Saturday, 12 November 2011

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Warhammer 40K: Tomes of Fire 3: Nocturne - Nick Kyme

Release Date: 10/11/11


War has come to Nocturne. After decades of planning and slaughter Nihilan has mustered a vast armada of Dragon Warriors, dark eldar and Chaos renegades. In the name of vengeance he launches his assault on the Salamanders. Unrest plagues the Chapter’s ranks in the face of this invasion. A prophecy from the Tome of Fire has foretold of a saviour or destroyer, the psyker Librarian Dak’ir. As the attack begins and the Salamanders marshal their armies for battle, Dak’ir’s destiny is finally realised. Meanwhile, amidst the enemy fleet, Tsu’gan of the Firedrakes is held captive. With hell and fire all around them, a reckoning between these bitter rivals is at hand – its resolution will see the prophecy fulfilled and decide the fate of Nocturne.


The third book in Nick’s Salamander Tome of Fire trilogy and one that will have you wondering as to the outcome in a universe where evil can triumph as often as the good. It’s wonderfully plotted, the characters manage to keep their freshness through their personalities as well as questioning of their beliefs and when you add to the mix good solid pace, bloody inch by bloody inch of planetary defence as well as a chapter on the brink of destruction, it leaves you in little doubt what type of book it will be.

Add to this a cracking sense of accomplishment for a trilogy that has kept tight to its scope with the underlying themes explored to the readers satisfaction as well as threads that have been hinted at throughout the previous books and it’s a title that really is worth taking the time to devour as you await the outcome. Great stuff.

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