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Prospero Burns (Warhammer 40,000 Novels: Horus Heresy)

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ISBN13: 9781844167777
ISBN10: 1844167771
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The latest instalment in the Horus Heresy series by star author Dan Abnett.

Dan Abnett returns to the best-selling Horus Hersey series in this latest instalment of the saga!

Synopsis:

Abnett returns to the bestselling Horus Heresy series with this novel that finds Leman Russ, Primarch of the Space Wolves, charged with the apprehension of the emperor's brother from the Thousand Sons' home world of Prospero. Original.

Synopsis:

The latest instalment in the Horus Heresy series by star author Dan Abnett.

Dan Abnett returns to the best-selling Horus Hersey series in this latest instalment of the saga!

About the Author

Dan Abnett is a novelist and award-winning comic book writer.  He has written twenty-five novels for the Black Library, including the acclaimed Gaunt’s Ghosts series and the Eisenhorn and Ravenor trilogies, and, with Mike Lee, the Darkblade cycle. His Black Library novel Horus Rising and his Torchwood novel Border Princes (for the BBC) were both bestsellers. He lives and works in Maidstone, Kent. 

Dan’s website can be found at www.DanAbnett.com

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The Fat Englishman, April 28, 2014 (view all comments by The Fat Englishman)
Many years ago when i first purchased "Horus Rising" - Dan Abnett's first entry into the Horus Heresy series and also the first Book in the series itself - I recalled reading a review snippet in the first pages of the book that stated, very simply: "Dan Abnett is the Master of War!"

"Prospero Burns" is more proof of that fact.

From the first moment, you are cast into a frenzied dash toward the homeworld of the Thousand Sons, as the "other side" of Prospero's destruction and Magnus's fall from grace are told with epic skill and masterful wordsmithing.

I'm aware that sounds like hot air. So let me explain:

The "skill" I'm referring to in the above comment is the ability that Dan has to paint a living picture of everything that is happening in a particular battle or scene. He can expertly describe 12 things happening all at once, and still find room to tell you a little about what's going on in the heart and mind of the warrior you're "Following". Then, he can simply STOP at the cusp of some climactic moment and totally change tack to follow another brewing story arc. Then back again, right where he left off, without skipping a beat. That is skill at its finest.

"Wordsmithing" is also a gift Mr Abnett seems to possess. His grasp of vocabulary is exemplary, but not in the way that it makes you feel stupid to read. Sad example: I had no idea words such as "egregious" existed until reading Dan's works. And i knew without running for a thesaurus that "Egregious" basically was a more intense version of "outrageous" or "Exaggerated". Dan's ability to shove those words into a sentence with PERFECT context to support them eliminates the need to check; it keeps the story flowing where otherwise you may have had to pause to go "wait, what?"

It's hardly shakespearean, but Dan clearly has a gift.

Also, none of the other Black Library authors have written Leman Russ in a finer fashion, in my humble opinion.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781844167777
Author:
Abnett, Dan
Publisher:
Games Workshop
Subject:
Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
War & Military
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Adventure
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Warhammer 40,000 Novels: Horus Heresy
Series Volume:
15
Publication Date:
20101228
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.1875 x 1 in

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Product details 448 pages Games Workshop - English 9781844167777 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Abnett returns to the bestselling Horus Heresy series with this novel that finds Leman Russ, Primarch of the Space Wolves, charged with the apprehension of the emperor's brother from the Thousand Sons' home world of Prospero. Original.
"Synopsis" by , The latest instalment in the Horus Heresy series by star author Dan Abnett.

Dan Abnett returns to the best-selling Horus Hersey series in this latest instalment of the saga!

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