reviewed Fulgrim by Graham McNeill (The Horus Heresy, #5)

Graham McNeill: Fulgrim (Paperback, 2007, Games Workshop) 3 stars

Under the command of the newly appointed Warmaster Horus, the Great Crusade continues. Fulgrim, Primarch …

Not as bad as Angel Exterminatus, so two stars!

2 stars

One of the worst depictions of Fulgrim and the Emperor's Children. Written very black and white and with palpable contempt for the protagonists. I don't know why Graham McNeill is writing any Emperor's Children-content. My best guess is he has some dirt on Nick Kyme and is blackmailing him. But that isn't explaining why he wants to write a Legion and a Primarch he so obviously despises? It's a mystery.

If you want to get a real glimpse in the minds of the Third Legion, I strongly recommend Josh Reynolds' "Fulgrim - the Palatine Phoenix"-novel (yes, same name). And to get a feeling for the fall of the Legion, read Chris Wraight's "The Path of Heaven" and Nick Kyme's "Imperfect".