Graham McNeill: Courage and Honour



F in the mirror every day with those deaths on your conscience Think of your honour We are prisoners of war said Koudelkar What honour do we have Only what we bring with us said Lortuen wearily lapsing into silence McNeill has a heroic turn of phrase in the main which suitably conveys the baddassery of the Space Marines Emerging from the flaming wreckage of the tank assembly yards the Space Marines came with fire and thunder Behind them came the Space Marines warriors in ultramarine whose weapons were hymnals to war and whose gold and blue flag was a beacon of righteousness among the slaughter Every now and then however he lapses into rather cheesy lines which ust fall a little flat or inadvertently cause amusement They were closer than friends closer than brothers They were Astartes That particular line I can imagine being said in a booming voice over a film trailerSpeaking of films the whole novel is extremely cinematic from uiet moments between two characters to bitter declarations of betrayal to the sweeping battle scenes that fill the second half of the book Courage and Honour could honestly be a written representative of a film a stonking summer blockbusterOnce again with McNeill s work I found myself struggling a little with the pacing The start was uite slow burn with a number of scenes between characters who had clearly been established in previous books these were scenes that I might well have appreciated had I read those books but once battle was oined with the Tau the book became less about the story and read like a battle report The relentless telling of various battles sat uneasily with the political machinations and uiet initial scenes between Uriel and various of his battle brothersAlso I believe there were a few flashbacks but if there were I m still unsure then they weren t made particularly clearMy last main issue was with some of the slightly clumsy exposition work For instance we have two pre eminent Adeptus Astartes talking in a detailed fashion about the Codex Astartes which both would know inside out and upside down and would have no need to remind the other about I do realise that the particular scene I have in mind was posed as a moment of epiphany for Uriel but it still felt uite clunky and artificialOh and one minor point which could well be a matter of taste some of the bullets whickered during the battle Now to me whickering is a soft sound that a horse makes so you can understand that I would find it an unusual choice of word to describe the sound of bulletsApart from those matters detailed above one of the biggest strengths of this novel is the depiction of the Tau They are a xenos race anathema to the Space Marines and the forces of the Empire and McNeill gives them an eerie and very alien personality With descriptions such as They offer you slavery and call it freedom a prison you do not know you are in until it is too late They offer a choice that is no choice at all McNeill develops an image of a race that is clinical dispassionate and fiercely intelligent not the sort of enemy you wish to have This is compounded when McNeill writes The tau made war with such precision that it left precious little room for notions of honour or courage To the tau war was a science like any other precise empirical and a matter of cause and effectThe basic conclusion to this review is that you should know what you re getting with a Black Library book it will never be the most well written novel in the world although McNeill is one of the best writing for Black Library in the 40K universe but you should get a novel that is entertaining with pulse pounding battle scenes McNeill delivers this in spades I guess the biggest compliment that can be paid to him is that I wanted to rush out and buy an Ultramarine army on completion of Courage and Honour An awesome book All the characters are truly coming full circle They are maturing and falling into place However the hole left by Pasanius absence and incarceration for skirting chapter rules on honesty is keenly felt by this reader but in the end Pasanius absence allows us to explore deeply Uriel s character and how far along he s come In the first book of this series he was an arrogant company commander and by this book he has learned what his mistakes were Piecing together all the events that have happened in the last five books The trip to Medengard the rioting of the killing ground the mistakes of youthful arrogance and hubris McNeil also attempts to introduce us to the noble but sometimes churlish and underhanded Sergeant Learchus who learns of the difficult choices made by Captain Uriel and the fact that he now faces the very situations that led to Uriel s own expulsion from chapter Graham McNeil also introduces people to the army and culture of the Tau The Tau who also