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post #51 of 58 (permalink) Old 09-21-15, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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Hey LotN, I didn't see an answer for this, but did you do a talk war-gaming review for Soul Hunter?

If so, could you spare a link?
I have not. However I would HEARTILY recommend the Night Lords books to any 40k fan. They are brilliant in my eyes.

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8.5 out of 10 for Deathfire?!?! I just don't even know...
8.6 actually.

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Legion 4.2/10

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Yes. Legion is not an Alpha Legion novel, it is an Imperial Army novel with a guest appearance by the Alpha Legion. You want a real Alpha Legion story, read The Serpent Beneath. Now that is a proper and true AL story. I give The Serpent Beneath a 9.5/10 as a story, as a portrayal of the Alpha Legion itself; 11/10.

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Sometimes the sheer negativity in this forum can be quite depressive when certain people go on yet another author bashing.

So I applaud you, LoTN for a more constructive thinking. I believe in positive reinforcement, though I am sorely taxed to say much good about AoS. Hopefully it can improve as the setting matures and the writters have more to work with and expanding beyond mere battlereport stories.
Indeed.

Thank you BL. I myself am taxed to say anything positive about the AoS writings, my review for War Storm says all that I have to say on the subject really. I still believe that AoS makes for a great tabletop game, but as a setting for novels I no longer believe it has the ability to produce good novels/etc.


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post #52 of 58 (permalink) Old 09-21-15, 08:17 PM
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I have to voice my opinion. Soul Hunter was written terribly. Great concept, poor execution. The poor grammar could be blamed on the editor, but either way, it should have been caught. When it's on almost every page, it gets redundant.

Although, Blood Reaver has proven to be written much better with no lack of concept.


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8.6 actually.
No one seemed to in the thread, so care to address these points back in that post? The glaring errors in particular...

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What a truly fucking awful abortion of a novel that was. I 'acquired' it to finally read as a break between real novels and holy shit, I'm about as glad I read it, as I was watching the latest Fantastic Four film. Sometimes you just need to experience how awful something is, but not in a good way like Sharknado. There is not one redeeming feature in the entire novel for me I'm afraid. At least in say, Vulkan Lives (and holy shit, didn't they just abuse the fuck out of that line), I sort of liked Curze torturing Vulkan over and over. That is until it was revealed he's a perpetual, then I kind of lost interest. But god, that was painful to read.

Other have nailed most of the bad points already, maybe when I regain my motivation for life, I'll come back and list more, but for now...

Kaspian Hecht...


A rather large, and to me, glaring error


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As an aside, if we could direct any further discussion on Deathfire to it's relevant thread.

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Hey, @Lord of the Night

Did you happen to do a review of Ahriman: Sorcerer?


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Keep up the good work! I have read your work on Talk Wargaming even before I came here!

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How does the scale work? Is it entirely reviewer's tilt or is there some arcane scheme behind the point differentials?
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Lord of the Night is doing a lot of amazing reviews, but sometimes aliens abduct him and place imposters in his place.
That happened then we get the reviews for the 'Fear to Thread' and 'Deathfire', which were positioned by his clone as @amazing [email protected]
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But then Lord got back from the aliens, shattering his prison - he is doing an amazing job with his reviews
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