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Unusually for Warhammer 40k books, Dante is something of a bildungsroman The early chapters that follow Luis during his childhood and recruitment process read like a YA dystopia, complete with a Hunger Games style death battle at the climax Now a member of the Blood Angels chapter of the fabled Space Marines, Dante matures from an idealistic youth to a grand old master weary of his own legend In the forty first millennium there is only war, and the bleak irony is that even a super soldier enh Unusually for Warhammer 40k books, Dante is something of a bildungsroman The early chapters that follow Luis during his childhood and recruitment process read like a YA dystopia, complete with a Hunger Games style death battle at the climax Now a member of the Blood Angels chapter of the fabled Space Marines, Dante matures from an idealistic youth to a grand old master weary of his own legend In the forty first millennium there is only war, and the bleak irony is that even a super soldier enhanced to the status of a raging demigod sickens of it The Blood Angels are also basically space vampires, so a certain level of angst is to be expected Oh, what a monster am I , but Guy Haley is no Anne Rice and gracefully avoids overdoing it Dante struggles to find hope in the face of annihilation from both demonic hordes on a Black Crusade and giant bugs from another galaxy that want to eat everything damn I love 40k yet stubbornly fights on because that is what a Space Marine does.The Sanguinor was kind of deus ex machina at times but that is also literally its role This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Well folks, I finished up Dante a little while back and completely forgot to do a review So here goes I really enjoyed Guy Haley s new Blood Angels novel focusing on Lord Commander Dante, the oldest non dreadnought Space Marine Chapter Master in the Imperium, and found his origin story to be both extremely exciting and immensely compelling While some of the Blood Angels recruitment is covered in James Swallow s old Blood Angels omnibuses, here we get to really see the humble beginnings to argu Well folks, I finished up Dante a little while back and completely forgot to do a review So here goes I really enjoyed Guy Haley s new Blood Angels novel focusing on Lord Commander Dante, the oldest non dreadnought Space Marine Chapter Master in the Imperium, and found his origin story to be both extremely exciting and immensely compelling While some of the Blood Angels recruitment is covered in James Swallow s old Blood Angels omnibuses, here we get to really see the humble beginnings to arguably one of the most important and concrete characters the entire Adeptus Astartes has to offer In fact, I found the entire journey to Angel s Fall recruitment part of the story to be the strongest in terms of actual story writing From the talks with his father on the salt flats to nail biting flight to become an Angel, the story was intense, heartfelt, and you couldn t help but root for little Luis.From there, we are given snippets of Dante s life as a Space Marine Ranging anywhere from his time in the scouts up to the trials and rituals to becoming a captain, though I do wish we got to see exactly how the Blood Angels elect promote a new Chapter Master The flip side of this story isof the current events that the Blood Angels and Dante have gone through accomplished and provides an excellent contrast to the young doubtful hero It takes place at the close of the Shield of Baal Campaign that Games Workshop released some time ago involving the Tyranids falling onto the Shieldworlds of Baal There are some major events and plans put forth in this part of the story, and it really did an excellent job of tying this story from the distant past Dante s Childhood ascension to the near future Abaddon s Black Legion breaking through the Gate, Baal s Shieldworlds being broken and can only lead to what I expect to be one of the most exciting times for the 41st 42nd Millennium that us readers will likely ever get to experience.Overall, I think Mr Haley did a fantastic job of telling these two stories and tying them together While Warhammer 40,000 is chocked FULL of larger than life characters, there are very few in this setting that hold a candle to Lord Commander Dante of the Blood Angels, and I really can t wait to see where his story goes from here @Epub ã Dante - Der ewige Engel Û Commander Dante ist der Herr der Blood Angels, eines Ordens, auf dessen Erhabenheit der finstere Schatten der Vergangenheit liegt Seit seiner Geburt in der radioaktiv verseuchten W ste von Baal Secundus war ihm ein Leben voller ruhmreicher K mpfe vorherbestimmt Von seiner Aufnahme in die Scoutkompanie des Ordens ber die Makropolst dte von Armageddon bis hin zu den Raumschlachten im Cryptos System hat Dante im Laufe seines langen Lebens gegen