Bogdan Balostin

Bogdan Balostin makes up stories and navigates other people's stories. His work is focused on social and technological implications but that doesn't detract from a high dose of fun and entertainment.

The author has 21 posts

uriel ventris
Book Review

Uriel Ventris Chronicles Volume One (The Ultramarines Omnibus) by Graham McNeill – Review

Uriel Ventris Chronicles Volume One is a huge omnibus collecting 3 novels and 3 short stories written by Graham McNeill for the Black Library. The novels are Nightbringer, Warriors of Ultramar, and Dead Sky, Black Sun and they follow the adventures of Uriel Ventris, Captain of the Fourth Company of the Ultramarines Chapters of the Space Marines. In my first read, I expected more story and less correct lore about […]

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Sacrosanct
Book Review

Sacrosanct and other stories – Review

This must be my first foray into the Age of Sigmar literature. Before Warhammer Age of Sigmar, there was Warhammer Fantasy and I, like any true novices, know nothing about that either. So what is “Sacrosanct and other stories”? It is an anthology of short stories centered on, well, the worlds and characters living in the world of the Age of Sigmar. The Age of Sigmar literature started with the […]

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nexus
Book Review

Nexus and other stories – Review

I am not a new grunt in the vast armies of Warhammer 40K so when I see the label “Great First Read” I’m wary of going in without my helmet of doubt. But I’ve learned to expect the best from Warhammer’s anthologies, so I quickly delve into Nexus and other stories. I’ll start with the conclusion. The anthology Nexus and other stories is a mixed bag, with more than half […]

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Ravenor
Book Review

Ravenor Omnibus by Dan Abnett – Review

If Eisenhorn was a story about a man surrounded by a capable team, then Ravenor is a story about a team led by a powerful man. If you’re even remotely curious about Ravenor and you haven’t read Eisenhorn, what are you doing here? Ravenor is the second trilogy in a trilogy of trilogies and that makes Eisenhorn a mandatory read. On the other hand, you can read the Ravenor novels […]

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dead men walking
Book Review

Dead Men Walking by Steve Lyons – Review

Dead Men Walking starts with a Necron invasion. But who or what are Necrons? The Necrons are the terminators of Warhammer 40K Universe. Hard to kill, they always get back up, made from a self-repair metallic skeleton. How in the Emperor’s name do you defeat these things? Of course, you call the… Space Marines. Nope. My mistake. Not this time. This time, the space marines are busy. You call the […]

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Fifteen Hours
Book Review

Fifteen Hours by Mitchel Scanlon – Review

Do you ever think how awful war is? Especially when you don’t even have a choice about it. Your enemies will kill you because they are mindless beasts who only want to make war (or WAAAGH!) and your allies will kill you if you don’t respect orders, even if these so-called orders are sometimes nonsensical and will guarantee your death. Yeah, that is what it is to be a simple […]

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Space Marine
Book Review

Space Marine by Ian Watson – Review

I’ve read Space Marine so you don’t have to. Though I will strongly encourage you to read it to form your own opinion. Are you vaguely familiar with the Warhammer 40K brand? But not so much that you won’t get distracted by the wrong lore? Do you like space soldiers and weird adventures? Are you a fan of uncommon words and poetic language when describing the dismemberment of an alien […]

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