Thursday, 19 June 2014
Dark Disciple (Book Review)
Shifting gears from the last novel, Dark Disciple sees the trilogy approaching a different kind of warfare. Despite being a continuation which examines the impact of Dark Apostle's finale, especially the internal politics created from the recent shift in power, the primary focus here is squarely placed upon Marduk's ambitions. We see here just how far he will go to go in order to achieve power, and some elements which display how the Word Bearers still manage to remain relatively united even after their total corruption.
Still reeling from the casualties inflicted by their conflicts with the Adeptus Mechanicus and Imperial Guard, the 34th Grand Host now flies through the Warp towards a new world. With the first part of Marduk's ambitions now achieved, he leads his forces into a warzone, where an Imperial fleet is desperately trying to buy a world time against a Tyranid Hive Fleet. Embarking on an insane mission to retrieve the next piece of their puzzle from this world, Marduk's forces race against time, even as he faces dissent from within. Yet upon this world, a danger unseen by all awaits them.