By Mitchell Scanlon
The subsequent novel within the ground-breaking, bestselling sequence that tells the tale of the Horus Heresy – the civil conflict that almost tore the human Imperium aside, 10000 years in the past. This novel explores the early heritage of the darkish Angels Legion and their Primarch Lion El'Johnson. whilst information of Horus's treachery reaches Caliban, the loyalties of this proud and mysterious Legion are established to the restrict, wth tragic outcomes.
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If tradition has any outer function at all, it is to create a sense of social cohesion. ’ The old man paused again. ‘You are looking at me strangely, Zahariel. ’ ‘No,’ said Zahariel. ‘I’m just tired, master. ’ ‘Fair enough: you’re right, I didn’t bring you here to discuss the social aspects of tradition. I am more concerned with the symbolism of some of the Order’s rituals. ’ Master Ramiel rose to his feet and walked into the middle of the room. In accordance with the Order’s traditions, there was a spiral design inscribed into the floor of the practice hall, stretching from one end of the room to the other.
All these things are symbolic. Remember, this is not just an initiation, but a ceremony of rebirth. Symbolically, you will be reborn from one state into another. ’ ‘Tomorrow, the old Zahariel will be dead,’ Master Ramiel said finally. ‘I wish my best to the new Zahariel. ’ IT WAS MORE an interrogation than a test. Zahariel knelt on the stone floor, his head hooded, his hands bound, and the knife still at his throat. He knelt, while his unseen captors hurled rapid-fire questions at him one after the other.
It’s hard to imagine,’ Zahariel said, picking up the sword he had dropped and returning it to the weapons’ rack. ‘Imagine anyone being that contented with their lot and not wanting to change it. Maybe the difference is that we grew up on Caliban. ’ suggested Nemiel. ‘Maybe, but maybe it’s because we take it for granted that our lives on Caliban are always about struggle. ’ ‘If it even exists,’ said Nemiel. ‘There are people who say it’s only a myth, made up by our ancestors. Caliban is where our culture was born, and Caliban is where it will die.
Descent of Angels (The Horus Heresy, Book 6) by Mitchell Scanlon