Graham McNeill Marc Gascoigne
- Title: Dead Sky, Black Sun
- Author: Graham McNeill Marc Gascoigne
- ISBN: 9781844161485
- Page: 391
- Format: Paperback
Hard hitting SF action with the superhuman Space Marines and Captain Uriel Ventris Exiled from his Chapter, Uriel ventures deep into the dreaded Eye of Terror to confront the terrible foes that dwell within these worlds of insanity Chief amongst them are the ancient Chaos Space Marine legions twisted warriors who have allied with the Dark Gods and are set on humanity sHard hitting SF action with the superhuman Space Marines and Captain Uriel Ventris Exiled from his Chapter, Uriel ventures deep into the dreaded Eye of Terror to confront the terrible foes that dwell within these worlds of insanity Chief amongst them are the ancient Chaos Space Marine legions twisted warriors who have allied with the Dark Gods and are set on humanity s destruction.
Recent Comments "Dead Sky, Black Sun"
Killed the Ventris storyline a bit for me. Too much implausibility and randomness to really drag me in. I know it's meant to be in the eye of terror so y'know, anything goes, but there are too many plot holes peppering it that I can't get over (Really, you're going to storm a trench line under cover of darkness in a world with no day/night cycles? Really, the Space marines are struggling to keep going and those two guardsmen are still keeping up? Oh, you've finished your final preparations for t [...]
As with the first 2 books in this series, I found myself not quite wanting to abandon it, but not quite engaged enough to not want to put it down. This one had some interesting ideas about the world of the Iron Warriors deep in the Eye of Chaos. None of the characters quite grabbed me - They weren't quite deep enough to be intriguing. I guess as some of his earliest books, this is what I should expect from the earlier books in this series.
Bookworm Speaks!Warhammer 40,000Dead Sky, Black Sun by Graham McNeill****Acquired: Barnes and Noble BooksellersSeries: Ultramarines (Book 3)Paperback: 416 PagesPublisher: Games WorkshopFormat: Ultramarines OmnibusLanguage: EnglishSubject: FictionThe Story: Book three in Black Library's iconic Ultramarines series returnsThe Ultramarines are the epitome of a Space Marine Chapter. Warriors without peer, their name is a byword for discipline and honor, and their heroic deeds are legendary.Exiled fro [...]
spoiler alert! do not read review if you have not read the book!Book Review 2 – Dead Sky Black SunIn the story Dead sky Black sun, by Graham McNeil, our heroes are back in a new installment of the Ultramarines, except they have a problem. They are not on a mission with the chapter this time; they have been exiled, and sent out into the galaxy to complete a death oath for their past actions. Their goal is simple; destroy the daemon Culaba on the emperor forsaken world of Madrengard. To succeed [...]
After reading this book the first thing that jumps to my mind is the life of a Space Marine is DISGUSTING. There are things that Pasinius and Ventris endure throughout this story that are pretty vomit inducing. Also, and I am not really in a position to criticize, but, normally I am a huge fan of Mr. McNeill's and in my opinion he is the second best Warhammer author currently on the roster. However, there is a conversation that Ventris has with Vaanes(a renegade Space Marine) and it was ripped r [...]
Dead Sky, Black Sun is about a dishonored space marine captain who is transported to a Chaos world in the Eye of Terror, and tasked to destroy the daemons creating warped Chaos space marines. Graham McNeill has written many other works on the space marines, namely this captain, Uriel Ventris, such as Nightbringer, as well as other works. My favorite part in this book would be the scene in which Uriel tries to infiltrate the besieged Chaos fortress. This book is hard to understand unless you know [...]
This was just utter fun (bleak fun, but fun) from start to finish. The Ultramarines defend a world that's being swarmed by the tyranids. The tyranids being what they are, it's kind of difficult to write a large-scale story w/them (they seem to work best when you're dealing with claustrophobic quarters and that kind of pulse-pounding fear that worked so well in Alien), but McNeill really makes it into a wild free-for-all story. Uriel & Pasanius both shine as characters here, and I BELIEVE the [...]
Uriel and Pasonis have been exiled from their chapter for sacrificing an entire city for victory. the only way they can restore their honor and rejoin the chapter is to go on a Blood Quest. They are to travel with the 501st infantry and destroy a Chaos held planet. But on the way while they are in the warp a Demon enters the ship and destroys everything onboard. with only one thought racing through its mind, "Uriel Ventris alive, all others dead". This amazing journey with action and adventure i [...]
I really wanted to like it more. As with all Warhammer books about Chaos the "bad for bad's sake" just gets repetitive and boring. So, new monstrosities and grotesques are invented to help us feel how bad the forces of Chaos are.I would've rated it higher but it was never well explained how the other forces of "the warrior band" even got into the eye of terror. also, Vaanes' personal story is ignored. The Unfleshed were awesome at first but degenerated into a brutal type of ewok before the end. [...]
It's hard to say much about the series. I like reading the stories but I don't find them terribly memorable. I mean the trilogy is supposed to be about the Ultramarines but I found their characters to be incredibly one dimensional. By contrast the Mortifactors were far more complex, having looked at the Codex Astartes and incorporating and building upon its lessons instead of just blindly following it was pretty cool.All in all it was a pretty good read, though nothing to write home about.
Uriel is still a compelling read, and I did enjoy reading the book, there were some points where you just want the story to get on with it already. Some areas get a little nonsensical, and a bit unnecessarily heavy on the imagery. The sense of deus ex machina can be annoying as well, Uriel is addictive.
Awesome book. David Weber meets H. P. Lovecraft with a little William Burroughsthrown in. Nonstop blood and guts for 400 pages. I wouldn't want to make a steady diet of this, but it was really fun.
An amazing read and a great adventure, the third act in the six part saga-epic of Captain Uriel Ventris of the Ultramarines. It was a thorough and very enjoyable read with amazing characters, revenge, humour, and awesome sieges and machines. This train has no breaks.
This is how 40k novels should be written!!!!!!!!!!!
At first I did not like this episode, but showing a chaos world it pulled me in. It was nothing extraordinary though.
Death, blood and entrails on an alien planet.
This could be one of the most depressing and nauseating books I've ever read. Last time I physically felt sick from reading a description was Red Dragon. Bravo, Graham McNeill, bravo.
Took the story in a very dark gruesome turn I wasn't expecting got really good.
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