Tuesday, 7 April 2015

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Warhammer 40K: Yarrick: Sarcophagus - David Annadale

Release Date: Out Now
Publisher:  Black Library


Trapped in an overturned tank after being caught in a bombing run on Armageddon, Commissar Sebastian Yarrick fights to escape and return to his forces, but as he emerges, he finds himself surrounded by greenskin foes. Can the Old Man of Armageddon survive the onslaught with power claw and Evil Eye, or will he finally fall to the servants of the Great Beast Ghazghkull Thraka?


Recently I’ve had a thing for short story fiction, so I’ve spent quite a bit of time diving from the far future to the distant past and somewhere in between. What you get in this title in the ever popular Yarrick series is a short story of a hard fought war of attrition against the Greenskins and as usual the reader isn’t let down as we not only find our principle hero in a tight squeeze (literally) but also get to see him power his way through.

As you’d expect with a short story, the prose is hard hitting, to the point and when added to a character that you love to spend time around generates a tale that not only gives you hardcore action but also generates a tale that fits in exceedingly well for the characters traits. All round a lot of fun and a tale that I thoroughly enjoyed.

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