Monday, 26 April 2010

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Waiting Death - Steve Lyons


A legend amongst his own Catachan regiment, Colonel 'Iron Hand' Straken is the embodiment of the Imperial Guard hero, so much so that he literally puts his body on the line in the name of the Emperor every time he goes into battle.

Borealis Four has fallen under the sway of an insidious Chaos cult and its dense jungle terrain makes it the ideal battlefield for Straken and his platoon. After a particularly fierce firefight, the Catachans find themselves cut off from the rest of the Imperium forces and must seek refuge in a native village.

Before long, troopers being to hallucinate and warp-born horrors lay siege to the village. Even Straken himself falls under the sway of the Dark Powers. Can he break the psychic grip in time to save his men or will Borealis Four be Straken's last stand?


As a huge fan of the Warhammer 40k Universe its always entertaining when a new offering lands. However at times, a reader can only get through so much material. So when an audio offering lands I absolutely love it as its an easy way to enjoy a book whilst being occupied with something else. (In this case I was working out at the Gym.) Beautifully written this script was definitely one, when combined with the voice talents of Toby Longsworth made this a tale that I’ll enjoy again soon. Add to this great value money and the fact that it’s an audio book will, in my opinion, will draw the listener deeper into the universe in such a way that they will demand other tales of their favoured Armies in any format that they can get their hands on.

1 comment:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks for the review. Once in a while, an audio book is just fun.