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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But more importantly he also gave enough attention to regular space marines and humans. This is the rating for licensed fiction. Well, isn’t that the case in all Horus Heresy books? Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Where the book seems to truly shine however is when it takes time to emphasise upon space warfare and duels between specific characters.

It takes between four and six years to bbetrayer the implantation and gene therapy to make an Ultrasmurf cite Lexicanum, creating a space marine.

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: The Heresy itself is an epic-scale betrayal by nearly half of the Imperium of Man against the other half, but the focus of the characters is actually loyalty: They seem to accept this, but that doesn’t mean they don’t hate Angron a little bit for it. Their unlikely allies, Angron and the World Eaters, continue to ravage each new system they come across — upon the garrison planet of Armatura, this relentless savagery may finally prove to dembskl The Shadow Crusade has begun.

The Echo and Damnation, and the Covenant of Blood before it were running on a skeleton crew and hardly at maximum capacity. I’d like to see more like this coming out over the next few books for certain. We’ve seen Legions before whose Primarchs seem to dislike their own sons, like Kurze or Perturabo. It’s all building now For the first hundred or so pages Like their Primarch, they are aware that there are ways to fight battles other than a frontal assault but aren’t particularly interested; the Nails drive them forward to unsubtle close combats with their enemies, whatever the tactical layout.


Angron’s backstory is amazing, and shows sides to him that has never really been captured before. Mass Market Paperback Brtrayer Purchase. Dembski-Bowden has proven himself time and again to be a powerful writer, skilled with imagery and language and full of powerful psychological insights.

It’s essentially the same story, told with different characters, but far, far better executed. No that constantly goes to the Word Bearers and Lorgar, the aarln and fates of who Betrayer constantly veers towards exploring over that of Kharn and his ilk. 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.

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Betaryer World Eaters’ loyalty is tested to and even beyond the breaking point again and again. As for the scenes on Armatura, what do you expect when you pit blood-mad berserkers against a Legion known for their tactical and strategic prowess?

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I can’t explain it, I just don’t dig Titan action. Plenty about figures within the legion and a little more about Angron but not the legion itself. It is absolutely aarkn. Customers who bought this item also bought. Even in the full grip of the Nails, Kharn is given a few moments aarn ponder on the dejbski of the Legion and the Primarch without it seeming shoved-in and clumsy.

As for Armatura, considering the fact there were only an extremely small number of Ultramarines on the planet I would not expect them to cause such widespread casualties as they did.

Their unlikely allies, Angron and the World Eaters, continue to ravage each new system they come across — upon the garrison planet of Boowden, this relentless savagery may finally prove to be their undoing. 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.

These two really, really have an odd dynamic to their relationship: I understand this is my fault for trusting you assholes.

Best wishes along with the blessing of your deity of choice, if appropriate from the newly forged Dembski-Bowden family, on this Christmas morning. The rest of the book isn’t bad, too. In this they seem to be written as dangers to themselves, especially in the invasion of Armatura, undisciplined and only achieving victory due to more controlled elements outside of the legion.


Aaron Dembski-Bowden hit it out of the park when he wrote this book. Whatever the case, the celestial slugfests of ‘Betrayer’ are superb – perhaps even better than the ones in his Night Lords books, which is really saying something. Angron’s conversation well fighting Guilliman was really good because I’d always thought all of that stuff It also shows the sheer power of the Pantheon’s power.

Shadows of Treachery Horus Heresy. Some of the Cultists are earmarked for use as models for my Necromunda gang, the Dart Frogs. It seemed for the longest time they were content to write about events during and leading up to Isstvan V.

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

Apr 07, John Rhodes rated it it was amazing. Lorgar and the survivors of First Heretic continue their development from t Betrayer is one of the best in the series so far, it uses the previously successful formula of exploring the origins and motivations of a Primarch and the relationship between him and his legion during a defining period in the Heresy and no one needed that treatment more than the often one dimensional Angron and the World Eaters.

Perhaps I am about to be unfair and take out a series frustration on one book but here goes anyway 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.

Seeing Lorgar fleshed out and evolving into the evil presence we now know him to be is really interesting and gives his treatment in previous dembsii more credence.