My Favorite Horus Heresy Book?
Horus Heresy fever is in full swing and nearly all of us can point to our favorite book in this epic Black Library series. It is hard to imagine how much work has gone into crafting every book in the Horus Heresy series, but a few stand out as particularly amazing. One night after gaming a few buddies and I were discussing our favorite books. I pointed out that Fulgrim was my favorite Horus Heresy book and the video below details the reasons why.
I wish that every traitor legion had a book like Fulgrim; one that shows the fall of that legion. The Astartes were the best of humanity, idealized warriors of honor and the defenders of mankind. The slow and insidious downfall of the traitor legions is a story that adds depth to the 40k universe. My literature teacher once told me “Everyone is the hero of their own story”; meaning that even the most evil people in a narrative have (in their mind) a good reason for doing what they are doing. In their search for perfection, to push humanity to be it’s greatest self, the Emperor’s Children were brought to the depths of evil itself.
Imagine if there were a similar book for the World Eaters. Wouldn’t that add a lot more depth to a legion that is frequently depicted as flat and simple? Understanding the motivations behind these villains makes them better characters, which improves the grand narrative as a whole. The setting of Warhammer 40k will be richer when the enemies of the Imperium are fleshed out, articulated and in some cases, understandable. In the following video we will got into more detail about how Fulgrim shapes the Warhammer 30k and 40k universes. If you would like to know more about the book, click here!