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

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

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

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The book is very well written and fun, it was cool seeing Typhon and Garro when they were just legionnaries, and we get brief glimpses of their personalities, but in the end, it is not part of the core of novels of 40K that are fundamental for your understanding of the story or characters. The story of Mortarion’s first compliance at the head of the Death Guard, following the renaming of the dusk raiders. These moments of quality become harder to find in the portions of the book that do not directly involve character writing, and unfortunately that represents most of the story. As well as establishing Mortarion’s character as a stoic puritan, it also hints at where we know his arc will go. All of them have very unique perspectives not only on their father, the Emperor but also on the Great Crusade and the burgeoning Imperium as a whole.

Also this "The Imperium, but even more swarm-like and worse" is in a few of the novels in this series so maybe they all have the same origin. Conocer más a fondo al personaje fue un punto a favor del libro, porque te muestra muy bien sus motivaciones y su forma de actuar antes de la herejía. H. Right after they merge the two factions of the Dusk Raiders and Death Guard, so we see how Mortarion thinks and acts as a leader and savior. At least the Night Lords, distasteful or not, are different in their approach and bring a perspective worth arguing about.Meanwhile Mortarion meets these reinforcement head on in a brutal battle using rad weapons and phosphex, but they cant win against millions of tanks. If an article link referred you here, you might want to go back and fix it to point directly to the intended page. In a lot of ways, Mortarion is to Corax as Konrad is to Corax—a dark mirror lacking the optimism of the Raven Guard. By the end, Horus is also disappointed in Mortarion’s brutality, and they caution him to show more restraint. Given that I entered with a serious concern after the last death guard book I read, the buried dagger, which I really did not like, I am happy to say this is what warhammer is all about.

The idea that Mortarion's style of fighting is materially different from the average Primarch is a joke. We follow Mortarion directly a lot so we get to know what he thinks, but also get a bit about people around him.The other two tell him that because of his methods and brutality the people dont know what to do with their freedom and his body counting decree made it so he just replaced another tyranny with another. Then one of the "units" appears and while afraid tells Mortarion how she finished her allotted corpse counting. questionable treatment recently in the novels so I was half-expecting that slightly woeful track record to continue. Plenty of the Legion’s big hitters get cameos and there is plenty of interest in amongst the unrelenting gore.

In fact, off the top of my head I think the Konrad Curze, Leman Russ, and Alpharius novels might be the only ones I’ve actually enjoyed. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Mortarion shows the reader his innermost beliefs and values, that will eventually turn him against the Imperium. 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. The plot itself was compact, full of tension and pushed the narrative forward with every single page.To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Though for his primarch book, I was hoping to learn more about his experience on barbarus or when the emperor first discovered him. The hives have gangs and mass food riots, cultists and genestealers because of the bloated nature of the imperium as a whole and the hive cities in particular. It is a super strict stagnant regime with a massive disparity between the classes and a huge bureaucracy. Mortarion who is usually quite a predictable character, was cast in more of a favourable and complex light which I found interesting considering his usually cold calculating nature and the villain he later becomes.

But the Pale King brooks no challenge to his methods, for when the scythe falls, it reaps a gruesome toll. Annandale doesn’t give the reader an understanding of what the arcology looks like or how the different zones of battle relate to one another. Overall not a bad effort, but with too many fairly drab action scenes this one is probably only of real interest to Death Guard mega-fans.

This society was discovered by the ship Manifest Unity (pretty awesome 30k ship name) which was destroyed. As of now, it's my favourite Primarchs novel, can't wait to read more of Annandale's Black Library books. By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. The Primarchs series of Novels is, I think, intended to shed light on their nature and that of their Legions.

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