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Tuesday, 20 August 2013
Horus Heresy: Scars: Episode III (Ebook Review)
As with the last book review this is posted in full on
nd this is simply a preview. If you want to see it in full then please follow the link through to there.
With much of the set-up to events covered in the last two parts,
is where we start to get momentum to the plot.
Following the conclusion to
, the Space Wolf fleet is on high alert and preparing for battle against a superior foe. One even they, as a legion intended to execute traitors to the throne, know little of in terms of tactics or capability. Worse still, they outgun the Wolves horribly. At Terra Dorn, Valdor and Malcador discuss recent events. Both Valdor’s actions in burning Prospero against orders and which legions will likely turn upon them, not to mention the true war raging unseen by all. With the White Scars, the legion continues to fracture. Astartes are found murdered by strike which specifically focus upon their weak points and loyalties continue to shift as the first news of the Heresy arrives…
The plot is being kicked off very quickly now, with certain details and establishing points still being made, and already introducing the massive battle which made this event famous. While this would usually be a mark against the book, it works here to counter one of the problems with the episodic format: The gaps between releases. It allows for excitement to be quickly built up and interest to be held, and while the first shots have yet to be fired the fact the conflict is about to begin helps to show the story is going somewhere.
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