Review: Assault on Black Reach - Nick Kyme
Title Assault on Black Reach
Author Nick Kyme
Publisher Black Library
Reading time 6 days (February 2009)
Rating 7,5 / 10
Well this book (novella) is a companion for the new Box Set of the Miniature Range of Games Workshop. The Story is a simple one. Orks Invasion on a planet called Black Reach and the fighting of the Ultramarines 2nd company. The story centers on Scipio a brother sergeant of the 2nd company. Nick is able to build good characters focusing on 4 marines. He surely can create good characters and I would hope to see him write more stories with ultramarines but I don't think that will happen since Graham McNeill is the "father" of them. The only thing I didnd't enjoy was the end... The book was fast paced but the ending was a sprinting and there we go... I think a couple more pages could have made this a novella to anyone trying to enter into Warhammer 40k setting.
Well nevertheless I have a book sitting near me that I am dying to read (but strangely I keep picking others instead) for some time... Oathbreaker. An Dwarf novel. I love dwarves and will read the book in the near future. I really hope he created as good characters as this novel.
Keep them coming Nyck Kyme.