Thursday, September 10, 2015

Currenting reading...

I'm reading Master of Sanctity by Gav Thorpe.  It's the second book in The Legacy of Caliban Trilogy.  I'm at page 157.  I'll have a complete review when I get done with the book.  I hope to have read by the end of September 2015.  I also have The Unforgiven to read, too.  That's the third book in the series.

For those interested, it's a WH40K novel about the Dark Angels and their quest to track down Cypher, leader of the Fallen, who are responsible for the destruction of the Dark Angel's home world and the death of the chapter's primarch, Lion el Johnson.  My brother calls it wargaming ghetto porn.  I don't care.  I liked the first novel.  I'm enjoying the second novel.  So long as you know it's a release from The Black Library, it's simple popcorn fair.  The publishing arm of Games Workshop has attracted a few decent British authors like James Swallow.  Some of the books are awful like Legion of the Damned.  You have to find an author you like and read their works.  That way, you'll enjoy what you read.  That's what I've found with the WH40K novels I buy...  

I also went shopping for birthday and Xmas presents at a used bookstore today.  I found some buys.  I got my brother Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi.  He enjoyed Old Man's War (I didn't).  I also got him The Long Night by Poul Anderson and The Winds of Altair.  I got another friend The Last Chancers by Gav Thorpe.  It's a collection of WH40K shorts about Colonel Shaefer's "Last Chancers" Penal squads.  I added to my reading pile (ugh).  I bought a spin-off on Mike Shepherd's Chris Longknife series called Vicky Peterwald:  Target.  I also got a "Hammer's Slammers" novel by David Drake.  That's the problem with going to a bookstore, you'll wind up buying stuff for yourself.

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