Dec 19, Mhoram rated it really liked it. Is it essential reading for Heresy fans? Long time reader of novels, occasional writer of science fiction and critic of many things; Bellarius has seen some of the best and worst the genre has to offer. Learn how your comment data is processed.
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Having survived both the Dropsite Massacre of Isstvan V, and the Alpha Legion's insidious infiltration tactics on Deliverance, the Raven Guard have begun a campaign against the traitors reflecting their preferred tactic: Happening upon a stricken Word Bearers vessel far behind the front lines, they find evidence of a new alliance between the traitors and the forge world of Constanix II — with rumours of terrifying new war soulfofge stalking battlefields across the sector, it is a threat too great to ignore.
Keep up with News and Reviews in a weekly digest! I keep hoping the next novella or whatever will make them pop for me. Thorpe, as all his writings are and was a blast to read.
Is it essential reading for Heresy fans?
Corax: Soulforge – Gav Thorpe
Aug 28, Michael T Bradley rated it soulgorge not like it Shelves: Soulforge is a product of extremes. Despite some odd quirks in events, the Raven Guard stories have maintained a healthy level of continuity between events. Perhaps that is why the story is only in novella form; lacking more substance required of a novel but worthy enough of exceedng the limits of the short story format Long time reader of novels, occasional writer of science fiction and critic of many things; Bellarius has seen some of the best and worst the genre has to offer.
Soulforge and The Shadowmasters were later included in the Soulforgr anthology novel. Rather than just being an out and out action fest between space marine forces, the novella sticks to the tried and true method of balancing conflict with character and reflection. Find more of his reviews and occasional rants here: Probably not in the end, but it manages to be both a satisfying, fast-paced action story and an interesting step forward for Corax and his legion after Deliverance Lost.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Sign In Don't have an account? And we get to see how even Space Marines weren't meant to handle something as tragic as the Dropsite Massacre, because of how some of the survivors are acting. You know the one.
This is no time for vendetta. Whether this is truth or lie remains unknown at the end of the story, but it gives Corax more to chew on and introspect further. Judgement Day' and 'Angron: There he must determine if any loyalists remain and halt this new threat at all costs. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I do like the RG, not my favorite chapter but I find much more interesting than the shattered legion BS.
The character growth of Corax is the best part of this novella, and it should also be noted that this cora one of the few entries in the Horus Heresy series that leads with the primarch as main protaganist, rather than delegating the majority of the story to lesser captains or human characters of less stature.
Worse, as Branne, Hef and Valerius fight a completely different war in a separate system, the primary cast essentially shrinks to Corax and Agapito as soon as the first chapter ends.
Having appeared in a number of minor and major stories, the legion has served to explore the wars beyond what the major novels detail.
I would say I probably prefer his shorter fiction, either short stories or the shorter novels Asurmen, The Emperor Expects etc.
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Check this out on Amazon. Unlike the traitor legion Night Lords, who also rely on ambush and stealth, the Raven Guard use counter insurgency tactics, shadow play literally and psychological and social soulfkrge.
Just what happened to the tech priests? To ask other readers questions about Coraxplease sign up. Marc Jones rated it did not like it Feb 20, Introspective, brooding and driven, the primarch of the Souldorge Guard has grown into a character seperate from his brothers in the fact that he never stops questioning himself. Probably not in the end, but it manages to be both a satisfying, fast-paced action story and an spulforge step forward for Corax and his legion after Deliverance Lost.