Deliverance Lost

Gav Thorpe

Deliverance Lost

Deliverance Lost

  • Title: Deliverance Lost
  • Author: Gav Thorpe
  • ISBN: 9781849700610
  • Page: 200
  • Format: Paperback

As the Horus Heresy divides the Imperium, Corax and his few remaining Raven Guard escape the massacre at Isstvan V Tending to their wounds, the bloodied Space Marines endeavour to replenish their numbers and return to the fray, taking the fight to the traitor Warmaster Distraught at the crippling blow dealt to his Legion, Corax returns to Terra to seek the aid of his fatAs the Horus Heresy divides the Imperium, Corax and his few remaining Raven Guard escape the massacre at Isstvan V Tending to their wounds, the bloodied Space Marines endeavour to replenish their numbers and return to the fray, taking the fight to the traitor Warmaster Distraught at the crippling blow dealt to his Legion, Corax returns to Terra to seek the aid of his father the Emperor of Mankind Granted access to ancient secrets, Corax begins to rebuild the Raven Guard, planning his revenge against his treacherous brother primarchs But not all his remaining warriors are who they appear to be the mysterious Alpha Legion have infiltrated the survivors and plan to destroy the Raven Guard before they can rebuild and threaten Horus s plans.

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Review also published hereDeliverance lost was, admittedly, one of my least-favorite Horus Heresy novels when I read it upon release, many years ago. With Corax finally released, collecting the novellas and finishing the story arc begun with this novel, I figured it would be best to re-read the old novel in preparation for the new anthology.And what do you know, it is far better than I remembered, and much better than the internet's denizens would have you believe.In essence, this is a book abou [...]

Sometimes the only thing that sets these books apart is the level of descriptive talent that evokes the mood and brings the horror to an eye-peeling visceral level. When that ability is absent, the Horus Heresy series can seem dry and sterile. That is what happened, for me, in Gav Thorpe's Deliverance Lost. The story was fine but it lacked an emotional depth that would have otherwise kept me more engaged with the characters. The book's matter of fact descriptions lacked any zest and failed to de [...]

Deliverance Lost is the story of what happened to the Raven Guard and their Primarch Corax after the massacre at Isstvan V, written by one of Black Library's B-team cadre of writers: Gav Thorpe (with the A-team being comprised of Aaron Dembski-Bowden, Graham McNeill and of course Dan Abnett). It's a solid and worthy effort but in my opinion suffers badly from two major flaws. Firstly as a neccessary sequel to a massive world shattering event like The Dropsite Massacre there is a dearth of action [...]

Three stars. This was not bad, it was not great either, it was okay. The story itself is quite interesting, sadly it lacks deeper descriptions, emotion, also character variety and development. I did enjoy it as a whole, but i can't give it a higher rating for it could've been so much better.

The Raven Legion was one of the three legions that were in the Isstvan Dropsite Massacre during the Horus Heresy and afterwards not much has told about them. This book tells why exactly.In the Horus Heresy series there was first an audio drama about how the remainder of the legion was saved from Isstvan V, and later a short story about an invisible enemy hand behind that rescue, the Alpha Legion. This set the tone for what had to be a very interesting full novel in the famous Horus Heresy.There [...]

Recovering from a huge loss can be hard. How about recovering from the loss of seventy-five thousand of your sons and be left with only five thousand? In dark times, minds can be clouded, decisions irrational, and emotions high. People outside these dark times can be helpful, but also deceitful. Having your own brothers turn against you in your darkest time is more than deceitful. It’s traitorous and against family values in all aspects. Corvus Corax looks to rebuild his legion fast against hi [...]

I actually liked this book better than I thought I would. I'm not a huge fan of Gav Thorpe's work, having been a bit underwhelmed by some of his writing, but this was solid. (I was also underwhelmed by both of the Dark Angels books in the Heresy series, and for some reason I was expecting this to be very similar, although I'm not sure why.) The characters were well laid out, the plot proceeded very well, and I thought that everything was explained well and wrapped up nicely. Only one thing reall [...]

Good book that gives a small window into the world of the Raven Guard. I don't know why Thorpe gets so slagged on amazon but this work is certainly more passable than Mike Lee or the bad Ben Counter. The intrigue part is pretty good and actually this is as much an Alpha Legion book as it is a Raven Guard book. After having finished this book, I really feel bad for the Raven Guard, they get so screwed by the Alpha Legion. It's a decent but very unremarkable book to kill commute time with.

