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The Last Hunt (Warhammer 40,000) Kindle Edition
In the grim darkness of the 41st millennium, the Imperium is protected by Space Marines, superhuman warriors who battle tirelessly to protect humanity from aliens and the dark powers of Chaos. The White Scars are an old and noble Chapter, their apparent wildness and savagery hiding a cultured and spiritual nature. When one of their recruiting worlds comes under threat from a splinter fleet of Hive Fleet Leviathan, Joghaten Khan leads the 4th Company to protect the planet from the rampaging tyranids. But all is not as clear as it seems. Though the White Scars find their efforts hampered by mysterious enemies, they also receive an offer of aid from a most unexpected quarter. Without help, their mission looks next to impossible, but are their newfound allies to be trusted?
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The White Scars get a rare outing in the 41st millennium in a high-octane action novel which sees the Khan's sons defend their hunting grounds from the might of the hive fleets.
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- ASIN : B075V4L9VH
- Publisher : Black Library (October 28, 2017)
- Publication date : October 28, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 1931 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 308 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #430,757 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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That's almost all you need to know if you don't have a background in 40k. Whether you do or not, you just need to know one more thing: THIS WAS AWESOME!!! Seriously, Robbie's my friend and I generally leave him positive reviews, but it's not just my bias making me say this, The Last Hunt is one heck of a ride. After the opening chapters setting everything up, it's straight-up blistering bug-killing action the rest of the novel up to the end! It doesn't get much better than that--Robbie's portrayal of action scenes is top-notch, whether it's hand-to-hand combat, space naval battles, or the awesome biking setpieces the White Scars are known for. Additionally, he even manages to add some nifty cultural background to the White Scars and their beliefs in between all the bug-stomping, and there are some likable characters as well. Space Marines, given their trans-humanity, aren't usually a whole lot of fun aside from their fighting skills, but there are a couple of White Scars in this story who have a lot of great, funny banter while still keeping entirely with the theme of their brotherhood as power-armored space mongols.
The closest thing to a critique I can have without giving away too many spoilers is that if you're familiar with Tyranid Genestealers, one plot point won't come as a surprise early on. However, there are a couple of others that WERE massive surprises! Again, I don't wanna spoil anything, but I do have to give this away so folks who might be interested will give this book a look: Even if you don't like Space Marines or Tyranids, there's a little bit of Eldar and Dark Eldar scheming here as well, and it helps the story reach its conclusion in a way I REALLY wasn't expecting! I can't say any more than that, of course, but just trust me, no matter who you are, no matter what 40k armies you like or even if you like 40k at all, you gotta check this book out! 5 stars, easily :D
The plot builds up momentum inexorably, and although some might quibble at the deus ex machina in the end, it fits with the Chapter's mythos really well. The battle scenes are all well-written without resorting to cliches, and each felt unique and visceral, which is a credit to Robbie Niven's skills. I'll be on the lookout for future books featuring the Fourth Brotherhood and the White Scars from him.