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Calgar 2.0 - March 16, 2010 04:33 PM (GMT)
I just made a book report of Horus Rising for English 2, I'm a sophomore so the typing is ghastly.

Horus Rising
Book Report

By Bryant Dardin

Horus Rising is the beginning book in a series about a crusade across the galaxy, with the purpose of uniting all of mankind under the Emperor, an immortal man born on Terra, known to antiquity as Earth. This crusade may sound like it could not possibly fail. However, the seeds of heresy are to be sown in Horus, the Warmaster, and the favored of 20 genetically engineered sons to the Emperor, they are also known as the Primarchs. Horus leads the Luna Wolves Space Marine Legion, a fighting force of genetically-engineered soldiers, created using a simplified process, similar to the one used to create the Primarchs. The Luna Wolves are not the only Space Marine in the galaxy though, there are 19 other legions in service to the Emperor.
They are the Thousand Sons led by Magnus, the White Scars led by Jaghatai Khan, the Space Wolves led by Leman Russ, the Ultramarines led by Roboute Guillimann, the World Eaters led by Angron, the Death Guard led by Mortarion, the Alpha Legion led by Alpharius, and Omegon, the Emperor’s Children led by Fulgrim, the Imperial Fists led by Rogal Dorn, the Blood Angels led by Sanguinius, the Night Lords led by Konrad Curze, the Word Bearers led by Lorgar, the Raven Guard led by Corax, the Salamanders led by Vulkan, the Iron Hands led by Ferrus Mannus, the Dark Angels led by Lion El Johnson, and the Iron Warriors, led by Perturabo. These legions stand, along with the Imperial Army, against Xenos, and non-compliers.
Horus Rising, is the story of Captain Garviel Loken, a marine in the Luna Wolves. As a Space Marine, he is a super soldier, a perfect example of the Emperor’s creations and ideals. He is an atheist, as the Emperor has banned religion in favor of science and logic. He is well over a century-old, as the Space Marines are immortal. He has fought on over a thousand worlds, the most recent being Ullanor, a world infested with Orks.
The story takes place, at first on the world of Sixty-Three-Nineteen, but in the midst of The Great Crusade. This is its designation, not its real name. The planet had to be pacified because another Space Marine by the name of Hastur Sejanus is killed by the planetary leader, who also calls himself the “Emperor” for insolence. The Space Marines attack the “Emperor’s” palace, and win the planet, or so they thought. Guerilla fighters wage a war on the Imperial crusade force, kind of like the War in Iraq, and the War in Afghanistan. The Space Marines are sent in to mop up the resistance in a huge battle. After the battle, something unexpected happens, a Space Marine is possessed. This confuses Loken, who must kill the monstrosity.
The ending takes place in a system that is populated by a civilization, the Technocracy that humans live in harmony with xenos in. The Imperium decides to ignore this, and allow them to join the Imperium. However, during negotiations, the Imperials are attacked by the soldiers of the Technocracy, who assume that the Imperials are attacking them. The story ends with Loken, Horus, and others defending themselves in a museum.

Like I said I'm a High School Sophomore, so I pretty much suck at essays, but I got an A+ on it so......

Iron Corsair - March 17, 2010 12:06 PM (GMT)
The Technocracy is in False Gods or one of the next books in the series. The Interex are in Horus Rising. Horus Rising is the book with the Megarachnids, correct? If so, then the Interex are in Horus Rising.

Overall, not a bad book report sums up most of the important things. I'd much rather listen to someone read this then the people in my class who struggle to read their own book reports!

Arden Fell - March 17, 2010 01:13 PM (GMT)
Wow. :o You got an A+ for that?


Na in all seriousness it's not bad.

Looking at this from purely a 'writers' point of view...

It starts well, goes abit wayward but comes back strong.

Also you say that there are 20 Primarch and 19 other legions but you only list 17. You maybe should have pointed out that there are two missing legions which very little is known about. But then again is there really any need for the list as it doesn't really relate to the book?

After that the essay picks up again and if you don't really know the story then you might not pick up on some of the rest.

Such as the planet has to be pacified as it refuses to take the Emporer as ruler of all mankind. They kill Hastur to send a message that they will not be subjegated.

You might have made more of the seeds of doubt cast into Lokens mind after the events in the Whisperheads.

Also I'm not sure about that bit at the end.

The Interex are in discussion with Horus regarding their place in the galaxy and their compliance to the Emperor, when some one steals a cursed weapon from the museum and the Interex try to take the party into custody. They resist and fight their way off the planet, where it is revealed that one of the party did steal the anathema sword.

Other than that pretty good.

God I feel like such a bitch for typing this. :rolleyes:

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