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Angron: Slave of Nuceria: Slave of Nuceria (Volume 11) (The Horus Heresy: Primarchs)

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A fast-paced and interesting short novel, which really improves the overall picture we have of Angron. Like the rest of the Primarchs installments, this is a great story on its own, but would certainly feel even richer beside the other existing tales about Angron and his Legion. Personally it's the first one that I'd say actually perfectly met the criteria of what I expected this series to be. That the damnation of the World Eaters was an entirely human one, at least initially, and the angry god to adopt his legion later was really only formalizing what they'd been doing for decades.

The flashbacks to his past were touching and you can really feel the raw anger but even more so anguish and pain that this character embodies. But still, whether Angron wants it or not, he is his Legion’s gene-father, the sire they all look up to with utmost deference and trust, and anyway he is not to be blamed for what had been done to him – which is, I suppose, one of the most poignant tragedies of the entire Horus Heresy.Part of that might also be due to the fact that - much like a few others - Index Astartes gave him a simple tragic tale which was not the easiest work to adapt into a fifty book long series. Reddit and its partners use cookies and similar technologies to provide you with a better experience. Divided and seeking answers, some among the legion's number are going to ever greater lengths to unify themselves with the primarch. Enslavement followed by a cavalcade of deaths of unnamed or barely named associates and erstwhile foes. He may have what is hands-down the most on-the-nose Primarch name in history, but this book makes it clear that Angron gets angry(on) for some pretty good reasons.

And even the tiniest glimpse on the slave of Nuceria, before he became the Eater of Cities, of Worlds. It reached the point toward the end when, once an enemy stronghold had been overwhelmed, I honestly stopped to check if I had accidently skipped over several pages thanks to a rapid resolution of events. That's always a risk when you're reading Warhammer books because they have a history of, let's say, uneven quality. The issues I have with the book is the weak beginning part which seemed to drag on for a bit before going into the meat of the plot.Given that many of the other Primarchs have received a lot more attention and examination in the Horus Heresy series proper, St. However, the massive battle scenes fall somewhat short, and he tends to skim over key details in places. The rebel planet is home to a threat that you just don't see too often in these stories, and seeing the space Marines struggle against them creates one of the more memorable battle scenes.

Several other forces are also at work within the World Eaters legion, and the book helps to show how the Nails' inclusion wasn't quite so cut and dry as one imagined. hours, the World Eaters have 31 hours to conquer a planet before incurring the wrath of their newly rediscovered Primarch. This book gives a glimpse into Angrons past, showing how he was before the nails poisoned his mind: Kind, calm, and it seems he might have even had some latent psychic abillities.Takes a look at the angriest of all the primarchs and really makes a effort to in a way humanise him. Angron being angrymight be a grade school level of characterisation, right down to his name, but it is consistent.

Even though the quality of its individual stories may vary slightly, Horus Heresy: Primarchs – the ongoing set of tales about the greatest of the Emperor’s children forging the fate of a whole galaxy – is one of my favourite Black Library series. Surprisingly, the Angron we saw here is compassionate and had quickly build a bond with his fellow gladiators, saying that it was a farcry from the bloodlust Angron in the days of the Great Crusade is merely understating it. The warhounds (the old name for the world eaters) once seemed the epitome of discipline, relying on each other while calmly walking into battle in thightly knit phalanxes. By the way, the prologue and epilogue could be perfectly read as two short stories in their own right, since they demonstrate the very beginning and the very end of the 12th Legion’s transformation brought about by its Primarch. As the Emperor travels the galaxy at the head of his Great Crusade, few events are as important as rediscovering his scattered sons, the Primarchs, and bestowing them as the masters of their Legions.Angron: Slave of Nuceria is published by Black Library, available from tomorrow as a Limited Edition hardcover, and due in May 2019 in eBook and ‘regular’ hardcover. This book tells both the story of how the XIIth legion fell to the butchers nails, and the story of how Angron gets his own infamous implants.

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