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Firedrake (Tome of Fire #2)

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When Chaplain Elysius of the Salamanders is taken captive by Dark Eldar, he faces a fight for survival at the hands of these cruel aliens. The Firedrakes of 1st Company attempt a daring rescue mission, but much more is at stake than the Chaplain's life. He holds the key to secrets buried beneath Mount Deathfire, secrets that could reveal the damnation - or salvation - of t...more
Paperback, 411 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by Black Library (first published October 26th 2010)
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I know in my last review,
I couldn’t stop gushing about the Shakespearean themes and deep characters and gorgeous language in the first book of this trilogy – but after reading this book, I have no choice but to do just that again. The character arcs! The continued humanization of morally ambiguous and flawed but fervent characters I loved from the first book, and new ones I started to like even more. I was disappointed at the reduced role of some of my fa...more
I am enjoying this series but found this book hard to follow, even after re-reading the first book. It seems that the characters regularly refer to events which occurred outside of the books in this series with little explanation. And the traitors (and their chapter) is referred to by different names (Black Dragons/Fire Dragons/Dragon Warrior) without clarification as to a distinction between traitor Black Dragons and loyalist Black Dragons. I'm a bit of a Warhammer 40K canon geek and still foun...more
The second book in the Tome of Fire by Nick Kyme moves the series at a pace akin to rapid bolter fire. It was interesting seeing the main character going through the Librarian training, and how he changed as a character. The other characters such as Chapter Master Elysius, and Ts'ugan, were also fleshed out. The combat in the Dark Eldar's realm was brutal but brilliant, while the behind the doors politicking around Dakir's fate also added another dimension that plays a huge, if not central role...more
Nick Kyme has made a follow up to Salamander that is just as powerful as his previous work in the series!
Very characterful! Strong plot, good twists and turns. A damn fine read! The Tome of Fire series is a powerhouse!
I enjoyed the first book in the a great deal. So I was happy to get my hands on this and am really liking it. The Salamanders are becoming my favorite marine chapter.
Yet more brash action and violence. Not as good at the first but I like some of the characters. None of the main ones.
Keamy Loken
Really awesome, actually starting to like the Chaplin now...I really hope they don't kill off my favorite characters.
Noah Hallett
See my review of book 1 - I think this was my favorite of the three books
Slightly better than the first
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