Mortarion: The Pale King (Volume 15) (The Horus Heresy: Primarchs) [Hardcover] Annandale, David
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questionable treatment recently in the novels so I was half-expecting that slightly woeful track record to continue. You don't need to have read other Mortarion stories like The Buried Dagger, Lantern's Light or Verdict of the Scythe whatsoever to understand this book but whether you're a diehard Death Guard fan or a complete beginner to the Legion, there's plenty to enjoy here.
As of now, it's my favourite Primarchs novel, can't wait to read more of Annandale's Black Library books. An exploration intended to give readers not only a better understanding of the men themselves but also the legions they command.This society was discovered by the ship Manifest Unity (pretty awesome 30k ship name) which was destroyed. By devoting space on the page to the philosophy and world view of the tyrants in power on Galaspar we get a better understanding of why Mortarion has to be so brutal in removing them from power, which builds understanding and sympathy towards the Primarch as he’s questioned by his brothers. Mortarion is a bit stunned here and other two primarchs leaves seemingly really hoping Mortarion changes his ways. The prologue starts with the aftermath of the before mentioned short story in which Mortarion accepts surrender and tries a more peaceful approach to The Great Crusade at his second action in charge which is the planet Abysrtus.
It is a super strict stagnant regime with a massive disparity between the classes and a huge bureaucracy. Mortarian is a Primarch that has been given thw thin edge of the wedge in recent years, all too often the villain that gets shown up, foiled and humiliated.
Mortarion, newly uplifted to commander of the Death Guard, descended upon the world, and with him came a slaughter of untold proportions.