As the flames of treachery spread throughout the Imperium, Horus plots to subvert or destroy all those who would stand against him On Mars, home world of the Mechanicum priesthood, the great manufactory cities have long produced much of the weaponry required for the expeditionary fleets across the galaxy making the world invaluable to whoever controls it in the coming wAs the flames of treachery spread throughout the Imperium, Horus plots to subvert or destroy all those who would stand against him On Mars, home world of the Mechanicum priesthood, the great manufactory cities have long produced much of the weaponry required for the expeditionary fleets across the galaxy making the world invaluable to whoever controls it in the coming war Now, the Warmaster s agents begin to stoke the fires of rebellion, turning the loyalist forges and the mighty Titan Legions against one another And, with whispers spreading of an ancient terror lurking beneath the Red Planet s surface, the Dark Mechanicum rises
Mechanicum As the flames of treachery spread throughout the Imperium Horus plots to subvert or destroy all those who would stand against him On Mars home world of the Mechanicum priesthood the great manufacto
Of every Horus Heresy novel to date, I think I was looking forward to this than any Boy was I setting myself up for a huge disappointment Rather than the rise of the Dark Mechanicum and a massively draw out high tech war which is after all McNeill s raisen d etre , we get a plodding story which weaves several seperate strands together to knit an underwhelming whole.Once again, we get one side told from the perspective of normal humans, something which is overdone by this point in the series and [...]
Lots of mindless Horus Heresy fun.
This is Book Nine of the Black Library Horus Heresy series, the second novel of the series by Graham McNeill.Thus far I have read the entire series The series is overall exceptional easily the best work but out by Black Library to date There have been a few small bumps along the road I point to Descent of Angels as the low point of the series as far as catching and holding my attention as well as staying true to the feel of the other books.My favorites of the series so far are Flight of the Eise [...]
We ve met several alien planets in the course of the series thus far but they ve never been than peripheral That s never been an issue as those brief impressions served their purpose Now, however, we re closer to home Mars Tens of millennia of history, second jewel in the crown of the Imperium an all that It s a shame that the book never quite captures the scale of the whole thing Functionally, this is a whole world at war and yet we see only minute snippets as we re given an endless list of in [...]
Good read, likable characters Possibly the first time I liked the normal humans in a story Up to this point what I have read about adepts etc Makes them all out as terrible not interesting characters This showed their true colors PI d recommend it to any heresy fan The ending left me smacking my head, and added some interesting ideas for my fan fiction D
An interesting look into the fate of the Mechanicum during the Horus Heresy in the Warhammer 40k universe It looks at the split between those that followed the Emperor and those that fell to Chaos Good to fill in the gaps if you re into WH40k lore but I wouldn t recommend it to newcomers to the genre.
Excellent read, character driven then most of the series I enjoyed the lack of legions also as a stand alone story.
Another mildly enjoyable addition to the Horus Heresy series, which though I think Pulp Sci Fi fiction including Games Workshop, Star Wars, c has a place makes too many missteps which can t just be excused by the fact that these books are not meant to be fine literature I also wonder what the non initiated would make of this book I think it would be incomprehensible Once again, there was no need to tell this story from the point of view of some lowly humans, it would have been better to tell it [...]
Definitely one of the best books in the series so far on par with Dan Abnett s awesome opening A great story, surprisingly epic, that sheds a long awaited light on the nature of the Mechanicum McNeill paints a brilliant picture of Mars and its cults, and while the book has a slow beginning and slow stretches in the middle, it is fascinating all the way The final battle is nothing short of breathtaking and the characters are very well written This is one of the books in the series where you will [...]
Ah Mechanicum This truly glorious story was about the civil war that takes place on Mars at the start of the Horus Heresy, and details the fall of mars and the rise of the Dark Mechanicum The novel was really, really good I read The Kaban Project before it, and the tie ins were amazing It provided some really good insight into some of the characters.Now for the novel itself, there were so many awesome things The very technological battles that took place were awesome, as well as what the Dark Me [...]
This book continues to tell the story of the Horus Heresy Cheap fiction is one of my guilty pleasures, and I like to mix in these books with my normal reading The book is written by one of the better novelists in the Black Library s cycle of writers However, I feel the book is lacking in a few key areas.1 It tries to follow 3 story arcs None of the stories are very good to begin with, and trying to cram them all into 400 pages didn t work.2 There are too many characters this is normal for sci f [...]
