Book Review: Brothers Of The Snake By Dan Abnett

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I don’t know if I should admit to the fact that I only bought this book because it was (relatively) cheap! Games Workshop’s publishing arm – The Black Library – was celebrating it’s 20th birthday and my local store was having a party (I even baked a cake). Lots of hard to find books were back on the shelves (well a huge pile by the till) and special promotional goodies were on offer. Simply turn up and get a free book of short stories; go further and actually buy a book and get a branded bookmark as well. Read more

Book Review: The Path Of The Warrior by Gav Thorpe

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The first book in the omnibus is the Path Of The Warrior, the story of Korlandril and his search to find his true purpose in life, the reason for his living. His fate.

Gav Thorpe brings a writing style to the page that made it very easy to paint a clear picture in your head of the world in which the story takes place. Whether it’s a wide expanse or a single room, you feel like you know what it looks like, what it smells like, you create the details with precision clarity in your mind. Read more

Book Review: Path Of The Seer by Gav Thorpe

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Path of the Seer is the second Warhammer 40,000 story in the Path Of The Eldar omnibus, following on from the Path Of The Warrior. This time around Gav Thorpe brings to life is the story of Thirianna, the Poet who becomes a Farseer, recounting her part in the Seige of Alaitoc and her relationship with her friends: Korlandril (the warrior) and Aradryan (the outcast). Read more

Book Review: The Path Of The Outcast by Gav Thorpe

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The Path Of The Outcast promises so much, having taken so long to arrive. Everything is set up and repeated in the first two novels of Gav Thorpe’s The Path Of The Eldar omnibus that the weight of expectation you create onto The Path Of The Outcast, the demands you place on it to give you the story you want, to tell you how everything finally ends, is almost too much to ask. Read more

Book Review: Path Of The Eldar – Short Stories

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There are three short stories that accompany the main Path Of The Eldar trilogy – The Curse Of Shaa-Dom, The Reward Of Tolerance and Dark Son. And they mainly follow a pattern of taking some of the lesser characters or supporting events from the main trilogy and attempting to expand they out briefly to give us a new insight.

For me though they just don’t work. Read more

Book Review: Path Of The Eldar by Gav Thorpe

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Path Of The Eldar is an omnibus by Gav Thorpe, set in Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 universe, which comprises of a trilogy of stories that show how the lives of three friends connect together and how the events and actions of one ultimately affect the others; along with a trilogy of short stories designed to briefly expand our view point and interest in supporting characters we’ve met during the main novels. Read more

Book Review: The Masque Of Vyle by Andy Chambers

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I have been waiting for a very long time to read The Masque of Vyle by Andy Chambers. It’s another Warhammer 40,000 book, and unlike some of my more recent borrowings from The Black Libray (The Last Days Of Ector and Yarrick: A Plague Of Saints) is aimed slightly closer to my beloved Eldar, being centred around their twisted and sadistic cousins: the Dark Eldar and the illusive phosphorescent link that binds them together – the Harlequins. Read more

Book Review: Wraithflight by Guy Haley

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In theory it’s a religious countdown, in practice it’s an excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast and more often these days, it’s a marketing tool used by companies to either release unsold stock or drive awareness through promotion. I am of course, talking about Advent.

And while I tucked into my ever perennially shrinking lump of sweet cocoa with my morning coffee, I had a quick glance at the Games Workshop website to see their latest daily “offering”. Games Workshop, in the run up to Christmas, through their Black Library publication arm, are offering a new novel or story each day for you to buy. And on the 4th day of Christmas, the scribes of the 41st Millennium gave to me a brief continuation to the tales surrounding my beloved Iyanden Eldar. Read more