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Bane of Kings Reviews: Fulgrim

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Okay, here we go again, I guess :eek:k:. Remember to reply this time, it makes me feel unwanted :p.

Fulgrim: Graham Mcneill

It is the 31st millennium, and humanity is at the peak of its powers. As the Great Crusade, led by Warmaster Horus, continues to conquer the galaxy, Fulgrim, Primarch of the Emperor's Children, leads his warriors into battle against a vile alien foe. From the blood of this campaign are sown the seeds that will lead this proud legion to treachery, taking them down the darkest paths of corruption. Leading up to the carnage of the Dropsite Massacre on Isstvan V, Graham Mcneill tells the tale of Fulgrim's tragic fall from grace in the next thrilling novel in the Horus Heresy series!

Having recived this on friday, I spent the weekend reading the fifth installment in the Horus Heresy series featuring the Emperor's Children, written by Graham Mcneill, responsible for False Gods and the stories about the Ultramarines Fourth. We see what happens to Lucius and Tarvitz and Lord Commander Eidolon, before the events in the previous stories, and also introduces some new charachters, such as rembrancers, but most notably Captain Dementer, and of course gives Fulgrim a major starring role, who is battling with a Daemon inside his head.

The Iron Hands and their Primarch, Ferrus Manus are introduced to the Horus Heresy in this novel, and Fabius Bile plays a part in enhancing Eidolon's geneseed. This also weaves an epic tale of tragic betrayal and awesome battles, along with the odd slow part with the Rembrancers so we can catch our breaths.

Until I read this book, I wasn't a fan of the Emperor's Children, but now I am, but I still prefer the pre-Heresy Marines to the Slaneesh supporting traitors.

If you haven't read this book yet, I reccommend that you do. It's an excellent novel, and the second book by Graham Mcneill that I've read. Hope you enjoy it!

High Point: The talk between Fulgrim and Ferrus Manus where Fulgrim tries to turn his brother to the ways of Horus (I was about to say dark side, but then again, I did watch Star Wars recently), and also the bit between Lucius and Captain Dementer towards the end.

Low Point: I found it hard to get into at the beginning, having constantly to refer to the guide at the beginning known as Dramatis Personae.

The Rating: 9/10

In other news, I picked up Fallen Angels and the Ultramarines Omnibus, so I have plenty of books to read over the summer, and also, if you want reviews sooner, I suggest you follow Of Books and Wargames 2, my blog, for more information. Hope you enjoyed.

~Bane of Kings signing out.
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Nice review! +rep

I do have to disagree with you on the high point though, for me, though it pains me to say it....I agree with bobss, Fulgrim beating an Avatar to death with his hands? Yes please!
Or the Ferrus vs Fulgrim bit.
However Battle for the Abyss is not a Horus Heresy book, it just isnt, its some Ultrasmurfs fighting some wordbearers for a few hundred pages. Worst HH book by far.
A Thousand Sons is the best HH book I have read by a long shot, only Fulgrim comes near it for me and Ive read all of them except the Dark Angels ones.
Ive got straight gold exept Horus Rising (Was gold but I accidently left it in Turkey when I went on holiday there :(), FotE (Bronze) and Battle for the Abyss (Silver)
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