alle Feinde des Imperiums gek mpft Er ist ebenso Zeuge des G ttlichen geworden wie auch der Finsternis, die allen S hnen des Sanguinius innewohnt Er ist lter als jeder andere Ordensmeister der Space Marines, und dies ist seine Chronik Do you swear to protect the weak and smite down their oppressors, to resist the thirst and the rage so long as you are able I do so swear.I suppose this is one of the several purely biographical stories in the entire Black Library history and that s what drew me in from the start, even though obviously there must be many other tales about one of the oldest of Imperium s commanders waiting to be shared While in this novel Dante is often portrayed at what is surely the very height of hiDo you swear to protect the weak and smite down their oppressors, to resist the thirst and the rage so long as you are able I do so swear.I suppose this is one of the several purely biographical stories in the entire Black Library history and that s what drew me in from the start, even though obviously there must be many other tales about one of the oldest of Imperium s commanders waiting to be shared While in this novel Dante is often portrayed at what is surely the very height of his long, splendid career when he prepares to counter the direst threat to his Chapter s homeworld a sufficiently large part of the book is devoted instead to his earliest years as the brave Baalite boy intent on making it as a warrior of the fabled Adeptus Astartes.For me, the chronicle of rigorous trials and tribulations of young Dante s journey through the arid salt plains and rad polluted ridges for his chance to behold the near mythical Angels domain, and then the first years after his inductment into their glorious ranks, were the very best episodes in the whole story Because they all serve to show that entering one of the Imperium s greatest warrior brotherhoods is never about one s background, wealth or privilege No, it was his own virtues, dedication and perseverance that allowed an ordinary desert boy to attain after many, many war filled years the greatest rank in a Chapter of the mankind s finest defenders And that s why I instantly liked this novel by one of my favourite BL authors After all, the Space Marines are forged not just from the strongest of candidates, but from the most virtuous, devout and selflessAmong the rest of the First Founding chapters, Blood Angels have always been renowned for their talents in fine arts Thus, one of the subjectively best scenes in the novel shows the newly reborn Dante and his comrades first learn about this particular aspect of their Primarch s legacy I d say it was one of Sanguinius s greatest lessons that pursuing various arts should help a Blood Angel retain his own humanity and serve as a living inspiration for the common mortals while, at the same time, try to keep subdued the Chapter s darker,unsavoury sideP.S Alas, much as I like it that beautifully made books are in such high demand, when the limited edition ofDantewas published, I still knew nothing about Warhammer, and even less of the Black Library I hesitate to give it 5 stars, on the basis that it is a lead in to the Devastation of Baal event novel and the present day timeline ended a bit abruptly because of it I was also a little disappointed that Dante s ascension to de facto Chapter Master wasn t shown Aside from that, this book was spot on and expanded the Blood Angels greatly For the first time, I actually care about Dante. Despite being one of the great heroes in Warhammer 40,000, Guy Haley s novel Dante is the first time the Blood Angels chapter master has been the subject of a Black Library book Correcting that oversight in spectacular fashion, Haley weaves two narratives together to tell both an origin story and a contemporary tale, which picks up at the end of the Shield of Baal arc A stepping stone in the Blood Angels arc between Shield of Baal and whatever fate awaits them in Haley s upcoming The Devastat Despite being one of the great heroes in Warhammer 40,000, Guy Haley s novel Dante is the first time the Blood Angels chapter master has been the subject of a Black Library book Correcting that oversight in spectacular fashion, Haley weaves two narratives together to tell both an origin story and a contemporary tale, which picks up at the end of the Shield of Baal arc A stepping stone in the Blood Angels arc between Shield of Baal and whatever fate awaits them in Haley s upcoming The Devastation of Baal, Haley has managed to somehow combine elements of that earlier story, a nuanced and powerful character study, an incredibly vivid depiction of Baal and the Blood Angels, and an effective lead in to what s coming next, all in a single coherent piece Outstanding.Read the full review at Bookworm Speaks Danteby Guy Haley Acquired Black LibrarySeries Blood AngelsHar 304 PagesPublisher Games Workshop March 21, 2017 Language