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Legion (The Horus Heresy) ePub download

by Dan Abnett

  • Author: Dan Abnett
  • ISBN: 1844165361
  • ISBN13: 978-1844165360
  • ePub: 1276 kb | FB2: 1823 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: Games Workshop (March 25, 2008)
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 624
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Legion (The Horus Heresy) ePub download

It is a time of legend. Mighty heroes battle for the right to rule the galaxy

It is a time of legend. Mighty heroes battle for the right to rule the galaxy. The vast armies of the Emperor of Earth have conquered the galaxy in a Great Crusade – the myriad alien races have been smashed by the Emperor’s elite warriors and wiped from the face of history. The dawn of a new age of supremacy for humanity beckons.

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The horus heresy: legions. Join a warrior lodge and lead your Space Marines in this epic card game. – Horus Lupercal, Primarch of the Luna Wolves.

Dan Abnett is at the top of his game, and weaves an engrossing tale about the Alpha Legion through a variety of characters and a mess of intrigue and deception. Awesome, a must read, and a novel that stands on its own. Definitely made me want to collect and paint the Alpha Legion Space Marine Chapter in Warhammer 40,000 too though.

Second Dan Abnett book I've read in the Horus Heresy series. He really knows how to throw a curveball! A very exciting book of intrigue about one of the most secretive (and unorthodox) Space Marine Chapters, Alpha Legion, and a look at the Imperial Guard as well

Second Dan Abnett book I've read in the Horus Heresy series. He really knows how to throw a curveball! A very exciting book of intrigue about one of the most secretive (and unorthodox) Space Marine Chapters, Alpha Legion, and a look at the Imperial Guard as well. Oct 26, 2011 Chidi Okonkwo rated it it was amazing. Shelves: thriller, space-adventure, marines, sci-fi, warhammer, astartes. In my opinion, this dynamic book is more like a sci fi thriller than anything else. It delivers on all fronts, and the veteran storyteller does not.

The Horus Heresy is a series of novels, anthologies and audiobooks based on the historic events known as the Great Crusade and the Horus Heresy, about 10,000 standard years before the present 41st millennium. The novels are written by different authors, but follow the same storyline - the fall of Warmaster Horus and his campaign of treachery to usurp the Emperor as ruler of the Imperium.

The Horus Heresy is an ongoing series of science fantasy set in the fictional Warhammer 40,000 setting of tabletop miniatures wargame company Games Workshop. Penned by several authors, the series takes place during the Horus Heresy, a fictional galaxy-spanning civil war occurring 10,000 years prior to the far future of Warhammer 40,000. The war is described as a major contributing factor to the game's dystopian environment.

The Horus Heresy: Legions has launched on Steam for PC and Ma. Ours is the better way Roboute Guilliman, Primarch of the Ultramarines, XIII Legion The Horus Heresy: Legions continues its fourth major content expansion, The Battle of Calth.

Ours is the better way Roboute Guilliman, Primarch of the Ultramarines, XIII Legion The Horus Heresy: Legions continues its fourth major content expansion, The Battle of Calth. The Ultramarines come forward today with courage and honour.

The Horus Heresy Book 43. After the massacre at Isstvan V, the broken remnants of three Legions formed a. After the massacre at Isstvan V, the broken remnants of three Legions formed a guerrilla force dedicated to slowing Horus's advance on Terra. The ten tales in this volume relate exceptional stories of heroism by these Shattered Legions. CONTENTS Meduson by Dan Abnett The Noose by David Annandale The Keys of Hel by John French Unforged & Unspoken by Guy Haley Immortal Duty by Nick Kyme The Either & The Seventh Serpent by Graham McNeill Deeds Endure by Gav Thorpe Grey Talon & The Hand Elect by Chris Wraight. Audio book narrated by Jonathan Keeble.

The latest novel in the Black Library's flagship SF series which tells the story of the Horus Heresy – introduces the story of the Alpha Legion and their primarch Alpharius and details the trials of the Imperial army.
Ximinon
This book is the second foray by veteran Black Library author Dan Abnett in the Horus Heresy series, and the seventh book in that series overall. His other efforts include works concerning the Imperial Guard (the Gaunt's Ghost series) and the Inquisition (both the Eisenhorn and Ravenor novels). Set in Games Workshop's rich, gothic Warhammer 40,000 (40K) setting, it benefits from 20 years of accumulated canon and imagination. This novel tells the tale of the 20th Space Marine Legion, the Alpha Legion, its Primarch Alpharius, and its network of operatives and spies.

