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Default Suprise Digital Mondays release: Seventh Retribution

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I just noticed they have snuck out Seventh Retribution as a digital mondays early release. It is a full lenght book unlike the e-shorts normally published every monday.

Edit: Enjoying it so far, finding it a good read with a mystery pulling the reader onwards.

Edit 2: Theres some new and -QUITE- interesting lore suprises I certainly didn't see comming!

Edit 3: Finished it! A quite interesting plot that is quite reminding me of a few choice sci-fi movies. Which I shall not name here, due to the relation to the plot to keep the suprise. Suffice to say the title of the book have an impotant meaning.

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I'll have to get this after work today.
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Bean Counter should have been shit canned from BL a long time ago. Did a decent job with Galaxy in Flames, but that was his peak. Up there with CS Goto and Mitchell Scanlon as one of the worst writers they've ever had. The combination of him and the most grim, dour SM chapter of a grim dour universe just doesn't bode well for an entertaining read. The quote that was on the site yesterday from a speech by Lysander confirmed it for me.
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Bean Counter should have been shit canned from BL a long time ago. Did a decent job with Galaxy in Flames, but that was his peak. Up there with CS Goto and Mitchell Scanlon as one of the worst writers they've ever had. The combination of him and the most grim, dour SM chapter of a grim dour universe just doesn't bode well for an entertaining read. The quote that was on the site yesterday from a speech by Lysander confirmed it for me.
I think the book is better than you give it credit for, honestly. But if you are undecided, wait for other oppinions. But mine is quite favorable. I find it have a lot of evocative imagery, being quite far from the super common bleak and grey battlefield so prevalent in wh40k novels.
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I have had this thing for a while waiting for it to be read, but I haven`t dared touch after the god awful Lysander story in Architect of Fate..

But as Khorne's Fist said, it baffles me how the guy has not been booted from the game yet.

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But as Khorne's Fist said, it baffles me how the guy has not been booted from the game yet.
Van Horstmann. Daemon World. The Grey Knights Trilogy. Soul Drinkers. Those are the reasons why. Galaxy in Flames wasn't the best book and Battle for the Abyss is the weakest HH novel I agree, but he is a good author. If you don't care for him then so be it, but others like me do.

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The quote that was on the site yesterday from a speech by Lysander confirmed it for me.
Ben Counter writes good dialogue, and one of the best speeches ever in 40k is his.

"We do not know what our chances of survival are, so we fight as if they were zero. We do not know what we are facing, so we fight as if it was the dark gods themselves. No one will remember us now and we may never be buried beneath Titan, so we will build our own memorial here. The Chapter might lose us and the Imperium might never know we existed, but the Enemy - the Enemy will know. The Enemy will remember. We will hurt it so badly that it will never forget us until the stars burn out and the Emperor vanquishes it at the end of time. When Chaos is dying, its last thought will be of us. That is our memorial -carved into the heart of Chaos. We cannot lose, Grey Knights. We have already won."


Truly epic. A moment when it's impossible to not be impressed by the Grey Knights. And by humanity for having these champions among it.


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Van Horstmann. Daemon World. The Grey Knights Trilogy. Soul Drinkers. Those are the reasons why. Galaxy in Flames wasn't the best book and Battle for the Abyss is the weakest HH novel I agree, but he is a good author. If you don't care for him then so be it, but others like me do.


Ben Counter writes good dialogue, and one of the best speeches ever in 40k is his.

"We do not know what our chances of survival are, so we fight as if they were zero. We do not know what we are facing, so we fight as if it was the dark gods themselves. No one will remember us now and we may never be buried beneath Titan, so we will build our own memorial here. The Chapter might lose us and the Imperium might never know we existed, but the Enemy - the Enemy will know. The Enemy will remember. We will hurt it so badly that it will never forget us until the stars burn out and the Emperor vanquishes it at the end of time. When Chaos is dying, its last thought will be of us. That is our memorial -carved into the heart of Chaos. We cannot lose, Grey Knights. We have already won."


Truly epic. A moment when it's impossible to not be impressed by the Grey Knights. And by humanity for having these champions among it.


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Yep, people is dissing on Ben Counter far too readilly because of one sour grape. Which I personally didn't find as bad as people likes to shout about. Memorable characters such Mhotep or Skrall really carrying that book.
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I am starting Van Hortsmann tonight after i finish Death of Antagonis. I have been impressed with Anandales shorts, and so far, Antagonis is up there with Helsreach as a page turner. I want to get van Hortsmann read before the second of CL Werners trilogy is released.

As to Ben Counter, he might occasionally wsrite decent stories, but they are not 40k and he has written some terrible stories in the past: grey knights trilogy being one. When i was like 14 they were pretty cool, but looking back, eh. That speech is utterly mediocre at best.

I know you dont read outside of BL lotn, but even among the shite that is turned out by mcneil, kyme and swallow, i struggle to find place for counter. I find goto easier these days. Backflipping terminators and all.



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I know you dont read outside of BL lotn, but even among the shite that is turned out by mcneil, kyme and swallow, i struggle to find place for counter. I find goto easier these days. Backflipping terminators and all.
Actually Vaz, I read outside of BL quite frequently. I have three filled bookcases in my house and only one of them is Black Library.


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Lets get back on topic. Id love to hear from others whom have read Seventh Retribution. Bring it!
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