Galaxy in Flames (The Horus Heresy): No. 3

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Galaxy in Flames (The Horus Heresy): No. 3

Galaxy in Flames (The Horus Heresy): No. 3

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Galaxy in Flames concerns the virus-bombing of Istvaan III and the Warmaster Horus' ultimate fall into madness, which resulted in a galactic civil war where brother would fight brother. On my first pass, I found it to be an exhilarating thrill ride from start to finish, on my second while I thought it was great it also felt like it was missing something. This was the weakest written of the twelve or so Warhammer books I have now read, but damn the story was intense.

While there were some dynamic moments I think there was a lack of more refined crafting and the good bits were easily lost among the violence. The irrevocable betrayal is made clear and the betrayed must stand against it in the face of overwhelming force.He was a very two-dimensional character initially, and seemed to exist purely to represent two ideas: The notion that even astartes could be "old", and that even astartes could be sycophants. Counter isn’t amazing with dialogue, which makes it harder to distinguish between characters such as Garro, Tarvitz and Loken. Galaxy in Flames is the Horus Heresy version of an over-the-top action movie, with an action-packed, page-turning read but little in the development of characters.

As I said in my first post, The authors (Abnett, McNeill and Counter) do excellent jobs of forming memorable characters in a universe known for its large scale. Horus has now been supplanted by forces beyond his understanding - the allies/Traitors who are taking arms against the Emperor begin to form. Having said that, it doesn’t take away from the fact that this book has the best action scenes of the trilogy and gives several side characters their moment to shine. Having witnessed the terrible massacre of Imperial forces on Isstvan III, Death Guard Captain Garro seizes a ship and sets a course for Terra to warn the Emperor of Horus's treachery.This doesn’t make the book bad by any stretch of the imagination, but it takes away from what could be.

Brothers who have to kill brothers, fathers killing their sons, new families, and loyalties being forged, to name a handful. Tarvitz emerges as a brilliant leader, commanding the loyalists as they repel wave after wave of traitor attacks while slowly being whittled down. Yet, when I read Galaxy in Flames I didn’t see that as much as I would have liked when chronicling the tragic events that occurred. Also, in the last pages of this book my earlier questions about the nature of the primarchs are pretty well answered.A deceitful, murderous tyrant with few redeeming qualities, who is now an excellent villain, but hey, this all went way too quickly. We will process the refund due to you as soon as possible and, in any case within thirty (30) days of the day we confirm via e-mail that you are entitled to a refund for defective goods.

What you get is something that feels like a big jump in motivations from False Gods that isn’t fleshed out in Galaxy in Flames. Building up the tension to the final showdown, he delivers in a way that not only creates a page-turning read that will draw you in right the way through, but also manages to do a wonderful job of wrapping up the fall from grace of Horus Lupercal delivering a great conclusion to the trilogy that whilst you will probably spot what is going to happen anyway – it still manages to keep you on the edge of your seats. I don't use these guys very often as i prefer a more numerous, basic infantry flavour to my lists but putting these guys in a land raider and letting them sow havoc on a flank is pleasing to watch. Eidolon launches a devastating attack, penetrating the palace where he massacres the loyalist wounded. Whether Dorn did this over concerns and mistrust of his gifted sons, or if the primarch could perceive some other purpose for them remains to be fleshed out.Some of these compromises are to be expected while other choices are made that shock and repulse even the most battle-hardened Astartes. This is not intended to be a full statement of all your rights under the Distance Selling Regulations. I ended up dropping the upgrade kit and only used the helms , right pauldrons and a few of the combat shields. If this had been a spin-off to the Istvaan III main book then I would have enjoyed it a lot more instead of it being the final volume in the opening of the Heresy. The Heresy moves on apace, as Horus plots to destroy all those who oppose his plans to usurp the Emperor.

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