Chaos God of Old Night
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: The Eternal Night
The Damnation of Pythos
Having read the book recently, and definitely enjoyed it the most of all the David Annandale pieces I have read, I thought I would answer questions about the book if anyone has any.
The most important thing you should be aware of about the 30th Horus Heresy novel if you are a Heresy reader is this. It is NOT part of the main series in the sense that it doesn't have any Primarchs, it doesn't advance the galactic war any further, it doesn't feature the machinations of the Traitor Legions, no revelations about the lost truth in the Heresy, and the storyline started in the book ends in the book.
That said I do strongly feel this is a book that Heresy fans will enjoy. It's well written, lots of strong and memorable action scenes, interesting characters and comparison of character aspects through the book, and it has a spooky horror feel to it which gives it a sense of uniqueness in the series thus far. How many of the books have actually gone for spooky rather than just gory? So while Book 30 may not deal with the main plot I still think it is worth reading, especially since it is Annandale's first real foray into the Heresy and I think that he has done a damn good job. Hopefully he'll be doing a lot more, a fresh face in the Heresy will add more variety to the books.