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Prince of Crows

In Midnight Clad
The Thramas Crusade draws to its inevitable conclusion, with the forces of the Dark Angels and the Night Lords locked in a struggle that neither side can bring themselves to abandon. The Night Haunter lies comatose after being mauled by his primarch brother Lion El’Jonson, and in his absence it falls to First Captain Sevatar and the remaining members of the Kyroptera to command the Legion. But the self-styled ‘Prince of Crows’ has his own plans to save the VIII Legion from annihilation – plans he intends to follow, with or without his comrades in tow.

Portrait de Sevatar mais aussi vision parfaitement cohérente de la 8ème légion, Prince of Crows risque de vous faire aimer les Night Lords si ce n'est pas déjà le cas. A lire absolument !


Freedom bought with blood
As the Horus Heresy continues, Corax and the remnants of his once mighty Legion now wage an entirely different kind of war – liberating worlds oppressed by traitor forces, they gather more and more followers, disrupting the Warmaster’s influence wherever they can. But after an unexpected reunion with a fellow survivor of Isstvan V, the Raven Guard learn of the prison colony of Carandiru and realise that they must face the ghosts of their past on Deliverance if they are to prevail.

Gav Thorpe inscrit parfaitement Ravenlord dans la saga et rend cette histoire indispensable pour la compréhension du rôle qu'a joué la Raven Guard durant l'Hérésie d'Horus.

The Last Days of Ector

Hive Fleet Leviathan – billions upon billions of ravenous creatures intent on devouring every scrap of life in the galaxy. In its path is the Valedor system, five Imperial worlds zealously guarded by the Crimson Castellans Space Marines Chapter. As the planets are razed one by one, only Ector remains defiant. Faced with foes beyond number, the Crimson Castellans are confronted with an impossible dilemma – fight to the last as honour demands, or retreat to safeguard the future of their Chapter.

Arjac Rockfist : Anvil of Fenris

Take up your ale, warrior of the Space Wolves, and heed the words of the skjald as he tells the tale of one of our mightiest brothers. Hear of the humble beginnings of the one we know as the Anvil of Fenris, and how he answered the call of destiny when the Kraken invaded Asaheim itself. Hear of his heroic actions in fighting the spawn of the tyranids and saving the Fang from their depredations. Hear the story of Arjac Rockfist, and glory that such a warrior walks among us!.

Si vous arrivez à faire fi des nombreuses erreurs de fluff qui ne sont pas en adéquation avec le background des Space Wolves, vous aurez des chances d'apprécier ce roman pour ce qu'il est finalement, une aventure épique dans le froid de Fenris. Un livre qui risque de ne pas faire l'...

Sons of Wrath

Formed in the aftermath of the Horus Heresy, the Flesh Tearers, veterans of the Blood Angels Legion now cast adrift, gather behind their leader, Chapter Master Amit, and set out to forge their own destiny. When a mistake brings them into conflict with another newly-created Chapter of Space Marines, a legacy is forged that will haunt the Flesh Tearers for then thousand years.

Sons of Wrath laissera un gout d'inachevé, comme si l'auteur n'avait développé que le Chapitre des Flesh Tearers au détriment du reste. Une note assez dure il est vrai, au regard de la qualité d'écriture d'Andy et de l'ambiance criante de vérité qui nous est offerte.

Tallarn : Executioner

The battle begins
As one of the Imperium's many staging grounds for the forces serving in the Great Crusade, the verdant world of Tallarn has long served as a transfer point for vast numbers of military personnel and their war machines. Now, destroyed by a deadly virus-bomb attack launched by the battered Iron Warriors fleet, the entire world is reduced to a toxic wasteland where the survivors must fight to defend what little remains of their home. The remnants of the once mighty Jurnian 701st armoured regiment emerge from their underground shelters, and the opening movements of the Battle of Tallarn begin.

John French est très convainquant lorsqu’il s’agit de confronter de simples hommes manœuvrant des tanks, à des forces qui les dépassent. Un prologue qui augure du meilleur et tient ses promesses haut la main.

Scorched Earth

From the Ashes of Isstvan
Nearly a quarter of a million loyal Space Marines lost their lives on Isstvan V – the Dropsite Massacre lasted only a few hours, and yet the Iron Hands, Raven Guard and Salamanders were slaughtered by those they had once called kin. With the disappearance of their primarch weighing heavily upon their hearts, Ra'stan and Usabius of the XVIIIth Legion leave behind their fellow survivors and strike out into the Urgall Depression. Their mission: to find what, if anything, remains of mighty Vulkan.

Excellente histoire, parfaitement maîtrisée sur bien des points. Bien que dispensable à la Saga de l'Hérésie d'Horus, c'est un must-read.