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Forum: Black Library Fiction   06-21-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,087
Posted By bobss
I would love to post a bit more. I have very fond...

I would love to post a bit more. I have very fond memories of posting here earlier this decade, and I haven't found another place that lives up to it: /tg/ is too anti-BL and the r/40klore community...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   07-08-18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,963
Posted By bobss
Glad to hear (granted this thread and general...

Glad to hear (granted this thread and general topic isn't really indicative of anything - though the evidence is still there) LEs are dying off, but my heart goes out to you mate because I appreciate...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   07-08-18, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,601
Posted By bobss
I read every BL book I buy pretty much instantly,...

I read every BL book I buy pretty much instantly, but that's more down to only buying stuff I'm confident and have an interest in. I've also been through my phase of buying and reading as much as...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   07-08-18, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,082
Posted By bobss
I bought this. It's good /end

I bought this. It's good

/end
Forum: Black Library Fiction   04-26-18, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,082
Posted By bobss
Looking To Buy - Prince of Crows

I'm looking to buy the hardback limited edition version of Prince of Crows that was printed on its own in 2015, I believe. I had a copy when I started university, but lost it over the course of...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   04-14-18, 12:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,461
Posted By bobss
Oh and yeah I really wanted the limited edition...

Oh and yeah I really wanted the limited edition Black Legion, but with Talon LEs costing almost a grand on eBay... no. It's all about that uniform bookshelf y'all (I don't even have a bookcase)
Forum: Black Library Fiction   04-14-18, 12:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,461
Posted By bobss
I read this book. It was good. Kinda a shame my...

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...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   09-21-15, 05:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,666
Posted By bobss
Anak, if you want a productive reply from LOTN...

Anak, if you want a productive reply from LOTN you've gotta give him better stuff to work with. Your post honestly reads like a 15-year old complaining about the newer Sonic games. Not to mention it...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   09-21-15, 06:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,655
Posted By bobss
As Vaz said a while ago, the Alpha Legion have a...

As Vaz said a while ago, the Alpha Legion have a growing reputation of trolling other Legions for no better reason than, ''AL, lol.'' They do feel invincible to a degree, I agree.

I don't think...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   09-19-15, 07:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,136
Posted By bobss
On a scale between Ben Counter and ADB, what's...

On a scale between Ben Counter and ADB, what's the word on Annandale's Grey Knights?
Forum: Black Library Fiction   09-19-15, 03:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 16,675
Posted By bobss
So just to confirm, between Ahriman: Exile,...

So just to confirm, between Ahriman: Exile, Sorcerer, Unchanged and Exodus, everything Thousand Sons related and written by John French is covered? There’s no exclusive limited chocolate-dipped...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   09-18-15, 08:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,382
Posted By bobss
This is it, lads. The thread where angels fear to...

This is it, lads. The thread where angels fear to tread. May our discussion be honoured by future Heretics for generations to come.

I purged my Black Library bookshelf a few years ago, so...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   09-17-15, 10:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,655
Posted By bobss
I know this is off-topic, but... Fear to Tread...

I know this is off-topic, but... Fear to Tread may rightly have some redeeming qualities, but the bottom line in my opinion is that it wasn't ''good enough.'' Not by a considerable margin to be...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   09-08-15, 11:32 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 23,825
Posted By bobss
Fantastic post, AOB. I've never gotten into the...

Fantastic post, AOB. I've never gotten into the limited editions myself, but I had the same silly excitement for each novel release. Avoiding the A Thousand Sons spoiler thread was a Herculean...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   09-08-15, 02:07 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 23,825
Posted By bobss
I have always been a strong opponent of the Let's...

I have always been a strong opponent of the Let's See Everything!/We Have To See Everything! argument. I think it ignores certain narrative features that each constitute to a good old fashioned 'good...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   10-11-14, 06:47 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 83,880
Posted By bobss
Loved it. No surprises here. Certainly worth the...

Loved it. No surprises here. Certainly worth the wait. I've already warmed to the new cast, and thoroughly approve of Abaddon's portrayal. Once again, the sheer volume of potential this series has...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   09-10-14, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By bobss
Knowledge is power. And in this instance power is...

Knowledge is power. And in this instance power is saving money.

Shoot up BL HQ with an email query for a title that's taken your fancy. Or make a thread here. Our community buy all sorts. :laugh:
Forum: Black Library Fiction   09-09-14, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 930
Posted By bobss
Personally, I don't have a problem with this....

