Mortarion: The Pale King (Volume 15) (The Horus Heresy: Primarchs) [Hardcover] Annandale, David

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Mortarion: The Pale King (Volume 15) (The Horus Heresy: Primarchs) [Hardcover] Annandale, David

Mortarion: The Pale King (Volume 15) (The Horus Heresy: Primarchs) [Hardcover] Annandale, David

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The parallels he saw between Galaspar and Barbarus were compelling (although not entirely convincing at times) and reflected his character well.

I was expecting more about Mortarion's character, his past, his relations with the other primarchs and the Emperor, etc. It's kind of funny that this homicidal maniac Primarch is entirely justified in intent, and had he reduced collateral damage, would be laudable for it. Either that or make the narrative follow one squad so that the character-focused prose could keep the reader tied into the story.It is still vulnerable from above down the shaft it came down so a force including Garro is sent that way.

That's the only meaning they see in it - the meaning of obedience, not the point of the tally itself. He is unwilling to let those in bondage suffer any longer than is absolutely necessary and he has very little patience for anyone who is willing to view human suffering as a single piece in a larger puzzle. The minuscule amount of character study that does exist in the novel may as well function as a prologue and epilogue, bookending a drab play by play of how a horribly ran star system gets invaded by an equally horrible primarch who lacks any sort of strategy. The idea that Mortarion's style of fighting is materially different from the average Primarch is a joke.

H. Right after they merge the two factions of the Dusk Raiders and Death Guard, so we see how Mortarion thinks and acts as a leader and savior. This is covered in Forge World books and Annandale already covered the aftermath of this in his short story so this is just expanding on these events. David Annandale is the author of the Warhammer Horror novel The House of Night and Chain and the novella The Faith and the Flesh, which features in the portmanteau The Wicked and the Damned. This book really seemed to be leaning away from his strengths as an author and more towards what I perceived as his weaknesses.

While I’ve read The Buried Dagger, I’ll be honest that I don’t love the “he had no choice” answer offered. Nothing is done to establish the size of these larger spaces, or what they were for prior to the arrival of the Death Guard. Meet Mortarion - the immortal demi-god with an intense hatred of brutal, oppressive regimes but who also really, really enjoys scything his was through enemies who are inevitably weaker than he is.

Mortarian is a Primarch that has been given thw thin edge of the wedge in recent years, all too often the villain that gets shown up, foiled and humiliated. As of now, it's my favourite Primarchs novel, can't wait to read more of Annandale's Black Library books. I only mention this because I don’t know if these issues with his writing are present in everything that he’s penned, or if they’re unique to Mortarion. This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. He wants to release the downtrodden and spare anyone who has been exposed to cruelty similar to the experiences of his childhood.

The only downside is that Sanguinius and Horus are in it, but there role in the conclusion is quite disappointing.This isn’t really a bad book, it’s just so boringly inconsequential that you’re really going to get nothing from it. All of them have very unique perspectives not only on their father, the Emperor but also on the Great Crusade and the burgeoning Imperium as a whole. Non-chronological telling of a brutal compliance (and Morty being knocked by Sanguinius and Horus for said brutality, which may or may not have been justified). The plot itself was compact, full of tension and pushed the narrative forward with every single page. I believe that he’s capable of more than this novel represents, and if this story had been focused more on the character of Mortarion than recounting a conquest it would likely be one of my favorite Warhammer books.



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