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Nemesis: War Within the Shadows [PDF / EPUB] Nemesis: War Within the Shadows After the horrors of Istvaan V, Horus declares outright war against the Imperium In the shadows of the Emperor s Palace, powerful figures convene Their plan is to send a team of assassins to execute t After the horrors Within the PDF/EPUB ã of Istvaan V, Horus declares outright war against the Imperium In the shadows of the Emperor s Palace, powerful figures convene Their plan is to send a team of assassins to execute the arch traitor Horus and end the war for the galaxy of mankind before it s even begun But what they cannot know is that another assassin is abroad already, with his sights firmly set on killing the Emperor.


About the Author: James Swallow

James Swallow is Within the PDF/EPUB ã a New York Times, Sunday Times and bestselling author and scriptwriter, a BAFTA nominee, a former journalist and the award winning writer of over fifty books, along with scripts for video games, comics, radio and television His writing includes the Marc Dane action thrillers, the Sundowners steampunk Westerns and fiction from the worlds of Star Trek, Warhammer , Doctor Who, , Deus Ex, Stargate, AD andSHADOW, the th Marc Dane novel, is out now from Bonnier, and the nd Nemesis: War PDF \ book in the series EXILE is published in the USA by Tor ForgeFor information on new releases and a FREE deleted scene from NOMAD, sign up to the Readers Club here bit JamesSwallowVisit James s website at for , including ROUGH AIR, a free downloadable eBook novella in the Marc Dane seriesYou can also follow James on Twitter at jmswallow forupdates.



10 thoughts on “Nemesis: War Within the Shadows

  1. says:

    James Swallow seems to be a hit a miss author for me I don t really care for many of his Blood Angles books, but I really enjoyed Flight of the Eisenstein I believe that Mr Swallow should stick with the Horus Heresy novels because Nemesis is a very good read.The book feels like part detective novel and part Dirty Dozen There is a serial killer that is being tracked down by local law enforcement on a sleepy little world that has largely untouched by the heresy We also see the an execution fo James Swallow seems to be a hit a miss author for me I don t really care for many of his Blood Angles books, but I really enjoyed Flight of the Eisenstein I believe that Mr Swallow should stick with the Horus Heresy novels because Nemesis is a very good read.The book feels like part detective novel and part Dirty Dozen There is a serial killer that is being tracked down by local law enforcement on a sleepy little world that has largely untouched by the heresy We also see the an execution force put together by all of the different sects or clades of assassins on Terra These killers are sent to kill the Warmaster and stop his insurrection before it can continue any further.I am usually not a fan of, two books in one that we often seen in the Black Library stories, but this one wasn t so bad in my opinion For one thing, the two stories were merged together pretty quickly, and for another thing, both threads were just so damn interesting I wasn t left upset when they story switched gears.The Horus Heresy books are always interesting to me as we generally know what is going to happen at the end We KNOW that the execution squad will be ultimately unsuccessful in killing the Warmaster, but Swallow does a good job of weaving a story in there that still feels as if it has a successful conclusion even if Horus does survive.I give this book 4 neural shredders to the brain pain out of 5


  2. says:

    The Warhamer 40K genre mash up alooza continues with the awesome little novel that starts out sorta like a gritty whodunnit murder mystery before reminding itself that it is in fact a Warhammer 40K novel and goes back to blowing up planets and shit Yeah, gone are the Astartes super human soldiers though, and in is a small group of highly trained assassins hunting Horus Lupercal and who are in turn being hunted themselves by something way crazy A couple surprises, a couple remember the Alamo The Warhamer 40K genre mash up alooza continues with the awesome little novel that starts out sorta like a gritty whodunnit murder mystery before reminding itself that it is in fact a Warhammer 40K novel and goes back to blowing up planets and shit Yeah, gone are the Astartes super human soldiers though, and in is a small group of highly trained assassins hunting Horus Lupercal and who are in turn being hunted themselves by something way crazy A couple surprises, a couple remember the Alamo moments, and ton of fun, Nemesis continues what is already an amazing series


  3. says:

    I would give it 4.5 there was a few times I struggled with some of the ideas being espoused by some of the characters that didn t seem to fit what we know of them It started off slow for me but really picked up before the midway point So give it a chance.


