BOOK REVIEW: Hereticus, by Dan Abnett

-Click here for a full index of my Black Library/Warhammer 40,000 reviews- Publisher: Black Library Series: Eisenhorn (#3) Genre: Grimdark SF Pages: 412 Publication Date: 2002 Verdict: 4/5   Gregor Eisenhorn has spent his life chasing heretics in the name of the God-Emperor. Now he faces his greatest challenge, as a threat from his pastContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Hereticus, by Dan Abnett”

BOOK REVIEW: Malleus, by Dan Abnett

-Click here for a full index of my Black Library/Warhammer 40,000 reviews-   Publisher: Black Library Genre: Grimdark SF Pages: 431 Publication Date: 2001 Verdict: 3/5 Gregor Eisenhorn has spent his life eradicating the heretics who threaten the Imperium. Now he hunts a deadly foe, one who lurks within the ranks of the Inquisition itself.Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Malleus, by Dan Abnett”

BOOK REVIEW: Xenos, by Dan Abnett

-Click here for a full index of my Black Library/Warhammer 40,000 reviews- Publisher: Black Library Genre: Grimdark SF Pages: 370 Publication Date: 2001 Verdict: 4/5 The Inquisition is all that stands between mankind and its many enemies. Heretics, Demons, Xenos. All pose an existential threat to the God-Emperor’s people. Gregor Eisenhorn is one Inquisitor amongContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Xenos, by Dan Abnett”

AUDIO REVIEW: Dredge Runners, by Alec Worley

Genre: SF Crime Publisher: Black Library Runtime: 61 minutes Cast: Kelly Hotton, Emma Noakes, Paul Putner, Jon Rand, David Seddon, Andrew James Spooner Release Date: 08/08/2020 Verdict: 5/5   Baggit and Clodde, two abhuman former guardsmen, now make their living as petty criminals in the great city of Varangantua. When a deal goes wrong, theyContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Dredge Runners, by Alec Worley”

OUT OF ALIGNMENT: Cultural Morality in RPGs

Good and Evil, particularly in the context of Good versus Evil, has been a mainstay of roleplaying games since the very beginning. There are multiple very good reasons for this, not the least of which is that Good and Evil are concepts which go back right to the very earliest storytelling cultures. As a generalContinue reading “OUT OF ALIGNMENT: Cultural Morality in RPGs”

AUDIO REVIEW: Saga of the Beast, by David Annandale

Series: Saga of the Beast (#1-4) Genre: Science Fantasy Publisher: Black Library Runtime: 4hrs 23mins Release Date: 28/03/2020 Cast: Tom Alexander, Charles Armstrong, Gareth Armstrong, Ian Brooker, Steve Conlin, Andrew Fettes, Jonathan Keeble, Colleen Prendergast, Jon Rand, Richard Reed Verdict: 4/5 Ragnar Blackmane, the youngest of the Space Wolf jarls, has earned a great victoryContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Saga of the Beast, by David Annandale”

BOOK REVIEW: Road to Redemption, by Mike Brooks

Publisher: Black Library Genre: Dystopian SF Pages: 302 Publication Date: 02/04/2020 Verdict: 4/5 Zeke of House Cawdor has lost everything in a fire. When it becomes clear that the fire was no accident, and that his loved ones may still be alive, he is left with no choice but to strap on his guns onceContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Road to Redemption, by Mike Brooks”

BOOK REVIEW: Lord of the Dark Millennium, by Dan Abnett

Publisher: Black Library Genre: Various Pages: 667 Publication Date: 23/01/2020 Verdict: 4/5 In the grim darkness of the forty-first millennium, there is only war. From Commissars and Inquisitors to guardsmen and space marines, the war consumes all. Everyone has a part to play, and everyone has a story to tell . . . I don’tContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Lord of the Dark Millennium, by Dan Abnett”

BOOK REVIEW: Mark of Faith, by Rachel Harrison

Publisher: Black Library Genre: Military SF/Space Opera Pages: 310 Publication Date: 2019 Verdict: 4/5 One of the few survivors of a devastating attack by the forces of Chaos, there is no rest for Sister Evangeline. Forced to work alongside a secretive Inquisitor, Evangeline is sent to the far side of the Galaxy in search ofContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Mark of Faith, by Rachel Harrison”

BOOK REVIEW: The Macharian Crusade, by William King

Publisher: Black Library Series: The Macharian Crusade (#1-3) Genre: Military SF Pages: 878 Publication Date: 09/02/2017 Verdict: 5/5 Solar Macharius has begun his conquest of the heretical parts of the Galaxy. A war that could outlive him, yet driven by his force of personality alone. But the greatest enemy may not be the heretics, norContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Macharian Crusade, by William King”