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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-19-13, 03:19 PM
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Being a player or not has nothing to do with it. A codex provides more than just rules. It lays down the structure, traditions and history of that army as well. Wraight came along and pissed all over a lot of the stuff laid down in the codex by what appears to be sheer laziness. This was a serious disappointment compounded by the fact of just how good a job he did with Battle for the Fang.
I'd say it's a fair point and it'd be good if authors tried to stick largely within the confines of the codex, but I think of it kind of like video games. There's a point where realism gets in the way of it being fun. I can't remember what game it was I was playing recently where it just seemed like they were trying too hard to make it be realistic and only succeeded in making the game a chore to play. So I'd prefer it if authors kept to the codex as much as possible, but if the codex is going to make it difficult or impossible to tell some aspect of the story then the codex be damned any time it gets in the way of telling a good story.
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Mind you I haven't read the story, but if Ingvar was the one calling the pack a squad then I don't think thats much of an issue. I mean he fought as part of a squad, not a pack, for nearly sixty years and picked up other traits from that time; terminology wouldn't be surprising.

Though with only this partial summary, can't really say much else.

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Honestly, I dont think my write up is a partial summery. From what I read in the book, it was easily simplified down to that little bit I wrote. But in the future, I will try to do better on book reviews. Was my first attempt. (Not trying to make excuses)
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I do have to ask, the first two 'reviews' of the story I have found consisted mostly of 'story would have been better without Sisters, hate those self-righteous b******' and my subsequent question about this ignored.

I don't care for Marine stories personally but I do care about the Sisters of Battle and so my question is, how are they in the story? Is it worth reading for them?

Or is this another story where they get included because the author needed someone new to hate/kill/all of the above?

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The sisters are good in the book, it's just that there isn't enough of them in it to warrant reading it just for them. Off the top of my head, I think there was two good fight scenes involving the Sisters, but more were implied.
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just finished the book, really enjoyed it, I personally found it better than betrayer,
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good book...but the discription made it seem like there wouldve been more drama betwee the sisters and the wolves. Was sorta depressed there was not real animosity...it was just implied.
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just finished the book, really enjoyed it, I personally found it better than betrayer,
Why? Just curious
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Thought it was a very flat book.
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It was a very flat book and in no way was it better than Betrayer.
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