Monday, 2 August 2010

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Warhammer 40K: Horus Heresy: Nemesis - James Swallow


After Istvaan V, Horus declares outright war against the Imperium. In the shadows of the Emperor's Palace, powerful figures convene. Their plan - to send a team of assassins to execute the arch-traitor Horus and end the war for the galaxy of mankind before it's even begun. But what they cannot know is that another assassin is abroad already, with his sights firmly set on killing the Emperor.


Fans of the 40K universe really have embraced the Horus Heresy, the most important event in mankind’s development. Here, in this offering you get a tale that is not only action packed but also one that really doesn’t let up from the beginning, it’s high octane, the characters gripping and above all it’s the story arc that really carries this piece. Whilst fans already know how the tale will end, it’s always interesting to see how the author will work their way to the conclusion alongside what they’d bring to the table. This title, to my mind, is perhaps the strongest of the 13 offerings so far and whilst they’ve all been great, I really do think that this has taken James’ writing to a whole new level.

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