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The most anticipated BL book ever. My impatience will be even more tested now
   
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"How to start and finish the most epic series in sci-fi"

This got me hoping the article was about the final Bequin novel. Me and my stupid naiveness...
   
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Gosport, UK

I’m really not looking forward to the battle of trying to get the limited editions of the ADB one and this one. Part of me wishes I’d never started.
   
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So, how is Samus going to play a role?


Hmmmm
   
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I wonder if they're going to put an asterisk on that ending to leave room for writing some kind of a denouement or two. These are characters a lot of readers have grown up with, after all. If you started with Horus Rising as a teen, you've probably got a mortgage and children by now

So dig me a grave where I can rave and scribble for all time
Dig me a grave where I can vent articulate splenetic rhyme
Dig me a grave where I can nurture a hatred most sublime
For the fools who made this mess and think it not a crime 
   
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 Agamemnon2 wrote:
I wonder if they're going to put an asterisk on that ending to leave room for writing some kind of a denouement or two. These are characters a lot of readers have grown up with, after all. If you started with Horus Rising as a teen, you've probably got a mortgage and children by now


...that...is a very true and sobering thought!

Also, I understand that hyperbole is the nature of just about every business, but "How to Start and Finish the Most Epic Series in Sci-fi" seems like a bridge just a bit too far, especially given how we kind of already know how it is going to end?

   
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I mean, it's probably the longest which is one definition of "epic".
   
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NoVA

William King wrote the end pretty concisely and quite well 30 years ago. Now, his was a meat and potatoes version, and the scope has expanded and expanded, so there is plenty of room for drama and surprise. But the blueprint for the main narrative has pretty much “how to”ed, as Alpharius says. Still, I’ll be excited when Book 8 is available, because then I’ll start reading Book 1. Been collecting them, but haven’t read a one until it completes. Glad ADB and Abnett are taking it out.

I was in college when I read William King’s sublime short, so imagine where I am now . Mortgage and college and…

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Looking for old Space Wolves upgrade sprues. 
   
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 GaroRobe wrote:
So, how is Samus going to play a role?


Hmmmm


He'll be reading it beside you

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 Alpharius wrote:
... especially given how we kind of already know how it is going to end?
Don't say that Alpha. They'll do something to "subvert expectations" and next thing you know it was the Emperor who died, Horus lived and is on the Golden Throne, and Sanguinius was catapulted (alive) forward in time just in time for the new Blood Angel Codex.

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Finally.

Having dropped out of reading Heresy novels, I will be coming back for Abnett's conclusion. (I did read Saturnine, which was also penned by Abnett but felt like just more water-treading anyway. I may be a fool to trust him again, but he has delivered so many times over the years that I'm willing to play the fool one more time.)

I hope that after finishing the Heresy GW is finally inspired / forced to launch something as ambitious in a different 40K era. Thunder Warrior times, 60K, whatever, so long as it has the same creative scope and freedom (or more) as the Mournival trilogy that launched the Heresy.

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 Vermonter wrote:
Finally.

Having dropped out of reading Heresy novels, I will be coming back for Abnett's conclusion. (I did read Saturnine, which was also penned by Abnett but felt like just more water-treading anyway. I may be a fool to trust him again, but he has delivered so many times over the years that I'm willing to play the fool one more time.)

He's spreading himself quite thin these days, even considering that he only does a big GW book every few years. Last one I really liked was the recent Eisenhorn book, and before that the first Bequin book. The Bequin sequel wasn't too good and neither was Saturnine imo (though both were far from his worst).
   
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Finished Ghazghkull. A bit weird experience. Most of the time it did not feel orky but krorky instead, which I suppose it should as Ghazghkull is supposed to be on the way that orks were always intended to be, rather than a current ''devolved'' state. Anyway few bits that may be interesting to some folks:
Spoiler:

- Makari's first dead was caused by Mad Doc.
- Looks like a Psychic Awekning can make Ogryns both intelligent and psykers too.
- Ghazghkull head plate was originally taken from a Terminator's arse plate.
- Inquisitor interrogating Makari was Kryptman's acolyte.
- Each Makari grot has a mark on his shoulder from where he was touched by Ghazghkull, and thus brought to existence as Makari (kinda like Phoenix Lord's armor), which when eaten by a Kroot Shaper caused his death.


