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Galaxy in Flames (The Horus Heresy): No. 3

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At some points - where the events took on a momentum that managed to disguise the poor writing - it actually became readable, but I would say a good two-thirds of this book were fairly dull. This was a shame as I had gotten to like the central characters and the dilemmas they had been facing but the book significantly improves after the first half dozen chapters.

Instead, Dorn mandated that they should be confined to barracks upon the Phalanx until further notice. Ben Counter brings us this exciting third part of the opening trilogy to The Horus Heresy, setting the stage for these epic tales. I’ve yet to read a novel from him that couldn’t be described as bolter-porn, and Galaxy in Flames is no exception.Tarvitz emerges as a brilliant leader, commanding the loyalists as they repel wave after wave of traitor attacks while slowly being whittled down. However, this book is certainly a recommended read, but only after reading the first two in the series, "Horus Rising" and "False Gods". Registered address: Unit 31, Vulcan House Business Centre, Vulcan Road, Leicester, LE5 3EF, United kingdom. Noble captain Garviel Loken harbours misgivings about the clandestine ways adopted by many of his brethren, but when the Legion is sent to reconquer the moon of Davin, it is clear that Horus has a personal stake in the matter which may have clouded his judgement. From stoic loyalists to the treacherously corrupted, from sainted seers to silent killers and all the points in-between you get a vivid slice of this world as it sinks into all-consuming darkness.

The Sons of Horus' drop pods scatter throughout the target area and they struggle to link up and capture their objective, the Sirenhold. it’s a bit of a stretch as I don’t feel Counter reinforced the relationship between the two from the first book to make me feel the same.A couple of previously minor characters step up in interesting ways to move things and it is linked to their portrayals in the earlier two books. When the Luna Wolves helped save him and his squad while they were being picked off one by one on Murder Saul thanked them and even struck up a friendship with a couple of them.

He is one of Black Library's most popular Warhammer 40,000 authors, and has also written RPG supplements and comic books. The other worldly space wizard aspect is amazing for creating wonder and horror in a grimdark setting. Eidolon launches a devastating attack, penetrating the palace where he massacres the loyalist wounded.Remove every single cliché from this book and you'll be ruthlessly exposed to the cold winds of poor inspiration. They focused more on the corruption and seduction of chaos, even amongst the mighty space marines, but this is a more predictable affair, with a little less philosophy, but balanced with a lot more action. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

Some of these compromises are to be expected while other choices are made that shock and repulse even the most battle-hardened Astartes. Though the rebels are swiftly crushed, Horus' treachery is finally revealed when the planet is razed by virus bombs and Space Marines turn on their battle brothers in the most bitter struggle imaginable.Though the rebels are swiftly crushed, Horus's treachery is finally revealed when the planet is razed by virus bombs and Space Marines turn on their battle-brothers in the most bitter struggle imaginable. I've read a few reviews that the writing is poor, that the prose detaches all the intelligent development from the previous two novels. The Black Library team have created a truly rich universe and these books are absolutely fascinating.

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