A Chaos Space Marine Sorcerer seeks the power of the godsAll is dust... Spurned by his former brothers and his father Magnus the Red, Ahriman is a wanderer, a sorcerer of Tzeentch whose actions condemned an entire Legion to an eternity of damnation. Once a vaunted servant of the Thousand Sons, he is now an outcast, a renegade who resides in the Eye of Terror. Ever scheming, he plots his return to power and the destruction of his enemies, an architect of fate and master of the warp.
Now I'm reading Ahriman: Exile, part 1 done, aka slightly more than 100 pages in. Very much what I expected and hoped for, continuing on from a LOT of other novels and short stories on the Thousand Sons and Ahriman in particular. John French managed to link his novel into the heavily praised A Thousand Sons by Graham McNeill from the Horus Heresy series and Chris Wraight's Battle of the Fang, which is great and makes me feel right at home.
It is definitely setting the stage for sequels, though, that much I know already, and appreciate. Ahriman's a very, very intriguing character who has to come a LOOOONG way still, travelling the galaxy in pursuit of knowledge, trying to atone for his sins and make things right - not that he's gonna be able to fully hold on to his own purity of purpose, though.
Some authors have completely taken the piss out of Ahriman in the past, chief among them C.S.Goto with his atrocious writing, but I must say that between McNeill and French, he is being treated right, without the stupid mustache-twirling evilness.