go by the name of the Empire of the Greater Good are a young expansionist race who are loosely based on alienized version of the Star Trek universe absorbing smaller less sophisticated races into their empire which is loosely based on socialist beliefs but maintains a caste system which is separate but eual and at some points discriminates against these lesser cultures The empire while incapable of faster than light also known as warpspeed travel the Tau as a whole are too young to exhibit a psychic signature in the warp are none the less capable of incredible feats of technology The book also does an excellent ob of reintroducing old characters from the first book of the series The governing body of Pavonis Mykola Shonai for example who has suffered under the stress of rebuilding her society and SPOILER ALERT makes some decisions that could have dire conseuences The story also reintroduces Petrjed from the first book the elderly and cynical assistant to Inuisitor Ario Who is now the most senior Administratum Byzantine style bureaucracy that represents the federal government of Earth to its citizens Overall an excellent book must read if you are a Warhammer fan I don t know why this book was so badly reviewed in I found it exactly what I was expecting We finally break away from small engagements to a huge planetary invasion from my favourite shooters The Tau And unlike many pro Space Marine books were enemies are stupid the Tau give as good as they ge. The book between Ultramarines seems to be 'courage and honor' which spreads to the Imperial Guard who are soon also greeting each other courage and honor and thinking about courage and honor in their heads and admiring the courage and honor in the Ultramarines Honestly I don't think there's a single Courage and Honour sample chapter Black Library COURAGE AND HONOUR An Ultramarines novel by Graham McNeill The noble Ultramarines epitomise the Space Marines the genetically enhanced warriors who protect the Imperium from its foes Newly returned from the Eye of Terror Captain Uriel Ventris must redeem himself in the eyes of his battle– brothers who fear he may have been tainted by Chaos When the planet Pavonis is invaded by tau what Honor courage integrity and President Trump | President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump watch as a US Army team moves the remains of Chief Warrant Officer David C Knadle of Tarrant Texas Nov at Dover Air Force Bas.

Fifth book in the Ultramarines seriesUriel Ventris and his loyal friend Pasanius have returned to Macragge after the completion of their Death Oath After being deemed pure by the Grey Knights and their own Ultramarine brothers they must again prove their worth by defending Pavonis from a Tau invasion one of them must anyway the other ust chills on MacraggeSo the story is very simple The Tau attack and the heroic courageous Ultramarines must defend Pavonis alongside some Imperial Guard allies And here s where the problems begin First of all the Tau They are an extremely technologically advanced race focused on ranged warfare and killing their enemies from a distance They have extremely advanced weaponry agile vehicles and very mobile troops They are a rather small faction on the galactic scale What they are not is an endless horde of troops throwing thousands of men at a fortified position This books shows them outwitted and outfought at every turn by the heavily outnumbered Imperials They make tactical mistake after tactical mistake at one point attacking Space Marines using guns as clubs And at the end they end up being defeated by a threatening speech from Uriel Ventris Other than that there s Codex Astartes nonsense there s sergeant Learchus who reported Uriel Ventris for his breaches who goes against the Codex Astartes and proves decisive there are fanatical preachers and overall a whole lot of xenophobia There s very little grimdarkness especially when compared with the previous books but a lot of talk about humanity and the Imperium and how non humans are automatically horrible and undeserving of anything other than death At no point do the Imperials look like good guys to the point where it is almost outright stated at the end that the planet would have been better of in the Tau Empire There are a couple of decent characters scattered throughout the story and some cool moments but they are few and far between So overall easily the weakest entry in the series so far even though it has its moments here and there Great story overall but one point stood out when the Governor vacillates upon being touched by the Water Caste Ambassador then snaps back to normality when a second touch was blocked this is at odds with what I thought true of the Tau in that the Tau had no Psychers Returning to the planet that birthed Uriel Ventris saga as Captain of the 4th company