Monday, January 4, 2010
The Chronicles of Malus Darkblade: Volume Two
You can see my thoughts on each of the novels in their individual reviews:
Lord of Ruin
DarkBlade by Dan Abnett: The original story is rather spare. Told in a series of very brief encounters, we get to see Malus Darkblade attacking each of the final "champions" on his path to getting each artifact. While this leads to a very action-packed few pages, it is almost entirely devoid of characteriztion. Abnett & Lee worked from a very bare frame to create such vastly scoped and well thought out novels. The graphic story isn't great, but it is a nice historical piece of a sort, showing the beginnings of the saga.
All in all, The Chronicles of Malus Darkblade: Volume Two was a wonderful fantasy saga. The omnibus, despite its great size, reads rather quickly, in part because it is so hard to put down the story. I have rarely had as much fun reading a fantasy as I did with this one. If you are a fan of fantasy, Warhammer, Dan Abnett, Mike Lee, Black Library in general, or anything similar, check this book out!