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Felt like a flat story

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-10-2020

I found the story to be a lot less meaty than most black Library stories. It was a bit linear and didn’t seem as grim dark as most stories involving the sisters of battle. The inquisitor would be sanctioned in any other story for sure

Great writing

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 06-09-2020

Very interesting and absorbing. There’s a melancholic edge to the story due to the lack of resolution for the writer. It is heartening to be able to say his name is known and his face exposed.

Wide spanning story

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Reviewed: 28-08-2020

This is a great story following several threads and some unlikely characters to find itself exploring some often passingly considered “realities” of life in the imperium’s 41st millennium

Wow

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Reviewed: 13-07-2020

Great story with a brutal edge. Very interesting revelations of lore and significant moments. A truly solid addition to the end of the saga

Greater battle

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Reviewed: 15-03-2020

It’s getting more intense and more destructive. The battle for Terra eases the bar. I’m left waiting for the next step at each stage. It’s highly compelling. A huge overwhelming story voiced in a personal way

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New conflict ahead

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-2019

I found this book a great story and ver useful addition to the development of the current 40K storyline. There are a few tidbits of information that indicate there’s more to come in both the game and storyline.

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Back to form

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Reviewed: 27-03-2019

This is a great GREAT continuation of this series. I found the preceding story quite jarring as it was a sort of “resetting of the board.” This instalment returns to the sweeping grand story told through the perspectives of highly realised characters and shifting political and philosophical views of the established universe. There are some very emotional moments and regular twists of fate thrown at the characters by the setting and their interactions with it and each other. I was drawn in early on and remained engaged to the last word. Get this book!!!

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Not the best in the series

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-2017

This is a departure from the rest of the series. Time has jumped and the story feels like it’s more of a set up for future events than a stand alone. Unlike the previous two books which did the same task of set up for the subsequent storyline this book doesn’t have as satisfying a conclusion to this part in my opinion. Jefferson is the master at this series. It is really jolting when it’s not him narrating the expanse. I enjoyed this novel more as a fan of the expanse than a typical reader although I think it explores some extremely valuable reflections on the nature of man and the way great evil is justified in the guise of the greater good