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The Unforgiven: a review and play-by-play spoilers

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Belial is a giant disappointment in this and previous books he is supposed to be a tactician and a skillful warrior who uses Deathwing like a sharp scalpel and yet he comes of as a head strong brute.

I don't like the idea of him taking over the legion as he is being written, not enough brain power.  If something happens to Azrael the Unforgiven will be in a bit of a crisis.

 

 

 

 

I thought the ending was the worst written part of the book (which I otherwise enjoyed). Way too unclear and way too many plot holes.
The scattering is apparently caused by Tuchulcha because Azrael says get "everyone" to safety, so it moves the 40k Dark Angels, the Death Guard and the Fallen and leaves behind the loyalist Legion?

I got the impression that he might have been running out of time or pages at the end.  Things weren't being explained well.

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I dont plan on reading the book, but I am very curious what this "wow" ending is.

Can anyone spoil it for me, or even send me a PM telling me what it is?

I cant find an spoiler for the ending if i google it.


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I dont plan on reading the book, but I am very curious what this "wow" ending is.

Can anyone spoil it for me, or even send me a PM telling me what it is?

I cant find an spoiler for the ending if i google it.

Spoiler


Edited by Phoebus, 30 May 2016 - 01:38 AM.


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Wow great topic. I really should get around to reading these three books soon.

But in truth earlier this year I od'd on old Inquistion books ( Eisenhorn trilogy, The Inquisition War trilogy etc ) to the extent that I needed to 'take a rest' on 40k fiction.

But, Emperor's teeth, my appetite has been seriously whetted once again :yes:

I'm not sure whether to thank or curse you all ;)

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I dont plan on reading the book, but I am very curious what this "wow" ending is.

Can anyone spoil it for me, or even send me a PM telling me what it is?

I cant find an spoiler for the ending if i google it.

Spoiler

 

Oh wow!

Thank you for that. That is pretty damn cool!


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I dont plan on reading the book, but I am very curious what this "wow" ending is.
Can anyone spoil it for me, or even send me a PM telling me what it is?
I cant find an spoiler for the ending if i google it.

Spoiler
So Cypher is 40k Red Reddington?

And that's kinda like the ending to all similarly themed episodes of the various Star Treks and Stargates.

Edited by Trevak Dal, 09 November 2015 - 06:03 PM.

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Trevak Dal,

 

That's... actually the best analogy I have ever heard for Cypher. Spot on, I'd say, insofar as his modus operandi and moral compass are concerned. Cypher probably goes to places Reddington would think of as too dark (he dallies with Chaos cults, after all, and has watched entire worlds be burned by his so-called allies), but then everything about Warhammer 40k is more over-the-top.



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I thought the ending was the worst written part of the book (which I otherwise enjoyed). Way too unclear and way too many plot holes.
The scattering is apparently caused by Tuchulcha because Azrael says get "everyone" to safety, so it moves the 40k Dark Angels, the Death Guard and the Fallen and leaves behind the loyalist Legion?

From what you say it seems it was meaning those who would be killed. The guys in "space" are safe from harm I am thinking. I haven't read the book, the trilogy actually, but with what you have said it makes sense that the people on Caliban were the only ones needing saved.

I really need to read this trilogy.....


Edited by Harleqvin, 16 December 2015 - 04:02 PM.

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Did Cypher go into the past? And if so why? What is he trying to do? Is he doing laps 10,000 years at a time? Who did he kill if not Astelan?

What happened to Astelan? A major player in the last books and I don't think he was even seen in this book. Same with the rest of the villains.

I enjoyed the book mostly, especially the Watchers. I think that when Asmodai touched the sword it may have changed him, he seemed a lot more reasonable after that.

Edited by JeffJedi, 17 December 2015 - 03:59 AM.


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I think that is because Asmodai may have an inkling of what sword it actually is (it isn't the rumored Lion Sword), that Cypher tells him he swore to never use it and is known to never use it (he's really the guardian of the sword), says something to Asmodai about Cypher.  Asmodai finally may have come to the realization that he, even as a member of the uppermost echelon of the Inner Circle, doesn't know the whole truth of things.


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I don't know if that requires the rumored Lion Sword to be something else, though. After all, Azrael's revelations re: Cypher alone would be enough to prove to Asmodai that he doesn't know everything...