Sunday, June 28, 2009

Reading List: Heroes of the Space Marines

Another book Ive read recently is a collection of short stories set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, Heroes of the Space Marines. This book collects 10 stories in total, all involving Space marines and/or their evil counterparts, the Chaos Space Marines. One thing I loved about this collection is the inclusion of a story involving the Death Watch. The Death Watch in Warhammer 40k is a specialised group of Space Marines chosen from different chapters to go on basically suicide missions that have them going up against incredibly insane odds. Most of the short story collections of Warhammer 40k include such a story. Also included in this collection is a prequel story to the Salamander series coming soon by author Nick Kyme. His story really showed promise and got me all excited about reading the series when it is finally available to buy. There were also a few stories included that failed to catch my attention and also a few that were at best decent. But there were several that were outstanding and that alone makes this worth buying for any Warhammer 40k fan.

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