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The Bloodied Rose

(The Black Library Novella Series 1 #1)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  9 reviews
From the blasphemy of the fallen… Our Emperor, deliver us. At the edge of the Imperium sits the fetid jungle world of Lautis. Amidst the creeping foliage and ancient monuments, a horror is rising. From the depths of a crumbling cathedral come bloodied nightmares, intent on fulfilling their dark purpose by any means necessary. Only one thing stands in their way: the wrathfu ...more
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Published November 10th 2018 by Black Library
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Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic novella. Very descriptive of the Warhammer universe and had a lot of insight on the Sisters of Battle. I would like to read more about the Sisters of the Bloody Rose. Augusta’s group of warriors were very interesting to read about.

Hawke Embers
Nov 23, 2018 rated it liked it
A good read with an interesting premise, Danie Ware's use of pros is a pleasure to read! Though sadly; an obvious use of charter categorisation pulled me out of the experience enough to keep this story from being a page turner for me.

Going into this I was exited! Finally, a new Sisters of Battle novella/story and featuring the Order of the Bloody Rose no less! As someone with an actual SoB Bloody Rose force I was very interested in picking this one up.

The opening to this book is pretty amazing.
Michael Dodd
Nov 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
This picks up the story of Sister Superior Augusta after the events of the short story Mercy - having returned to the Convent Sanctorum of the Order of the Bloody Rose to rest and induct the newest member of the squad, Augusta and her Sisters are unexpectedly ordered back to Lautis, the site of their recent confrontation with the orks. The Sisters sent in to secure Lautis have gone silent, and Augusta’s mission report questioned, so she is tasked with returning and finishing what she started.

Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Sisters of Battle are sometimes described casually in the fandom as the Space Marines' female counterparts. While the space nuns with guns share a culture of monastic austerity, rigid discipline, martial valor, and undying fanaticism, it is more accurate to say they are the human version of the Space Marines. For all their zeal, the Sisters are also jumpy and anxious when confronted with an ominous mystery and experience fear in battle that causes them to freeze or fall back on singing and l ...more
Rob Hobart
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Superb sci-fi action

Dannie’s storytelling is fantastic, with amazing action scenes and battles not detracting from really strong characters. The Sisters of Battle in Warhammer 40k are often just seen as last stand material (always wiped out to make the enemy look tough), but here we see strong confident warriors with a range of unique and interesting personalities. The only criticism I have is that it’s just a novella - I’d love to see Danie write a full novel for these characters so I can read
Jonathan Strugnell
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
A great continuation to the Sisters of Battle story began in Mercy, this time in a longer novella.

We are back following the same squad on a different mission to fight a unknown enemy. The building sense of doom and the pacing is great. The decent through the caves builds the fear wonderfully and you get a great sense of emersion. The final fight I wont spoil but the sense of scale and the Sisters belief if brilliant.

I look forward to reading more by Danie Ware.
Dec 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
For Sisters fans you'll really enjoy this. For fans of any other particular faction in the Warhammer 40k universe, it's still fun, as the main story deals with facing off with a bloodthirsty horde of Khornate daemons. Very entertaining with lots of action to keep the attention and pages moving. My only regret was that it was so short.
Dec 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this- I have not read many stories focused on the Sisters of Battle, unfortunately (despite them being my primary 40K army), so reading this was extremely enjoyable and interesting. Not quite a mystery, but definitely an adventure of exploration, with a few pieces of action interspersed. Definitely worth a read.
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