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Overfiend (Space Marine Battles) Kindle Edition
For many long years, the ork warlord known as the Overfiend of Octarius has bedevilled the Imperium, ruling his alien empire in the heart of the Emperor's realm. Now, at last, three Chapters of Space Marines come together to destroy the greenskin menace and restore Imperial rule. The Salamanders, White Scars and Raven Guard, together with their allies from the Astra Militarum and bolstered by the aid of the mercurial alien eldar, fall upon the worlds of Octarius system with chainsword and bolter, bringing death to the orks.
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Three interconnected stories show off the way the Raven Guard, White Scars and Salamanders fight. Find out what's more effective against the orks: Sneaky ninja tactics, speed and fury or fire. Lots of fire.
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- ASIN : B01N7IHV68
- Publisher : Black Library (November 15, 2016)
- Publication date : November 15, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 9360 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 416 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #813,170 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Each story focuses on a key Space Marine character who is the epitome of his Chapter. For the White Scars, it is a Psyker. For the Raven Guard, it is the Shadow Captain, which is the title of the story and a rather clear hint to his abilities - and for the Salamanders, it is the Company’s Techmarine, hence the story’s title (Forge Master).
A particular nice touch is the appearance of Eldars, “allied” to the Space Marines because they share a common goal in destroying the Ork threat. This threat happens to be much greater than the Space Marines happen to know and, of course, the Eldars are not even likely to tell them the whole truth. The level of distrust between the very circumstantial allies is at its highest, leaving them just about capable of coordinating their struggle against the Ork forces, but no more than that.
An additional and interesting feature is the way in which the author has, with his three stories, combined several types of warfare including space battles, ambushes and assaults on Ork bases. Also valuable are the comparisons that these three stories allow for between the fighting techniques of the ultra-strong and brutish Orks, the lethal, elegant and skilful Eldars, and the Space Marines.
I will mention no more than that, to avoid spoilers, although I will add that I was quite pleased by these stories, and even somewhat agreeably surprised. Four strong stars.
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Individually each book is well written as is typical of most Black Library writers and you can see the threads of each story running through the others. It's very nice to see a campaign from such a visceral front line level and observe the more far reaching effects not only on the Imperium of Man but also on the other races and their own ideaologies and politics.
3 star okay rating because it's not an Eisenhorn but it's certainly much better than a C.S. Goto book.