions of Corax. They have some really fascinating things going on, which remains a continued plot thread through the whole of the book, involving the main character Brother Librarian Karras of the Death Spectres from his initiation into the Deathwatch.

I find the book a quite good read, with the smaller space marine focus on just a small squad there is quite a lot more space for interaction and personality. Definitely one of the better recent releases and the book ends on an open note with room for plenty of sequels for Talon Squad and the threads of mystery remaining.
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Deathwatch novel is really good. Death Spectres chapter is awesome. Shariax shoes many connections with the Golden Throne. But one point with which i dissapointed with - another great mustery prophecy for Brother Librarian Karras. Its so boring - this prophecies everywhere now
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Deathwatch novel is really good. Death Spectres chapter is awesome. Shariax shoes many connections with the Golden Throne. But one point with which i dissapointed with - another great mustery prophecy for Brother Librarian Karras. Its so boring - this prophecies everywhere now
Prophecy is very important in 40k. It's how Chaos and the Imperium fight many of their battles and they base much of their mythology on them.

Looking forward to reading Deathwatch, my copy should arrive this week. I finally get to read more of Siefer Zeed, AKA Ghost!


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Prophecy is very important in 40k. It's how Chaos and the Imperium fight many of their battles and they base much of their mythology on them.

Looking forward to reading Deathwatch, my copy should arrive this week. I finally get to read more of Siefer Zeed, AKA Ghost!


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You wont be disappointed, he makes some great appearances.
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If the guy is called "Ghost" shouldn't he not be making appearances?

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If the guy is called "Ghost" shouldn't he not be making appearances?
Well Ghosts are apparitions so maybe it's ok ?
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Just finished it. Really an enjoyable book. Don't suppose I should say much, for spoiler reasons. But I'm always happy with seeing Psykers, and we got a pretty cool one. Heh. Yeah, the Death Spectres' schemes could be very interesting. As well as those of Sigma an whoever else.

And yeah, Zeed rocks!
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After loving the shit out of the two short stories I was looking forward to this book immensely. And god is it a good book, as soon as it arrived I cleared my schedule, so glad I did. I read the first 7/8ths of the book in my first sitting and only put it down to catch some sleep lol. Finished it the very next morning and loved it. Totally engrossing book that never let me down. I was a tad surprised Steve Parker never explained to Karras why he couldn't read Rauth, like he explained in the one of his short stories. Thought that would have brought about a pretty cool character growth for Rauth amongst the group if they knew just how badass he is lol.

Haven't heard any news of this book getting a sequel or a trilogy or anything, yet given the cliff hangers and the ability for the "Sigma" arc to really expand out, it seems likely. I am desperately hoping this gets turned into a several book series. More books would give him the opportunity to introduce more unique characters from different chapters, his Space Marine interactions and chemistry is some of the best I've personally read.
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Does the writing improve from the dross that were Steve Parker's shorts?



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Haven't heard any news of this book getting a sequel or a trilogy or anything, yet given the cliff hangers and the ability for the "Sigma" arc to really expand out, it seems likely. I am desperately hoping this gets turned into a several book series. More books would give him the opportunity to introduce more unique characters from different chapters, his Space Marine interactions and chemistry is some of the best I've personally read.
He's working on Deathwatch II right now.

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I have no idea how to respond to that. I loved the shorts as Khyzer did, so i'd suggest that you just don't bother reading it because I really doubt you'll like it.


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