Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Horus Heresy: Scars: Episode V (Ebook Review)

As with the last book review this is posted in full on and this is simply a preview. If you want to see it in full then please follow the link through to there.

The most promising aspect here is that it seems violence is being used sparingly. It would have been easy to have the void battle between the Space Wolves and Alpha Legion stem the entire book, but it’s coming to a close after only a couple of episodes. Not a definitive conclusion so much as a break, allowing for further development beyond the conflict and not repeat the mistake of Battle for the Abyss of seemingly relentless fighting. The only criticism of this is we only see a small fraction of this titanic engagement in space, and that’s from Bjorn’s eyes. Once he stops focusing upon it, we get little to nothing further describing the frantic battle going on. Almost all of it is told to us through very fleeting communications and little to none is actually shown. On the upside though, we do get one of the book’s best brawls thus far because of this.

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