As the Horus Heresy divides the Imperium, Corax and his few remaining Raven Guard escape the massacre at Isstvan V. Tending to their wounds, the bloodied Space Marines endeavour to replenish their numbers and return to the fray, taking the fight to the traitor Warmaster. Distraught at the crippling blow dealt to his Legion, Corax returns to Terra to seek the aid of his father – the Emperor of Mankind. Granted access to ancient secrets, Corax begins to rebuild the Raven Guard, planning his revenge against his treacherous brother primarchs. But not all his remaining warriors are who they appear to be… the mysterious Alpha Legion have infiltrated the survivors and plan to destroy the Raven Guard before they can rebuild and threaten Horus’s plans.
Really enjoyable, though Corvax acts too naive relative to his ostensible intelligence. The Alpha Legion appears unstoppable.
The Horus heresy series gets better with every book. Puzzles and mysteries are solved little by little to tell you the greater story of the war on the Emperor. This book is no exception, for the story of Corax and his Raven Guard was brilliant! Must read!
The Horus Heresy series continues in one of the best in the series.