Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Prospero Burns: The Wolves unleashed by Dan…

Prospero Burns: The Wolves unleashed

by Dan Abnett

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
165272,171 (3.83)3



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 3 mentions

Showing 2 of 2
A good book, but not at all what I expected. Need to work on tamping down what I think a book will be, but in this case this book was billed as "A Thousand Sons from the Space Wolves point of view", and I was very much looking forward to it. About a third of the way in I realized this was a very deep, very introspective book on the Sixth Legion and their motivations leading up to the last 40 pages or so where the battle of Prospero is finally revealed. Having to go back and study some of the difficult parts to read REALLY slowed my reading down. Good premise by Abnett, but fair execution. Reading the last 40 pages was great, but I was also thinking "where was THIS for the last 400 pages?". Still enjoyed the Space Wolves back story, though. ( )
  utbw42 | Jul 10, 2014 |
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 |
Showing 2 of 2
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Dan Abnettprimary authorall editionscalculated
Roberts, NeilCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
"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)
Belatedly, for Evan McNeill.
First words
Death had them surrounded.
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (2)

Book description
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!
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

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.

» see all 2 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
31 wanted

Popular covers


Average: (3.83)
2 1
2.5 1
3 10
3.5 5
4 16
5 9

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 114,410,421 books! | Top bar: Always visible