Personally, I don't have a problem with this. I've never liked Shadows of Treachery, and have abstained from buying it all these years. Two (albeit highly praised) novellas with a hash of audio prose...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   09-06-14, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,450
Posted By bobss
I don't feel like Gav Thorpe was able to properly...

I don't feel like Gav Thorpe was able to properly get under the skin of the Raven Guard as a Legion. Just as McNeill's Ultramarines can sometimes feel like Blue Space Marines or Swallow’s Blood...
Forum: Off Topic   09-05-14, 04:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,904
Posted By bobss
Don't really know enough about it to form an...

Don't really know enough about it to form an proper opinion, but I'm not keen on the idea of Salmond gambling away the future of Scottish children. Scotland 2014 isn't going to turn into the poverty...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   09-05-14, 08:59 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 83,880
Posted By bobss
This is a problem across the HH, and perhaps all...

This is a problem across the HH, and perhaps all of BL and a good chunk of military writing to boot. Actively showing to the reader, not simply telling them, about X character's tactical and...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   09-05-14, 12:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,641
Posted By bobss
Sounds like a scheduling conflict to me, between...

Sounds like a scheduling conflict to me, between this and the recent Nagash End Times hardback (which appears to tie into a significant push by GW on the home front, so naturally it would assume...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   09-04-14, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,073
Posted By bobss
Decent. Any idea who will be writing the second...

Decent. Any idea who will be writing the second novel and what they'll be writing about?
Forum: Black Library Fiction   09-04-14, 07:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,073
Posted By bobss
Sounds mental. Gonna be snapping this, and Josh...

Sounds mental. Gonna be snapping this, and Josh Reynolds' other novels up ASAP.

Two questions though. Is The Return of Nagash a standalone novel or the opener of a new series? Like, I'm getting...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   09-03-14, 08:31 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 83,880
Posted By bobss
Exactly. I read Legion last year, after years of...

Exactly. I read Legion last year, after years of expectation, and while I certainly enjoyed it and was also able to appreciate its qualities, it didn't blow me back like it had with a significant...
Forum: Black Library Book Reviews   09-03-14, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,161
Posted By bobss
Might get a few more responses in this section...

Might get a few more responses in this section (https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=108), mate.

AFAIR, only Horus Heresy novels such as Fulgrim and The First Heretic cover the...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   09-03-14, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By bobss
I visited my local Waterstones and didn't find...

I visited my local Waterstones and didn't find anything. It doesn't help that the section given over to BL products is so small and BL releases are by the bucket-full, year on year.

Also gave...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   09-03-14, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,074
Posted By bobss
Nice to hear, fella. HO has always boasted a...

Nice to hear, fella. HO has always boasted a good, down-to-earth community. It's one of the few forums I've joined where I can talk about Plastic Space Men (or, Books about Plastic Space Men) while...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   09-03-14, 03:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,360
Posted By bobss
I'm pretty confident Kyme's Salamanders series...

I'm pretty confident Kyme's Salamanders series has done nothing but sell well. Sure, odds are it hasn't received the acclaim or generated the level of sales that Gaunt's Ghosts or the Night Lords...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   09-02-14, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By bobss
[GG] Pain the Arse to Find

Speaking to a mate some time ago, I've got the desire to complete Gaunt's Ghosts waaay after polishing off The Founding 4-5 years ago. Can't get enough of Sharpe in Space this winter.

The only...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   08-30-14, 02:04 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 83,880
Posted By bobss
Most of you lads don't need telling this, but...

Most of you lads don't need telling this, but please endeavour to use spoiler tags whenever appropriate.

Myself and others who're getting the standard release want to keep viewing this thread for...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   08-26-14, 06:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,605
Posted By bobss
It's honestly a mess, from my perspective. But...

It's honestly a mess, from my perspective. But I'm 99% sure I'm viewing the whole thing differently to how Black Library and its author team would like me to. Whether my opinion is the actual reality...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   08-24-14, 10:43 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 83,880
Posted By bobss
Pity there isn't a universal release for this....

Pity there isn't a universal release for this. Could've generated a nice bit of discussion, I bet.
Forum: Black Library Fiction   08-22-14, 04:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,487
Posted By bobss
Definitely the Salamanders. Can't beat...

