In the wake of the defection of many of his battle-brothers, Chapter Master Konstantos of the Doom Legion plays host to an inquisitor sent to check upon the purity of the remaining warriors. But Konstantos is hiding a secret in the depths of his star fortress, a secret that could consign the entire Chapter to oblivion if it is discovered.A 1,000 word Doom Legion story by MIn the wake of the defection of many of his battle-brothers, Chapter Master Konstantos of the Doom Legion plays host to an inquisitor sent to check upon the purity of the remaining warriors. But Konstantos is hiding a secret in the depths of his star fortress, a secret that could consign the entire Chapter to oblivion if it is discovered.A 1,000 word Doom Legion story by Mark Latham....
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A great grim short tale about Doom Legion chapter and his dark past in desperate need to be developed in a full lenght novel or trilogy.
A very interesting short story following one of the most interesting of the Ultramarines successor chapter, The Doom Legion. I'm glad we got to see a fair amount of their culture for how short the story was, and yet again in this anthology I wish we could see a real novel feel of the events before and after this short story.
You can read the full review of the first 5 Angels of Death eShorts over at my blog:https://shadowhawksshade.wordpress.co...Shadowhawk reviews the first five Angels of Death short stories.“As always with such things, this is a right mix of all sorts of stories and for the most part they were all enjoyable. Great little experiment that I’d like to see repeated at some point.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding FieldsBlack Library has been putting out digital eShorts for about a year and a half now. These particular eShorts are usually about a 1000-words long, sometimes more. They are a great way to provide some extra little content, either to provide more stories about existing characters and series or to springboard altogether new ones, especially when there’s no discernible “market” for novel-length stories about the same. For the most part, I’ve enjoyed all of these, although there have been a few duds here and there.The latest in this format is a series of eShorts that are being put out as tie-ins to the upcoming release of the new Codex: Space Marines, which is rumoured to be coming out very soon. I’ve recently started to get back into reading Black Library’s short content and I have to say that reading all these short stories has been really great. They give great snapshots of the universe at large, often fleshing out some new areas.The final story here is by Mark Latham, another recent author to join BL’s ranks. I haven’t read any of his stories before, I don’t think, and in that respect, this little piece makes for a good first experience, for the most part. Its a shorter piece than the others I’ve read so far, and I think the length hurts the story a little. Its too condensed, too short to convey everything all it needs to do.Focusing on the Doom Legion this time, the story shows what happens when there’s a… break in the brotherhood of a Space Marine chapter. The consequences are harsh, most assuredly so, and that’s what Latham focuses on. The story also includes a rather stereotypical characterisation of the Inquisition, something that has become a bit of a trope in the 40k fiction. Its not something that I like, because it essentially waters down the complexity of the Inquisition and is a lazy, easy way to handle Inquisitors.Apart from that however, I thought the twist at the end was really interesting. I didn’t really learn much about the Doom Legion here, which is a bit disappointing, but that twist was definitely a good one. Unexpected, and sudden. I wouldn’t be averse to reading more of Latham’s Doom Legion in the future.Rating: 7/10
My review of this short, and all the shorts in this collection, can be read here:http://hachisnaxreads.blogspot.com/20...