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 battles are fast paced and interesting with a little more realism then what is generally shown in the Black Library novels. ADB is probably my favorite Black Library author. Lorgar, Angron and the World Eaters really are fleshed out and their actions are made credible and I even found myself sympathise with Angron and the World Eaters at certain points.

Glimpses of him remain, but his personality is quite comprehensively shattered by the constant pain in his skull, and any tactical nous he begins to display is generally dashed quite quickly. Where the book seems to truly shine however is when it takes time to emphasise upon space warfare and duels between specific characters. But more importantly he also gave enough attention to regular space marines and humans. Posting the cover and prologue to Betrayer was supposed to be my reward for finishing it, but there was a cosmic combination of me writing too slow, and you all clicking Like on my Facebook page too fast.

He does in this book what seems impossible, he makes Angron a sympathetic character. The book has the World Eaters undermining themselves as they fall to Chaos, fine, but it introduces no element to make up for their lack of discipline or balance their weaknesses.


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Click to zoom in, obviously, for all the little details Neil is so famous for. Long-term effects of the Butcher’s Nails – hardly suited to a Primarch, let alone an Astartes – are robbing the Legion of their sanity, having already done away with their versatility and their compassion. And Angron catch a Titan’s foot and hold it in place. I come to you, asking a favour. Aaron Dembski-Bowden Don’t worry. Combined with the knowledge of where he came from, the Lorgar given to us in Betrayer is a fully fleshed out horror whose meticulous cruelty provides a great foil for the unbridled rage Dembski-Bowden gives us in Angron.

Each of the Horus Heresy novels had the tenancy to do two things: The World Eaters worship Angron in many ways, but they also know that he has damned them utterly. Subscribe to Our Free Newsletter. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Determined to keep him alive, Lorgar focuses his efforts on saving his barbarous brother through corruption. 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.

Heresy Dial Turned All The Way Up (SPOILERS ALWAYS): “Betrayer” by Aaron Dembski-Bowden

It’s clear to me Dembski-Bowden shares that aspect of Star Wars space-battle love. Aaron Dembski-Bowden is quickly establishing himself as one of demvski best authors in the lineup. This means that even in straightforward, easily-winnable conflicts, they lose masses of troops. It also shows the sheer power of the Pantheon’s power. Angel Exterminatus Horus Heresy.


Anyone undergoing implatation and gene therapy in the service of Ultramar is on their way to becoming an Ultrasmurf. But Angron and his legion were not even remotely trying to run a perfectly executed campaign to impress Guiliman. But I don’t think we’ve seen a Legion where there’s this antipathy from both sides. They are probably two of the most noble soldiers in the Traitor Legions we’ve spent time with thus far. Yeah, unless I get killed or banned from touching the IP, this series threatens to be bowen long one.

While the Traitors are on approach to a major World of Ultramar, Kharn states that there are a billion soldiers down there, of which a tenth are youths undergoing implatation and gene therapy. Each of the character is done exceedingly well.

Betrayer (Novel) – Warhammer 40k – Lexicanum

Additionally, we get to see more of Argel Tal, who is Don’t have a Kindle? They’re edge-of-the-seat tense, they drive the plot forward, and they’re also very, very readable; not dumbed-down, but also not getting lost in dreary litanies of tech-specs.

Gawd, how do I even talk about this? The World Eaters are just there as an objective or have their veterans berayer just how big a joke the legion has become.

I cant wait to read his next novel!