Tag Archives: Ultramarines

Horus Heresy: The Unremembered Empire by Dan Abnett – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews the latest chapter in the multi-authored Horus Heresy series from Dan Abnett, published by Black Library. This book continues the New York Times Bestselling series serving as a sequel to several previous novels in the epic saga and establishes itself as one of the best novels in the series so far.

The Unremembered Empire explains why Dan Abnett is one of the best Black Library writers out there at the moment, and quite possibly the best. It’s explosive, action packed and a very awesome read indeed despite any flaws it may have.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

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Horus Heresy: The Unremembered Empire by Dan Abnett – Book Review [Bellarius]


With one more book released under the Horus Heresy logo, Bellarius analyses Dan Abnett’s Unremembered Empire.

“Abnett proves once more why he is the master of writing M31 Ultramarines.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Angels of Death Round-up Part 1 – Short Story Review [Shadowhawk]

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Shadowhawk reviews the first five Angels of Death short stories.

“As always with such things, this is a right mix of all sorts of stories and for the most part they were all enjoyable. Great little experiment that I’d like to see repeated at some point.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Veil of Darkness by Nick Kyme – Audio Drama Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings” reviews the Black-Library exclusive Veil of Darkness Audio Drama, set following the Ultramarines’ defeat at Damnos, detailing the consequences of Sicarius’ failure. This audio drama is written by Nick Kyme, and narrated by Gareth Armstrong, set in the Warhammer 40,000 Universe as part of the Space Marine Battles exclusive Audio Dramas.

“A great, first person-narrated take on one of the most iconic Space Marine characters, Cato Sicarius, and apart from a few flaws - Veil of Darkness stands along with Damnos as being another very strong instalment in Nick Kyme’s Ultramarine stories.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Space Marine Battles: Damnos by Nick Kyme – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


 Milo, aka “Bane of Kings” reviews Damnos, the hardback reprint of the Space Marine Battles novel  Fall of Damnos by Nick Kyme, collecting the novella Spear of Macragge, and detailing the story of the Ultramarines defence of the doomed Damnos from the Necron foe. Set in the Warhammer 40,000 Universe, Damnos is published exclusively by Black Library.

“An excellent Space Marine Battles novel, in my view – Damnos, both the original novel and the exclusive novella, are among the best of the series as Nick Kyme brings a great look into the Ultramarines.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Honour to the Dead by Gav Thrope – Audio Drama Review [Bellarius]


With one more Horus Heresy audio drama having hit the shelves, Bellarius takes a look at what worked with Gav Thorpe’s writing and what failed.

“Honour this series by spending your money on something better.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Damnos by Nick Kyme – Advance Review [Bellarius]


Taking a look at the second of Black Library’s Space Marine Battles hardback re-releases, Bellarius examines the strengths and flaws of Nick Kyme’s Damnos.

“An interesting tale of internal politics and war, the ambition behind which unfortunately exceeded the writer’s grasp.” – Bellarius. The Founding Fields

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Veil of Darkness by Nick Kyme – Advance Review [Bellarius]


Bellarius takes a look at the sequel to Fall of Damnos, Veil of Darkness, and finds many failings.

“A good story at points let down by some very poor choices in both writing and vocal direction.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

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Enter Into The Grim Dark Future (Part 1)


Shadowhawk writes a beginner’s guide to the Warhammer 40,000 range of Black Library fiction, and takes a look at the various factions within the setting, giving an overall perspective over the entire setting.

“In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war, and these are its proponents. Whether you are looking for tales of the average soldier, or genetically modified special forces, or aliens of all sorts, these novels are a good stepping stone into this all-inclusive setting.” ~Shadowhawk

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Ultramarines: The Second Omnibus by Graham McNeill – Advance Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the second omnibus of the popular Ultramarines series by Graham McNeill as the valiant, heroic Uriel Ventris and his friend Pasanius Lysane return from their journey into the Eye of Terror and are reunited with their chapter.

“This is a collection that made me feel really sad and really upbeat throughout. A great reading experience in the end that does make me want more Ultramarines action.” ~The Founding Fields

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