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The Blood Gorgons Chaos Space Marines are called to one of their recruiting worlds as the populace is struck down by a plague of mutation Sargau. A freuent problem with Black Library books focusing upon traitor astartes is that they tend to stick to the legions Major series and titles with Chaos space marines as the focus characters tend to focus upon Iron Warriors Night Lords Word Bearers and the others Blood Gorgons is a big exception to this as its warband was not only founded long after the Horus Heresy but as far from traditional traitor marines as you can imagineThe novel shows the Blood Gorgons in a time of crisis Along with the sudden loss of their chapter master and the warband being on the brink of civil war one of their vital recruitment worlds has come under attack A virulent plague has begun to sweep through the planet s occupants slaughtering them en mass and reanimating their corpses as savage murderers Even as Bond Brother Barsabbas unit is sent to investigate they face their darkest hour finding new foes at every turnThe novel s biggest selling point is the Blood Gorgons themselves With the sheer amount of time it spends fleshing out their traditions attitudes personalities and characteristics it needed to be well thought out Thankfully this was delivered upon this in full giving a force which is uite unlike that found within many novelsWhile they are clearly scavengers pirates and traitors they have an oddly twisted version of rules and aspects which would usually be found within a loyalist chapter While they don t have an empire they retain recruitment worlds which they protect While they avoid having subjects and worshippers they have artificers smiths and servants who are loyal in the manner serfs are While they are fractious they have a sense of in built loyalty to one another as a result of Chaos rituals While they venerate a figure as their patron deity they do not treat him as a god or blindly worship himThe book goes through stage by stage in exploring what they are from the viewpoint of everyone Right from those who lead them to the slaves who are vital to keeping the chapter euipped then using them to explore what separates them from both the Imperium and those who reside in the Eye of TerrorEven some of the factions who are introduced a considerable way those threatening the recruitment world in get some surprisingly detailed explorations as to whom they are Something which they desperately needed at the time the book was producedIf there s one thing Henry Zou seemed to do well it was giving a detailed fully explored and well thought out background to the major powers that played a core part of the story Something which makes the book stand out but is unfortunately the writing s only real strongpointMuch like Daemon World the novel suffers from the problem that while it s good for inspiration and as a well of ideas it falls short of being a good story for a fair number of reasons Foremost amongst these is the protagonist Barsabbas who is bland to the point of being a blank slate There s no specific tone or attitude which helps to distinguish him from the other Blood Gorgons and ultimately he comes across as being extremely weak in personality Something which is a definite problem as there s nothing to make the reader accept he is capable of half the things he pulls off or even deserving of the final reward he is given This combined with some very improbable accomplishments makes him skirt the line of being a Mary Sue very closely but he s hardly alone in this problemWhile the Blood Gorgons are very strong in terms of background lore individuals fail to stand out in any way and introductions fail to make any real impression upon the reader They re stoic grim and temperamental but Zou lacks the talent people like Rob Sanders have to make them truly interesting There are honest points where s its extremely easy to mistake two viewpoint Gorgons for the same person because they re written in such a similar way The only real exceptions to this are chapter master Gammadin and the sorcerer Anko not a villain at all Muhr Neither of who are written exceptionally well and barely escape the fate of the others by either being one note antagonists or heavily detailed in the chapter s loreThe plot is similarly flawed in that there are no surprises Right from the beginning to the end you can guess what s going to happen just by looking at what s on paper The novel all but holds your hand the entire way through in a similar manner to the Alpha Legion in Deliverance Lost You re never allowed to guess anything or wonder what will happen next because it s bluntly obvious what will follow in a short amount of timeThe weaknesses in the story are only made evident with some severe problems in Henry Zou s writing capabilities While the man can build up a reasonably good atmosphere in the right situation he has serious problems with certain phrases Every few pages you re bound to run into a sentence which is supposed to be poignant but come across as self contradictory or lacks the sufficient style to have the impact the author desires While they re passable they don t ever really rise to anything special The same goes with the fight scenes which often than not feel either very run of the mill or don t reach the levels of excess you d hope to see in a book with Chaos at warUltimately your opinion of Blood Gorgons will vary heavily depending upon what you want out of it If you re after inspiration or ideas for an army you couldn t do better than this novel but if you re looking for a story it might seem underwhelming or painfully average It s hardly bad but there s some very visible flaws which run throughout the tale limiting the potential for it to be something truly memorable Read it if you want something different from Chaos but don t expect to see anything truly mind blowing Deciding to Be Christian keeping the chapter euipped then using them to explore what separates them from both the Imperium and those who reside in the Eye of TerrorEven some of the factions who are introduced a considerable way those threatening the recruitment world in get some surprisingly detailed explorations as to whom they are Something which they desperately needed at the time the book was producedIf there s one thing Henry Zou seemed to do well it was giving a detailed fully explored and well thought out background to the major powers that played a core part of the story Something which makes the book stand out but is unfortunately the writing s only real strongpointMuch like Daemon World the novel suffers from the problem that while it s good for inspiration and as a well of ideas it falls short of being a good story for a fair number of reasons Foremost amongst these is the protagonist Barsabbas who is bland to the point of being a blank slate There s no specific tone or attitude which helps to distinguish him from the other Blood Gorgons and ultimately he comes across as being extremely weak in personality Something which is a definite problem as there s nothing to make the reader accept he is capable of half the things he pulls off or even deserving of the final reward he is given This combined with some very improbable accomplishments makes him skirt the line of being a Mary Sue very closely but he s hardly alone in this problemWhile the Blood Gorgons are very strong in terms of background lore individuals fail to stand out in any way and introductions fail to make any real impression upon the reader They re stoic grim and temperamental but Zou lacks the talent people like Rob Sanders have to make them truly interesting There are honest points where s its extremely easy to mistake two viewpoint Gorgons for the same person because they re written in such a similar way The only real exceptions to this are chapter master Gammadin and the sorcerer Anko not a villain at all Muhr Neither of who are written exceptionally well and barely escape the fate of the others by either being one note antagonists or heavily detailed in the chapter s loreThe plot is similarly flawed in that there are no surprises Right from the beginning to the end you can guess what s going to happen just by looking at what s on paper The novel all but holds your hand the entire way through in a similar manner to the Alpha Legion in Deliverance Lost You re never allowed to guess anything or wonder what will happen next because it s bluntly obvious what will follow in a short amount of timeThe weaknesses in the story are only made evident with some severe problems in Henry Zou s writing capabilities While the man can build up a reasonably good atmosphere in the right situation he has serious problems with certain phrases Every few pages you re bound to run into a sentence which is supposed to be poignant but come across as self contradictory or lacks the sufficient style to have the impact the author desires While they re passable they don t ever really rise to anything special The same goes with the fight scenes which often than not feel either very run of the mill or don t reach the levels of excess you d hope to see in a book with Chaos at warUltimately your opinion of Blood Gorgons will vary heavily depending upon what you want out of it If you re after inspiration or ideas for an army you couldn t do better than this novel but if you re looking for a story it might seem underwhelming or painfully average It s hardly bad but there s some very visible flaws which run throughout the tale limiting the potential for it to be something truly memorable Read it if you want something different from Chaos but don t expect to see anything truly mind blowing

