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Dark Apostle (Warhammer 40,000 Novels: Chaos Space Marines) Mass Market Paperback – September 25, 2007
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As a last note, as a Chaos Space Marines player, I would also like to add that I like the fiction is set from the point of view of Chaos, and of my favorite Chapter, the Word Bearers. It's refreshing to read 40k fiction that isn't completely focused on the pawns of the false Emperor struggling valiantly to succeed against all odds.
This author does an excellent job with maintaining that balance. The story is about the word errors coming to an Imperial planet in search of something of value. Naturally the imperials aren't too keen on this prospect and try to put up a fight. Due to betrayals early in the book, the evil forces take root on the planet and it becomes a matter of will leave Imperial's rescue the planet before the Chaos Marines finish their dark work. Considering this is book one of the trilogy from the bad guys point of view, don't count on the good guys coming out on top...However, as far as I was concerned the individual battles were handled very well and it was never quite sure whether the good guys or the bad guys would win them.
It was really cool to see a full on assault against the bad guys from their point of view, including a Titan and a gigantic Mechanus vehicle. You also get to see the dissent into chaos from the point of view of a regular person. Those really one of the stellar parts the book.Read more ›
This book conveys the point of view from the forces of Chaos, almost always antagonists in other books, giving insight into how the Ruinous Powers manage to corrupt and seduce with such apparent ease. It gives good insight into how such a group functions without ripping itself to pieces, which is still an ever-present possibility.
I would say the only drawback is, if you're a fan of the universe, the ending leaves it to possible to seriously disrupt the status quo. The 40k verse seems to be on the verge of collapsing in on itself, as there are too many enemies, who're too powerful, and in too great a number. Without going into too much detail, it is very easy to see how, following this book, the Imperium could well and truly be crushed.
I'll probably look into them because this book wasn't too bad, though certainly not one of the better ones I've read.
One story arc stood out above all the rest in the book -- the one of an Imperial Enforcer who becomes enslaved by the invading Chaos forces. His story becomes one of slow perversion as he is twisted and turned toward Chaos. I won't say much more because it would be a spoiler, but afterwards it kind of makes you think about all the Chaos cultists described in other books -- and how they got that way.
Overall, an interesting change from the steady flow of Imperial-centric Hero-Against-All-Odds style of WH40K stories. A fan of WH40K will want to read this, but a casual reader may want to select other more solidly written books.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Dark Apostle is the quintessential novel for anyone who loves Word Bearers. Mr.Reynolds writing style fits the "grim-dark" 40k universe like no other author I now of. Read morePublished on March 23, 2011 by Mr.Malevolent
Wow. The beginning of the book was as boring and dreary as...actually I cant think of any 40k material that starts so slow. Read morePublished on August 12, 2010 by Garrett Rebstock
I found this to be pretty entertaining beginning of the Dark Apostle trilogy. Most of the time the stories about Chaos is through the eyes of the Imperials so it is neat to see... Read morePublished on July 20, 2010 by Mark J. Miley
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, not just because of the plethora of action, but also because of the knowledge it gave me of the Chaos perspective. Read morePublished on July 13, 2010 by Jase Webb
well written and edited. good view on the workings of a chaos chapter. plenty of chaos astartes, imp guard and mechanicus. Read more
the story was very in depth it gives you a look of the warhammer world through the eyes of the chaos marines detail to the story was great and another thing that i liked was that... Read morePublished on October 19, 2009 by justicar alaric
Anthony Reynolds is a one-trick pony who needs to be sent to the glue factory. If you read this book with the assumption that anyone whose evil will survive, the bigger the jacka**... Read morePublished on September 26, 2009 by Joanne Miller
I really wanted to like this series. The book started off very strong, but seemed to skip over some key areas that really warrented closer detail. Read morePublished on August 25, 2009 by T. D. Burns
I have waited along time for an in depth series focused on the Chaos Space Marines and this quick read doesn't disappoint. Read morePublished on December 4, 2008 by Danger960