Monday, 6 February 2012

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Warhammer 40K: Blood Angels: Second Omnibus - James Swallow

Release Date: 06/02/12


The Blood Angels stand apart from the other Chapters of the Adeptus Astartes, descending from the skies on wings of flame. While they are renowned for their ten-thousand-year history of glorious battle and honourable deeds, these secretive Space Marines seek to hide the dark flaws at the core of their being – the Red Thirst and the Black Rage – from the rest of the Imperium. Do they fight any longer for the protection of mankind, or merely for their own salvation?


Whilst I’ve read the two full novels contained with before (Red Fury and Black Rage) I absolutely loved the additional material that was included within however this is the third time that Heart of Rage has been released (once in a book and once as an audio book) which may leave readers feeling a little cheated.

If you’re a fan of the Warhammer 40k world it is a great value for money item and a wonderful way for the reader to contain the titles within their own collection. Add to this a Blood Angel Appendix and a couple of other stories and it was a book that entertained as well as kept the chapter alive. Cracking stuff and could be an ideal gift for the Black Library fan in your life.

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