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Forum: Black Library Fiction   01-21-13, 04:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,906
Posted By Shepherd492
I've been about 1/3rd finished with Words of...

I've been about 1/3rd finished with Words of Blood for the past four months. I'm not entirely sure why I've stopped reading it and I want to pick it up again, it's the only time I can remember...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   01-21-13, 04:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,043
Posted By Shepherd492
When I first got into this I thought I could....

When I first got into this I thought I could. Sure, I looked through the list of books and it was huge and daunting, but I've been making lots of headway doing the same thing for Star Wars, so why...
Forum: Black Library Book Reviews   01-01-13, 12:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,331
Posted By Shepherd492
Can't believe it has been a month since I've...

Can't believe it has been a month since I've updated the list here. Been a really busy time with the holidays and all and I didn't quite make it to the 200 milestone. I've got two reviews very close...
Forum: Black Library Book Reviews   12-02-12, 03:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,331
Posted By Shepherd492
Finally starting to find the time to write up...

Finally starting to find the time to write up some more reviews. Got three (Eisenhorn: Xenos, HH: False Gods, and Batman: The Killing Joke) that I just need to put the finishing touches on and I'm...
Forum: Non-GW Book Discussion   11-30-12, 04:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,128
Posted By Shepherd492
I'm in your top 3? Dude that is so awesome lol,...

I'm in your top 3? Dude that is so awesome lol, thank you so much!

Back on topic, I haven't checked out his site in awhile so this was a huge surprise, but he has done good work for a very very...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   11-23-12, 11:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By Shepherd492
I'm on board with a sub forum or thread with OP...

I'm on board with a sub forum or thread with OP updates that give readers a spot for all the Heresy reviews in one spot. A scoring system we can all agree on is also very important; I find the idea...
Forum: Black Library Book Reviews   11-16-12, 12:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,331
Posted By Shepherd492
Because I've been busy with many things, I...

Because I've been busy with many things, I haven't had time to do as many things as I'd like to with my reviews this month. Fortunately, I did have time to soak in the newest Soundgarden album and...
Forum: Black Library Book Reviews   10-28-12, 05:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,331
Posted By Shepherd492
Going to repost the links that got lost with the...

Going to repost the links that got lost with the server problems lately and a few new ones. I've been far too busy this month!

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   09-12-12, 11:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 821
Posted By Shepherd492
I so wish I was interested in BL when Borders was...

I so wish I was interested in BL when Borders was going out of business. It would have been a great way to get stuff that instead I've had to do a good deal of digging/painful full price transactions...
Forum: Black Library Book Reviews   09-04-12, 07:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,331
Posted By Shepherd492
School starting + holiday= terribly unproductive...

School starting + holiday= terribly unproductive last two weeks. Probably going to be on reduced output through December but I would be thrilled to get 10 reviews a month out. Anyways, here are my...
Forum: Black Library Book Reviews   08-18-12, 01:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,331
Posted By Shepherd492
I changed up my schedule a bit to accommodate a...

I changed up my schedule a bit to accommodate a new release:

Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Lost Command (http://shepherd492.blogspot.com/2012/08/shepherd492-reviews-star-wars-darth.html)
...
Forum: Black Library Book Reviews   08-11-12, 03:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,331
Posted By Shepherd492
More reviews: Star Wars: Jedi: The Dark Side...

More reviews:

Star Wars: Jedi: The Dark Side (http://shepherd492.blogspot.com/2012/08/shepherd492-reviews-star-wars-jedi-dark.html)

Warhammer 40k: Gaunt's Ghosts: First and Only...
Forum: Black Library Book Reviews   08-01-12, 05:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,331
Posted By Shepherd492
I'm about 25 pages from the end, and I can...

I'm about 25 pages from the end, and I can promise that it only gets better. Very impressive book in my opinion.
Forum: Black Library Book Reviews   08-01-12, 05:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,331
Posted By Shepherd492
14 reviews for the month and a new view count...

14 reviews for the month and a new view count record, not too bad considering I was without power/internet for roughly six days total. Look for Jedi: The Dark Side, Ragnar's Claw, The Courtship of...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   07-22-12, 10:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 77,159
Posted By Shepherd492
So does this mean you were a Soundgarden fan?...

So does this mean you were a Soundgarden fan? Pearl Jam maybe? I felt the same way about Nirvana, and it is weird to see kids today idolizing them over their far superior contemporaries. I guess...
Forum: Black Library Book Reviews   07-22-12, 06:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,331
Posted By Shepherd492
An unbelievable combination of two days of power...

An unbelievable combination of two days of power outages, a day without internet, and now a virus riddled main comp have slowed me down quite a bit, but nevertheless I shall press on and hopefully...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   07-17-12, 03:48 AM
Replies: 1,985
Views: 127,613
Posted By Shepherd492
I have five reviews to do and not nearly enough...

