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Altered Carbon
Richard K. Morgan
Progress: 14/375 pages
The Civil War, Vol. 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville
Shelby Foote
Progress: 422/810 pages
Knife of Dreams (Wheel of Time, #11)
Robert Jordan
Progress: 605/761 pages
For The Emperor - Sandy Mitchell

Another Warhammer 40,000 novel, but not part of the Horus Heresy saga, this one deals with the somewhat misguided adventures of Commissar Ciaphas Cain. Mitchell has written Cain as a reluctant, yet extremely ego-driven and opportunistic character who finds himself in the middle of a war on Gravalax. It was really entertaining reading how Cain continually and grudgingly is thrust into seemingly impossible situations and manages to survive, even ending the planetary conflict between the Tau, Imperial forces, and the god awful tyranids. He even somewhat gets the girl in the end. Mitchell presents the story through several points-of-view, including the majority of the story in Cain first person view, and succeeds in weaving them all together into a fast-paced and humurous at times tale that really comes across as a great science fiction novel. Ready for the next one....