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It started off so well!!,
This review is from: Fallen Angels (The Horus Heresy) (Paperback)
So, the sequel to Descent of Angels.... In a nutshell this is set some time after the first book and the legion has been split. Some are off with Lion El'Johnson battling across the galaxy on Diamat. And the rest, along with Luther, had been packed off to Caliban to oversee training. Hence lots of tension, taint and throw in the Heresy, treachery etc etc. The chapters switch between those on Caliban and those on Diamat. Both have the Dark Angels investigating treachery and betrayal. Johnson is trying to stave off the heretics on Diamat and figure out exactly what is going on, whilst Caliban teeters on civil war. Some of the battles on Diamat are really exciting, and a good counter to the intrigue on Caliban.
I was really enjoying this, much more than the first one. I was especially glad they get to the Heresy in this! Its got plenty of action and is a real page turner. So much so, I realised I was really near the end of the book and there was not much space to get it all wrapped up in.....it felt rather rushed towards the end. There were a few moments on Caliban with Zahariel where I was just muttering "idiot!!" as I was reading. Some really strange decisions are made, that ultimately cause the split of the legion. I would have given this 4 stars, if not for the hurried ending.
There is good shock at the end though. I am wondering if there will be another book out of this, as I found the ending on Caliban somewhat wanting. Its not truly the whole "Fall,"
more a revealing of secrets, and a hint at what is to come...