Fell times have come to the galaxy. Cadia has fallen, destroyed by the onslaught of Chaos. A Great Rift in the warp has opened and from its depths spew daemons and the horrors of Old Night. But all hope is not lost... A hero, long absent, has returned and with him comes the wrath of the Ultramarines reborn. Roboute Guilliman has arisen to lead the Imperium out of darkness on a crusade the likes of which has not been seen since the fabled days of the Emperor. But never before have the forces of Ruin amassed in such numbers, and nowhere is safe from despoliation. From the dreaded Scourge Stars come the hordes of the Plaguefather, Lord Nurgle, and their pustulent eye is xed on Macragge. As the Indomitas Crusade draws to an end, Guilliman races to Ultramar and a confrontation with the Death Guard.
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It's a new beginning for the Warhammer 40,000 universe! Guy Haley crafts a tale of the returned Primarch Roboute Guilliman as he races to save his realm from the servants of Nurgle – it's the perfect accompaniment to the new Warhammer 40,000 game!
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It’s a good book. Read it. That is all.
Beginning, middle and...
The book has some good moments and explores some interesting character motives. It also avoids unnecessary exposition and endless battle scenes so prevalent in other fiction by the publisher. However, be warned, it is little more than an introduction (presumably in anticipation of further novels). Aside from the opening chapter almost nothing actually happens. Several interesting antagonists are set up and then completely ignored in the conclusion.
In addition the relationship between new Space Marine and old (which would have made for a fascinating dynamic ) is really only briefly touched upon.
There is a whole chapter which contains the greatest number of varying adjectives used to describe decay I have ever encountered but which is entirely unnecessary and of which nothing is then made.
I recommend this for die hard fans and would further suggest awaiting the release of the sequels so the reader is not left with an ardent sense of frustration at the story's absence of a conclusion.