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I'm loving the Horus Heresy series at the minute, but other than that, my favourite single character series would be the Shira Calpurnia series by Matthew Farrer, though I have yet to get my hands on Blind.
Has anyone read Blind btw? Is it any good?
I would have to say that my favorite series are the Ciaphas Cain series, the Malus Darkblade series, and the Von Carstein trilogy.
Oh, and I have not read Blind before, sorry.
I've not read the Darkblade books myself, but have been told they are very good. Come to think of it, I haven't read many of the fantasy books at all...
Personally, though I may be biased about this, I love William King's Space Wolf books
Not that I've read all that many BL books.. it's really just those and most of the First and Only books... but then I started reading Bernard Cornwell and CS Forester, and their 40K equivalent isn't half as good, it pains me to say.
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I remember reading one or two of the Sharpe books a long while back, and have been meaning to start again for a while now.
The Space Wolf books are great, at least until you get to the last two where the other author (Or rather Authors) take over. The very last book of the SW series isn't so bad, but the first one LL writes is a bit pap IMO.
I've not read the extra two, and it doesn't look like I will anytime soon.
I'd rather buy something by Terry Pratchett or Bernard Cornwell, which I know will be great, rather than buy something which is nearer a 50-50 chance of me ever wanting to read it again.
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I like the Horus Heresy, but they seem to be hit or miss. There are isolated titles I like more, but my favorite series so far is the Soul Drinkers series. The concept, when I heard it, inspired me to some extent to create my Chapter (the IA of which you can find in my sig... *wink*), so it's natural that I'd like them.
I have a tad bit of trouble picking favorites when it comes to BL books. I like a lot of the stories. Certain authors can pull out the deeper feel of the dark universe though. Dan Abnett, Ben Counter, William King are among my favorite authors at this time. But... honestly I have to say Sandy Mitchell left me very pleased most recently with the Scourge the Heretic Book which for now I will say is my favorite among the 40k book. When it comes to over all favorite it will have to be the Gotrek & Felix books.
I am open to other authors you think I should check out.
i go for the horus heracy
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Gaunts Ghosts is my favourite series. Its a bit hard to get into the series in the first 3 books I think but after you've got used to it its so easy to get immersed in it. Abnetts writing style can be both annoying and enjoyable at the same time with the way he'll tease you with not giving you a bit of information; like having 2 pages about a person but its only on the 3rd page when you find out who it is, you then realise that you should have guessed it from the hints in the first 2 pages.
I've read the entire series 3 times, the sad bits and the happy bits seem to dig deeper the more times you read it.
Its hard to explain how its good without giving examples which would ruin the story for anyone reading this. One thing I like is how there are odd things that link all of Abnetts 40k series, like Gaunt reads the Spheres of Longing by Ravenor and Ravenor and Eisenhorn work with an inquisitor who shows up Gaunts Ghosts on Menazoid Epsilon in the First Gaunts Ghosts book. Ravenor and Eisenhorn are also 40k series by Abnett which are also awesome but are about the Inquisition.
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