Wednesday, February 2, 2011
This is going to be a review blog of what ever book I finished recently, so we'll start with Nemesis by James Swallow, The 13th book in the Horus heresy series. For those who are not familiar with the series I recommend you buy Horus Rising. Nemesis is a tale told from a view rarely seem in the 40k universe that of the agents of the Officio Assasinorum. I found the book to be enjoyable. With a well developed cast of characters and a few very nice plot twists. Personally though the book was a bit of a disappointment in the sense that, I though it didn't really tie into the main series, being more along the lines of a filler book or a stand alone novel with a plot that could have been set during the current 40k timeline and the mission set for the Imperial agents that could easily have been switched out and replaced with a powerful Ork warboss or Chaos marine warlord. I honestly felt the with three primarchs available to show their fall into chaos, the corruption of Angron, Perturabo or Konrad Curze would have made a better book 13 in this series. Perhaps being the thirteenth book it was fated to not live up to the standard set by the rest of the series.