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
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
Pages: 219
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
: Guy Haley
Published by:Black Library
Publication date: 30 Nov. 2017
Genre: Science Fiction/War

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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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The Witcher: The Last Wish – Andrzej Sapkowski

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Title: The Witcher: The Last Wish
: Andrezej Sapkowski
Published by: Gollancz
Publication date: 19 Dec. 2019
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 280
Format: Paperback
Source: Personal Collection

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Geralt of Rivia is a Witcher, a man whose magic powers and lifelong training have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin.
Yet he is no ordinary killer: he hunts the vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent.
But not everything monstrous-looking is evil; not everything fair is good . . . and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth.

I was brought his (And several of the other Witcher books) for my birthday and was told that The Last Wish was the perfect introduction to the world setting and characters of the series so picked it up over the first book in the series – my…

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Descent of Angels – Mitchel Scanlon

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Title: Descent of Angels
Author: Mitchel Scanlon
Published by: Black Library
Publication date:  29 Sept. 2007
Genre: Science Fiction/War
Pages:  416
Format: Paperback
Source: Personal Collection

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“The planet of Caliban exists much as it has for thousands of years – the knightly orders protect the common people, fighting back the beasts that lurk in the depths of the seemingly endless forests. Young Zahariel and Nemiel aspire to join the greatest of the orders, led by the example of mighty Lion El’Jonson and his vision of a peaceful and unified world. But the coming of the Imperium brings new concerns and a new destiny for the Lion as part of the Great Crusade, and the sons of Caliban must decide if they will follow him to glory among the stars.”

As with other Horus Heresy novels, Descent of Angels is part of a…

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