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Advent Calendar 2018: Day Twenty-Four On board the Conqueror, once-proud flagship of the World Eaters, strange events abound. The ship is changing – and shipmaster Lotara Sarrin fears what that means for her and her crew… READ IT BECAUSE It's an exploration of how the corruptions of Chaos affect everything they touch – and a look at how the warped nature of the Conqueror affe Advent Calendar 2018: Day Twenty-Four On board the Conqueror, once-proud flagship of the World Eaters, strange events abound. The ship is changing – and shipmaster Lotara Sarrin fears what that means for her and her crew… READ IT BECAUSE It's an exploration of how the corruptions of Chaos affect everything they touch – and a look at how the warped nature of the Conqueror affects its crew. THE STORY The Conquerer, flagship of the World Eaters Space Marine Legion, has changed. As it makes the long journey to Terra, the vagaries of the warp – and the infernal nature of the beast chained in the bowels of the warship – are altering the very fabric of the vessel. For Lotara Sarrin, long-serving shipmaster of the once-proud craft, and her human crew, the ship has become dangerous. Some think it's trying to kill them. Sarrin has another theory… and it's one she likes even less.


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Advent Calendar 2018: Day Twenty-Four On board the Conqueror, once-proud flagship of the World Eaters, strange events abound. The ship is changing – and shipmaster Lotara Sarrin fears what that means for her and her crew… READ IT BECAUSE It's an exploration of how the corruptions of Chaos affect everything they touch – and a look at how the warped nature of the Conqueror affe Advent Calendar 2018: Day Twenty-Four On board the Conqueror, once-proud flagship of the World Eaters, strange events abound. The ship is changing – and shipmaster Lotara Sarrin fears what that means for her and her crew… READ IT BECAUSE It's an exploration of how the corruptions of Chaos affect everything they touch – and a look at how the warped nature of the Conqueror affects its crew. THE STORY The Conquerer, flagship of the World Eaters Space Marine Legion, has changed. As it makes the long journey to Terra, the vagaries of the warp – and the infernal nature of the beast chained in the bowels of the warship – are altering the very fabric of the vessel. For Lotara Sarrin, long-serving shipmaster of the once-proud craft, and her human crew, the ship has become dangerous. Some think it's trying to kill them. Sarrin has another theory… and it's one she likes even less.

30 review for A Rose Watered with Blood

  1. 5 out of 5

    Veronica Anrathi

    I was expecting a little addition to the lore of some of my most beloved characters. I was not expecting a fully realized tale in less than 20 pages that will work without context around it. I truly think it works. It is a story of despair and perverted loyalty, framed with parts of a poem, beautiful on it's own. Lotara, exceptionally powerful human that arguably survived beyond her time due to Kharn's personal protection and her high status within the Wolrd Eaters legion, finds herself trapped I was expecting a little addition to the lore of some of my most beloved characters. I was not expecting a fully realized tale in less than 20 pages that will work without context around it. I truly think it works. It is a story of despair and perverted loyalty, framed with parts of a poem, beautiful on it's own. Lotara, exceptionally powerful human that arguably survived beyond her time due to Kharn's personal protection and her high status within the Wolrd Eaters legion, finds herself trapped inside a transforming ship that carries a creature of nightmares inside it's belly, a creatures that once was Angron. A ship that tries to please the Queen in questionable ways. It's like a cat that brings a dead mouse onto it's owner's dinner table as a special gift... escalated times million. The ending was expected to a point, but this did not take away from it in a slightest. Sometimes I think, do I praise Aaron's work way too often, am I completely biased at this point? Oh no. It's just that good. I realize it each time he writes something as powerful as this. …and worshipful foes Awarded medals carved upon flesh In scars of shrapnel And sourceless fire. This flock Her flock Unburied Within great drifting tombs Of silent enemy iron.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Gianfranco Mancini

    On his path to Terra, crew of the Conqueror, XII Legion's flagship, is dying because of the World Eaters' bloodthirst and because of their Primarch now turned into something else and making the same to his surroundings... Captain Lotara Sarrin had not much screen time, but she quickly became one of most fan favourite characters in the Horus Heresy saga, giving birth to the hilarious "Fire the Ursus Claws!" meme and countless awesome fan arts. At last the XII Legion Bloody Watered Rose has her mome On his path to Terra, crew of the Conqueror, XII Legion's flagship, is dying because of the World Eaters' bloodthirst and because of their Primarch now turned into something else and making the same to his surroundings... Captain Lotara Sarrin had not much screen time, but she quickly became one of most fan favourite characters in the Horus Heresy saga, giving birth to the hilarious "Fire the Ursus Claws!" meme and countless awesome fan arts. At last the XII Legion Bloody Watered Rose has her moment of glory with a great, tragic and disturbing ,short tale of desperation, twisted loyalties, violence and space horror with a strong Event Horizon (1997) vibe. A must read for all fans of Lotara, Khârn, Angron and the crazy bloodthirsty butcherers of the World Eaters XII Legion.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Eileen

    I've actually never read anything with Lotara Sarrin before and know her only from discussions on the 40klore subreddit and ADB's social media. The idea of an ordinary human successfully standing up to one of the most brutal and savage Space Marine legions and earning Angron's admiration initially seemed rather Mary Sueish but ADB actually makes it work. I also enjoyed the poetry excerpts and the touches of the same dark humor found in the Night Lords trilogy.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Charles Webb

    Good short story Title says it all. Good short story delving into the decay of everyone's bloodthirsty legion. Aaron captured the brutality and desperation of the World Eaters.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Michael Botterill

    Utterly amazing story, great ending and simply wonderful!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Chris Quinn

  7. 4 out of 5

    ElAir

  8. 5 out of 5

    Calum Reid

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    Chris Dennison

  10. 4 out of 5

    Nicholas Sacco

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    Katalili

  12. 4 out of 5

    Adam Colclough

  13. 4 out of 5

    George Watts

  14. 4 out of 5

    Istvan Dinka

  15. 4 out of 5

    Bergard

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jim Brannan

  17. 4 out of 5

    Teufen

  18. 4 out of 5

    Brian

  19. 5 out of 5

    Mervis

  20. 4 out of 5

    Dave Kirlin

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jorel

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jonathan Strugnell

  23. 5 out of 5

    Derekzh

  24. 4 out of 5

    Willy Lindberg

  25. 4 out of 5

    John Toll

  26. 4 out of 5

    Adam Schasel

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jay

  28. 4 out of 5

    Lee Rawnsley

  29. 5 out of 5

    Garry

  30. 5 out of 5

    Hamfast

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