The Beast Arises is a Black Library event series, twelve books over twelve months detailing the greatest war since the Horus Heresy. Every book is packed with outrageous action and unexpected revelations as the Imperium is rocked by an ork invasion that tears the galaxy apart.
It is the thirty-second millennium and the Imperium is at peace. The Traitor Legions of Chaos are but a distant memory and the many alien races that have long plagued mankind are held in check by the Space Marines. When a mission to exterminate one such xenos breed on the world of Ardamantua draws in more of their forces, the Imperial Fists abandon the walls of Terra for the first time in more than a thousand years. And when another, greater, foe strikes, even the heroic sons of Rogal Dorn may be powerless against it. The Beast Arises… and it is mighty.
Read it Because
It's the start of a brand new (and more epic than the most epic thing you can think of) event series from Black Library. It's a brand new story set in an unexplored era of Imperial history and as well as showing the entire Imperial Fists chapter in action against an ork invasion of staggering scale, it gives us a look at Terra itself, the machinations of the High Lords and the start of the Imperium's slide into the dystopian horror we all know and love. Also, did we mention orks? Lots of orks. Seriously, so many orks.
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The price is ridiculous, but the story is great. Dan brings some much needed attention to the Imperial Fist and the politics of the post Horus Heresy imperium with some amazing twists and turns.
Some may enthuse about inexplicable, sudden endings. I don’t. In this instance, it’s simply an unwelcome invitation to buy yet another book. So whether the cause is authorial laziness or editorial greed, it’s a cheap shot aimed at the reader’s wallet.
I dub this series extremis diabolus
As a huge black library fan, these books are utter garbage. I could write a 2000 word essay on the blatant mistakes and disregard for current lore that's in these books but I'll just mention two. The successor chapters of the imperial fists find out earth is under attack by an orc attack moon. The proceed to shrug it off and pick another target literally saying that if terra falls its kind of meh and the imperium will get over it. Really? Never mind that the emperor gets blank by orcs and the astronomican would go out plunging the imperium back into old night. In the first book the author states that the astartes will die out in the next 200 years. Face palm... So renagade chapters have survived 10 thousand years but all of a sudden the founding loyalist chapters just can't make it any more? This is a complete mess, don't but it, it's not worth your money or your time.