Saturday, January 8, 2011
Prospero Burns: The Wolves Unleashed
If you have not read it yet, I don't want to spoil much, but the 6th Legion is portrayed vastly different from the jovial if fierce warriors from other Black Library works. Abnett can be a hit or miss author for me, but he made me look at the Wolves in a whole new light. Since I already was fond of them, I am not sure what this means. They have definitely been retconned into something other than what originally drew me to them, though that is not definitely a bad thing. It...just might take some getting used to.
This was my first Horus Heresy novel, and I am not quite sure how well I can adjust to the concept of Primarchs being living, breathing characters in a story, rather than revered if distant memories.
In any event, it was a terrific read, and if you are one of the three 40k fans out there who waited longer to get your hands on a copy than I did, I encourage you to find one. The only reason it took me so long was that all of my usual haunts were out.