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Forum: Black Library Fiction   09-10-16, 07:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,824
Posted By Duke_Leto
Lurk here loads but don't post very often. Gotta...

Lurk here loads but don't post very often. Gotta agree with most of what is said above. A few years back it was a "golden age" for Black Library. The HH series was interesting and focused. We had...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   05-10-16, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,655
Posted By Duke_Leto
Not doubting you mate I am sure that is what he...

Not doubting you mate I am sure that is what he said to you. Just interesting he said something different on that podcast.
Forum: Black Library Fiction   05-09-16, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,655
Posted By Duke_Leto
Hmmm bit confused about what Abnett told you re...

Hmmm bit confused about what Abnett told you re Penitent (and disappointed). Over on Bolterandchainsword someone posted a link to a podcast at backwardscompatible.co.uk which is an interview with Dan...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   04-08-16, 06:09 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 31,743
Posted By Duke_Leto
Not saying I did not like I Am Slaughter...I did....

Not saying I did not like I Am Slaughter...I did. Good book. BUT I am surprised that the subsequent books have been so good and have actually made the Abnett book my least favourite so far.
Forum: Black Library Fiction   04-08-16, 05:10 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 31,743
Posted By Duke_Leto
So just finished book 4 The Last Wall. I am so...

So just finished book 4 The Last Wall. I am so pleasantly surprised by the high quality and standard being maintained in this series. It really is, for me, one of the best things BL have done in...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   04-06-16, 07:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,150
Posted By Duke_Leto
Really!!!!!!!!! I loved LOVED the Ravenor books....

Really!!!!!!!!! I loved LOVED the Ravenor books. Such a great counterpoint to Eisenhorn and move from first to third person to get a different perspective AND now that set up for the Bequin trilogy...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   04-04-16, 05:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,150
Posted By Duke_Leto
Absolutely right... The 40k universe is sooooo...

Absolutely right... The 40k universe is sooooo rich. Totally get that BL is primarily meant to promote the game and sell more figures AND that this is WARhammer 40k but GW are missing the fact that...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   03-13-16, 06:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 24,070
Posted By Duke_Leto
Sorry to disappoint but Abnett is NOT writing a...

Sorry to disappoint but Abnett is NOT writing a HH Dark Angels book. He was at one point going to write Dreadwing but due to scheduling clashes he dropped out and some of the plot threads from that...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   02-21-16, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By Duke_Leto
Does length of book really matter?

I know generally the answer to this is that it is the quality of writing and story that matter most, but over the last year there has definitely been a trend at BL for shorter novels such as...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   02-09-16, 06:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,173
Posted By Duke_Leto
Hmmm well just in case there is anyone on these...

Hmmm well just in case there is anyone on these forums who have not read it I will spoiler tag it. Also going to cross post/paraphrase what I said at the time I read it on thebolthole.org

1. It...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   02-06-16, 08:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,173
Posted By Duke_Leto
I think it is absolutely right and proper to have...

I think it is absolutely right and proper to have different opinions. The world would be a very boring place if we all liked exactly the same thing.

For me Abnett is by far the best author BL have...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   10-10-15, 07:45 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 31,743
Posted By Duke_Leto
Those are good points I had not really...

Those are good points I had not really considered. If you add in warp travel time dilation also then the whole thing gets even more screwy. Not disagreeing with you but just for fun and to continue...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   10-09-15, 06:12 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 31,743
Posted By Duke_Leto
Hmmm well if you take 763 years away from 2015...

Hmmm well if you take 763 years away from 2015 you get to 1252AD. I would say the modern world is pretty complacent about what happened during the medieval era? That was roughly around the time...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   10-09-15, 03:49 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 31,743
Posted By Duke_Leto
Sorry to be THAT GUY but... 781.M31 =...

Sorry to be THAT GUY but...

781.M31 = Abaddon's 1st Black Crusade. On Uralan, the Despoiler secures the daemon weapon Drach'nyen. The First Battle of Cadia.

544.M32 = An Ork Warboss known only...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   09-17-15, 06:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,323
Posted By Duke_Leto
Vengeful Spirit would have so much better (and a...

Vengeful Spirit would have so much better (and a more appropriate length) had that whole silent war Garro sub plot simply been axed. It just didn't sit comfortably for me. How is it on the one hand...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   09-14-15, 06:30 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 22,997
Posted By Duke_Leto
I hear what you are saying and respect your POV...

I hear what you are saying and respect your POV but really cannot agree. Of course the HH is setting up events for 40k. It is ALL about the lore. HH has been the single most important background...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   08-31-15, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By Duke_Leto
What shall I read next?