EnglishSubject Fiction The Story The untold origin story of Chapter Master Dante of the Blood Angels, one of the Imperium s greatest heroes.Dante is Chapter Master of one of the noblest but most troubled Chapters of Space Marines in the Imperium the Blood Angels From the time of his birth in the rad scarred wastes of Baal Secundus, he was destin Bookworm Speaks Danteby Guy Haley Acquired Black LibrarySeries Blood AngelsHar 304 PagesPublisher Games Workshop March 21, 2017 Language EnglishSubject Fiction The Story The untold origin story of Chapter Master Dante of the Blood Angels, one of the Imperium s greatest heroes.Dante is Chapter Master of one of the noblest but most troubled Chapters of Space Marines in the Imperium the Blood Angels From the time of his birth in the rad scarred wastes of Baal Secundus, he was destined for glory and strife From his apotheosis to Scout, to the hive cities of Armageddon and the alien menace of the Cryptas system, Dante has waged war against all the enemies of the Imperium He has witnessed the divine, and struggled against the darkness within all sons of Sanguinius Longer lived than any other Chapter Master, this is his chronicle, his great and storied legend The Review For starters, the Lore Geek has to put something to rest This book pretty much settles a small debate that has been drifting through the Warhammer 40k fandom for sometime That being, Lord Commander Dante first name, if he even has one It was thought to be Cervan but that name appears nowhere in this book It appears his name was actually Luis So that s done The structure of this book is actually a fairly common archetype in Warhammer 40K Fiction It depicts the story of one particular Space Marine and his journey from normal, human child to a hero of the Adeptus Astartes This is familiar ground to any disciple of the Black Library Thankfully, the story of Luis is actually one of the best parts of the book The world building in this book is top notch and readers of post apocalyptic fiction would be wise to add this book to their collections The reason for this is that Baal and its moons really are post apocalyptic settings, with the worlds previous civilizations been destroyed in a nuclear war many millennia ago In previous stories, Baal was usually on described as a desert and not much else Over the course of Luis journey, we are treated to a living, breathing, and outright dangerous world We feel every step of the journey and the author does this by describing his pain, his doubts, and his struggles against the hostile landscape of his homeworld When Luis becomes Dante, the reader feels as relieved as he does To be a Blood Angel is to be a contradiction They care deeply for the defense of Imperial Citizens but want to drink their blood and feast on their flesh They value beauty in both body and surroundings but they are constantly on verge of going to into a bezerker rage that will turn them into monsters Lord Commander Dante is the epitome of this and he knows this He knows that the Blood Angels and countless souls up and down the Imperium of ManHe feels the weight of his long years upon him and the author paints wonderful word pictures conveying this to us One passage in particular, tells the reader that he desires to become a museum piece He wants be obsolete, have noreason to fight He will never give up, never surrender He will fight for the Imperium Still, he wonders if it will mean anything in the end Dante is on the verge of losing his hope, he feels that the end is near For every one planet he manages to save, twoburn Dante is supposed to be the great and glorious leader of the Blood Angels and High Hero of the Imperium and he constantly feel the Red Thirst and the Black Rage grinning at him from the corner of his mind, just waiting for the chance to utterly consume him, like all Blood Angels in the end The struggles that trouble Dante are unlike anything anyone ever experienced and yet they are what makes the character so human His despair is something that we have all gone through in one way or another, where the obstacles and seemingly endless grind makes us wonder if the journey is even worth it In spite of all his inner doubts and struggles, Dante still retains his humanity are there are several instances that perfectly exemplify this fact No spoilers but there is a scene near the ending with Dante and his human servant, whom we have seen multiple interactions with It is a rather small moment, yet it rekindles hope within Dante Up until that point there has been a overarching theme that Dante has been visited multiple times by the Sanquinor, an ancient spirit said to contain the spirit of the Blood Angels Primarch Sanquinius This plot threat is very interesting, make no mistake, but it is not an ancient spirit who makes Dante hope again, it is an old man who brings him tea That is what make s Warhammer 40k such an enchanting