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For millennia, the writings of Chaplain Daenyathos have been the guiding force behind the Soul Drinkers, his wisdom taking them from strength to strength. But a dark secret lurks at the heart of Daenaythos’s Catechisms Martial, a cancer that will eat away at the Soul Drinkers and ultimately damn them. Spanning the centuries from the Age of Apostasy to his mysterious disappearance, this is the story of the Philosopher-Soldier’s life, of his rise... and of his tragic fall.

The Masque of Vyle

Even amongst the eldar, the Harlequins are a capricious, mysterious breed. When a troupe of these deadly warrior-performers discovers a dead Craftworld festering in the webway, they are determined to find the one responsible and exact punishment. Using the ancient craft of their Shadowseer, the trail of destruction leads the troupe to the Sable Marches, a fringe realm of the dark eldar. With several possible suspects of this heinous crime, the Harlequins decide to draw out the guilty one by staging the Masque of Vyle for the archons, a performance that will expose the truth and lead, fatall...

Une nouvelle captivante par ses protagonistes et idéale par son rythme. On jongle avec plaisir entre chaque dialogue comme dans une troupe d'Arlequins.

Yarrick : Chains of Golgotha

From the ashes of the Second War of Armageddon a hero of the Imperium emerged. War-torn and bloody, Commissar Yarrick swore vengeance on the beast that escaped his righteous wrath, the despoiler of Armageddon — Ghazghkull Thraka. Tracking down the ork warlord to the desolate world of Golgotha, Yarrick leads an armoured company to destroy the beast but does not reckon on Thraka's cunning. Ambushed, his army all-but destroyed, Yarrick is captured and awakes to find himself aboard the beast's space hulk facing a fate worse than death.

J’aurai mis volontiers 5/5 mais c’est bien trop court et c’est l’unique chose que je lui reproche. Si David Annandale ne fait pas de suite, une chose est sur, je le kidnapperai et forcerai. Il a totalement cerné le personnage de ce Commissaire si exceptionnel et lui seul pourra le faire briller ...

Flesh of Cretacia

Mere centuries after the end of the Horus Heresy, the newly-founded Flesh Tearers Chapter continues its bloody crusade against the xenos races that threaten Segmentum Pacificus. Chapter Master Amit leads his warriors to a feral world in pursuit of orks, but discovers something far more ancient and deadly in the depths of the jungle. Already battle-weary, the Flesh Tearers must master the dark legacy of their primarch Sanguinius if they are to prevail... and perhaps find a world worthy of being called their home.

Andy Smillie n’écrit pas sur les Flesh Tearers, il les fait vivre. En enchainant les scènes d’action et en ponctuant son récit de dialogue parfois très tendus, l’auteur nous plonge dans un livre où même la puissance d’un Space Marine peut se voir insuffisante. Pas d’assaut chevaleresque, ici chaq...

Vengeance Noire

Dans les ténèbres d'un lointain futur, l'humanité livre parmi les étoiles un combat désespéré contre sa propre extinction. Au premier rang de ses protecteurs se tiennent les space marines, des surhommes génétiquement améliorés et entraînés pour devenir les guerriers ultimes.

Loin d’être indispensable, ce livre aurait gagné à être inclus gratuitement dans la boîte de jeu, car pour un tel produit à un tel prix, la pilule à du mal à passer.

Brotherhood of the Storm

The Khan rides to war
As word of Horus's treachery spreads to fully half of the Legiones Astartes, Terra looks to the remaining loyalist Space Marines to defend the Imperium. One group, however, remains curiously silent in spite of apparent efforts from both sides to contact them — the noble Vth Legion, Jaghatai Khan's fearsome White Scars. In the ork-held territory of Chondax, a bitter war has been raging since the Triumph at Ullanor, and only now do the sons of Chogoris return their gaze to the heavens.

Cette histoire bien dispensable ne fait pas avancer la saga, mais vous attirera chez le Khan de façon discrète et efficace. Une courte mais bonne lecture pour une légion méconnue mais très intéressante.


The Last of Kiru’s Line
Commander Shadowsun, child of the famed Kiru and protégé of the legendary Commander Puretide, is destined to lead the next phase of the Tau Empire’s expansion… if she can survive the trials before her. Crash-landed on an enemy-held planet, with foes all around and a seemingly impossible mission to complete Shadowsun is determined to achieve victory, even at the cost of her life. But when she receives a message that tears her world apart, Shadowsun must make a choice unthinkable to most tau: to abandon her duty for the sake of family, or continue to fight for the Greater Good.

Facile de mettre une note pareille pour seulement 100 pages me direz-vous ? Et bien lisez-le et on en discutera. Ce récit est excellent. Il est maîtrisé d’un bout à l’autre par un nouvel auteur que je surveillerai de près. Un roman qui n’engage à rien et qui vaut le coup.