Quote Originally Posted by Cheesegear View Post
I think 'Dread' is being used a noun. Not as an adjective. So the word is fine. If it was being used as an adjective, the more correct word would be 'dreadful'.
Dread actually works as an adjective or so the Cambridge and Oxford dictionaries tell me (plus when the phrase is "dread Necrons" it certainly appears that dread is modifying Necrons as adjectives do). Even as a noun we're still stuck with the repetitive use of fear as part of the definition.

Anywho, if you like the writing, okay, your prerogative.