Where does this "Abnett cannot write endings" urban myth come from. Without doubt he rushed/bumbled the ending of Unremembered Empire and it could be argued the ending of Titanicus really needed another 20-30 pages BUT that us just two books out of tonnes so other than that which other novels has he written have rushed/bumbled endings?
Most of the Gaunt's Ghosts books.
And I say this reluctantly, because they're my favourite Black Library series, but the amount of times something major happens, only for us to see pretty much zero reaction from the characters due to the book ending one page later is common enough to be irritating. Sabbat Martyr and Armour of contempt are probably the worst for it, but Necropolis, Honour Guard and arguably His Last Command were quite obnoxious for "Deus Gotta Wrap This Up Ex!", Honour Guard especially ("every Chaos soldier on the planet spontaneously combusts, the end"
It feels like he's nearing the end, then realises "Oh crap the page count!" and then hastily slams the book closed.
The Victory arc gets a pass, since he's always been upfront about it being more akin to one large book split into several chunks.
Edited by Lord Marshal, 11 November 2019 - 09:04 PM.