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Carcharadons: Red Tithe. 8/10. Really enjoyed this book. The perspectives of both the space sharks and NLs are both interesting, and the action is well paced. Also loved the tidbits about the Sharks' origins. There's enough there to start a fluff thread later.
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Warden of the Flame, 6/10. It was interesting to see the origins of Castellan Crowe and how he came to bare the burden of the Blade of Antwyr, but it got a bit repetitive, and the ending was sign-posted from miles out.
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Angels of Caliban, 6/10

I wanted to like it, and there were certainly plenty of good bits in there, but I have some real issues with the portrayal of the Primarchs. Its a recurring theme in Thorpes books that characters cannot be reasonable in any way and I felt this one took it to the extreme. I felt every time any of the Primarchs talked to each other they were over the slightest disagreement going straight to anger and being at each others throats.

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Eye of Terra - 7/10
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Cadia Stands, 2/10?

It saddens me to say this, but this book was a mess. It started with a great prologue, but from there it just fell apart so badly that it is hard to describe. It tries to do everything at once and fails spectacularly on all fronts. There is exactly zero character development, no clue what the idea here was. It just keeps jumping around from character to character, switching POV sometimes three times on a single fucking page. The first half of the book especially is really incoherent and it just jumps with days and months in whatever direction not following any character in particular.

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Rise of the Ynnari, Ghost warrior. 5/10

I found it passable and an interesting look at the status of the eldar post the great rift, but thats about it. Its very slow paced and takes a really long time to pick up, and ultimately doesn't change much. Though the very much final chapter perhaps the best part of the book, but sure takes a long time to get there.
I think it suffers from being an opening book for the eldar post gathering storm, and thusly can't have any monumental changes or revelations, hence the nothing changes comment.

The craftworld eldar and dark eldar path series was far better written, and a lot more energetic.
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The Path of Heaven - 9/10.

(Best HH book in a long time!)
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Black Legion - 10/10.
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The Path of Heaven - 9/10

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Ruinstorm - 3/10

Absolutely terrible. All the problems I have had with Annandales other works just got multiplied tenfold in this one.

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