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Trading Places: The Netherlandish Merchants in Early Modern Venice lSeeittle of Caliban in its current state hear En plein coeur little of how theegion has truly changed since El Jonson The Bookshop on the Shore left or evenearn of the concerns they have of being out of contact with the ImperiumThe plodding nature of the story further detracts from real drama Besides a few interesting points where we see the egionaries scheming among one another there s really not much to go on Even real action
Is Relatively Subdued Save For One Sparsely Detailed Engagement And relatively subdued save for one sparsely detailed engagement and fleeting duel between a group of Dark Angels As such the story itself can seem oddly threadbare despite it hinging upon a key point in the Fallen s history
And It Ends Just As It Starts To Enter Any it ends just as it starts to enter any interesting territoryWhat helps to truly save the audio drama is the execution here Where the story might fail in places the voice acting sound design and general execution are absolutely top notch There s real weight to the discussion of treachery and Astelan s turn is brilliantly conveyed Tim Bentinck While Alpha Legion is always inked to subterfuge and undercover actions I think there is no Legion adept at treachery and under handiness than Dark AngelsAnd this short sto Luther the Kor Phaeron of the first The Art of Memoir legion his intentions covered with smoke The defeat of theoyalists on caliban was to be expected and if not for defeat of the The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life loyalists on caliban was to be expected and if not for then it would have been crushed by Luther himself The reasons behind the betrayal are interesting though why would Luther betray the Lion and to what end Where his intentions to join the warmaster in his campaign or was he simply seeking what was best for Caliban This was a great short story about my favorite Adeptus Astartes Chapter the Dark Angels I enjoyed the further development of Astelan s character who I have been a fan of since his first appearance in Angels of Darkness Good fun sci fi Universe building is necessary in a series of this scope and this audioplay does it well While the Horus Heresy series has been rolling on uite contentedly reaching 31 books and countless other stories it s been a while since we ve heard much from Caliban and those members of the Dark Angels sent home by their primarch Lion El Johnson What has been happening back on the home world while the rest of the galaxy falls apart and the Lion has been out chasing Konrad Kurze Fear not Gav Thorpe is on hand with a new audio drama Master of the First to shed aittle ight on the situation This is a 35 minute audio drama available as a standalone MP3 download prior to a future release in a combined package with The Long Night by Aaron Dembski BowdenRead the rest of the review at. Of the galaxy With ties both to ongoing events in the wider Horus Heresy and to Gav Thorpe’s Legacy of Caliban series this is an audio no Dark Angels fan will want to missPerformed by Gareth Armstrong Tim Bentinck Jane Collingwood and Jonathan KeebleRunning time 36 minutesDirected by Samuel GunnMusic by Simon SlaterProduced by Heavy Entertainment for Black Librar. While I was definitely expecting something else going into Master of the First I was not at all disappointed I believe that Mr Thorpe has been doing better and better with the Dark Angels and that they have as a Legion gotten better and better as the Heresy has gone on Here we get to see yet again what is happen I would read Gav Thorpe s Dark Angels novels exclusively if he would just keep writing them This
was an awesome taste of a great mystery in the 40K an awesome taste of a great mystery in the 40K what actually goes down on Caliban Also it focuses on a character that has been blowing my mind since Angels of Darkness from 10 years ago Highly recommend Entertaining particularly with sound effects adding some immersion to the narration which isn t bad I m a ittle indifferent to the Dark Angels so that probably comes into play hereApparently Grey Angel takes place before this and I have not readlistened to that story so perhaps the plot twist would have impact if I had done so Says something of the overall plotline on Caliban however that the twist doesn t particularly exciteI wouldn t go out of my way to purchase this story I wouldn t say reading or istening to it if you have it is a waste of time either A very good story hinting about the First Legion former only Legion and the inner conflict between TerranCaliban Dark Angels whose scheming and mischief match for good Alpha Legion onesThere is something rotten on CalibanThe Angels are going fast on their path to damnation and Chapter Master Astelan is a great character intriguing me since his first appearance in W40K novel Angels of Darkness that I really have to re read sooner or ater Seemingly thrown to the dogs and eft
on their primarch s resentment simmers among the Dark Angels While no warrior will raise a hand against his brother tension between the Calibanites and Terran astartes have never been higher and the rift between them is growing with every passing day As he sits istening to a report detailing multiple infractions and apparent shadow games by the Calibanites Terran born Chapter Master Astelan comes to understand that there is at stake than he ever realised Seizing an opportunity he prepares to behead a new threat to his egion once and for allAs readers of other Gav Thrope novels will have uickly realised this is another tale tying closely Into His Dark Angels Series his Dark Angels series examining Astelan s past As one of the Fallen Angels his involvement is an understandable one but ultimately serves as a double edged sword While easily offering some of the audio drama s best ideas and themes it sadly un. The Dark Angels and the Night Lords fought one another to a bloody stalemate during the Thramas Crusade and though the Lion eventually claimed victory it eft the First Legion scattered and under strength Back on Caliban those Dark Angels The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, loyal to Terra grow impatient for a return to past glories nominating Chapter Master Astelan as theireader – meanwhile Jago Dercuts the drama and can eave the istener just waiting for events to reach a predictable endThe real strengths on offer ie in how they reflect upon Astelan s character and even the astartes of this era It s been said many times that these egionaries should be treated as a far cry from the knight templar chapters but few seem to reflect upon this However in Astelan s case we see how his human nature and The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl lack of mental conditioningeft him a flawed conflicted figure Someone with all the power offered to a space marine but all the flaws the power offered to a space marine but all the flaws within an unenhanced human the audio drama shows in him just how critically flawed their early processes were What makes matters worse is that AstelanForgotten On Their Primarch S
S Decision Was Born Of The Emperordecision was born of the Emperor own actions and a flawed understanding of what drove him to unite Terra by force It s an interesting display to be sure and the points made to help to emphasise why the Imperium needed to change so dramatically in the wake of the Horus HeresyAnother interesting point the story builds upon is the idea that Luther himself may not have been the direct instigator of the eventual rebellion While the actual events of Caliban s destruction still ie shrouded in myth its key events have not changed so far as anyone still ie shrouded in myth its key events have not changed so far as anyone aware Luther will fight El Jonson and Caliban will be destroyed by the Warp storm which follows However along with other short tales we see here that it s almost as if he s being pushed into the role of rebelling eader Unable to fully control events upon his world the Dark Angels turn upon one another under his command and his attempts to restore order or retain control are dragging him deeper into unwanted conflict It s another ayer to the Dark Angels tragedy and an interesting twist which is helping to turn Luther into a three dimensional character In comparison to Horus own rapid turn it can even be argued that this gradual and unwanted turn is a better executed plotline within the seriesThe problem is that both of these events are Hannah Montana: The Movie largely just ideas and the story only briefly touches upon them While they would have made for an excellent overall tale theistener is instead eft as the story spins its wheels For starters anyone familiar with Astelan at all will know he ultimately chooses to side against his primarch Even without that however the story sets up events until it s practically screaming the twist ending with every ine of dialogue As it s reliant so heavily upon this sudden turn the build up is sadly subdued and it passes up on many opportunities which might have helped to bring the world to ife We. Evatarion First Captain of the Night Lords still anguishes in a dismal gaol cell Both must consider where their own personal oyalties ie and what path they will take in the days to comeThis audio reveals the truth of what has been happening on the Dark Angels home world of Caliban while the Lion has been battling against the Warmaster’s forces on the other side.