As with the last book review this is posted in full on http://thefoundingfields.com/
As we established last time we looked at it, the Soul Drinkers series is a heavily flawed saga. Having garnered criticism for various problems and authorial decisions it has not always been regarded in the best light. One of the biggest problems readers had however was Daenyathos. Set between the two final novels Hellforged and Phalanx, it was intended to serve as a major twist to the series. Along with explaining the shadowy turn of one major figure of the novels and flesh out the chapter’s history, it paved the way to the series’ grand finale. Explaining events and allowing for Counter to have a far grander ending to the series than he would have otherwise been able to create.
Unfortunately, much like the very similar Iron Warrior by Graham McNeill, Daenyathos ended up being a limited print product on Black Library’s website. This action resulted in many missing the necessary information to fully understand the final book and many elements of the series’ conclusion seemingly came out of left field. Motivations and plans were hinted at but not fully explored or outlined to readers. Now printed en-mass alongside the two omnibuses the public can finally know the fateful decisions of the chapter’s beloved figurehead and how he became the man see in Phalanx. Has it been worth the wait? Let’s find out.