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Mould f what we ve come to expect This book tells the story The Magic Fart (Pornucopia, of how the Soul Drinkers come to be neither Imperial loyalists nor beholden to the forcesf chaos In a universe where the lines are almost always clearly drawn between the Imperium The Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories of Man and the Forcesf Chaos the Soul Drinkers are something uniue fighting and dying for what they believe in but not backing down from showing the Imperium to be what it has becomeLike most WH40K books this Her Winged Mates one has tonsf brutal and bloody action and is filled with all manner Age of Ambition of strange and familiar beings from the Black Library s well developed universe Counter s viewf that universe is slightly different than the A Mammals Notebook ones I prefer along the linesf Graham McNeil s than Dan Abnett s with a lot The Berlin Airlift of magic and demons and relatively little mundane technology but it generally fits in well with the restf the WH40K fluff I can say that the subject St. Solifer with Other Worthies and Unworthies of this book is by no means an inconseuential side story like manyf the WH40K books I ve read but greatly influences the WH40K universe as a whole Recommended for fans Passing the Police Recruit Assessment Process of the Black Library Ben Counter does Chaos right just when you think he has crossed a linef gross Illicit Desires (Illicit, or disturbing he crosses another He also does Space Marines right as well Solid action and good characters check itut After reading about 25% f the supernatural thriller Soul Drinker by Matthew Yard I almost did not finish the book The third person narratives the endless Drinker by Matthew Yard I almost did not finish the book The third person narratives the endless long paragraphs f suffering and hellish torture made this book difficult to read At that point I still had no clue about what the book was about it seemed like Foxmask (Saga of the Light Isles, one bad dream seuence after another What kept me going were the innovative similes not the storyAfter finishing the book I am still scratching my head I did not find Soul Drinker thrillingr romantic The characters are flat and the ending is not at all satisfying leaving the reader with unresolved uestions So I am focusing And His Letters Grew Colder on purely the story s content for this review and will focusn everything when I review the Emasculating Her Husband omnibus when I finish itThe story was amazing to put it simply I have read somef Ben Counters work in my reading career but none Three Short Ballbusting Stories of his work that I have read thus far can match just thisne Soul Drinkers novel I don t want that to sound like I don t like his Honeys Natural Feeding Handbook for Dogs other work as it is uite thepposite I enjoyed what I have read The Secret Expedition of his HH releases and I liked what I read from the Grey Knights seriesI also am dying for a copyf Daemon World simply because it is Mr Counter detailing Chaos but the story Real-Life BPMN of the Soul Drinkers is a truly sadne and while it was sad I felt such hope and pride for the characters I was reading about that it has almost never been matched in anything else I have readThe beginning A Collection of Previously Banned Victorian Erotica, DELUXE EDITION of the novel was fantastic We startff with a fast paced ship to ship boarding action staring the Soul Drinkers and it just so happens they excel. And enemies are blurred Now The Obvious on a mission to retrieve an ancient relic the Soul Drinkers Chapterf the Space Marines. This introduction to the series isn t that good While not the worst thing Black Library has ever published it has very distinct problems in pacing direction and general logicSet in the dying days f the forty first millennium no change there the Soul Drinkers are active throughout the Imperium A fleet based chapter with a glorious history their acts have been well documented and their deeds remembered From the dark days f the Second Founding to helping end the mad reign Red Shines The Sun of Goge Vandire they have fought to defend humanity from the horrors both within and withoutYet for the first time in thousandsf years they find themselves with an Generation opportunity to regain that which was lostThe So Soul Drinker isn t great writing but it s not terrible either As a background story for Games Workshop s Warhammer 40000 game it does its job It s hard to say how it would read to someone not familiar with the game but I suspect it might be uite confusing I also thought there wasn t much difference between the characters Butverall it was fairly entertaining Hey at least I finished it Interesting book what is and what isn t heresy It is a truth universally acknowledged that Space Marines do not look before they leap To be blunt Space Marines the genetic heirs to The Emperor A World Without Clothes of Mankind can be pretty damn stupidThis is the first book in the Soul Drinker saga a 6 book explorationf the Adeptus Astartes complete lack Sex, Purity, and the Longings of a Girls Heart of self reflection I accidentally read the last book in the saga first as it was serialized in Hammer and Bolter s 1st year which severely ruined this book for me They are Space I must say that from time to time it s interesting to read about the genetically enhanced super soldiersf the Imperium Pirate Gold of man I can t really say that this wasne f the better thoughWe get To Follow A Chapter follow a chapter a downward spiral Slowly tainted by chaos but still never uite fallingThe writings not always the best with a lot f Minotaur Lust over the top characters and events But the story as a whole with infighting between different imperial factions is very well handled The way the Mechanicum the Imperial navy and the space marines not to mention the Inuisition don t always see eye to eye is fascinating and interesting to readThe mai I usually like Ben s work but this is a hot mess Often incoherent it felt like a first draft Thene place it excels is in
