PDF or EBOOK (Soul Drinker) Ö Ben Counter


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  • Soul Drinker
  • Ben Counter
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  • 24 July 2018
  • 9780743443234

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Soul Drinker Download ¾ 106 Ben Counter ´ 6 Download Read & Download Soul Drinker And enemies are blurred Now on a mission to retrieve an ancient relic the Soul Drinkers Chapter of the Space Marines. After reading about 25% of the supernatural thriller Soul Drinker by Matthew Yard I almost did not finish the book The third person narratives the endless page long paragraphs of suffering and hellish torture made this book difficult to read At that point I still had no clue about what the book was about it seemed like one bad dream seuence after another What kept me going were the innovative similes not the storyAfter finishing the book I am still scratching my head I did not find Soul Drinker thrilling or romantic The characters are flat and the ending is not at all satisfying leaving the reader with unresolved uestions Oklahomeland unresolved Introduction to Practical Biochemistry uestions

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Soul Drinker Download ¾ 106 Ben Counter ´ 6 Download Read & Download Soul Drinker Is forced to make an impossible choice between remaining loyal to the Emperor of Mankind and being true to themselve. So I am focusing on purely the story s content for this review and will focus on everything when I review the omnibus when I finish itThe story was amazing to put it simply I have read some of Ben Counters work in my reading career but none of his work that I have read thus far can match just this one Soul Drinkers novel I don t want that to sound like I don t like his other work as it is uite the opposite I enjoyed what I have read of his HH releases and I liked what I read from the Grey Knights seriesI also am dying for a copy of Daemon World simply because it is Mr Counter detailing Chaos but the story of the Soul Drinkers is a truly sad one and while it was sad I felt such hope and pride for the characters I was reading about that it has almost never been matched in anything else I have readThe beginning of the novel was fantastic We start off with a fast paced ship to ship boarding action staring the Soul Drinkers and it just so happens they excel at boarding actions One thing that I find with a lot of 40K fiction is that while faction is supposed to be the best at the authors sometimes struggle to show that they really are the best of the best when it comes to that certain thing That is most definitely NOT the case with the Soul Drinkers As much as I love the Emperor s Children the Raven Guard and others Mr Counter really drove home in a natural way that the Soul Drinkers were most at home when they were balls deep in an enemy ship with no way to go but forwardsNow with the theft of the Soulspear things take a wrong turn and I mean with the plot and with my own understanding Plot wise that is when things start going downhill for the Imperium s corrupt lackeys and for my own understanding Why didn t the Adpetus Mechanicus not simply explain why they were taking the Soulspear Which becomes slightly obvious as it turns out that the main Adept is just THAT kind of assholeNow I know I have already been praising the way that the author writes his 40K but this bit is what made me love this book than some of the others I have read When the Soul Drinkers had a little bit of a tuffle with the ad mech guy Mr Counter really showed what it meant to be one of the Emperor s finest The kill ration was legendary and getting to read it happen was a true blessing from Khorne himselfThe aftermath of said tuffle was great only I wish we had been able to touch on the Chapter Wars a little after Sarpedon had become the Chapter Master It really added to the realism of the novel that not EVERY Soul Drinker was all for following him to the ends of the Warp and suchNow one part of this book that will probably stay with me forever was the destruction of their own ships when they had taken to their new home I don t know why but I just felt an extreme sadness for the chapter They lived on that fleet since their conception at the end of the Horus Heresy and now all of those grand ships are lost It brought an oily tear to the Adeptus Mechanicus lover in me and that was uickly healed due to how amazing their new home was Mr Counter could have written a novel about the damn Space Hulk and I still would have loved it It was interesting getting to see one of those huge ominous structures work for humanityNow this review is already too long for my tastes but I will leave with saying that Ben Counter s description of ChaosReally dark and brutal but truly WEIRD too is one of the best I have ever read The last half of the novel was pure joy getting to finally read a good Nurgle based antagonist One last thing Sarpedon s denial of the Architect of Fate was amazing and I loved every word but doesn t every Space Marine at least know the slang terms for the Chaos GodsI mean Architect of Fate is so blatantly Tzeentch it is like they wouldn t recognize the term Blood God eitherAnyways amazing read Not perfect but DAMN CLOSE

