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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Lord of the Night » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:05 pm

Finished Overlords of the Iron Dragon last night, quite enjoyed the book and the depiction of the Kharadron (though I prefer it when they don't remove their armour) and I especially enjoyed the reference in the final chapters to one of Herr Werner's classic Warhammer Fantasy novels (only a shame that character didn't speak the words that made him so predatory), but it did feel a bit slow in the middle of the book. Hoping for a sequel for sure!

Started The Devastation of Baal last night as well and... wow.

"They do not come here to pray you foolish man."

"They come here to die."


I was sure of it after reading Dante, now i'm only surer. Nobody writes the Blood Angels like Guy Haley!


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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Rob P » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:23 pm

Currently re-reading Ocean at the End of the Lane and listening to Norse Mythology. Both good so far!
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Xisor » Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:57 pm

"Ashes of Prospero" at the moment. It's really great. An intriguing insight into the mechanisms of the Chapter under pressure, as well as some probing questions of the entire institution. ("Only sons?")

More, there's a lovely piece on the Wolves being called out on the repeated use of trite metaphors, which speaks hugely to my own thoughts on the "celebrity" chapters.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Therion » Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:25 am

WARHAMMER IS FOR EVERYONE EXCEPT FOR ME
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Chun the Unavoidable » Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:32 pm

The Night Land, William Hope Hodgson. Perfect for the time of year, for some reason.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby David Earle » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:28 pm

Just reread Primogenitor in preparation for Clonelord. Still as good as I remember.

Also recently read Lorgar: Bearer of the Word. Good enough to get me interested in the other Primarchs books - might look up Perturabo next.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Aristedes Colettas » Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:14 am

Finished Lemartes

Back to the Horus Heresy Book #34 Pharos by Guy Haley

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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Therion » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:03 am

WARHAMMER IS FOR EVERYONE EXCEPT FOR ME
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Rob P » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:30 pm

Just finished The Jungle books: Mowgli's Stories. Loved it. Never gone to the books before and had no idea how much the story had changed.

Also just finished A River in Darkness: One Man's Escape from North Korea. There is no darker true-story book that i've ever read. I highly recommend this book.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Therion » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:24 am

WARHAMMER IS FOR EVERYONE EXCEPT FOR ME
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Rob P » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:17 pm

About half way through Road of Skulls. I know Josh Reynolds is a prolific writer so i'm really impressed by the quality of what he churns out.

I know this is becoming an older book now, but I just love it. Great characterisation and overall plot. I like the additions to the lore (albeit in a gone world).

Waiting to see stuff like this in AoS.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Chun the Unavoidable » Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:57 pm

Teatro Grottesco, Thomas Ligotti.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Rob P » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:22 am

This is book 13 (?) is the Gotrek and Felix series, which tells the story of a dwarf who is looking to find his doom and his chronicler sidekick.

I've only read book one in the series and then this one and I felt that I got a complete story that didn't require any further background knowledge.

The story essentially takes place in a specific place over a short period of time. It feels tight and, quite rightly, one of many epic adventures.

As with many series that follow the same protagonist throughout, I felt that the story added small but interesting insights into the main characters. However, the main interest in these sort of novels comes from the personalities and background of the antagonists and other characters. On this occasion I really enjoyed the dip into the dwarf lore and the variety and depth of the antagonists. There were many named side characters and I felt that the majority added something special to the story.

I felt that the action was really well written. A problem I have with Black Library's 40k line is that ''bolter porn'' - long descriptive battle over plot and character - is boring. However, I never felt that was the way here. There are a few battles and skirmishes in the book, but they are very well written and they are they culmination of events rather than just a way to move the story on.

The overall story was enjoyable. I felt that it fit well into the background and it perfectly foretells the End Times.

There were a few negatives. The flow of the novel in the middle felt a bit repetitive, particularly the battles. I felt that the conclusion final climactic scene was a little but to full of events and the conclusion was a touch anti-climactic. I also felt that the tone of the story felt more adventure and cartoon-y(?) in places rather than dark, and I would have preferred it darker. I would also have liked a little more time on the resolution.

Overall, I really enjoyed this one. I am surprised to see so many 2-3 star reviews on Amazon - though the main criticisms appear to be lack of continuation of story from other novels to change in character of the protagonists.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Therion » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:16 am

WARHAMMER IS FOR EVERYONE EXCEPT FOR ME
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Aristedes Colettas » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:56 pm

Finished Pharos. Amazing I loved it. Guy Haley Congrats. Worthy of a Top Ten HH Nomination.

Now sticking with the Horus Heresy. Reading Book 35 – Eye Of Terra – Various Authors

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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Rob P » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:36 pm

Started More Than This by Patrick Ness.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Major Rawne » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:37 am

Fiiiiiiiinaly finished Fabius Bile: Primogenitor. Utterly marvelous. Can't wait to get round to Clonelord some time in the future.

Next i'm dipping back to some Rob Sanders with Tech-Priest.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Rob P » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:00 pm

Finished More Than This.

First quarter was snail;s pace then I blitzed though the rest in 24hrs.

It was fun but let down by slow beginning and dull end.

It's not as philosophical and clever as it thinks it is and feels derivative because of a film franchise.

Not sure what next.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Chun the Unavoidable » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:47 pm

Therion wrote:
Chun the Unavoidable wrote:Teatro Grottesco, Thomas Ligotti.

I got it last year. I liked Purity. Got stuck in the second story, though XD .
It's the third collection his I've completed. He's probably the hardest-to-define author I've ever read - truly something different.

Now about: The Templars, Dan Jones. Long past time I read some non-fiction.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Aristedes Colettas » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:22 am

Finished HH Novel Eye of Terra.

Leaving HH for a bit and going on a Blood Angel tangent starting with Shield Of Baal – Josh Reynolds, Braden Campbell, Joe Parrino

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