Thursday, 17 January 2013

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Warhammer 40K: Horus Heresy 22: Angel Exterminatus - Graham McNeill

Release Date: 17/01/13


Perturabo - master of siegecraft, and the executioner of Olympia. Long has he lived in the shadow of his more favoured primarch brothers, frustrated by the mundane and ignominious duties which regularly fall to his Legion. When Fulgrim offers him the chance to lead an expedition in search of ancient and destructive xenos weaponry, the Iron Warriors and the Emperor's Children unite and venture deep into the heart of the great star maelstrom that haunts Perturabo's dreams. Pursued by vengeful survivors from Isstvan V and the revenants of a dead eldar world, they must work quickly if they are to unleash the devastating power of the Angel Exterminatus!


OK, the dark nights have closed in around you, you’re wrapped in your duvet and seeking a little chill in your Science Fiction reading that will have you keeping the light on for a little bit longer, suddenly learning that its past dawn and you’ve spent the night reading, so what have you discovered?

Well quite possibly the latest book in the Horus Heresy series by Graham McNeill that not only gives the reader a tale of sordid deeds but one that will sink its pleasurable claws into the readers imagination as notable characters appearances will haunt you from page to page.

The writing is crisp, the descriptiveness works well and when the reader gets to see how low the chapter has fallen, they really can’t help but be dragged screaming to the twisted pleasures of Slaanesh as Graham’s writing holds you within its grasp. Add to the mix some wonderful plot devices some great sleight of hand and all round this book is a hell of a way to start the New Year. Magic.

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