Book 5 of the Siege of Terra
After a series of victories, the Imperial forces are on the back foot once more. The power of Chaos is rising, the Traitors gain ground, and all hope seems lost. Can Terra endure?
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Delve back into the biggest war in Imperial history, which is getting even bigger as Traitor Titans land and the influence of the warp grows, plaguing the defenders in all sorts of vile ways.
The victories of Saturnine and the sacrifices of the Eternity Wall space port have faded into the hope of yesterday. Denied but not defeated, the Traitors intensify their assault on the Imperial Palace. With the principal space ports in Horus’ hands, the Warmaster now drains the heavens of his reserves.
As the pressure of the assault increases, the power of Chaos waxes. The waking lives of the defenders are filled with despair, while their dreams pull them in search of a false paradise. As the fabric of the defences fails and the will of those who stand on them cracks, Horus commands the Titans of the Legio Mortis to breach the walls. Against them stands the might of Mercury Wall and the strength of the Legio Ignatum. Ancient rivals, the god-engines of both Legions meet in battle, while within the walls a few desperate individuals seek a way to turn back the tide of the warp’s malign influence. Across Terra, lost warriors and travellers make their way through wastelands and gardens of horror, towards home and an unknown future.
Written by John French
Mortis: really great book
It does a lot but what it does best is open up the possibilities
How can this Siege of Terra be so UNEVEN? Three of the novels moved like greased lighting, with monumental events on every page. This one, like THE FIRST WALL, just seems like padding -- stretching out a 60+ book series with endless scenes of exploding titans and air that tastes like copper.
Can we END this thing? Please?
The book does have some redeeming qualities to it, but my main issue is that it seems this could have been a side compendium to the main Seige of Terra series. If you like Titan’s and want to know ALL about Titan’s during the seige, then this is the book for you.