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This is how science fiction is supposed to be!

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Reviewed: 27-12-2019

This book is an incredible start to the Horus Heresy series! It humanises the Astartes beautifully, the depiction of demonic possession literally made my hair stand on end, and it has some of the most likeable characters in a dark and often unrelatable fictional universe.

A big theme of this story is truth: the book made me genuinely question my own moral compass, and emphasises the importance of integrity and honesty in the most subtle and compelling way! It is deeply philosophical, and the author is clearly a fine thinker as well as a good writer.

I highly recommend this to any science fiction fan!

Insightful and revitalizing!

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Reviewed: 18-12-2019

A fascinating and insightful look into the deep, philosophical truths of Christianity. Mark Vernon has revived something of the integrity of an impoverished and dwindling faith tradition.

A work for the thoughtful sci-fi reader.

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Reviewed: 01-09-2019

The Emperor is one of the most compelling characters in modern science fiction, and this book is a wonderful exploration of his deeper persona. Reading it will entertain you, and then make you question the very nature of humanity itself.

9/10

Preachy, but interesting.

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Reviewed: 03-08-2019

This is largely just preaching disguised as a lecture, but it's a fairly good summary of C.S. Lewis' works.

Profound and Compelling

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Reviewed: 02-07-2019

This is a wonderful reading of a superbly written book. A philosophical and intelligent examination of the morality and personality of the Emperor and the Imperium of Man.