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Shadow Point (the Gothic War #2)

3.83  ·  Rating Details  ·  102 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
In this exciting sequel to Execution Hour, the crew of the Starship Macharius is embroiled in a desperate struggle to stop the Chaos powers, which are under the leadership of the infamous Warmaster Abaddon. Original.
Paperback, 287 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Games Workshop(uk) (first published 2003)
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Callum Shephard
Feb 03, 2015 Callum Shephard rated it really liked it
When it comes to Black Library, there are a few key novels which are signified as being massive game changers for the franchise and fan favourites. Ian Watson’s Space Marine, Dan Abnett’s First and Only, and Graham McNeill’s Storm of Iron are the traditional ones, but the Gothic War duology is sadly forgotten these days. While likely down to a lack of reprints until recently, the sad truth is that it’s one of the best novels of its kind and covers a subject so often skipped by many authors: Nava ...more
Michael T Bradley
Dec 18, 2014 Michael T Bradley rated it liked it
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I'm of two minds about this book. On one hand, I really, really enjoyed this, especially in comparison with the first half of this duology, which I thought worked well UNTIL it became a unified story. This is obviously a novel, not a novella & some short stories put together, and that's a good thing. On the other hand, what I enjoyed MOST about this book was the first half, the kind of "setting all the pieces in order" and the tension and the character buildup. The second half, the huge four ...more
I.F. Adams
Mar 24, 2016 I.F. Adams rated it liked it
You know, I know I read it. I know I didn't hate it. But thats about it. An unremarkable WH40k yarn, though I do have a soft-spot for the "navy" part of that universe.
Simon
Apr 03, 2013 Simon rated it it was ok
Well this was somewhat disappointing. As the sequel to the previous book I sort of hoped it would answer some of the outstanding questions, but it didn't touch on anything from the previous book at all. Instead posing a bunch of new questions, most of which it didn't really answer either.

And the fundemental plot didn't really make much sense either.

All in all, a disappointment. Though the space battle scenes were good, which gets it the second star.
Jonathan Ensor
Jul 23, 2015 Jonathan Ensor rated it liked it
A simple plot with simple characters and occasionally clunky prose, Shadow Point still captures the feel of the 40k universe and delivers an enjoyable, if uninspired, tale of spaceship combat.
Alexander Suzdaltsev
Sep 03, 2013 Alexander Suzdaltsev rated it really liked it
Роман оставляет больше вопросов чем ответов. Для фанатов космобоев неплохо, но интриги особенно нет.
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