So i've read quite a few 40 K stories now....Eisenhorn, Ciaphus Cain, Gaunt, Nemesis, Fifteen Hours and so forth....i've enjoyed most of them.
Now ive started reading Horus Rising and there's something I have to admit, SM's are pretty dull characters. When a Space Marine appears in one of the books I mentioned, I get a sense of excitement just because of how powerful and Astartes, chaos or otherwise is. In a book FULL of Space Marines, their appearances and abilities seem somewhat watered down. What's one space marine compared to another, all of them delivering the same stoic lines.
I'll pursue Horus Rising...but it's no surprise that the Remembrancers and the Lecturer (cant remember his name) seem a bit more interesting than Loken, Abbadon, Horus and co.
I mean in the Emperors Finest, the whole book is pretty much Cain and a Space Marine company but I found it a really good book. Perhaps it's Mitchell's witty writing that makes the SM company quite entertaining, especially viewed through Cain's eyes.
Do you guys find you have a preference for IoM stories? Certain races, etc...