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Blood Gorgons Warhammer 40000 Bastion Wars

Shadowy xenos enemies and treachery from within his own forces Sargaul must dig deep into his hatred and determination to leave the planet aliv. Possibly the best book I have read in several years I finished it in a day after a long hiatus from reading The characters were memorable and the story was very interesting It did a great job of bringing warhammer lore to life The setting felt very uniue Zou put his own spin on a lot of things and it really showed For example the Blood Gorgons fly around space on this weird uasi biological warship that has all sorts of hidden uirks that really make the ship come to life There s also occasionally a funny throwaway line such as Barsabbas got so caught up in the excitement that he crushed a bronze dinner plate and hurled it across the room Pros Interesting setting Good characters that you get attached to EXCELLENT take on warhammer lore Does a great job of making a chaos faction feel both reasonable and also chaotic Cons Story was a little on the basic side but by no means in a bad way It s a one off novel Very good for what it is A bit of a drop in uality near the very end when the big baddies show up

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Lis one of few survivors of the first expeditionary force and is determined to uncover the mysteries on Haute Bassi Facing a hostile environment. One of the things I liked about this book was how there appears to be logical reasons for space marines to abandon the imperium The logic described in this book how the imperium creates a rigid system that everyone adheres to from birth to death with no joy is a terrible system and it completely makes sense that one would choose to abandon it for chaos Very enjoyable read


10 thoughts on “Blood Gorgons Warhammer 40000 Bastion Wars

  1. says:

    A freuent problem with Black Library books focusing upon traitor astartes is that they tend to stick to the legions Major series and titles with Chaos space marines as the focus characters tend to focus upon Iron Warriors Night Lords Word Bearers and the others Blood Gorgons is a big exception to this as its warband was not only founded long after the Horus Heresy but as far from traditional traitor marines as you can imagineTh

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    The Traitor Marines who have gone over to Chaos are usually seen as the villains in the WH 40k universe so it's strange to

  3. says:

    Blood Gorgons is the third book in the loosely connected Bastion War series of novels by Henry Zou The Chaos Space Marines w

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    I appreciate Zou trying to make a 40k book that goes beyond the popcorn sci fi that BL normally produces big battles stolen movie lines etc and the first third of this book is certainly an attempt at this However it falls short and nearly drove me to drop reading the book Overall I'm glad I finished it because it certainly picked up soon a

  5. says:

    One of the things I liked about this book was how there appears to be logical reasons for space marines to abandon the imperium The logic described in this book; how the imperium creates a rigid system that every

  6. says:

    e third and final book in the Bastion War trilogy Authored by Henry Zou the novel focused about the Blood GorgonsS

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    Possibly the best book I have read in several years I finished it in a day after a long hiatus from reading The characters were memorable and

  8. says:

    this is a really cool read in my opinion

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    This is the third book of The Bastion Wars series I don't know why they are a series as each boom has nothing to do with the others You could read each one and never know they're related unless someone told you This one brin

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    Henry Zou with his background in the Australian Army began writing his stories while on military exercises These scribblings would later become the basis for the science fiction stories he has done for the Black LibraryHow you could compare the Blood Gorgons a Chaotic Space Marine Chapter to anything on this plane of existence is hard to imagine But imagine it he did 'Blood Gorgons' is an incredibly dark and gritty look at the Warhammer 40

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