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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I got the feeling while I was reading False Gods that there was no happy ending in store for Loken and his allies There was no way that he could win, no way he could break free of Horus and the Sons of Horus, no way that I would believe The Soul Drinkers series kind of has always had that feeling for me There is no way to be a renegade chapter of marines in this universe and not automatically be painted traitor and killed on site It always seemed like the end of the Soul Drinkers would have I got the feeling while I was reading False Gods that there was no happy ending in store for Loken and his allies There was no way that he could win, no way he could break free of Horus and the Sons of Horus, no way that I would believe The Soul Drinkers series kind of has always had that feeling for me There is no way to be a renegade chapter of marines in this universe and not automatically be painted traitor and killed on site It always seemed like the end of the Soul Drinkers would have to be death, for all of them Ben Counter, who is kind of hit or miss for me, for the BL in general does a good service for the Soul Drinker s legacy Although this is not a happy ending, there is no coming back from the decisions Sarpedon has made in the time since they were lead astray by the dark forces, at least they are not going to away as traitors and not the heroes they wanted to be Phalanx does two things really well One, it was a great best of style send off series finale You know, those TV shows that show clips, or reference their own history at the end of the series, well, that is what this was, a long lesson in all the high points of the preceding 5 novels of the series Sadly left out, the actual SOUL DRINKING part of the chapter that I think only happened ONCE in all 6 books The other thing that Phalanx does REALLY well is it delivers a muchcompelling and interesting look at the Imperial Fists Space Marines than Sons of Dorn, which was a book dedicated to them I think this was a good read, and a fitting end for the Drinkers All the characters you have grown to know and love are killed off one by one throughout, I can only hope that Gaunt s Ghosts final novel does not do the same I recommend this and the rest of the series, the Soul Drinkers are a great Chapter and this was a good story as a whole, well done Mr Counter @Free Pdf Ð Phalanx ó Phalanx, the great star fort of the Imperial Fists, is playing host to Space Marines from half a dozen Chapters, alongside Inquisitors, Sisters of Battle and agents of the Adeptus Mechanicus They have come together to witness the end of a Space Marine Chapter, as the once noble Soul Drinkers, now Chaos tainted renegades and heretics, are put on trial for their crimes against the Imperium But dark forces are stirring and even this gathering of might may not be enough to guard against the evil that is about to be unleashedAbout the bookThe epic Soul Drinkers series concludes in this action packed novel from the acclaimed author of Galaxy in Flames Phalanx first appeared as a serialised novel in Hammer Bolter issuesto This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Phalanx was an absolutely amazing conclusion to the Soul Drinkers series From start to end I was at the edge of my seat with the varying plotlines all coming to an end The action was fantastic as usual, and it was awesome getting to see Mr Counters version of Chaos again since we didn t get it in the since the 3rd book The way he writes Chaos not Chaos Space Marines, per say is absolutely amazing He captures the over the top horror in an astounding way, which many other BL authors do as w Phalanx was an absolutely amazing conclusion to the Soul Drinkers series From start to end I was at the edge of my seat with the varying plotlines all coming to an end The action was fantastic as usual, and it was awesome getting to see Mr Counters version of Chaos again since we didn t get it in the since the 3rd book The way he writes Chaos not Chaos Space Marines, per say is absolutely amazing He captures the over the top horror in an astounding way, which many other BL authors do as well However, he is the only author I have read, as of yet, that captures how truly weird, for lack of a better word maybe quirky Thanks for the word Abhinav Chaos is.My fanaticism with Chaos aside, the story was amazing The friction of the various parties on board the Phalanx during the Soul Drinkers trial was absolutely amazing, and I LOVED the flash back bits that gave us a littlestory of the Soul Drinkers and those involved in their trial The Iron Knights siding with the Soul Drinkers was also an amazing extra that I did NOT see coming Couple that with how their imprisonment is effecting the Soul Drinkers, from Luko to Sarpedon was phenomenal to read.After the whole trial ordeal came to a stunning, and unexpected conclusion the story became absolute gold for me what really brought it from 4 to 5 stars The Soul Drinkers valient and defiant last stand was awesome to read about Getting to seeof the Howling Griffons, Iron Knights, Angels Sanguine and the Imperial Fists was awesome, and when Daenyathos trachery was truly revealed, oh man, it hit me like a train.All of THAT going on the Phalanx Unknown for a second or two to the Imperial Fists Oh man.The last half or so detailing Sarpedon s hunt for the traitors and the Imperial Fist s defense was amazing I have never really been a Imperial Fists fan, as the always struck me as boring, yellow, non codexy Smurfs and I could not have beenwrong I really liked the bits from the Imperial Fists perspective.Now, the ending was beautiful I loved it The intensity of the final battle aboard the Phalanx was amazingly written The action was breathtaking and I really didn t feel the usual They re Space Marines, of course they are going to win , which was awesome.Both the Imperial Fists and Co as well as Sarpedon s final battles were amazing And I cannot express in words how much I loved the Ending Especially the VERY end The departure of the Soul Drinkers, and their inclusion in the memorial aboard the Phalanx was, again for lack of a better word, beautiful.I am really going to miss reading about all of my Soul Drinkers friends, and I can only hope we get somein the series Be it prequel or sequel, I will love every second.Cold and Fast, Soul Drinkers P.S READ THE NOVELLA DAENYATHOS, otherwise the book won t make too much sense Hard to review as it needs as this is the last in a series about the legendary Soul Drinkers Space Marine chapter, the first section of this novel is basically a trial which seems to take in a lot that must have been set in place in the 5 predecessors to Phalanx after that there