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4.0 out of 5 stars death to the false emperor...a truly evil book, 18 Dec 2012
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This review is from: The Word Bearers Omnibus (Paperback)
I am a self confessed imperial guard man. I feel you can understand the regular ground pounders much more than advanced bio genetic soilders or some such advanced and heavily armoured beast. I like to dabble in other areas of the 40k universe now and again and recently i went back to the quite frankly at times awful horus heresy. There i read a monster of a book called the first heretic by aaron dembski-bowden. This was what i wanted and answers some really prudent questions like why a legion would turn their back on their brothers. If you have read first heretic you will be in for a treat here as this compilation of books inside this omnibus shows how far the word bearers have come (or fallen depending on your views) since the heresy. Ok i loved this book and even if you havent read heretic you will love it too. Book one entitled dark apostle lays the ground work for the new main character marduk. He believes he is destined for great things and maneuvers himself accordingly. As this is book one it was hard to warm to the new perspective and i was infact hoping the imperial guard characters would prevail as chaos takes a planet for some evil purpose in mind. The action is relentless and bloodthirsty as the book kind of asks you to take sides with your favorite character. All are conniving and conspiring against one another as is the chaos way of going up the ranks as well as being able to torch entire planets and blow heads off with bolter fire. At the end of the book i was warming to marduk and wanted more. The second book dark discipline is the gem of the book as it is a far tighter read. After the mass planet action of book 1 here we have a word bearer hit squad comprised of marduk and the main characters who after learning about an artifact which could potentially turn the tide for all forces of chaos drop planet side to get more info. Again the action is pure bolter porn and it is so glorious as it truly never stops.At the end of book two you start to think that maybe chaos can win....forever.
Book 3 ends the mayhem (briefly i hope) as using the tech and info at hand the word bearers lay siege in force to a heavily protected and warp vital system.A fitting end for now. The short story at the end gives some indepth views on how one of the main chaos characters has fallen from grace and although i guessed the ending very quickly its wonderfully done.
Buy this book...its got more action per page than most of my 40 k collection. Spread the word.
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