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on 14 March 2009
following on the story of wulfe and his last rites leman russ from the planetkill anthology, this was a surprisingly good read. lots of running tank battles and lots of cadian action.
i prefer the guard to the marines because there's a lot more humanity involved and wulfe is definitely a well written character. parker has done a good job of creating a good mix of supporting chracters and the novel does a good attempt at showing the story from several viewpoints.
as the title suggests, this book involves a lot of pitched armour battles and so infantry fans should take note, it's not as good as the gaunts ghosts series by dan abnett but this second book from steve parker (i think his first was rebel winter) is well worth a look
if the typical black library ending hadn't been involved this might have got 4 stars, as it stands it's one of the better imperial guard novels