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Soul Drinker Download ¾ 106 Ben Counter ´ 6 Download Read & Download Soul Drinker The human Imperium is in a perpetual state of war against alien aggressors but the lines between humanity's defenders. This introduction to the series isn t that good While not the worst thing Black Library has ever published it has very distinct problems in pacing direction and general logicSet in the dying days of the forty first millennium no change there the Soul Drinkers are active throughout the Imperium A fleet based chapter with a glorious history their acts have been well documented and their deeds remembered From the dark days of the Second Founding to helping end the mad reign of Goge Vandire they have fought to defend humanity from the horrors both within and withoutYet for the first time in thousands of years they find themselves with an opportunity to regain that which was lostThe Soul Spear prized weapon of Rogal Dorn himself has been uncovered on a rogue star fortress among a collection of relics Racing to take back this artifact of a bygone age the Soul Drinkers do not realise that they are being easily manipulated for greater goalsThe crux of the problem here is in the introduction You know the Soul Drinkers are being manipulated right from the start and it s increasingly clear that it s not by natural forces It s not long before this reaches the point where you desperately want someone to jump into the narrative yelling YOU RE ALL BEING DUPED Preferably while punching Sarpedon the protagonist in the face While some ignorance might have been acceptable due to distractions and what we learn later on it definitely could have been better handledUp to the point where Sarpedon duels their Chapter Master their actions are just about believable After they start gaining mutations calling them blessings of the Emperor it s much harder to accept This isn t helped by many of the often mind numbingly bland charactersThe cast needed to either show aspects which could be latched onto for Chaos to influence them or sympathetic personalities Ones diverse or varied enough to keep interest amongst the marines but we don t really have either here While Luko Lygris Graevus and Tellos work well others like Pallas Sarpedon Givrillian and others do not This is especially problematic as many reuire you to care about them or at least appreciate what they are saying especially in Sarpedon s case He s written some sort of warrior philosopher you re never given a real reason to care about him or want him to succeed While his actual decisions fights and thoughts might be interesting he lacks that edge to make him truly interesting Unfortunately many of the non astartes secondary characters are no better either seeming very bland or come across as blanks The captains of the ships Arch Magos Khobotov and the minor sects worshipping the Architect of Fate all lack any real attachment Some have aspects which should work but they aren t pushed far enoughThe problem with the limited characterisation is that Counter tends to give every character a history While this can help to make the universe feel bigger it tends to bog down the narrative and doesn t really add to them Worse still the same thing goes the same way for the Soul Drinkers chapter itself The army was retconned into being a creation of the Second Founding specialises in boarding actions and has a uniue doctrine they follow For all this nothing is really given to set them apart from any other force Had this been intentional showing even an extremely codex adherent chapter falling easily this might have worked but the Soul Drinkers are an atypical force within the imperium The only time when this is used effectively is one particular Chaos champion largely due to the author s descriptive capabilities with mutations and unnatural phenomenaThe book contains plenty of decent writing along with the bad but it s usually reserved only to the scenery descriptions and mass violence There are some explosive battle scenes from the opening purging of the star fortress to the final battle on the Soul Drinkers new base of operations Each one is given a vastly different flavour than the last and enough uniue features to make them truly stand out Plus it s not every book you end up getting both orbital battles giant zombie sharks and a beach assault all within a few chapters of one anotherThe descriptions of the worlds corrupted by Nurgle and overrun by viral strains fester in your mind with clouds of bloated flies and decaying horrors littering shorelines Minor details from the disturbing warmth of the sea to the blackish sand all are delivered in a fascinatingly disturbing way The ships the book is often set on are portrayed rightly as labyrinthine corroding nightmares and aged tombs as much as they are vessels of war A fittingly gothic feel which captures the darkness the series was going for and even when the book is at its weakest such descriptions help to keep some interestThe real killer in this is the tone Ending on an oddly hopeful note and with the continual promise of improvement Soul Drinker finds itself at odds with its own subject matter This is likely due to Ben Counter s change from having them fall corrupted and willingly in servitude of daemons into survivors Clinging to life on the edge of the imperium through sheer determination and skill while all turn against them It doesn t capture the bleak nature or outlook of their lives and the bittersweet losses ensued with each victory Despite being written with enough blood loss and betrayal to be A Song of Fire and Ice 40000 it s almost positive in its final scenes with the Soul Drinkers eyes finally openedIt s clear why many people dislike the series if this was their introduction Both with continually awkwardly shifting in locations predictability and weaponised plot driven stupidity it s a rather poor novel Despite some good action fast pacing and some genuinely great one liners it s a bad introduction into a much better saga


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    PDF or EBOOK (Soul Drinker) Ö Ben Counter Ben Counter ´ 6 Download Read & Download Soul Drinker Soul Drinker isn't great writing but it's not terrible either As a background story for Games Workshop's Warhammer 40000 game it does its job It's hard to say how it would read to someone not familiar with the game but I suspect it might be uite confusing I also thought there wasn't much difference between the characters But overall it was fairly entertaining Hey at least I finished it

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    PDF or EBOOK (Soul Drinker) Ö Ben Counter After reading about 25% of the supernatural thriller Soul Drinker by Matthew Yard I almost did not finish the book The third person narratives the endless page long paragraphs of suffering and hellish torture mad

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    Read & Download Soul Drinker PDF or EBOOK (Soul Drinker) Ö Ben Counter So I am focusing on purely the story's content for this review and will focus on everything when I review the omnibus when I finish itThe story was amazing to put it simply I have read some of Ben Counters work in my reading career but none of his work that I have read thus far can match just this one Soul Drinkers novel

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    PDF or EBOOK (Soul Drinker) Ö Ben Counter This is the first book in the popular 4 volume so far Soul Drinkers saga Here we meet Librarian Sarpedon and the rest of the Soul Drinker space marines all of whom develop into larger than life and very colorful characters Ben Counter wanted to do something different with his first WH40K novel and he succeeded here creating a chapter of space marines than completely breaks the mould of what we've come to expect This book

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