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Post » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:53 pm

The Thousand Sons were awesome. And yeah i agree, that was seriously sad what happened to them. Which novel focused on Prospero getting owned - must have been Prospero burns right? Or was it the other? I think Prospero Burns was focused more on the Space Wolves wasnt it? Memory is a bit hazy there. But whatever the book was that was based on their chapter, that was one of my favourite in the series to date. Unlike many of the other chapters, they seemed really unique.

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.
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Post » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:14 pm

Prospero Burns was told from the perspective of the Wolfs new Skoll? Skawl? Skall? The "Account" giver. And his own journey into Wolf culture and his interaction/manipulation by the Wyrd/Malificaro (Warp baddies), some sequences were hyper trippy tho, with a stack of time/space/memory manipulation that made you pay attention to follow. One minute they're chatting on the battle field then next minute they're playing monster hunter on Fenris. I enjoyed it a lot but it was unexpected at times.

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.
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Post » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:51 pm

i really didnt like the one on the space wolves at first but now i love it

just love that culture even if its a total norse lift - skald is the name and its straight from norse
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Post » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:58 pm

The notion of the wolves being set against the Thousand Sons to weaken them as they were two very strong Legions, to make less opposition for Chaos is a depressing one - particularly seeing the Sons got basically wasted.

I found it pretty full on on though when their.....familiars..whatever they were called, took control of some of them though.
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Post » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:14 am

Anyone still reading these? How are you progressing? After an extended hiatus – reading two mammoth books set in feudal Japan (Musashi then Taiko – highly recommend both of them but they were a loooong slog) – I’m back to the Heresy to resume where I left off.

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.
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Post » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:03 am

im still on em, still loving it

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
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Post » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:07 am

Yeah Fear to Tread was bloody awesome, but so was Know no Fear 2 books before it.
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Post » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:41 am

is that the one set on calth?

the scenes with lorgar and roboute were awesome

i especially liked roboute punching the dudes head clean off
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Post » Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:22 pm

Yeah Calth.

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!
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Post » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:51 am

Finished Shadows of Treachery and it was a really good collection of short stories/novellas. I found myself particularly enjoying the stories featuring Konrad Curze of the Night Lords. Previously, I knew nothing about him or his legion. Was 2-3 really stand out stories in this collection.

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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Post » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:22 am

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Post » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:33 am

Yeah pretty much. There’s a few key events, and a few key campaigns, and several books go into covering these, while they’re also covered by a lot of the short stories/novellas as part of the collections.

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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Post » Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:12 pm

This looks horrible, but sadly i'll probably buy it

http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/h0ec ... ut-trailer
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Post » Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:14 am

There's a new post-heresy series that's just been announced, keen to get stuck into it:

http://www.blacklibrary.com/the-beast-arises.html

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.
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Post » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:04 pm

So I've read the first eight books, finished Battle for the Abyss last night and loved it. Next up is Mechanicum but godamm, Abyss literally leaves you on the doorstep of an impending battle about to unfold and I don't give two shits about the Mechanicum right now. Is it possible to skip ahead/around and get back to no doubt awesome space navy and warp-fuckery? Is there a reading order guide or something out there for following such threads?

I mean, I'm looking here:
http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Horus_Heresy_Series
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)
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Post » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:21 pm

You can literally skip half the series and not miss hardly anything. It sluggishly moves from one theatre to the next - im in the latter part of the Ultramarines and Word Bearers conflict at Calth and i'm over it. Read the first story or two from Mark of Calth and am just zzzzz.

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.
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Post » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:27 pm

Here is that link: http://www.blacklibrary.com/horus-heres ... order.html

Check how many books there are... :shock:
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Post » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:51 pm

Yeah so far the only two books I really haven't enjoyed as much as the rest are Descent of Angels and Legion.
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.
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Post » Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:13 pm

Yeah i couldnt find it on Black Library just then either, i remembered i pm'd it to a mate -but even that link had disappeared. Then found that link which was from Reddit. Could NOT find it on Black Library's own site though.
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Post » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:15 pm

The Horus Heresy books are up on the humble bundle, a pretty bloody good deal that $15 pack

https://www.humblebundle.com/books/horu ... unce_Boost
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