Having just finished Scars this week, I didn't get a clear cut decision from the Crimson King, let alone him hinting at one.
Saying that, I also did not enjoy the novel all that much.
Really? I really enjoyed Scars
. Really gave the V Legion and the Khan their own flavour and feel, and despite knowing that it would end in a stalemate of some kind, I really enjoyed the duel between Jaghati and Mortarion.