So, obviously I'm en route to pick up the last omnibus plus Blood Pact. Anyone have any thoughts on the spin-off novel Double Eagle?
Mikey wrote:While I thought some of the supernatural element would detract from the character of the story, I found that Abnett just used it as set dressing, and didn't let it interfere with his storytelling.
Mikey wrote:So, obviously I'm en route to pick up the last omnibus plus Blood Pact. Anyone have any thoughts on the spin-off novel Double Eagle?
<em>Rochey</em> wrote:Be warned, the death toll for the next few books just goes up. Which is another thing I love the series for. Character shields, for the most part, don't exist. It's a war, and characters that we both like and hate die, often in inglorious ways.
Mikey wrote:Weren't some of the Pardus tankers from Sabbat Martyr (I think) in it as well?
Mikey wrote:True - even with the characters that you know have to be around, Abnett convinces you that they might die as easily as anyone else. I won't read the spoiler, because I haven't picked up The Lost omnibus yet, but I know at least of Larkin's injury and how Hark "helps" Soric when they meet again.
Mikey wrote:BTW, how great of a character is Hlaine Larkin?
Mikey wrote:On another note, am I correct in thinking that the original Tanith are based on Scottish regiments?
Rochey wrote:Dunno. There's certainly some similarities, but not enough to determine conclusively whether or not Abnett drew more than vague influence from them.
Mikey wrote:OK, I just got His Last Command, The Armour of Contempt, and [/i]Only in Death.[/i] (And read them all in four days. ) I haven't gotten Blood Pact yet - I'm hoping for a softcover soon. Here's my question: does anyone know how to get their hands on a copy of The Iron Star? I know it was only released as a chapbook for a GW promotional day, and I think only 1200 copies were pressed. I can't find it anywhere.
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