Oh boy...any chance you can elaborate on how (either in Spoiler tab or PM)? I'm wondering if this could be what finally tips me into traitor Emperor's Children...
This was a good book. There was a heck of a lot going on, but it was all resolved satisfactorily. A small bit of course-correction for some things as well. Maybe one slightly superfluous plot element, but it did give some screen time that some people will probably appreciate. I think fans of most of the legions represented will be happy enough with what goes on.
I need more of my man, stat.
I skimmed a lot of the generic fighting tbh, sometimes the scale of legion combats can be a bit wearing; yeah, you have to show loads of guys and things fighting and blowing up because of the setting, but I personally find that slightly tedious with a new book when you just want to get to the character moments in those battles. Sure I will appreciate it on re-reads. And there are cool bits in the fighting, it's not bolter-slog, I should hasten to add.
But it's a character and plot-movement book. Central to the wider story, this.
Scars is one of the best legion-building HH novels...perhaps not one of the best character-building novels. I think Yesugai has a lot of room for further development.
This is part of a conversation we had in another thread. Well...need I say more? :-(That said, I think Qin Xa definitely deserves some more development. He's mentioned as the #1 fighter of his legion (even though Jubal seems to be more well-known outside his legion). We didn't get to see his personality in Scars