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Mortarion: The Pale King (Volume 15) (The Horus Heresy: Primarchs) [Hardcover] Annandale, David

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They need to disable it in one day because millions of reinforcements are arriving from all the world in a day to save the center. You don't need to have read other Mortarion stories like The Buried Dagger, Lantern's Light or Verdict of the Scythe whatsoever to understand this book but whether you're a diehard Death Guard fan or a complete beginner to the Legion, there's plenty to enjoy here. Such easy alterations, in my mind, prove there is a better book buried within the one that was published, but perhaps Mr. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

Like his brothers Perturabo, Angron and Curze he’s perhaps unexpectedly principled and dogmatic- his methods may be brutal, but then again, so is war itself. He is unwilling to let those in bondage suffer any longer than is absolutely necessary and he has very little patience for anyone who is willing to view human suffering as a single piece in a larger puzzle. We don't actually get to learn much about the leader of the Death Guard that we didn't already know, but we do get to glimpse fan-favourites Garro and Typhon in their earlier days and, through the framing device, get some insight into Mortarion's relationship with Sanguinius and Horus. The story of Mortarion’s first compliance at the head of the Death Guard, following the renaming of the dusk raiders.As it currently sits, I can’t recommend taking a trip aboard The Fourth Horseman with the Primarch of the fourteenth legion. I adore my real-life Mortarion miniature and really wanted to like this one but sadly, the few good moments of character growth and introspection were buried beneath tons of edgy gore, atrocious worldbuilding and battle scenes that drag on for too long. David lectures at a Canadian university, on subjects ranging from English literature to horror films and video games.

The only thing I didn't enjoy was it pretty much 95% a battle and its rather chaotic and I get a bit lost in the big 40k battles sometimes and find it difficult to understand and picture what's going on but it wasn't too bad.

Anyway, two stars isn’t really for the writing, the writing is good, it’s not even really for the story which is okish. Mortarion is no exception to this rule, and while the novel which bears his name has little to do with his upbringing, it does have a lot to say about his views on the Imperium. Why does a primarch so vehemently opposed to oppressors side with a chaos god who is not only brutal in his efficiency (you might say he’s … contagious? But was so interesting to also learn of some of the original battle captains of the legion, and how Typhon and Garro ascended. It is a super strict stagnant regime with a massive disparity between the classes and a huge bureaucracy.

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