I just finished Rynn’s World by Steve Parker the other night. A good thing too as Helsreach, the next installment of the Space Marine Battle Novel series is starting to hit bookshelves.
Rynn’s World tells the tail of an Ork invasion on the Crimson Fists home planet of Rynn’s World. Shortly after the Orks make planet fall a great and terrible tragedy strikes the Crimson Fists as they suffer massive losses due to their fortress monastery being reduced to a pile of rubble. The book follows the chapter master Pedro Kantor as he struggles to keep his chapter from being completely annihilated.
Overall I really enjoyed the book. It was very captivating at times and had me eagerly flipping the pages. There are however, times where scenes ended rather abruptly and left me wanting more. Sadly there are also a plethora of type-o’s, but none that any average reader can’t get past. If you’re a fan of the Crimson Fists or even just like Space Marines and their few versus many battle stories then I definitely recommend this book.