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Definitely not much incentive to support at the highest tier on this bundle, with all of the Heresy books located there. Which have been offered in the LOWER tiers of the bundles previously. It’s still a good deal if you don’t have them, but if you’re a previous bundle supporter, you probably already have all of the those Heresy books. Maybe several times over now, if you participated in more than one bundle...
   
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I think Horus Rising has been in just about any Heresy / 40K themed bundle to date.

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Looking closer I have some in audio too (was looking at my ebook list).
Definitely the first tier. I need two.
But then only two on the next it seems. And £7 is a big jump for two more after two for £1
   
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Another Audible Sale.
£3 titles. Quite a few in there.
That’s my list for my records so it doesn’t have everything on it. Was also maybe Hollow Mountain and Attack of Necron or something.
I think three days left.

Valdor.
Our martyred lady.
First and only.
Faith and fire.
Hammer and anvil.
Brothers of the snake.
Honourbound.
Imperator: wrath of omnissiah (Book2)
Saga of the beast.
Ahriman exile (Book1)
HH audio collection 2.


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And also, any thoughts on these reads.
Any worth grabbing?
(First and Only is in there as I’d quite like it in audio form)

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Went to my local GW to get my Black Library Celebration goodies, and in spite of the rep telling the store he was getting a swag box to give out.. it did not show up in time, or if it will at all.

Aaargh

2+2=5 for sufficiently large values of 2.

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 porkuslime wrote:
Went to my local GW to get my Black Library Celebration goodies, and in spite of the rep telling the store he was getting a swag box to give out.. it did not show up in time, or if it will at all.

Aaargh

Memphis was part of the area hit by severe weather this past few weeks. It delayed stuff, especially since GW's using UPS now.

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Finished Penitent. It was a good read, although I prefer the Pariah more. I will not write a review or even a short summary but for those that want to know the identity of the King in Yellow:
Spoiler:
Constantin Valdor.

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I've lately been listening to The Reverie, about 5 chapters in and so far it's pretty good. I must say I have found this to be the case with almost all the BL horror stuff. Normally with BL I find that it's 80% garbage that you must wade through to find the good titles but with their horror line it seems to be the reverse of this, it's like 80% good with only the occasional dud, and I'm not even a fan of the horror genre. Their horror writers just seem to be better than their sci-fi and fantasy writers, for the most part.
   
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few new books added to the coming soon section :

https://www.warhammer-community.com/blacklibrarycomingsoon/


the HH ones seem the most attention grabbing -- be intrigued to see if the Alpharius book really is quite as...... wild...... as the talk from the special edition seemed to make it out to be.

NEXT POD books listed too.

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Very interested to give Luther and Alpharius a read.
They’ll go to the top of my audible queue.
   
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JWBS wrote:
I've lately been listening to The Reverie, about 5 chapters in and so far it's pretty good. I must say I have found this to be the case with almost all the BL horror stuff. Normally with BL I find that it's 80% garbage that you must wade through to find the good titles but with their horror line it seems to be the reverse of this, it's like 80% good with only the occasional dud, and I'm not even a fan of the horror genre. Their horror writers just seem to be better than their sci-fi and fantasy writers, for the most part.

I recommend grabbing Requiem Infernal (same author) if you enjoyed The Reverie. Despite not having the branding it's a stronger horror novel than most of the Horror line.
   
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 Arbitrator wrote:
JWBS wrote:
I've lately been listening to The Reverie, about 5 chapters in and so far it's pretty good. I must say I have found this to be the case with almost all the BL horror stuff. Normally with BL I find that it's 80% garbage that you must wade through to find the good titles but with their horror line it seems to be the reverse of this, it's like 80% good with only the occasional dud, and I'm not even a fan of the horror genre. Their horror writers just seem to be better than their sci-fi and fantasy writers, for the most part.

I recommend grabbing Requiem Infernal (same author) if you enjoyed The Reverie. Despite not having the branding it's a stronger horror novel than most of the Horror line.


