Monday, 16 May 2011

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Warhammer 40K: Horus Heresy: Age of Darkness - Ed. Christian Dunn

Release Date: 12/05/11


After the betrayal at Isstvan, Horus begins his campaign against the Emperor, a galaxy-wide war that can lead only to Terra. But the road to the final confrontation between father and son is a long one - seven years filled with secrecy and silence, plans and foundations being formed across distant stars. An unknown history is about to be unveiled as light is shed on the darkest years of the Horus Heresy, and revelations will surface that will shake the Imperium to its very foundation...Age of Darkness enters a new chapter of the epic Horus Heresy story, and features stories from some of the Black Library's best-known authors, including Dan Abnett, Graham McNeill, James Swallow and Aaron-Dembski Bowden.


There are times when as a reader I want a title that I can dip into as and when I feel the need or I get a break from the everyday world. Add to this the chance to journey amongst the stars with great companions and a wide selection of authors and you pretty much have a book that will entertain as well as please. What Christian has brought together in this title is a whole selection of Horus Heresy side stories and additions that not only delve into some of the smaller aspects of the overall struggle but also add extra flavour and depths that would otherwise have been missed by so many. All in this is a great title and one that will also allow readers to pay out for one book to decide if they feel like indulging in the overall arc of the most infamous civil war of the 40th Century.

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