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Re: Ask for Black Library Book recommendations

Postby Liliedhe » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:24 pm

Major Rawne wrote:
Liliedhe wrote:In case I do read the Soul Drinkers, where does Daenyathos go? Is it a prequel?

The events depicted are before the two trilogies, however it's set between Hellforged and Phallanx.

Now, that sounds... confusing. :?:
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Re: Ask for Black Library Book recommendations

Postby Major Rawne » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:42 pm

Liliedhe wrote:
Major Rawne wrote:
Liliedhe wrote:In case I do read the Soul Drinkers, where does Daenyathos go? Is it a prequel?

The events depicted are before the two trilogies, however it's set between Hellforged and Phallanx.

Now, that sounds... confusing. :?:

Not really. Think of it as a diary from centuries ago depicting events from that time, but where someone from now has written annotations all over it. Saying more would just be spoilerific :P
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Re: Ask for Black Library Book recommendations

Postby Liliedhe » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:46 pm

So, I shouldn't read it first? ;)

(I already read Phalanx. I doubt there is much it could spoiler for me.)
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Re: Ask for Black Library Book recommendations

Postby Xisor » Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:35 pm

Major Rawne wrote:
Liliedhe wrote:
Major Rawne wrote:The events depicted are before the two trilogies, however it's set between Hellforged and Phallanx.

Now, that sounds... confusing. :?:

Not really. Think of it as a diary from centuries ago depicting events from that time, but where someone from now has written annotations all over it. Saying more would just be spoilerific :P


It's a flashback, best viewed where Rawne says so. :P Imagine watching Lost in chronological order!
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If I wanted to read about Orks

Postby Words_of_Truth » Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:43 am

If I wanted to read about Orks in the 40k universe what books would you direct me to?
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Re: If I wanted to read about Orks

Postby Xisor » Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:17 am

For good shows with orks as baddies:
- Survivor, short story. Don't do any research beforehand, just read it.
- Headhunted, short story.
- Gunheads
- Imperial Glory
- The Arkunasha War, short story
- Helsreach
- CL Werner's contrib. in Fear the Alien
- Siege of Castellax


There's others in which they've big roles, but for my tastes the above actually give *really decent* renditions of Orks as threats and bits to read. 'Headhunted' and 'Survivor' especially, though all of the above have plenty of merit!
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Re: If I wanted to read about Orks

Postby David Earle » Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:48 am

I'll throw Rynn's World into the mix - it's more Space Marine focused but the Orks are definitely a credible threat. Also The Purging of Kadillus - Xisor will disagree with me on this one but I enjoy the old-school "We are da Orkz" flavor of Ork every now and again, and besides that dialogue mode is a very small part of a good Orks vs Dark Angels book.

And what the hell, if you can beg borrow or steal a copy of the old Gorkamorka books, do so. (What happened to Gorkamorka? I'd really love to see more in that setting. I feel a fanfic coming on...)

Did anyone read Chains of Golgotha? That ought to be pretty damn Orky, but I haven't actually read the book.
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Re: If I wanted to read about Orks

Postby shadowhawk2008 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:31 am

Chains of Golgotha is pretty damn good. I would certainly recommend it. Very Imperial focused, but has some great scenes. Also Guy Haley's Baneblade. Some great stuff there.
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Re: If I wanted to read about Orks

Postby Vivia » Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:13 am

There is a sticky for recommendations here.

Edit: moved Ork topic here.
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Re: Read here first: Black Library Book Recommendations

Postby Rob P » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:53 pm

Looking for a novel with Beastman, but not Knight Errant. Cheers
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Re: Read here first: Black Library Book Recommendations

Postby Major Rawne » Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:04 pm

Knight Errant come to mind :P

In seriousness my WHF is limited. From what I can see on my shelf Shamanslayer had plenty of beastmen in it.
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Re: Read here first: Black Library Book Recommendations

Postby Lord of the Night » Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:08 pm

Rob P wrote:Looking for a novel with Beastman, but not Knight Errant. Cheers

Orion: Vaults of Winter has Beastmen as the main foe.


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Re: Read here first: Black Library Book Recommendations

Postby Rob P » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:22 pm

Ta very much
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Re: Read here first: Black Library Book Recommendations

Postby Therion » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:58 pm

I'd like to read something well written. Well written like in well written, not "well written for a tie-in fiction".
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Re: Read here first: Black Library Book Recommendations

Postby Xisor » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:14 pm

Therion wrote:I'd like to read something well written. Well written like in well written, not "well written for a tie-in fiction".


I'd still point anyone and everyone at Legion of the Damned.
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Re: Read here first: Black Library Book Recommendations

Postby Major Rawne » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:16 pm

Therion wrote:I'd like to read something well written. Well written like in well written, not "well written for a tie-in fiction".

Well with that well written and clearly understood statement I can recommend you the following:

Probably nothing much at all.
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Re: Read here first: Black Library Book Recommendations

Postby Therion » Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:17 pm

Major Rawne wrote:
Therion wrote:I'd like to read something well written. Well written like in well written, not "well written for a tie-in fiction".

Well with that well written and clearly understood statement I can recommend you the following:

Probably nothing much at all.

That's depressing XD .

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Therion wrote:I'd like to read something well written. Well written like in well written, not "well written for a tie-in fiction".


I'd still point anyone and everyone at Legion of the Damned.

Why?
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Re: Read here first: Black Library Book Recommendations

Postby Xisor » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:13 pm

Therion wrote:Why?


It's a secret. An unguessable, imponderable, depressing secret.
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Re: Read here first: Black Library Book Recommendations

Postby Vivia » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:58 pm

Look for it in the "What Are You Reading" thread. It was a highly praised SMB book by Rob Sanders.
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Re: Read here first: Black Library Book Recommendations

Postby Rob P » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:08 pm

What is the order of the stories in the printed Architect of Fate anthology? [To not be off topic, let's phrase this as 'what order should I read them in?']
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