Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Ben Counter's Phalanx
I just finished reading Ben Counter's Phalanx. I read the first chapter way back when the first Hammer & Bolter had it serialized and was excited to read more of it. For a long time I wondered what would happen in this book, and how the return of the dreadnought Daenyathos would affect the ultimate fate of the Soul Drinkers. In the end, while the book was mildly entertaining, I was left with a bad taste in my mouth. This novel has all of the 40k grim dark one could want, but it is tainted by being written by Ben Counter I think. If you have read the other books in the Soul Drinker series, it is probably worth it to read the last, but otherwise, I would stay away.