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Old Wounds New Scars

(Black Library Advent Calendar 2018 #1)

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Advent Calendar 2018: Day One

Travelling through the warp to Terra, the Perpetual Alivia Sureka faces the shadows of her past and contemplates the horrors to come when she reaches the Throneworld.

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Bridging the gap between Wolf Mother and the tales to come, this story by Graham McNeill is like a breath before the plunge, setting up stories that will continue
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Kindle Edition, 30 pages
Published December 1st 2018 by Black Library
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Zare
Another short story from the Black Library.
One of the best descriptions of the true immortal is one of the Kane, created by the Karl Edward Wagner. How can mere mortal understand a man or woman whose life spanned thousand of years and who knows that it is in human nature to say one thing and then do something entirely different?

How can one accept his or hers view of the people of legends because they knew them as people with their own agendas, one of the many who fought for ultimate supremacy?

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Dec 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Over the course of a long and dangerous journey through the warp on a battered warship, Alivia Sureka has worked hard to ensure as many of the refugees from Molech survived as possible. As their destination draws closer, and the whispers of the warp grow louder, Alivia recalls moments and people from her long life, and looks ahead in concern to the dangers approaching on Terra.

It’s a quiet, reflective story in which not a lot really happens in terms of action or excitement. Instead, it’s more
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Shelves: 2019, black-library
Read as part of Advent Calendar 2018.
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Shelves: black-library
I love seeing the 30K/40K universe from the perspective of characters other than space marines, as well as details around warp travel.
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Hailing from Scotland, Graham McNeill narrowly escaped a career in surveying to work for Games Workshop as a games designer. He has a strong following with his novels Nightbringer, Warriors of Ultramar, Dead Sky, Black Sun and Storm of Iron.

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