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A Perturabo short story After the disastrous Battle of Phall, Perturabo sets his legion on a course of destruction that will leave them forever changed. READ IT BECAUSE Get new insights into Perturabo's hatred of Dorn and the Imperial Fists in a tale that fills in what the Iron Warriors primarch did after Phall. THE STORY For many long years, Perturabo has harboured a grudge ag A Perturabo short story After the disastrous Battle of Phall, Perturabo sets his legion on a course of destruction that will leave them forever changed. READ IT BECAUSE Get new insights into Perturabo's hatred of Dorn and the Imperial Fists in a tale that fills in what the Iron Warriors primarch did after Phall. THE STORY For many long years, Perturabo has harboured a grudge against his primarch brother Rogal Dorn. With the outset of the Horus Heresy, he has a chance to finally avenge himself against Dorn and his Imperial Fists – but the disastrous Battle of Phall has just embittered him further. Determined to slake his thirst for revenge, Perturabo sets his Iron Warriors on a mission to devastate Dorn's sons… at any cost.


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A Perturabo short story After the disastrous Battle of Phall, Perturabo sets his legion on a course of destruction that will leave them forever changed. READ IT BECAUSE Get new insights into Perturabo's hatred of Dorn and the Imperial Fists in a tale that fills in what the Iron Warriors primarch did after Phall. THE STORY For many long years, Perturabo has harboured a grudge ag A Perturabo short story After the disastrous Battle of Phall, Perturabo sets his legion on a course of destruction that will leave them forever changed. READ IT BECAUSE Get new insights into Perturabo's hatred of Dorn and the Imperial Fists in a tale that fills in what the Iron Warriors primarch did after Phall. THE STORY For many long years, Perturabo has harboured a grudge against his primarch brother Rogal Dorn. With the outset of the Horus Heresy, he has a chance to finally avenge himself against Dorn and his Imperial Fists – but the disastrous Battle of Phall has just embittered him further. Determined to slake his thirst for revenge, Perturabo sets his Iron Warriors on a mission to devastate Dorn's sons… at any cost.

32 review for Embers of Extinction

  1. 5 out of 5

    DarkChaplain

    This honestly did not feel like the same Perturabo we've seen in the series so far. I'd go so far as to call it a gross misinterpretation of the character and how he ticks. While an argument could be made that the way he is presented here is all down to his own self-deception, it'd also harm the value of the story itself by calling its validity into question. With the story fit snugly between John French's The Crimson Fist and Graham McNeill's Angel Exterminatus, while also (roughly) referencing This honestly did not feel like the same Perturabo we've seen in the series so far. I'd go so far as to call it a gross misinterpretation of the character and how he ticks. While an argument could be made that the way he is presented here is all down to his own self-deception, it'd also harm the value of the story itself by calling its validity into question. With the story fit snugly between John French's The Crimson Fist and Graham McNeill's Angel Exterminatus, while also (roughly) referencing Hammer of Olympia, the story or titular character didn't feel like a natural steps between them. It does show off Perturabo's superiority complex, but it lacks in other aspects. His self-inflicted martyrdom, as showcased in Hammer of Olympia, or his love for architecture fail to come across here, instead being replaced with blunt lip service to logic and efficient brutality. The explanatory sequence about the "Iron" part of his Legion, at least, holds some merit - although I don't think it natural for the character to decry the Emperor like he does here. Considering the timeline, it seems a few years too early for him to reach this stage. Likewise, a timeline conflict appears in the form of the revolt of Olympia, as it is being referenced in regards to Perturabo receiving Forgebreaker from Horus. It is indicated that by the time Perturabo received the hammer from Horus, it was as a means to win him to the traitors' side - which could not be the case, as he would only receive it after the Dropsite Massacre, years after the reconquest of Olympia. There are quite a few of such weird entanglements that, in the wider context of the stories written about Perturabo and his Legion, make me scratch my head - even beyond the character's interpretation by this new author. As somebody who has held Perturabo as one of the most fascinating and multi-layered Primarchs in the setting, I frankly felt frustrated with this short story. It tries to present Perturabo as utterly logical and efficient, playing slightly on his hypocrisy and anger management issues, but there's a noticeable lack of depth to him. While it does have a void battle sequence towards the end, it felt like a battle without stakes, merely in there to have a battle to show off Perturabo's supposed genius and ruthlessness when facing Imperial Fists. It honestly lacked tension. If this had been written around the time of The Crimson Fist, but before Angel Exterminatus, I might have found this servicable enough. However, we live in a time when Hammer of Olympia has been in print for what, nearing its 4th anniversary (how time flies!) and the Lord of Iron has shown up in various novels towards the end of the Horus Heresy series with more refined and conclusive characterization. As a result, I could not help being greatly disappointed by Embers of Extinction.

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    Jakub Sládek

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    Alina Zabiyaka

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    Michael Botterill

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    Marc Collins

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    Lee Rawnsley

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    Dale Jones

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    Chris Quinn

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    Patrick Baldwin

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    Viktoria

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    Mark Leenen

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    Garry

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    Sam

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    Francisco Palomares

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    Kevin

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    Marco Antonio

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    Virgil Purvis

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    Daniel Clegg

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    Chea Kai-Borbor

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    NephriteON

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    Shaun Harris

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    William Doukas

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    Gregory Warwick

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    Mike Reeves

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