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Wrapped up the Lost and the Damned, massive step up from the first one in my opinion and while it was filler, it did a nice job of painting the scene of what's to come. It had a very satisfying showdown in there ridding us of a horrible character as well.

Only thing I'm clueless about..

Spoiler:
They mention a coup by Lorgar. When did this happen?

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Sequal to Deathwatch by Steve Parker was good and enjoyable - bit to tantalising on some of the plots I really want to know more about.

I did think
Spoiler:
more Marines needed to die

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 BrookM wrote:
Wrapped up the Lost and the Damned, massive step up from the first one in my opinion and while it was filler, it did a nice job of painting the scene of what's to come. It had a very satisfying showdown in there ridding us of a horrible character as well.

Only thing I'm clueless about..

Spoiler:
They mention a coup by Lorgar. When did this happen?


Spoiler:
he tried to kill Horus recently. It failed
   
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I'm about three quarters of the way through The Solar War, with Lost and the Damned next on the pile. I'm really enjoying it except for...

Spoiler:
the Mersadie Olitan parts. Every time it pans back to her story arc I lose interest. I'm sure she'll be a key character with her vision, but my god is it slow.

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Via newsletter: https://www.warhammer-community.com/2019/10/23/a-very-black-library-christmasgw-homepage-post-4/

The Black Library Advent Calendar 2019 is a sumptuous treat for the senses* and gives you 25 stunning A3 art prints. There’s one to open each day in the buildup to Christmas, with an extra-special one for Christmas Day.** 12 of the prints feature glorious cover art from Black Library novels. The other 12 also feature fantastic art, with a twist – they’ve been turned into posters.






Not my cuppa, but a nice one nonetheless. Speaking of cups..

Available at the Horus Heresy weekender and elsewhere:



Made from bamboo, with a silicone lid and handle (to protect your hands from the heat of the liquid within), this stylish mug is the perfect way to carry your warm drinks this winter.

It’s adorned with Neil Roberts’ art from Visions of Heresy, depicting the duel between the Emperor and Horus – instantly marking you out as a fan of the Horus Heresy, great artwork AND hot beverages. If you’re not at the Weekender, this will also be available to order on Saturday 2nd November.



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Damn, I got excited about the prints until I saw they'd turned half of them into movie posters

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There's only only just a few more then 1300 of them gone into print. So whilst its very neat all those prints and a really limited release is likely to come with quite a big cost; esp for an international release.



That said I'm more excited about the new Novella series and look forward to grabbing them when they go out on sale on ebook.

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On the fence about the upcoming novellas myself, I wasn't a big fan of a lot of the ones in the previous run. And looking at the upcoming series, only ones I really want to read are the Sisters of Battle and horror story.

The Necromunda and Thieves Paradise novellas have prequels of sorts in Inferno! #4 by the way.

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Really looking forward to Inferno 4 and the novellas - especially the AOS ones

"Unimaginably ancient xenos artefact somewhere on the planet, hive fleet poised above our heads, hidden 'stealer broods making an early start....and now a bloody Chaos cult crawling out of the woodwork just in case we were bored. Welcome to my world, Ciaphas."
Inquisitor Amberley Vail, Ordo Xenos

"I will admit that some Primachs like Russ or Horus could have a chance against an unarmed 12 year old novice but, a full Battle Sister??!! One to one? In close combat? Perhaps three Primarchs fighting together... but just one Primarch?" da001

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 reds8n wrote:
Read "Scourge of Fate" which was.... err.... don't want to damn it with faint praise but... alright ..?

It motored along quite nicely and it was quite interesting to learn a bit more about the Varanguard and the situations relating to them & Archaon.


Yeah, and I think that was the selling point of the novel, just a glimpse inside to something that is close to the highest tier of Chaos.

I liked it quite a bit and am looking forward to (hopefully) a sequel to delve further into the Varanspire.

 reds8n wrote:
Did feel a little bit like a reskinning of the Malus Darkblade series somewhat though.

