Monday, 18 April 2011

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Warhammer 40K: Space Marine Battle: Fall of Damnos - Nick Kyme

Release Date: 14/04/11


When Damnos is hit by cataclysmic earthquakes, an ancient force is awakened. Deep beneath the earth, the necrons rise from their slumber to decimate the human populace. All appears lost until salvation comes from the heavens - the Ultramarines brave an orbital bombardment to deploy their forces on Damnos, led by two legendary warriors - Captain Cato Sicarius and Chief Librarian Tigurius. They are the planet's last, great hope against the remorseless alien foes, but tensions within their ranks threaten to derail victory. As battle rages on Damnos, and the Ultramarines seek to defeat their soulless enemies, Tigurius receives a terrible vision - a vision telling of the death of a hero...


The latest title in the Space Marines Battle series is one that will appeal to fans of fantasy alongside science fiction as the Ultramarines face off against the Undead Necrontyr.

Beautifully written, this no holds barred bloody struggle has a high price so the Emperor as the title feels like the opening skirmish in a multi-novel war. The pace is descent, the cast astounding and parts of the book felt like more than a tip of the hat to David Gemmell’s Drenai series.

Finally back that all up with Nick’s unique storytelling voice and it’s a satisfactory novel all round.

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