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The Purge

Behind a loyal mask
The Shadow Crusade spreads across Ultramar, with the Word Bearers 34th Company falling upon the isolated world of Percepton Primus. As the fighting draws out into a programme of extermination, embittered commander Sor Talgron begins to question his part in Lorgar’s grander scheme – for one who stood beside primarchs and high lords in the grand halls of the Imperial Palace, what glory can there now be in punishing Guilliman’s upstart sons? But the price of doubt is known all too well, and if the Word Bearers are ever to return to Terra in triumph then they must purge the last remnants of suc...

The Purge nous narre de façon habile une double trame aux conséquences mystérieuses mais puissantes vues du bord Word Bearer. De son côté, Sor Talgron offrira au lecteur un malaise persistant quant aux choix de sa légion ainsi qu'à l'hostilité qu'il éprouve envers ses propres frère...

The Crimson Fist

Stone and Iron
Becalmed in the backwater Phall system, the Imperial Fists’ relief fleet originally headed for Isstvan III has been waiting out the warp storms that waylaid them so many months ago. Under the assumed command of Captain Alexis Polux and seemingly forgotten by the rest of the Imperium, they hope yet to complete their mission and report back to their primarch Rogal Dorn, so that they might return to the greater conflict. But destiny calls as old rivalries are rekindled, and the treacherous Iron Warriors await their moment to strike – the feud between Dorn and his wayward brother Perturabo prom...

Excellente introduction aux évènements relatant les Imperial Fists durant l'Hérésie d'Horus. Leur détresse est vraiment bien rendu et les doutes s'abattent sur tout le monde sans distinction. Néanmoins l'auteur a mis en place une trame que nous avons hâte de poursuivre tant el...

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.