Just finished it and damn was it a good read. So few Warhammer 40,000 books mange to actually portray the grim darkness of the 41st millennium and the moment I started reading the little short story at the beginning of the Limited Edition I knew I was in for a good ride. The sense of hopelessness and darkness just kept growing in the book and so much of it was just from the implications of the events going on.
Whilst its definitely a character study into Dantes younger years for the most part, I also felt that it still managed to somehow *advance* the setting of the universe by building up to two (and possibly a third, big implication there if they actually go for it) cataclysmic events that have begun unfolding. Whilst there is war and mayhem, this book definitely avoided the bolter porn trap a lot of Space Marine books fall into.
I felt it ended a bit abruptly and felt like it concentrated maybe a bit too heavily on Dantes younger years over some more pivotal events of Dantes life, but I am not too bothered since it was a very enjoyable read and I am happy to see Haley is continuing the story in another book, which by the title sounds like it will pick up right after this one and I am very much looking forward to its release.
[Flerden] 9:05 pm: Why the hell can't he just go offline if he goes to watc tv?
[dark angel] 9:06 pm: It is Doelago, we will never know