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Chewing through it so far, and its helluwa an engaging read. Some interesting suprises already.
Spoilers, please.

Nyctophobia- Fear of the Dark Angel.

"No one ever spoke about of those two absent brothers. Their separate tragedies had seemed like aberrations. Had they, in fact, been warnings that no one had heeded?"

'Killing a man is like fucking, boy, only instead of giving life you take it. You experience the ecstasy of penetration as your warhead enters the enemy's belly and the shaft follows. You see the whites of his eyes roll inside the sockets of his helmet. You feel his knees give way beneath him and the weight of his faltering flesh draw down the point of your spear. Are you picturing this?'
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'Is your dick hard yet?'
'No, lord.'
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I know. But why?
Because the Inquisition and the GK genocided a Space Marine Chapter that could immolate themselves with psychic fire and not burn, because they were mutants. And they had no particular amniosity with the Flame Falcons.

Now with that knowledge ask yourself, what the hell will they do to a Chapter that they both hate and apparantly has the potential in their gene-seed for a mutation like the Wulfen... there's only one correct answer.

Personally I have a theory on how this adventure will end. (Spoiler tags in case I am right, long odds but crazier stuff has happened.)




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This is an area that the fluff bugs me. After ten thousand years of fighting on countless worlds, so many of these "game changing" secrets would be impossible to keep. No one has seen a Blood Angel give in to the red thirst? Even their name is a bad cover. No one has ever asked why traitor marines wearing DA power armor is attacking them? I think the GK fluff even says that they exterminate anyone that learns demons are real. That's just not believable.
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This is an area that the fluff bugs me. After ten thousand years of fighting on countless worlds, so many of these "game changing" secrets would be impossible to keep. No one has seen a Blood Angel give in to the red thirst? Even their name is a bad cover. No one has ever asked why traitor marines wearing DA power armor is attacking them? I think the GK fluff even says that they exterminate anyone that learns demons are real. That's just not believable.
In order;

The Blood Angels are careful to make sure that the Death Company either die fighting, or are given a quick end when they do give into the Thirst. Usually they keep the DC pretty far away from other Imperial forces as well.

The Fallen wear black armour, the Dark Angels wear dark green. Very few people in the Imperium would actually know that the DA used to wear black instead. Plus the Fallen don't, normally, operate as warbands, they tend to be singular agents that cause chaos wherever they go. And the Dark Angels are not at all squeamish about dealing with witnesses.

The Grey Knights mind wipe those who learn of Daemons, the process usually kills them though. But they can't do that everywhere, they can only try to erase knowledge of them where they can. But the Daemonic incursions across the galaxy are too numerous for the GK to respond to all of them, so knowledge of them inevitably does spread.


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In order;

The Blood Angels are careful to make sure that the Death Company either die fighting, or are given a quick end when they do give into the Thirst. Usually they keep the DC pretty far away from other Imperial forces as well.

The Fallen wear black armour, the Dark Angels wear dark green. Very few people in the Imperium would actually know that the DA used to wear black instead. Plus the Fallen don't, normally, operate as warbands, they tend to be singular agents that cause chaos wherever they go. And the Dark Angels are not at all squeamish about dealing with witnesses.

The Grey Knights mind wipe those who learn of Daemons, the process usually kills them though. But they can't do that everywhere, they can only try to erase knowledge of them where they can. But the Daemonic incursions across the galaxy are too numerous for the GK to respond to all of them, so knowledge of them inevitably does spread.


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DC have Black Rage, but all Blood Angels have the red thirst. All of them occasionally get overwhelmed by the desire to drink their enemies' blood.
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A 150 page novel, nope.
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Spoilers, please.
Well I've read it. On the whole, unimpressed, though the end, and by the end I mean literally the last page, is generally the only thing of note.

Here's a break down anyway for anyone who isn't going to read it.



Wrote all that pretty quickly but yeah, it works.

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Well I've read it. On the whole, unimpressed, though the end, and by the end I mean literally the last page, is generally the only thing of note.

Wrote all that pretty quickly but yeah, it works.
Interesting. Sounds like bolter/wolf porn, but the ending is definitely a game-changer. This new story has my attention, let us see if it can improve on novel quality.


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That occurs in the epilogue? Please let Wright take it from there

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@Angel of Blood , have they retconned the previous fluff re the 13th company not being only Wulfen? They had rune priests and brothers not affected by the curse in the original 13th Black Crusade campaign.

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