Not at all, not at all. My fav was Headhunted
, though I felt all except the first two or three were really bloody good. Aaron D-B (author of One Hate
) has another book out just now; Cadian Blood
, which I'd read just back in November, it's also a good read. Not awesome, but damn fun.
Parker, the author of Headhunted
has a few books out and is working on a second 'Deathwatch' novel following on from (well, with the same team from) the story in Heroes
, which should be quite cool, I hope!
Myself, I'm working through the Time of Legends
books (of the Warhammer Fantasy stuff), and on Empire
just now. Not McNeil's finest hour; quite dull I found.
Anyhow, for my hopes: Next year has a ton of Horus Heresy
stuff coming out (inc. contributions by McNeil, Abnett, Swallow, Thorpe and Dembski-Bowden!)
As for Renegades
, I hadn't thought of it like that. I took it to be a great (and tragic) story through it, but that the final page was 'stupid'. (E.g. "Hooray, we're renegages; oh dear, well...we'll have to go to the Eye and become Chaos now too, woo!"
.) If you can get a hold of Gav Thorpe's other books, I imagine you might enjoy them. Angels of Darkness
is a great 'un (obv. about the Dark Angels space marines), with his The Last Chancers
omnibus featuring the 'adventures' of folks in a Penal Legion (think Dirty Dozen + 40k, written in first person). Anyway
, plenty of good stuff out there; glad you enjoyed Heroes of the Space Marines
, it's a fine anthology. Most of the authors in there have a blogs online too, a quick check oughta reveal 'em (or check the links in my own blog, below, a ton of them are in there).