When Horus fell, his Sons fell with him. A broken Legion, beset by rivalries and hunted by their erstwhile allies, the former Luna Wolves have scattered across the tortured realm of the Eye of Terror. And of Abaddon, greatest of the Warmaster’s followers, nothing has been heard for many years. But when Horus’s body is taken from its resting place, a confederation of legionaries seek out the former First Captain, to convince him to embrace his destiny and continue what Horus began.
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This is the first novel in a brand new series that deals with the ultimate bad guy of the 41st millennium, written by the master of Warhammer 40,000 anti-heroes Aaron Dembski-Bowden. The Talon of Horus is the beginning of the most anticipated new Black Library series of 2014 and a must read for any fan of Warhammer 40,000 or the Horus Heresy.
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Rich in 9 Legion lore after Heresy
A very epic read. There is a ton of traitor legion lore within these pages that occurs just several centuries after the death of Horus. I especially like the first person narrative that is used to tell the story.
I don't mind the $23 dollar cost of the e-book. It's very convenient to just start reading a book at the tap of a button. Plus,
I had high hopes for this book. I am an avid 40k reader and field chaos on the tabletop as well.
While a fairly well-written book, the story is just...poor. The minor characters are more interesting then the main characters, the story itself doesn't mesh at all with previous black legion or heresy lore, and the great Abaddon vs Horus showdown that the book leads up to is the biggest disappointment of all.
It's like an alternate version of events where suddenly Abaddon becomes a father figure to all the lonely traitors in the eye, easily manhandles and kills the greatest primarch (reborn) to have ever lived, and suddenly the Black Legion starts out as if it's a big family of brothers just looking for a purpose in the galaxy, as opposed to the battle hardened long war veterans led by the tyrannical, tainted former First Captain consumed by hatred. I may have been more receptive to the plot if all of the main points didn't murder well established lore and cast Abaddon into something he has never been.
Just my opinions, though.
Entertaining at times, but very disappointing overall.
Ok I guess
It was good, but definitely not what I expected for the price, or from this author. I'm a huge Aaron Dembski-Bowden fan, but this was not on par with his usual work. The main character felt very "Mary-Sue"-ish and is just the best at everything.