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Scions of the Emperor

(The Horus Heresy #Primarchs)

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Published August 8th 2020
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Michael Dodd
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Continuing with the template (and naming convention) laid down with 2018’s Sons of the Emperor anthology, Scions of the Emperor is a Primarchs anthology featuring eight Horus Heresy short stories from eight different authors. Where it differs is that these stories are almost all from authors not normally associated with their chosen characters. There’s a mixture of stories from across the breadth of the Heresy timeline, from young Ferrus Manus and Roboute Guilliman on their respective home world ...more
Bergard
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wh40k
A must read.
Brian_roesler
As with any 40K anthology, what you have is an often wildly divergent array of short stories, some of which are significantly more interesting than others. Most thematically already fit the mold of the primarchs we have come to know over the course of the Heresy and beyond. The prose of course, is stylistically sound and easy to recognize from each author, with special exceptions being made for Christ Wraight, James Swallow, and David Annandale. Each of the short stories feature the primarch doi ...more
AA_Logan
Aug 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A nice solid anthology.

A couple of the shorts really stand out, but the quality of the whole thing is high. Ferris Manus gets a nice little bit of back story from David Guymer, while David Annandale economically gets under the skin of Mortarion. Ian St Martin’s Blood Angels entry is a really nice character portrait; not much happens, but the Legion character is explored in a refreshing fashion. I’m a sucker for Iron Warriors stories, and Guy Hayley rights them as fantastic bastards taking on th
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Simon
Jul 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
8 different short stories about the Heresy. Some of them are a little experimental, some of them are traditional. But honestly there were no stinkers at all.

Usually in a collection like this, you'll have a stinker. But, no, I really enjoyed all of these.

The only criticism I could make is it's a little short. This is a slim volume, 180 pages, and quite large text. So your 8 stories read quickly. But that's not necessarily a bad thing, because these are snapshot visions of the Imperium, and the pe
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Zaphied
Jul 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A short anthology of short stories about various Primarchs (both Loyal and Traitorous) in the time before the Horus Heresy. Of them all perhaps the one involving Sanguinius was my favorite in that it awakened a desire to create that I have yet to find the proper outlet. For now I scritch out a rough with a pen and some paper. I'm sure in days to come I'll revisit this one with fondness. ...more
Nik
Jan 28, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some decent stories of The Primarchs and their weirdly weird ways of weirding.

Always good to see Mortarian being more than just the Grim Reap... nevermind.
Andrew Fletcher
Mar 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed all of these short stories, some were better than others but all of them were decent! I particularly enjoyed the Sanguinius and Dorn ones. I hope black library do more like this.
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