This is what us as 40k Horus Heresy fans have been waiting for. I was almost scared to read this book fearing it would not live up to the hype of what I had pictured inside my head from my 21+ years of playing and reading 40k stories and fluff. Once I started reading I could not put the book down.
Guy Haley is one of my favorite Black Library writers and he does yet another great job with this book
The action is fast paced and jumps around a lot, but Haley makes it work as he describes the seige on a massive scale seen through the actions and thoughts of many different characters, from the lowly conscripts just given las rifles and put on the front lines as cannon fodder for the Emperor, to heretic guardsmen and beastmen also sent in as cannon fodder for Horus, to the fighter pilots protecting the skies over the palace, to the Primarchs themselves.
Even though the majority of the primarchs are present, both good and bad, Sanguinius is at the forefront and he has the most "air time" of them all, which I truly enjoyed as he is my favorite of them all. One of the best scenes in the book is Sanguinius taking flight over the entirety of the imperial palace and his thoughts, you truly get a feel for the scale of it all through his eyes..
This book is only the start of the siege with more to come, and I for one can not wait for the next book
- Hardcover: 432 pages
- Publisher: Games Workshop (1 November 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1781939446
- ISBN-13: 978-1781939444
- Product Dimensions: 14.7 x 4.6 x 21.1 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 1 Kg
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,204 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)