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Forum: Black Library Fiction   09-13-14, 08:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,309
Posted By Lupe
No, the Emperor called him that. Now, why he...

No, the Emperor called him that. Now, why he called him that is not clear, but there's two explanations possible here.

a) The Emperor named his sons while they were in test tubes and most of them...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   03-07-14, 11:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,628
Posted By Lupe
Ok, now that everybody's had time to check this...

Ok, now that everybody's had time to check this out, here's an interesting question



First line in the story. The 'he' is not specified, but the obvious implication is that someone ends up as a...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   03-06-14, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,628
Posted By Lupe
The Wolf of Ash and Fire - Free Horus Heresy Ebook

This is just up on Black Library.

http://www.blacklibrary.com/Images/BL/blog/2014/Mar/woaaf.png
http://www.blacklibrary.com/new-at-bl/I-was-there.html

Epub version clocks in at 41 pages...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   10-12-13, 08:39 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,071
Posted By Lupe
That's one good way of looking at it... I...

That's one good way of looking at it...

I rather thought the whole arc went differently, though.

At first, Curze was displaying typical sadist behavior. He was trying to look his victim in the...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   09-14-13, 08:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,077
Posted By Lupe
Really? What's so favorable to the Wolves about...

Really? What's so favorable to the Wolves about it?

The part where almost the entire chapter goes to war against roughly one company of Grey Knights - who aren't even that keen on fighting the...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   06-23-13, 02:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,469
Posted By Lupe
What negative things? Those two are generally...

What negative things? Those two are generally seen as some of the better BL books out there...

In fact, I actually can't decide which one of these I'd vote for in this poll...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   06-23-13, 01:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,180
Posted By Lupe
Could also be Milo, if we get to see him again in...

Could also be Milo, if we get to see him again in the next book, and not later in the arc.
Forum: Black Library Fiction   06-13-13, 01:46 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,534
Posted By Lupe
I take it you're not aware that Cadian Blood was...

I take it you're not aware that Cadian Blood was actually the first full novel written by ADB for Black Library, then. It was this, Soul Hunter and Helsreach (in that order) before The First Heretic....
Forum: Black Library Fiction   05-27-13, 11:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,363
Posted By Lupe
Is it really that hard to credit Graham McNeill...

Is it really that hard to credit Graham McNeill with some intellect?

He wouldn't have made a mistake like that, considering he's one of the people who established the Horus Heresy timeline way...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   03-27-13, 11:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,773
Posted By Lupe
Nightfall, no question about it. However, I...

Nightfall, no question about it.

However, I feel this need to be said. It says something about the Horus Heresy series when the Emperor himself is less popular than a first company captain that...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   03-13-13, 12:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,645
Posted By Lupe
40k power armour stories (sm battles): ...

40k power armour stories (sm battles):
Architect of Fate - solid collection of short stories. 3 out of the four were quitte good, and one was simply okay.
Flesh of Cretacia - Pretty good, too....
Forum: Black Library Fiction   03-04-13, 11:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,684
Posted By Lupe
You misspelled "continent" there. (feel free to...

You misspelled "continent" there. (feel free to read that as "Atlantic Ocean" or "planet" instead, if it more accurately reflects your current situation)
Forum: Black Library Book Reviews   02-16-13, 10:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,473
Posted By Lupe
Well, a primarch is supposed to be a formidable...

Well, a primarch is supposed to be a formidable strategist and tactician, able to snatch victory from almost certain defeat. But he's not supposed to win every battle, every time. Sometimes, a...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   02-14-13, 04:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,298
Posted By Lupe
They meant Perturabo, almost certainly... Angel...

They meant Perturabo, almost certainly... Angel Exterminatus makes some fairly obvious connections...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   01-10-13, 08:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,713
Posted By Lupe
Death to the False Emperor!

Death to the False Emperor!
Forum: Black Library Fiction   12-21-12, 02:38 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 30,692
Posted By Lupe
Yeah, the thing is that apparently Falk's...

Yeah, the thing is that apparently Falk's mysterious patron seems to know that Kroeger will end up as Falk's underling.

At some point near the end, Falk becomes bossy, and Kroeger says he doesn't...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   12-21-12, 02:19 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 30,692
Posted By Lupe
Did everybody just miss the big skull whispering...

Did everybody just miss the big skull whispering to Falk throughout the book? I'd say whatever power is offering him patronage clearly arranged things so that he would rise above his fellow...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   12-20-12, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,325
Posted By Lupe
Obliterators are also most likely a controlled...

