The Horusian Wars: Resurrection.
Well I did take the plunge and bought the special edition as my first physical copy from black library. Earlier I have only bought digital copy’s or downloaded them from a rouge trader. And I must say I was rely worth it. The book looks fantastic, just like something a inquisitor would have in her library. And the feeling of reading it the leather in your hands, flipping the thick pages, Wonderful. It even has slightly sepia tinted pages that is easier on the eyes.
Covenant is the main character the inquisitor who’s retinue we follow. Tho the story is newer told threw his perspective. It is told from the eyes of those around him. This does in my opinion add to the mystery of the inquisitors. Cause we newer know what covenant thinks. Some have said that he lacks personality but it is there just slowly unveiled. Inquisitors does not give up their secrets easily. For the rest of the book I would say that the other characters fill this sufficiently. Especially if you have read some earlier text from the Horusian wars.
The tone of the book is quite close to lovecraftian horror. It is a dark tale that creeps up on you. You will feel the vulnerability of the human mind in the emptiness of space, cause no one will hear you scream.
May other people have called it slow. I can indeed agree it is but you have plenty of opportunity’s to explore the lore of 40k. And this is no action packed spacemarine book that could be a Tom Cruise movie. Instead this would be an old monochrome movie whit little action that quite quickly ends. Without trading of blows that goes on for page after page.
Suspense is still constant whit more subplots added as the story progresses. The story does also jump back and forth between the different sub plots.
Suspense is still constant whit more subplots added as the story progresses. The story does also jump back and forth between the different sub plots. other. The short story lifts this theme to the spotlight and picks it out from the rest of the book. I would still not say that the special edition is worth it. It is definitely added value if you want to really read the complete story.