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Annihilation Squad (Last Chancers #3)

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Desperate for a change to redeem themselves in the eyes of the immortal Emperor, the convict soldiers, under the leadership of Lieutenant Kage, risk everything on a final dangerous mission that takes them across the galaxy to the killing fields of Armageddon, in search of a traitor. Original.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by Games Workshop(uk)
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Mar 13, 2015 Mick rated it liked it
The third and final book in Gav Thorpe's Last Chancers series takes the 13th Penal legion, which once numbered four thousand soldiers but at the beginning of this book stands at about about thirty men and women, mostly recent recruits, to the meat grinder that is the third war for Armageddon.

As in 13th Legion and Kill Team, the story is told first-person point of view from the perspective of Lieutenant Kage. Kage, whose mental state has always been questionable, is notably even more psychopathi
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Mar 11, 2015 Michael T Bradley rated it liked it
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Very possibly the weakest of the three Last Chancers novels, but still a pretty fun read overall. I've seen a lot of people complain that the ending comes out of nowhere. In the most spoiler-free way possible, I'll explain why I disagree with this.

It's not that the ending is out of nowhere, the problem is that "act two" of the book is totally worthless. This is a book that has a decent first 15 pages, then just ... stuff happens until the actual plot is able to kick in. The ... part that Chaos p
Mar 02, 2014 Eric rated it liked it
Not the best end to the WH40k version of the Dirty Dozen.
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Gav spent 14 years as a developer for Games Workshop, and started writing novels and short stories in the worlds of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 when the Black Library imprint was launched in 1997.

He continues to write for Black Library, and his first 'homegrown' novel series The Crown of the Blood has been released via Angry Robot.

Currently living in Nottingham, Gav shares his home with his lo
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