Fire Caste and Cult of the Spiral Dawn by Fehervari are excellent too. Not quite as horror, but still very weird and occasionally horrifying.
   
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Thanks for the recommendations I'll check them out.
   
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Fire Caste's definitely my favourite of the four, but Requiem Infernal is closest to The Reverie in tone.

Cult of the Spiral Dawn is the weakest in my opinion, still great by BL standards, but it feels like it was written for a deadline compared to the others.

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The sixth and final books in the Warhammer Adventures series are coming to an end.
I’ve not read any of them yet. Maybe at some point, or when the boys are older etc.

I wonder if they’ll do more with the line?
Different authors or the same doing different stories.
Seen as they’ve set up the WA young adult fiction..
   
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Danny76 wrote:
The sixth and final books in the Warhammer Adventures series are coming to an end.
I’ve not read any of them yet. Maybe at some point, or when the boys are older etc.

I wonder if they’ll do more with the line?
Different authors or the same doing different stories.
Seen as they’ve set up the WA young adult fiction..


I hope they do more. It's a great idea for getting younger generations into the hobby (esp as physical hobbies aren't as big as they were 20 years ago and digital are by far and away more powerful right now). Plus I think its a great way for parents to share their hobby with their kids at level made for the kids. I also hope that those who were seriously hostile ot the idea have cleared off - I know a few authors were really put out that they'd written some stories and suddenly were being torn into by random internet people because it was kids stuff for kids

   
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The 40K Warhammer Adventures books are not good.

The plots are poor. The characters are dumb. The universe is damaged by them. The moral lessons of the stories are at best confused, and at worst downright bad. There are multiple errors between text and artwork.

But because they're 'for kids' we shouldn't expect quality, apparently.
   
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 Lord Damocles wrote:
The 40K Warhammer Adventures books are not good.


On the other hand, my 8YO son enjoys them and they've introduced him to the 40k universe...
   
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Most Warhammer books aren't that good, but yeah...they're meant as marketing to sell plastic toys, so don't expect high end literature. ;-)

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Most perhaps if you’d said that long ago.

But I’d say it’s a lot nearer 50/50 now with all the award winning books and authors they have. They’ve come a long way.


I guess it also depends what you call good.
I’d say a book is good if I don’t consider it what as a waste of time, and there aren’t loads these days that fall into the category.
Granted that doesn’t mean they’re great or amazing, but good is still in the ‘enjoyable read’ category
   
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 schoon wrote:
 Lord Damocles wrote:
The 40K Warhammer Adventures books are not good.


On the other hand, my 8YO son enjoys them and they've introduced him to the 40k universe...

As accomplished a critic as I'm sure your son is, there's no reason that he shouldn't have also liked them if the plots made more sense, the characters acted more intelligently, the setting's background was more closely adhered to, and there were fewer errors with the illustrations.
   
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 Lord Damocles wrote:
As accomplished a critic as I'm sure your son is, ...

Given that his son is in the target demographic for the book, and you're (presumably) not, it feels like his opinion kind of holds more weight than yours, here.

Not everything has to be award-winning literature. A lot of tween and YA books are just written to be entertaining to their audience. And yes, that sometimes means that they're not fantastic reading for adults, but they're not intended for adults, which means complaining about that fact is a little bit like complaining that the jar of Heinz Apple Puree is lacking seasoning.

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 insaniak wrote:
 Lord Damocles wrote:
As accomplished a critic as I'm sure your son is, ...

Given that his son is in the target demographic for the book, and you're (presumably) not, it feels like his opinion kind of holds more weight than yours, here.

That's an absurd position to take.

Whether or not any particular piece of media is 'for' any particular person has absolutely no bearing on whether there are objective flaws/problems with it.

If I'd said 'I don't like them', then you might have a point, but I didn't say that.

