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Mercy

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Sister Superior Augusta of the Order of the Bloody Rose has been called to a planet in the far reaches of the Imperium, a world where no Imperial foot has stepped in thousands of year, save a missionary sent to bring the Emperor's light to the natives. On the world is a cathedral, ancient and run down – but with an icon at its heart, a warrior-woman with a bloodied rose on

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Published March 19th 2018 by Black Library
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Anthony Giordano
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In Mercy, Sister Superior Augusta and her contingent have been dispatched to the jungle world of Lautis to liaison with Tanichus, a missionary who has been working to bring the light of the Emperor to the indigenous population. However, according to data received, there is the possibility of a holy relic being present on Lautis - an icon of Saint Mina, founder of the Order of the Bloody Rose. Of course, the Sisters are not the only ones interested in what lies within the ruins...

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Guillermo
Dec 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
A short, fun action-packed read featuring the Sisters of Battle.

Though it was nice to see them up close and center for once, that still does not make up for the uninspired, forgettable plot elements, even if thr prose itself was good.

Admittedly, I was hoping things would take a slightly more suspenseful turn so maybe I was a little disappointed in that regard.

Definitely recommend for a quick commute read though.
Michael Dodd
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
A Sisters of Battle short story in which Sister Superior Augusta leads her squad to a distant corner of Ultima Segmentum to investigate an ancient, ruined cathedral. Rumoured to contain an icon of her own Order, the cathedral is a powerful symbol that appeals to Augusta’s faith, but that faith is soon tested when it becomes clear that the Sisters are not alone.

As depictions of the Adepta Sororitas go this is a strong one. It’s nice to see the Sisters cutting loose a bit, and while there’s not
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Evil Kipper
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cracking stuff

An excellent short story featuring Games Workshop’s Sisters of Battle. For once, the Sisters are portrayed as tough superlative warriors, rather than simply material for a desperate last stand (though the author does manipulate that trope brilliantly!)

Well worth a read.
Mark
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: black-library, 2019
“She was wrath incarnate, the rage of the Emperor, carving flesh and bone and armour, and spraying gore like red wine.”

Classic Black Library bolter porn. Ware’s “Bloodied Rose” and “Forsaken” are far superior stories than this one. Read if you’re a completionist and would enjoy a prologue to the prologue of “Bloodied Rose”.
Jack Volante
Feb 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great to see more Adepta Sororitas stories coming out of BL. What I liked the most of Danie's unique approach to the battle sisters is the way they constantly chant and sing hymns in battle. It really does make these all-female warriors stand out from your usual Space Marine bolter-pron stories.
Jonathan Strugnell
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A great short story about the Sisters of Battle. Action heavy with a good build up to introduce the main character and her squad. Would love to read more from Danie Ware especially any more Sister's stories that she has planned.
Keamy Loken
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It was a quick and enjoyable read. A great sister of battle opener. I hope to see more in the future from Ms. Ware and the Sisters of Battle.
Mr Eddie Stewart
Jun 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Way too short

Way too short for the price. I feel cheated. No chance for character development. Assumes you know the 40k background.
Zackary
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great short story

I was captivated the entire time! There was great action and you got a feel of what the sisters are like culturally.
Michael Knolla
Sep 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Good introduction to the Sisters and the position they occupy in the WH40K universe.
Eileen
Mar 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nobledark, own-kindle
I like it! Very action-heavy but Ware pulled it off.

More Sisters of Battle stories please.
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