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father of two, trying to get back into a regular reading practice!

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Seven Steeples (Hardcover, Tramp Press) 5 stars

By then Bell and Sigh had been thoroughly infected by each other's way of speaking. They had each caught the other's inflections and intonations. They slurred the same pairs of words together and identically mispronounced others. They skipped the same conjunctions, maintained the same timbre. By their seventh year, they spoke in a dialect of their own unconscious creation.

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Ravenor: The Omnibus: The Omnibus (Warhammer 40,000) (Paperback, 2019, Games Workshop) 4 stars

I decided to try out books from the Warhammer 40k universe, largely because there's just so many of them it felt like - if I liked them - I was set for semi-mindless reading for life. The book I was immediately able to find at my local library was Abnett's Eisenhorn Omnibus, which kind of presages this series, and I'm very glad I started with Abnett's Inquisitor work - I'm not enormously into military sci-fi, and these are very good pulp-y, noir-y works set in more interesting parts of the Warhammer universe. Both the Eisenhorn and Ravenor trilogies are essentially tragedies, in the Greek sense, but leaven that with good action sequences and fun world-building.