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Titandeath

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Continuing in the saga of the Horus Heresy, Guy Haley's Titandeath is a look at the massive warmachines that so terrify and inspire even the Adeptus Astartes.  Focused around a strategic point that both loyalists and renegades desire, his action scenes and dives into the warriors who power and run these mighty machines bring the titans to life for the readers.  As will all Horus Heresy novels, you can read this as a stand alone story, but it helps having some of the history going into motivations and consequences.
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***I was granted an ARC of this via Netgalley from the publisher.***

War and battle are the norm in the Warhammer40k universe, especially during the Horus Heresy. However, in the book, Titandeath: The God-Machines Cometh by Guy Haley we get a first-hand look at Titan Legions in battle on a grand scale. What a grand scale it is, as the Beta Garmon system is plunged into battle as the Loyalist and Traitor forces clash in a climactic struggle. The book follows the Legio Titanicus Solaria, a female-only Titan legion led Domina Princeps Mohana Mankata Vi and her daughter under her command, Princeps marjoris Esha Ani Mohana and the thoughtful  Primarch, Sanguinius. Opposite of them in one of the Traitor Legion we get the point of view of Terent Harrek, a princep majoris leader full of rage. We follow these characters as they navigate the epic battles that rage across the system. We are given a sense of the grand scale in which these battles are being fought and a great look at what it takes to man a Titan. However, while the story is good, it could have been better. There is a connection between Esha and Terent that is revealed, however, it isn't explored enough within the story. If it had played more of a role in the plot it would have made the climax of this novel amazing. The pacing could be better as well as it feels like the story lags after the midpoint. That being said I still think this was a good read and I would recommend this to a lover of sci-fi or the WH40K universe.

Rating: 3.5/5 stars. Would recommend to a friend who likes Sci/fi
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Far more than a collectioj of giant war machines pounding each other. Titans are more.more.than the sum of their parts. Humans prpvide the will power and the ethos.than makes this worth reading
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I have been a bit haphazard in my reading of the Horus Heresy books and have not in followed in sequence after the first few but I deliberately left Titandeath to read straight after Mechanicum and I am glad I did because I had so much Titan Legio questions and this book did a damned good job of answering some of them, the Primarchs side story was also quite enjoyable, I am now completely up to date and have finished the first 3 siege of terra books and am awaiting the next one avidly
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