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This review is from: Know No Fear: The Battle of Calth (The Horus Heresy) (Paperback)
As always, Dan Abnett writes a great Horus Heresy novel. The countdown-style writing makes it very captivating and works wonders in portraying a chronological view of how the events unfolded on Calth. Dan Abnett deserves his title of being the world's best military science fiction writer - some of the fighting scenes are extremely intense.
I have rated this novel as 4-star not because it isn't a great read, but because it doesn't add anything to the Horus Heresy plot itself. You don't see a Legion change and the main plot develop in the way they did in the best novels Horus Rising, Fulgrim, A Thousand Sons, The First Heretic and Prospero Burns. The whole novel is, in fact, a single battle. An incredible, devastating battle, but the line gets drawn there. Of course this can be assumed from the title, but I thought it good just to clarify.
Nonetheless, I thoroughly recommend this book to any Warhammer 40k fan. Great action scenes, and a vivid insight on how the Ultramarines were first brought into the Horus Heresy.