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Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Purging of Kadillus: Review

Finished off this book today. Overall a good book if your into the story behind the fluff of a historical battle. This was one of the epic battles of the Dark Angels against Ghazghkull over one of their recruiting worlds. The story features several named characters that has appeared in the game such as Ghazgkull, Belial and Naaman (Scout Sergent). This also features how Ghaz got the teleporta technology that allowed him to invade Armageddon in one of the worst invasions that world has ever seen.

The layout of the book was well done as each story took a step through the time frames of the battles that happened as well as it featured stories about  a specific character including Boraes from the "Angels of Darkness" book (see book cover below) and makes a short reference to his story there.

They also gave you a little more for cost $11.99 US. giving you 417 pages of story and fluff extras. Extras included 4 pages in the middle with a 2 page battle map and artwork of Captain Belial of the 3rd Company (before being promoted to the Deathwing as Master). At the end of the book it gives you the "order of battle" showing the entire 3rd Company as well as elements of the 1st, 2nd and 10th that was on the planet during the crisis. It details names, #s of vehicles they had from Rhinos, Razorbacks and Predators to Squad names that was involved. A nice little touch that someone like me enjoys with it comes to fluff of a story.

I give this 4 out of 5 Chaos Stars. A well done book, larger print easier to read, more pages for your money with the fluff parts added helped the book be even more entertaining. Also, it taps his prior book as I mentioned featuring characters from other books. A must read for Dark Angels players and for anyone that just wants a good sit down book to enjoy.

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