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Am I the only one who feels like they missed something?

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Okay, we had the kids do basic, but I thought they were focusing on the girl, then it shifted to the boy and stayed with him throughout.

The big fight was really against the tank-thing-demon...thing.

The rest of the Regiment went to town and really didn't do a lot...except for getting Caff killed.

Things were resolved as far as what happened to everyone left behind.
Mkvenner...yeah...this is going to be ugly. You think Gaunt and Company had a hard time coming back, and explaining they were not tainted...Mkvenner is going to have it even tougher.


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Maybe this is just a setup, building us up for the next one.
I still love the series, but AoC seems IMO the weakest one yet. I have high hopes for the next one! (which of course I will buy as soon as it comes out)
 

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I think that a fair amount happened but it was definitely a build up for the next book IMHO. Not that I didn't enjoy it.
 

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uberschveinen said:
What, precisely, does this have anything to do with?
I'm not sure what you are asking.
This thread is talking about Dan Abnett's book: Armor Of Contempt.
A Warhammer 40k (Gaunts Ghosts Series).

Opinions have been presented and the thread is open to other views.
I hope that is helpful.
 

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Elchimpster said:
Am I the only one who feels like they missed something?

Maybe this is just a setup, building us up for the next one.
I still love the series, but AoC seems IMO the weakest one yet. I have high hopes for the next one! (which of course I will buy as soon as it comes out)

Nope I agree completely, this seemed like a drawn out GG short story than the GG books of old. I was expecting the liberation to be a much more involved affair. The loss of a 'major character' could seen a long way off. I think it has been the weakest of all the GG books, a bit of a damp squib at the close of the Gaeron trilogy. The 'Saint' Trilogy are my favourite and consistent in the series so far. 5/10 Mr Abnett must try harder. Mkvenner doign his Arnie/Rambo 'hiding in the jungle bit' was quite cool, nice to see he hasn't been killed off. Just like to know what DA will do with him in the next book or books.

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I have to say I liked it, although the story did feel like it was 'left hanging' at the end. I'm thinking that the next book will still be part of 'The Lost'. After all there were 4 books in 'The Saint'.

I'm pretty certain that the GG series only has another book or two to go before concluding for good anyway. I think Abnett wants to move on to other things.
 

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I'm pretty certain that the GG series only has another book or two to go before concluding for good anyway. I think Abnett wants to move on to other things.
I agree. Hopefully he'll wrap it up soon and on a fairly good note (though with the grim darkness of the future...who knows). It has been a long run for the series, and I've loved them. I'd love to see it end, all wrapped up nice and neat, but that is so...typical.

The Last Chancers omnibus is an example of a less than perfect ending [avoiding spoilers here]. Same with the Horus Heresy series...we know that Horus turns to Chaos...how did we expect it to end?

Either way, the GG series will always have a reserved place on my shelves.

Looking forward to more Ravenor etc.
 

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your allright and i have a belif that well be seeing the sanit and milo soon which means a huge battle with tanks gris party time

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I agree that the Armour of Contempt left me in contempt. It was still great, but in no way seemed like it should be a stand-alone novel. The attack of the fortress was amazing, but the book really lacked the previous 'greatness' of the other GG's books. I own them all and have read each multiple times, but it kind of let me down and probably won't get read again.
It seems even worse after His Last Command, which was a great novel. The whole portal/city concept was great, as was the stalkers. Abnett really put some thought into that one.
The next book, after contempt, is either the second-to, or the last. But with such a soddy ending, the next one has to be the ending. When most series' come to an end, it's underwhelming. Let's hope it doesn't happen to Gaunt's Ghosts.

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You're talking about the fizzle, where the creator of the intellectual property insists on creating it until it's no longer profitable and it simply stops. However, this is pretty rare in the novel world, where books that are series are almost always designed from the start intending to have a definitive end. There, fizzlers are rare, being more often the result of decreasing quality of work than audience boredom.

Alternatively, you could always apply the Halo 2 theory: if the ending's that unsatisfactory, it probably isn't.
 

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Prophaniti said:
I'm pretty certain that the GG series only has another book or two to go before concluding for good anyway. I think Abnett wants to move on to other things.
There was initially supposed to be one book after this one but I had heard at Gamesday 06 this will now be 2 more books.

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I agree. Hopefully he'll wrap it up soon and on a fairly good note (though with the grim darkness of the future...who knows). It has been a long run for the series, and I've loved them. I'd love to see it end, all wrapped up nice and neat, but that is so...typical.
It's been a damned good series of books has GG. Think the inevitable ending is Gaunt dying , the Crusade being won and the Tanith winning and settling a planet.

Looking forward to more Ravenor etc.
Me too, quite enjoyed them singularly but read them back-to-back (just like the Eisenhorn books) and they are superb) just pre-ordered Ravenor:Rogue from Amazon.co.uk. Plenty of good books on the horizon currently. Next Soul Drinkers tome as well as the Flight of the Eisenstein, there's at least another one book in the Horus Heresy series lined up for this year also. .

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I think I am one of the few out there who just did not like the Ravenor books at all. Eisenhorn was an awesome set but Ravenor was just... bleh.
 

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For SHAME!
That's it. Wraithlord simply HAS to go!

I loved the Ravenor books, even got my wife hooked on them.
But then again, I've loved the vast majority of the 40k Novels so far, even Ben Counter's novels which many dislike. Even liked Ian Watson's Inquisition War series.

My expectations for game fiction really isn't very high.
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If you are looking for something a bit different, I'd happily recommend the Malus Darkblade novels. They include all the graphic novel stuff, but also a lot of intruigue and general dark-elf evilness that leads up to the action.

Otherwise, I might check out Black flame's Fiends of the Eastern Front. Looks like it has a bit of GG potential.

As for GG itself I'd like to see thing wrapped up on Gereon in the next book and a feature-length finale.
 
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