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Saturday, 6 October 2012
Fire Warrior (Book Review)
As with the last review this is posted in full on
and this is simply a preview. If you want to see it in full then please follow the link through to there.
We’ve reached the point these days where it’s almost expected for a video game franchise to have at least one novelisation of its plot.
Halo, Alpha Centauri
these are just three franchises which come to mind but it’s rare to see a novel outstripping the game it was adapting in almost every area. It’s rarer still to find a novel which not only exceeds the game but is a genuinely great piece of science fiction literature. Simon Spurrier’s
is one of those few which manages this.
Based upon the disappointingly average FPS shooter of the same name,
expands upon what little we knew of the Tau Empire through the eyes of one of its grunts; Shas’la Ta’u Kais. Already having a strained psyche from some fairly serious daddy issues, Kais sees the horrors of war for the first time when his cadre is deployed to rescue an abducted Aun’El from an Imperial fortress. As the body count rises Kais begins to question the driving ideology of his people and realises just how unforgiving the universe truly is. Yet with reinforcements from both sides arriving en mass, it becomes clear that someone is pulling strings…
and all related characters and media are owned by Black Library, THQ and Kuju Entertainment.
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