setting It is a galaxy filled with war machines the size of skyscrapers, wars that engulf worlds, and malevolent beings with the power of gods and yet even the most lowly person has role to play One man can still make a difference Such was the story of the man who served Dante Such is the story of DanteFinal Verdict When Bookworm finished this book, he thought his brain was going to melt There is just so much here This is an ultimately melancholy book Dante s path has been one of sacrifice and pain with little time for friends and yet Dante stands triumphant above all He is a hero of the Imperium and nothing will stand in his way A Rare Ranking of Five Blood Angels Crests out of Five Get Yourself A Copy thecultureworm.blogspot.com Going into this book, the limit of my knowledge of Warhammer 40K was that it s ostensibly science fiction, has a devoted tabletop RPG following, and that there are space marines with Roman trappings.So essentially, I didn t know much at all.Regardless, this book was a fantastic introduction to the universe at large whether or not my feelings about the universe are accurate remains to be seen if I continue reading books in this universe, it might turn out that my first impression is completel Going into this book, the limit of my knowledge of Warhammer 40K was that it s ostensibly science fiction, has a devoted tabletop RPG following, and that there are space marines with Roman trappings.So essentially, I didn t know much at all.Regardless, this book was a fantastic introduction to the universe at large whether or not my feelings about the universe are accurate remains to be seen if I continue reading books in this universe, it might turn out that my first impression is completely off.If Star Trek is a humanist look at the future and the unlimited potential of human beings to be better, then Warhammer 40k is a look at the future and what mankind will do to simply survive Where the people of Star Trek understand science and trust in their ability to produce technological solutions, the people of Warhammer 40k don t really know anything about their technology or science to them, it s simply the means to an end survival.The universe is horrific Everything wants to kill mankind and mankind wants to kill everything Technology and reason seem to have been lost in an extended dark age where man is born, lives, and dies only to support the cycle of warfare built up on a foundation of barely understood technology and magic from generations past As the introduction says, mankind in the year 40,000 is rulled by an emperor who consists of a rotting carcass writhing invisibly with power from the Dark Age of Technology.That sentence is so descriptive and really prepared me for what was to come.Common man lives barely a level above savagery and dies early due to the effects of wars fought, won, and lost thousands of years before Where we would hope for science, there is dark magic Where we pursue reason, there is blind faith Where people should help each other, there is only the survival of the fittest.Luis is a boy in this era I immediately clung to his character as a bit of sanity in this hellscape set 38,000 years in the future Where others would kill or abandon their fellows, Luis seems a bitlike us willing to help and forgive.The structure of this book is such that we see Luis follow his quest to become an angel and also the eponymous Dante, well over a thousand years in the future, fighting the seemingly invincible, never ending threat of the invasion of an alien swarm controlled by a hive mind.Luis s story shows us the raw brutality of the world that he and most of mankind apparently live on He is imperfect, but suffers and believes His character could easily be transplanted to England during the First Crusade an honest, hard working boy driven by determination, faith, and the belief that he has been chosen by God.Dante s story is that of a man facing his demons, both within and without He shows us that the hell of Luis s existence pales in comparison to what all of mankind as a whole faces in the fight for survival.I don t know that I could read multiple books in this universe at a single go, but it s an interesting look at a universe gone mad, where seemingly everything has gone wrong and yet mankind still struggles to survive How far can people go in the fight to survive What s justified What kind of atrocities will these characters do that we, as readers, can cheer on or grimly accept because we too want mankind to survive If a dim ray of hope shows up in this universe, do we dare to believe in it For me, that ray of hope was Luis, and his story was strong enough in this book to drive me on to read The Devastation of Baal, the next chapter in his story I had been waiting with bated breath for the release of this book finally, a full length novel about the leader of my favorite Adeptus Astartes Chapter, the Blood