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Nouvelles - Graham McNeill

Do Eagles Still Circle the Mountain?

Captain Uriel Ventris and his battle-brothers descend on the world of Sycorax to cleanse it of the ork menace that has plagued it for centuries. But when the battle goes awry and all contact is lost with his fellow captain, Fabian, Ventris and his warriors are pushed into a fighting retreat. As the greenskins slowly overrun the Ultramarines positions, hope of survival rests on Mount Shokereth. But a mystery surrounds this ancient edifice, a secret lain dormant for millennia.

Wolf Mother

Aboard the Molech’s Enlightenment, amongst the countless civilian refugees that fled the Warmaster’s invasion, a serpent makes its nest. The Chaos cult that brought House Devine to its knees lives on, preying upon the weak and the helpless, and it falls to Alivia Sureka to root out the evil that hides in plain sight. Luckily for her, she has an ally who is more than familiar with such tactics – the lone wolf Knight Errant, Severian.

Zero Day Exploit

Amidst the toxic ash wastes of Mars, the spiker-for-hire Adept Hydraq is tasked to infiltrate the mighty Basiri forge complex and steal data from its tech-priest overlord. As Hydraq and his team of spikers and infocytes pull off their daring heist, he discovers that his haul is far more dangerous than he could have imagined, and puts him in the greatest peril he has ever known.

The Devine Adoratrice

Decades before Horus’s civil war sunders the Imperium, Raeven Devine, ruler-in-waiting of the world of Molech, prepares for his Becoming, the rite that will elevate him to the rank of Knight and bond him with the mighty war machine that will be his steed for years to come. But traitors within the Sacristans have other ideas and a shocking act of betrayal sets the stage for one of the bloodiest battles of the Horus Heresy….
4.5/5

The Devine Adoratrice est une nouvelle superbement narrée, nous mettant dans une ambiance malsaine, au bord de la corruption, sur le monde de Molech parmi les Chevaliers Impériaux de la Maison Devine. On aura droit à plusieurs retournements de situation et une narration très immersive pour un tel...

The Wolf of Ash and Fire

Horus Lupercal, ever the favoured son of the Emperor of Mankind, stands ready to lead his Legion against the ork-held planetoid of Gorro. After nearly two centuries of warfare in the name of the Great Crusade, the many victories of the Luna Wolves have become the stuff of legend – still, nothing could prepare them for the singular honour of fighting alongside the Emperor himself once more.
5/5

Horus Lupercal en fils prodigue et l'Empereur, père de l'humanité, réunis en une courte mais épique fresque, et finement narrée par un Graham en forme. Une superbe balade qui se dévore et se savoure.

Luna Mendax

Recuperating on Luna after being plucked from the blasted wastelands of Isstvan III, Gavriel Loken receives a visit from a most unexpected soul….
4/5

Bonne petite nouvelle qui nous fait saliver tout en confirmant l'attrait indéniable que génère Loken parmi l'Adeptus Astartes

The Kaban Project

The Mechanicum priesthood guards its secrets carefully — few of its technological marvels and processes are fully understood by the Imperium, and many more could be deadly if allowed to fall into the wrong hands. However, in the forges of Lukas Chrom, something sinister has come into being. Rumours abound of forbidden lore and artificial sentience, and a name has been whispered in the dark corners of the Martian data network: 'Kaban'.
4/5

The Kaban Project est à lire juste avant Mechanicum de l’Hérésie d’Horus. Ce récit est court mais bien rempli, avec de l’investigation, de l’action et même un peu de fluff. Vraiment agréable à lire.

Death of a Silversmith

In what should have been the pinnacle of his career, a lone remembrancer meets an unfortunate end at the hands of the Luna Wolves. So close to the heart of the Warmaster’s emerging powerbase, were the signs of Horus’s fall apparent from the beginning, yet heeded by no one?.

Kryptos

The Voice of Chaos
Meurtrie mais insoumise, la Raven Guard et les Iron Hands poursuivent le combat. Aux lendemains du massacre du site d’atterrissage, les légions brisées sont toujours prêtent à porter le combat au Maître de Guerre Horus et à ses alliés renégats. Sur le monde forge condamné de Cavor Sarta, deux guerriers vétérans de l’Imperium frappent profondément au coeur du territoire du Mechanicum Noir. Equipés de leur bolters et épées ils sont prêts à découper tout ceux qui croiseront leur chemin, recherchant un atout de grand valeur pour l’ennemi, le mystérieux Kryptos….
2.5/5

Une nouvelle qui ne fait pas avancer la trame de l’Hérésie mais qui reste suffisamment intéressante et rythmée pour être plaisante. Un bon concentré de science-fiction.

Consequences

Put on trial for breaking faith with the holy Codex Astartes, Uriel Ventris and Pasanius of the Ultramarines have one chance to reclaim their honour... and save their lives.
2.5/5

Consequences est très probablement la nouvelle d'Uriel Ventris la plus dispensable. Cette transition entre les tomes à beau être fluide vous l'oublierez très probablement aussi vite que vous avez pu la lire.

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