Friday, May 21, 2010

Hey guys,
For my second Hearing I thought I would review a book I recently finished, "False Gods" of the Horus Heresy Series by Graham McNeil.

Now, as I said, False Gods was written by Graham McNeil. It is the second book in the Horus Heresy (which we all should know about). It was first published in 2006 by none other then The Black Library (click here to go to the website). It will only set you down (soft cover) 6.99 pounds and $7.99 US.

The book comes at you with dramatic cover art of the Luna Wolves fighting in battle. This book shows the Luna Wolves fighting as on the cover art of the first book "Horus Rising" shows the Sons of Horus. The strange thing is, in the first book the main chapter is called the Luna Wolves and then changes it's chapters name to Sons of Horus at the end of the first book.  

So, into the fluff...

The book starts off where the last book left off, in the Davin System. A distress call is made from the governor of the planet and Horus responds with full force of the newly named, Sons of Horus. After crushing the natives of the land, they find the crashed flagship of Davin's Governor. Horus and a small group of Astartes warriors head into the ship to see what it contains. On this ship, Horus is mortally wounded by an alien weapon. The Sons of Horus take their fallen primarch to his flagship and try to heal him. After this fails, a secret clan of Astartes warriors decide to take him down to a temple of the Davin natives. During Horus' long healing ritual, he goes on a spiritual journey in his dreams and is confronted by forgotten memories of the past and makes the choice that changes the fate of the galaxy forever.

The characters in this book are well developed and always have emotional attachments to the story and the reader. The protagonists of this book are Horus and his Mournival, a council of veteran Astartes warriors. The Mournival includes Ezekyle Abbadon, the 1st company captain, Tarik Torgaddon, the 2nd company captain, Horus "Little Horus" Aximand, 5th company captain and Garviel Loken, the newest member to the Mournival, 10th Company captain.

The plot line to this book is well made and kept steady, the descriptiveness amazes me and the sheer awesomeness of the story is incredible. On my super wargaming awesomeness scale of one to ten, one being the incredible fail of having to skip gaming because of a wife or girlfriend and ten being the awesomeness of taking a shot every time a model dies, I give this eight out of ten.

So, thanks for reading my second post of my Hearing segments, hope you enjoyed it!
Till next time,




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