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Decided that since I am putting more reviews out on Talk Wargaming I would post links to them here, hopefully this will get both them and the website itself some more page views. I will update this thread every time that I put out a new review, with a link.

Here are some of the reviews I have posted recently, along with some advance reviews;

Yarrick: Imperial Creed by David Annandale;

http://www.talkwargaming.com/2014/03/black-library-review-yarrick-imperial.html

Archaon: Everchosen by Rob Sanders;

http://www.talkwargaming.com/2014/03/black-library-advance-review-archaon.html

The Kauyon by Andy Smillie;

http://www.talkwargaming.com/2014/03/black-library-review-kauyon-by-andy.html

Horus Heresy: Vengeful Spirit by Graham McNeill;

http://www.talkwargaming.com/2014/03/black-library-advance-review-horus.html

Mortarion's Heart by L.J Goulding;

http://www.talkwargaming.com/2014/02/black-library-review-mortarions-heart.html


Check back here for more reviews as they come.


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Decided that since I am putting more reviews out on Talk Wargaming I would post links to them here, hopefully this will get both them and the website itself some more page views. I will update this thread every time that I put out a new review, with a link.

Here are some of the reviews I have posted recently, along with some advance reviews;

Yarrick: Imperial Creed by David Annandale;

http://www.talkwargaming.com/2014/03/black-library-review-yarrick-imperial.html

Archaon: Everchosen by Rob Sanders;

http://www.talkwargaming.com/2014/03/black-library-advance-review-archaon.html

The Kauyon by Andy Smillie;

http://www.talkwargaming.com/2014/03/black-library-review-kauyon-by-andy.html

Horus Heresy: Vengeful Spirit by Graham McNeill;

http://www.talkwargaming.com/2014/03/black-library-advance-review-horus.html

Mortarion's Heart by L.J Goulding;

http://www.talkwargaming.com/2014/02/black-library-review-mortarions-heart.html


Check back here for more reviews as they come.


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Awesome review for Mortarion's Heart.
I am really interested in listening to that one!
 

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Fully agreed on all reviews - except for Yarrick: Imperial Creed by David Annandale

This novel is far worse then exceptional and admirable Yarrick: Chains of Golgotha. Writing style is absolutely different. Then i read Imperial Creed i had no emotions at all. The main protagonists doesn't interested me at all - they are cartoonish. Well - the only book that could be worse - Death of Antagonis.

So i would give Yarrick: Imperial Creed 2/10
 

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When is Archaon: Everchosen coming out because I looked but couldn't find it on BL's site, Amazon or Bookdepository (where I usually buy from).
 

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When is Archaon: Everchosen coming out because I looked but couldn't find it on BL's site, Amazon or Bookdepository (where I usually buy from).
According to the preview that's on BL, Archaon: Everchosen should be out in April's releases.


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Could you tell me if your reviews are spoiler free, I avoid reviews like the plague normally as I have been caught out a few times with spoilers that have ruined the book for me. So now rather than risk a spoiler I just don't read any.
 

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Good review, Lord of the Night- thank you

Blood Oath by Phil Kelly - my thoughts exactly, fully agree on your review. And Aun'Va is a dick. As a player-reader. i personally hate tau - but i really want for future - to see how tau will break the ethereal shackles, and Shadowsun personally kill Aun'Va. :grin:
Another thought, through - WS in my opinion described badly - they are shown as too overzealous. If Kor'sarro was this holeric all the time - he would be dead by now. Also Raven Guards are shown as usual marines - and not a specialists they are famous for.

Broken Sword by Guy Haley - fully agree with your review.

Black Leviathan by Ben Counter - same, fully agree with your review, seems we have same tastes :grin:

Haven't read the last one - but could you answer a simple question please


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Very good review. I quite enjoy this book and think that it's definitely deserve a read. The only problem i had with it - writing style
 

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Again not a BL review but I really want to share these reviews and perhaps get some people to read this series.

My review for the entire Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor, including the novels Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Days of Blood and Starlight, and Dreams of Gods and Monsters.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone;

http://thefoundingfields.com/2014/0...one-by-laini-taylor-review-lord-of-the-night/

Days of Blood and Starlight;

http://thefoundingfields.com/2014/0...ght-by-laini-taylor-review-lord-of-the-night/

Dreams of Gods and Monsters;

http://thefoundingfields.com/2014/0...ers-by-laini-taylor-review-lord-of-the-night/


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Decided that since I am putting more reviews out on Talk Wargaming I would post links to them here, hopefully this will get both them and the website itself some more page views. I will update this thread every time that I put out a new review, with a link.

