Moving ‘home’

Over the past couple of weeks I've been doing a bit of, hmmm, soul searching I suppose. I've decided that I need a bit of a change of direction and something that I can focus my energies on with a bit more ease. For whatever reason the past few months and years on the art... Continue Reading →

Vulkan: Lord of Drakes – David Annandale

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Title:Vulkan: Lord of Drakes (The Horus Heresy: Primarchs)
Author: David Annandale
Published by: Black Library
Publication date:4th Oct 2018
Genre: Science-Fiction
Pages:161
Format:Hardback
Source: Personal Collection

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Blurb/Synopsis

As the Emperor marshals his armies to reclaim the galaxy for the glory of mankind, one by one his Space Marine Legions are reunited with their missing primarchs. The XVIII Legion are still waiting to find their true identity, unaware their own lord has been found. In the Taras Division, legionaries face annihilation as they take a last, desperate stand against a monstrous ork invasion. Meanwhile, on Nocturne, Vulkan has raised and trained a new force of warriors. Now it is the time for him to lead his sons into battle. Now it is the time for him to truly don the mantle of primarch, not only to save one half…

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Legion – Dan Abnett

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Title:Legion
Author: Dan Abnett
Published by: Black Library
Publication date:1 March 2008
Genre: Science Fiction
Pages:416
Format:Paperback
Source: Personal Collection

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“A Great War is coming, and it will engulf the Imperium of Man. The Space Marines of the Alpha Legion, the last and most secretive of all the Legiones Astartes brotherhoods, arrive on a heathen world to support the Imperial Army in a pacification campaign against strange and uncanny forces. But what drives the Alpha Legion? Can they be trusted, and what side will they choose when the Great War begins? Loyalties are put to the test, and the cunning schemes of an alien intelligence revealed.”

My Horus Heresy reads are paired with Wordaholic Anonymous, and when their review for Legion is posted, I shall link it here.

It feels like it has been a while since…

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Blood Guard: Update

Lately, picking up anything hobby related has felt a bit more like a chore than an enjoyment - part of why the art has been coming thick and fast compared to hobby related stuff. I walk past my Blood Guard army several times a day and each time I feel a mixture of guilt, for... Continue Reading →

The Test of Faith – Thomas Parrott

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Title:The Test of Faith
Author: Thomas Parrott
Published by: Black Library
Publication date:Dec 22nd, 2019
Genre: Science Fiction
Pages:26
Format:e-book
Source: Black Library

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A mission to cleanse a xenos infestation from a vast mining carrier turns into a test of faith and purity for a pair of Dark Angels Chaplains.

The Test of Faith is a short story by Thomas Parrott, published by Black Library featuring the Dark Angels chapter.

At first glance The Test of Faith seems to have a rather basic plot, a squad of Adeptus Astartes are sent to cleanse mortal, heretic, defenders of a mobile mining vehicle led by Interrogator Chaplain Raguel and second-generation Chaplain Hadariel. We’re given a solid cast of characters to read about who have enough personality of their own to stand out from one another which is rather remarkable for…

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Under the stars there shines one light

Back on the anthropomorphic art train this week. This character is Azizagara and I first made her up in around 2003/2004 - then did absolutely nothing with her until a couple of years ago when I made a reference picture up for her. I've done this with a few of my characters, drawn them once... Continue Reading →

Tarnsman of Gor – John Norman (Gorean saga #1)

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Title:Tarnsman of Gor (Gorean Saga #1)
Author:John Norman
Published by:Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publication date:1966
Genre:Science-Fantasy
Pages: 219
Format:e-Book
Source: Kobo

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Tarl Cabot has always believed himself to be a citizen of Earth. He has no inkling that his destiny is far greater than the small planet he has inhabited for the first twenty-odd years of his life. One frosty winter night in the New England woods, he finds himself transported to the planet of Gor, also known as Counter Earth, where everything is dramatically different from anything he has ever experienced. It emerges that Tarl is to be trained as a Tarnsman, one of the most honored positions in the rigid, caste-bound Gorean society. He is disciplined by the best teachers and warriors that Gor has to offer... but to what end?

I’ve tried a…

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The Devastation of Baal – Guy Haley

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Title: The Devastation of Baal
Author
: Guy Haley
Published by:Black Library
Publication date: 30 Nov. 2017
Genre: Science Fiction/War
Pages:512
Format:eBook
Source:NetGalley

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“Baal is besieged! The alien horror of Hive Fleet Leviathan has reached the Blood Angels home world, and their entire existence is under threat. As the sons of Sanguinius gather, the battle for the fate of their bloodline begins…”

I was given a copy of The Devastation of Baal by NetGalley in return for an honest review.

I admit, when I put this book onto my Kobo to read I was a bit cautious, I have only encountered one book by Guy Haley before and it was in my ‘Did not Finish’ pile; I don’t have a review for the book (Dark Imperium) on the Eternal Bookcase as I got the book before I started doing reviews…

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