So, I finally finished the the Mephiston trilogy and I must say I will be sad to see the end of it. I have thoroughly enjoyed the other tales of Mephiston and friends and the last one in the set was every bit as good. As usual, I will try not to give anything away in the review.
The final tale sees Mephiston, Rhacelus and Antros finally catching up to the demon that has been irritating them for some time. Mephiston, having survived the Primaris embiggening – the rubric that makes him bigger and less likely to lose control of himself and blast anyone who gets too close, finds out that the demon is up to hi-jinks in the Prospero system and asks to go and sort it out.
Dante agreed in a heart-warming scene so long as he takes Rhacelus with him.
What follows is a whirl-wind of events that culminate in a heart-aching scene, which I won’t say about here.
The tale flows very well and contains more interesting characters. We are treated to some wonderful interactions between the three librarians but we are also introduced to some interesting characters from the Imperial Guard. The fellow who survives is far from a two dimensional man who is only there to support the main characters. He has his own goals and works towards them in what must be terrifying situations.
The pace of the tale is good too. I wanted to keep reading to find out what happened and this led to at least one late night. The language is easy to read but not too simple either. It doesn’t distract the reader from what is happening and for me, is very balanced.
I shall miss reading about these Blood Angels, they are responsible for a new army appearing in the cabinet after all. I do hope there will be more adventures around them in the future. Go and read these tales, they are well worth it.
4 thoughts on “Review: Mephiston City of Light – Darius Hinks”
Sounds good. Will keep an eye out for it.
Can these be read as stand alones or dies one need prior knowledge? I have a Dante novel on my shelf, but have not realy read any books so far where primaris start getting involved…
This is book 3 of 3, and although you could read it on its own, its better in the trilogy.
If you have Dante, read that before Devastation of Baal as they flow nicely. I read them the oppostie way around however and there was no bad thing to that either.
Mephiston books are: Lord of Death, Revanant Crusade and then City of Light.
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Thank you, ill see if i can track them down.