The Talon of Horus - Aaron Dembski-Bowden - Aaron Dembski-Bowden

The Talon of Horus

  • Release Date:     ISBN: 416081996919534289
  • Book Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
The Talon of Horus - Aaron Dembski-Bowden Book Score: 4 0 5
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The Talon of Horus Book Summary

When Horus fell, his Sons fell with him. A broken Legion, beset by rivalries and hunted by their erstwhile allies, the former Luna Wolves have scattered across the tortured realm of the Eye of Terror. And of Abaddon, greatest of the Warmaster’s followers, nothing has been heard for many years. But when Horus’s body is taken from its resting place, a confederation of legionaries seek out the former First Captain, to convince him to embrace his destiny and continue what Horus began.

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This is the first novel in a brand new series that deals with the ultimate bad guy of the 41st millennium, written by the master of Warhammer 40,000 anti-heroes Aaron Dembski-Bowden. The Talon of Horus is the beginning of the most anticipated new Black Library series of 2014 and a must read for any fan of Warhammer 40,000 or the Horus Heresy.

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The Talon of Horus - Aaron Dembski-Bowden Book Reviews

  • Disappointing (40k Fan29)

    I had high hopes for this book. I am an avid 40k reader and field chaos on the tabletop as well. While a fairly well-written book, the story is just...poor. The minor characters are more interesting then the main characters, the story itself doesn't mesh at all with previous black legion or heresy lore, and the great Abaddon vs Horus showdown that the book leads up to is the biggest disappointment of all. It's like an alternate version of events where suddenly Abaddon becomes a father figure to all the lonely traitors in the eye, easily manhandles and kills the greatest primarch (reborn) to have ever lived, and suddenly the Black Legion starts out as if it's a big family of brothers just looking for a purpose in the galaxy, as opposed to the battle hardened long war veterans led by the tyrannical, tainted former First Captain consumed by hatred. I may have been more receptive to the plot if all of the main points didn't murder well established lore and cast Abaddon into something he has never been. Just my opinions, though. Entertaining at times, but very disappointing overall.
  • Ok I guess (Ferric)

    It was good, but definitely not what I expected for the price, or from this author. I'm a huge Aaron Dembski-Bowden fan, but this was not on par with his usual work. The main character felt very "Mary-Sue"-ish and is just the best at everything.
  • $23???????? (Jalaroc)

    Are you freaking kidding me? $23 for a novel? Read it...basically, the writer took the character from the Horus heresy, wadded him up, and tossed him in the garbage. This new abbadon bears no resemblance to the previous abbadon. The plot line seemed rather convoluted and contrived as well.
  • Prixing reality (eddit wilson)

    It's an insult for you to save on production costs and make us pay for the agency fee that online distributors charge. I would assume (and maybe you should be open about the facts if my assumptions are incorrect) that these two balance out and we should pay store prices for an ebook version. This book is $5 more than the B&N or Amazon prices. As a reader I have to draw the line and not purchase this book.
  • Wow what greed (Fallenwing2345)

    24 bucks for a single Ebook. Would love to hear the reasoning
  • Are you kidding me? (Glennium)

    $23.99? ??? Will this book make me rich, handsome, and well liked? I doubt it. What makes you feel you are worth all that money?
  • Well there goes a series I loved (Nomadoftheplanes)

    Can't event attempt to justify the price of this. BL just lost another fan due to greed.
  • Really? 24 bucks? (Graypaws)

    Is it interactive or something? This is as sad as seeing two copies of the same book at two different prices, one being "soft cover", the other being "hard cover".
  • Sorry I'm Done. (Mrsmit71)

    My friends and I have been playing 40k miniature games since the late 80's. When the books came out it was so refreshing to read the tales , Dan and many others. At $23 for an e-book I have to Draw the line.
  • Rich in 9 Legion lore after Heresy (hunterian)

    A very epic read. There is a ton of traitor legion lore within these pages that occurs just several centuries after the death of Horus. I especially like the first person narrative that is used to tell the story. I don't mind the $23 dollar cost of the e-book. It's very convenient to just start reading a book at the tap of a button. Plus,

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