Obliterators are also most likely a controlled evolution rather than random mutation. They seem to have the obliterator virus strain under control...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   12-20-12, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,325
Posted By Lupe
There's the thing. GW sort of revamped the...

There's the thing. GW sort of revamped the Raptors in the 6th Edition Chaos Space Marines Codex. Siege of Castellax just happens to be the first book to reflect their new background. That's not to...
Forum: Black Library Book Reviews   12-20-12, 07:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,473
Posted By Lupe
Loved the book immensely, and I'm glad to see...

Loved the book immensely, and I'm glad to see it's getting a positive reception across the community. After Aaron's previous books, I'm certainly not surprised by the quality it provides...

While...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   12-17-12, 03:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,771
Posted By Lupe
Loved the book immensely. Best moment for...

Loved the book immensely.

Best moment for me was when Kharn asks what happened.
"The Ultramarines happened"
"They're still happening, in case you missed it"

My only hope is that Argel Tal...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   12-10-12, 10:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,711
Posted By Lupe
I use a 10 point scale that is based on the...

I use a 10 point scale that is based on the grading system for college papers / essays in my country. I start out at a 10 and subtract from there.

10 is for an excellent read. I believe this...
Forum: Black Library Book Reviews   11-27-12, 12:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,009
Posted By Lupe
Your rating of the novel is your own prerogative,...

Your rating of the novel is your own prerogative, and I certainly don't find 8/10 to be a bad score by any means. Plus, I'd respect anyone less if they changed it the first post I disagree with...
Forum: Black Library Book Reviews   11-26-12, 10:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,009
Posted By Lupe
I'm not sure that was the point of the book. ...

I'm not sure that was the point of the book.

But let me ask you this first. What would make you think "I could really play Iron Warriors"? Because if it's scenes that expand on their reputation as...
Forum: Black Library Book Reviews   11-23-12, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,732
Posted By Lupe
Ah, but you see... his disgrace as described in...

Ah, but you see... his disgrace as described in the AE is caused by "the triple disasters of Gholghis, Stratopolae and Krak Fiorina", which are the exact reasons he's been reassigned on Damantyne in...
Forum: Black Library Book Reviews   11-22-12, 10:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,732
Posted By Lupe
I believe Iron Within is set at least at the same...

I believe Iron Within is set at least at the same time as Angel Exterminatus, if not even later.

The events in Iron Within last for an entire Terran year, and nothing in AE seems to indicate that...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   11-08-12, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,583
Posted By Lupe
Below is the exact quote. Nothing more, nothing...

Below is the exact quote. Nothing more, nothing less is said about the subject.

The Night Haunter said nothing. In his mind’s eye, he saw the giant die, dragged down by a hundred murderers in a...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   11-07-12, 10:07 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 30,692
Posted By Lupe
Apologies, I was a bit ambiguous when I said...

Apologies, I was a bit ambiguous when I said that. I meant to say they also had an informal organization, similar to, but pre-dating the warrior lodges, where all legionnaires could discuss their...
Forum: Black Library Book Reviews   11-05-12, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,732
Posted By Lupe
Lupe reviews Angel Exterminatus by Graham McNeill

http://www.blacklibrary.com/Images/Product/DefaultBL/xlarge/angel-exterminatus.jpg

“You don’t know the things I dream. No one does, no one ever cared enough to find out”

I’ve been an Iron...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   11-01-12, 10:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,608
Posted By Lupe
By the way things are looking, I might shift my...

By the way things are looking, I might shift my vote towards Angel Exterminatus soon...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   11-01-12, 10:23 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 30,692
Posted By Lupe
About halfway through the audiobook now, and...

About halfway through the audiobook now, and thoroughly impressed with it.

Perturabo turns out to be a surprisingly likeable fellow. My favorite moment so far is when he says something along the...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   10-29-12, 03:44 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 30,692
Posted By Lupe
Damn it, pay day can't come soon enough...

Damn it, pay day can't come soon enough...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   10-29-12, 02:01 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 30,692
Posted By Lupe
Ok, since you'regiving away spoilers here, I have...

Ok, since you'regiving away spoilers here, I have a few questions for those of you who already got your copies

1. Forrix. In Storm of Iron, he's described as a man who no longer cares about a...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   10-29-12, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By Lupe
My guess is they're probably going to reprint...

