It is M32, a thousand years after the Horus Heresy. The Scouring is over and the Imperium at the height of its post-Crusade power. When Magnus the Red is tracked down to Gangava Prime, the Space Wolves hasten to engage the daemon primarch. Even as Great Wolf Harek Ironhelm closes on his ancient enemy, the Fang on the Space Wolves home world is besieged by a massive force of Thousand Sons.
A desperate battle ensues as the skeleton forces of Wolf Lord Vaer Greylock attempt to hold back the attacking hosts before the last of his meagre defences gives in. Though a single Scout ship survives to summon Great Wolf Harek Ironhelm back to Fenris, none of the defenders truly realise the full scale the horror that awaits them, nor what the Battle for the Fang will cost them all.
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There's no wolves on fenris
Good read, good pace, good to read more of the history of the space wolves after the heresy.
A great book for avid fans of Warhammer. Slowly builds up the story but keeps you entertained all the way through.
Provides the requisite amount of drama, action, dark humour and enough plot to keep you excited.
This is a true spiritual successor to A Thousand Sons and Prospero Burns, with many references to the events mentioned in those books. While its not essential to red those first, you would certainly gain a greater application for this book if you do so.
There are some great scenes and characters here. The telling of Helfist and Redmane's first attack and the action on the gun ship is thrilling stuff. Blackwing is a wonderful character and stands out from the others in having a more distinct personality.
There are times close to the end where the battle becomes repetitive, but such is the nature of siege stories, and the author does very well to avoid this from happening sooner.
If you liked the aforementioned HH books then I would certainly recommend this. The Wolves are shown in all of their furious and flawed glory, and Wraight is more than happy to expose those flaws.
Well worth a read and a worth addition to the BL