Definitely the Salamanders.

Can't beat reading about hammers and lava and anvils and flames and hammers and burning and anvils every paragraph.
Forum: Black Library Fiction   08-21-14, 01:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,316
Posted By bobss
What does this novel even contribute to the...

What does this novel even contribute to the overall series? It sounds like a post-Dropsite Massacre Horus Rising without the reems of goodies that made Horus Rising great. And, frankly,...
Forum: Non-GW Book Discussion   08-19-14, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,512
Posted By bobss
Solid author and a great bloke, I've heard. One...

Solid author and a great bloke, I've heard. One of the few who deserves the hype these days.

Wouldn't put him in the same tier as Martin, Erikson or Hobb, but he's still a fantasy gem for us Brits.
Forum: Black Library Fiction   08-16-14, 12:17 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 83,880
Posted By bobss
Don't quite understand this. Bookshelves are...

Don't quite understand this.

Bookshelves are fucking dust magnets, and yet your self-diagnosed OCD is worried about their format? Dust damages books, formats don't (unless it's those American...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   05-30-14, 10:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,216
Posted By bobss
Cover looks great. Is it original, or cropped...

Cover looks great. Is it original, or cropped from another publication?
Forum: Black Library Fiction   05-18-14, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,331
Posted By bobss
Do You Miss?

Sort of a meta thread here.

I've been visiting this section on-and-off recently, and noticed a dramatic reduction in the discussion of Black Library products compared to the 09-11 era. Not...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   04-10-14, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 930
Posted By bobss
https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/customavatars/...

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Forum: Black Library Fiction   04-10-14, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,232
Posted By bobss
Come on, mate. She's an armybook entry. Quality,...

Come on, mate. She's an armybook entry. Quality, or the absence thereof, isn't even a thing at this level.

She has superficial appeal, and as long as she doesn't tread Kaldor Draigo ground, she's...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   04-10-14, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,534
Posted By bobss
Any news on why the cover was changed? I've seen...

Any news on why the cover was changed? I've seen this cover issue discussed on a number of fora and blogs, but they don't answer the why - or even question it.

I want to believe the public...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   04-10-14, 04:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,706
Posted By bobss
I presume you're a fan of the Dark Eldar/Eldar...

I presume you're a fan of the Dark Eldar/Eldar races, then?

I can't recommend Eldar Prophecy by C. S. Goto enough.
Forum: Black Library Fiction   03-19-14, 11:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,012
Posted By bobss
I thought the omnibus was going to have different...

I thought the omnibus was going to have different artwork? Weird.

Regardless, I'm stoked to replace my original novels with this pretty piece.
Forum: Black Library Fiction   02-07-14, 03:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,232
Posted By bobss
Praying for a good execution for this one. I...

Praying for a good execution for this one.

I gobble that Dark Elf-Chaos conflict up. Druchii butthurt towards their fey cousins does little for me, let alone raiding random Bretonnian villages....
Forum: Non-GW Book Discussion   12-08-13, 01:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,649
Posted By bobss
I can't believe The Malazan Book of the Fallen...

I can't believe The Malazan Book of the Fallen hasn't appeared in this thread yet.

I wager anyone here to find me a bigger, better and more maturely handled epic fantasy saga out there.
Forum: Black Library Fiction   12-06-13, 01:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,527
Posted By bobss
Best news I've heard all week. I consider...

Best news I've heard all week.

I consider Sanders a terrific author and he hails from my city too.

Hopefully this is a new M'alus Darkblade' in the works with all the gubbins of cameos and...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   11-23-13, 09:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,527
Posted By bobss
I consider Archaon the most potential-laden...

I consider Archaon the most potential-laden character in the whole of WFB.

However, when tackling a character of this importance, it can be ever so easy to fall into the trap of making them bland...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   11-03-13, 04:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,711
Posted By bobss
I think even if I drift away from BL I'll still...

I think even if I drift away from BL I'll still pick up the Black Legion series.

No doubt it'll contain the typical level of wit, empathetic characters and grimy gothic space opera associated with...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   10-25-13, 05:03 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 26,756
Posted By bobss
Probably the most carefree guy in the world...

Probably the most carefree guy in the world concerning spoilers, but I can't say I like half-a-decade-in-the-pipleline possibilities blurted out.

If anything a ''news and rumours'' sticky thread...
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