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  • The Damnation Of Pythos

    It’s been a little while since last I read a book about Space Marines, but finally I got around to this, the last in the sixth anthology of Horus Heresy books. This one was pretty bleak; a bunch of very angry, traumatised Space Marines who really want to be robots instead of men, get haunted […]

  • Vengeful Spirit and Scars

    I read two more Space Marine novels this week, as I’d been gifted all that spare time for reading by Delta Airlines. Vengeful Spirit is partly a story about some of the good guys infiltrating Horus’ giant spaceship, and also a story about Horus and his forces attacking and destroying the world of Molech. In […]

  • The Unremembered Empire

    It’s… another book about Space Marines!

  • Vulkan Lives

    I read another novel about Space Marines today, the inaccurately named Vulkan Lives. In this, Vulkan, one of the super Space Marines (themselves super soldiers) is captured during Horus’ insurrection and put to death. And then put to death again, and again.

  • Betrayer

    On the train back from Portland I read another Horus Heresy book, the 24th to be published It’s remarkable to me that Games Workshop would be able to diversify like this. I suppose there have been Star Wars novels and many other corporate land grabs, but somehow the Games Workshop effort has made something much […]

  • Shadows of Treachery / Mark of Calth

    I read some more books about Space Marines. Both of these are anthologies of short stories, and in the main, much less satisfactory than the full length novels. Shadows of Treachery is just lots of bad things being done by Bad Space Marines – it felt to me that the constraints of short stories meant […]

  • Deliverance Lost

    Deliverance Lost concerns the Raven Guard, who were a loyalist legion of Space Marines who were almost wiped out several books ago. This novel takes place just after the end of both Fulgrim and The First Heretic, because the Horus Heresy series has a complicated structure, often looping back on itself.

  • The Outcast Dead

    Another day, another lot of Space Marines… The Outcast Dead is eventually about the eponymous group of renegade Space Marines who form another A-team analogue (see also Nemesis). More poetically, it is about lots of other outcast dead: there are the remnants of the Thunder Warriors, predecessors of the Space Marines, discarded when surplus to […]

  • The First Heretic

    Another week, another Horus Heresy book… I really liked Dembski-Bowen’s The Black Legion because it had depth and nuance and smart characters and not just “raaah, we’re eeeevil!” idiots. I can blame that book for persuading me to read a lot of the other books in this series. So I came to The First Heretic with […]

  • Prospero Burns

    Prospero Burns is another Horus Heresy book, and I think the best written that I’ve read so far. It’s a companion to A Thousand Sons – this time written from the point of view of the Space Wolves (Vikings in Spaaaaace!) rather than the Thousand Sons (Ancient Egyptians in Spaaaaace!)