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Better than book one.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-01-20

While it is far better than book one this book really doesnt capture me and i will not be continuing the series.

I expected more.

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-01-20

Sadly not Dan Abnett's best. it seemed to take far too long to get going and then ended. If it wasnt for the fact i got books 1 and 2 as a buy one get one free thing i think id leave this series.

Bit of a hard read but not too bad.

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-01-20

"Black hawk down meets Lord of the rings."
That was the tag line and i really dont think it fits. while the book is good and describes all the military stuff well enough that some things didnt need the full abbreviation everytime. GPNVGs could just be NVGs.
The Characters were the hardest part for me, Elizabeth is beyond annoying and i found myself want to skip anything to do with her. Buck is just as bad, he is so obviously racist and so much of a power hungry asshole i was hoping he'd be eaten.
Honestly cant say if ill bother with the other two books.

Interesting

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 19-11-19

Interesting book though a bit more worldbuilding is nedded. the narator does an excellent at all the different voices. Deffinitly one I'll be following.

Too damn quite.

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-19

While the story and performance are good the recording seems about a 1/3 of how loud it should be.

So slow paced.

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-10-19

While I understand Nick Kyme couldnt just have the journey from Maggre to Nocturne be an easy thing the entire book is so slow paced it almost goes backwards. The only thing that made it better than Damnation of Pythos is it actually advnced the plot even if it was minutely.

As good as I remembered.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-09-19

I first read this book many years ago. It was my second book of Warhammer 40k and of Abnett. While many times I find it easy to forget that this is indeed a 40k novel and not a WW2 one Abnett captivates the reader from page 1. I thoroughly enjoyed and recomend this to anyone.

Fantastic book.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 06-09-19

This book is genuinely good. The mix of Voices helps massively and made me more attached to the characters. I heartily recommend this and look forward to more.

A very solid "MEH"

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-19

While the Scars have very been of any great interest to me I can't help but feel this was lacking. the plot wasn't really that impressive even though its a pivotal point for the 5th. It does set up nicely for a Garro Novel/Drama mind.

Really interesting though lacks worldbuilding.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-08-19

This book is a bit of an Oddity. While 99% of tech is aether powered not steam the navel combat is very impressive and thought out. My only real issue it the distinct lack of worldbuilding, the book throws you into this world with no explanation and it really needs it. You have part cat people (I think) and people literally able to seak cat. Your given piecemeal information and i feel that is a shame. All in all a good book and an excellent performance, if anymore get writen I'll be interested.