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View Poll Results: Best BL 40K Author?
Aaron Dembski-Bowden 14 17.07%
Andy Hoare 0 0%
Anthony Reynolds 0 0%
Ben Counter 1 1.22%
Chris Roberson 0 0%
Dan Abnett 33 40.24%
Gav Thorpe 3 3.66%
Gordon Rennie 1 1.22%
Graham McNeill 17 20.73%
Henry Zou 0 0%
Ian Watson 1 1.22%
James Swallow 2 2.44%
Jonathan Green 0 0%
Matt Farrer 3 3.66%
Mike Lee 0 0%
Mitchel Scanlon 1 1.22%
Nick Kyme 1 1.22%
Richard Williams 0 0%
Rob Sanders 0 0%
Sandy Mitchell 3 3.66%
Steve Lyons 0 0%
Steve Parker 0 0%
William King 2 2.44%
Other 0 0%
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post #81 of 86 (permalink) Old 09-09-10, 09:13 PM
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Hmm fair enough, in all truth i enjoyed the first book.

Second books was shite, the ending just left a bad taste in my mouth! The intro of the Blood gorgons was good shit though, they seem to rival the alpha legion with sneaky skills!

Hope the 3rd book does come out just so i can find out more!

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I haven't read Emperor's Mercy or Flesh and Iron, im more interested in Blood Gorgons because its Chaos Space Marines. If I like it though ill get the other two. - The Kabal of Shattered Souls Project Log - Check out Talk Wargaming for reviews by Lord of the Night.
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Emps mercy was alright if you could get into it, though thier are some people that,as a inquisiter, that i would have killed almost as soon as they got in my way.
Flesh and iron was bleh. It was rather boring execpt for like 3 parts and feautred one of the biggest no-no's in writing.
Blood gorgans will either sink or swim, and if it sinks, then i wont really be to upset (im not getting my hopes up).

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Originally Posted by CursedUNTILLDEATH View Post
and feautred one of the biggest no-no's in writing.
Breaking the fourth wall, and doing it rather badly?

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Originally Posted by Xenocide View Post
Take the Alpha Legion's twin Primarchs. I can't see how that change was necessary to the Legion's narrative, nor I can I see how it meshes with previously established background. Why would the Emperor make twins? If twins, then why not quintuplets? Why not a legion of Primarchs? Or if not the Emperor, then why would chaos ex machina produce twins? Why? Because it's the Daniverse and they have to be super-special and unique.
Ohhhhh, i was going to jump all over that. but it looks like the Baron and LotN beat me to it. Damn my stupid southern hemisphere timezone! You say previously established background on the Alpha legion was not meshed with, but until this Legion was written, the only cannon we had on the Alpha Legion and in particular its twin primarchs was sketchy details, rumours and hear say at best. And as the BL has said, the HH book overwrite all previous cannon.

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Originally Posted by Lord of the Night View Post
And Dan Abnett did not come up with that, it was made long long ago in 40k lore writing.
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And as for Colonel-Commissar Gaunt, the Commissar part is very important when reading about Gaunt himself. If Gaunt were just a colonel he would be your typical nice guy officer, not common but not rare either, someone who cares about the troops he leads and wants the best for them and doesn't enjoy meting out punishments. Oh wait he's a Commissar as well?, but they aren't like that. Gaunt as a Commissar is unique because he is the mirror opposite of what Commissars are expected to be, trigger-happy executors. And that is one of the things that makes Gaunt unique, not his unique rank but because he isn't the kind of person people would expect to hold that rank.
QED. And his uniqueness is puerile hackery. I'll repeat, as it may be my last chance before the chitinous hordes of abnettids strip me of my biomass, special-shiny is hack writing. Commissar[sic] Gaunt -- he sparkles in daylight.
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