- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: The Black Library (2 Jan. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1849700613
- ISBN-13: 978-1849700610
- Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 2.5 x 17.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 292,941 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Deliverance Lost (The Horus Heresy) Paperback – 2 Jan 2012
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About the Author
Prior to becoming a freelance writer, Gav Thorpe worked for Games Workshop as lead background designer, overseeing and contributing to the Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 worlds. He has written numerous novels and short stories set in the fictional worlds of Games Workshop, including the Time of Legends 'The Sundering' series, the seminal Dark Angels novel Angels of Darkness, and the Last Chancers omnibus. He lives in Nottingham, UK, with his mechanical hamster, Dennis.
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Top Customer Reviews
Deliverance Lost picks up right where The First Heretic finished up - in the aftermath of the betrayal at Isstvan, as the traitors hound the remnants of the Raven Guard across that planet. Thanks to some fortuitous timing, Corax and his near-decimated forces are rescued and whisked away, to Terra - where the Primarch insists on an audience with the Emperor. What follows are the Raven Guard's attempts to rebuild their forces amidst considerable opposition and suspicion; and a shadowy enemy manoeuvring to finish the job Horus's forces were unable to do on the landing fields of Isstvan.
[Something I should state: there's an awful lot more to the plot than I've just laid out, but to go into much more detail would offer up some serious spoilers. This should also explain why not much attention is paid to the characters and their general development over the course of the novel - there's a lot of intrigue, suspicion and hidden agendas, all of which should be read and experienced without prior knowledge.]
From the very beginning, it was clear that we were going to get a more intimate Primarch-experience with this novel, as the opening chapter (and much more besides) focuses more on what's going on inside Corax's mind than on others' perceptions of his actions.Read more ›
As other reviewers have mentioned, this one is one of the good ones in the series. It is also full of information on four additional topics:
- one is the background an,d history of the Raven Guard and the reason for their speciality: guerilla warfare, hit-and-run tactics and sudden attacks more generally
- another is the defense of Terra, the fortification of the Imperial Palace and the role of the Imperial Fists and Rogal Dorn
- a third is that we learn more about both the Emperor and his creations - the Primarchs, although more is to come in the future
- the last is about the attempts of Corax to fight back after the traitor Legions and the struggle that Corax has to put up when his own system is attacked from within. The Alpha Legion's infiltration was great, but I will say no more about it so as to avoid spoilers.
There is however one thing that I found odd or even confusing. The title of the book seems to suggest that Deliverance (the name of a planet) is lost. In fact, it isn't when the book end, although the title's meaning may have to be taken figuratively perhaps?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
my son loves these books, and this one did not disappoint. another great book in the sagaPublished 22 days ago by Donna Goodson
A tough read with many spelling mistakes, missing words and grammatical errors detracting from an otherwise ok addition to the series. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Arkiteckt
Good book, very interesting and focused. Love the Alpha legion sneakiness and the character of the spy well. Good twist to find out who was the spy and who was not. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Martin
Hello and welcome to yet another JBP review.
This time around, I have finally found the time to read Gav Thorpe's "Deliverance Lost". Read more
Throw away story that ruins established lore.
Poor entry into the series that advances nothing and the lore that was there before was better than the lore this monstrosity of... Read more
Im taking a guess that the only reason this book exists is that someone at black library woke up and thought "whats the worse Gav Thorpe can do the best selling horus heresy and... Read morePublished on 5 Nov. 2013 by Madmarx