Mechanicum (The Horus Heresy #9)
In this epic story, Fulgrim author Graham McNeill tells of the civil war on Mars, and the genesis of the Dark Mechanicum. This next installment is guaranteed to keep fans hooked as the series goes from strength to strength....more
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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 th...more
Cheap fiction is one of my guilty pleasures, and I like to mix in these books with my more 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 norma...more
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 :P
I'd recommend it to any heresy fan. The ending left me smacking my head, and added some interesting ideas for my fan fiction :D
He made me lose sleep, he made me daydream in lecture, he made me wonder what the hell was going to happen next.
I never thought I'd care about a book on the Adeptus Mechanicum, I considered that a novel all about the 'cog boys' would be about as exciting as a depressed Ben Stein describing the sex life of a koala in a audio drama read by an irate Gilbert Gottfreid. (Ok, I'd actually listen to that just for the sheer comedy)
In truth, Mr. McNeill wrote a great book.
This tale lets us see some of the Mechanicum's own weapons in action, something that is relatively rare (they have an oddly well-described military in fluff, but basically no presence on the tabletop except as part of o...more
I liked the characters and I enjoyed how the story fit very well into the whole "fall of mankind" and it fit very well with the "Grim Darkness of the Far Future" theme.
There were no winners and no happy ending, but it was an appropriate ending. Don't read this for an uplifting experience, but read it because its an interest...more
Once again, we get one side told from the perspective of 'normal' humans, something which is overdone by this point in the s...more
Mars has been ruled by the Mechanicum for thousands of years. An order of technician/priests to pray to a being called the Omnissiah, the Mechanicum have been split between those who believe that the Emperor is the embodiment...more
Although the action of this story is sparse compared to the rest of the Heresy thus far, the final battle was Tolkienesque and I really enjoyed it.
This story continues the Heresy narrative in yet another corner of the soon to crumble Empire, only this corner is on Terra's front porch. I am still excited to see how the Black Library will finish this tale and how many books it wil...more
Great installment in the series. Honestly, I really thought it was going to be super boring. The first 50 pages or so lived up to that, but then the story picked up a lot of pace and I was sucked right in. A very interesting take on the 40k world/History. I kind of wished there was a little more, even. I wanted the "Mars" story to continue. I'll be interested if they ever pick that line up again.
Ici, on ne suit pas un chapitre de space marines, mais le clergé de Mars, totalement dédié aux machines. Il y a à boire et à manger dans ce roman, avec des scènes de bataille épiques (comme toujours), mais aussi des scènes plus calmes. On essaye de nous faire voir une super révélation finale, mais l'effet tombe u...more
Its not as action-loaded as "Titanicus" but it gave great insight into the workings of the Mechanicus, some parts of the emperors history. And some Characters and organisation form other books got some new peaces of their past.