!!> PDF / Epub ☂ Helsreach ✎ Author Aaron Dembski-Bowden – Rvtrek.info

Helsreach This is the first Warhammer book I read that regular people not just Asartes actually fight It also introduced me to the Salamanders aka the loves of my life The author was able to make most of the characters likable even the Limbless Lady in a Giant Jaroddly enough Even though there is a central character, the story is mostly ensamble I m glad because if the fate of the planet depended on a guy who really ambivalent about his life, it would have been lame I lik Helsreach, an industrial planet at the edge of the empire, is invaded by a horde of blood thirsty space orcs.What follows is a battle of immense proportions.This is written in a very easy style making it an absolute pleasure to read The language is fairly plain meaning you are never confused about where you are or who just got their face smashed in.The story is quite loose and isn t afraid to glaze over a big battle if things are getting stale.I have a rough knowledge of the lore but I don t th Helsreach, an industrial planet at the edge of the empire, is invaded by a horde of blood thirsty space orcs.What follows is a battle of immense proportions.This is written in a very easy style making it an absolute pleasure to read The language is fairly plain meaning you are never confused about where you are or who just go 4.5 stars, but I decided to be genereous in the end Imagine if Darth Vader leads the defense of Minas Tirith in a world, which is far darker than either Star Wars or The Lord of the Rings , and you ll get an idea about what this book is about Grimaldus, the Reclusiarch of the Black Templars must lead the defence of Helsreach against an endless hordes of orks As bonus, you have also clashes between giant robots, which are meaner than both transformers or gundams All in all, a nerdheaven W 4.5 stars, but I decided to be genereous in the end Imagine if Darth Vader leads the defense of Minas Tirith in a world, which is far darker than either Star Wars or The Lord of the Rings , and you ll get an idea about what this book is about Grimaldus, the Reclusiarch of the Black Templars must lead the defence of Helsreach against an endle A great first foray into the Warhammer 40k universe, and a must if you re a fan of the Black Templars It struck a nice balance between fast paced action and character development. I was extremely skeptical about reading Helsreach since the vast majority of licensed IP tie in novels that crop up around successful game movie tv franchises are terrible, but this is one of those rare cases when the author absolutely gets it right The Grimdark comes to life from the perspectives of a diverse cross section of characters that are thrown together in the defense of Hive Helsreach against an overwhelming ork invasion while struggling to understand each other and find ways to coo I was extremely skeptical about reading Helsreach since the vast majority of licensed IP tie in novels that crop up around successful game movie tv franchises are terrible, but this is one of those rare cases when the author absolutely gets it right The Grimdark comes to life from the perspectives of a diverse cross section of characters that are thrown together in the defense of Hive Helsreach against an overwhelming ork invasion while struggling to understand each other and find ways to cooperate All the inter departmental Imperial politics and prejudices from the obscure fluffy sections of the various 40k rulebooks turn up as serious problems that must be overcome by the various f Details Helsreach by Aaron Dembski BowdenBlack Library Publishing414 Pages This is an advance copy review.Description When the world of Armageddon is attacked by orks, the Black Templars Space Marine Chapter are amongst those sent to liberate it Chaplain Grimaldus and a band of Black Templars are charged with the defence of Hive Helsreach from the xenos invaders in one of the many battlezones But as the orks numbers grow and the Space Marines dwindle, Grimaldus faces a desperate last stand in Details Helsreach by Aaron Dembski BowdenBlack Library Publishing414 Pages This is an advance copy review.Description When the world of Armageddon is attacked by orks, the Black Templars Space Marine Chapter are amongst those sent to liberate it Chaplain Grimaldus and a band of Black Templars are charged with the defence of Hive Helsreach from the xenos invaders in one of the many battlezones But as the orks numbers grow and the Space Marines dwindle, Grimaldus faces a desperate last stand in an Imperial temple Determined to sell their lives dearly, will the Black Templars hold on long enough to be reinforced, or will their sacrifice ultimately be in vain Black Library.comWhile I am familiar on a basic level with the Black Templars I don t know all the details of the major characters, so walking in to this novel I m almost a BT newbie.In a lot of ways, Black Templars are the epitome of what many folks consider Space Marines borderline psychopathic, bio engineered superme We are judged in life for the evil we destroy Helsreach is possibly the most brutal 40k novel I ve read yet At what cost is victory worth it ADB is arguably the best of the Black Library authors He excels at character depth and in humanizing the Astartes The difference in the creeds of the Black Templars and the Salamanders was interesting to behold how those of differing chapters may not understand one another s beliefs it s very humanizing Gemmell esque, in a way Courage in the fac We are judged in life for the evil we destroy Helsreach is possibly the most brutal 40k novel I ve read yet At what cost is victory worth it ADB is arguably the best of the Black Libra When The World Of Armageddon Is Attacked By Orks, The Black Templars Space Marine Chapter Are Amongst Those Sent To Liberate It Chaplain Grimaldus And A Band Of Black Templars Are Charged With The Defence Of Hive Helsreach From The Xenos Invaders In One Of The Many Battlezones But As The Orks Numbers Grow And The Space Marines Dwindle, Grimaldus Faces A Desperate Last Stand In An Imperial Temple Determined To Sell Their Lives Dearly, Will The Black Templars Hold On Long Enough To Be Reinforced, Or Will Their Sacrifice Ultimately Be In Vain. One of the better Warhammer 40K books that I ve read Dembski Bowden is great at giving heroic genre archtypes like the Space Marines of the 40K universe layers and shading, so that they never become the simplistic, invunerable comic book bad asses that they might otherwise be depicted as.The scale of this book is impressive, as is the sense of impending doom which permeates there s no other way that the novel could have ended but the reader frequently finds themself hoping against hope for One of the better Warhammer 40K books that I ve read Dembski Bowden is great at giving heroic genre archtypes like the Space Marines of the 40K universe layers and shading, so that they never become the simplistic, invunerable comic book bad asses that they might otherwise be depicted as.The scale of this book is impressive, as is the sense of impending doom which permeates there s no other way that the novel could have ended but the reader frequently finds themself hoping against hope for Aaron Dembski Bowden is really umatched by other Black Libeary authors expect perhaps Abnett Unlike Soul Hunter or The First Heretic, this isn t a planet spanning fluff quest revealing secrets about the Traitor Legions, it s just the one siege in a fairly well known and conventional 40k conflict and a cast of Loyalists Even then, he manages to make a hopeless siege interesting and even though you know how it will end, you don t know The characters really come to life and the Black Templar Aaron Dembski Bowden is really umatched by other Black Libeary authors expect perhaps Abnett Unlike Soul Hunter or The First Heretic, this isn t a planet spanning fluff quest revealing secrets about the Traitor Legions, it s


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