My guess is they're probably going to reprint Aurelian and Promethean Sun soon, though... The two year exclusivity is counting down on those...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   10-29-12, 11:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,567
Posted By Lupe
I'm probably going to get all of them at some...

I'm probably going to get all of them at some point in the future. Of course, that means I'm going to need to spend some time in the shop, fixing me a nice shelf for them, but that can wait until I...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   10-29-12, 10:29 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 30,692
Posted By Lupe
I could see Slaanesh giving him the power as a...

I could see Slaanesh giving him the power as a result of this incident, so as not to actively bother to ressurect him in the future...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   08-28-12, 06:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,080
Posted By Lupe
To be fair to the guy, this quote by Alaric...

To be fair to the guy, this quote by Alaric redeems everything Ben Counter has ever messed up
Forum: Black Library Fiction   08-27-12, 09:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,080
Posted By Lupe
They shouldn't be mutually exclusive, and I agree...

They shouldn't be mutually exclusive, and I agree wholeheartedly. But, just because one checkbox isn't ticked off doesn't automatically move it to the rubbish bin...

But I do see where you're...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   08-27-12, 08:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,080
Posted By Lupe
I agree with you on that one. I'm not saying we...

I agree with you on that one. I'm not saying we should get flat characters, or anything. It's just that I'm willing to overlook the lack of depth and complexity if I can see other redeeming qualities...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   08-27-12, 06:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,080
Posted By Lupe
This. Very much this. This whole concept of...

This. Very much this. This whole concept of greater daemons working together is so mindbogglingly insane that it's not supposed to feel right. It's the kind of thing that you couldn't ever get right...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   08-22-12, 03:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,608
Posted By Lupe
The First Heretic Photo phinish runner-up ...

The First Heretic

Photo phinish runner-up
A Thousand Sons

Bronze medal
Fear To Tread

Nearly made the podium
Know No Fear, Legion, Horus Rising
Forum: Black Library Fiction   08-08-12, 09:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,231
Posted By Lupe
Novels: 4: Helsreach Legion of the...

Novels:

4:
Helsreach
Legion of the Damned
The Emperor's Gift
Void Stalker
Blood Reaver
Soul Hunter
Lord of the Night
Forum: Black Library Fiction   08-04-12, 09:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,231
Posted By Lupe
If you mean Berossus, then he's turned up in the...

If you mean Berossus, then he's turned up in the past. In the Ultramarines omnibus - I believe in Dead Sky, Black sun (the "sequel" to Storm of Iron)... He's the Warsmith of a traitor warband based...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   08-03-12, 02:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,231
Posted By Lupe
Perturabo actually comes of like he's been...

Perturabo actually comes of like he's been building up steam for the last century or so, and is close to meltdown. He's trying to maintain his composure, but he's failing miserably at it, because...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   08-02-12, 07:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,721
Posted By Lupe
Since I saw a lot of suggestions for it, I'd like...

Since I saw a lot of suggestions for it, I'd like to bring up the Horus Heresy series.

DO NOT, under any circumstances, cherry pick the best books (The First Heretic, Thousand Sons, Know No Fear,...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   07-30-12, 12:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,404
Posted By Lupe
Have you guys considered that the IFs taking...

Have you guys considered that the IFs taking sound beatings is actually a nice touch?

I mean, they're really the kind of guys who revel in self imposed guild and hold themselves to extremely...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   07-26-12, 08:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,721
Posted By Lupe
I would recommend Storm of Iron first, and...

I would recommend Storm of Iron first, and Helsreach immediately after that.

Other books I'd strongly recommend are Legion of the Damned by Rob Sanders and Battle of The Fang by Chris Wraight.
...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   07-23-12, 09:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 77,185
Posted By Lupe
Best: (in no particular order) - Legion of...

Best: (in no particular order)

- Legion of the Damned - Rob Sanders
- Storm of Iron - Graham McNeill
- Night Lords Trilogy - Aaron Dembski-Bowden
- Helsreach - Aaron Dembski-Bowden
- Battle of...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   07-13-12, 07:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,404
Posted By Lupe
Doesn't make them idiots, really. There would be...

Doesn't make them idiots, really. There would be advantages to fighting bare-headed.

For example, if they were expecting close combat, they might have reasoned that better peripheral vision and...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   07-11-12, 07:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,612
Posted By Lupe
Throne of Lies is absolutely brilliant. Butcher's...

Throne of Lies is absolutely brilliant. Butcher's Nails is very, very close behind, but it gets bonus points for chainaxes :)
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