Wednesday, February 17, 2010
James Swallow's BlackTide
I just finished reading James Swallow's Blacktide. This is his fourth Blood Angel's novel and follows chronologically after the last - Red Fury. These books have all been entertaining reads, and this one is no different. Let's face it, I don't expect a Nobel or Pulitzer from a BL author, even the esteemed Dan Abnett (he might be able to pull of a nebula one day). If you are a fan of the Blood Angels and haven't picked up this series you should do so. If you are also a fan of Fabius Bile, pick up Red Fury and Black Tide, those books are quite interesting in regards to the Primogenitor of Chaos Undivided. There are some parts where I found it a bit much, but maybe I am starting to get tired of the cookie cutter villainy of some of the Black Library - and here I'm not referring to Bile. It's amazing that a sub genre that is less than a decade old is already so clique filled. Still, it is good recreation and will definately pass the time.