Ignoring the possible answer that it should be something non Black Library...I have quite a few as yet unread BL books on my shelves (from when I used to buy almost everything they published...no...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   05-04-15, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,748
Posted By Duke_Leto
What ever happened to The Keeler Image?

Just finished reading Atlas Infernal (I know it was published years ago but sat on my shelf for ages - got mixed feelings about it).

Anyhow towards the back was an advert for the Dan Abnett 2 CD...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   03-08-15, 02:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 24,070
Posted By Duke_Leto
The delay to Penitent (and the Gaunts Ghosts...

The delay to Penitent (and the Gaunts Ghosts books) has been hard for a fan like me. Damn I want my fix and know how these stories are going to pan out!

I too have read that someone spoke to Dan...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   08-18-13, 03:58 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 81,688
Posted By Duke_Leto
ADB - One oft he reasons you are so popular with...

ADB - One oft he reasons you are so popular with the BL fanbase is due to the fact that you happily/readily engage with said fanbase and that you are clearly a fan of W40k yourself! So thanks for...
Forum: 40k Fluff   01-26-13, 06:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,973
Posted By Duke_Leto
13 Black Crusades - Is Abaddon really THAT much of a threat?

I've often wondered that if Abaddon is THAT much of the threat to the Imperium then why has he launched 13 Black Crusades that appear to not have had any lasting and devastating effect on the...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   01-22-13, 03:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,854
Posted By Duke_Leto
Wow just shows how different people are. The...

Wow just shows how different people are. The Calpurnia trilogy are amongst my favourite BL books! Matt Farrer is an excellent world builder and was so refreshing being away from the battlefield.
Forum: Black Library Fiction   01-19-13, 03:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,854
Posted By Duke_Leto
Savage Scars - Andy Hoare = 1/2 finished and so...

Savage Scars - Andy Hoare = 1/2 finished and so wanted to like it.

Flesh and Iron - Henry Zou = 1/3 finished and simply awful

Atlas Infernal - Rob Sanders = 1/3 finished but really do want to...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   01-04-13, 02:10 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,896
Posted By Duke_Leto
Wow really? I thought FTT was fine (not...

Wow really? I thought FTT was fine (not outstanding but good solid entertainment). Was this really worse than Descent of Angels or Fallen Angels or Battle for the Abyss? Personally I think not. It...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   01-04-13, 02:06 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,896
Posted By Duke_Leto
Slightly off topic but... If BL had been...

Slightly off topic but...

If BL had been really brave I think they should have had a deliberate policy of having a different author having principle responsibility for a legion that was DIFFERENT...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   01-04-13, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,826
Posted By Duke_Leto
Personally I would rather they carried on forward...

Personally I would rather they carried on forward and tackled The Scouring.
Forum: Black Library Fiction   01-04-13, 01:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,404
Posted By Duke_Leto
Abnett for me. He doesn't always get it right but...

Abnett for me. He doesn't always get it right but Know No Fear is simply awesome, perfect in fact. Horus Rising and Legion were excellent. Propsero Burns was... hard going but ultimately fine.

ADB...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   01-04-13, 01:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,899
Posted By Duke_Leto
"Patrician" All the bloomin Primarchs and...

"Patrician"

All the bloomin Primarchs and most of the Astartes are described as having "Patrician features/looks etc" and it happens A LOT
Forum: Black Library Fiction   12-28-12, 12:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,826
Posted By Duke_Leto
Chronological = Not really but perhaps if there...

Chronological = Not really but perhaps if there had been either:

A) A loosely chronological release of books (with some tangents etc) then it *might* be easier to follow.

B) A published...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   12-09-12, 02:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,773
Posted By Duke_Leto
All personal opinion but mine is that the most...

All personal opinion but mine is that the most recent HH novels have been a real return to form. I'm thinking:

Know No Fear (IMO one of the best BL books ever)
Fear To Tread
Shadows of Treachery...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   12-09-12, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 895
Posted By Duke_Leto
Not done a review of it but have read it and...

Not done a review of it but have read it and thoroughly enjoyed it.

In the past I wasn't keen on William King's writing. I know I am in a minority but I really dislike his Space Wolves novels -...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   12-01-12, 06:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,009
Posted By Duke_Leto
I am in an almost identical position. So I just...

I am in an almost identical position. So I just have to be more selective in what I buy/read. Anything Abnett or ADB. Some McNeil. All HH.

Like you say, there simply isn't the time anymore!
Forum: Black Library Fiction   12-01-12, 11:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,300
Posted By Duke_Leto
Some cool news for Eisenhorn/Ravenor fans - two...