  4. says:

    When I first started reading the mainline Horus Heresy novels with Horus Rising, I had only the most rudimentary knowledge of Warhammer 30k 40k lore Some of the foreshadowing of those early books was lost on me, because I wasn tintimately familiar with the setting, but on the other hand, I was able to be surprised by revelations, character arcs, etc because I didn t already know what was going to happen.With Nemesis, even my rudimentary knowledge of the setting was enough to spoil the When I first started reading the mainline Horus Heresy novels with Horus Rising, I had only the most rudimentary knowledge of Warhammer 30k 40k lore Some of the foreshadowing of those early books was lost on me, because I wasn tintimately familiar with the setting, but on the other hand, I was able to be surprised by revelations, character arcs, etc because I didn t already know what was going to happen.With Nemesis, even my rudimentary knowledge of the setting was enough to spoil the ending Heck, even knowing that there arebooks in the series beyond this is enough to spoil the ending That would be fine if some interesting macro level developments happened in the background the macro, world building parts are often the most interesting anyway but there wasn t much of that either That said, I think this was one of the better written entries in the series, and I could see it appealing to a wider audience than much of the Horus Heresy does of note, this book managed to crack the NYT Bestseller list Focusing on expertly trained humans rather than superhuman Astartes allows for a sort of middle ground, where you get to follow characters that areemotionally relatable well some of them , while still getting to see them do cool stuff It was a bit overlong, and not that noteworthy in the grand scheme of the series, but it was well written and enjoyable Additionally, the last, post climax chapter has some clever things to say about the setting, written withsubtlety than you often see in licensed fiction


  5. says:

    Read the 13th book in the Horus Heresy series in the Black Library suggested reading order I really thought I would enjoy this one a great deal, being that it focuses on the Assassin Clades of the Warhammer 30 40k universe It ended up not being as gripping or enjoyable as I thought it would be I m not sure exactly why, perhaps the characters weren t recognizable or likable, perhaps the pacing wasn t so great But hey, it was still way better than Battle for the Abyss


  6. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I ve recently finished the latest Horus Heresy novel by James Swallow writer of Flight of the Eisenstein, another fantastic part of the series , Nemesis It covers a plan by the Imperial assassin cults to send a team of assassins, one from each temple, to assassinate Horus Of course, a plan is simultaneously put into motion by the traitors to send a vicious assassin to kill the Emperor.I ll start out by saying that I really liked this book it s a great addition to a great series Sure, you kn I ve recently finished the latest Horus Heresy novel by James Swallow writer of Flight of the Eisenstein, another fantastic part of the series , Nemesis It covers a plan by the Imperial assassin cults to send a team of assassins, one from each temple, to assassinate Horus Of course, a plan is simultaneously put into motion by the traitors to send a vicious assassin to kill the Emperor.I ll start out by saying that I really liked this book it s a great addition to a great series Sure, you know from the beginning that neither of the assassination plots succeed, but that s not really the point of the series The main interest is seeing HOW it unfolds.The assassins are covered very well, firstly because you get to see them in action As the execution force is assembled, the group goes from location to location picking up assassins immediately after their previous missions have completed Doing so, the reader gets to read about the missions while they are happening, to some effect Sure, reading about a Vindicare sniping people isn t very interesting and it s a little corny in the book , but reading about a Culexus the anti psyker assassin in action from the Culexus point of view was very interesting.Also, you get to feel that the assassins are people, with real personalities somewhat and feelings and such, and you get to see how they interact with one another and how they view one another They aren t portrayed as single minded killers It s especially interesting to read how the Eversor thinks when the focus is on him ok, maybe one of them is a single minded killerFinally, the book includes an operative from the Venenum and Vanus temples, who aren t really mentioned often in the 40K background otherwise I think only in the Assassins codex from 3rd edition They seem to be in there as plot devices, though, as opposed to being there for the necessity of their skills although the Vanus obviously contributes quite a bit to the mission.I don t have many complaints about the book, but there are two issues I have First, I think the book jumps around too much, and not necessarily to the story s benefit Generally, moving from one character s viewpoint to another can really help drive the story, but only if it s done for that goal I don t feel that Nemesis is really written to fit with such a goal There are two separate stories that are going on inside it, and although they are related, the jumping between the two probably should be done a little less frequently Of course, that s my opinion, and I m not a professional author.The second one is very minor, and isof a confusion than a complaint There are two parts earlier in the book one at the beginning, and one in the middle , where Horus could be involved, yet it seems like he s purposely kept apart from the action then some of the characters directly interact with him at the end, and it really doesn t seem like there was a reason for it It s probably solely because he wasn t really relevant to the story at that point, but it stuck out at me.So there are a few things I want to also talk about, but of course, if you haven t read the book, you shouldn t read them So stop reading if you only wanted a review SPOILER ALERT The book gives a very clear hint that someone warned Horus about the assassination attempt, and even the First Chaplain is surprised that Horus was aware There s some suggestion that it might be a spy in the Imperial Palace but I think the implication is that the Chaos Gods are whispering directly to Horus We know that when he assaults Terra, he s going to be significantly enhanced by the Chaos Gods gifts, so I suspect this is the start of them showing their favor to him It certainly will make future dialogue interactions with Horusinteresting.The response from both the Emperor and Horus regarding assassins is one of the final parts of the book, but is very interesting The Emperor declares a change from the Assassination clades to agoverned form presumably the Officio Assassinorum , but defends the need to keep such a group because in the war to come, every weapon in the arsenal of the Imperium will be called to bear Horus, however, describes assassins as a tool of the weak I just found that rather fascinating the noble Emperor using a backhanded means to try to end the war, with the traitorous Horus decrying a similar attempt by one of his allies.I m very excited to read the next books in the series I can t wait From my blog


