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REVIEW: Spear of the Emperor by Aaron Dembski-Bowden

I’m used to Aaron Dembski-Bowden being the guy that Black Library call in when they need to make a bad guy seem compelling or to mess with our heads with daemonic or alien insanity...

REVIEW: Belisarius Cawl: The Great Work by Guy Haley

When Games Workshop rebooted the Warhammer 40k setting, introduced a whole new kind of Space Marine and casually advanced the timeframe by a few centuries when it had sat at 999.M41 for the best...

REVIEW: Black Legion by Aaron Dembski-Bowden

Black Legion, the follow up to the Talon of Horus continues the tale of Iskander Khayon as he takes part in the wars to assert the titular Black Legion as the pre-eminent force amongst...

REVIEW: Dark Imperium by Guy Haley

To me, Guy Haley’s Dark Imperium, the highly anticipated advancement of decades of Warhammer 40K storyline by the Black Library, is the story of what should have been. This should have been a book that...

REVIEW: Crossfire by Matthew Farrer

Judge, jury and executioner in the Judge Dredd mould, the Adeptus Arbites act as the long arm of the law on the countless planets of the Imperium. Largely overshadowed in the fiction of the...

REVIEW: The Lords of Silence by Chris Wraight

Roughly a year and a half ago, Games Workshop released their Dark Imperium box set. This coincided with an in-universe timeline advancement, which brought the proceedings to what can be termed “Warhammer 41K”. Whenever...

REVIEW: For The Emperor by Sandy Mitchell

Ciaphas Cain, HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!!! Yes, all three exclamation points are necessary. Combining grimdark and humor is something that is very risky but awesome when done correctly. As Mel Brooks said, “Tragedy is...

REVIEW: Valdor: Birth of the Imperium by Chris Wraight

Black Library’s books chronicling life in the grim darkness of the future usually fall under two basic timelines: the traditional 40th millennium of Warhammer 40K, and the 30th millennium, during which the tragedy of...

REVIEW: First and Only by Dan Abnett

First and Only by Dan Abnett is one of the turning point novels of Warhammer 40K. Originally conceived as a sort of hyperstylized part-parody universe that embodied everything awful about humanity with the good guys...

REVIEW: Horus Rising by Dan Abnett

The Horus Heresy series is an interesting challenge for a publishing company let alone a writer. It is the attempt to explain how the “Golden Age” of humanity under the Emperor transformed from a...