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40k - Angels of Darkness

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Anyone familiar with it? I've never read Gav Thorpe before. I was buying a book for the plane ride, and was about to pick up Titanicus when I saw this interesting-looking (and much more portable) paperback. I'm about 1/3 through (couldn't wait for the trip) and so far it's a very interesting dissection of the Fallen Angels and a good look at the mindset of the Deathwing/Inner Circle of the Dark Angels.

I wouldn't put Thorpe up with Abnett, but so far he is above Counter and light-years better than Goto. From what I understand, he was primarily involved more with game resources than fiction.
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I haven't read that particular book, but Thorpe is a pretty good writer.
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I'm just happy he's doing the Dark Angels some credit. Their a hard faction to write for. So much history but so little of it understood.
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So far, he's done a good job of avoiding the idea of "Fallen=evil, Deathwing=good" without further exploration.
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Thats good. Its one of those traps that other writers get stuck up in.
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Finished it on the plane down to Fla. I won't post it here, but there is a GREAT quote about Lion El'Jonson, one that completely turns around the current-universe 40k books' tendency to regard the primarchs as objects of worship under the Emperor. Very nice read - not quite up with the best of Abnett, but far better than Goto or even Counter. I'm looking forward to getting Swallow's Blood Angels omnibus next.
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I'll have to check it out next time I'm passing by GW.
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