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Know No Fear: The Battle of Calth (The Horus Heresy)
Know No Fear: The Battle of Calth (The Horus Heresy)
by Dan Abnett
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Treachery writ large, 12 April 2012
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Another great strand to the HH universe and another great book by Mr Abnett. The battle scenes were great from orbital bombardments to in your face hand to hand combat. The sense of confusion changing to outrage on the part of the Ultra Marines at the betrayal of their so called 'brothers' the Word Bearers was nicely written, especially the reference to the earlier chastisement the Emperor enacted upon the Word Bearers using the Ultra Marines as his instrument to carry this out.


The Purging of Kadillus (Space Marine Battles)
The Purging of Kadillus (Space Marine Battles)
by Gav Thorpe
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin! (cover), 4 Dec 2011
Although there are other better books in this series of 'Space marine Battles' this one was still good, not brilliant, and with characters who are not greatly detailed, but still none the less was an enjoyable read. Plenty of action, bolter fire, explosions and Orks riding around on buggies, keeping it all fast paced. You can see how this links in with the W40K game and how the set pieces of the action could easily be replicated by the gamer, especially the smaller skirmish scenes, which is of course half the point in these books, raising the profile, and of course the revenue, of the W40K product Universe.


Oath of Moment (Horus Heresy)
Oath of Moment (Horus Heresy)
by James Swallow
Edition: Audio CD

4.0 out of 5 stars Great listening, 1 Jan 2011
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I really enjoyed this audio story as alongside the other auido offerings to date they really bring the Horus Heresy series to life with the some great sound effects on this outing. Sets the scene for future audio adventures nicely.

Any minor 'errors' didn't spoil my enjoyment as the story went at a cracking pace and really pulled you into the world of Garro.


Horus Rising (The Horus Heresy)
Horus Rising (The Horus Heresy)
by Dan Abnett
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Start, 5 Jan 2009
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I have enjoyed this book immensely and found it very hard to put down. The battle scenes were well done but so to was all the background information which provided detail without becoming bogged down. I have read other novels by Dan Abnett and like other reviewers feel that he has progressed as a writer with this novel his best to date. I highly recommend this novel.


The Jennifer Morgue: Book 2 in The Laundry Files
The Jennifer Morgue: Book 2 in The Laundry Files
by Charles Stross
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stross Strikes Again, 20 Nov 2007
An excellent follow up to the equally superb Atrocity Archives, full of humour, action and weirdness that will definitely entertain.


Ghost Force
Ghost Force
by Patrick Robinson
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Absolute rubbish, 17 Nov 2007
This review is from: Ghost Force (Hardcover)
This book as many other reviewers have noted is filled with inaccuracies and simplistic political overtones. Characters are wooden, and especially in the case of British Political and Military figures operate in a tiring sterotypical manner.

He heavily underplays the British Armed forces capability (we still operate fighters from the Falklands with no sign of them being removed), and the lack of effective tactics or full use of the weapons that the Navy etc do have, he also overplays to ludicrous levels the ability of the Argentine Airforce. If they were as good/lucky, as they were during this novel, in the actual Falklands war (regardless of the fact we had sea harriers back then) then we would have lost that conflict as well. Many bombs missed or failed to detonate then but everyone was a hit in this case!!

I gave up reading when it became clear that we would have to rely virtually entirely on the americans to come along and save the day...again

Absolute rubbish that should be avoided at all cost.


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