I've been waiting to read this installment of the Horus Heresy for years, and it didn't let me down. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I loved the focus on the Raven Guard & Alpha Legion. It raised a lot of questions, and even had some familiar parallels to the current story in Warhammer 40,000, with the advent of the Primaris Space Marines created under the orders of Roboute Guilliman. In a way Corax beat his brother to this, with the creation of the Raptors, ultimately the Alpha Legion got in t [...]

I'd put off reading this entry in the Horus Heresy series for a long while and it is in fact the book that stalled the series for me. I realise that isn't exactly glowing praise but it's true. Having read the book fairly quickly, I'm happy to say I was very wrong about it. Gav Thorpe's stuff is always worth a read, at least in my opinion and he manages to humanize Space Marines in a way that some authors struggle with. This book covers the impact the Dropsite Massacre had on the Raven Guard legi [...]

Yet another Horus Heresy book that took me far longer than is reasonable to finish.The characters in the book are ones that ordinarily I think I'd be far more interested in, but there is just something about Thorpe's writing that I just can't get along with. Certainly more towards the beginning the book held my interest, but from about a third of the way through I found it very difficult to motivate myself to pick it up and read. It looses it's spark once we move away from Terra, and apart from [...]

Good enough read. My only issue is that I find the Raven Guard soooooooooo boring. Strike. Withdraw. Strike again. They are very badass, don't get me wrong. I get that it was a Raven Guard that easily killed Lucius a while back, but still. The story line filled in some plot holes for me which was nice. I had only an inkling as to why The Raptors were so mutated. Oh, and the beauty of this story was Alpha Legion (who I love) and the stolen primarch gene seed, which was then given to Fabius Bile w [...]

As I rather enjoy the Raven Guard, this book was of interest to me. It certainly delivered, showing the rather terrible choices Corax was presented with to save his legion. The characters, even for astartes, were fairly engaging and the settings described were memorable. The action sequences could have been a little more grueling, but overall, I felt that the story carried the book well enough.

I really enjoyed this book. The story starts with the Dropsite Massacre at Istavaan. And then goes much much farther. Corax goes to Terra to get secret technology to rebuild his legion.And the entire time the Alpha Legion have infiltrated his legion and you see from their point of view as they try to get the technology for themselves.

Holy-Moly. Three stars for this one, however I found it so hard to read! A real slog and I'm grateful that it's over. Decent story though.

Like Graham McNeill, Gav Thorpe is an author who I am rather, on the fence about. Sure, he’s had fantastic books like Path of the Warrior and Path of the Seer, but has also had not very good books like Purging of Kadillus, which was one of the poorer additions to the Space Marine Battles series, and I was wondering if Deliverance Lost would be a complete screw-up, or something that truly deserved its place in the Horus Heresy Series. Four Hundred and Sixteen Pages later and I can say that Deli [...]

If this book consisted of nothing more than the epilogue scene where Omegon ejected the Cabal out the airlock, I would still be favorably inclined towards it. This almost makes up for an earlier incident where Omegon uses the Alpha Legion's Magical Espionage Powers to teleport a plot coupon to the other side of a security cordon in the span of a scene transition. I mean it, in one scene, Omegon is holding the device, in the next, the agent is retrieving it from under his bunk inside the cordon. [...]

Overall not a bad book. Much like many of the other books within the Horus Heresy, this book concentrates on the Raven Guard and the events dealing with them after Isstavan V. Yes, anyone who is heavy into 40k fluff has a good idea of what happens, but in the end, this tells HOW and WHY it happens. And that's one of the nice things with the books that concentrate on the Legions themselves at certain points within the Horus Heresy. They show us what happened within the legion at that time, why ce [...]

I had high hopes for this book. It's about the Raven Guard, a long-neglected space marine chapter, finally getting a turn in the spotlight as they try to rebuild after Isstvan V. It's all right, but the book has a major problem - it never seems to get out of second gear. The issue, I think, is that Corax, the head of the Raven Guard, goes back to Earth to get some forbidden technology that will let him rebuild the legion, which drives the narrative, except that we already know his plan isn't goi [...]

Im taking a guess that the only reason this book exists is that someone at black library woke up and thought "whats the worse Gav Thorpe can do the best selling horus heresy and does it matter since folks will buy it regardless of quality".Well folks this is the result.To sum the book up Corax and his legion escape the Isstvan dropsite massacre with massive losses. We really only spend a chapter on this mainly because Gav cant write massive battles and hes already covered it in a series of terri [...]