I'm sure this is somewhat intentional -- and sensible too quite possibly -- and I'll probably give any 2nd book in the series a (paperback) try -- only fair to give the series a chance to find its feet.


Yeah, I can agree with that, though I think any story where what is essentially the villian is the protagonists will have some overlap. We would be cheering against this guy in a more traditional tale.

 reds8n wrote:
I still find much of the AOS storytelling to be.. not quite right. It's almost as if they've made the potential settings too big perhaps ?


I can agree with that to an extent. I just think that AoS is still so new that its sometimes hard to get emotionally invested with people and places at times. The problem lies in comparing the fluff of a world that was built over decades to a new seting that is kind of still in its infancy. A few more years of development will do wonders.

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 nels1031 wrote:
I just think that AoS is still so new that its sometimes hard to get emotionally invested with people and places at times. The problem lies in comparing the fluff of a world that was built over decades to a new seting that is kind of still in its infancy. A few more years of development will do wonders.


I think most people would not accept this for standalone works of fiction, so I don't think it should be acceptable for franchise/setting fiction either. The deep lore and layers previous works should enhance an individual stories told in the setting, not be a necessary crutch to make them worthwhile.

Though having said that, I've read a fair amount of BL output that I wouldn't put up with elsewhere, but because it is part of a favourite setting or series I'm keen on (*cough* *cough* Horus Heresy *cough*)...
   
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...all good points.

Just felt the cursed/evil sword & the mount etc etc were a wee bit too similar.

Although the character/nature of the "hero" were sufficiently different to just about make it work.

Reasonable use of actual tactics etc was appreciated too.

Although I'm a bit unsure as to exactly how the plot was resolved as such

spoilers hide spoilers

Spoiler:


.. the initial idea that a human hero will become a Stormcast and do x/y/z ...

... aren't all the stormcasts dead or killed prior to becoming reforged anyway ?

So wouldn't killing him actually make this happen ?

I don't quite get what would've stopped Sigmar from snatching up his soul anyway when he was killed.

Is it the use of a daemonblade/magic weapon or is it more that if he died now he wouldn't currently be worthy as such -- hadn't quite progressed enough in some way or other ?



anyway :

https://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Valdor-Birth-Of-The-Imperium-Ltd-Ed-2019?_requestid=5187415


A Horus Heresy Character Novel

Constantin Valdor is the chief of the Emperor's Custodian Guard and among the closest of His companions. As the wars of Unity come to their end, he faces his greatest challenge, as dark deeds are required to pave mankind's road to the stars.

READ IT BECAUSE
Delve into the era of the Unification Wars and discover Constantin Valdor's role in bringing about the Imperium of Mankind in an unmissable novel by Chris Wraight!

THE STORY
Constantin Valdor. It is a name that brings forth images of heroism, honour and peerless duty. For it is he who commands the will of the Legio Custodes that most esteemed and dedicated cadre of elite warriors. He is the Emperor’s sword, His shield, His banner and he knows no equal. Clad in shining auramite, his fist clenched around the haft of his guardian spear, he is the bulwark against all enemies of the throne,

within or without.

Nearing the end of the wars of Unity, Valdor’s courage and purpose is put to the test as never before. The petty warlords and tyrants of Old Earth have been all but vanquished, and the Emperor’s armies are triumphant. What now for the nascent Imperium and what fate its forgotten soldiers, its Thunder Warriors and armies of Unity? A new force is rising, one which shall eclipse all others and open the way to the stars. But change on Terra is seldom bloodless, and for progress to be ensured darker deeds are necessary.

This luxurious Limited Edition hardback features a cloth-covered spine, foil-embossed cover and two full-art pages not featured in the standard edition. Only 1,500 copies are available.

Written by Chris Wraight



does sound good .. think I#ll wait for a less ££££ version however.. Xmas is a comin' after all.

related :

https://www.trackofwords.com/2019/10/26/rapid-fire-chris-wraight-talks-valdor-birth-of-the-imperium/

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hopefully we don';t have to wait over 6 months for the "not stupidly expensive edition"

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I got it. I love everything Wraight writes, and I really like Valdor as a character from what I’ve read so far.
   