Some cool news for Eisenhorn/Ravenor fans - two ebooks short stories released today: Perihelion and Born To Us. Sweet!

http://www.blacklibrary.com/new-titles/warhammer-40000
Forum: 40k Fluff   11-29-12, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,692
Posted By Duke_Leto
Don't currently have the book so not seen the...

Don't currently have the book so not seen the map. However, I am pretty sure the "Prohibited Zone - Plague Cordon Enforced" will NOT be referring to Necrons as they will not be known about for almost...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   11-26-12, 06:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,300
Posted By Duke_Leto
Czevak's adventures take place about 400 years...

Czevak's adventures take place about 400 years after the events in Abnett's Inquisitor series.
Forum: Black Library Fiction   08-27-12, 11:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,904
Posted By Duke_Leto
This works very well as an explanation but there...

This works very well as an explanation but there is at least one anomaly that might argue against it... Tales of Heresy contains stories from way before (The Last Church for example) so by your...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   07-23-12, 03:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 76,348
Posted By Duke_Leto
I just do not get the love for the William King...

I just do not get the love for the William King Space Wolves books! They are quite infantile (although I guess at the time the BL target audience was probably 14 year old boys - glad to say that...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   06-27-12, 08:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,182
Posted By Duke_Leto
1. Dan Abnett (Eisenhorn, Ravenor, Gaunt,...

1. Dan Abnett (Eisenhorn, Ravenor, Gaunt, Titanicus, Double Eagle, Know No Fear - need I say more!)

2. ADB (First Heretic, Night Lords, Helsrech)

3. Matthew Farrer (the Calpurnia books are...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   04-05-12, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,678
Posted By Duke_Leto
I love it when characters from one book crop up...

I love it when characters from one book crop up in another. It makes the setting seem more real and three dimensional in a way.
Forum: Black Library Fiction   04-05-12, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,408
Posted By Duke_Leto
Why I love/hate Know No Fear

Not sure if the forum police will allow another thread on KNF but...

P.S. I am not using spoiler tags (can't find them :scratchhead:). You have been warned.

So...

Why I love KNF (in no...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   03-23-12, 11:42 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 20,776
Posted By Duke_Leto
Coming late to this party as only now reading...

Coming late to this party as only now reading Know No Fear (half way through). Having read this back-to-back with Outcast Dead and Deliverance Lost (having been on a 40k fix for a few months prior to...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   02-24-12, 05:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,515
Posted By Duke_Leto
Does anyone know when the Phall battle took place...

Does anyone know when the Phall battle took place chronologically?
Forum: Black Library Fiction   02-08-12, 03:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,524
Posted By Duke_Leto
I will be ordering it. Hope they also re-release...

I will be ordering it. Hope they also re-release Titan God Machine and Inquisitor Ascendent - I can then complete my Abnett W40k collection!!!!
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   02-08-12, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,873
Posted By Duke_Leto
Some great news about this project. It now has...

Some great news about this project. It now has AD-B involved on the story side. Not necessarily writing the script but certainly contributing to the story.

Excellent!

See here:...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   02-01-12, 01:37 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,816
Posted By Duke_Leto
W30k All the major events listed in...

W30k

All the major events listed in Collected Visions (plus I personally like some of the diversions from the "main plot" such as Nemesis)

+

I want to see some books about The Scouring (but...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   01-16-12, 05:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,891
Posted By Duke_Leto
Hmmm strange that THQ might be pulling away from...

Hmmm strange that THQ might be pulling away from GW as in GWs interim report available here...

http://investor.games-workshop.com/2012/01/05/half-yearly-report/

It says:

Licensing
We...
Forum: 40k Fluff   10-03-11, 07:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,060
Posted By Duke_Leto
Well you're a little ray of sunshine aren't you :P

Well you're a little ray of sunshine aren't you :P
Forum: 40k Fluff   10-02-11, 04:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,060
Posted By Duke_Leto
No I didn't confuse them with the GK - I just...

No I didn't confuse them with the GK - I just meant that I *like* the idea of the LOTD being one of the lost legions. It would no doubt require the fluff to be retconned (not for the first time, just...
Forum: 40k Fluff   10-02-11, 04:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,060
Posted By Duke_Leto
I didn't know that. Thanks.

I didn't know that. Thanks.
Forum: 40k Fluff   10-01-11, 11:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,060
Posted By Duke_Leto
As said above GW studio left 2 legions so players...

As said above GW studio left 2 legions so players could design their own fluff...

However, I have always liked the idea that the Legion of the Damned was one of the two legions expunged from...
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