• Title: The Killing Ground
  • Author: Graham McNeill
  • ISBN: 9781844167241
  • Page: 110
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Killing Ground Book four 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 honour an
    Book four in Black Library 39 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 honour, and their heroic deeds are legendary Returning to the Imperium after completing a deadly mission in the heart of the Eye of Terror, Ultramarines exiles Uriel Ventris andBook four in Black Library 39 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 honour, and their heroic deeds are legendary Returning to the Imperium after completing a deadly mission in the heart of the Eye of Terror, Ultramarines exiles Uriel Ventris and Pasanius find themselves on a war torn world where warp tainted rebels hold the balance of power As the pair of Space Marines try to save the planet from the Ruinous Powers, they find that they themselves are suspected of being in league with the Dark Gods, and their chances of a triumphant return to their Chapter look bleakhellip

    One Reply to “The Killing Ground”

    1. I haven’t read that many Warhammer 40,000 novels, but I’ve enjoyed the ones I’ve read. For those of you unfamiliar with them, these books are a rather odd mix of far-future space opera and gothic horror, featuring various groups of Space Marines who do battle for their emperor against not only aliens but also demons and other supernatural monsters. They’re related to the Warhammer sword-and-sorcery novels (both series are based on role-playing games produced by the same company, after al [...]

    2. I really enjoyed this book and the continuation of the Ultramarine's stories via one Captain Ventris. I think that McNeill nails the emotionality of the space marines here without making them seem like whiny humans. Where other authors have failed at making the Marines approachable (I am looking at you Ben Counter) and turned them into something untrue to the source material, McNeill expounds upon their cannon and their reaction to humanity in general. There is a really interesting possibility f [...]

    3. Bookworm Speaks!Warhammer 40,000: The Killing Ground by Graham McNeill****The Story: Having fulfilled their Death Oath, Ultramarines Uriel Ventris and Pasanius Lysane managed to escape the damned world of Medrengard, deep in the warp-infested Eye of Terror. Alongside their mutant allies, the Unfleshed, they emerged from the warp on the war-torn world of Salinas, where rebellion has been stirring under the iron fist of the Imperial Guard Regiment that rules the world. Uriel and Pasanius most now [...]

    4. I really had fun reading the book especially that I was following Ventris Journey as an Ultramarine Captain. As to the book itself, it was like Dante's Inferno but with an Astartes as the hero. Hence, there is no poetry to it nor deep theological or even philosophical debates or ideas being thrown into the reader. The book is simply WAR and how it played out in hell which is quite entertaining especially that the good guys won. :)And that was fun to read. It was cool and really worth the time I [...]

    5. This was my first (ever) dip into the world of Warhammer 40k. My previous experience with the series had been watching my best friend play some of the RTS games on his laptop during college. So it goes without saying that I had very little clue what I was getting myself into when I grabbed this for cheap at a book store (although it did sit on my shelf for a while before I got around to it).Book-wise, The Killing Ground isn't anything TOO special. I was somewhat taken aback when I was just hurtl [...]

    6. This was a decent novel. I had been looking forward to this quite a bit but the novel failed to impress me. The characterisation was off in many places and it made it hard to connect with the characters, even though I've been following Uriel and Pasanius' adventures for a long time now. Even the portrayal of the Grey Knights was off. They came across more as a checklist rather than believable characters. And given the events of the previous novel, Dead Sky Black Sun, Uriel and Pasanius' new 'fri [...]

    7. Excellent story of camaraderie (Uriel and Pasanius), A planet wide insurgency, the unfleshed, and the pestilent nightmares. All of the characters were very well rounded Uriel and Pasanius being my two favorite characters after Ragnar Blackmane (of the Space Wolves Chapter). Their comaraderie and shared experiences really enhances the book as the two characters balance one another impeccably. The story is an excellent follow up to Black Sun, Dead Sky picking up where it left off and thrusting our [...]

    8. Continues where Sky left Uriel and the Unfleshed. The Unfleshed story takes a bit too long to get moving, Uriel and his buddy have to deal with strangely hostile Imperial forces. At several points the antagonists keep the ultramarines around for no apparent reason given the ruthless nature of their previous actions. Basically I felt the story, while interesting, didn't actually make sense the way the characters were written. This book is a solid 'meh'

    9. Aside from a few short stories, this was my first real look into the 40k universe. It seems like a good place to start: it introduced me to the space marines and their distinct superiority over the average human. It encased the absolute highest potential of a genhanced soldier, and it also introduces readers to the horrors of the Chaos that is always present and at times flimsily covered by reality. The characters are well rounded and intense. Can't wait to read more of this series!

    10. Really interesting 40K novel. Essentially similar to Peter Straub's "Ghost Story," except much more bolter fire in the third act. Probably the best place to go with Uriel & Pasanius, a quieter, more creeping horror setting after the building insanity of the last two books in the series. Possibly a little long in the tooth come Part Four, but eminently readable. Definitely made me want to keep reading.

    11. Another amazing tale in the Epic Legend of Uriel Ventris and Lysander Pasanius. This time they emerge on a world that has just settled in after a bloody civil war. The book starts off as a 'okay time to clear up the remnants of the civil war,' but it soon makes a turn for the mysterious and becomes a full fledged ghost story. The characters are great and the sheer brutality of humanity is brought to fruition in a manner that would make one of Da Boyz weep.

    12. Great fourth book to the Ultramarine saga set directly after the escape of Ventris and Pasanius from Khalan-Ghol.The novel has a slightly slower pace than the others with the supporting characters playing a more important role. This isn't a bad thing, it works well with the plot.

    13. Pretty damn good about a subject rarely discussed in he 0K universe: War crimes and guilt. This would have been even stronger, actually, WITHOUT the Ultramarines in it.

    14. Great book. An recently graduate female school teacher sent as a spy to the devious and crafty gangs-Sicilian Mafia.

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