Wednesday, 6 January 2016
The Beast Arises: I Am Slaughter (Book Review)
In many regards, I Am Slaughter is an extremely unusual Black Library product. Besides the rather goofy name, it's the rare example of not only an Imperial Fists novel, but a book set in the Sol System itself and during the era of humanity's decline. The empire found here has only recently lost the last of the primarchs, and still resembles the society Robute Guilliman established with only the first signs of real rot starting the set in. However, this is what makes it so fascinating, and manages to become its greatest selling point. It's a look into what the Imperium might have become, the empire which might have been left behind, were it not for the coming of the Beast.