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post #21 of 45 (permalink) Old 09-03-13, 06:03 PM
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Weird, I think he is great and First Heretic / Betrayer are stunning, and the Nl novels are great, but i found Helsreach incredibly Meh. I was surprised to note it was him writing it.
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Void Stalker is by far his best work - though First Heretic comes a close second.

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I first read soul hunter, to me that was a very positive surprise, also liked blood reaver, in Hellsreach I found the BT very 2-dimensional, but still enjoyed the book. Liked void stalker, but less than the other NL books, I guess I felt the loyalists are described as tight-arse cunts, certainly if you read how Sevatar is described, WTF. Anyhow, the emperor's gift was very solid as was betrayer, but also here the UM did not really impress in any way.
For me he is a great writer (at the same level as C. Wright), but he will only be superb if he can describe a loyalist which gives me the same feeling as e.g. Talos, Xarl, Sevatar, Kharn, ... (except Orfeo, he was interesting for about five minutes, until he got the end which one would not expect from the future prince of Khorn , a clean warrior's dead).
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I would which book that changed me! Prior to reading ADB I hated the Night Lords. I absolutly hated them how they looked and was just weird. Now I absolutly adore them, collect an huge army comprised after characters he created. I would say Soul Hunter is his best work since it radically changed something so big. I would probably have said The First Heretic if I had read that first.
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Blood Reaver, when Talos was at a comfortable spot in between being the good guy and the bad guy.

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in Hellsreach I found the BT very 2-dimensional, but still enjoyed the book.
Exactly, Grimaldus was just 'hurr durr I wish i was in space with my brethren, hurr durr everything is going to shit." Versus say The First Heretic with Argel Tal and Talos in the NL series, who are incredibly multi-dimensional, among the most complex in the 40k milieu.
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Exactly, Grimaldus was just 'hurr durr I wish i was in space with my brethren, hurr durr everything is going to shit." Versus say The First Heretic with Argel Tal and Talos in the NL series, who are incredibly multi-dimensional, among the most complex in the 40k milieu.
The same goes for the genesis marines in soul hunter, the reasoning behind it that the loyalist marines indeed are 2-D dogmatic bombastic cunts, which is fair although I do not like it.
I also fail to see why the heretics, who started from a similar condition, suddenly get mojo.
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I miss Argel Tal
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I especially liked him in Betrayer, the relationship with Kharn was incredibly well done.
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The same goes for the genesis marines in soul hunter, the reasoning behind it that the loyalist marines indeed are 2-D dogmatic bombastic cunts, which is fair although I do not like it.
I also fail to see why the heretics, who started from a similar condition, suddenly get mojo.
Well, isn't that because modern Astartes are brainwashed in a way that the Great Crusade - Era Legions weren't?
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