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The Emperor's Legion, 9/10. The best BL novel I've read ina couple of years.
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Cadia Stands, 1/10

If I'd seen @Doelago 's earlier comment I'd probably have skipped this one, but this thing deserves another mention because of how it is advertised. I quote:

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The storm has broken and the forces of Chaos batter against Cadia's defences. Lord Castellan Creed leads the defence of the fortress world, but for how much longer can they hold out. Cadia stands… but will it stand forever?

READ IT BECAUSE
Justin D Hill follows up his Ursarkar Creed short stories in Legends of the Dark Millennium: Astra Militarum with the tale of the hero's finest – and darkest – hour.
I feel I can be forgiven for thinking this was a story about Creed. If you've read Gathering Storm 1: Fall of Cadia, you'll probably agree that we're getting tantalizing hints there's a fantastic story happening with the main Imperial characters: Creed, later joined by Cawl, Celestine and Greyfax. We get a bunch of short snippets and sidebars that practically beg for a novelization of their interactions.

This, however, is not that story. Creed barely gets to be on the stage, and then only seen through a third party. Cawl and Greyfax never appear at all. We're instead getting half a dozen shorts that merely happen to be set on Cadia during those final months. Worse, those stories only occasionally nod toward converging.

This book is a trainwreck, only made worse by the missed opportunity.
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The Carrion Throne - 8/10
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Castellan by David Annandale 1/10

For once I have to give a David Annandale book a total miss. I find this book unbelievably bad with the truly insane feats of the Grey Knights. I enjoyed the first book Warden of the Blade, but its like he didnt even try in this book. While he does the impossible deviancy of chaos well, its not enough to lift it above the disaster that is the super overpowered Grey Knights and Crowe in particular. David should really have taken more than just a page from his first book.

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Grey Knights, Dark Adeptus and Hammer of Daemons are far better Grey Knights novels by a far more competent author that strikes them as a strong precision instrument, without going totally gaga.

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The Devastation of Baal by Guy Haley - 9.5/10

Dante was great, this one was even better. Guy Haley writes the Blood Angels so well that I don‘t want another author to touch them. All around an excellent book, and somehow manages not to devolve into bolter porn which amazed me considering the circumstances depicted in the book.

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The Emperors Legion - 10/10
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Ahriman: Exile 8/10
Ahriman: Sorcerer 9/10
Ahriman: Unchanged 6/10

(read as part of the Omnibus, as you may guess. Yes, I'm just a bit behind on BL....)

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Knightsblade 8/10. I found it considerable improvement over the previous book Kingsblade, which I found rather mediocre.

Andy Clark has definitely gotten much better at writting Imperial Knights.

I look forward to read the third book in the series, I -want- to see the end of the tale.
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Lorgar: Bearer of the Word 8/10

Quite a slow paced novel, but the climax and implications of the ending gave me a whole new perspective of my favourite primarch.

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Ruinstorm, 5/10. Really struggled with this one. Sanguinius' inner struggle with his visions of his own death was played on far too much, so much so I got bored with it. I think this arc of the story might have been a bit too big for Annandale.

The one thing of interest was the revelation that

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