Where to go from here? Horus Heresy? That Cain fellow everyone seems to think is a hoot?
I also ordered the Enforcer omnibus last week ( its delayed though, should get it thrusday ). Not sure what to expect really, but the main character is a woman and a member of the Arbites instead of Space Marines. A welcome change.
I have that omnibus but its a tough read, for me at least. The author is a good one but i've read some of his other work and while its good, it just feels like a bit of a slog to get through. I'll eventually read the Shira Calpurnia series but other books take precedence over it for me.
Another series I would recommend is the Tome of Fire trilogy by Nick Kyme. Its about the Salamanders chapter of Space Marines and they are quite unique in their temperment and beliefs. A good example is a short story that involves a squad of Salamanders and their Captain going back to the enemy lines to gather an objective, it isn't revealed until the end that the objective is a group of civilians that got stuck behind enemy lines. No other Chapter, not even the Ultramarines, would have done that. They believe in protecting the weak and are the closest that the 40k universe has to good guys. The books involved are Salamander, Firedrake and Nocturne, with some extra short stories involved, the main and best of those is Fires of War that serves as a prequel to the novels. I would definitely recommend this trilogy.
Also Helsreach by Aaron Dembski-Bowden. A brilliant story about loyalist marines protecting a city from an Ork invasion.
Edited by Lord of the Night, 24 January 2012 - 06:31 AM.