The Gildar Rift

The Gildar Rift When the ancient warship Wolf of Fenris emerges from the warp Imperial forces find that it has been overrun by the dreaded Red Corsairs However this is no mere raiding party Huron Blackheart and his

  • Title: The Gildar Rift
  • Author: Sarah Cawkwell
  • ISBN: 9781849701075
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Paperback
  • When the ancient warship Wolf of Fenris emerges from the warp, Imperial forces find that it has been overrun by the dreaded Red Corsairs However, this is no mere raiding party Huron Blackheart and his entire renegade fleet soon follow, intent on conquering the Gildar Rift and tightening their grip on the sector Lance batteries and torpedo salvos burn fiery contrails thWhen the ancient warship Wolf of Fenris emerges from the warp, Imperial forces find that it has been overrun by the dreaded Red Corsairs However, this is no mere raiding party Huron Blackheart and his entire renegade fleet soon follow, intent on conquering the Gildar Rift and tightening their grip on the sector Lance batteries and torpedo salvos burn fiery contrails through the void, and only Captain Arrun of the Silver Skulls Space Marine Chapter can halt the renegades advance The fate of the Rift will not be decided in the heavens but on the surface of Gildar Secundus below.

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    1. "I got the impression the author liked to quote action movies in this novel - all twenty one lines"What a pleasant surprise The Gildar Rift was. I've been going through a patch with Black Library novels lately. The majority being fairly bog-standard bolter porn. Now, Sarah Cawkwell is one of the few female authors for the publishers. I don't buy into the theory that females can't write science fiction, it's a myth and rather short-sighted of those who cling onto this draconian ideal. Sarah reall [...]

    2. I had not heard of Sarah Cawkwell until I attended the Black Library Live 2012 event. I so enjoyed what she said and how she said it that I went straight to the sales table and asked to buy whatever they have by her. Just in case you couldn’t tell, Sarah Cawkwell is a female writer. Women can’t write Space Marine novels can they? Erm, if this is anything to go by then the answer is a definate yes. There is no fluffiness about this book, it is a proper hardcore 40k novel.The immortal words [...]

    3. I give the author, S. Cawkwell, a lot of benefit of the doubt because I have not read anything of hers set in the Warhammer 40K universe yet. In fact, the only time I came across her infinitely memorable name was on the back of Sons of Dorn with a quote. Sons of Dorn was a bit of a generic tale, and kind of a let down.Gildar Rift is interesting enough. But sadly, it falls into the grey haze of pretty much all the other Space Marine Battles books. I have thought all of them, and I have read most [...]

    4. This is one of the early Space Marine Battle novels and I have a bit of a love hate relationship with the books in this series. They tend to have a habit of being cinematic and all about the action and less about interesting plot and characters. Though for every rule there are exceptions.For some the initial draw of the book will be Huron Blackheart, the Tyrant of Badab. I was certainly aware of he was before reading the book and had the briefest recollection that the Silver Skulls were involved [...]

    5. This is a perfect example to any young budding authors out there of how NOT to write a book. Of the 411 pages, there is probably less than 50 pages of conversation. The rest of it is description, and an awful lot of it, unnecessary. There is also FAR too much usage of the (made up) word 'Prognosticator'. In one small paragraph that was less than 7 lines long, it was used 4 times. There are also 4 drawings in the middle of the book, one of the main ship in the book, one of the system the book is [...]

    6. La única razón por la que empecé a leer esta novela fue porque descubrí que había al menos una autora en Black Library y tenía curiosidad por ver cómo escribía. Ahora puedo decir que acerté, y que tengo una autora favorita más de las novelas ambientadas en Warhammer 40 000.La novela tiene un tono perfecto para la ambientación. La melancolía, la sensación de pérdida constante incluso ante las victorias, ese estar continuamente al borde del abismo que suele permear el mundo de WH40K [...]

    7. Yech. Editing might have saved this. I went into this really hoping to like it, as the Silver Skulls are a chapter I know nothing about, and I was very excited to read something from a female author in the 40K universe (Ms Cawkwell is the ONLY one that I know of). While the story itself seemed like it had potential, there was FAR too much overwriting. Oftentimes points would be explained once in dialogue, then again in narration. It felt like this was written for a 7-year-old audience rather tha [...]

    8. A Space Marine Battle Novel that is mostly space battle, as in "battle in space". It's a good book, well written and such. But, in my opinion, the plot is poor or at least just not deep enough. As a whole, I think the story would do better as a shortstory max 150 pages.Everything good about this novel is the quality how it's written, the quality of language. Haven't read much from Sarah Cawkwell but so far everything's quality stuff.I recommend this book to Red Corsair fans, and that's that.

    9. Very badly written. The only saving point was the space battle between two space marine battle barges, 3 executor class grand-cruisers (the last of their kind!) and a strike cruiser. The author must be new to the W40k universe because she made them sound like a bunch of whiny, emotional pansies. It totally churned my stomach but alas, I had to keep reading just to figure out why the usually awesome Space Marines have been nerfedtal waste of time imo.

    10. This is a good novel from a very talented author, with an excellent grasp of 40k lore and an ability to add immense depth to the characters and situations. however, I found the novel slow at times and the pacing static. The descriptions of the Silver Skulls Space Marine chapter is very well written and gives a real sense of individuality. The protrail of the Red Corsairs is effective and feels too much like 'we're evil just because'. All in all a good read though and I enjoyed.

    11. Good debut of the first woman writing W40k novels for Black Library (Nic Vincent, Dan Abnett's wife, just wrote short ones for now). But of the BIG spoiler on the cover and some editing flaw (a character in a tube with his arms and legs severed put his hand on the tube? Wtf???) it was 4\5. Awesome void battle.

    12. Silver Skulls getting a beating from the Tyrant of Badab and him escaping unscathed by a fight with one of their best.Really? The Tyrant of Badab seems to have alot of unfair luck i think il write a novel about the collapse of his forces due to infighting and him being haunted by a relentless foe who is implacable to his petty mockery.

    13. intresting read with some major fundamental questions throughout the book. also good portrayals of both captains. overall a good read but it needs work to reach its full potential. a good author with lots of promise, one to watch

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