Monday, 26 April 2010

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Redemption Corps - Rob Sanders


Led by the fearsome Captain Mortensen, the Redemption Corps is a regiment of ultra-tough storm troopers sent to the deadliest warzones on missions of mercy and destruction. But when Mortensen comes to the attention of the deadly sorority of the Battle Sisters, he not only has an ork invasion to contend with but these fearsome warrioress-fanatics too. Caught between the xenos and the fury of the Imperium, can the Redemption Corps fulfil their mission and survive into the bargain?


A new author and novel for the Warhammer 40k universe and one that makes this offering pretty darn tempting for the reader by providing not just one overall story but two different arcs and goals for each of the Emperor’s chosen units involved. Firstly, you have the backbone of the Imperium, the Imperial Guard elite Storm-trooper unit The Redemption Company, who go where the fighting is toughest to bring the Emperor’s light to the unbelievers and reclaim the world in his name. Then you have the Battle Sisters who seek to redeem those who fall beneath their gaze, in this case the leader of the Redemption Corps Captain Mortensen.

Whilst following some of the same traits that make this series so addictive, the two different arcs bring something new to the overall view of the complicated relationship of those under the Emperor’s banner. Add to this a well written tale, mud-splattered bloody combat alongside unforgiving redemption and it’s a tale that will give you something to savour.

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