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    I mean if you list the ones that you've liked I can try and recommend the remainder that you might enjoy. Battle for the Abyss is the only really dog shit terrible book imo. Mechanicum is just kind of eh and outta left field. Lot of folks don't like Legion and I hated it on the first pass. Actually kind of like it now though. The Cabal is all around retarded but I like John. Flight is kind of weak. Dark Angels novels are kind of ?? although I do like the first book ending aside and really liked Zahariel as a character. Nemesis was kind of just who gives a shit about this, same with Pythos. Angel Exterminatus wasn't to my taste Perturabo aside. Outcast Dead is another self contained none of this matters but we need to introduce some minor characters novel. Vulkan Lives wasn't to my taste. Deathfire was better but is still a novellas worth of story in a novel sized package. All three or so of the books that aren't named in this post are just okay. They tell a story worth telling but aren't remarkable. Shit happens and the story progresses can't complain.

    In no particular order First Heretic, Fulgrim, opening trilogy, Betrayer, Fear to Tread, Vengeful Spirit(not sold on the new plot points but enjoyed the book), Scars, A Thousand Sons, and Prospero Burns would be my own "short list" as of now. Burns doesn't really belong due to the plot being... but I just love how it handles the Space Wolves and I enjoy the outsiders perspective narrative. Abnett is quite good at driving home just how post human the astartes are in that exact manner. The novels without much human involvement kind of... forget that space marines are absolute freaks of nature and that the Primarchs can obliterate the strongest of them with almost effortless disdain if they so choose.
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    Fulgrim strangling a god damn Avatar with his bare hands anyone? The dude is the effete prissy one ffs.

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    I actually LOVED Angel Exterminatus. I never gave a shit about Purturabo and thought his reason for turning (that everyone just considers him a weaker clone of Rogal Dorn) was just whining because that is what he was. The novel just makes him into maybe the most rational primarch that came down on the traitor side because he really was taken for granted. Also, assisting with Angron's transformation is fun to read about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OUAriakas View Post
    I actually LOVED Angel Exterminatus. I never gave a shit about Purturabo and thought his reason for turning (that everyone just considers him a weaker clone of Rogal Dorn) was just whining because that is what he was. The novel just makes him into maybe the most rational primarch that came down on the traitor side because he really was taken for granted. Also, assisting with Angron's transformation is fun to read about.
    Yeah I should have qualified it. I absolutely loved how they portrayed Perturabo. It was perfect and I cannot wait to see where they take him next. But the Loyalist PoV and the Emperor's Children stuff was just mediocre at best to me and that one aspect being great wasn't enough to carry the book for me.

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    The portrayal of Perturabo was what kept me reading the Angel Exterminatus.

    The authors do have issues keeping up standards though, I don't think the character Fulgrim has been as interesting or a engaging since he was first introduced.

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