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Battle for the Abyss (8) (The Horus Heresy) (edition 2008)

by Ben Counter (Author)

Series: The Horus Heresy Novels (8), The Horus Heresy (VIII), Warhammer 40,000 (fiction) (Horus Heresy novel #8 (Aug 2008))

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Book eight in the New York Times bestselling series Now that the news of Horus's Treachery is in the open, a time of testing has come. Some Legions have already declared allegiance to the Warmaster, while the loyalty of the others lies firmly with the Emperor. As Horus deploys his forces, loyalist Astartes learn that the Wordbearers are sending a fleet to Ultramar, home of the Ultramarines. Unless they can intercept and destroy it, the Ultramarines may suffer a blow from which they will never recover. Battle for the Abyss continues the epic tale of the Horus Heresy, a galactic civil war that threatened to bring about the extinction of humanity.… (more)
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Title:Battle for the Abyss (8) (The Horus Heresy)
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Info:Games Workshop (2008), 416 pages
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Relatively boring and without point. Some interesting prose on the nature of chaos within 40k otherwise not worth your time. ( )
  LiamJH | Jan 18, 2022 |
Weaker than some of the preceding Horus Heresy books. Maybe it is just because I find the Ultramarines and Space Wolves such bland legions, I really didn't find any of the characters super interesting. ( )
  Paulnakhiv | Nov 24, 2016 |
I'll approach this from a good/bad points view. The good: good story that somewhat advances the overall saga; good ending which really saved the book for me; good look at how different Legions view each other in light of the Heresy. The bad: Counter has now shown me to be the weakest of the Horus Heresy authors thus far by focusing not enough on character depth and development and too much on excessive and strangely timed descriptions of anything from the detail of the sub-engineering decks to the hallucinatory dreams of Astartes warriors right when the story seems to be rolling along. Don't get me wrong: I enjoyed the book, but the flowery and disjointed way the author presents this makes me feel as if I'm reading 10th grade literature in class trying to stay awake after lunch. This series needs to be presented in a harder hitting manner (re: Graham McNeill). ( )
  utbw42 | Dec 17, 2013 |
In "Battle For The Abyss" the Word Bearers legion plans on destroying the Ultramarines home world with their Primarch and the bulk of their Astartes. The key to this plan is a secret ship that has been forged by the Mechanicum. Cestus, a Ultramarine captain becomes aware of this ship and puts together a make shift fleet of Ultramarines, World Eaters, Space Wolves and an Astartes for the Thousand Sons legion to stop the ship. Not the best in the series, but it is packed with action. ( )
  capetowncanada | Feb 21, 2011 |
Sadly, this book is the second weakest of the 8 so-far published in the Horus Heresy series. The other books, especially the first five, did a good job of re-creating an alternative Imperium, in it’s formative years, 10,000 years before the “present day”. That all falls down in Battle for the Abyss ... http://icantstopreading.wordpress.com/2008/08/22/battle-for-the-abyss-by-ben-cou...
  lorelorn_2008 | Jan 5, 2011 |
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Book eight in the New York Times bestselling series Now that the news of Horus's Treachery is in the open, a time of testing has come. Some Legions have already declared allegiance to the Warmaster, while the loyalty of the others lies firmly with the Emperor. As Horus deploys his forces, loyalist Astartes learn that the Wordbearers are sending a fleet to Ultramar, home of the Ultramarines. Unless they can intercept and destroy it, the Ultramarines may suffer a blow from which they will never recover. Battle for the Abyss continues the epic tale of the Horus Heresy, a galactic civil war that threatened to bring about the extinction of humanity.

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