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04-22-16 07:49 AM
Angel of Blood
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Originally Posted by MontytheMighty View Post
Found it so-so

Haley's Sanguinus and Guilliman were bland

His NL were tolerable

Haley is no ADB (not as good)

...but he is no Kyme/Swallow/Thorpe either. He is much more bearable than these three
Yeah I'd agree on all those points.
04-22-16 07:18 AM
MontytheMighty Found it so-so

Haley's Sanguinus and Guilliman were bland

His NL were tolerable

Haley is no ADB (not as good)

...but he is no Kyme/Swallow/Thorpe either. He is much more bearable than these three
04-21-16 09:17 PM
Kreuger
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Originally Posted by Squire View Post
...The World Eaters... are more nuanced.
Well, that's a problem! If the story of the frothing madmen is more nuanced there's a pretty serious issue.
04-19-16 04:13 PM
Squire Yea I thought the Night Lords were over the top. I enjoyed the book but I don't want the villains to be bad guys, doing bad things because they want to achieve some bad end. It's not interesting. Antagonists who use brutal means to achieve some kind of positive outcome (even if misguided) is relatable, but most Night Lord stuff I've read (only HH) is just them being evil for the sake of it. The World Eaters, Emperor's Children, Sons of Horus, Thousand Sons etc. are more nuanced

Kurze is somewhat more nuanced at times (even if I'm sick of reading about him) but overall I think the Night Lords are one of the most poorly handled legions in the HH series so far, which is a shame because I like some aspects of their background
04-19-16 08:24 AM
Angel of Blood Guess I'm in the minority. I found it very meh. It wasn't unenjoyable but neither was it anything special. I did find the Night Lords to be overly cartoon villain like. I'd rather ADB stuck with them.
04-19-16 06:08 AM
Dark Apostle Marduk
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Originally Posted by Knockagh View Post
Just finished this. Very happy reader! Last few heresy books have been a bit of a struggle, hearty slap on the back to Mr Haley. His night long lords would easily give ADB's a run for their money. Nasty little gits they are. Loved Haley since baneblade, hope to see more of him.

Easily is an understatement. ADB did a terrible job describing Night Lords. This book did VERY WELL describing them!

Either way, this was quite a good book. I finished it a few weeks ago. I really liked it!
04-18-16 06:44 PM
Knockagh Just finished this. Very happy reader! Last few heresy books have been a bit of a struggle, hearty slap on the back to Mr Haley. His night long lords would easily give ADB's a run for their money. Nasty little gits they are. Loved Haley since baneblade, hope to see more of him.
04-04-16 01:38 AM
Stephen74 Well after the really dull rubbish thats been coming out lately this was a welcome change. I much prefer character orientated stories to the boring descriptive nonsense that a lot of the HH books have been and the Night Lords had great interaction, along with the established relationships from previous books. Some of the newer ultramarine and guards characters were a little flat but not dull and they all had potential so kept it interesting.

We need more of this type of writting in the series. Excluding the 1st four books as they are uniquely special to the series, this was the 2nd best book after Know No fear.
03-02-16 07:19 AM
Kharn The Complainer
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Originally Posted by Squire View Post
I enjoyed this book, a solid addition to the series with plenty of good characters.

A question;

I assume that it's a plot mechanism being set up for the next novel. Not all novels need to be completely self contained. It's designed to get you to ask the very question you're asking.

Clearly Sanguinius has become aware of something and now it's all gone 'serious business'.
I suspect that he's decided that he needs to get his ass to Terra. His discussion with Tom Curze coupled with his visions have confirmed in his mind that he needs to go to Terra and get killed by Horus.

So the Blood Angels will say ByeBye to Imperium Secondus and he will order the Ultrasmurfs and the SecretAngels to follow him. Robert Gullyman will say that he needs to put his makeup on and clean the house first, so he'll come a little later. Liono will say that he has to go do some secret shit first. But they'll promise to arrive just after all the shit has gone down.

A bit like someone who offers to help you clean up after you've already cleaned 90% of the house.
03-02-16 02:45 AM
Scrad Feels like they haven't been trying that hard to actually confirm if Terra still stands (aside from the very obvious of trying to get messages through/receive, and lack of Astronomicon).

Ultras at the very least have run into a few legions around Ultramar. No prisoners whatsoever? Come on. Take one. Ask him. Go on.
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