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Dawn of Fire Book 4 Roboute Guilliman has broken the orkish advance that threatened Fenris, but an ancient foe has returned to threaten the very heart of humanity – the Segmentum Solar. READ IT BECAUSE Guy Haley continues the riveting story of the Indomitus Crusade as it sweeps across the galaxy, still reeling from the opening of the Great Rift. THE STORY The Indomitus Crusade Dawn of Fire Book 4 Roboute Guilliman has broken the orkish advance that threatened Fenris, but an ancient foe has returned to threaten the very heart of humanity – the Segmentum Solar. READ IT BECAUSE Guy Haley continues the riveting story of the Indomitus Crusade as it sweeps across the galaxy, still reeling from the opening of the Great Rift. THE STORY The Indomitus Crusade continues its war across the stars. The primarch Roboute Guilliman has finally broken through the orkish threat bedevilling the sectors near Fenris, and makes ready to push on his bid to stabilise the Imperium Sanctus – but old and bitter foes stand in his way. Kor Phaeron, the Dark Cardinal, threatens the previously stable core of the Segmentum Solar. Waves of rebellion instigated by his infiltrating priests suggest an imminent, large-scale invasion by the Word Bearers Legion. Worse yet, the Dark Cardinal's warriors are targeting the Black Ships, threatening to starve Terra of the pyskers the Emperor needs to survive. Through this turbulent warzone Inquisitor Rostov continues his search for the Hand of Abaddon. Yet when strange, miraculous visions are traced back to the astropathic relay on Srinagar, his quest is diverted – for the visions foretell hope for the Imperium, a hope the fanatical worshippers of Chaos will do anything to snuff out…


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Dawn of Fire Book 4 Roboute Guilliman has broken the orkish advance that threatened Fenris, but an ancient foe has returned to threaten the very heart of humanity – the Segmentum Solar. READ IT BECAUSE Guy Haley continues the riveting story of the Indomitus Crusade as it sweeps across the galaxy, still reeling from the opening of the Great Rift. THE STORY The Indomitus Crusade Dawn of Fire Book 4 Roboute Guilliman has broken the orkish advance that threatened Fenris, but an ancient foe has returned to threaten the very heart of humanity – the Segmentum Solar. READ IT BECAUSE Guy Haley continues the riveting story of the Indomitus Crusade as it sweeps across the galaxy, still reeling from the opening of the Great Rift. THE STORY The Indomitus Crusade continues its war across the stars. The primarch Roboute Guilliman has finally broken through the orkish threat bedevilling the sectors near Fenris, and makes ready to push on his bid to stabilise the Imperium Sanctus – but old and bitter foes stand in his way. Kor Phaeron, the Dark Cardinal, threatens the previously stable core of the Segmentum Solar. Waves of rebellion instigated by his infiltrating priests suggest an imminent, large-scale invasion by the Word Bearers Legion. Worse yet, the Dark Cardinal's warriors are targeting the Black Ships, threatening to starve Terra of the pyskers the Emperor needs to survive. Through this turbulent warzone Inquisitor Rostov continues his search for the Hand of Abaddon. Yet when strange, miraculous visions are traced back to the astropathic relay on Srinagar, his quest is diverted – for the visions foretell hope for the Imperium, a hope the fanatical worshippers of Chaos will do anything to snuff out…

30 review for Throne of Light

  1. 5 out of 5

    AA_Logan

    The Dawn of Fire series returns to the lead author, Guy Hayley with it’s fourth instalment. Less of a stand-alone title than The Wolftime, it follows on more directly from the first two books in the series with several of the characters from those returning. I’m a fan of an unfolding narrative across several books in 40K and think that the opening of the Rift really increases the storytelling potential of the setting; this is another solid entry in a series that continues to impress. I liked the The Dawn of Fire series returns to the lead author, Guy Hayley with it’s fourth instalment. Less of a stand-alone title than The Wolftime, it follows on more directly from the first two books in the series with several of the characters from those returning. I’m a fan of an unfolding narrative across several books in 40K and think that the opening of the Rift really increases the storytelling potential of the setting; this is another solid entry in a series that continues to impress. I liked the thematic echoes of The Wolftime in the Black Templars storyline here; two unorthodox Chapters with very different perspectives and plenty of reasons *not* to ideologically align both responding to the arrival of Primaris reinforcements and the return of Guilliman in similar but wildly differing ways. The Imperium isn’t the cultural monolith it is sometimes portrayed as, and the autonomy of Space Marine Chapters is a good way of exploring that; the ways in which the Primarch’s return has unsettled the existing order is evidently going to be an ongoing and fascinating thread throughout the series.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jack Neighbour

    Not the best dawn of fire novel and I found it harder to pick up than the rest but still an enjoyable read and hopefully moves the story on!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Richard

    While continuing to set up future plot points like previous titles, Throne of Light has a nice contained arc that moves along with those plot points and each of the point of views were largely entertaining (though the Black Templars one would've been better served on it's own or in another book where it could spend more time on the characters and the "mystery" involved). The Word Bearers don't really do much here, but give a good showing in the action scenes, and I found Tenebrus and Co. working While continuing to set up future plot points like previous titles, Throne of Light has a nice contained arc that moves along with those plot points and each of the point of views were largely entertaining (though the Black Templars one would've been better served on it's own or in another book where it could spend more time on the characters and the "mystery" involved). The Word Bearers don't really do much here, but give a good showing in the action scenes, and I found Tenebrus and Co. working as good foils to the Inquisitor and his gang (who I'm glad to see return). After how disappointing I found the previous installment in the series, I was really happy to get on with Throne of Light.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Tomas

