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Prospero Burns: The Wolves unleashed

by Dan Abnett

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Although set in the standard Warhammer 40k wargaming world from Games Workshop, this book and the books in the Horus Heresy milieu takes us almost 10,000 years into the past where Horus rebels against the Emperor. In Prospero Burn, Abnett gives us a tale of the Space Wolves, the Executioners of the Space Marines and the Imperial Conservator Karl Hawser who travelled to their home world to investigate the strange society there. The Wolves take him in and he learns that not all that looks savage is necessarily as savage as it looks and he finds that his life had been a lie almost as far back as he could remember as he and the Marines are manipulated into creating the ultimate rift... ( )
  JohnFair | Nov 12, 2013 |
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"If I'm guilty of anything, it is the simple pursuit of knowledge." - Primarch Magnus, at Nikaea
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - unattributable
"Take but degree away, untune that string, And, hark! what discord follows; each thing meets In mere oppugnancy: the bounded waters Should lift their bossoms higher than the shores And make a sop of all this solid globe: Strength should become the lord of imbecility, And the rude son should strike his father dead: Force should be right; or rather right and wrong (Between whose endless jar justice resides) Should lose their names, and so should justice too. Then every thing, includes itself in power, Power into will, will into appetite. And appetite, a universal wolf, So doubly seconded with will and power, Must make perforce a universal prey, and last eat up himself." - attributed to Shakespeare, cited in Prophecy of Amon of the Thousand Sons (chapter III, verse 230)
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Belatedly, for Evan McNeill.
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Death had them surrounded.
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Magnus the Red has made a catastrophic mistake and endangered future of Terra. With no other choice Emperor orders Leman Russ, primarch of Space Wolfs, to apprehend his brother primarch from Thousand Sons home world. But Prospero is no easy target and a whole-out war between two legions ensues. Space Wolfs vs. Thousand Sons!
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At the behest of the Emperor, Leman Russ, Primarch of the Space Wolves, journeys to Prospero, a world filled with sorcerers, to apprehend his brother whose catastrophic mistake has endangered the safety of Terra.

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