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I picked up the limited edition as I`m a sucker for limited editions. Looks like a novelette hence it about £5 cheaper than a normal limited?
   
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I'll wait for a normal edition to happen in six or so months, as much as I like the author's work, bit too much for me.

Did pick up the latest two horror releases today, will get into those later tonight after I wrap up Divination, which has some good short stories in there.

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Ordered my Inferno reprints today! Took a big chunk of money out (£50) and whilst I'm still really happy to get them and the price per issue is very fair (£5) its still a shame GW doubled up without warning. I just hope they don't double-up again next time!

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 ImAGeek wrote:
I got it. I love everything Wraight writes, and I really like Valdor as a character from what I’ve read so far.


Agreed. Wraight writes some great Warhammer fiction.
   
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coming soon page


feb 2020 additions.

regular hardback edition of the valdor book.

very please to see JC Stearns get a full novel, enjoyed all his short stories immensely.

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You'd think that with so few named Necron characters existing, the chances of them getting muddled up would be fairly low...

But Severed features the THIRD character to be named Setekh.

Is Setekh the Necrontyr version of John or something?
   
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In our RPG campaigns we have an ongoing joke about the number of people called Imhotep -- even though the setting is not remotely Egyptianish for the most part.

It's a reference to a throw away line in an old episode of " Look Around You".


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 Lord Damocles wrote:
You'd think that with so few named Necron characters existing, the chances of them getting muddled up would be fairly low...

But Severed features the THIRD character to be named Setekh.

Is Setekh the Necrontyr version of John or something?


There were 11 Egyptian Pharaohs named Ramesses.
   
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Iracundus wrote:
 Lord Damocles wrote:
You'd think that with so few named Necron characters existing, the chances of them getting muddled up would be fairly low...

But Severed features the THIRD character to be named Setekh.

Is Setekh the Necrontyr version of John or something?


There were 11 Egyptian Pharaohs named Ramesses.

Which is great, but there's a reason The Lord of the Rings doesn't have six guys named Aragorn, and every other Space Marine isn't named Calgar.

Sure, it might be entirely reasonable that a Nemesor, a Cryptek, and a giant Lord-level construct would all have the same name, but having multiple unconnected characters all share a name is generally avoided in fiction for a reason. I assume that the repetition isn't deliberate; and given that Cryptek-Setekh is only less than two years old, I would have expected* an editor to pick it up.


*Actually, no. No I wouldn't. These are Black Library Necrons after all...
   
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Here's hoping they're Cain and Rafen.

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One male, one female. Tired AF, so doesn't ring any bells just yet. If I were to wishlist, I'd hope for Ianthe and Elias from the Agent of the Throne series, but seeing as they're adventurers, probably Age of Sigmar related, maybe some more characters introduced with the new Gotrek audio dramas?

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 BrookM wrote:
One male, one female. Tired AF, so doesn't ring any bells just yet. If I were to wishlist, I'd hope for Ianthe and Elias from the Agent of the Throne series, but seeing as they're adventurers, probably Age of Sigmar related, maybe some more characters introduced with the new Gotrek audio dramas?


There was the 40k logo at the start of the video.
   
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 ImAGeek wrote:
 BrookM wrote:
One male, one female. Tired AF, so doesn't ring any bells just yet. If I were to wishlist, I'd hope for Ianthe and Elias from the Agent of the Throne series, but seeing as they're adventurers, probably Age of Sigmar related, maybe some more characters introduced with the new Gotrek audio dramas?


There was the 40k logo at the start of the video.
Derp, like I said, tired AF.

Then I'm sticking with my audio drama wishlist item.

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Apparently Ephrael Stern was mentioned in the first Pheonix Arising book?

Not sure about him as he is described as a new recruit?

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I'd love to have models from the Inquisitors from Vaults of Terra. Though, the descriptions don't match. The woman would be the younger recruit and the older Inquisitor would be the dude. Shame. It would be cool to see her wield her IF Crosius and him to wield his pistol.
   
 
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