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As I am super tired of going off topic on other people's threads, and even my own.

I'm going to give this a try. If you would like someone to give you a recommendation on a Black Library novel, post your likes and dislikes about what you're looking for. Someone then posts their suggestions on a or many specific books. You can also post about books you have already read and what you liked.

I have noticed many discussions that were kind of off topic about books and even genres, so I figured this may be a good place for those said discussions.

Well, I will start it off.

I am into some "bolter porn" as well as good development. I like twists in the storyline and some surprises. I love brutality and bloodshed. I've really only read about Chaos. I really enjoyed The Talon of Horus as well as Ahriman: Exile. I have also read the first four Horus Heresy books, and kind of gave up after realizing there's so many books to get to the end, and so many go off the main story line to do their own story line. (Also, my favorite character died.)

So, what do you guys have for me?


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I am into some "bolter porn" as well as good development. I like twists in the storyline and some surprises. I love brutality and bloodshed. I've really only read about Chaos. I really enjoyed The Talon of Horus as well as Ahriman: Exile. I have also read the first four [I]Horus Heresy[I] books, and kind of gave up after realizing there's so many books to get to the end, and so many go off the main story line to do their own story line. (Also, my favorite character died.)

So, what do you guys have for me?
Well if it's Chaos that you want;

The Night Lords trilogy is Black Library's best CSM series thus far, though the Black Legion series will likely eclipse it in time. But it has strong and likeable characters, a great story that showcases the mentality of the Night Lords and their philosophies, plenty of action with a unique Night Lords twist (meaning lots of dirty fighting and cheap underhanded tricks).

The Word Bearers series is another great one. Much more focused on Chaos than the Night Lords series, this is a series where the characters are unabashedly evil and cruel with absolutely no hints of nobility, honour or kindness; each book has great action scenes and the overall story of the series is a very good job, with each book having self-contained side stories that are also very enjoyable.

On the other side, Imperial, Deathwatch by Steve Parker has great character development with a cast that is just generally fun to read about. Very creepy and atmospheric scenes involving Genestealers and plenty of Space Marines crushing bugs with Bolter rounds and chainswords. It has quite a good story as well with lots of promise for future instalments.


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Well if it's Chaos that you want;

The Night Lords trilogy is Black Library's best CSM series thus far, though the Black Legion series will likely eclipse it in time. But it has strong and likeable characters, a great story that showcases the mentality of the Night Lords and their philosophies, plenty of action with a unique Night Lords twist (meaning lots of dirty fighting and cheap underhanded tricks).

The Word Bearers series is another great one. Much more focused on Chaos than the Night Lords series, this is a series where the characters are unabashedly evil and cruel with absolutely no hints of nobility, honour or kindness; each book has great action scenes and the overall story of the series is a very good job, with each book having self-contained side stories that are also very enjoyable.

On the other side, Imperial, Deathwatch by Steve Parker has great character development with a cast that is just generally fun to read about. Very creepy and atmospheric scenes involving Genestealers and plenty of Space Marines crushing bugs with Bolter rounds and chainswords. It has quite a good story as well with lots of promise for future instalments.


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Awesome, great recommendation!

I have the three Night Lords books, but I haven't started them yet. I do plan on it. I also have the first Word Bearer book, which is paperback, not eBook.

I haven't tried to Deathwatch series yet, but I have played the RPG and love the story. I also have the Eisenhorn eBooks, but haven't started it. I never had a love for the Imperial Guard, as I always thought them to be super weak compared to the other Legions. Though they do have strength in numbers.

Again, great recommendation! Thanks again.


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I am into some "bolter porn" as well as good development. I like twists in the storyline and some surprises. I love brutality and bloodshed. I've really only read about Chaos. I really enjoyed The Talon of Horus as well as Ahriman: Exile. I have also read the first four Horus Heresy books, and kind of gave up after realizing there's so many books to get to the end, and so many go off the main story line to do their own story line. (Also, my favorite character died.)

So, what do you guys have for me?
The HH-series has fallen behind as of late, and there is always good and bad stories. You learn which authors to have low hopes for and which stories you can ignore rather quickly. Otherwise check out reviews which might direct you in the way which to pick or not.



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The Night Lords trilogy is Black Library's best CSM series thus far, though the Black Legion series will likely eclipse it in time. But it has strong and likeable characters, a great story that showcases the mentality of the Night Lords and their philosophies, plenty of action with a unique Night Lords twist (meaning lots of dirty fighting and cheap underhanded tricks).
I would recommend Lord of the Night prior to the NL-trilogy as it make several referenses to it.
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Who wrote Lord of the night?


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Don't forget Storm of Iron!
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Simon Spurrier. It's one of the only two novels he ever wrote for Black Library.


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Simon Spurrier. It's one of the only two novels he ever wrote for Black Library.


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Excellent, I will be checking that out then. Thank you for the recommendation, Forkmaster.

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Don't forget Storm of Iron!
Sorry, I missed you there, Pugnax. Is that a good one? I haven't heard of that one. Who is it by?


Also, so I don't double post, hoping someone comes back to this post. hah. Anyone have any thoughts on the book Deamon Worlds by Ben Counter.


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Excellent, I will be checking that out then. Thank you for the recommendation, Forkmaster.



Sorry, I missed you there, Pugnax. Is that a good one? I haven't heard of that one. Who is it by?


Also, so I don't double post, hoping someone comes back to this post. hah. Anyone have any thoughts on the book Deamon Worlds by Ben Counter.
No problem! Storm of Iron is good, and holds up even though I think the portrayal of the Iron Warriors is better in Siege of Castellax.
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No problem! Storm of Iron is good, and holds up even though I think the portrayal of the Iron Warriors is better in Siege of Castellax.
I don't really know too much about the Iron Warriors. I haven't thought to really learn about them.

Are they just augmented more then your typical CSM?


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