Monday, June 10, 2019

40K - The Solar War

Recently I purchased the audiobook of the latest Horus Heresy novel "The Solar War". This is the first in the Siege of Terra series and sees the Heresy accelerating towards its culmination.


It has taken the series 13 years to get to Terra - longer than it took Horus - and at times the books have meandered. The two least enjoyable storylines were the "Person" narrative and especially anything to do with the Shattered Legions.

I'm pleased to say that I really enjoyed this book. Certainly felt it was as good as anything that has gone before and surpasses my other favourite books - The First Heretic, Betrayer and Pharos.

Why is it so good? It is conflict on a macro scale. The assault on the Solar System is many faceted and we have the invaders and defenders trying to second guess each other in punch and counterpunch.

I don't want to give away the plot but the scale and breadth of Horus's invasion is breathtaking. The narrative is written from the different viewpoint of the main protagonists but none know the entirety of what is unfolding.

Well worth a read/listen - the series is back on track.

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