- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: The Black Library (23 May 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1849704015
- ISBN-13: 978-1849704014
- Product Dimensions: 16 x 2.5 x 24 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 793,643 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Fist of Demetrius (The Macharian Crusade) Hardcover – 23 May 2013
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About the Author
William King was born in Stranraer, Scotland, in 1959. He is the author of the Tyrion & Teclis trilogy and the Macharian Crusade, as well as the much-loved Gotrek & Felix series and the Space Wolf novels. His short stories have appeared in many magazines and compilations, including White Dwarf and Inferno. Bill currently lives in Prague.
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Top Customer Reviews
Starting with my "mixed feelings regarding the characters, I rather liked Macharius who is increasingly looking like some kind of Alexander the Great equivalent in Warhammer 40000 (and has been deliberately portrayed based on the Macedonian King). I also liked the narrator, one Leo Lemuel, one of the bodyguards of Macharius who appears rather sympathetic with his mixture of bravery and loyalty, although he seems to have second thoughts at times. Mixed with these were some other characters which I found less plausible. One was the Inquisitor. Another was the Dark Eldar lord. Both characters seemed a bit shallow to me.
Regarding the plot, some scenes were simply great while others were a bit bland, generic or perhaps a bit "over-the-top" at times. This is, of course, essentially a matter of opinion and impressions. The whole story of having the commander in chief of the biggest Crusade for thousands of years discover a rare artefact, have it stolen from him and then go off on his own to chase the thief down across the stars while leaving his whole army behind is difficult to believe. The scene describing Macharius' generals and the arrival of the Space Marines was great.
These, however, after helping Macharius a bit, just seem to "drop out of the picture". Only one of them is detailed to help the Guard Commander track down the Dark Eldar lord and his remaining warriors. This again did not "feel" quite right.Read more ›
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I have read better from William King, this novel was a bit of chore to get throughPublished 6 months ago by WetherillMarine