Tag Archives: Ben Counter

Space Marine Battles: Malodrax by Ben Counter – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, covers Ben Counter’s latest entry in the multi-authored Space Marine Battles series, looking at the Imperial Fists Chapter and covering First Captain Lysander’s struggles with the Iron Warriors on Malodrax. This book is published by Black Library and set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.

“A fast paced, fun and enjoyable read – Malodrax may not be the best Space Marine Battles Novel but neither is it the worst, with Counter proving just how well he can write the forces of Chaos. Unfortunatley, this comes at a price – and his Imperial Fists don’t leave as much an impression as they should.”  ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Seventh Retribution by Ben Counter – Book Review [Bellarius]

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Bellarius sees if the Imperial Fists can be done justice in Seventh Retribution by Ben Counter.

“A tale of how ambition and concepts cannot drive forwards a story by themselves.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Limited Edition Horus Heresy Audio Boxset by Dan Abnett, Graham McNeill and Ben Counter – Audiobook Review [Bellarius]

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Getting his hands on a copy of the limited edition release, Bellarius examines how effective an adaptation it is of the Horus Heresy’s opening trilogy.

“Taking a step backwards for every one made forwards.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Soul Drinkers: Annihilation by Ben Counter – Omnibus Review [Bellarius]

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Bellarius concludes his look at the Soul Drinkers saga with the Annihilation omnibus by Ben Counter.

“Ending in fire but not in darkness, the omnibus gives the finale fans wanted.” – The Founding Fields

Soul Drinkers: Redemption By Ben Counter – Omnibus Review [Bellarius]

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Bellarius looks into both the strengths and failures of the first trilogy of Ben Counter’s Soul Drinkers series.

“A reasonable trilogy in spite of an extremely flawed start” – The Founding Fields

Horus Heresy: Galaxy in Flames by Ben Counter – Dual Review [Bane of Kings & Lord of the Night]

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Lord of the Night and Bane of Kings continue their re-reviews of the Horus Heresy Saga, returning this time to the Siege of Isstvann III, the final act of the opening trilogy, written by Ben Counter and published by Black Library.

Galaxy in Flames is the Horus Heresy version of an over-the-top action movie, with an action-packed, page-turning read but little in the development of characters. However, Counter manages to deliver a satisfying conclusion to the last installment of the initial trilogy.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

“An enjoyable third novel that while not meeting the same standard as its two predecessors, is still a good book with plenty of incredible moments.” ~Lord of the Night, The Founding Fields

Van Horstmann by Ben Counter – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

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Shadowhawk reviews the latest Warhammer Heroes novel.

“Ben Counter returns to top form for Black Library in his first full-length Warhammer Fantasy fiction and writes a novel that is as much about the incredible diversity of magic in the Old World, as it is about one man’s revenge. If you read one Warhammer novel this year, Van Horstmann should be that one.” ~The Founding Fields

Dark Imperium by Various Authors – Book Review [Eroldren]

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Eroldren reviews the WH40K  anthology, Dark Imperium, edited by Marc Gascoigne and Andy Jones, collecting shot stories from Simon Jowett, Ben Counter, Gav Thorpe, Barrington J. Bayley, Neil Rutledge, Robert Earl, William King, Andy Chambers and Matthew Farrer.

“All strangers interested in Warhammer 40,000 will find themselves enthralled by the grim darkness somewhere within these pages .” – The Founding Fields

BLOODQUEST: PRISONERS OF THE EYE OF TERROR BY BEN COUNTER – AUDIO DRAMA REVIEW [BELLARIUS]

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Bellarius takes a look at the return of an old favourite with Bloodquest: Prisoners of the Eye of Terror by Ben Counter and published by Black Library.

“An enjoyably explosive but very flawed return to a classic Black Library tale.” – The Founding Fields

Daemon World by Ben Counter – Book Review [Bellarius]

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Revisiting an old title, Bellarius sees how Ben Counter’s Daemon World has stood the tests of time.

“Better used as a source of inspiration than a true Chaos novel.” – The Founding Fields