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Genestealer Cults

(Legends of the Dark Millennium)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  76 ratings  ·  12 reviews
A Legends of the Dark Millennium novel

Members of a seemingly loyal cult devoted to the Emperor make a pilgrimage to the world on which their order began. But what they find there puts all they believe into question…

The galaxy is vast, and worship of the God-Emperor by His faithful takes many forms. The Spiral Dawn is one of the countless sanctioned sects of the Imperial Cu
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 1st 2016 by Black Library
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This is a difficult review to write, and probably to read. I've tried to keep things vague and abstract to not spoil the fun of the book. To put it bluntly: I'd highly recommend the novel. It is a great read with a lot of flavor and thrilling scenes. I certainly loved it and believe it is one of the best things to come out of Black Library's printers in quite some time.

Legends of the Dark Millennium: Genestealer Cults , despite its highly generic title and cover, are
Anthony Giordano
Oct 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"Members of the Spiral Dawn, a religious sect officially sanctioned by the Imperium, are embarking on a journey to the homeworld of the "Spiral Father". For them it is a sort of "pilgrimage to Mecca". This group of hopefuls is cobbled together from members of all walks of life; from young civilians to former hive gangers and ex-PDF members. All share the common goal of returning to the Spiral Father for the "Unfolding". And so, donned in white robes and various spiral dedications, they are on th ...more
Rostislav Markelov

It takes me a while to finish this review. Now, after I reread the book I can finally gather my thoughts about it.

I started my Fire Caste review with warning. This novel needs no such thing. Of course, if you are already familiar with the Dark Coil you will get more from this book, you will encounter characters from other stories and the inner coil of the plot would be easier to unfold. But if you are not it isn’t a problem. The “exterior” of this story is not less interesting, but very dynamic
Andrey Nalyotov
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
And so another Peter Fehervari masterpiece has arrived. And I would say quite unexpectedly. I never have thought, that I would be given such a great read with the parallel release of a new Codex.
It's sad that some people will probably walked past this book, thanks to it's 'faceless' title. Due to it's release right for the advertisement of 'Codex: Genestealers Cult', some of the readers will simply think that it's another model advertisement range and not a great book. AND THEY WOULD BE SADLY M
Marc Collins
Oct 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Peter Fehervari weaves a wonderfully tense and atmospheric tale of corruption and insanity, building on his past works to a crescendo of symbolism and savagery.

Every odious detail of the cult of the Spiral Dawn is laid bare and given an incredibly potent fleshing out, as is the Black Flag regiment that garrisons the world of Redemption. These opposing forces feel vital and real in the madness of the setting, and you begin to care for (and loathe) each in turn.

The claustrophobic atmosphere is hei
Michael Dodd
Oct 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The latest in this burgeoning series, Legends of the Dark Millennium: Genestealer Cults sees the welcome return of Peter Fehervari with his second Black Library novel after a three-year wait since his first, Fire Caste. Set on the troubled shrine world of Redemption, the coming of an insidious alien menace results in the rise of a strange religious sect in place of the planet’s previous defenders. When distant sect members make pilgrimage to the shrine world, instead of welcoming arms they’re me ...more
Eric Hall
Mar 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
I planned on giving up on genestealers after reading Deathwatch, which was awful in my opinion. After reading Fire Caste, which was a phenomenal breath of fresh air compared to standard BL fare, I picked this up. It didn't disappoint. As others have mentioned, this novel could've done with another 100-200 pages.
Michael C Ovsenik
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: warhammer-40-000
A great read with lots of depth and theme. Explores how genestealer cults work and really dives into the Astra Militarum and how they garrison planets. Lots of sentinel work which is great. My only beef would be that some of the human Astra Militarum characters were hard to distinguish from each other.
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
О ксеносах пишется традиционно мало, даже о полу-ксеносах. Главная тематика (генокульт) раскрыта слабо, сюжет слабый, мотивация персонажей так себе. Не думаю что мы скоро увидим ещё что-либо на эту тематику.
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent build and characters. Fehervari is becoming one of my favorite BL authors.
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Reads more like a horror novel than the usual wh fair.
Hawke Embers
Dec 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the book that broke me....

Now I know what you might be thinking, but you've rated it 4 stars!? Yes, that's because its an expertly written book, with well rounded characters and good plot. Sadly, bad things happen to good people in this book; as is the way in the Grim Dark Universe. This is however a Genestealer cult we are talking about here and if you have any idea what these naties get up to then I'm sure you can imagine. Funnily enough, none of the things that the cult up to were act
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