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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The 40k universe is absolutely brilliant! And this novel brings it to life and finally pushes the saga into new unknown Territory...
As someone who has enjoyed reading previous titles within the 40k range. This one felt so much more different. Untill now every time I read one of those novels it was like reading a history book. I went in to this not knowing what to expect and came out wanting more!
Love the thought and insights provided
I like the in depth explanations provided on everything after the crusade. Favorite parts-
When Typhus rebukes Mortarion for his war against the Imperium. Better to spread disease than fight a war.
When Guilliman went to talk to his father they way the emperor talked to him was raw and forceful.
How isolated and alone Guilliman is yet he is striving to do the right thing for the Imperium.
A new beginning
This reads through without the overdoing any parts that is typical to most 40k authors . No tedious exploration of certain types of story telling here , Guy Haley keeps you moving along and stops to educate on the new characters and units long enough to give them lots of room for growth and development but not too long to stifle the story . Gullimans inner struggles are reminiscent to some of the 30k stuff but necessary in grasping all that's happened in 100 years since his awakening . The primaris details remain a bit obtuse and some things are left to be revealed . A forbode to a future villain in Bellesarius Cawl and his tinkering with the primaris traitor legion genestock seems a likely set up for him to later run off into the eye of terror with his creations to chase after power denied him when Gulliman decides not to make him Fabicator General . There is also a duality in his character that alludes to his ongoing service in that event by means of him having copied himself and surviving in the heart of Gullimans flagship .
All theoretical of course and sorry for any spoilers should any of that come true in future writings but hey that's what this is all about , great story , lots of marketing here but the universe has just grown a bit and along with it become more interesting to the fan base . Looking forward to the fight with Mortarion and possibly another primarch return in the next year or two, but I suppose some groundwork will need laid first for that to pan out . Enjoy ...