Monday, 5 March 2012

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Warhammer 40K: Iron Warriors: The Omnibus - Graham McNeill

Release Date: 05/03/12


On the nightmare battlefields of the Warhammer 40,000 universe, few foes spark more fear and dread than the Chaos Space Marines. Nurturing a hatred that is millennia-old, they attack without mercy, spreading terror and destruction in their wake. Now hell has come to Hydra Cordatus, for a massive force of terrifying Iron Warriors, brutal assault troops of Chaos, have invaded the planet and lain siege to its mighty imperial citadel. But what prize could possibly be worth so much savage bloodshed and destruction and how long can the defenders possibly hold out?

* Storm of Iron
* The Enemy of my Enemy
* The Heraclitus Effect
* The Skull Harvest
* Iron Warrior
* The Iron Without
* The Best of Calth


A compendium and to be honest if you don’t already own the Iron Warrior stories set around Warsmith Honsou (Storm of Iron and a few Novella’s) this is a great way to purchase a set to keep you entertained. As with Graham’s other work the writing is gritty taking place on the front lines and when you add to this death on the front lines not just the enemy (in this case the Imperium) but also the possibility of a dagger in the back from your own side, then you know that this is a title of high tension as well as double dealing.

Add to the mix a whole bucket load of trouble, some visceral sequences alongside a dark antihero who will stoop to anything to achieve his own goals and you know that it’s a title that will entertain, disgust and of course get the job done in equal measure. Great stuff.

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