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The Burden of Loyalty

As the darkness of mankind's internecine war slowly consumes the galaxy, those who still serve the Throne are forced to fight for both their own survival and the continued existence of everything they hold dear. With the threat of the Warmaster Horus' fleet looming ever closer to Terra, if will fall to such heroes to halt the tide, but the enemies arrayed against them are powerful and the burden of loyalty is great.

Black Legion

Ezekyle Abaddon and his warlords strive to bind the newborn Black Legion together under threat of destruction. Now Khayon, as Abaddon's most-trusted assassin, is tasked with ending the threat of Thagus Daravek, the self-proclaimed Lord of Hosts — a rival to the Ezekyle's final fate. Fighting the vile whispers of the Dark Gods within his mind, Abaddon turns a fevered gaze back to the Imperium, where his destiny awaits. Yet the Emperor's Champion and his Black Templars stand guard at the gates of Hell, and Sigismund has waited centuries to face Abaddon in battle.

Into Exile

When the traitorous allies of Horus and Kelbor-Hal seized Mars, they sent elite hunters to apprehend key targets and ensure that any loyal resistance would fail. One such target was the legendary technoarchaeologist Arkhan Land, the discoverer of many lost treasures and curiosities from mankind's Golden Age — and the Imperial Fists cannot allow such a valuable mind to fall into the hands of the enemy. Does Land have good reason to fear his apparent saviours?.

The Master of Mankind

War in the Webway
While Horus’ rebellion burns across the galaxy, a very different kind of war rages beneath the Imperial Palace. The ‘Ten Thousand’ Custodian Guard, along with the Sisters of Silence and the Mechanicum forces of Fabricator General Kane, fight to control the nexus points of the ancient eldar webway that lie closest to Terra, infested by daemonic entities after Magnus the Red’s intrusion. But with traitor legionaries and corrupted Battle Titans now counted among the forces of Chaos, the noose around the Throneworld is tightening, and none but the Emperor Himself can hope to prevail.

Massacre

Shunned by the rest of the Legions after the destruction of their home world, the Night Lords have fought without their disgraced primarch Konrad Curze for many years. But now the self-proclaimed ‘Night Haunter’ has returned and will lead them to the backwater world of Isstvan V, where a great treachery is unfolding, and the grim legionaries of First Claw will soon be forced to embrace their dark destiny.

L'Œil de Terra

Je suis la Vigilance de l'Empereur
La galaxie brûle sur l'ordre d'Horus, et chaque instant coûte un milliard de vies – mais ce ne fut pas toujours le cas. Il fut un temps, le titre de Maître de Guerre était synonyme d'honneur et de loyauté. Il représentait le parangon de la fierté et de la puissance des légions space marines. Nul ne sait s'il est seulement possible de commencer à comprendre à quel point l'amertume peut venir à bout des esprits les plus inébranlables….

La Guerre Éternelle

Heresy Begets Retribution
La vision de L'Empereur pour l'humanité a été réduite en lambeaux, et la Grande Croisade n'est plus qu'un lointain souvenir. Et alors que les flammes de la rébellion d'Horus se répandent au travers de la galaxie et que la guerre engloutit chaque jour de nouveaux systèmes planétaires, certains osent poser la question qui brûle tant de lèvres : les signes n'étaient-ils pas visibles depuis le début? L'époque est sombre, et une seule chose est certaine : la galaxie ne sera plus jamais en paix, ni dans cette vie ni dans les mille à venir….

Lord of the Red Sands

Angron, gladiator-primarch of the XIIth Legion, is renowned across the galaxy for his savagery and brutal martial code. But amidst the ruins of Isstvan III, even as he slaughters his own wayward sons, he finds a unique serenity in the carnage of warfare... no matter whose blood he spills. And for what does the Eater of Worlds hunger above all else? Nothing more than freedom.
3/5

Malgré d'assez bonnes nouvelles dans l'ensemble, il sera difficile de ne pas comparer ce recueil aux autres. Moins épique et moins varié il sera difficile de le conseiller malgré ses bonnes idées.

Heart of the Conqueror

The Navigator Nisha Andrasta has served the XIIth Legion for over a century. She saw the War Hounds reunited with their progenitor, Lord Angron. She witnessed the rebirth of the Legion as the World Eaters. She looked on in confusion and horror as the primarch joined Horus’s rebellion, and now she has seen him betrayed by Lorgar Aurelian, becoming the maddened monster he was always destined to be. Now, as the character of the XIIth changes along with their father, what course of action yet remains to this loyal daughter of Terra?.
4/5

Heart of the Conqueror est le genre d'initiative que nous voudrions voir plus souvent de la part des auteurs de la Black Library. L'histoire passionne en quelques pages seulement et l'on prend rapidement conscience qu'il est inutile de tirer des coups de bolt pour nous vendre ...

Howl of the Hearthworld

A Space Wolves pack rails at being sent back to Terra to watch over Rogal Dorn.
2.5/5

Si l'on occulte les fausses attentes données par la couverture et le manque de pertinence des nouvelles, il n'y aura malheureusement pas grand chose à retenir de ce petit recueil que nous devrions seulement considérer comme un bonus... et encore.

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