Angels I am happy to report, this book did not disappoint in the least Dante is a character that has been around for a very long time in the background lore of Warhammer 40k, but was unfortunately not terribly detailed, aside from a nebulous depiction as a moral paragon in grimdark universe Guy Haley proved to be very much up to I had been waiting with bated breath for the release of this book finally, a full length novel about the leader of my favorite Adeptus Astartes Chapter, the Blood Angels I am happy to report, this book did not disappoint in the least Dante is a character that has been around for a very long time in the background lore of Warhammer 40k, but was unfortunately not terribly detailed, aside from a nebulous depiction as a moral paragon in grimdark universe Guy Haley proved to be very much up to the challenge of breathing life into this legend, and making Dante both sympathetic and, refreshingly, flawed Haley also goes into great detail about the workings of the Blood Angels, very pleasing for me as a reader because so many lore nerd questions are given satisfying answers While I was a fan of the older James Swallow written Blood Angels books, I feel that Haley s descriptive but less flowery writing style may do them greater justice.I would recommend this book to any 40k fan, and to fans of the Blood Angels in particular of course Knowledge of the expanded lore is not required for entry, because Haley does an excellent job of detailing the background universe in a way that would bring any reader up to speed quickly I give this book 5 stars out of 5 with no reservations My Blood Angels are in capable hands auribus teneo lupum Holding the wolf by the ears or how to do justice to poor sods of Blood Angels Legion.Guy Haley one of the now oldest BL authors He has done justice to a lot of poor sods of W40K AoS in his career line of a BL author From brave tankers of Astra Militarum in their time of being old Imperial Guard to the new incarnation to Space Hulk clearance duty This time through via his pen for the first time, we discover the history of the glorious Blood Angels Commander Dante and h auribus teneo lupum Holding the wolf by the ears or how to do justice to poor sods of Blood Angels Legion.Guy Haley one of the now oldest BL authors He has done justice to a lot of poor sods of W40K AoS in his career line of a BL author From brave tankers of Astra Militarum in their time of being old Imperial Guard to the new incarnation to Space Hulk clearance duty This time through via his pen for the first time, we discover the history of the glorious Blood Angels Commander Dante and his many centuries serving the Imperium Carpe noctem Guy Haley seizing the night again with his amazing flick of Blade Runner meet Aliens meet SMB novel And it was long past time that author of his caliber do justice to poor sods of Blood Angels Legion Chapter Blood Angels are one of the most famous Legions Chapters in W40K history, which strangely has the minimal amount of written stuff for them So it was long past time for someone to fix that mistake And thus Dante was born Despite being one of the greatest figureheads in Warhammer40k, Dante is the first time the BA chapter master of legendary status has been given a proper written treatment from Black Library At long last Guy Haley has corrected that oversight.Plot and character As the synopsis says even among the hallowed ranks of Space Marine Chapter Masters, Commander Dante of the Blood Angels is a legend With over a thousand years of service, he has defended both the Imperium and his cursed brothers with every breath This is his story.Dante is Chapter Master of one of the noblest but most troubled Chapters of Space Marines in the Imperium the Blood Angels From the time of his birth in the rad scarred wastes of Baal Secundus, he was destined for glory and strife From his apotheosis to Scout, to the hive cities of Armageddon and the alien menace of the Cryptus system, Dante has waged war against all the enemies of the Imperium He has witnessed the divine, and struggled against the darkness within all sons of Sanguinius Longer lived than any other Chapter Master, this is his chronicle, his great and storied legend And thus the story is structured into 2 narrative lines One of the young Dante baalist human colonist on his childhood to a neophyte and Dante as a commander of the mighty BA chapter after massacre at Cryptus system which is depicted profoundly in Shield of Baal campaign book from GW and novel from Joshua Reynolds Combining interesting and unique to Guy Haley writing style author weaves a story which began as a story with a Blade Runner Aliens vibe Gareth Armstrong as always did great justice to that part in an 9 hour run of Dante audio then a young Luis is tutored by his Father on the universe and it s disparity Being a story of a character building up to his legendary status novel do