Monday, 1 July 2013

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Ahriman: Exile - John French

Release Date: 20/06/13
Publisher:  Black Library


All is dust...Spurned by his former brothers and his father Magnus the Red, Ahriman is a wanderer, a sorcerer of Tzeentch whose actions condemned an entire Legion to an eternity of damnation. Once a vaunted servant of the Thousand Sons, he is now an outcast, a renegade who resides in the Eye of Terror. Ever scheming, he plots his return to power and the destruction of his enemies, an architect of fate and master of the warp.


Whilst there are readers out there that feel that the Fantasy and 40K worlds are just one convoluted Boy story warfare this title by John French goes to prove that there are so many other things out there for the readers to not only discover but demonstrates that the universe can be stranger than even they can imagine.

The story is beautifully written, the prose wonderfully diverse and when added to an overall arc that keeps you guessing at what is to come (even though the characters know the history of some events) the reader is presented with a book that really will leave you gasping at what the author has to unveil. Its unlike anything that’s gone before and definitely a debut that will have readers demanding more by the author. Great stuff all round and I really can’t wait to see what John will bring for the second part of this trilogy.

No comments: