Sunday, 12 December 2010

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Warhammer 40K: Dead Men Walking - Steve Lyons

Release Date: 09/12/10


When the necrons rise, a mining planet descends into a cauldron of war and the remorseless foes decimate the human defenders. Salvation comes in an unlikely form – the Death Korps of Kreig, a force as unfeeling as the Necrons themselves. When the two powers go to war, casualties are high and the magnitude of the destruction is unimaginable.


Everyone is starting to pay attention to the Necron’s so when it becomes the everyday trooper that has to fight these walking immortal undead then it’s a pretty hefty scary title. Here within this offering from the Black Library, the Death Korps are back and this time their dirty dozen face an enemy the like of which they have little hope of surviving. Beautifully written this charnel house of a story not only has a high body count but also presents the reader with a world where resistance is met head on with bullets and destruction. A cracking piece of writing from Steve and demonstrates why he’s a master of the Imperial Guards.

Whilst many others love the sheer power and abilities of the Astarte’s I love the average human tackling a job that even they would blanch at. A seriously cracking piece of writing and one that will keep you glued to the last page. Great stuff.

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