I read this book. It was good. Kinda a shame my interest in BL has degenerated from genuinely loving the IP to reading one series every 3-4 years but it is what it is. An even bigger shame to see this section so dead. RIP
I know exactly what killed it. LE and hardbacks, as me personally want softbacks and they are a waiting period for roughly 12 months on. The books themselves has offered very little discussion worthy-ness except Master of Mankind
and other ADB-books.
Are Lupercalios and Maeleum the same demon world? The evidence stacks up but the two names are very novel specific. Threw me off a little
Maleum is the daemon-world, Lupercalios the stronghold-base for the SoH on Maleum.
Unusual opinion alert: I really liked Daravek. He was the perfect foil for Abaddon on a thematic level. Dying to Khayon in the bowels of the Vengeful Spirit was a shame, but after all this guy was a pebble beside the road for Abaddon in the long term so it checks out.
I found him to be alright. The novel was good, but nowhere as perfect as Talon
was. The 2nd album is always the hardest they say.
I've heard whispers in the warp of the series ending at a trilogy which feels like Night Lords 2.0 for those who followed it back in the day. There's a reason Void Stalker is my least favourite ADB novel despite being perhaps one of the best (Blood Reaver is my all-time favourite in terms of sheer enjoyment bizarrely)
What? He has always said it would be a series, spanning multiple books like Gaunt's Ghosts. I really hope that's not the case. I remember hearing about him planning 6 books for the NL, and BL truly felt like it was setting up him rebuilding the Legion within the Warp, but all those things were dropped in Void Stalker
. What reasons is it you disliked it?