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Thursday, 24 October 2013
Horus Heresy: Scars Episode XII (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.
So here we are, after twelve weeks of serialised chapters being handed out piece by piece Scars concludes with plenty of explosions. Fighting his now realised foe on a world burned in one of the opening acts of the Heresy, Jaghatai Khan’s legion burns around him in the fires of civil war. Cut off with only a handful of his troops as Yesugei still nowhere to be seen , the fate of a legion hangs in the balance…
now it’s fairly clear what the book’s problems and strengths are. It has a lot of inventive concepts, a good direction upon how to explore them, and ways which to flesh out groups both previously seen and ignored in this series. The main issue is that it ultimately came at the cost of cohesion and a strong overall narrative. It’s a novel where it’s visibly overstuffed by ideas and unable to fully realise them all while at the same time maintaining a good structure and strong storytelling.
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