Monday, 11 November 2013

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Warhammer 40K: Iron Guard - Mark Clapham

Release Date: 26/09/13
Publisher:  Black Library


The 114th Mordian Iron Guard, pride of their world, renowned for their heroic actions at the Siege of Defure, are deployed to the mining world of Belmos VII, unaware that a terrible affliction plagues the local populace. As the Guardsmen attempt to track down the source of the corruption, panic spreads and the brave men of Mordian soon find themselves surrounded by enemies, both from within the Belmosian population and from without...


The Imperial Guard fight a war against not only an unknown foe but also have to face off against the Dark Eldar who see an ancient device of truly evil proportions. As usual with the Black Library, the story is key and whilt a lot of people thoroughly enjoy the hardened tales of the elite fighting units such as the Space Marines, I’ve always had a soft spot for the everyday man who whilst not as hardy, gives, in my opnion, a greater sacrifice to the Imperium.

What Mark brings to the fore is a story of human suffering, of the human struggle and for me really does revitalise the 40k world with this cracking story. Back that up with the chance for the Unbreakables to return in a future outing and all round I was a more than happy reader.

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