Tag Archives: 40k

Yarrick: Pyres of Armageddon by David Annandale – Book Review [Bellarius]

Returning to M41 once more, Bellarius gives his verdict on how Pyres of Armageddon brings Commissar Yarrick to life.

“An excellent release, perfectly describing Yarrick’s finest hour and with plenty of action to satisfy even the most avid of 40K fans.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Horus Heresy: Pharos by Guy Haley – Book Review [Bellarius]

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Returning to the Imperium Secundus and the events of the Horus Heresy, Bellarius offers a few brief thoughts on this latest addition to the series.

“This is the kind of book the Horus Heresy needs more of.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Silver Skulls: Portents by Sarah Cawkwell – Book Review [Bellarius]

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Turning to a very back-to-basics novel, Bellarius sees what is in store for the Silver Skulls with Portents.

“Another great novel to inspire fans to build chapters and further the setting, all the while providing some truly engaging bolter porn.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

The Eternal Crusader by Guy Haley – Novella Review [Bellarius]

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Looking into an older novella release, Bellarius gives his thoughts on the brilliant but flawed Eternal Crusader by Guy Haley:

“While sparks of brilliance show through, Eternal Crusader is sadly held back by the desire to tie into the larger universe than be its own work.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields.

Asurman: Hand of Asuryan by Gav Thorpe – Book Review [Bellarius]

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Sticking to the website’s wheelhouse, Bellarius delves into the latest novels focusing upon the Phoenix Lords, Gav Thorpe’s Asurman: Hand of Asuryan.

“Another case where fantastic lore, concepts and plans are brought to bear, but they fail to fully overcome weak characterisation and a problematic narrative.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Deathfire by Nick Kyme – Book Review [Bellarius]

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Bellarius looks into the long awaited latest novel in the Horus Heresy series, and finds it wanting.

“Mundane navel gazing with some of the most boring bolter porn ever put onto paper.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Valedor by Guy Haley – Book Review [Bellarius]

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With the release of its paperback edition, Bellarius gives a brief analysis of Valedor by Guy Haley.

“A surprise success, notably flawed throughout but still retaining one of the best depictions of Craftworld Eldar to date.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Alone by Joe Parrino – Audio Drama Review [Bellarius]

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Looking into another of the Black Library’s audio dramas, Bellarius details the strengths and weaknesses of Alone by Joe Parrino.

“One of the single best examples of Space Marine horror to date” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Khârn: Eater of Worlds by Anthony Reynolds – Novella Review [Bellarius]

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With another Chaos focused tale focusing upon the Horus Heresy’s aftermath, Bellarius steps in to give his own verdict on Khârn: Eater of Worlds.

“A blood-soaked yet surprisingly introspective tale of a legion on the brink of annihilation. Reynolds once again proves why he is among the best authors to write for the Traitor Legions.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Mephiston: Lord of Death by David Annandale – Novella Review [Bellarius]

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Getting his hands on a copy at long last, Bellarius delivers his personal verdict on David Annandale’s Mephiston: Lord of Death.

“Blending disturbing horror with questions of the self, Mephiston is tale for those disappointed in current Blood Angels’ lore.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields