Well he still did absolutely awesomely with Battle for the Fang.I like Wraight's writing, I really do, but the way he mangled long standing SW fluff in BoA has not sat well with me, so I don't know if I'll bother with this. It came across like he hadn't even gone as far as reading the codex by way of research.
I agree completely, one of the few SM Battles books worth the read. And I know loads of people who aren't SW fanboys like myself that enjoyed BoA, but the mistakes he made were just so fucking basic it really detracted from my enjoyment of the novel.Well he still did absolutely awesomely with Battle for the Fang.
Believe me when I say Njal shows wickedly potent acts of psykery. I daresay he is the most flashy imperial psyker so far with his sublime elemental control.I'm SOOO hoping you're not leading me on! I bought it, but might not get to it for a week or so. But maybe I'll put Olaf Stapledon's Last and First Men on hold...
I read Stormcaller some time ago, got a pre-owned copy from the HH weekender, and I quite enjoyed it as well. Njal himself definitely adds lots to the story from badass psyker power to an interesting character that is a part of the racial soul of the Space Wolves; the part where he describes what he considers each of the three lords of Fenris to be is very interesting; Grimar is essentially the joy of the hunt, the singing of sagas and the love of battle; Ulrik the Slayer is the tearing of flesh, savaging of the prey and the drinking of blood; and Njal himself is death, he is the end of the hunt and the darkness that lies beyond it. Plus he got all the best one-liners. :biggrin:I just finished Stormcaller. It was a superb read, winding up from the aftermath of the first book and blasting into action as the pack grows stronger and tighter.
And theres lots of powerful psyker action. Njal Stormcaller is elemental fury personified.
But by the end, the plot took a very suprising, unexpected twist that have me eager for the third book in the series. I sure did not see -THAT- comming!
I rate Stormcaller to be significantly better than Blood of Asaheim, it felt much like his work with Battle of the Fang.
Let me put it this way. His title in the book is "The Tempest-That-Walks." And if anything, that's somewhat underplaying what he's capable of.I'm SOOO hoping you're not leading me on! I bought it, but might not get to it for a week or so. But maybe I'll put Olaf Stapledon's Last and First Men on hold...