Unlike most of the other Horus Heresy Novels, this one does not use the Marines as the primary point of view. Instead we see the tale through the eyes of members of the Imperial Army, primarily members of Geno Five-Two Chiliad, genetically engineered warriors left over from the Emperor's unification of Earth, essentially primitive prototypes for the mighty Space Marines. Peto Soneka, a "het" (translation: Captain) for one of their units is the most compelling character, but he's joined by a host of others that have equally believable abilities and motivations. Writing interesting characters has always been one of Abnett's strong points.

The beginning, usually one of Abnett's strongest points, stumbles in this novel due to an excess of odd terms that aren't easily defined by context. Where he usually weaves a compelling and immersive setting early on, it's difficult to maintain suspension of disbelief when you're wracking your brain in an attempt to figure out what some obtuse term actually means.

Fortunately he settles down into his typical excellent pacing after the first two or three chapters, and his action writing is as strong as ever. By the time you've gotten a third of the way into the book, you've forgotten the ragged beginning and can't wait to get to the next chapter. Particularly compelling is the view of the Marines of the Alpha Legion through human eyes. They retain their mystery and ability to inspire awe throughout, unlike some of the other books of this series. He really captures the intrigue, deception, and pragmatism of the Legion and mirrors it in many situations throughout the novel.

The climax and ending, typically one of Abnett's great weaknesses, works far better in this case than most of his other plots. It's not flawless, but as the deceptions within deceptions begin to unravel, the final choices are both interesting and unexpected. To say anything more might spoil the fun!

In short: if you can make it through the first few chapters, the rest of the work is well worth the price of admission, and is a refreshing change from the typical grind of "Legion goes bad except for a few good guys who try to fight the tide" that is typical of the other Horus Heresy books. Highly recommended for 40K fans, and still worth a look from general sci-fi readers.
Buridora
I agree with several reviewers who say the book starts out slowly. I had this book waiting for me when I returned from a tour overseas and immediately started reading, only to put it down about two chapters in. I admit that I was disappointed, as it was not a typical Dan Abnett story which normally begins with a quick and furious pace. I was intrigued by the setting- a desolate planet called Nurth, target of the 670th Expeditionary Fleet, led by Lord General Namatjira, a martinet whose success, like many weak but overly ambitious commanders, had been secured through the skill and blood of his subordinate units and their leadership.

I resolved to pick the book up a few days ago and give it another try, and it did not disappoint as the story went beyond what has become the norm for most of the Horus Heresy books: the descent of the Legiones Astartes into the depths of Chaos and their ultimate betrayal of the Emperor of Mankind.

Other reviewers have discussed the book's strengths and weaknesses effectively enough, so I will just say that despite the slow start, Abnett recovers well and finishes with a flourish. I must say that I did not see the ending coming, and the Alpha Legion's reasons for joining with Warmaster Horus Lupercal are the stuff of what Abnett's great writing and imagination brings to the series. He's does well with his depiction of the Imperial Guard units, and I think his work with the Gaunt's Ghosts series serves him well. I also found his take on the Alpha Legion interesting and compelling; they are one of the traitor legions that little is known about, but after reading this book, you'll have a greater perspective and depth of knowledge about the legion and its primarch, Alpharius (not to mention the neat twist Abnett throws in about the primarch that I won't spoil here).

While a good book for the series, I don't feel it is 5-star worthy, but is nonetheless a worthwhile read. I like it infinitely better than the previous book in the series, "Descent of Angels", but is not quite as good as Abnett's first book in the series "Horus Rising", or Ben Counter's "Galaxy In Flames."
Abuseyourdna
I'm normally not a fan of the books that are all battle, nor am I a conspiracy/thriller enthusiast, but this novel by Dan Abnett really seemed to work for the Alpha Legion's introduction into the series. There is a fine balance of action, battle, intrigue, and politics -- the book oddly seemed like what I would imagine would happen if Tom Clancy took a stab at a Horus Heresy novel, and for some reason, it worked.

I've read all of the HH books as they've come out, and I am all for telling folks which ones are skippable (see my other reviews), but I would definitely give this one a shot. It starts a little slow, but once you get a feel for the disparate characters and their motivations, the pace really starts to pick up.

While this offering is not in my HH top ten, it's definitely in the top 20. A solid, interesting tale, and a much better story to introduce a new legion's point of view than a lot of the later attempts.
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