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http://www.blacklibrary.com/warhammer-40000/master-of-sanctity.html
Master of Sanctity. The second book in the legacy of caliban trillogy.

http://www.blacklibrary.com/warhammer-40000/valedor.html
Valedor. Eldar sandwhiched between 2 ravening tyranid swarms. Let the feast commence!

http://www.blacklibrary.com/warhammer-40000/the-last-days-of-ector.html
The last days of Ector. A novella set in the Valedor apocalypse warzone.

Edit: Regarding The Last Days of Ector, something tells me its the origin of this scism
 

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I want to read all these. I just don't see how they justify $11.99 for a Enovella. Yeah, I'll get it, but that pisses me off (novella's/short story's piss me off) that it costs as much for an actual full length book.
 

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Guy Haley said:
The Last Days of Ector is a prequel novella set in the lead-up to the Tyranid invasion. Ector is a sub-arctic hive world whose twenty cities are lucky enough to each be overseen by a single Space Marine. Can these noble Crimson Castellans save at least a portion of the doomed population?
Sounds really good, not the extinction of the Chapter but another story featuring them.


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Yeah, I finished The Last Days of Ector. I found it a pretty good read, but perhaps the teaser blurb was a little too sensationalist and gave the wrong impression. But he suceeds in giving the Crimson Castellans their own identity, and the novella is clearly a prequel that should be read before Valedor.

 

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I want to read all these. I just don't see how they justify $11.99 for a Enovella. Yeah, I'll get it, but that pisses me off (novella's/short story's piss me off) that it costs as much for an actual full length book.
Couldn't agree more! They don't hesitate to charge more if a book is longer than usual (Vengeful Spirit being one example), so it SHOULD follow that a shorter work costs less than usual. Sorry for being off topic but the above post by Loki demanded a response. :)

*Edit* I should point out that I phoned BL the other day to ask why Vengeful Spirit costs a fiver extra. The guy on the other end said it was down to the book being longer than usual. I asked if that was why Fear to Tread was a pound more expensive and was told "yes". He even mentioned that the hardback version of A Thousand Sons would cost more than the norm.

I don't mind paying slightly higher prices for longer books/more content, but it does seem unfair when shorter works aren't afforded the same logic. (Again, apologies for being off topic).
 

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Found Valedor a pretty engaging read that explores many facets of the eldar and their craftworlds, Guy Haley definitely have a good hand on the eldar as well.
And the book felt better noticeably proofread than recent releases, though I did spot a single mixup of Biel Tan and Iyanden.

One thing that amused me.
 

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I really want to give Haley a chance, but Pandorax was so disappointing that I just don't want to risk any more money on the (Apocalypse) format. I don't want to read any more books where pushing models is a higher priority than writing a good story... or, at any rate, featuring said models in a way that makes sense.
 

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My fondness for the Dark Angels means that I'll give Master of Sanctity a chance. Ravenwing was decent, I thought, so I hope this one will be an improvement.

One thought I had:

One of the potentially less sensible things about the Dark Angels was the induction of individuals who had accidentally been exposed to the Chapter's secret into the Deathwing. For (almost?) every other Chapter, induction in the First company is a Pretty Big Deal, and their ranks are usually made up of the most proven veterans of the other other companies. With that in mind, I sincerely hope that the Dark Angels have some sort of Emergency Induction Training Montage, where they kick an emergency inductee's training into overdrive, to get him to Deathwing Standard.

You know, like:

 

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Ezekiel is supposed to be among the most powerful Librarians of all. Up there with Mephiston and Tigurius. But he has yet to make an appearance in any story, from novel to short story. Any chance he's showing up?
 

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Valedor and The Last day of Ector - are the best book from BL - for the last 3 months (Not counting Vengeful Spirit - i get it at Weekender)

Also, the research done by Guy Haley, to write eldar story for Valedor (with deep immersion in culture, background and hierarchy) is just amazing and groundbreaking. It is a must have for Eldar fanclub
 

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Master of Sanctity Ive just finished, and its a thrilling epic read. I found it a real pageturner as the continuing scheme of the Legacy of Caliban kept unfolding.

A certain recuring person from the series takes a startling starring role, as the Dark Angels continue their task and new revelations pours in and more questions. Though the ending.....what a monumental lead up for the final book. Unforgiven. To see 'him' finally face the Dark Angels? Intrigue upon intrigue.
 

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Brother Lucian - 'and its a thrilling epic read'.
I hope it's better than 'Ravenwing' - one of the worst BL books, ever written?
 

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I really enjoyed Valedor. Although it ends weird

 

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Brother Lucian - 'and its a thrilling epic read'.
I hope it's better than 'Ravenwing' - one of the worst BL books, ever written?
I found Master of Sanctity a notable step up from Ravenwing for several reasons:

 
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