of Ultramarines is an interesting turn after the last novels turn away from the normal bloodshed and grand scale battling of past McNeill marine novels Uriel stands trial on his home world and is found innocent he is then put back in command of his company and sent forth on a mission one last test to make sure the taint of Chaos is not in him His best friend and confident is sentenced to a term away from the marines because he withheld his taint from those in charge Uriel is put to the test to save the world he saved from the dreaded NightBringer It all felt like a build up to something else and with the cliffhanger that ends this book it seems as though it is A good read and if you are a fan of the series a must It had nowhere the impact of the 3rd book or the raw emotion of the 4th I am hoping Chapter s Due is what is due to the readers as well Courage and Honour is the fifth book in the hugely successful Ultramarines series featuring the Courageous Captain Uriel Ventris and his Veteran Sergeant PasaniusThis book is in many ways like coming full circle in the series Uriel Ventris first mission as captain was to put down a rebellion on the Imperial world Pavonis and this novel has the 4th company returning to the same troubled planetFollowing shortly after the events of The Killing Ground we are shown flashback scenes of the testing of Ventris and Pasanius Testing them both for purity Mind and Body After all these two Astartes have been alone and fighting their way back from the Eye of Terror a mission which should have most likely claimed his life and possibly his soulFor those not familiar Uriel Ventris and Pasanius were found guilty of heretical deviations from the Codex Astartes the penalty for which is death In lieu of death they were bound by a Death Oath and exiled from the Chapter Tasked to hunt down daemons by Marneus Calgar they embarked on a long series of adventures in the Eye of Terror only barely surviving to tell the tale For these stories see the Ultramarines Omnibus and The Killing Ground same publisher same authorUpon arriving on Pavonis things are awkward The remaining characters from the previous time the Ultramarines were on Pavonis are still here albeit much older Not everything has gone as planned Also present are a number of new characters which are rich and colorful Thankfully Graham McNeill has done a wonderful ob of giving each of the characters some camera time in order to really flesh them out When reading any book I really want to have some connection to the characters I don t have to necessarily relate to them but I have to at least care a little about them otherwise they are ust names on a page which is almost pointless McNeill is a pro when it comes to thisIn addition to being An Ultramarines Novel you get to see several other things which some may love and others may hate There are two allied forces on Pavonis as well the Planetary Defense Forces and a Regiment of Imperial Guard Both are led by interesting characters who contribute in very cool ways to the plotThe antagonists to the story are The Tau Empire The insight in to the methodology of this Xenos race is fantastic McNeill really nailed it On one hand he makes the Greater Good of the Tau seem totally preferable to the honestly heinously fascist Imperium of ManYet on the other you see an insidious side that says Join usOR ELSE Anyone who knows anything of the Warhammer 40000 universe knows that it is DARK It is a GRIM future where Humanity is beset on all sides by Chaos and Xenos races out to destroy it The Imperium of Man is also of the mindset of KILL THEM ALL in order to insure the manifest destiny of the supremacy of mankind The Imperium is a horrific place without a doubt It s against this oppressive backdrop that the colorful characters great deeds of selflessness honor and courage are illuminatedGraham McNeill does a wonde. Fr Courage and Honour McNeill Graham Livres Not Retrouvez Courage and Honour et des millions de livres en stock sur fr Achetez neuf ou d'occasion fr Courage and Honour McNeill Graham Livres Retrouvez Courage and Honour et des millions de livres en stock sur fr Achetez neuf ou d'occasion Choisir vos prfrences en matire de cookies Nous utilisons des cookies et des outils similaires pour faciliter vos achats fournir nos services pour comprendre comment les clients utilisent nos services afin de pouvoir apporter des amliorations et pour prsenter des annonces Courage and Honour ebook ePub Graham McNeill Achat Courage and Honour Rsum The Ultramarines are the epitome of a Space Marine Chapter Warriors without peer their name is a byword for discipline and honour and their heroic deeds are legendary Newly reinstated as Captain of the Ultramarines Fourth Company Uriel Ventris leads his warriors in battle once again on the world of Pavonis now a target of inva.

