Mark of Calth (Anglais) Poche – 28 janvier 2014
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The Heresy came to Calth without warning. In just a few hours of betrayal and bloodshed, the proud warriors of the XIIIth Legion – Guilliman’s own Ultramarines – were laid low by the treachery of their erstwhile brothers of the XVIIth. Now, as the planet is scoured by solar flares from the wounded Veridian star, the survivors must take the fight to the remaining Word Bearers and their foul allies, or face damnation in the gloomy arcology shelters beneath the planet’s surface. A collection of stories by authors including Dan Abnett, Aaron Demsbki-Bowden and Rob Sanders. The battle for Calth is far from over...
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Mark of Calth is a collection of eight short stories about what happened after the treasonous and treacherous attack of the 17th Legion of the Word Bearers on Calth and the 13th Legion of the Ultramarines, and after they had "poisoned the system's sun", making the surface of the planet inhabitable.
As it generally happens for many readers in such cases, I liked some stories more than others. The two I liked the least were the first one ("the Shards of Erebus", by Guy Haley) and, more surprisingly, the last one ("Unmarked") by Dan Abnett, although he happens to be one of my favourite authors (and in this I am certainly not alone). The reasons for not liking these two stories were similar. They were drafted in such a way that I simply did not see the point of the story or, perhaps more accurately, I did not understand what the respective authors were getting at.
I like the six other stories, however. My three favourites were "The Traveller" (David Annandale), The "Underworld War" (Aaron Demski-Bowden) and "The Athame" (John French), essentially because they were the most original in both style and content although I will refrain from mentioning anything more about them to avoid spoilers.
For those familiar with the works of Anthony Reynolds, "Dark Heart" will show you something of the early feats of one Marduk, and how he manages to impress Kor Phaeron, first Captain of the Word Bearers. "Calth that Was" (Graham McNeill) and "A Deeper Darkness" (Rob Sanders) are told from the perspective of the Ultramarines. They are about how they continued to fight the war against the Word Bearers but from underground. The "Underworld War" is also largely about this underground conflict, but from the viewpoint of a Word Bearer.
Three and a half stars.
The most interesting story to me was about the athame by John French; I actually loved that perspective, wish it could have been more fleshed out and in depth. Disliked the perpetual continuity right after. I just don't like the thought of perpetuals. Bowden's tale (not in order) was okay, cool character, but you know what happens to any cool character that pops up.
Overall, I'm not a fan of the Calth atrocity, every event and connection is so far apart it's hard to get a clear picture of what and why its happening. This will most likely continue affecting the Horus Heresy because its in a direct series and time line wise, in and out of order. As a stand alone, I would have given it 1-2 stars, being it was so unclear, gave it 3 because it ties into the Heresy, although I don't know at what importance.
To black library...knock it the hell off. You are ruining this series. After this book, you can bet I won't be buying anymore physical copies. God bless torrents and ereaders. At least after the next crappy book in the Heresy, I wont be upset that I gave you any money.