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    Re: Warhammer Adventures - GW Children's Books

    Lovely review
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    Re: Warhammer Adventures - GW Children's Books

    Ever wonder whether an eleven year old child can pilot an XV-85 Enforcer battlesuit? Well buckle in!



    David Tenant isn’t quoted as saying that this one is ‘A fantastic science fiction adventure’ on the back cover, so take that for what it’s worth.

    Again a lot of plot happens because


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    Isn't that standard adventurer stuff?
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    Isn't that standard adventurer stuff?
    Maybe. But in a childrens book I'd at least expect some sort of 'stealing is bad' moral/message.

    I mean, in this book we almost got as far as 'guns are good', which is a relatively complex message; but we also got 'stealing is fine as long as you're doing it to help a friend. Also you don't have to return the stuff you steal later on'.

    It's not even like they're stealing from baddies necessarily - just from random people trying to make a living. I guess the owner of the market stall probably got killed in the Tau invasion anyway, so... that's ok then?

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    Re: Warhammer Adventures - GW Children's Books

    With War of the Orks being delayed from November '19 to April '20 for unspecified reasons, you'd have thought that we wouldn't be seeing anything of our pint-sized champions for a while, but the Warhammer Animations trailer from the Open Day features a few seconds of Mekki and Zelia; who not content with simply surviving the Necrons, appears to have taken the fight to the Ketatrix within their own tomb complex.


    I dread to imagine...

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    Re: Warhammer Adventures - GW Children's Books

    I thought that I should probably move this thread to GW General, since it's hardly news at this point.




    Anyway...

    After a whopping seven months since the last installment, it’s the turn of the Orks to take a beating...



    Well that was a romp.





    We’re obviously supposed to believe Jeremias’ claim that


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    Eight months later, and it’s time to make a mockery of Chaos.

    At this rate, the target audience are going to be old enough to drink by the time this series wraps up...

    First thing to note: the internal illustrations are now being drawn by Dan Boultwood instead of Magnus Noren who worked on the previous four instalments. For the most part, this isn’t an improvement – the new art style being flatter and more caricature-y. On the plus side, I didn’t notice any obvious errors between text and pictures like in the previous books.




    Okay, the Inquisitor was a badman just like I said he would be, and our protagonists have indirectly doomed another entire planet (their third now, not counting the slaughter on Hinterland), and I’m sure that’s all very exciting, but the Necrons had a means of reversing biotransference. Bruh.

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    These are great.

    While I enjoy the 40k setting, it's got some drawbacks as a fiction setting. The biggest is that (as this series indicates) it's so open-ended that writers basically trash canon at will.

    The other one is that there really isn't any 'good guy' in the traditional sense, which is part of the charm. Hard to market that bleak reductionist worldview to little tykes.

    I do enjoy your observations that the heroes of the cycle leave a trail of unintentional destruction behind them. Sure, they mean well but that's cold comfort to all the worlds they wrecked.
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    Re: Warhammer Adventures - GW Children's Books

    Prediction time!
    Since who knows how long it will be before the series conclusion in Tomb of the Necron...

    Either the Zealot's Hand will have a big database of useful information, or the plot will remember the beastman from Hinterland and have him being held captive aboard. From there our heroes will get information about Grooda (from the preview in Plague of the Nurglings), who is probably a psyker. They'll visit her to get the location of Pastoria.
    Elise won't be there, obviously. Zelia will be sad for a bit. Then they'll get attacked by Necrons.
    They will be rescued by a Troupe of Harlequins led by a female Shadowseer (since we haven't had any Eldar yet). The Eldar will want their help to defeat the Necrons, which will require the Diadem for some reason (to enter the tomb complex?) If the children help them, they will help to find Zelia's mum.
    They will probably travel through the webway.
    They will infiltrate the Ketatrix tomb and encounter either Overlord Merlek and/or a Cryptek (if both are present, the Cryptek will be plotting against the Overlord).
    Mekki will do some heretical razzle-dazzle and hack the tombworld. There will be a central poorly defended weak point which will act as a self destruct button for the tomb.
    With the tomb destroyed, the party will travel to Terra (via webway gate?) where they will be reunited with the Scriptor and Elise who the Shadowseer has located using psychic powers.
    It will turn out that Grooda was the Shadowseer all along.
    Elise will adopt/abduct Talen. Amity will leave on other adventures. Fleapit will stay with the children rather than being concerned with finding his own family.
    Maybe there will be a stinger with Merlek going 'Mwahaha I'll get you next time, you meddling kids!'
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