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This review is from: The Outcast Dead (The Horus Heresy) (Paperback)
I put off reading this book given the negative reviews but after now reading it I'm very much glad that I did and disagree with other reviewers about both the quality of the book and how it fits into the series. The whole purpose of the book to me is twofold. Firstly it fills in one of the big holes in the story of the Heresy - the fact that the Emperor is essentially a super human good like being with incredible psychic powers but seemingly falls into a variety of traps. Secondly it gives us a tantalising insight into Terra and some of the history leading up to the eventual conquest of Terra.
Personally I don't understand those that want the series to end and for the books about the final battle to be written. We all know what happens! So the joy of the series to me is the detail. I think Graham has done a great job to write a difficult but necessary book. Sure it's not the usual constant action that makes up a regular 30k or 40k novel but it's an enjoyable read and adds to the overall story line.