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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Christian Dunn edited the latest Horus Heresy collection of short stories entitled The Primarchs. It has four short stories in it, I could take or leave most of them, but they do a good job of adding to or resolving issues in the Horus Heresy. The first is about the Emperors Children and how they come to suspect that their Primarch is not the same being that he was before the Laer war. Lucius especially is featured in this story. For the most part, this is an okay story, but the end is worth making it through. The second story is an Iron Hands tale, set before the Heresy begins. Ferrus Manus is fighting the eldar and seeking to capture some kind of node. But the Eldar have set a trap for him. This is probably the first time a real look at the Iron Hands is taken during the Horus Heresy 0 despite the parts of Fulgrim. The third story is about Lion'el Johnson and his discovery that the Death Guard and Iron Hands are fighting over a secret installation. Johnson decides to intervene in this action, and his stance is an interesting one. Gav Thorpe does a good job with this story, answering some outstanding questions left from Descent of Angels. The fourth story is an Alpha Legion story. The legion of secrecy might have been infiltrated, and a top secret installation vital to Horus' war effort is at risk. How will Omegon deal with the situation? This last story was the best in my opinion, not only does it show how a legion would fight itself, but it has some deep implications at the end. All in all, this is a novel worth reading, especially for HH fans. It took a bit of research for me to get it on to my Kindle, but in the end I figured it out and it will be easier for me to read BL books now in the future.

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