Flight of the Eisenstein (The Horus Heresy)

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Flight of the Eisenstein (The Horus Heresy)

Flight of the Eisenstein (The Horus Heresy)

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If you are a fan of the universe or the series, however, read on, because this book fulfils a key part of the story of the Horus heresy. The trial of the story begins with an opening engagement (seems to be the norm with early HH novels) against the Jargall, a race of bio-mechanical nobodies if I’m honest. The death of Garro’s colleague as he clings to a Dreadnought is another moment that is not a major narrative point but places a personal emphasis on the disaster unfolding. You’re not going to get brilliant personas from the Death Guard, but they were either dull and rigid or hateful and vengeful.

Die Geschehnisse schicken Garro und die Death Guards in das Isstvan-System, das wir aus dem vorhergehenden Band schon kennen. However, Swallow pulls off some strong characters including Garro, managing to deliver some memorable scenes such as Mortarion signing Garro’s death warrant, helping to prevent the book from becoming your typical Bolter-Porn book. Story wise there is tremendous overlap with the other books, making it impossible to have any excitment or sense if urgency. Garro’s challenges and his reactions create a point of distinction between him and the otherwise very similar everymen Loken and Tarvitz.

The blurb tells you straight up, Garro and his loyals are heading for Terra to bring news of the betrayal to the Emperor himself. Running throughout the sequence of the 'flight' and its immediate aftermath is also a fabulous sense of the perils of the warp, which put me in mind of the way the ocean was seen by ancient sailors; respected, feared, capricious and inherently unknowable. It truly is the the opening quadrilogy with Flight of the Eisenstein closing the initial chapter of the Horus Heresy spectacularly that is essential and exquisite. If you've made it this far, yeah you've read some of the best books in this series and from Black Library and the quality might start to vacillate quite wildly from here on, but there is so much more phenomenal stuff here and I'm excited and determined to cross the Rubicon.

Something impressive about the series so far has been the ability of different authors to pick up the baton left by others, with events, characters, and themes extending over several books. An awesome addition to the Horus Heresy series, Flight of the Eisenstein is a very strong read from veteran Blood Angels author James Swallow.Der Tragödie nächster Abschnitt führt uns nun zu den Astartes der Death Guard mit ihrem abtrüngigen Primarch Mortarion. The pre-loved books are carefully cleaned and maintained offering a wide variety of general and specialist titles from children's to adults.

Solun Decius for example comes across as more of a plot tool and less of a character and the human cast fail to grow as characters and don’t really add all that much depth for to the story unless Garro needs them to be there. Set slightly before the events of Galaxy in Flames, The Flight of the Eisenstein introduces the reader to more of the Death Guard and puts Captain Nathaniel Garro in the driving seat for most the novel. Of course I understand that the point is to distinguish the marines from the men, but it still comes across as very stilted and clumsy.Along similar lines I was bothered that FOTE began before the events of Galaxy in Flames, which is not immediately a problem, however knowing that the Eisenstein is going to get away doesn't really justify 60% of the book's page time to essentially repeat a large chunk of Galaxy in Flames from a slightly different perspective. As the book goes on, we're treated to glimpses inside a fascinating society, great battles and a tense chase before things really start to get nasty. The Saint however is really starting to develop nicely and you can feel the church of the Emperor starting to pick up momentum. Overall I enjoyed this book a great deal, from the character interactions to the descriptions of the action, and it left me really wanting to read more of Swallow's Garro.

So it's fair to say that I didn't know exactly what to expect, but as you can undoubtedly infer from the star rating, I wasn't disappointed. Situated both before and after the events of the previous entry, relatively little of this retreads the events there but it certainly gives more layers to events previously covered. Battle-Captain Nathaniel Garro of the 7th Great Company leads part of the assault and the Death Guard are victorious. But when the fleeing Eisenstein is damaged by enemy fire, it becomes stranded in the warp - the realm of the Dark Powers. It’s all quite high-flown stuff but sometimes its good to read an emotional fantasy, in that the characters are given reign to express emotions that would be unlikely to happen in reality.

Having witnessed the terrible massacre on Isstvan III, Death Guard Captain Garro seizes a ship and sets a course for Terra to warn the Emperor of Horus’s treachery. Having witnessed the terrible massacre of Imperial forces on Isstvan III, Death Guard Captain Garro seizes a ship and sets a course for Terra to warn the Emperor of Horus' treachery. After spending three books with Loken, I wasn’t sure if I would be happy with just jumping into a new character.

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