Rful ob of peeking under the hood of the almost altruistically good seeming Xenos and showing both sides of that faceAs far as the battle scenes they were good Some were better than others With any war novel it can seem like battle scenes take almost too long Ironically many of the battle scenes could have been lifted from Team Yankee by Harold Coyle or Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy The smell of promethium or cordite the taste of gravel dust and muck The blinding flash of tank rounds impacting and the destruction of buildings and bridges easily could have been from World War 2 or Vietnam The scenes fit the setting and were real enough to have come from actual reports of battleThe novel definitely ha Woof Why is practically every novel story with the Tau disappointing After the INCREDIBLE and atmospheric Killing Ground Graham McNeill returns to Uriel Ventris and pretty much Rebellion in Black and White just puts him through the motions fighting Tau Pasonius is by far my main reasons for reading this series so the fact that he s offscreen doing penance the whole book was probably a huge reason I was so bored by this book Solid bolter porn I suppose but after everything Graham has done with this series so far and how surprised I ve been by it I was sad to see it devolve toust smurf action again We haven t seen that since what book 2 You really have to look at this novel as the start of a new story for Uriel Ventris even though this is the fifth novel in the series and the second in the third trilogyIt is very much a symbolic novel that brings Uriel and the 4th Company back to the world of Pavonis to deal with recidivism and the threat of the expansionist Tau who want the world The action is simply awesome here as are Uriel s relationships with everyone around him from the commander of the Lavrentian Hussars Imperial Guard to his own warriors especially his First Sergeant Learchus and Chaplain Clausel This is everything that The Killing Ground should have been but wasn t Its not an entirely fair comparison but I do feel compelled to point that out The Tau are also well done and have some great scenes themselvesYou can also check out a slightly longer review over on the page for Ultramarines The Second Omnibushttpwwwgoodreadscombookshow13A full review for the novel is now available over at The Founding Fieldshttpthefoundingfieldscom201205 Courage and Honor continues the Ultramarines story In this Uriel Ventris from the Ultramarines Omnibus returns Following the events described in that Omnibus Capt Ventris is reinstated into the ranks of the Chapter Just in time to be sent to Pavonis also a site that was in the omnibus in order to deal with a relatively new threat the Tau EmpireIt seems in the aftermath of the destruction of Pavonis during it s uprising the powers that be have decided to seek alternatives While the old Planetary Governor was replaced by her nephew she still manages a covert contact with the Tau When the new governor finds out it s already too late since the Tau have landedThe Ultramarines along with an Imperial Guard unit are sent in to keep an eye on things but they are not prepared nor do they have the numbers to hold off any assault by the Tau This was an interesting tale as the Tau are an odd enemy They aren t horrible destructive xenos like Orcs nor ravenous beasts like the Tyrannids and certainly not the malevolently evil Chaos MarinesDaemons nor Dark EldarrThe Tau are expansionist but they at least offer humans they conuer some measure of a normal life At least that is what this story portrays them as Proud and honorable fighters with great tech they often try to reach out to human worlds in hopes of setting up trade Of course this usually ends in conuest but compared to other xenos or Warp threats they seemed fairly tame It was interesting to read about the Tau and their tactics I enjoyed this return of Ventris and the 4th Company The story is fun and action packed There are plenty of different weapons and tactics on display The strangest thing is that the Tau are not the type of enemy that inspires great hate or fear compared to other xenos and that gives us a different look at what the Imperium and the Tau stand for and the Imperium isn t always shown to be better That gives this an interesting twist but that is also the case for Capt Ventris who tends to bend the Codex Astartes sometimesOverall an enjoyable read and a welcome addition to the Ultramarine story line The noble Ultramarines epitomise the Space Marines the genetically enhanced warriors who protect the Imperium from its foes Newly returned from the Eye of Terror Captain Uriel Ventris must redeem himself in the eyes of his battle brothers who fear he may have been tainted by Chaos When the planet Pavonis is invaded by tau what better opportunity could Uriel have to Dwarfism join his Chapter in combat and prove that his honour is beyond reproachThis is my second McNeill Warhammer 40K the first being False Gods in the Horus Heresy series and I found the reading experience to be very similar McNeill is uietly churning out good uality science fiction battle stories albeit with some faults and is uite clearly having a blast while doing it The key essence to both of the books I have read by McNeill is the deep affection for the subject and an abiding desire to flesh out the 40K background with extra detailFirst of all this is the fifth book in the Ultramarine series and I did have my concerns that I wouldn t be able to pick everything up Graham McNeill however does a goodob in providing a gradual recap over the first few chapters which helps to being new readers on board I presume he manages this without boring current readers but obviously I don t know this for sure He also makes it intriguing enough that I now want to read about the previous adventures of Uriel especially his stint in the Eye of TerrorThere is plenty to like about this book One factor I enjoyed was the enduring theme of courage and honour played out through the novel what these concepts mean to different people and how hard they can be to stand by uotes such as the following litter the pages and help to enforce the ideas of courage and honour No I don t agreed Lortuen but I could not live with myself if fighting men died because I did nothing How will you look yoursel. 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Hailing from Scotland Graham McNeill narrowly escaped a career in surveying to work for Games Workshop as a games designer He has a strong following with his novels Nightbringer Warriors of Ultramar Dead Sky Black Sun and Storm of Iron