Slaughter at Giants Coffin by L.J.Goulding - Page 2 - Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums
Black Library Fiction Here is where you can discuss your favourite Black Library publications and graphic novels. If it's published by Black Library it goes here.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-20-17, 06:17 AM
Member
 
Scrad's Avatar
Scrad's Flag is: Australia
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 77
Reputation: 4
Default

I looked forward to this novel and while it wasn't written horribly by any degree, it simply wasn't good. Learning curves and stepping stones. Definitely better than anything i could create, but more work was needed with the entire story feeling very rushed.

Scrad is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-20-17, 09:00 PM
Chaos God of Old Night
 
Lord of the Night's Avatar
Lord of the Night's Flag is: United Kingdom
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: The Eternal Night
Posts: 5,028
Reputation: 48
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scrad View Post
Exactly. There was no substance behind the mystery that Hadrios presented, just the writer's attempt to shake up the event and make it more interesting than it already was, which it didn't need to be. The Fall of Sotha doesn't need a mystery attached to it, it's already an awesome and tragic event that has enough weight to it that it could be told straight with no additions to it at all and it would still be compelling just to read such an epic and doomed defence against such an incredible nightmare that is a Tyranid invasion, which made little to no sense from an in-universe perspective as well as who the hell would be stupid enough to open the gates to a Tyranid invasion apart from Genestealers, the presence of whom does NOT constitute a mystery and has not been part of the lore on Sotha at any point.

Goulding can do some good stuff, and he's laid some good groundwork alongside Richard Williams, but I think the Scythes need somebody else to tell their story. Here's hoping that the Fall of Sotha gets its own telling one day. A better telling than Miral got.


LotN



https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...red-souls.html - The Kabal of Shattered Souls Project Log
http://www.talkwargaming.com/search/...Book%20Reviews - Check out Talk Wargaming for reviews by Lord of the Night.
Lord of the Night is offline  
post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-31-17, 06:01 PM
Senior Member
 
Entarion's Avatar
Entarion's Flag is: Czech Republic
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ostrava
Posts: 321
Reputation: 17
Default

I am confused here a bit because there was planned release for some kind of anthology named Scythes of the Emperor including short story of the same name + Slaughter + other stories. But that did not happen?

And now it seems even Lexicanum list is now outdated. It is quite hard to keep track of all those novels, anthologies etc in this series.
Entarion is offline  
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums > Fiction, Art and Roleplay Game Discussion > Black Library Fiction

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome