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I think Dark Apostle by Anthony Reynolds is a good book, and yes it is the first in a series. The other two books are Dark Disciple and Dark Creed. Overall I think the trilogy holds up a bit better than the Night Lords trilogy.

I know some have a bit of an issue with certain things in Dark Apostle, namely that the Word Bearers were able to take down a titan in the manner they did. But those same people seem to give the Night Lords a pass when it came to how they took down a titan in their own series (between the two the Word Bearers seems more feasible.)
Ah, I am glad you brought that up. When I read about that in the Night Lords series, I was a little taken back.

So, I can fairly take your word for it' . I am quite anxious to get to finish all of these books that I'm reading. it seems I have much ahead of me. Haha.

You guys are awesome in your informative input and hurl great recommendations. I hope we can continue to converse like this on many other topics. Preferably 40k PC games... and how I seem to think there aren't any more for me to play as I went through them all!

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I like the Word Bearers books a fair amount. I liked the second better, as it was more intimate due to the main characters all just going on an adventure, and we see more of their various interactions and the complexities of the relationships between what were basically fairly shallow archetypes in the first novel.
There were also some nice moments, like the guy getting separated from the rest of the squad and what happens afterwards.

The third was a satisfying end, if a slight misfire in terms of the the sub-plot. And the huge battle veers into bolter-porn a little. And the little short that wraps up the fate of one of the characters was good, if dark as heck.

Also, the characters cameo (or outright appear) in various Heresy shorts.
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That sounds really awesome.

Is there an Emperor's Children novel?

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The Ahriman novels by John French are also very good. The third one is due out soon, and it seems like they might tie in with the Abbadon novels at some point as well.

Anything by ADB, French or Reynolds is good, and McNeill does a good job on the IWs.
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Which reminds me. Does anyone know if Abbadon appears in the Talon of Horus novels?

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He ought to, that series is about how he became the Despoiler and founds the Black Legion. (And yes, he is in Talon of Horus.)

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He ought to, that series is about how he became the Despoiler and founds the Black Legion. (And yes, he is in Talon of Horus.)
haha okay, I'm only three chapters in. They talk as if he is a myth or something, even though many of them fought in the Great Crusade.

Wonderful story so far. Anything dark and brutal, is for me.

Someone explained it as "bolter porn", and that is EXACTLY what I am into. :D Blood, gore, chaos, filth and destruction!

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As I said before it is a wonderful story, but I must ask. Is ADB always so philosophical when speaking as a narrator? Just kind of different than many BL books I have read; and all in the first person, which is even stranger!

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I like the first person aspect. Eisenhorn by Dan Abnett is the same. Found it a little odd at first, took a bit of getting used to, but then I began to really appreciate it.
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I like the first person aspect. Eisenhorn by Dan Abnett is the same. Found it a little odd at first, took a bit of getting used to, but then I began to really appreciate it.
It's actually growing on me.

It's the philosophical monologues that kind of bother me... doesn't have a whole lot to do with the story in my eyes.

What do you guys think about those?

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