Book Review 146 // Konrad Curze: The Night Haunter by Guy Haley


I've tipped my toe back into the worlds of Warhammer. This time I am headed straight for a Primarch novel. I wanted something grim, dark and pure Warhammer, so I had to go with Konrad Curze. I had high hopes for this title, let's see if it meets my needs.

Titles: Konrad Curze: The Night Haunter (The Horus Heresy: Primarchs #12).
Author: Guy Haley.
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A Horus Heresy: Primarchs novel.

Few among the legendary Primarchs are as feared as Konrad Curze, the Night Haunter. Even before his fall to darkness, he was a sinister legend, a remorseless killer. This is his story.

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Book Type: Hardback.
Page Count: 208 pages.

Wow. Wow. Wow. Here ends the review...

But seriously, wow, what a great novel. I read this so quickly, I shocked myself. This book follows the leader or Primarch of the VIIIth Legion aka the Night Lords. Who in the Horus Heresy Era are the terror troopers of the Emperor's Forces. They are scary-ass troops, who aren't scared of making a mess if it means putting the fear into the masses.

I could write a whole post about the Night Lords and how cool they are but ultimately this book is about their Lord Konrad Curze, the Night Haunter. Gifted or more likely cursed with the ability to foresee the future, Konard's visions are filled with death and destruction, including his own death. This has lead to him becoming aloof and withdrawn from his brothers and he seems rather unhinged. These characteristics ultimately lead to his downfall and allow him to be manipulated by Horus.

Overall the book leads us on the behind-the-scenes tour of this Primarch thought process. We get to witness his final hours through his own mind and explore his life from his own twisted viewpoint. He could have been the best of the Primarchs, a true seeker of justice, but instead of writing his own fate, he allows his fate to be controlled. This really helped to bring Konard to life for me. And make him more than an emo kid with daddy issues.

Overall a surprisingly strong outing from this title, I am excited for some more Traitorous Legion Stories. As always I hope you enjoyed and will support my blog by using the link below.

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