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
Getting his hands on a copy of the limited edition release, Bellarius gives his thoughts on Horus Heresy: The Purge by Anthony Reynolds.
“An excellent tale which shows how even the staunchest soul can be drawn to the Ruinous Powers.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields
With e-books being sold and hardbacks ready for release in the coming week, Bellarius delivers his verdict of David Annandale’s The Damnation of Pythos.
“An excellent tale encompassing everything great about the dark days of the Horus Heresy.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields
Returning to the ongoing Horus Heresy series, Bellarius gives his analysis on Graham McNeill’s Vengeful Spirit.
“Dozens of potentially great ideas and characters, none of which can be fully realised thanks to the overstuffed plot.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields
Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, catches up on Horus Heresy novels that he’s missed out on, turning his attention to Betrayer, one of the most recent additions by Aaron Dembski-Bowden to the multi-author series, published by Black Library.
“A strong novel that delivers a great look into the World Eaters but is not without its flaws. But even when Betrayer may not be perfect, it does indeed remain one of the stronger novels in the Horus Heresy, and Aaron Dembski-Bowden proves once again why he should be considered among the top tier of Black Library’s authors.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields
Returning to Scars one final time, Bellarius gives his thoughts on Chris Wraight’s novel as a whole.
“An ambitious story set on a grand scale, but lacking in focus and character.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields
Looking once more at the Lord of the Space Marines shorts, Bellarius picks out Khârn: The Eightfold Path by Anthony Reynolds for analysis.
“Brief, bloody and insightful, Khârn: The Eightfold Path sets the standard for all future short audio stories.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields
Shadowhawk reviews the debut novel from BL editor C Z Dunn, the first in a new series of Apocalypse-themed novels.
“A solid debut effort that offers some really cool moments, has Horus Heresy revelations aplenty, and shines the light on a lot of non-Space Marine characters for a change.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields
Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews the last installment in the serialized Scars novel by Chris Wraight, Episode 12, published by Black Library as part of their New York Times Bestselling multi-authored series The Horus Heresy.
“Chris Wraight manages to bring Scars to a confident conclusion that sees this novel as another very strong addition to the Horus Heresy – easily on par with the likes of the likes of what Aaron Dembski-Bowden and Dan Abnett have put out in the past. This is excellent stuff, despite a few lingering problems.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields
Getting around to Episode XII, Bellarius sees how the finale to Chris Wraight’s Scars resolves its events.
“Lots, of action, pacing and ideas, but very little closure.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields