Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Book Review: Path of Heaven

Path of Heaven is a fantastic novel.  Chris Wraight presents a clear and compelling vision of what the Emperor's Children were like following Fulgrim's ascension.

The plot line of the story is that for four years the White Scars have sought to punish Horus' rebellion and find a path way back to Terra.  Eidolon has led the Emperor's Children in countering the Khan's cunning stratagems, displaying a rare tactical genius able to frustrate even a Primarch's brilliance.

While chaos has seeped deep into the III Legion, the Emperor's Children still possess the precision, excellence and splendor that makes them the elite force of the galaxy in war.  Of particular interest is a charismatic character introduced by Wraight named Ravasch Cario, who is the prefector of the Palatine Blades and an astonishing talent at the blade.

One of the great strengths of the book is how many characters in the story are struggling with their own internal demons (sometimes literally), and how they seek to defeat them.

While the White Scars are the primary subject of the novel, to me the Emperor's Children hands down steal the show.

Overall, in my opinion this is perhaps one of the best Horus Heresy books I have read yet.  I give it five out of five stars ***** and recommend it highly!

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