Here are some of the reviews I have posted recently, along with some advance reviews;

Yarrick: Imperial Creed by David Annandale;

http://www.talkwargaming.com/2014/03/black-library-review-yarrick-imperial.html

Archaon: Everchosen by Rob Sanders;

http://www.talkwargaming.com/2014/03/black-library-advance-review-archaon.html

The Kauyon by Andy Smillie;

http://www.talkwargaming.com/2014/03/black-library-review-kauyon-by-andy.html

Horus Heresy: Vengeful Spirit by Graham McNeill;

http://www.talkwargaming.com/2014/03/black-library-advance-review-horus.html

Mortarion's Heart by L.J Goulding;

http://www.talkwargaming.com/2014/02/black-library-review-mortarions-heart.html


Check back here for more reviews as they come.


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Hats off to you, Mr Lord of the Night, I'm pretty new on here, mainly I come here to read your reviews. I don't always agree with you, though -- Ahriman: Exile and the one written by Ben Counter about Lysander and some weird assassin who has glass jars in her back being two examples (didn't do it for me)-- but more often than not, if you say it's good...it usually is, at least to my mind.

I stumbled across a review of yours the other day: Vengeful Spirit. How do you manage to get such titles months before they're due out? My mate reckons you're McNeill's brother who swipes his manuscripts when he's not looking, but considering my mate also thinks that Perturabo is a venereal disease that you can get from sitting on wet grass for more than ten minutes, it's perhaps easy to see why no one listens to him.

Keep up the good work! :)
 

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What are you highest non-BL recommendations?
Anything by David Gemmell is incredible. I was gutted when he passed. He would've made an amazing BL author. If any of you have never read any of his books give Legend a try. Graham McNeill once said that Gemmell was one of his favourite writers who inspires him. David Gemmell wrote Legend in 1984 after being diagnosed with cancer. He wanted to write a book before he died and Legend was the result.

Seriously, I can't recommend that book enough. If anyone else has read it, what did you think?
 

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Gemmell is good but if you like fantasy and you're willing to trust the author then I recommend The Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson. Best series I've ever read.
 

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What are you highest non-BL recommendations?
I would recommend the following non-BL series;

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
The Dresden Files and Codex Alera by Jim Butcher
Cal Leandros by Rob Thurman
The Night Angel and The Lightbringer by Brent Weeks
Low Town by Daniel Polansky
The Gentlemen Bastard Sequence by Scott Lynch
Vampire Hunter D by Hideyuki Kikuchi


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I quite agree, Garrak. A reading experience beyond description or belief.

I own Legend and the first Vampire Hunter D, but haven't read them yet. Maybe it's time.

Sorry to hijack your thread, my Lord.
 

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Hats off to you, Mr Lord of the Night, I'm pretty new on here, mainly I come here to read your reviews. I don't always agree with you, though -- Ahriman: Exile and the one written by Ben Counter about Lysander and some weird assassin who has glass jars in her back being two examples (didn't do it for me)-- but more often than not, if you say it's good...it usually is, at least to my mind.

I stumbled across a review of yours the other day: Vengeful Spirit. How do you manage to get such titles months before they're due out? My mate reckons you're McNeill's brother who swipes his manuscripts when he's not looking, but considering my mate also thinks that Perturabo is a venereal disease that you can get from sitting on wet grass for more than ten minutes, it's perhaps easy to see why no one listens to him.

Keep up the good work! :)
Thank you very much, nice to know that people are reading the reviews. I liked Ahriman: Exile a great deal, and I enjoyed Seventh Retribution but I understand why some people would not in the case of the latter.

I had them purchased for me at Black Library Live, a few pre-release titles. I'll actually have one, possibly two, more soon as someone will hopefully be able to purchase The Damnation of Pythos and The Templar (If the latter is there) from the Horus Heresy Weekender.

I own Legend and the first Vampire Hunter D, but haven't read them yet. Maybe it's time.

Sorry to hijack your thread, my Lord.
You should, though I have not read Legend myself.

Not a problem, recommending things is the other point of this thread.


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