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Storm of Iron. Best astartes book ever?


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Poll: Is Storm of Iron the best astartes book written? (1 member(s) have cast votes)

Is Storm of Iron the best astartes book written?

  1. Yes (2 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  2. No (5 votes [41.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.67%

  3. Perhaps (5 votes [41.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.67%

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#1 Cypher 1013

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:29 AM

I have read almost ever astartes (chaos or loyal) style book in the black library. In my humble opinion storm of iron is the best astartes book ever written. I would like to hear if you agree or not and which book you think is the best and why?
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:43 AM

I'm going to have to go with one of the Space Wolf novels, not sure which, but they are all pretty amazing.

Never read Storm of Iron - it's about Honsou isn't it?

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:59 AM

It's honsous origin urs ruthless, very well made

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:02 AM

It's pretty damn good. But for best? I reserve the spot for now. I love alot of astarte books.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:06 AM

I did very much enjoy Storm of Iron but I seem to remember one of the main characters being captured at the end and not ever finding out what happened to him. I thought he would turn up in another book but never did. Does anyone recall who I'm talking about? I want to say it was an Imperial Guard.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 10:03 AM

I did very much enjoy Storm of Iron but I seem to remember one of the main characters being captured at the end and not ever finding out what happened to him. I thought he would turn up in another book but never did. Does anyone recall who I'm talking about? I want to say it was an Imperial Guard.


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Posted 14 April 2012 - 10:11 AM

I'm going to have to go with one of the Space Wolf novels, not sure which, but they are all pretty amazing.

Never read Storm of Iron - it's about Honsou isn't it?


Trust me, it is worth the read. I've read the Space wolf novels and really enjoy the Ragnar Blackmane character (Dont tell dern. Us Dark Angels have an old rivalry with the wolves;) )
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 10:56 AM

Trust me, it is worth the read. I've read the Space wolf novels and really enjoy the Ragnar Blackmane character (Dont tell dern. Us Dark Angels have an old rivalry with the wolves;) )


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Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:28 PM

i would nominate (out of the few i have read) Firedrake - it really pulls the empathy out - or Promethean sun (i know its technically a short but its awesome all the same)
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:33 PM

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I'm going to have to go with one of the Space Wolf novels, not sure which, but they are all pretty amazing.

Never read Storm of Iron - it's about Honsou isn't it?
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Trust me, it is worth the read. I've read the Space wolf novels and really enjoy the Ragnar Blackmane character (Dont tell dern. Us Dark Angels have an old rivalry with the wolves;) )

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 08:31 PM


Trust me, it is worth the read. I've read the Space wolf novels and really enjoy the Ragnar Blackmane character (Dont tell dern. Us Dark Angels have an old rivalry with the wolves;) )


Did you forget? There's a Space Wolf novel where he becomes named as a friend of the Dark Angels. Your ass is covered!


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Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:25 PM

a good book..... But it is not the best. i reserve that for the space marine battle novels. as far as astartes
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:27 PM

I would have to vote Soul Hunter or the Horus Heresy novel Mechanicus or the Grey Knight omnibus, they are at the top of the list in my oppinion but Ive fell behind in my black library reading so the new ones may be better as you suggest.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:38 PM

I would have to vote Soul Hunter or the Horus Heresy novel Mechanicus or the Grey Knight omnibus, they are at the top of the list in my oppinion but Ive fell behind in my black library reading so the new ones may be better as you suggest.



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Posted 15 April 2012 - 02:50 PM

It was good, but many books are at the top for me. The first 3 HH, Fulgrim, SM Battle Books, and to many others to name. A good book though.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:44 AM

I did very much enjoy Storm of Iron but I seem to remember one of the main characters being captured at the end and not ever finding out what happened to him. I thought he would turn up in another book but never did. Does anyone recall who I'm talking about? I want to say it was an Imperial Guard.

it was guardsman hawke and he gets taken off the world by the good guys. there are alot of great astartes books out there though for both chaos and loyalists theres just tooooooooooooo much choice for me lol

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:21 PM

I really like Flight of the Einstein.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:16 PM

I don't believe that a 'best' can ever be attributed to any one Astartes novel, as the Warhammer Universe has an added element to most other books, and that's the fact that they do not stand alone. For example if two books were written that were equally awesome and one was Ultramarines and the other Raven Guard. Crucias would say the Raven Guard one was better, because he has opinions on those chapters outside of the book.

I for one feel all of the Astartes books are great, and in almost every case each new one is just as amazing if not more so than the ones that came before each in their own way.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 11:43 PM

I don't believe that a 'best' can ever be attributed to any one Astartes novel, as the Warhammer Universe has an added element to most other books, and that's the fact that they do not stand alone. For example if two books were written that were equally awesome and one was Ultramarines and the other Raven Guard. Crucias would say the Raven Guard one was better, because he has opinions on those chapters outside of the book.

I for one feel all of the Astartes books are great, and in almost every case each new one is just as amazing if not more so than the ones that came before each in their own way.


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Posted 29 April 2012 - 11:33 PM


I don't believe that a 'best' can ever be attributed to any one Astartes novel, as the Warhammer Universe has an added element to most other books, and that's the fact that they do not stand alone. For example if two books were written that were equally awesome and one was Ultramarines and the other Raven Guard. Crucias would say the Raven Guard one was better, because he has opinions on those chapters outside of the book.

I for one feel all of the Astartes books are great, and in almost every case each new one is just as amazing if not more so than the ones that came before each in their own way.


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