Aaron Dembski-Bowden is a British author with his beginnings in the videogame and RPG industries. He’s written several novels for the Black Library, including. Betrayer is the 24th novel in the Horus Heresy Series written by Aaron Dembski- Bowden. The hardcover edition was published in December , with the trade . “Betrayer” by Aaron Dembski-Bowden. ‘Betrayer’ takes place fairly soon after the events of ‘Know No Fear’ and probably unfolds around the.

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The interesting moments come from the times where Kharn fights against the slow lobotomy taking place inside him and shows sparks of his old nature, even defying Angron a few times. Atop of these revelations, the book carries directly on from what we were shown from First Heretic. After the last two novels in HH being so brilliant – pardon me, masters McNeill and Swallow, for saying unexpectedly brilliant – I was fiendin’ for the newest AD-B masterwork.

Maybe Guiliman and Fulgrim could look forward to bureaucratic posts in the Imperium Triumphant, but what is Angron to do? Other elements of 31st millennium combat come to the fore at various points of Betrayer. Books by Aaron Dembski-Bowden. Games Workshop; Reprint edition September 24, Language: This is another novel where Lorgar’s machinations are behind the thrust of the action.

Even someone with no knowledge of Warhammer 40who has never read any of the other books could do a lot worse than pick this up and be pleasantly surprised if you’re into military science fiction in a gothic, grim dark sense. The city was dead in every direction, reduced to ash and rubble.

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At first the book did not get to me, perhaps I have read a bit too much warhammer 40k of late but in addition it might have also been my disinterest for Lorgar and the wordbearers and dislike of Angron and the worldeaters. If this book makes Angron and World Eaters out to be ineffective losers, then why is there so much effort being exerted by the Legion most directly plugged into Chaos, to preserve them for the fight to come?


Probably skippable if you only care about the main HH plot, but I wouldn’t recommend that because the story was one of the better ones. Vulkan Lives Horus Heresy. This is a difficult novel to look into because there is oh-so-much it does completely right, and yet manages to get a critical part utterly wrong. Aug 08, Dave rated it it was ok. Regardless, this was an excellent book that I will proudly place in my collection but I do hope the author has another literary trick up his sleeve.

However Aaron Dembski-Bowden goes about covering events of prior Heresy installments in a very different way. While I wouldn’t call it “good” as such, I’m still fond of this series.

She’d pulled her mutilated colleague free from imminent death and bidden her dead mentor farewell. He lives and works in Northern Ireland with his wife Katie, hiding from the world in the middle of nowhere.

He stood knee-deep in the dead, next to the wrecked hull of a Land Raider battle tank. Nothing so extensive that it smothers the opening of a very good tale. But she only started screaming when a demon embraced and said he’d come to save her life.

Betrayer by Aaron Dembski-Bowden

Points against – my word that I was leaving the Heresy and the continued degreda This is another of me “as I read it” reviews, which may not turn out all that coherent by the end, but the impressions are unmitigated by the passage of time.

Erebus is doing the same thing to Kharne in his manipulation of Argel Aaronn. It seemed for the longest time they were content to write about events during and leading up to Isstvan V.

The ultramarines seem uncharacteristically incompetent at void war and fighting off gun fodder like the world eaters and where do the traitor legions get their seemingly never ending amount of astartes from?

Worlds will burn, Legions will clash and a primarch will fall. Painting Black — Um.

The World Eaters’ loyalty is tested to and even beteayer the breaking point again and again. I decided I would at least listen to what I’d already paid for. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. It pokes a a bit about chaos and order, obedience and hypocrisy, loyalty and betrayal, courage and honor, madness and corruption, faith and reason, brotherhood and isolation, and some other things. It also shows the sheer power of the Pantheon’s power.


This novel was really good, but hey, it is more about the success of the non-loyal forces and not the Imperials. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. It took the Apothecary several seconds to answer. During the final battle, Syrgalah and her many packs of fellow Warhound Titans commit one of the most impressive acts in the novel while battling a far superior Titan.

Betrayer had some of the best sequences I’ve read in the series so far. Posted by IndieFaceKillah at The problem is this feels wrong in their one big chance to be the focus of a story, especially when next to the Word Bearers. I can’t explain it, I just don’t dig Titan action. Though this book is best to read for the actions and drama, it has moments that offer discussions between differing perspectives.

The Echo and Damnation, and the Covenant of Blood before it were running on a skeleton crew and hardly at maximum capacity. For the first hundred or so pages You have two very different legions working towards the same goal, one legion being shown its downfall to Chaos entirely, a dembs,i ascending to a greater power and bowdrn it linking directly into a multitude of other novels.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But this is another novel where you actually see him machinatin’. To this, add even more exploration of the split within the Word Bearers Lorgar grows ever more tired of Erebus and Kor Phaeron’s frolicking about and their fallout for Argel Tal, and it’s fair to say this is about the 17th Legion just as much as it is the 12th.