The Test of Faith (Black Library Advent Calendar 2019 #22)
A Dark Angels storyA mission to cleanse a xenos infestation from a vast mining carrier turns into a test of faith and purity for a pair of Dark Angels Chaplains.READ IT BECAUSEExperience the strained relationship between the Dark Angels and their new Primaris recruits in a tale of brutal battle and shocking betrayal.THE STORYThe integration of Primaris Space Marines into the many Chapters across the Imperium has not always been easy. For the Dark Angels, with their many secrets, it is perhaps most difficult of all. On a mission to clear xenos-influenced traitors from massive mining vehicles on an airless world, Interrogator-Chaplain Raguel is all too aware of the threat the new recruits pose to the Chapter's uneasy balance. His pupil. Hadariel, is the first Primaris Chaplain to be considered for inclusion in the Dark Angels' Inner Circle – but can Belisarius Cawl's engineered warriors really be trusted with the deepest secrets of the Lion's sons?Written by Thomas Parrott

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TitleThe Test of Faith (Black Library Advent Calendar 2019 #22)
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ReleaseDec 22nd, 2019
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GenreScience Fiction, 40k

The Test of Faith (Black Library Advent Calendar 2019 #22) Review

  • Michael Dodd
    January 1, 1970
    Interrogator-Chaplain Raguel and the younger, second-generation Chaplain Hadariel lead a squad of Primaris Marines into battle aboard a vast, mobile mining vehicle, sweeping through its aged corridors and crushing the resistance of its mortal defenders. As they approach the heart of the vehicle and the nature of its crew is revealed, the bonds between the Dark Angels are tested in the heat of battle. Parrott’s stripped-back, matter of fact prose keeps the plot moving forward and paints a cold Interrogator-Chaplain Raguel and the younger, second-generation Chaplain Hadariel lead a squad of Primaris Marines into battle aboard a vast, mobile mining vehicle, sweeping through its aged corridors and crushing the resistance of its mortal defenders. As they approach the heart of the vehicle and the nature of its crew is revealed, the bonds between the Dark Angels are tested in the heat of battle. Parrott’s stripped-back, matter of fact prose keeps the plot moving forward and paints a cold picture of a Chapter torn by the secrets it hides. All told, this suitably reflects the nature of the Dark Angels – there’s more going on beneath the surface than initial appearances suggest.Read the full review at https://www.trackofwords.com/2019/12/...
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  • Daniel Summerbell
    January 1, 1970
    How do you convey the superhuman nature of the Adeptus Astartes and yet tell a story that is uncertain in its outcome? How can a genetically-modified paragon of faith have the kind of flawed character they need, if the reader is to care about their fate?Parrott attacks this problem head-on, plasma-pistol in one hand and crozius in the other. Test of Faith is as action-packed as the best of Black Library, yet has an undercurrent of humanity that is lacking from other examples of the genre. It How do you convey the superhuman nature of the Adeptus Astartes and yet tell a story that is uncertain in its outcome? How can a genetically-modified paragon of faith have the kind of flawed character they need, if the reader is to care about their fate?Parrott attacks this problem head-on, plasma-pistol in one hand and crozius in the other. Test of Faith is as action-packed as the best of Black Library, yet has an undercurrent of humanity that is lacking from other examples of the genre. It manages to create characters with personality and comradeship in the space of a short story, while driving a rollicking plot that leaves the reader feeling a little battered, yet wanting to know more.
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