Horus Rising by Dan Abnett

Horus Rising

By Dan Abnett

  • Release Date: 2014-04-24
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Score: 4.5
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Description

What can be said about Horus Rising that hasn’t been said before? The Horus Heresy was a brand new venture, and had it not been for Dan’s masterful portrayal of the Warmaster as a force for good, the series might not have taken off in the way did.

The Story
At the dawn of the 31st millennium, the Imperium of Man has reasserted its dominance over the galaxy. It is a golden age of rediscovery and conquest, and the Emperor’s Great Crusade has placed his superhuman primarch sons at the head of the mighty Space Marine Legions – the most powerful military force ever assembled. Newly promoted to serve as the Emperor’s Warmaster, the idealistic Horus now stands above his brothers, even as the Crusade enters what must surely be its final stages and dark, cosmic truths begin to reveal themselves. Far beyond the alien threat of malignant xenos breeds or rogue human civilisations, a war now looms that could threaten the final extinction of mankind... The first novel in the epic series, detailing the fall of mankind at the peak of the Great Crusade. Warmaster Horus leads his Legion in the name of the Emperor... but for how long?

Reviews

  • Addicted

    5
    By Superdupermatt
    I myself am a total Heresy addict, and to get something free as well from GW is insanely good. Thanks GW.
  • Surprisingly well written

    4
    By auraboy
    I guess most people reading these are in for the story and plot rather than great literary displays - having read some of the other authors in the series the ideas far outweigh the execution, but Dan Abnett is a fair bit better than the others I've read so far. He does get a bit bogged down with over describing some of the battles but mostly he keeps it to character and suggestion - whereas some of his other heresy series authors indulge in a lot of both show and tell and amateur fantasy fandom. I'll read all of them for the story completeness but I'll probably only find myself rereading the Abnett books for actually treating the audience like grown ups rather than gaming detail nerds.
  • Amazing

    5
    By Chrisbat655
    Great book, iv read up to book 6 of the series so far. (One after the other). I have not been able to put them down, but for me this has still been the best so far. I have not been interested in reading black library before, but this series is great. Fast plot, exciting, edge of your seat as the plot thickens and changes.
  • Grate first book

    5
    By dj robsky
    Grate first book in what is an amazing series of books
  • Superb

    4
    By Jack de Bellend
    Abnett is a superb author and this is a fitting beginning to the saga of the Horus Heresy. His capacity for populating a universe set in the future with inspired characters and such a vivid environment is endlessly engaging. There is an ominous shadow of dramatic irony hanging over the book for those familiar with the Warhammer universe and this makes it all the more delicious. For those who are not so versed in the lore (and the model soldiers associated with it) it would probably be a different prospect. I can heartily recommend a lot of Mr Abnetts other books, particularly the Inquistor ones. This book only gets four stars as those were so good that he has set the bar exceptionally high.
  • Make a audio book version!!

    5
    By Ashmore 4
    Make a audio book version!!
  • Surprising

    4
    By peted76
    I was looking for a good space marine book and this was actually loads of fun, horus is a gripping tale indeed :)
  • Awsome!

    5
    By Andy Phennah
    I have this in paperback as well, it's the first in, what is a 15 book series with lots more to come, very good read and made up it's here!!

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