    Throne of Light by Guy Haley This book isn’t as good as The Gildar Rift but there are some elements of it that are comparable to The Gildar Rift and I have to give Guy Haley credit for making an entertaining tale out of that. Like The Gildar Rift, the action takes place both in the void and on land, and has returning characters who have become a mainstay of the series being given the chance for character progression and moments of glory. Racej Lucerne and Fabian Guelphrain return and seem to be t Throne of Light by Guy Haley This book isn’t as good as The Gildar Rift but there are some elements of it that are comparable to The Gildar Rift and I have to give Guy Haley credit for making an entertaining tale out of that. Like The Gildar Rift, the action takes place both in the void and on land, and has returning characters who have become a mainstay of the series being given the chance for character progression and moments of glory. Racej Lucerne and Fabian Guelphrain return and seem to be the main two characters that we’re meant to see the Indomitus Crusade through. They have divergent roles in the plot but still get to do plenty of things that are good for both of them. Inquisitor Rostov and his retinue also return and get to play a major role, and so do Commodore Athagey and First Lieutenant Diomed. Captains Messinius and Areios also return in much more limited but important roles. All of these characters were in at least the first two books if not all 4 books of the series so far so it’s a nice way to look back in on old friends, see what adventures they’re up to, and see them express themselves in new ways that are meaningful to themselves and to us as readers. As far as the plot goes it’s fun. The premise is that the Word Bearers are coming to a planet called Srinagar to try to destabilize Guilliman’ aims of a secure front around Fenris. Everything in the plot focuses around Srinagar and the events there, and as can be predicted a massive battle takes place with multiple future consequences implied. It’s a fun read, especially if you liked The Gildar Rift, (and I sure did) partly due to some of the same story drumbeats going on. Final verdict - 5/5 stars

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ian

    Easily the weakest in the series so far.. it felt like a DC movie of forced together stories and characters I don't really like that much rather than an ensemble of motivated groups interacting and reacting with each other. Some of the threads are cool - Rostov and his band is a neat mirror to Eisenhorn, the historitors give an interesting insight.. but when the narrative is telling us that Primaris are barely human drones then chapters of them firing guns at stuff isn't very engaging! A real sham Easily the weakest in the series so far.. it felt like a DC movie of forced together stories and characters I don't really like that much rather than an ensemble of motivated groups interacting and reacting with each other. Some of the threads are cool - Rostov and his band is a neat mirror to Eisenhorn, the historitors give an interesting insight.. but when the narrative is telling us that Primaris are barely human drones then chapters of them firing guns at stuff isn't very engaging! A real shame because Guy has written some good stuff and DoF has some real potential but I hope that we can focus more on smaller tales about a wider universe where characters do interesting things.. rather than trying to tease and infer that something will eventually happen.. breadcrumbs of potential don't make for a tasty loaf of story!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Gary

    A great contrast of killing machines and emotional conflicts Guy Haley delivers another great story that takes us down some familiar territory for long time fans of the mythos. Guy always delivers great interesting human characters and how they are adapting to the changing imperium. His spacemarines are not quite as colourful or as interesting, though perhaps that's the point, the Primaris are pure killing machines and struggle with emotion and yet the black templars show emotion on a very passio A great contrast of killing machines and emotional conflicts Guy Haley delivers another great story that takes us down some familiar territory for long time fans of the mythos. Guy always delivers great interesting human characters and how they are adapting to the changing imperium. His spacemarines are not quite as colourful or as interesting, though perhaps that's the point, the Primaris are pure killing machines and struggle with emotion and yet the black templars show emotion on a very passionate level. The villain and his side kick (both human) were great to read and I look forward to seeing where they will crop up next. The psychic powers and the effects on display were very well delivered thus the implications for future stories could be truely staggering. I only hope that we get to see on some level if, he is coming....

  7. 5 out of 5

    Stefan78s

    Another unnecessary book from Black Library filled with plot armour. Not to reflect on Guy Haley's talent but each book in this series follows a pattern...if there's an antagonist then everyone that interacts with them will die because the antagonist needs to make it to the end of the book. If there's a new character then don't get attached to them. And we all know how this series ends so...why bother? Another unnecessary book from Black Library filled with plot armour. Not to reflect on Guy Haley's talent but each book in this series follows a pattern...if there's an antagonist then everyone that interacts with them will die because the antagonist needs to make it to the end of the book. If there's a new character then don't get attached to them. And we all know how this series ends so...why bother?

  8. 4 out of 5

    Alan Aspinall

    Lots of fun I had a great time reading this book, I tore through it,,can't wait for the next one, I found it was faster flowing then the last one which had the space wolves, that one dragged Lots of fun I had a great time reading this book, I tore through it,,can't wait for the next one, I found it was faster flowing then the last one which had the space wolves, that one dragged

  9. 5 out of 5

    JorgVonRiminsk

    I really looked forward for this book, but it is rather disappointing

  10. 5 out of 5

    Matthew Tyrrell-Byrne

  11. 5 out of 5

    Schmidt Christian

  12. 4 out of 5

    Reed Fallow

  13. 4 out of 5

    ash ritson

  14. 5 out of 5

    Lolage

  15. 4 out of 5

    Dani

  16. 5 out of 5

    Faolán

  17. 5 out of 5

    Mr Thomas

  18. 5 out of 5

    Dale Jones

  19. 4 out of 5

    Martin

  20. 4 out of 5

    Anamnesis

  21. 5 out of 5

    Christian Torrent

  22. 5 out of 5

    James Toyer

  23. 4 out of 5

    David James

  24. 4 out of 5

    Chris Wood

  25. 5 out of 5

    Conor Mccann

  26. 5 out of 5

    Chris H

  27. 4 out of 5

    Paul Casteel

  28. 4 out of 5

    Chris Paish

  29. 5 out of 5

    Peter Ek

  30. 5 out of 5

    Rob Young

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