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Prospero Burns (The Horus Heresy)
Prospero Burns (The Horus Heresy)
by Dan Abnett
Edition: Paperback

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting veiw point, 30 Dec. 2010
I think this was a good way in understanding the Space Wolves and an interesting way to tell the story. A lot of Fans are crying because it was not a all out blood battle fest. I do not think the book sufferes for this.

In Space Wolf Culture the Skjald was important teller of tales. What better way to tell the Space Wolves part of the 2 part story than a Skjald. It does give a nice outsiders veiw of the whole story. Also when you read both books (as they are 1 big story) the main thrust of the great tale is of Knowledge and what it means. These 2 books are not about big blood bath battles. It is about Knowledge and Wisdom and what happens when it is corrupted and what happens when it is kept true.

Maybe I get a different veiw of the 30K Universe as I enjoy the books but am not a big fan of the table top game.

Tongues of Serpents (The Temeraire Series, Book 6) (Temeraire 6)
Tongues of Serpents (The Temeraire Series, Book 6) (Temeraire 6)
by Naomi Novik
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The Tongues of Serpents by Naomi Novik, 28 Nov. 2010
The other 5 books were very good and exciting reads. I cannot believe that Novik wrote this utter tosh. It must be a doppleganger that wrote this surely.

First off it was way to low on page count. There was a lot of missed opportunities in the novel to make it a good read. Gone was the rip roaring action and good realised characters. The Bunyip thread could have been much better and a bit more about that story thread would have been nice. I mean these are the only other "fantasy" race in the book and a great opportunity to realise them just more than the bogey men they were portraed.

Also the inclusion of the Aborigines and their mythology was missed.

I am glad I borrowed this to read, I would not have paid to read this book.

I would say must try better Miss Novik to keep the fans hooked.

Victory of Eagles (The Temeraire Series, Book 5) (Temeraire 5)
Victory of Eagles (The Temeraire Series, Book 5) (Temeraire 5)
by Naomi Novik
Edition: Hardcover

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dragon - tastic, 31 July 2008
Just got my hands on this fine novel. As with the others in the series they are a rocking swashbuckling read. The best one yet. It was un put downable from page 1 till the end. It grabbed my imagination and rolled on smoothly from the get go.

The cleaver use of the Dragons abilities and strengths are greatly realised. With a natural tactical appreciation and evolution of Dragon aided warfare. As normal the good old Brits lag behind the innovation of the French. But do catch up quickly and come up with some great ideas.

I think that the humans of the book are being taken over with the characterisation of the Dragons. This is great and well done. The Dragons are more human than the Humans.

I can not recommend it enough. Naomi Novik should never finish this series it is too good.

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