Decided to pick it up after a while, and glad I did. A real pageturner that offers deep insight into the blood angels from angles not seen before in such detail. With how their neophytes are inducted into the chapter and the life of the scavenger tribes on the moons.
The story follows Dante post the Cryptus campaign, where we see the aftermath of it, and seeing flashbacks of the pivotal events in his long life. His origin, trials of ascension, induction into the blood angels and learning of their nature. His growth and ascension to become a captain. And his numerous encounters with the Sanguinor, including when it speaks to him. Speaking for the first time ever.
All in all, it touches upon a lot of blood angels fluff and weaves it well into the narative. Their struggles with the inner beast and the twin banes of the red thirst and the black rage. Guy Haley once again proves he is a masterful writter. Though I admit that this character book being much longer than the recent offerings also had a hand in me getting it. Azrael and Cassius only being around 200 pages.
But ill say this book is one of the truly core novels for understanding the nature of the blood angels. The recent book about Mephiston pales compared to this one, Guy Haley is just far better at the Blood Angels.
Last edited by Brother Lucian; 03-04-17 at 12:54 AM.