Friday, 1 March 2013

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Warhammer 40K: Yarrick: Chains of Golgotha - David Annandale

Release Date: 17/01/13
Publisher:  Black Library


From the ashes of the Second War for Armageddon, a hero of the Imperium emerged. War-torn and bloody, Commissar Yarrick swore vengeance upon the beast that escaped his righteous wrath, the despoiler of Armageddon - Ghazghkull Thraka.Tracking down the ork warlord to the desolate world of Golgotha, Yarrick leads an armoured company to destroy the beast but does not reckon on Thraka's cunning. Ambushed, his army all-but destroyed, Yarrick is captured and awakes to find himself aboard the beast's space hulk facing a fate worse than death...


War is a battle of two sides and perhaps one of the most evenly matched were that of Commissar Yarrick and Ork Warboss Ghazghkull Thraka. Here in this short story, the two face off and meet head to head cold calculating intelligence tempered with brute strength against a man facing not only his own demons but those his foe conjures. Its dark, its full of bleak hopelessness yet through it all the troopers faith in the Emperor remains strong.

All round a thoroughly enjoyable story and one that not only stuck with me after finishing but had me demanding more as I want to see the next chapter in this epic battle.

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