Friday, 11 March 2011

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Warhammer 40K: White Scars 1: Savage Scars - Andy Hoare

Release Date: 03/03/11


Dal'yth. The forces of the Greater Good have established a strangehold on the planet, and the time has come for the Imperium to move against them. The White Scars lead the ground assault against the tau, launching into combat with speed and fury, shedding blood as they gain ground against their enemies. Meanwhile, the members of the Crusade Council are determined to pursue their own agendas, and their politicking and back-stabbing will place the entire war effort in jeopardy. But little do they know that Inquisitor Grand has more extreme measures in mind, and the White Scars must achieve victory quickly or the cost to Dal'yth will be devastating.


As a fan of Andy’s last title, I really hoped that this one would continue to build the authors writing talent to help give the reader everything that they may expect from a Black Library author. What unfurls is a beautifully written title where great characterisation meets politics in a hard combat world where the Marine’s fight the Tau. It’s a great novel, one that was wonderfully plotted and had a great understanding of pace to allow the reader to relax as well as appreciate the high octane combat sequences within. Andy’s work really is a joy to read and I’ll eagerly await the next arrival.

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