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I rarely write reviews of books, but since the Black Library charges a premium price for their books, it is proportionately more disappointing when they fail to deliver premium quality.
I stopped reading this book on page 67, and have no wish to pick it up ever again. Specifically, the book fails to do the following by page 67:
Establish a sympathetic protagonist and describe their conflict. Explain what is at stake for the protagonist. Describe the antagonist and their goals. Advance the plot by escalating conflict between the established characters.
Things happen in this book, but I don't care about any of the action because it doesn't clearly relate to established characters and their goals.
This book has a tendency to shift all over the place story wise. It does stick to the main protagonists however. It gives a very good account of fighting on a planet that has experienced exterminatus. It also details regular humans in armored vehicles against space Marines. The look inside the life of an imperial assassin during an operation was very good. Overall this was a very good read though some may find it hard to deal with the back-and-forth all over the place aspect of the storytelling.
enjoyed the tank battle parts and the tank interior parts are well written. Book is too short though and plot seems to have to suddenly take a detour to wrap things up just before they really get going