Saturday, 19 May 2012

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Space Marine Battles 9: Architect of Fate - Sarah Cawkwell, Ben Counter, Darius Hinks, John French, Ed. Christian Dunn

Release Date: 07/05/12


The Space Marines stand against the darkness, and yet on countless battlefields they play unwitting roles in the schemes of Fateweaver. From the doomed world of Ilissus, through the embattled corridors of the Endeavour of Will, to the borders of the Eye of Terror itself – friend and foe alike follow the great plan that he set in motion many thousands of years ago. But not even the Architect of Fate himself can foresee the destiny that lies in wait for him...


Fans of the Warhammer 40K Universe will be in for a treat with this compendium of tales that bring elements from throughout the worlds within them. Its wonderfully woven, with the various elements all touching on a greater truth that only unveils itself after the final page is turned.

Each author has worked well in conjunction with the others yet managed to bring their own styles and storytelling skills to the piece. Its dark, its brooding and as usual there is the sheer exhilaration of combat that’s both shocking in its bloody conflict as well as brutally blunt as it unveils. All in definitely something a little different but wonderful at the same time and it’ll be interesting to see how many other books come together in this successful format.

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