Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Wolf King is Coming - About time

Hi everyone,

Finally, after several years of waiting, the Space Wolves get another novel in the Horus Heresy series.  Now this fills me up with joy and dread at the same time.

If any of you have ever read my post about Prospero Burns, you will know that I have very mixed feelings about the book. I consider the book a lost opportunity. You can read my review HERE.

Now I don't want to stir up another hornet's nest with this.  The topic of Prospero Burns created a lot of heated debate, especially on the Bolter and Chainsword forums. Suffice to say that the book should have been called the Adventures of Kasper Hawser!

Also, for a book about the Space Wolves of the 30K, there is very little about Leman Russ himself.  He only appears for a very short time.  In fact, we learn more about Russ from other books than we learn from Prospero Burns!

I honestly hope this is an opportunity to bring out and flesh out Leman Russ' character in a more three dimensional way.  All the other Primarch's characters have been delved into, even Corax has had more written about him than Leman Russ - this has to change.

So I am hoping the guys at Black Library don't screw this one up!  The Space Wolves deserve better and they deserve more.

I only hope the book is written by Chris Wright.  I find that he does a good job of capturing the nature of the Wolves. His past books have been good especially the novel Battle of the Fang. and he is currently one of the best writers they have.

So we will have to wait and see, hope and pray and wish for the best.

Farewell and good health.


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