Frenetic ending made this book look much better than it actually is That s the annoying part with McNeill, I know that when he is top, he is one of the best, but he takes a long time to set up the story Here we follow the story of Dalia Cythera, a young woman with a gift for understanding technology Within her, the secrets for better future of the humanity are hidden Sadly, the Horus Heresy finally reached Mars and the Mechanicum is torn by a bloody civil war In the same time Dalia understand wh [...]
An odd book.Good filler for the Horus Heresy There s got to be a lot of meat in the Mars Schism plotline This book doesn t deliver it though Its too caught up in its own micro plotting and you miss the larger overtures Just feels like it wants to be a human interest story.Also, the Mechanicum is always portrayed a certain way with their surrender of humanity and emotion This novel stands out alone in that it ignores that I mean, you have to, in order to have good conflict and build up, but reall [...]
Well, The Black Library apparently has its own STC on writing Horus Heresy books xD Though, the emotions are vastly varies for me while I ve been reading through three recent books of the series, which were The Legion , Battle for Abyss and Mechanicum It was like Wow, that s splendid during the Legion and Oh, crap, what a disaster on the Battle for Abyss and I was nearly about to drop wasting my time on the whole cycle Mechanicum has returned me the faith that the wh40k novels are still a worthw [...]
Great story that left me with questions than answers Very little in the way of Astartes action and what there was made them seem like total jerks, but there is a civil war going on so I suppose we can forgive them I now want to know about the Mechanicum in the present time line.
Starts veeery slow but builds up nicely and gets really good at the end Too bad it didn t start the same way.
I enjoyed the Titan battles in this book and wished that there were stories about them The rest of the novel is okay but I thought that the ending could have used a little .
This must be the easiest book I ve read in a while Consequently it was also really fun Despite it being probably classed as trashy Sci fi Graham McNeill is a good author with an able imagination and good writing ability Occasionally an action scene might be slightly lacking in comprehensibility but that s about it.In terms of the Horus Heresy series it doesn t quite reach the heady heights of the first five books, but neither does it stoop as low as Fallen Angels.
An enjoyable look at the expanding Heresy, this time within the Mechanicum of Mars.It was a nice break from the ever present space marines and the high drama of some of the other books A ground level view, for the most part, of the events on Mars and the advent of the Dark Mechanicum.The story focused a lot on some of the Titan and Knight pilots and these chapters definitely make me want to expand my 30k and 40k armies.
Exploring a less trodden area of the 40K universe the Mechanicum at the time of the Horus Heresy this is an interesting read and explores a vision of Mars as a heavily settled techno theocratic world The Titan on Titan fight scenes are excellent and some engaging characters are featured It did feel a little bit like a bit closure was needed at the end, but I guess it s setting up other things for later book.
Very entertaing I was not so much instructed about the W40k Universe when I started this book, just knew about the basic Lore As a first novel to read about 40k, It was a big hit for me Even if i recommend you to start before with the Horus Ascencion.I liked the scenario and the characters It is not perfect, but a must read if you want to know a bit about the Adeptus Mechanicus.
Another excellent read in the series I think what I like most about them is that they all stand alone very well, I could pickup any of these so far and read them without having read the others, and not be lost in what s happening, but having read the others I m able to appreciate them and see references I may have missed otherwise.
The birth of the Dark Mechanicum Amazing descriptions of the Red Planet as the original Forge World Legio Tempestus and Mortis God Engines in battle blare galore The Dragon of Mars And beneath it all, the incredible lie that permeates everything happening Why the hell aren t you reading this book
This took me a while to finish, which probably means that it was not the most entertaining piece of HH literature for my taste Was not bad though, but not spectacular enough to give 4 or 5 stars Part of this is probably because Adeptus Mechanicus is not my ultimate favorite thing about the universe, even though i do appreciate them Been thinking of drawing Koriel Zeth, if I ever find time.
Much better then the only other book on the mechanicum I ve read,Adeptus Mechanicus The book is very ambitious though and tries to cover a huge topic, the heresy of Kelbor Hal and his followers in only one book Could have been much longer.
One of the better books in this series so far and it enters grounds as of yet untouched by the previous books The story is grimdark, as should be, and the characters are over the top heroic, as is to be expected.
interesting book as it provides great introduction to world of mechanicum, its history and some history of the emperor Unlike previous book this one is essential for understanding how horus heresy continued.
God Machines walk and do plenty of other things too Perhaps the most tragic book in the series so far and its saying plenty.
Good story of the revolt on Mars Was very informative about the culture thinking of the mechanicum and dark mechanicum Knocked a star off because I didn t care for the dragon slaying.
The writing is reminiscent of Frank Herbert, I mean this in the worst way possible.