   
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 Lord Damocles wrote:
 insaniak wrote:
 Lord Damocles wrote:
As accomplished a critic as I'm sure your son is, ...

Given that his son is in the target demographic for the book, and you're (presumably) not, it feels like his opinion kind of holds more weight than yours, here.

That's an absurd position to take.

Whether or not any particular piece of media is 'for' any particular person has absolutely no bearing on whether there are objective flaws/problems with it.

If I'd said 'I don't like them', then you might have a point, but I didn't say that.


That's an absurd position to take! Proceeds to iterate a position that nobody took.
   
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 Lord Damocles wrote:

That's an absurd position to take.

Whether or not any particular piece of media is 'for' any particular person has absolutely no bearing on whether there are objective flaws/problems with it.

If I'd said 'I don't like them', then you might have a point, but I didn't say that.

Two things - One, none of the 'issues' you listed are 'objective flaws'.

And two, something having flaws doesn't automatically mean it isn't 'good', which is the claim I was actually disputing. Whether or not something is 'good' ultimately comes down to whether or not it is fit for purpose, regardless of whether or not it is flawed. If an 8 year old enjoys a story written as entertainment for 8 year olds then the product is fit for purpose, regardless of whether or not someone outside the target demographic likes it or sees flaws in it.


 
   
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We'll find out soon enough eh.

 insaniak wrote:
 Lord Damocles wrote:
As accomplished a critic as I'm sure your son is, ...

Given that his son is in the target demographic for the book, and you're (presumably) not, it feels like his opinion kind of holds more weight than yours, here.

Not everything has to be award-winning literature. A lot of tween and YA books are just written to be entertaining to their audience. And yes, that sometimes means that they're not fantastic reading for adults, but they're not intended for adults, which means complaining about that fact is a little bit like complaining that the jar of Heinz Apple Puree is lacking seasoning.


As yourself and all the others snarking endlessly about people having reservations about the books well knows, the issue was people who had come into 40K as children reading actual 40K fiction(and, typically, fiction not "intended for children" in general) were concerned that if you bring kids in with a diluted version of the IP which only exists to mollify parents - who, as always, are reluctant to allow their own children to have the same experiences they had themselves, despite those experiences in sum having apparently convinced them they're mature and capable enough to have and raise children so presumably they weren't done any harm by them - then you get a generation of new fans who'd be fans of a diluted version of 40K, and since GW follows the money...

Now, in the end, the books weren't quite as neutered as the premise initially suggested they would be despite some of the writing and understanding of 40K being pretty dire, and GW seem pretty evident on diluting 40K anyway, but this pretense that there was no rational, reasonable basis for dislike of the idea of "Warhammer for Kiddiewinks" is just dishonest rubbish.

Not to mention, how often do you see the people who raised those concerns still complaining unprompted about Adventures books in any serious way? Yet it seems some people are still obsessed by the fact that some people, mostly several years ago, dared to hold an opinion they disagree with. Who're the obsessed ones again?

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 Yodhrin wrote:

As yourself and all the others snarking endlessly about people having reservations about the books well knows, the issue was people who had come into 40K as children reading actual 40K fiction(and, typically, fiction not "intended for children" in general) were concerned that if you bring kids in with a diluted version of the IP which only exists to mollify parents - who, as always, are reluctant to allow their own children to have the same experiences they had themselves, despite those experiences in sum having apparently convinced them they're mature and capable enough to have and raise children so presumably they weren't done any harm by them - then you get a generation of new fans who'd be fans of a diluted version of 40K, and since GW follows the money...

That may well be an issue. It's not, however, the issue I was responding to, so I'm a little confused as to why you have quoted me in your post.

 
   
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Does anyone recall how long they said Vol2 of Bloodquest was likely to take?

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 Eldarain wrote:
Does anyone recall how long they said Vol2 of Bloodquest was likely to take?


Their Print on Demands normally take a few months to come. Something like 90 days or so I think is the typical quote from other similar books.

   
 
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