is just what seems to be a series of loose ends I suppose The author luckily has a very vivid style of writing but unfortunately, without the history needed in the rest of this series, it was sadly wasted on me. A fitting end to the Soul Drinker s legacy I didn t honestly know how this series would end Counter has crafted something amazing with their series of books and shown how a modern chapter of space marines can fall from grace I liked how it all came together in this book Everything was revealed and the final strands were pulled together to show how everyone was manipulated Final confrontations abounded, characters tested, and most pushed to the brink in the final chapters.As I said, it s a A fitting end to the Soul Drinker s legacy I didn t honestly know how this series would end Counter has crafted something amazing with their series of books and shown how a modern chapter of space marines can fall from grace I liked how it all came together in this book Everything was revealed and the final strands were pulled together to show how everyone was manipulated Final confrontations abounded, characters tested, and most pushed to the brink in the final chapters.As I said, it s a fitting end.Yet one thing Counter seemed to have issues with is the massed combats Though they played a fairly short roll in the book, they didn t capture the sweep of the battle, nor the sheer scale of it The atmosphere of the Phalanx seemed to grow and shrink in a scale that wasn t really well defined in my mind At times it seemed almost a world, other times a mere ship, if a larger one.In the end, it was a good end to the Soul Drinker series of books It wasn t an amazing book within the series, but it was a fitting end Wow Just wow A drumheads style introspection of elements of the 40K setting seldom deeply looked at Heroism, horror and humanity This book was tremendous in terms of characterization Counter channels David Gemmell in how beloved characters meet their fate I didn t want the book to end I will miss those people I came to know over the course of the four novel series Very, very bittersweet Even in the grim darkness of the far future, can there be, dare I say it, HOPE This was a great way to end a great series I love that the ending is both somber and a satisfying finale to the series My one gripe is that some of the copyediting is dreadful I wasnt aware that butapedon was a word Go out in a blaze of glory. The Soul Drinkers saga is one of Black Library s long standing series, covering the trials of a space marine chapter who were loyal to the Emperor but fought the Imperium Being nihilistic, grim even by the standards of Warhammer 40,000 and willing to mix up the status quo of the universe it has stood out amongst Black Library products as something unique.For six novels the Soul Drinkers have fought and died in the name of their beliefs, and in Phalanx their tale finally comes to an end, in fire The Soul Drinkers saga is one of Black Library s long standing series, covering the trials of a space marine chapter who were loyal to the Emperor but fought the Imperium Being nihilistic, grim even by the standards of Warhammer 40,000 and willing to mix up the status quo of the universe it has stood out amongst Black Library products as something unique.For six novels the Soul Drinkers have fought and died in the name of their beliefs, and in Phalanx their tale finally comes to an end, in fire but not in darkness.After the events of Hellforged and the betrayal of the Adeptus Mechanicus, chapter master Sarpedon and the remaining Soul Drinkers have been taken captive, stripped of armour and weapons As a chapter of Rogal Dorn their captors, the Imperial Fists, jail them in the Phalanx to await stand trial for their actions rather than outright killing them due to chapter traditions.It is not simply the Soul Drinkers fate which hangs in the balance however Thousands of years old machinations are coming to a close and the chapter is beginning to realise their freedom might have been a part of a detailed plan devised by another being.Phalanx is definitely one of the best novels of the saga Ben Counter has always excelled at two things in Warhammer, showing just how dark the universe can be and giving bittersweet endings which allow for the protagonists to gain some victory even in failure.Counter fully uses both in this and gives the chapter a send off entirely fitting of the series It makes it very clear from early on that the novel will feature the Soul Drinkers final hours They have lost everything, imprisoned on one of the best defended fortresses in the Imperium and are standing trial for their crimes Crimes which are not simply against the Imperium but also against the God Emperor, and Sarpedon is quickly beginning to realise they could all too easily be guilty of all charges.The novel spends a lot of its first half focusing upon the Soul Drinkers actions in the past and their current state It s something used well as this is a finale but some readers might find the build up to be ponderously slow It s a similar problem people have brought up with The Outcast Dead, there is a great deal of time spent talking but very little in the way of action until quite late on.Thankfully the weight of the revelations being given helps keep a reader s attention, giving away information which changes much of what we knew about the Soul Drinkers Very little of this can be talked about without giving away spoilers but what is revealed here makes the novel the most significant installment to the saga since the original novel Soul Drinker.When the book does move from the trial to a battle what it gives us is one of the most desperate battles seen in the books, with astartes from a good dozen chapters focusing on combating a single enemy assaulting the Phalanx The intensity of the fighting is detailed well into the pages and Counter helps to emphasis upon just how cataclysmic the consequences will be if the space marines cannot halt the invading force Being the saga s finale the body count is high, not just amongst the soldiers appearing in the book but amongst Soul Drinkers characters as well.The novel s ending is neither happy nor triumphant, concluding on a very bittersweet note While the Soul Drinkers do emerge victorious the cost is staggering and Sarpedon s final actions make it clear that this is the end of his tale.If you ve been reading the saga until now then it s strongly advised you buy this one both as closure and as a fairly good read If you ve not, then read a few extracts of the original, if you like what you see then try reading the first omnibus and go from there This won t make anyone who has hated previous books enjoy the series though, so if you weren t fond of previous novels then don t bother buying this one