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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-11-14, 12:47 PM
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There were definitely enjoyable parts to it but there were just as many annoying aspects, most of which were mentioned above. As a whole, it could have been so much. The saving grace was that Horus great throughout, tho the end was a massive let down. When he came out, he was "just Horus" to me with some grey hair. Not like how the feeling you get when you see the Emporer in Wolf of Ash and Fire for example.
Also, this was probably the worst emporer seen I have read in any book. He seemed so unaware of what was going on and his stances on the thousand sons and guiilliman were too blunt for the smartest being in the galaxy.
I was really in to that blood angel too during his cliff climb....then he did nothing.
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Good to see I wasn't the only one disappointed with this book. Everything from the Blood Angels portrayal, to the Emperor/Thousand Sons conversation, to Mortarion's apparent 180 about the warp, the Slaanesh corrupted Knights etc. had me cringing throughout the novel.

Pretty much the only interesting parts for me were the bits of history about the Emperor and how he gained his power, and how Horus gained similar power to confront him. Horus was reasonably well portrayed as well, unlike a few other novels where he just seemed angry.

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I'm am really not surprised by the Emperor's reaction towards Magnus and the Thousand Sons. They literally destroyed the future of the Imperium. I still think people don't understand what they actually did when trying to contact the Emperor. Magnus gave the Imperium its biggest blow.

The view of Khan is pretty realistic. Khan's and a couple of the loyalist view of the Imperium and the Emperor is pretty logical.

As far as the other crap, I felt it was a bunch of wild filler.
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Good to see I wasn't the only one disappointed with this book. Everything from the Blood Angels portrayal, to the Emperor/Thousand Sons conversation, to Mortarion's apparent 180 about the warp, the Slaanesh corrupted Knights etc. had me cringing throughout the novel.

Pretty much the only interesting parts for me were the bits of history about the Emperor and how he gained his power, and how Horus gained similar power to confront him. Horus was reasonably well portrayed as well, unlike a few other novels where he just seemed angry.
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You means the ridiculous OTT monofaceted characters with the obvious plot switch that's been done a hundred times in 40k books, such as in Deliverance Lost, or Angel Exterminatus...



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You means the ridiculous OTT monofaceted characters with the obvious plot switch that's been done a hundred times in 40k books, such as in Deliverance Lost, or Angel Exterminatus...
Or the Ultramarine-characters outside the books of Abnett, McNeill or at the Deathwatch RPG?

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