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Publisher Description

A Siege of Terra novella


In the midst of the Siege of Terra, Magnus the Red embarks on a very personal mission – one that will bring him face to face with the Emperor once more!


READ IT BECAUSE

Discover the end of Magnus' journey from Prospero to treachery on Terra in a deeply moving and elegiac tale that sees him finally choose his side and take his place amongst his brothers.


THE STORY 

Of all the Emperor’s sons who fell to Chaos, it is perhaps Magnus the Red whose tale is the most tragic. Sanctioned because of his desire for knowledge, chastised, judged, and shattered to his very elements – there is much for the Crimson King to feel vengeful for. Yet revenge is not the only thing that draws him to Terra alongside the Warmaster’s besieging armies. He seeks something, a fragment, the missing piece of himself that lies within the most impregnable place on the planet – the inner sanctum of the Imperial Palace. As the greatest conflict of the ages reaches fever pitch, Magnus fights his own inner battle. To be whole once more, he must not only overcome the fiercest of defences, but also face the one being whom he loves and hates with equal fervour more than any other – his errant father, the Emperor of Mankind. 


Written by Graham McNeill

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2021
9 January
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
281
Pages
PUBLISHER
Black Library
SIZE
2.8
MB

Customer Reviews

auraboy ,

Good but not really novella material

Some people prefer the shorter entries, but I think the culmination of Magnus’ story could have filled a novel. There’s some seriously epic new events here for 40K fans but it does feel a little rushed. Like cramming a blockbuster film into a 45 minute tv show slot.

There are some gaping plot holes (as ever when you need to have characters meet up when the setting says they really can’t - here, the Custodians take a bit of a random holiday...) but it’s still a great read, with a nod to some of Graham McNeill’s thoughtful moments rather than non stop killing (I don’t even think the fight scenes here needed to happen at all! But then some fans would be bored by a philosophical piece without explosions...)

It’s just the scale drops a lot after Saturnine, which Dan Abnett made feel vast in scope. Here it feels a bit like five or six characters just sidestep the siege and sort out their family issues. Hence why it might have made a better novel with time to breathe and not so much a rush to a shootout that doesn’t add much.

D231976b* ,

Excellent

Excellent, I can’t wait for the next instalment 👍

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