BOOK REVIEW: Black Legion, by Aaron Dembski-Bowden

–click here for a full list of all my Warhammer 40,000 content– Publisher: Black Library Series: The Black Legion (#2) Genre: Grimdark SF Pages: 364 Publication Date: 2017 Verdict: 4/5 Iskandar Khayon continues his tale of tragedy and horror. The dreaded Abaddon has claimed leadership of the traitor Legions, but that role is far fromContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Black Legion, by Aaron Dembski-Bowden”

BOOK REVIEW: The Talon of Horus, by Aaron Dembski-Bowden

–click here for a full list of all my Warhammer 40,000 content– Publisher: Black Library Series: The Black Legion (#1) Genre: Grimdark SF Pages: 409 Publication Date: 2014 Verdict: 3/5   Driven from the Imperium in the wake of the Horus Heresy, the traitor legions lurk within the Eye of terror and wait for theirContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Talon of Horus, by Aaron Dembski-Bowden”

TBR and Beyond: June 2021

Welcome to the first in a new series of posts entitled TBR and beyond. On the last of the year, I make a list of all the science fiction material coming out in the year ahead. You can find the 2021 version by clicking on this link. The problem is that publication dates shift aroundContinue reading “TBR and Beyond: June 2021”

BOOK REVIEW: The Book of Martyrs

–click here for a full list of all my Warhammer 40,000 content– Contributing Authors: Phil Kelly, Danie Ware, Alec Worley Publisher: Black Library Genre: Grimdark SF Pages: 294 Publication Date: 15/05/2021 Verdict: 4/5 There is no greater honour than to die in the name of the God-Emperor, and none are more willing to die inContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Book of Martyrs”

BOOK REVIEW: Legacy of Caliban, by Gav Thorpe

–click here for a full list of all my Warhammer 40,000 content– Publisher: Black Library Series: Legacy of Caliban (#1-3) Genre: Grimdark SF Pages: 940 Publication Date: 2018 Verdict: 3.5/5   For ten thousand years the Dark Angels have guarded a devastating secret, that members of their own chapter are among mankind’s greatest foes. Now,Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Legacy of Caliban, by Gav Thorpe”

THE WISHLIST: Black Library 2021 Releases

Black Library have been printing Warhammer 40,000 tie-in fiction for over two decades now, and for the past few years have been making regular appearances on my TBR Tower. They put out dozens of books a year, around a third of which I would say are of interest to me. As well as hardbacks andContinue reading “THE WISHLIST: Black Library 2021 Releases”

THE WISHLIST: Second Chances and Reexaminations

A little while ago I made a list of Heavy Hitters: Big names in the SF world that I wanted to try out. I started thinking of that list when I thought about authors I hadn’t read but wanted to, but as the list developed, I realised a lot of those names were authors I’dContinue reading “THE WISHLIST: Second Chances and Reexaminations”

BOOK REVIEW: Ahriman, by Jonathan French

–click here for a full list of all my Warhammer 40,000 content– Publisher: Black Library Series: Ahriman (#1-3) Genre: Science Fantasy Pages: 879 Publication Date: 2018 Verdict: 1/5 Ahriman of the Thousand Sons. Insane Sorcerer and traitor to the Imperium? Or something much more disturbing? Follow the exiled Ahriman across space and time as heContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Ahriman, by Jonathan French”

BOOK REVIEW: Armageddon Saint, by Gav Thorpe

–click here for a full list of all my Warhammer 40,000 content– Publisher: Black Library Series: Last Chancers (#4) Genre: Military SF Pages: 319 Publication Date: 2020 Verdict: 3/5   Lieutenant Kage of the 13th Legion is dead, having thrown himself into the flames in pursuit of the enemy. But from the ashes rises theContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Armageddon Saint, by Gav Thorpe”

BOOK REVIEW: Dead Men Walking, by Steve Lyons

–click here for a full list of all my Warhammer 40,000 content–   Publisher: Black Library Genre: Military SF Pages: 414 Publication Date: 2010 Verdict: 5/5 The Death Korps of Krieg are among the most infamous Imperial soldiers. Bred for war and determined to die for the God-Emperor, they are utterly without mercy. Now theyContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Dead Men Walking, by Steve Lyons”