Wednesday, 7 March 2012

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Warhammer 40K: Path of the Renegade - Andy Chambers

Release Date: 05/03/12


For millennia, Asdrubael Vect has ruled the dark city of Commorragh, crushing any who dare to cross him. His reach is long and his position unassailable... or so he thinks. Yllithian, an ambitious archon with the desire to unseat the tyrant, joins forces with a twisted haemonculus in an attempt to revive a long-dead warrior and challenge the might of the overlord, both racing to achieve their goal before Vect discovers their treachery. But a cataclysm is coming, and Yllithian’s actions may in fact be the cause...


To be honest whilst I am aware of the changing from Eldar to having two separate cultures, I really didn’t know much about the Dark Eldar so I was a little unsure of what to expect. What Andy brought to the fore was a rich culture with its own beliefs and of course some top notch action sequences that will please readers with its sheer variety.

The characters are fascinating, from the mundane and the calculating to the wonderfully insane, the world rich and ripe for exploration and of course when it is all bound together with a rich plot laced with double dealing, it’s a title that demonstrates the sheer variety available. All in a well-rounded title and a world that I really can’t wait to read more in. Great stuff.

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