   
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The upcoming Helbrecht's novel sounds promising:
https://www.warhammer-community.com/2022/06/15/high-marshal-helbrecht-gets-it-together-in-his-new-black-library-novel/
   
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JWBS wrote:

He's spreading himself quite thin these days, even considering that he only does a big GW book every few years. Last one I really liked was the recent Eisenhorn book, and before that the first Bequin book. The Bequin sequel wasn't too good and neither was Saturnine imo (though both were far from his worst).


True. Saturnine was just kind of there. Not throw-it-against-the-wall bad, but not really time and money well-spent.

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The Wicked and The Damned.
Anybody read it?
Just listened to the commissar story. Was actually so enjoyable.
   
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Philadelphia PA

Danny76 wrote:
The Wicked and The Damned.
Anybody read it?
Just listened to the commissar story. Was actually so enjoyable.


Read it, didn't particularly care for it.
Spoiler:
I didn't like the way the commissar story has neither a payoff nor a link to the other two stories. It built a really good atmosphere, but had no real significance.
   
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 Vermonter wrote:
JWBS wrote:

He's spreading himself quite thin these days, even considering that he only does a big GW book every few years. Last one I really liked was the recent Eisenhorn book, and before that the first Bequin book. The Bequin sequel wasn't too good and neither was Saturnine imo (though both were far from his worst).


True. Saturnine was just kind of there. Not throw-it-against-the-wall bad, but not really time and money well-spent.



I strongly disagree, but different strokes and all that.
   
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Finished Cthonia's Reckoning - save your money and skip that book. It is like Calth's stories (just replace UM and WB with IF and SoH) but worse. Boring, predictable, HH box product placement.
   
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The third novel in Vaults of Terra series is coming
https://www.warhammer-community.com/2022/06/29/its-a-story-about-desperation-chris-wraight-discusses-his-latest-vaults-of-terra-novel/
   
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UK

Heads up to check your emails if you ordered the last Inferno reprint issue (46) as I just got one confirming that my order had been shipped.

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Check out the latest 3D print model releases!  
   
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Finished Ahriman: Eternal. IMO the best so far in the series.
   
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Oh finally.
   
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London

Quite a bumper month for Kindle sales (at least on the UK store).

A lot of repeats of starter books, but some new stuff too -

HH -

Horus Rising
False Gods
Galaxy in Flames

40K -

The Infinite and The Divine
Xenos
Indomitus
Dawn of Fire: Avenging Son
Brutal Kunnin'

Warhammer Crime -

Bloodlines

WFB -

Gotrek & Felix 1st Omnibus

AoS -

Ghoulslayer
Dominion
Realm-Lords
Soul Wars

   
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Happy that the third Vaults of Terra has been unveiled. I also saw a new Inferno! compilation being shown off on Facebook, but sadly that one is all about Space Marines.. womp-womp! I'd much rather see them do more of the regular Inferno! format; short stories set across all settings, instead of one faction.
   
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New Guard novel incoming: https://www.warhammer-community.com/2022/07/06/the-inside-track-on-witchbringer-a-story-about-coming-home-and-finding-that-home-has-changed/

   
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Now that looks interesting. Have there been many/any other books that go into Guard psykers? I feel like we know a decent amount about Librarians and Inquisitor psykers but the guard psykers seem to not have much fluff that I'm aware of.
   
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Washington State

This is the first one I'm aware of. I'm pretty interested in this.
   
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Krieg! What a hole...

Cadian Blood has gone the deepest, I think. The main character isn't a Psyker, but we get several times written from the point of view of the Psyker

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Sergeant Agun Soric's fate also shows us how the Guard treats Psykers..

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