Much like the previous entry in the series, I wrote a review for book three of The Beast Arises series on Goodreads and thought I’d post it here for anyone who would like to have a read of it.
The Emperor Expects is the third book in The Beast Arises series and maintains the level of quality set in the first two entries in the series. I will say up front though, that the page count is still an issue for me; at two hundred and twenty two pages, it’s even shorter than the previous book.
The narrative moves between three different story threads. The Adeptus Mechanicus and the survivors of the events of book one, Vangorich and the continuing political machinations on Terra and Captain Kulik, commanding officer of the Imperial navy vessel Colossus.
There was no part of the book that felt like a chore to read but there were some chapters that I looked forward to more than others, with my favourites being any featuring Kulik and the Imperial navy arc of the story.
Again, the action and the intrigue is equally well written but I think what really helped me along with this book, is that I’m a fan of Gav Thorpe’s style of writing. I feel he handles character development and action equally well and seeing that he’s written a book is often a good enough reason for me to pick it up.