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Sons of the Selenar

(The Siege of Terra #Novella)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  295 ratings  ·  18 reviews
A Siege of Terra novella

The Shattered Legions have come to Terra – but when the Kryptos delivers a message of doom, the crew of the Sisypheum are drawn into their most dangerous mission yet, deep beneath Luna, where their actions could alter the fate of the galaxy.

Discover the epic conclusion to the long journey of the Sisypheum through the Horus Heresy in a
Hardcover, 194 pages
Published April 28th 2020 by Black Library
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Gianfranco Mancini

The force of entire sections venting explosively into hard vacuum heeled the ship over like a pugilist rocked back on their heels.
The auspex screamed with incoming ordnance.
The blood-red light of a mortal wound filled the bridge. It painted Branthan in a daemonic glow.
'You've killed us all,' hissed Sharrowkyn.
Then the world turned inside out.
And red light turned to white.

So ends the journey of Strike Cruiser Sisypheum and her brave crew of battle-brothers, after an eight years long series of adv
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cried as I finished the book, and many times in between this epic tale.

Graham McNeill built a beautiful narrative act for these Shattered Legion brothers. I can think of no better way to end such a beautiful story. Ours is the way of pain.

Long live the Iron Tenth, and long live the shattered legions.
Xavier Virsu
Apr 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Awesome wrap-up to the shattered legions tangent.
Jan 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I like the Shattered Legions; the stories set on Istvaan and it’s aftermath are amongst my favourites in the Horus Heresy, so I was glad to hear that these were going to be tied up in a novella.

Throughout the story, there is a definite feeling of peril and finality; it’s clear that even Astartes have limits and the attrition of the campaign is taking a serious toll on these characters- I wouldn’t have been surprised if the story just ended abruptly with them all finally succumbing to exhaustion
Peter Larson
May 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
McNeill has a big challenge in this novella, to wrap up a long-running storyline with popular characters within a setting with a tragic ending. He does that superbly well, providing a highly satisfying conclusion to the story arc without taking the easy way out or being trite. I don't want to say too much because I don't want to spoil the story, but it has what you'd expect of a Black Library veteran author: tight fight scenes, tension, mystery, twists, and links to the broader 30k/40k universe, ...more
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Not what I expected, but as always a genuinely enjoyable read from Mr McNiell.

A fitting ending to the Shattered Legions arc of the Horus Heresy story.

No spoilers, but as with all the books in the Siege Of Terra series; the shadows of the Heresy grow long and the grim darkness of the 41st millennium is giving into view. Eastereggs aplenty.
May 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 40k, sci-fi
It physically hurt to finish the book, and as Graham himself says in the afterword, it was all necessary.
5/5, but needs more Garuda.
Emerson Sullivan
May 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I like how this ended and connects to the present day 40k timeline of 8th edition.
Michael Dodd
Jun 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
While Black Library’s Siege of Terra series is closing off the Horus Heresy with eight novels covering the major story beats, Graham McNeill’s Sons of the Selenar marks the first in an additional set of novellas which tackle slightly smaller subjects within the context of the Siege. In this case, the story of Sharrowkin, Wayland and the Sisypheum continues as, returning to the Sol System, loyalties within the crew begin to fracture. Drawn to embattled Luna, the few remaining Shattered Legionarie ...more
Jun 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A bittersweet conclusion to the band of brothers of the Shattered Legion. Of course, it couldn’t end well but the characters heroically meet their ends and do their part to ensure the continuation of the Imperium in this timeline and far, far, far in the future.
Ollie Ray Wingate
"Feral war shouts of men born in the dark and raised on murder."
The fittingly maudlin finale for the Astartes of the Shattered Legions storyline.
May 05, 2021 rated it it was ok
Короткая история, завершающая путь воинов "расколотых легионов". К сожалению за давностью повествования "кто есть кто" из недобитых легионеров мне уже сложно вспомнить. Вообще вся линия "железного десятого" и его невольных попутчиков мне кажется неинтересной. Может быть, кроме ворона Никоны Шарроукин, остальные вызывают минимум эмоций, разве в стиле "а кто это?". Сюжетная линия с селенарским артефактом, казалось бы, обещает раскрыть какие-то тайны создания Астартес, но этого тоже не происходит и ...more
Nov 24, 2020 rated it did not like it
That's a lot of ink spent to get to a small factoid about Primari$ origins.

Well, hopefully that's the last of the Shattered Legions arcs--which were frankly most memorable for a completely nuts episode with a sentient hand.
Paul Sparks
Jul 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A short but bittersweet finale for the shattered legion Astartes, only 4 hours long but narrates superbly as always by Mr Keeble, there really should be no sadness when reading Warhammer as it is the grim dark future but I still felt sad to see the passing of these warriors, great book
Augusto Tijerina
Jul 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Very nice.
Matthew Bradley
Feb 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
Well. That was crushingly, unremittingly depressing.
Howard Stickland
Oct 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
A breath of fresh air from the Siege of Terra series after The First Wall bored me to tears.
Dec 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 rounded up.
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Hailing from Scotland, Graham McNeill narrowly escaped a career in surveying to work for Games Workshop as a games designer. He has a strong following with his novels Nightbringer, Warriors of Ultramar, Dead Sky, Black Sun and Storm of Iron.

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