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Novellas - Space Marine Battles

The Hunt for Magnus

It is the end of the thirty-second millennium. For two thousand years, since the fall of Prospero, the Space Wolves have hunted their greatest foe, the quarry who escaped them on that benighted world: Magnus the Red, sorcerer-primarch of the Thousand Sons. Now, Great Wolf Harek Ironhelm has the traitor primarch’s scent... Determined to finish what Leman Russ began, Ironhelm sets out to capture and kill his prey, and the Hunt for Magnus begins.

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.
3/5

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.

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.
4.5/5

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...

Catechism of Hate

Among the hallowed ranks of the Adeptus Astartes, few have attained such renown as Ortan Cassius – Ultramarines Chaplain and Master of Sanctity. Hero of the first Tyrannic War, his name is legend. When the hive fleets target the world of Styxia, Cassius leads the defence, marshalling the Ultramarines against the xenos monstrosities.
3.5/5

Ce court roman Space Marine Battles est donc une bonne pioche et s’inclut parfaitement dans la saga, mais il aurait été intéressant de suivre l’histoire depuis différents points de vue pour éviter l’overdose d’Ultramarine, la longueur du livre en étant surement la cause.