Top positive review
Excited as heck for the next two books
Reviewed in the United States on March 6, 2017
I won't bore anyone with a book review, but I will give some brief thoughts:
1) After years of reading about the heroic Empire of Man, I'm actually really digging the fallen legion perspective on things. So many other books portray Chaos Marines as pretty dark and... evil. I think this does a good job of showing how Chaos interacts with mankind when men aren't so fooled into thinking in a very black and white good vs evil mindset. Not sure Fabius Bile is the most interesting character here, and that was a nice twist. Bile's retinue are far better developed and interesting, overall, even if they aren't as uniquely interesting and powerful as Bile. But, hey, the Eye of Terror isn't all that scary when you are one of the Alpha predators, like Bile. I think it gets a little more interesting when you aren't at the top of the food chain and you are trying to swim with the big fish. Most of the other characters are some variation on that theme.
2) I thought the writing was good. I'm not looking for absurdly difficult to read, and I want good pacing with action that is easy to imagine and follow along with. Reynolds nailed that for me.
3) At the end I was excited as heck for the next two books. I believe I saw, somewhere, that this is part of a trilogy. Any book that makes me wish it wasn't over deserves a solid 4 star rating. It won't change my life, but I'll be back for more.