Thursday, January 24, 2013

Book Review #007: Nagash the Unbroken


Nagash the Unbroken
by Mike Lee

The second novel in the Nagash trilogy leads off with a bang and never stops! Nagash the Unbroken follows the continued adventures of several seemingly minor characters from the first novel, as well as the plight of Nagash himself following that story’s events (not saying anything more!).

In comparison to the first novel, I found it to be much more compelling – one I couldn’t put down for the life of me! Each chapter piqued my curiosity and left me slavering for more. Mike Lee really comes into his own, nearly relegating the events of the first novel to nothing more than a footnote in the saga of Nagash.

All told, this novel tops the first one and has me pumped to read the third and final book in the series!

G.A.S.P.:
Character Development - 10
Dialogue - 10
Plot - 10
Overall: 10

LEGAL DISCLAIMER: This review is an opinion piece provided for your viewing pleasure. It does not replicate, in whole or in part, any body of work that I know of. Any and all subject matter is the intellectual property of the aforementioned author/artist and I'll be damned if I'm going to try claim any of it as my own (which I'm not)! If anyone has any legal issue with my review, please contact me before unleashing your lawyer(s)!

Book Review #006: Nagash the Sorcerer


Nagash the Sorcerer
by Mike Lee

The first of the much-anticipated Nagash trilogy, Nagash the Sorcerer tells the story of Nagash, the most famous (if not the first) necromancer in the Warhammer universe.

The characters are well-developed (though not terribly complex) and the imagery is superb. Those familiar with the Warhammer universe will find more than a hint of similarity in the Time of Legends series.

My only gripe (without giving anything away) is that the book wasn’t longer and the back story more elaborated upon (which is not to say that it wasn’t put out there in detail – I just would have liked more nitty-gritty).

All things considered, Mike Lee’s presentation must be given an “A” for effort, as creating an entirely new world from scratch is nothing to laugh at. I highly recommend this novel.

Stay tuned for a review on the second novel: Nagash the Unbroken!

G.A.S.P.:
Character Development - 10
Dialogue - 10
Plot - 9
Overall: 9.7

LEGAL DISCLAIMER: This review is an opinion piece provided for your viewing pleasure. It does not replicate, in whole or in part, any body of work that I know of. Any and all subject matter is the intellectual property of the aforementioned author/artist and I'll be damned if I'm going to try claim any of it as my own (which I'm not)! If anyone has any legal issue with my review, please contact me before unleashing your lawyer(s)!

Book Review #005: Death Or Glory


Death Or Glory
by Sandy Mitchell

Everyone’s favourite reluctant hero returns in this fourth installment of the much-lauded Ciaphas Cain series.

For those that haven’t read any of the previous books, stop reading this right now and get the first omnibus! Totally worth it!

Anyway, this story follows the further adventures of Commissar Cain, pitting him against the always-entertaining Orks.

Personally, I love everything about the character and the concept and feel that Sandy Mitchell delivers a thoroughly enjoyable story, even for those who might otherwise be skeptical of the genre.

G.A.S.P.:
Character Development - 10
Dialogue - 10
Plot - 10
Overall: 10

LEGAL DISCLAIMER: This review is an opinion piece provided for your viewing pleasure. It does not replicate, in whole or in part, any body of work that I know of. Any and all subject matter is the intellectual property of the aforementioned author/artist and I'll be damned if I'm going to try claim any of it as my own (which I'm not)! If anyone has any legal issue with my review, please contact me before unleashing your lawyer(s)!

Book Review #004: False Gods



False Gods
by Graham McNeill

Before I begin, I must state for the record that this book is very well written and immensely enjoyable. That being said, for some inexplicable and extremely nebulous reason, it was not anywhere near as compelling as its predecessor. Still, it does – in no uncertain terms – set the stage for the next novel which is sure to be at least as good if not better (hopefully).

All petty nitpicking aside, False Gods delivers classic Warhammer 40,000 action and one unexpected twist after another as the events of the Horus Heresy continue to unfold.

Find more Warhammer 40,000 action at http://www.blacklibrary.com!

G.A.S.P.:
Character Development - 10
Dialogue - 10
Plot - 9
Overall: 9.7

LEGAL DISCLAIMER: This review is an opinion piece provided for your viewing pleasure. It does not replicate, in whole or in part, any body of work that I know of. Any and all subject matter is the intellectual property of the aforementioned author/artist and I'll be damned if I'm going to try claim any of it as my own (which I'm not)! If anyone has any legal issue with my review, please contact me before unleashing your lawyer(s)!