Heroes of the Space Marines

Heroes of the Space Marines

Postby Mikey » Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:21 pm

Just noticed this anthology at the bookstore yesterday, so I picked it up. Some tie-in stories are included for upcoming novels (including Nick Kymes' Salamanders novel - hooray!) but I've only completed one story so far - interestingly enough, based on the title of the book, an Iron Warriors story. Included are stories by Kymes, McNeill, etc. - no Abnett (boo) but no Goto (yay!)
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Re: Heroes of the Space Marines

Postby Aaron » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:32 pm

The Iron Warriors story is just horrible, you'll get my beef with it after you read it. It has to do with Honsou's warband and his intentions.

The best in the book IMO are the Salamanders story and the Deathwatch one, which is excellent. Renegades is absolute shite though, surprising coming from Gav Thorpe.
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Re: Heroes of the Space Marines

Postby Mikey » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:36 pm

Cpl Kendall wrote:The Iron Warriors story is just horrible, you'll get my beef with it after you read it. It has to do with Honsou's warband and his intentions.


I think I follow you. The quality of the writing was decent, though.

Cpl Kendall wrote:The best in the book IMO are the Salamanders story


Halfway through, and I likey.

Cpl Kendall wrote:and the Deathwatch one, which is excellent.


Good to hear. AFAIK, the only Deathwatch treatment so far has been Goto's crap-tastic series.
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Re: Heroes of the Space Marines

Postby Aaron » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:46 pm

Mikey wrote:
I think I follow you. The quality of the writing was decent, though.


Honsou stories usually are well written but they always feel "meh" to me. Especially his fixation on fucking over Ventris, "Long War"...what's that again? :roll:


Halfway through, and I likey.


It's got me excited for the upcoming series, you can never have enough meltas!


Good to hear. AFAIK, the only Deathwatch treatment so far has been Goto's crap-tastic series.


I'm sorry...who? 8)
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Re: Heroes of the Space Marines

Postby Mikey » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:23 pm

Cpl Kendall wrote:Honsou stories usually are well written but they always feel "meh" to me. Especially his fixation on f***ing over Ventris, "Long War"...what's that again?


I also thought that the introduction of - well, let's just say the big bad - was a little contrived.

Cpl Kendall wrote:It's got me excited for the upcoming series, you can never have enough meltas!


Yeah, I'm a Salamanders fan too.

Cpl Kendall wrote:I'm sorry...who?


Just keep telling yourself that.
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