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Posted by Carl on Apr 28, 2012

Review: Void Stalker by Aaron Dembski-Bowden

“Let’s end this,” he said. “I was bored of being alive, anyway.” – Cyrion of First Claw

I have just finished reading an advanced copy of Aaron Dembski-Bowdens, Void Stalker, and I can tell you that come this May, you are in for a treat of …epic proportions!

For those of you who have not read the two predecessor books, Soul Hunter and Blood Reaver. You are missing some of the best Warhammer 40k fiction out there. Aaron brings the Chaos Space Marine of the Night Lords to startling life in this final(?) book of his trilogy. These are true Anti-Heroes. While you like them, you hate yourself for doing so, after you see what they achieve on their old home world. ADB has crafted some truly unique characters here.

Set some time after the events of Blood Reaver, Void Stalker picks up with Talos in command of what is left of the Night Lords and the stolen ship, Echo of Damnation. More has transpired with the two (willing?) human slaves, Septimus and Octavia as well. Some of which might just suprise you.

Finally, the premonitions and visions of Talos, The Prophet, The Soul Hunter, come to light. Does everything happen as he has forseen? I will leave you to see for yourselves, but I can guaranteed you will not be disappointed!

This book is chock full of great action scenes to be sure. But more than that, it is full of complex and enjoyable dialogue and character development.

This is one of those Black Library books that is a “Must Buy”. Fans of this series, and 40k in general, will speak of it for years to come.

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