Probably about 3.5 stars. I liked this one, but it wasn't *that* good, etc. compared to some other installments.This book was definitely well written for what it is, and it kept me engaged and reading continuously, but it didn't seem to really go anywhere in terms of my satisfaction with the author chose to do with it. There was a lot of interesting material presented here, but again, it didn't seem to do as much as it could have. Though throughout the entire novel there are characters sneaking [...]

One of the worthless addition to Horus Heresy chronicles. The story looks infantile compare to art pieces written by Abnett or McNeill which have lifted Warhammer books to a level of great modern literature underlying problems of religion, brotherhood and destiny. Nykona Sharrowkyn from Angel Exterminatus have incorporated most indigenous characteristics of Raven Guard such as secrecy,distrust, cunning fight style. If World Bearers are butchers , Raven guard are stealth warriors of shadows. On t [...]

Before reading this novel I would highly recommend readers to listen to Raven's Flight audio drama and read the short story The Face of Treachery, both of these tales are very important to the first few chapters of Deliverance Lost.Gav Thorpe expertly depicts the fraught escape of the survivors of the XIX Legion; Raven Guard from the Isstvan system. Corax is determined to rebuild his shattered legion and take the fight to the traitors in the belief that attack is the best form of defence. Unknow [...]

Deliverance Lost suffers from some of the same flaws as many of the other books in the Horus Heresy series. It is not a book that moves the overall story of the heresy along, focusing rather on the activities of a single legion, in this case the Raven Guard. For a book set during a time of war it is very light on action, detailing instead the efforts of the Raven Guard to rebuild their forces following the betrayal at Istavan. It also, at this point, appears to have very little impact on the ser [...]

The Raven Legion was one of the three legions that were in the Isstvan Dropsite Massacre during the Horus Heresy and afterwards not much has told about them. This book tells why exactly.That was one of the first reasons i couldn't wait to get my hands on this book, second being cause i love reading Horus Heresy series(S.M pwnage). The first part of the book tells of how the Raven guard(The black marines(Not racists)). Because of the massacre of Isstvan the raven guard are forced to flee and tell [...]

It is a time of legend. The galaxy is in flames. The Emperor's glorious vision for humanity is in ruins. His favoured son, Horus Lupercal, has turned from his father's light and embraced Chaos.Deliverance Lost is the eighteenth book in the behemoth that is the Horus Heresy series. Dealing with the after effects of the Istvaan Dropsite Massacre we travel with Corvus Corax ,the Primarch of the Raven Guard, as he and the survivors of his Legione Astartes battle to rebuild their shattered forces fac [...]

"Deliverance Lost is mainly concerned with the actions of Primarch Corvus Corax and his Space Marine Command, the 19th Legion (also known as the Raven Guard), during the year following the Dropsite Massacre (Book 5). However, operatives and the Primarch of the Alpha Legion play a prominent role. The story starts about 3 months after the Dropsite Massacre, with the unexpected rescue of Corax and the remnants of his Legion (at less than 5% strength, due to casualties in that battle). Arriving at T [...]

This entry into the Horus Heresy series focuses on primarch Corax and the Raven Guard and how they barely escaped from the Isstvan massacre with less than 5% of their original numbers. I was grateful that the Heresy authors finally produced a novel that really focused on the core issues of Horus betraying the Emperor and how other primarchs (Corax in this case) reacted immediately after. Especially riveting is Corax's direct interaction with the Emperor himself, and how the Emperor plants the se [...]

Enjoyed this one a lot. However, just like in "Know no Fear" I found the Primarchs to be a bit underwhelming. To me, the Primarchs have always been built up as demi-gods. Almost unbeatable. However, in Know no Fear Roboute was nearly laid low by a Word Bearer captain in single combat and in this one, Corvis spent most of the book feeling sorry for himself after sort of "fleeing" from the Night Haunter at Istvan. Love seeing more of the Alpha Legion in action though. Would not want them as an ene [...]

Another great entry in the Horus Heresy series. I quite enjoyed this one, because I knew the basic history of Corax and the Raven Guard, but had never really read the specifics. That is one of the problems, although it doesn't take away from the enjoyment of the book. I basically knew what was coming and kept hoping for a different outcome, even though I knew the conclusion was inevitable. This book also stars the Alpha Legion, which gave me some mixed feelings. I kind of like the Alpha Legion, [...]

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