Right, I’m resurrecting this thread rather than starting a third incarnation, though ‘Alec Worley: he’s dead good’ would be a nice topic title to see.
As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, I think the imprint is going from strength to strength, and while I’ve still not been brave enough to make the jump to the AoS stories, the 40k-set ones are pretty much auto-buys for me now.
Annandale is doing some excellent work, but I think Alec Worley has produced the standout title to date.
Not Perditions’ Flame, though that is still very good. Framed as a fireside ghost story, your enjoyment of it may be determined by your tolerance for Andrew Wincott’s somewhat smug ‘Vostrayan’ accent; I liked it but can see how it might grate. The Penal Legions are rarely seen in BL
fiction, and the
are even rarer still, so it’s nice to have them fleshed out. There may be a little too much running around corridors shouting for my liking, but the performances are solid, and if you can guess what
is, you’re probably due a ticket on the Black Ships as a latent psyker.
No, the standout title for me to date is Watcher in the Rain. Great performances, fantastic script combine to produce a genuinely unsettling hour of audio. Again, we have some running down tunnels and corridors but we do it in the company of two very compelling characters. Chaos is an ever-present and vague threat as the characters race against the clock but, big spoilers here
it’s damn good and I’d almost go as far as saying is *essential* listening.