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Frost Burned: Mercy Thompson Book 7
Frost Burned: Mercy Thompson Book 7
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonder as always, 2 Jun 2013
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Mercy just gets better and better as a heroine - no one could fail to fall in love with this character; tough, curious, fallible, adorable. Peanut butter FTW!

Necropolis (Warhammer 40,000: Gaunt's Ghosts)
Necropolis (Warhammer 40,000: Gaunt's Ghosts)
by Dan Abnett
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An action packed picture of a cities doom!, 18 April 2009
I've read four Gaunts ghosts books and this is the best so far (in order: First and only, Honour guard and Straight silver) and I'd highly recommend it. It helps if you know the background of 40K but is not essential.

The main plot is off course a city surrounded and under seige by a hugely outnumbering foe but amid the rain of artillery and bloody assaults there is time for treachery and internal power struggles even amongst Gaunts supposed allies.

One of the few niggles I have is that Abnett never personalises the enemy at all, chaos seemingly wipes everyones brains and personalities and abilities away so theres just hordes of identically clad and generally inept troopers of generic, horrible chaos.
I read this straight after the first book which helped add some background to the characters, especially Gaunt and several passwords and reflections take on more meaning than they would if you had not read previous works.


Mechanicum (The Horus Heresy)
Mechanicum (The Horus Heresy)
by Graham McNeill
Edition: Paperback

9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A bit of a let down., 11 Feb 2009
Some books grow on you as you get pulled into the twisting plot and characters come to life, you read the book at an accelerated pace to reach the conclusion.. this book is only like that in reverse.
I read the first half with interest, willing the plot onwards, and then found myself skipping pages and wincing at scenes until I didn't really care what happened at the end.

The pantomime villains stride on sneering at there rivals (this is common in all Horus heresy books, you can usually guess whose going to become the warp crazed murderer after about 50 pages) and at the flick of a switch literally half of Mars becomes covered in spikes and skulls.

So much could have been made out of the mechanicums quest for progress and advancement and the soul searching of individuals at the promise of the research and learning of 'secret knowledge' that the Emperor has forbidden. Good, wise men may have opted to seek knowledge and found themselves opposing the Emperor out of good intentions, instead its power, revenge, destruction, ha ha ha!

The main character, Dalia, is meant to be the young adept we sympathise with but comes over abit like someone whose just arrived at university in a strange town, viewing a vast millenium old forge complex she says 'Did it take you long to build?' it might as well have been 'hmmm, I like what you've done with the curtains!' The motley crew of helpers shes straddled with are equally chummy and annoying.

..and don't get me started on the plot about the dragon. Don't ask.

If this was a DVD there would be a few scenes I'd find impressive, including some cinematic battles between Titans, but I doubt I'd ever watch the whole film more than once.
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