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Kraken (Space Marine Battles Short Story)

3.61  ·  Rating Details ·  54 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
The Space Wolves forge new sagas as they hunt a monstrous beast of the oceans and battle the alien menace of the tyranids in a brand new tale by the author of Battle of the Fang.

A brand new Space Wolves story from Chris Wraight.
Published March 23rd 2012 by Black Library
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The Space Wolves are a proud Space Marine Chapter. They almost appear savage to outsiders, with their long manes, sheer strength and prowess on display. It is no surprise that these proud Astartes treasure not only their own honour, but that of their whole pack, as their squads are called. Sometimes the bonds in between packmates are strong enough for the last survivor of the group to swear an oath of vengeance to restore the honour of his br
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Bane of Kings reviews Kraken, the e-short by Chris Wraight, published by Black Library.

“A short, intriguing look into the Space Wolves that will keep fans entertained.” ~The Founding Fields

I’m slowly starting to pick up Black Library’s e-shorts that they have available for download online, and so far – if Kraken is anything to go by, I’ve really go the feeling that I’m going to enjoy them. Whilst this review will be short as this is only a short story, it didn’t stop me from enjoying the heck ou
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Apr 09, 2012 Drayke Larson rated it liked it
I loved the idea of a Space Wolf marine going toe to toe with a tyranid leviathan and it was really well-handled here. My main problem with this book was that it felt incredibly short, I finished the whole thing in a single night. It seemed like maybe there was a second half of this tale that was edited out at some point. It's too bad, because the whole thing flowed really well and I was able to envision everything very clearly.
Jan 10, 2014 Christian rated it liked it
I love Space Wolves; their bravado and warrior culture. This novella consists of snapshots of the life of a Lone Wolf and is very low key. The action is passable but the story is really about memory and redemption. 'Kraken' is a quick, introspective read.
Mar 25, 2012 Hakan rated it it was ok
Not really sure that I liked this book. I'm not sure what I would have expected of a story between Space Wolves and Tyranids, but in the ending, the book felt like missing the second half of the story.
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Chris Wraight is a British author of fantasy and science fiction.

His first novel was published in 2008; since then, he has published books set in the Warhammer Fantasy and Stargate:Atlantis universes, and has upcoming titles in the Warhammer 40K setting.

He is based in the south-west of England.
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