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Actually there's been a few others that have been like that too - such as the Word Bearers - and hell, even the Wolves.
How do you listen to audio books? I find im listening to them, then zone out and arent paying attention and feel the need to constantly jump back and re-listen to bits because i havent been paying attention.
The actual sacking of Prospero was basically the climax rather than the entire book.
I spend a shit load of time just microblogging online and they're easier to pay attention to instead of trying to watch a movie or show in a separate window. But yeah I zone out occasionally, tho while listening to Prospero Burns, I thought I'd zoned out a lot but that was just the flow of the novel.
Edit: On a different note while it isn't said in direct relation to the coup, more so part of build up to it, out of all the ideas to support Horus' attempt at usurping, when a character proposes the notion that the Emperor does not understand brotherhood as he has no equal, that he does not in fact, call anyone brother, only son, that seemed the most solid and believable aspect and made me super frowny face.
I found it pretty full on on though when their.....familiars..whatever they were called, took control of some of them though.
Firstly, I’ve been listening to the three Garro audio books, starting with Legion of One – detailing Garro’s story after Istvaan – working for Malcador the Sigilite. Have to say, for someone who hasn’t really gotten into audio books, these are bloody awesome. The narrator does a really good job across the board, and the addition of sound fx really adds to the experience. There’s 4 so far (I’m listening to the 3rd currently), but damn if they’re not a sweet experience for any HH fans.
I’m also now reading book 22 – Shadows of Treachery, which is another collection of novellas. The first so far has been fantastic, detailing a trap set for an Imperial Fists retribution fleet, and subsequent massive fleet battle as they’re attacked by the Iron Warriors legion.
I freaking love the Horus Heresy.
finished fear to tread and the one about vulkan a while back...going to get the white scars novellas
garro audiobooks are great, a little pompous but hell its warhammer 40k....love the one on istvaan 5 with "cerberus"
fear to tread (one about blood angels) is probably my fav horus heresy book so far, fulgrim was close
musashi is such a beast of a book, alot of slog too....amazing guy though so easily worth it
Hmm dont think ive seen Guilliman punch anyones head off yet!!
ps. How's this? http://www.blacklibrary.com/Blog/a-horu ... ement.html A 90 page graphical novel, follows on from Know no Fear.
BUT - before you get excited like i was, will be about $150 ffs!
Also finished the next novel, Angel Exterminatus, focused primarily on the Emperor’s Children and the Iron Warriors.
It was enjoyable, but I don’t think this one was particularly well written. Have not been a big fan of Graham McNeil’s writing style – or rather, it’s not as good as some of the other authors.
In particular, it seemed like there were too many plots running through this, that either resolved as if they were rushed, or didn’t really resolve at all. Far too many threads covering the lesser characters – particularly the three triarchs of the Iron Warriors, which just ended with no explanation, clearly to be followed up by another book at another stage.
Found Perturabo as a character really quite interesting, and it was also good to read about one of the traitor legions who rebelled for reasons other than being corrupted by chaos (but by the way this ended, I’m pretty sure that’s where they’re heading anyway) – well I know what happens to Perturabo too.
Disliked the way Fulgrim was written – was completely all over the shop, whereas in the original book Fulgrim, he was pretty badass in his decline into what felt like insanity.
Next book I’m taking a step away from the HH and reading a Space Hulk themed book called Death of Integrity which is present day 40k and sounds good.
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The thing is – if it just came down to Horus heading straight to Terra from Istvaan where the massacre took place – he’d confront the Emperor and bam, it’s done! It’d be a pretty bloody unsatisfying conclusion.
While some are better than others, it’s definitely not a line of books made up of filler though. They all have their moments, and they all cover different elements. If anything, the HH is the setting (ie the impending show-down between Horus and the Emperor), and the plot-line itself is long and twisty, rather than just a straight and narrow rush to the finale.
There were one or two earlier into the series that I didn’t enjoy as much, but on the whole these books are superb and very easy to recommend to anyone interested in 40k.
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I'll admit that i've burned out on the Horus Heresy itself though. Am mid-way through the 25 book - the short story/novella colllection The Mark of Calth and just a bit sick of the Calth theatre. Only read these books every now and then when I'm in the mood for some 30k action.
I mean, I'm looking here:
and trying not to spoil myself too much, it doesn't look like the story gets back to Ultramarines v Word Bearers for another 10 books. Am I good to skip that many books and not be lost, or will I miss some key background info hidden amongst other books in the series? (First Heretic comes to mind, since is about the fall of Lorgar and his chapter)
You'll find a whole bunch of books will be on the same theatre - such as the Istvann massacre, then will jump back in time leading up to that event, show that event from a particular chapters eyes then will repeat in the next book. In saying that, there's some crackers along the way that are different. Personally I really dug Mechanicum, but a mate of mine didnt. I loved all the Mars elements, it was so different.
There's a lot of good books in the series, but by the stage i'm at i'm feeling a bit burned out. I found a link recently which put the entire collection into order - as there's a lot of stand alones, novellas and short stories that have come out that dont neccessarily fit into this. I havent got the link but i'm sure you could find it.
Check how many books there are...
Both of those books I feel as though I could have safely skipped and come back to.
Cheers for the link. I googled 'Horus heresy reading order' first thing thismorning and got the lexicanum link and million amazon/reddit links. I click your link and googled again, wondering how the fuck something so straightforward wasnt found first go and now its showing dozens of black library links above all else. wtf google.
https://www.humblebundle.com/books/horu ... unce_Boost