I have five reviews to do and not nearly enough time to do them :(

In the meantime, I will continue to stack up tasks for myself by reading Gaunt's Ghosts: First and Only, Star Wars: The Courtship...
Forum: Black Library Book Reviews   07-13-12, 08:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,331
Posted By Shepherd492
Star Wars: Knight Errant: Aflame...

Star Wars: Knight Errant: Aflame (http://shepherd492.blogspot.com/2012/07/shepherd492-reviews-star-wars-knight.html)

X-Files: Ground Zero...
Forum: Black Library Book Reviews   07-09-12, 02:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,331
Posted By Shepherd492
When you can find a $15 omnibus at the used...

When you can find a $15 omnibus at the used bookstore for $5, you don't pass it up. That is the story behind most of the stuff on this list. Then I bought quite a few things on Amazon, found two of...
Forum: Black Library Book Reviews   07-09-12, 07:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,331
Posted By Shepherd492
Warhammer 40k: Iron Hands...

Warhammer 40k: Iron Hands (http://shepherd492.blogspot.com/2012/07/shepherd492-reviews-warhammer-40k-iron.html)
Forum: Black Library Fiction   07-09-12, 01:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,443
Posted By Shepherd492
I'm going to publish a more in depth review on...

I'm going to publish a more in depth review on this site later tonight (fingers crossed, I've been super lazy lately) but the short answer is no.

Terrible characters, awkward and overwritten...
Forum: Black Library Book Reviews   07-07-12, 04:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,331
Posted By Shepherd492
Star Wars: The Jedi Academy Trilogy: Champions of...

Star Wars: The Jedi Academy Trilogy: Champions of the Force (http://shepherd492.blogspot.com/2012/07/shepherd492-reviews-star-wars-jedi.html)

Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith...
Forum: Black Library Book Reviews   07-05-12, 05:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,331
Posted By Shepherd492
I have a massive collection of 40k stuff at the...

I have a massive collection of 40k stuff at the present, just a matter of getting around to it lol. I'm kind of put off by the newer books, especially those likely to be collected in an omnibus later...
Forum: Black Library Book Reviews   07-05-12, 01:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,331
Posted By Shepherd492
Garrak, I do post from time to time on the Lit...

Garrak, I do post from time to time on the Lit forums on theforce.net. I also lurk on Jacurutu (the true Dune forums-now there is a group of people who know all about Kevin J. Anderson's "writing")...
Forum: Black Library Book Reviews   07-03-12, 05:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,331
Posted By Shepherd492
I haven't read Triple Zero in years, I think I...

I haven't read Triple Zero in years, I think I will have to give it a try this month as I don't really remember anything about it other than that the series as a whole shifted from somewhat plausible...
Forum: Black Library Book Reviews   06-29-12, 07:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,331
Posted By Shepherd492
Star Wars: Dark Apprentice...

Star Wars: Dark Apprentice (http://shepherd492.blogspot.com/2012/06/shepherd492-reviews-star-wars-jedi_29.html#more)

Lowest score I've ever given anything, which makes the Jedi Academy Trilogy the...
Forum: Black Library Book Reviews   06-26-12, 07:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,331
Posted By Shepherd492
As ever, I never seem to stick to schedule: ...

As ever, I never seem to stick to schedule:

KBL: Kill Bin Laden (http://shepherd492.blogspot.com/2012/06/shepherd492-reviews-kbl-kill-bin-laden.html) (total impulse read)

Indiana Jones and the...
Forum: Black Library Book Reviews   06-21-12, 06:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,331
Posted By Shepherd492
More reviews: Assassin's Creed: Renaissance...

More reviews:

Assassin's Creed: Renaissance (http://shepherd492.blogspot.com/2012/06/shepherd492-reviews-assassins-creed.html)

Star Wars: Jedi Search...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   06-17-12, 12:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,659
Posted By Shepherd492
I'm too scared to start it yet. I've only read...

I'm too scared to start it yet. I've only read like five WH40k books so far, and only one of those was Space Marines (but it was Space Wolf, which had some good background info that I think included...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   06-14-12, 07:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,338
Posted By Shepherd492
Even year to year I find the idea that BL has...

Even year to year I find the idea that BL has outsold the rest of the tie in fiction in the world to be an incredibly dubious claim. With all of the Doctor Who, Star Trek, Star Wars, various video...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   06-13-12, 10:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,338
Posted By Shepherd492
I don't have a problem with Penguin or Bantam or...

I don't have a problem with Penguin or Bantam or Del Rey or anything else because they have a wide variety of content that don't belong in the same universe or even the same genre- there isn't any...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   06-13-12, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,338
Posted By Shepherd492
I really dislike BL's business practices,...

