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Fear To Tread?

this book has me the most excited out of any of the HH novels and i cant wait to get my grubby little mitts on it but what do we know about it?

what will likely happen (besides the obvious)

what questions do you think it will have us asking?

what revelations will it reveal?

will we see things from mostly sanguinius's point of view or is it another minor marine story copout?

what are you guys expecting from it?

lets discuss

if i dont see the world the same as you how come you expect me to see a whole galaxy spanning empire the same as you do then?!
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lol - it's going to be a book about the blood angels - from the point of view of a venusian fruit seller, who happened to see sanguinius on the tele once... the blood angels will be an incidental footnote at the end of the book.

But on a serious note - I really want this to be almost non stop blood angels vs deamons on a daemon world, with Horus betraying the BA to get them there in the first place in order to force them to turn (kind've like unleashing the world eaters). I'd love this to be the book I think it could be - with the daemons attacking the blood angels and the rage coming to the fore...then the deamons realise exactly what they are trying to take on and 'brick it'.
I've enjoyed most of the heresy so far, with only a couple of bumps so I'm hopeful of a good book
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Happy for you gret79 - but from all books of Heresy - the ones that could be reread and really enjoyed are the first three, Flight of the Eisenstein, Legion, First Heretic, Nemesis (partly), Thousands sons and Know no Fear with a lone example of cool short story Savage weapons (thank you Aaron - please let them give you Dark Angels - maybe at least you will do them justice). Everything else is a 3 of 10 points bolter (cant even call it writing)
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I'd add both Fulgrim and Aurelian to the one's you've listed

I enjoyed the rest - bar mechanicum, the outcast dead and I'm not too fussed about the dark angels books bar savage weapons (which you're right about - the best story in that book, although I did like 'The Iron Within' a lot too)

But do you think Fear to Tread has potential?
I'd describe myself as cautiously optimistic - I got done by prospero burns. I enjoyed the book, but it wasn't what I expected. What with prospero burning only in the last couple of chapters.
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yeh come on fulgrim is outrageously good!


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Have just finished reading the first 1/3 of the book. Have to say that it has surprised me in a few ways.

Firstly there is a large Dramatis Personae. Not something that I wasn a fan of in Know No Fear but at least it is trimmed down from that novel. So far I have been able to easily keep up with everyone. Although some key players (AKA Ka'Bandha and Kyriss) have not turned up yet.

Secondly so far there has been little representation of the remembrancers in this novel apart from a conversation between one and a legionaary apothecary named Meros. Something else I am a fan of. Whilst the earlier novels were fun with the remembrancer order I felt they lacked a certain favour around the time of Prospero Burns.

Thirdly there is a lot of legion representation. Aside from the Angels as they set out to Signis Prime they are accompanied by Word Bearers (Guess what they are up to ;) ) and more bizarrely Space Wolves as well.

Quite like it so far although I don't like how short the Angel himself can be at times. I always imagined him as being this all passive character that would hardly ever get angry but more casually explain every argument and problem away.

Anyways. The rest of the book awaits!


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@Stephen: Advanced review copy?



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I do love how we don't even need CotE to comment anymore, chances are he has already said something intelligent before that can be re-applied to the current situation.
Heresy's Background FAQ. (Fluff Project)
CotE Reviews: Prospero Burns (HH Review), Age of Darkness (HH Review).
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@Stephen: Advanced review copy?
Sadly no. I can't review it now since thisis a favour from a friend rather than my own advanced copy. I have also got Priests of Mars and Path of the Outcast on my reading list soon.

Maybe something may appear on the Founding Fields in a month or so. Definitely not now.


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About halfway through now before I go to sleep.

Needless to say The Word Bearers have just played their part. The two main bad guys have both been seen (and set the challenge to Sanguinius in Kyriss's case) and the case behind the Space Wolves have been explained. Not to mention everyone is going crazy!

The SPace Wolves are very much the one part about the novel I have serious dislikes about. I believe they have been handled clumsily and that their purpose on the mission is simply ludicrous.

Other than that I believe Mr Swallow is doing a great job so far. But then again I enjoyed Nemesis which it seems a fair few people on this forum disagree with so what do I know?


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Have just finished reading the first 1/3 of the book. Have to say that it has surprised me in a few ways
You lucky bugger you, why, how...RRRAAAAWWWRRRR

I must have this book
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