Brother against brother. Traitors against loyalists. A battle on Isstvaan III sets the stage for something greater and more terrifying.
Beloved characters have to make a stand against one of the strongest forces in the galaxy.
This Warhammer book is like the others in many ways. It is a slow build up to a major battle that sets the scene for further books. Treachery is around every corner. Loken, Saul Tarvitz, and the remembrancers – Sindermann, Mersadie, and Euphrati each play a vital role fighting against the evil surrounding them.
The brutality and violence ingrained within these characters sets exciting and suspenseful scenes. Loken and Saul are probably my favourite characters. Their leadership personality sets them apart from the rest; strong and riveting, hoping for their success, yet unsure of how this is going to end for them.
The rich and detailed world of Warhammer provides vivid imagery of what is happening in the battle scenes. The way the author writes enables a picture to form as the words become alive on the paper.
Although a bit slow to start, with a lot of dialogue, this book does not disappoint in war scenes and suspense later on.
The author prepares the stage with great pay off, rich character depictions, and villains and good guys alike are multi-dimensional with flaws and weaknesses that reveal they are vulnerable despite their warrior status.
A shocking outcome leaves many things up in the air for the next installment…