THE DESCRIPTIONS OF BATTLE BEN IS TERRIFIC AT THIS descriptions A Game of Unchance of battle Ben is terrific at this this earlyn in his 40k work he can stand The Undead: Organ Harvesting, the Ice-Water Test, Beating Heart Cadavers--How Medicine Is Blurring the Line Between Life and Death - Kindle edition by Dick Teresi. Politics Social Sciences Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com. out at times It didn t make the book good unfortunately This is the first book in the popular 4 volume so far Soul Drinkers saga Here we meet Librarian Sarpedon and the restf the Soul Drinker space marines all f whom develop into larger than life and very colorful characters Ben Counter wanted to do something different with his first WH40K novel and he succeeded here creating a chapter f space marines than completely breaks the. The human Imperium is in a perpetual state The Way of Wizardry (Dragon Warriors RPG of war against alien aggressors but the lines between humanity's defenders. At boarding actions One thing that I find with a lotf 40K fiction is that while faction is supposed to be the best at the authors sometimes struggle to
that they really are the The Bellringers Bedside Companion of the best when it comes to that certain thing That is most definitely NOT the case with the Soul Drinkers As much as I love the Emperor s Children the Raven Guard andthers Mr Counter really drove home in a natural way that the Soul Drinkers were most atSHOW THAT THEY REALLY ARE THE
home when they were balls deep in an enemy ship with nowhen they were balls deep in an enemy ship with no to go but forwardsNow with the theft 50 Years of Documenta 1955-2005 of the Soulspear things take a wrong turn and I mean with the plot and with mywn understanding Plot wise that is when things start going downhill for the Imperium s corrupt lackeys and for my Make Ink: A Foragers Guide to Natural Inkmaking own understanding Why didn t the Adpetus Mechanicus not simply explain why they were taking the Soulspear Which becomes slightlybvious as it turns Clandestino: In Search of Manu Chao out that the main Adept is just THAT kindf assholeNow I know I have already been praising the way that the author writes his 40K but this bit is what made me love this book than some Thin Air (Jessica Shaw, of thethers I have read When the Soul Drinkers had a little bit A Fine Mouse Band of a tuffle with the ad mech guy Mr Counter really showed what it meant to bene The Vanishing Hours of the Emperor s finest The kill ration was legendary and getting to read it happen was a true blessing from Khorne himselfThe aftermathf said tuffle was great nly I wish we had been able to touch On The Chapter Wars the Chapter Wars little after Sarpedon had become the Chapter Master It really added to the realism f the novel that not EVERY Soul Drinker was all for following him to the ends Totally Regressed (An ABDL Story) of the Warp and suchNowne part The Making of Goldeneye of this book that will probably stay with me forever was the destructionf their Women of the Otherworld Series Collection (Women of the Otherworld, own ships when they had taken to their new home I don t know why but I just felt an extreme sadness for the chapter They livedn that fleet since their conception at the end Scooby-Doo! and the Farmyard Fright of the Horus Heresy and now allf those grand ships are lost It brought an Vee for Victory oily tear to the Adeptus Mechanicus lover in me and that was uickly healed due to how amazing their new home was Mr Counter could have written a novel about the damn Space Hulk and I still would have loved it It was interesting getting to seene Star Wars of those hugeminous structures work for humanityNow this review is already too long for my tastes but I will leave with saying that Ben Counter s description Border Peel (Marjorie, of ChaosReally dark and brutal but truly WEIRD too isne Mistress of Souls (Prophecy of the Sisters Novella of the best I have ever read The last halff the novel was pure joy getting to finally read a good Nurgle based antagonist One last thing Sarpedon s denial Chronicles of a Size Queen of the Architectf Fate was amazing and I loved every word but doesn t every Space Marine at least know the slang terms for the Chaos GodsI mean Architect The Basement of Fate is so blatantly Tzeentch it is like they wouldn t recognize the term Blood God eitherAnyways amazing read Not perfect but DAMN CLOS. Is forced to make an impossible choice between remaining loyal to the Emperorf Mankind and being true to themselve.