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eBook [The Buried Dagger old testament] ☆ James Swallow

review The Buried Dagger

For long years the Horus Heresy has ground on Now the Death Guard have been sent to begin the final battle But Mortarion and his sons must face their gravest challenge first – for Nurgle has claimed them as his own and he will not be deniedThe skies darken over Terra as the final battle for the Throne looms ever closer As the Traitor primarchs. It s good but it s not great It doesn t do anything particularly unexpected with the story A bit of this can be attributed to adapting old lore that doesn t really work as well in the modern day especially compared to works like Fulgrim or First Heretic which expand greatly on those legions s downfallBut it has its good moments Mortarion s war on Barbarus is interesting with the character getting a lot depth than he probably would have if it was just about the fall to Chaos That story is also fine but as I said there aren t any real twists that those who know the story of the Death Guard didn t know about And it s not as fleshed out as I would expect from something about the Death Guard and Nurgle we don t really see the horror that unfolds as much as I would have liked I don t usually do gore it s not something I seek out as entertainment but I ve seen other stories do this betterTying in the origin of the Grey Knights was an odd choice as well Sure Garro plays a role in that but beyond the story of a chaos incursion on Terra before Horus arrives for the final battle it doesn t have much to do with the Death Guard It all feels like tying up loose ends before the battle something which could have been left to other storiesBut as I say it s fine There are bits which stick like Mortarion s past the somewhat brief description of the destroyer plague and where Mortarion finally falls to Chaos But if I was suggesting a compelling story about a once proud legion falling to the darkness I d recommend plenty of Horus Heresy books other than this oneIt s nice to have some loose ends addressed mind but if this came out a few years before I may have been singing its praises At the least I appreciate that this event has been accounted for So now all that s left is the Siege of Terra so that should be good

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The Buried Dagger

Muster to the Warmaster’s banner it is Mortarion who is sent ahead as the vanguard of the Traitor forces But as he and his warriors make way they become lost in the warp and stricken by a terrible plague Once thought of as unbreakable the legendary Death Guard are brought to their knees To save his Legion Mortarion must strike a most terrible b. I m going to try and keep this spoiler free but I will make reference to the Dramatis Personae and blurbThis book represents the mono style books that everyone was after in the early days of the series It has Mortarion s origin story and the climax of the Death GuardNurgle story It also has an original series of events happening on Terra which is overlaid with a climax event for one set of characters and an origin story for another set of characters if you have seen the Dramatis Personae you will know what I meanI can t know how you will feel about the main blurb story if you have no idea of where this leads but if you have any knowledge andor love of Mortarion and the Death Guard in 40k as I do I would strongly suggest that you skip this book If you can imagine the most pedestrian take on the origin story and the NurgleDeath guard climax then this is it You will imagine a better narrative by not reading this book or that is at least how I feelThe story on Terra is generally a bore It is a tying up of loose ends from earlier stories and whilst some of the easter eggs and specific scenes are fun the overall novel just does not hit the mark It felt like it was tidying things up ready for the next seriesThe characters are also deficient They don t come over as individuals save the 4 biggest players Malcador in particular feels too flippant opaue and reckless and Mortarion feels too much like a naive child

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Argain that will damn his sons for eternity Meanwhile in the cloisters of Holy Terra a plot is afoot to create sedition and carnage in advance of the Horus’s armies Taking matters into his own hands Malcador the Sigillite seeks to put a stop to any insurrection but discovers a plot that he will need all of his cunning and battle craft to overco. A fitting end to the series well thought out strong character development so many lose ends tied up and any opened the siege has begun


10 thoughts on “The Buried Dagger

  1. says:

    You know what? I'll just give it 5 stars Wasn't sure if it should be 4 normally I give 5 only when I am completely and utterly blown away but I think this book deserves it for several reasons It took 54 novels an

  2. says:

    The sigil was tattooed upon the thick pale muscle of his bicep The glaring skull signified the shadow of death that both loomed over the soldiers and marched as their ally while the six pointed star was said to represent the light of the new dawn freedom would bring to Barbarus Those so marked as Skorvall was were Mortarion’s Death Guard his unbroken blades in the war against the Overlords54th book of the

  3. says:

    It's good but it's not great It doesn't do anything particularly unexpected with the story A bit of this can be attributed to adapt

  4. says:

    I'm going to try and keep this spoiler free but I will make reference to the Dramatis Personae and blurbThis book represents the mono style books that everyone was after in the early days of the series It has Mortarion's origin story and the climax of the Death GuardNurgle story It also has an original series of events happening on Terra which is overlaid with a climax event for one set of characters and an origin stor

  5. says:

    Fairly decent look inside the Death Guard As an author I understand the need to make your characters sound cool but you would think a being as omnipotent as the Emperor of Mankind would have put a little thought into what he was doing with some of these names How do you create the Death Guard and not expect them to turn against you? At any rate the story bounces back to Mortarion's youth and his path to the powers of Chaos Thro

  6. says:

    The beginning of the endIt all comes down to this Fathers and sons; thoughts and deads; betrayal from many uarters In the distance at last the light of the Sol systema fitting end

  7. says:

    Very much the novel I hoped Swallow had in him He does a masterful job of tying all the loose threads regarding Mortarion Typhus and Garro and besides Oh And those fellas that become the first Grey Knights Specifically the one among their number whobut that would be telling

  8. says:

    A fitting end to the series well thought out strong character development so many lose ends tied up and any opened the siege has begun

  9. says:

    This is the best book written about a traitor Primarch It tells the story of Mortarion from before his discovery by the Emperor up to the present time in the Heresy series It also offers the reaction to the current actions on Terra and how theyre' preparing for the immenent arrival of the traitors This is another awesome book in this series another must read and AWESOME FINAL CHAPTERS

  10. says:

    So this is it the final Horus Heresy book the big finisher and it is a letdown Every fan of warhammer 40k and especially those who are into the chaos marines know the story; Typhon tricked the legion and Mortarion in the warp after he had taken out their navigators to allow him and his fellow psychic marines to try guide the legion to Terra and the start of the siege This allowed him to sent the fleet into the