I really dislike BL's business practices, especially compared to Lucasarts/Del Rey (Star Wars,) because they seem much less intent on actually making sure everyone has equal opportunity to read the...
Forum: Black Library Book Reviews   06-13-12, 09:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,331
Posted By Shepherd492
Reviews since last update: Heretics of Dune...

Reviews since last update:

Heretics of Dune (http://shepherd492.blogspot.com/2012/06/shepherd492-reviews-heretics-of-dune.html)

40k: Space Wolf
...
Forum: Black Library Book Reviews   06-07-12, 07:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,331
Posted By Shepherd492
Reviews since last update: Lord of Souls: An...

Reviews since last update:

Lord of Souls: An Elder Scrolls Novel (http://shepherd492.blogspot.com/2012/05/shepherd492-reviews-lord-of-souls-elder.html#more)

Star Wars: Agent of the Empire...
Forum: Black Library Book Reviews   05-30-12, 05:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,331
Posted By Shepherd492
Thanks for reading Hachiko :) That's one of my...

Thanks for reading Hachiko :) That's one of my personal favorites reviews of all time. Something endlessly entertaining about the extremely bad books.

Just posted another review:

Star Wars:...
Forum: Black Library Book Reviews   05-29-12, 02:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,331
Posted By Shepherd492
Shepherd492's Review Thread

At the risk of spamming the boards with my reviews (I plan to read a substantial amount of WH40k in the coming weeks) I will go ahead and make a thread for anything I review and just update it every...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   05-24-12, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 478
Posted By Shepherd492
Hello, spambot.

Hello, spambot.
Forum: Black Library Book Reviews   05-23-12, 05:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,642
Posted By Shepherd492
Shepherd492 reviews: Death World/Better the Devil by Steve Lyons

Taken from my website at http://shepherd492.blogspot.com/

Stuff I've reviewed since my last BL review:
Recently released Star Wars novel Scourge
Star Wars: Blood Ties
Indiana Jones and the...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   05-20-12, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1,985
Views: 127,613
Posted By Shepherd492
Reading Star Wars: The Last Command (Good, very...

Reading Star Wars: The Last Command (Good, very good actually) by Timothy Zahn, Heretics of Dune by Frank Herbert (this series REALLY goes downhill after the third one...I've been reading this book...
Forum: Black Library Book Reviews   05-19-12, 12:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,211
Posted By Shepherd492
Good points Hachiko, I really didn't like the...

Good points Hachiko, I really didn't like the Orks in this book for a different reason but that is good thinking too.

I forgot how much new fish annoyed me during my read through, oops!
...
Forum: Black Library Book Reviews   05-18-12, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,211
Posted By Shepherd492
Shepherd492 reviews: Fifteen Hours/Skin Deep by Mitchel Scanlon

First review of a Warhammer book, I decided to include the short story as it was indirectly related and right after the book in the omnibus. I will probably include short stories in future reviews...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   05-18-12, 01:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,310
Posted By Shepherd492
I truly will try anything (so any faction, style,...

I truly will try anything (so any faction, style, character archetype, genre, whatever) but I enjoy stuff about the xenos most (which is why I picked up Eldar Prophecy.) I'm curious to see how Space...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   05-17-12, 10:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,310
Posted By Shepherd492
That's an interesting point Freaky, I know...

That's an interesting point Freaky, I know nothing about Horus Heresy other than that it is set 10k years before the main universe. I've always wondered the same thing about Star Wars, so I may have...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   05-17-12, 04:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,310
Posted By Shepherd492
Which to start with?

Hey everyone I've been lurking on the forums the last few weeks and learning about new stuff and BL in general. I'm totally new to WH40k, having played only the Dawn of War games. The only stories I...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   05-16-12, 03:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,120
Posted By Shepherd492
When I said that about piracy I was actually...

When I said that about piracy I was actually speaking to the point that with these exclusives it is almost FORCING people to pirate. All it takes is one person to upload the book to a torrent site or...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   05-16-12, 02:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,120
Posted By Shepherd492
As much as they are trying to push e-books and as...

As much as they are trying to push e-books and as strange as their marketing concepts occasionally are (I really, really do not understand the exclusives...I could see a short term exclusive but are...
Forum: Non-GW Book Discussion   05-01-12, 03:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,352
Posted By Shepherd492
I have actually read and reviewed all of these...

I have actually read and reviewed all of these books for my site. I am a pretty devoted reader of the Star Wars novels and the like.

Darth Bane is a great novel for people who love the Sith....
Forum: Non-GW Book Discussion   05-01-12, 03:11 AM
Replies: 25
  Dune?
Views: 3,433
Posted By Shepherd492
The original Dune series by Frank Herbert is a...

The original Dune series by Frank Herbert is a classic. A long winded, occasionally boring (only in the last two or three books) series with some really neat themes and plenty of subtlety...if you...
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