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Book 6 - The Horus Heresy

Descent of Angels

The Horus Heresy

    • 4.1 • 17 Ratings
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Publisher Description

The planet of Caliban exists much as it has for thousands of years – the knightly orders protect the common people, fighting back the beasts that lurk in the depths of the seemingly endless forests. Young Zahariel and Nemiel aspire to join the greatest of the orders, led by the example of mighty Lion El’Jonson and his vision of a peaceful and unified world. But the coming of the Imperium brings new concerns and a new destiny for the Lion as part of the Great Crusade, and the sons of Caliban must decide if they will follow him to glory among the stars.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2014
April 24
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
416
Pages
PUBLISHER
Black Library
SELLER
Games Workshop Limited
SIZE
921.2
KB

Customer Reviews

DrakeBurwash ,

Better than popular opinion

I liked this book but it could have been better. I am sure most of the disappointment I have read about this book comes from the break in the main storyline. As we know this series is set mainly at the end of the crusade.

In this book the story mainly focuses on the origins of the Dark Angels and their primarch Lion El'Johnson.

I found the back story surrounding the Order to be well written and interesting. This story comprises most of the book. It isn't exactly 50/50.

The story then transitions from The Order to The Dark Angels.

I would rather the author spent more time describing the process in which the men were physically transformed into astartes. I think an opportunity was missed here. Additionally the story telling of the Sarosh campaign appears rushed. The conclusion of the book is also rushed and on reflection really damaged the overall novel.

I think this book should have been another 10-15% longer and it would have been a winner.

Overall I liked it. Thanks for the interesting read Scanlon.

Julius archer ,

Meh

Not the greatest in the collection. More so to do with home world business and not much (comparative to others) much about their Primarch. Nothing to do with the Heresy at all or contributes to the story (that is apparent)

Kermiz ,

Not bad but...

Quite a nice reading iwas expecting a little more from this book, don't have the dramatic edge of the other Horus heresy novels. Fun to read, but will be probably and rapidly forgotten

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