good to show the humility and sincerity of a small boy who always have been a true human person We saw the real him, the boy who was destined for greatness We saw his fears, his achievements, his friendship and most of all his humility Maybe I am wrong but I do believe that Guy Haley write simply human characters the best It is not a story of a superhero creation it is a story of human evolution into one By this author is also able to show and explore the Baalite society life How the poor, fearful tribes exist in Baal system Also he continued to create an epic character by showing his older true self after the debacle at Cryptus system He is fearful of his choices, tired, hollowed and most of all exhausted Exhausted of leading, exhausted of failures, exhausted of deaths, exhausted by the Universe he is struggling against and most of all exhausted of his self struggle versus Black Rage and Red Thirst His agonising choices that led to the death of systems and to the extinction of the trillions of human souls lay heavily on his conscience and honour How he live with that, how he struggle against all the dark Galaxy throw against him, how he overcome the odds physical and mental That s what older Dante narrative is about And Guy Haley wrote it admirably and brilliantly.Prose and cons This is a dark story, a character building novel thus it is written in 2 different ways One to show the naivety humility respect honor of the cheerful youth to the grim and inspiring image of an old Dante, the one who went through his trials and agonies and emerged triumphant again Prose gives us good dialogs, imagination is always running wild, action scene are good from the bolter porn view But most of all Guy Haley always do best descriptive context to everything he writes His depiction of Chapter, human, planets, environments, the void are brilliant Going with all that author was able to show the deepest exploration Blood Angels flaw and the ways they tried to control both of them And one of the most glories moments of all is the revelations Dante sees for himself Revelations that with the Gathering Storm setting running would have had a bitter repercussions for the fans, if author himself hadn t told that they are just a fiction of his own imagination Direct quote of Guy Haley prophecy to come It is written by Sanguinius himself during the Siege of Imperial Palace and read by Dante during his crisis of faith and despair The hunger came for my father The puppets of the Dark Gods clashed with the hunger for the pleasure of killing him There was a warrior in gold before the throne, surrounded by my father s Custodians and other heroes who, mighty through they were, paled next to the lords of our days There they fought, and there they died The vision ended as the devourer of flesh and the devourers of souls closed in on my lord and creator There was despair only, despair anddespair But before I woke somethingI sensed stirring in the warp, and the touch of my father, His mind made anew, and the knowledge that all might be well As I am fated to, so did this golden warrior lay down his life to protect my father The precious seconds he bought with his blood could change everything, or they could change nothing I do not know who this golden warrior was He appeared similar to my Herald, and saw my own face depicted upon his mask, but he was not me, and he wore a form off armour I do not know As for the cons there are several First a little bit to much of Sanguinor and religious zeal If to take Sanguinor appearances to Dante at different moments of his life and the point He did said that to Chaplaincy it is strange BA leadership did not make him a figurehead much earlier Second period between neophyte and Chapter Master is too sketchy and patched up with mediocre bolter porn stuff Through it has a little bit of foreshadowing for BA war at Armageddon Third at times in 990 s of M40K author overdo Dante despair and self doubt It is too much even by pessimistic standards But usually the story moves quickly from that point Score For the great story and grim darkness of the W40K universe and Blood Angels Chapter in it s best this novel deserve the best praise I could give it But at the same time due to the several cons and being an character creation story I will give it 4 out of 5 stars Strangely the best part is the one about young Luis Sometimes it even does not look like a Warhammer 40000 novel In a universe of grim darkness, destruction on Galactic scale and suffering in epic proportions that is a jewel BA fans was waiting for with lot of hints of worse to come It is a story that gives us a bridge between the end of the Shield of Baal campaign and Massive tyranid Leviathan arrival into Baal system Which we would have as our pleasure to read this lovely autumn in Guy Haley The Devastation of Baal I don t know about you but I definitely gonna read Well done Guy Haley