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Okay, here's the second part of the of the Blood Angels omnibus review. If you want me to review Blood Debt, lemme know and I'll post it up. Here is the first part of the two-book Omnibus, and here is the blog upon which it was posted on. Now, without further ado, here's the review.



Blood Angels Omnibus: James Swallow
Part Two: Deus Sanguinius



In this two-book sequence, author James Swallow brings the Blood Angels chapter to life. In an epic story of heroisim, corruption and betrayal, battle-brothers Rafen and Arkio find themselves pitted against each other in a battle for the very soul of the Chapter.

When Brother Arkio claims to be a reincarnation of Sanguinius, the Blood Angel's spiritual father, the message is clear: Follow me or die. Rafen kneels before Arkio and swears an oath of devotion - but the words are ashes in his mouth, and in his heart, he knows that he and his brother will have a reckoning that only one of them will surrive...

Okay, as mentioned above, this is the second part in the Blood Angels Omnibus, which follows the exploits of Brothers (not just because they are Space Marines, mind you) Arkio, who now claims to be the reincarnation of Sanguinius, and Rafen, who's seemingly alone against his former brother, who he has believed has beent tainted by chaos.

As a sequel to an already fantastic book, I had high expectations for this one, and I wasn't dissapointed. Although I worked out what would happen midway through Deus Encarmine, reading the book was still an enjoyment, as it continues the fast pace from the first book, and features an epic showdown at the end and plenty of sweet Dante and Mephiston action.

We also see a Lord of Change, who appears at the hieght of the grand finale to what could mean doom to the Blood Angels force, and plenty of cunning means used to turn the Blood Angels against each other.

High Point: The final showdown between Arkio and Rafen, in a fantastic brother vs brother duel.

Low Point: It was a shame that there was no major twist at the end, as mentioned above it seemed a tad bit predictable.

Rating: 9 / 10

Should you buy this book: Well, If you haven't already got the Omnibus and are buying the books individualy, then defiantly buy this book.

Hope you enjoyed. I don't know what I'll be reviewing next, by the way :laugh:.
 

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i am disappointed at certain technical aspects of this book, specifically, bolters: they aren't bullets, but mass-reactive explosives. the idea of the demon peeling flattened shells off its face is ludicrous. the mass-reactive explosive would ensure that there would be nothing to peel off, even if it did no damage. in the Ultramarines Omnibus, i believe, the author justifies unexploded bolter rounds via 2 methods: a) not enough mass to cause the explosive to go off and/or b) to short of a distance to arm. i have read of the bolter rounds being caseless, but models & GW sanctioned animations/illustrations showing otherwise (either spent cases falling from a bolter or an ejection port).
 

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Personally, I found the review to be more along the meh or so-so side of things to be perfectly honest.

I mean, you do more of a job spoiling the actual plot than reviewing anything. I know nothing about the feel of the book, if the overall style is good; all I know is that its similar in pacing to the first one. Maybe next time, look over your review and make sure you have some substance contained within it. Or at the very least look it over so you can see if spoiler should be tossed in the title because if anyone who has not read this book happens upon this review looking for a semi-objective general idea of it, then they will leave this thread with the book all but ruined.


Come on, you even have the same thing essentially written twice, the second bit in italics and the bit right after it read pretty much the same. I am by no means great with writing, I am not an author; but that really does not feel like good work in the slightest, nor does it help to do much more than pull this down.


This is just how I feel, but while you may give Deus Sanguinius a 9/10, that review gives me nothing to back the rating you gave.
 
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