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This review is from: Angel Exterminatus (The Horus Heresy) (Paperback)
One thing that myself and most of my wargaming comrades love about the Horus Heresy series is the expansion of personal primarch “fluff”. In Angel exterminates we get this with Perturabo which to my mind is long overdue. In the book we get to see a deeper side to this fellow and see what makes him tick. What Graham McNeil has done is given him a personality more than this grumpy silent type who hates rogal dorn and loves smashing up buildings. He makes Perturabo human and that is one of the stand out aspects of the book. His interaction with his “sons” and most notably the “trident” is also interesting and Graham McNeil has pulled off a master stroke by linking this book to his 40K series of novels including Storm of Iron. Ive read some folk complain about this but I believe it’s a real treat as Storm… is one of his best books and so getting back detail about the main protagonists is a treat. IT also reveals who the Warsmith in that book is…..
In this book we also get Fulgrim and his emperors children who are turning more vile as the heresy unfolds and again that is a triumph as we get to see the interaction and the levels to which the respective legions have fallen. The story also rounds Fulgrim off well but I wont spoil it here!
From a loyalist perspective we get the iron hands with their allies who show up who offer a good aspect to the story again some good surprises on the loyalist side. Especially when a raven guard gets stuck into a certain Emperors Children legionary!
The sneaky elder also play their hand and as an imperial player of the games just wants to make me kill more of them. You just cant trust those pointy eared space elves!!!!!!
Overall I loved this book it got back to what makes the Horus Heresy stories really good. Plenty of back story plenty of action plenty of secrets divulged. We all know there has been some dodgy books but this isn’t one of them. For the eagle eyed I think McNeil has switched from using heavy metal lyrics to using stars wars lines………..