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Space Marines Battles Novels
Old 02 Jun 2010, 04:49   #1 (permalink)
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I just finished reading through 'Helsreach' and 'Rynn's World' and I have to say I have had mixed feelings. On the one hand, the books have such amazing awesome potential, and indeed have some particularly epic momments.
[spoiler] One being Cortez the Immortal ripping out an Ork Warboss's spine!!!![/spoiler]

However in both books, I found the endings quite rushed and anticlimactic. I don't want to give it away for those who haven't read them, but that was a problem I found with them. Don't get me wrong, I found them thoroughly enjoyable and they had some fantastic cliche space marine badassness, which is exactly what I want from a book like 'Helsreach' and 'Rynn's World', It's just that I thought they really had potential to be a bit more climactic and have some truly awesome moments.

Has anyone else read them? What do you think? Like I said, I found them great books and really helped me get through my 12 hours flying to the US, so don't take this as me saying they're crap.
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Helsreach really suffered for that. It's kind of like GW turned to the author and said "the Codex says Grimaldus did this. Put it in. Put it in now!"
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