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Descent of Angels: Loyalty and Honour (The Horus Heresy) (edition 2007)

by Mitchell Scanlon (Author)

Series: The Horus Heresy Novels (6), The Horus Heresy (VI), Warhammer 40,000 (fiction) (Horus Heresy novel #6 (Oct 2007))

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Book six in the New York Times bestselling series The planet of Caliban exists much as it has for thousands of years - the knightly orders protect the common people, fighting back the beasts that lurk in the depths of the seemingly endless forests. Young Zahariel and Nemiel aspire to join the greatest of the orders, led by the example of mighty Lion El'Jonson and his vision of a peaceful and unified world. But the coming of the Imperium brings new concerns and a new destiny for the Lion as part of the Great Crusade, and the sons of Caliban must decide if they will follow him to glory among the stars.… (more)
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Title:Descent of Angels: Loyalty and Honour (The Horus Heresy)
Authors:Mitchell Scanlon (Author)
Info:BL Publishing (2007), Edition: 1st, 413 pages
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I posted my review in my blog, The Itinerant Librarian. Here is the link: http://itinerantlibrarian.blogspot.com/2013/04/booknote-descent-of-angels.html I will warn the review does have some spoilers. ( )
  bloodravenlib | Aug 17, 2020 |
A departure from the linear Horus saga of the previous five books, this novel goes back to describe the early days and genesis of the Dark Angels Legion from an Order of knights comprised of ordinary men from Caliban. After conquering their on-world enemies, this group learns that their leader is one of the long-lost Primarchs, created by the Emperor to lead his crusade of galactic domination. Strong characters and a well-crafted plot are somewhat rushed at the end, but the reader should be able to pick out the important ties to the underlying Chaos that threatens all the enhanced human groups that make up the Emperor's realm. Hope this Legion is mentioned in another Horus Heresy novel soon....otherwise this story will seem more and more isolated as the saga is advanced. ( )
1 vote utbw42 | Nov 25, 2013 |
As always, the Warhammer 40K books deliver a fast tale. Not very deep, but that's what's expected of these. Good fun story. ( )
  odinblindeye | Apr 2, 2013 |
I enjoyed the book quite a bit despite some obvious weaknesses. This book details the early history of the Dark Angels space marine chapter, and while I enjoyed the story they didn't do a very good job of making their leader seem very likable, and the story cuts of just as things started to get interesting. I know there is a sequel, but it would have helped of they had trimmed down the opening to leave more room for the end portion of the story. Good book, it just needed some help with pacing so the book wouldn't feel as if it ended so abruptly. ( )
  bjh13 | Dec 27, 2011 |
First off if you are expecting a continuation of the "Horus Heresy" then you are going to be disappointed. Its a good book and story but it takes place before everything you have read so far in the series and pretty much has nothing to do with it. If you treat this as a stand alone book in the same universe then you will enjoy it. The book is about the world of Caliban and more closely resembles a sword and sorcery novel with wild beasts on the loose in the forest with villagers afraid to go out at night. Knightly Orders in their castles are petitioned to hunt the great beasts. The Primarch Lion El'Jonson does not even know who or what he is until the Imperial fleet rediscovers the planet near the end of the book. This is a good book but again there is little information that can be added to further the series. ( )
  capetowncanada | Nov 21, 2010 |
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Book six in the New York Times bestselling series The planet of Caliban exists much as it has for thousands of years - the knightly orders protect the common people, fighting back the beasts that lurk in the depths of the seemingly endless forests. Young Zahariel and Nemiel aspire to join the greatest of the orders, led by the example of mighty Lion El'Jonson and his vision of a peaceful and unified world. But the coming of the Imperium brings new concerns and a new destiny for the Lion as part of the Great Crusade, and the sons of Caliban must decide if they will follow him to glory among the stars.

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