Descent of Angels

Descent of Angels

by Mitchel Scanlon

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ISBN-13: 9781849708142
Publisher: Games Workshop
Publication date: 08/26/2014
Series: Horus Heresy Series , #6
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 99,220
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Mitchel Scanlon is a full-time novelist and comics writer. His previous credits for the Black Library include the Horus Heresy novel Descent of Angels, Fifteen Hours, the background book The Loathsome Ratmen, and the comics series Tales of Hellbrandt Grimm.

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Descent of Angels (Horus Heresy Series) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Tom_Z More than 1 year ago
This book has nothing to do with the Horus Heresy. It is the tale of a boy growing to manhood on a feudal world inhabited by a charismatic man destined to become a Primarch one day. Well towards the end of the book, we learn that our boy has become an Astartes, but it doesn't really get any better from there. In the end I found that I had skimmed most of the book. For me, it wasn't very well-written. For the life of me I don't know why it is part of the Horus Heresy series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book will have one and only one saving grace. If there is to be a follow up to this book then it was worth reading. If not then I'm going to use it to prop up an uneven table, and suggest fans of the heresy series to look elsewhere for reading material. The book was long, drawn out and had absolutely nothing to do the the heresy. If you want dark angels history and background then by all means read it. If not then don't waste your time.
PainFrame More than 1 year ago
War is a terrible beauty. Interestingly, even though this is the sixth book in the series, it doesn’t just follow a new Legion of Astartes around, this one takes a different tack and concerns itself with the new (to me) planet of Caliban and it’s order of knights which have been fighting beasts of Chaos for thousands of years. It’s a refreshing change of pace and not quite what I was expecting. Don’t be alarmed though, the Great Crusade is about to descend upon the planet of Caliban and give it the “option” of joining the Imperium. Just because this story is different than we are used to doesn’t mean it isn’t worthy to be included in the Horus Heresy. In fact, since this one starts out more intimately than the previous few I must say there is more of a character arc for our main protagonists, besides it’s always cool to see what the Legions look like from the outside. A great book and a wonderful series that I only wish I had discovered sooner.
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JimmyThaLord More than 1 year ago
Like the rest of the horus heresy books this one is just as good although it lacks what youve come to expect from the series. Astartes vs Astartes battles. It is mostly a book that sets the base for a book that should be released after Horus is killed and the Dark Angels Primarch returns to Caliban.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
As mentioned above it didn't really tie in with series well. They will definitely need a second book to tell the tale of the fall of Luthor to Chaos and the destruction of Caliban. Sort of a post hersey fall of book otherwise much of the book will not make cense to the casual SCI-FI reader
Guest More than 1 year ago
While much of this book is well written and entertaining, It does not have much to do with the series storyline. The end is abrupt and felt rushed. The story simply ends without explaining why events happened as they did. In my opinion it felt like there should be a second book to finish the storyline.