It has been ages since I last read something from the Horus Heresy series. Coincidentally, that happened to be Graham McNeill’s The Vengeful Spirit. And now finally, after a gap of some three years, I’m returning to the series that I fell in love with almost ten years ago. After catching myself back up with the Legacies of Betrayal anthology, I dived head-on into the latest release, The Crimson King by Graham McNeill, which carries on from A Thousand Sons, finally continuing a story almost five years old. The Crimson King does a lot to flesh out how the Thousand Sons legion fully turned away from the Emperor and how it “healed” itself after the terrible fall of Prospero. For any fan of the XVth Legion, this novel is a must-read.
Back in 2012, Tim Akers’ The Horns of Ruin was my first distinct steampunk novel. And I liked it quite a bit. It gave me a taste of the genre and made me want to read more in it. I haven’t really gotten around to that unfortunately, reading only a novel here and there at random, but now that I’m reminded of what I’ve been missing all this long. I’ve read a couple novels recently, and they’ve only cemented my growing love for steampunk fiction.
In light of The Founding Fields currently suffering some major site issues, I’m going to be reposting my reviews from the site to the blog, so enjoy away!
The original review can be found here.