Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Manga/Graphic Novel/Video Game Novel Challenge 2012-January Round Up!

This challenge is being hosted by Mother/Gamer/Writer.
 For more details on the challenge such as levels, guidelines, PRIZES!!!, just click here. 

This post is to  link to all reviews of the books I've read for this challenge this month. To check out  books for this month read by other readers that are taking part in this challenge click here!
So I said in my previous post I decided to go for  Level 1- Arcade Gamer-Casual Player in this challenge. Which means I will have to read 4 books from each category or 12 books from 1 or 2 categories.  

Well I just finished reading Space Wolf by: William King, which is a Warhammer 40,000 novel so it falls into the Video Game Novel Category. (1 down only 3 more to go to cross off that category!)

Space Wolf is a novel by William King based on the game WarHammer 40000.  Let me just start off by saying that while I have heard of Warhammer, I am not at all familiar with it.  So my review of this book will be based solely on how I enjoyed the story itself, since I have no knowledge to compare it to the actual game.  

The story is about Ragnar a mighty Space Wolf and how he came to be one. He was once simply a  warrior for his tribe, his life is forever changed when during a battle to protect his village he is chosen by the gods to ascend to the Hall of Heroes and live in immortal splendor, or so he thought that was what was going to happen. Heh, nothing's ever that simple, plus if it was it would make for a VERY short story. Instead,  Ragnar  finds himself an aspirant to the Space Wolves, a chapter of the Space Marines, who have been "recruiting" warriors from his home world for centuries.  Will he make it through the training? Will he be able to tame the beast within?  
Ok there's your summery, there wasn't one on Amazon and I didn't feel like typing up the one from the back of the book.(although it is similar)  Click here to read the rest of my review!


  1. Oh I read your review! Another fan of the Space Marines I see. I was just telling one of the other participants that I need to get my hands on at least one of these books!! Thanks for participating.

    1. If it wasn't for the challenge I don't know when I would have gotten around to reading this one. So glad I decided to participate, I found a whole new universe that I enjoy!

    2. Awesome! It's all about stepping outside the box!