  7. says:

    A solid if not spectacular addition to the Horus Heresy series, Nemesis is still an entertaining read with further insights into the WH40K universe The story follows two different perspectives that of a group of Imperial assassins sent to kill Horus and also an opposing assassin sent to kill the Emperor The imperial assassins storyline is fairly standard fair as the team is assembled, one of each type of killer being introduced in series, adding two types of assassin not seen in the tableto A solid if not spectacular addition to the Horus Heresy series, Nemesis is still an entertaining read with further insights into the WH40K universe The story follows two different perspectives that of a group of Imperial assassins sent to kill Horus and also an opposing assassin sent to kill the Emperor The imperial assassins storyline is fairly standard fair as the team is assembled, one of each type of killer being introduced in series, adding two types of assassin not seen in the tabletop game and proceeding with their mission The interweaving story of the dark assassin as he works his way toward his objective isinteresting, butproblematic in fluff terms he is a pariah bonded with a warp creature, and I thought pariah s were anathema to anything from the warp, but that s just me being a Warhammer geek.For fans of 40K I m not giving anything away by telling you that both parties fail in their primary mission and the story climaxes in a battle between the imperials and the dark assassin The plot moves fast and is well written, there is the obligatory cameos from some of the big 40k figures Rogal Dorn, Erebus, Horus and best of all the Emperor himself get a few lines at last All in all I enjoyed it but it did not reach the quality of other books in the series all right the ones by McNeil Abnett


  8. says:

    Finally At the very end of 2018, being up to date with the Horus Heresy franchise, I decided to go back to the book I skipped ages ago, to Nemesis I heard that this story does not bring much to the main plot, which was the primal reason for the delay Another reason was my lack of interest in the Officio Assassinorum, which now definitely raised tremendously This started slowly, reminded me of another Swallow s work, Flight of Eisenstein It took forever to get me fully engaged, but ended up Finally At the very end of 2018, being up to date with the Horus Heresy franchise, I decided to go back to the book I skipped ages ago, to Nemesis I heard that this story does not bring much to the main plot, which was the primal reason for the delay Another reason was my lack of interest in the Officio Assassinorum, which now definitely raised tremendously This started slowly, reminded me of another Swallow s work, Flight of Eisenstein It took forever to get me fully engaged, but ended up rather interesting and entertaining I started several times, and I went through with it only on my third try Unfortunately this means that this tale is not immediately attractive to the reader, but it gets better The variety of characters is quite pleasing, second half of the book kept me very engaged and brought me a lot of knowledge and new understanding of the differences between the assassin temples The ending was not disappointing as well I am glad I took my time to finally read Nemesis and I believe the Horus Heresy knowledge I possess now made the experienceenjoyable Is it skippable Yes Should you skip it Probably not It s worth a read


  9. says:

    a good read, really enjoyed the characters and storyline I find that it could quite of easily been a stand alone book and felt that it didn t really contribute much to the entire story arc, whilst having a few minor items that affect the entire story it could quite easily of been a normal Warhammer 40,000 book rather than part of the Horus Heresy I felt that i wasn t disappointed with the characters deaths and actually expected them all the way through and unlike in other heresy books found th a good read, really enjoyed the characters and storyline I find that it could quite of easily been a stand alone book and felt that it didn t really contribute much to the entire story arc, whilst having a few minor items that affect the entire story it could quite easily of been a normal Warhammer 40,000 book rather than part of the Horus Heresy I felt that i wasn t disappointed with the characters deaths and actually expected them all the way through and unlike in other heresy books found that I wasn t eager for their return this is unlike any other heresy book where you are excited for the characters return, such as Garviel Loken from Horus rising, Galaxy in flames and False gods overall a good read but i felt i could of skipped it out of the series and not have to worry


  10. says:

    A solid read Not among the greatest in the series, and the tie in to the Heresy isn t so tight you have to read it, but it s a cool look into a different aspect of the Imperium.


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