Fulgrim (The Horus Heresy #5)
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OK that off my mind, amazing book! Possibly a few spoilers.
Things I liked:
1. Fulgrim's personality. Reminds me of my younger sister, only she's probably not gonna fall for a demon sword talking to her.
2. Fulgrim's fall to chaos was well done, I once had a warhammer 40k fr...more
The further problem with the Emperor's Children as a l...more
Fulgrim is structured brilliantly. We're shown the Emperor's Children before the fall - an exceptionally proud Legion searching for perfection in everything. There are strong characters showcase...more
Fulgrim, however, feels very much like the same story just told...more
Fulgrim is really a tragedy. While striving for perfection, he and his legion are struck low by a subtle evil unbeknownst to them. What bothers me is that Fulgrim didn't understand the idea that perfection is a 'concept' not a reality; it is an adjective...more
Dealing with the Horus Heresy as first developed within that game system, the book tells of the downfall of and betrayal by the Emperor's Children, one of the Chapters of Space Marines that guard the galaxy against enemy incursions.
While characterizations, plot points, and details are nothing to crow about, the book itself...more
This book became very odd about halfway through. Dang that Laer temple, eh? The "stimulating" and "aro...more
It is the 31st millennium, and humanity is at the peak of its powers. As the Great Crusade, led by Warmaster Horus, continues to conquer the galaxy, Fulgrim, Primarch of the Emperor’s Children, leads his warriors into battle against a vile alien foe. From the blood of this campaign are sown the seeds that will lead this proud Legion to treachery, taking them down the darkest of paths of corruption. Leading up to the carnage of the Dropsite Massacre on Isstvan V, this is the tale of Fulgrim's tr
We have struggled for months to accomplish this task on our own when it should have been clear that we could not. In all things we strive to eradicate weakness, but it is not weakness to ask for help, my brothers. It is weakness to deny that help is needed.
Julius laughed and said, ‘Get some sleep, Solomon, you understand? Or did that crash scramble your brains too?’ ‘Sleep?’ said Solomon, slumping back onto the bed. ‘I’ll sleep when I’m dead.’
(...) a truth that is tol...more
McNeill does a good job describing the changes in Fulgrim as he is slowly corrupted by Chaos but due to the immense plot, not enough time is spent exploring the struggles that the Primarch goes through during his transformation. There are a...more
The novel focuses on the Emperor's Children's fall to Slaanesh. The Emperor's Children just happen to my my all time favourite Legion and Warband(s) and Slaanesh is my Chaos God(dess) of choice! So naturally just based...more
I really liked this book, and almost gave it five stars for pushing the boundaries of what I thought I could expect from sci-fi. Maybe that just means I don't read enough sci-fi, but even so. In the dedication, McNeill says thanks to friends for "keeping him sane during the long hours of writing the madness," or something like that. At first I thought he was just referring to crazy deadlines, but no...he wasn't.
Fulgrim is the Primarch of the Emperor's Children, one of the legions of the Emperor of Mankind fighting in the Great Crusade to unify the worlds of men. The Emperor's Children pride themselves in their pu...more
This book has it all; love that is lost, betrayal, deceit, byzantine intrigue, the lost lead guitarist of Motley Crue (ahem...excuse me, I meant Fulgrim), Ferrus Manus (who really should have a book of his own in my opinion) a wacked out-overly sensitive artiste and did I mention daemons? Oh...an...more
I found it quite chilling to read how the legion goes from perfection striving to Chaos crazy in such great detail. The descriptions on the slight changes that happen to some of the main characters are very well written and really give you a sense of how quickly...more
As such it is fairly enjoyable, but it is clearly one of the weaker of this set of books (much worse than say, A Thousand Sons) the entire thing feels vaguely contrived, and unlike the Lorgar or Magnus there is no real pathos to Fulgrim's fal...more
The story fits in perfectly with the original Heresy trilogy and drops little reference markers so you always have your bearings. It also sets up many other story arcs which I assume form the rest of the series. I have enjoyed every page of The Horus Heresy so far and Fulgrim delivere...more