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View Poll Results: What is your Favourite Horus Heresy Book?
Horus Rising by Dan Abnett 9 10.71%
False Gods by Graham McNeill 1 1.19%
Galaxy in Flames by Ben Counter 1 1.19%
The Flight of the Eisenstein by James Swallow 3 3.57%
Fulgrim by Graham McNeill 10 11.90%
Descent of Angels by Mitchell Scanlon 1 1.19%
Legion by Dan Abnett 6 7.14%
Battle for the Abyss by Ben Counter 1 1.19%
Mechanicum by Graham McNeill 0 0%
Tales of Heresy Anthology 0 0%
Fallen Angels by Mike Lee 0 0%
A Thousand Sons by Graham McNeill 14 16.67%
Nemesis by James Swallow 1 1.19%
The First Heretic by Aaron Dembski-Bowden 15 17.86%
Prospero Burns by Dan Abnett 8 9.52%
The Age of Darkness Anthology 0 0%
The Outcast Dead by Graham McNeill 0 0%
Deliverance Lost by Gav Thorpe 1 1.19%
Know No Fear by Dan Abnett 10 11.90%
The Primarchs Anthology 1 1.19%
Fear to Tread by James Swallow 1 1.19%
Shadows of Treachery Anthology 1 1.19%
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post #11 of 48 (permalink) Old 08-22-12, 03:58 PM
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The First Heretic

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A Thousand Sons

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First Heretic is the best by my opinion, though Fulgrim, Legion and Primarchs are amongst the best books i've ever read as well.


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It has got to be the first Heretic for me. Whenever I finished a chapter I closed the book, took a deep breath and thought "If they had made this a Hammer and bolter publication, releasing one chapter per month, this would have been a perfect cliffhanger.!So glad they didn't." I then reopened the book and continued reading.
No other book did this to me.

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-A Thousand Sons
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pretty hard choice but I have to pick "know no fear".
TFH, Fulgrim, ATS, Horus Rising all come really close, though.
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First Heretic, for me, with Fulgrim my second choice.

I like what I am hearing about Fear to Tread and cant wait to read it!

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First Heretic by a ways. ADB is an absolutely incredible writer. Looking forward to all future books he releases, HH or not. His Night Lords series is amazing.

Honourable mentions would be Thousand Sons, Fulgrim, and Know no Fear. Currently in the middle of Fear to Tread and so far it is right up there.

Dishonourable mentions: Nemesis, Legion and Prospero Burns. Made it through the last two, but didn't even finish Nemesis. The online synopsis was barely worth my time.

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First Heretic for me, followed by Horus Rising and Fulgrim. Hounorable mentions to False Gods and Galaxy in Flames. (the only books besides FH who, I think, really nailed the interaction between Astartes and humans/remembrancers which I really loved.)

No real dislike for any of the HH novels, though I felt a little let down by The Primarchs, and the ending of Legion.
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First four books were insanely great.

Fulgrim wasn't my cup of tea one bit.

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Originally Posted by Lord of the Night View Post
Title sums it up nicely. Vote for your favourite Horus Heresy book out of the 22 that have been released so far, and do tell us which one and why.

For me its Fear to Tread. The Signus Massacre is a brilliant battle and James Swallow does a dynamite job of making the conflict much more tragic for the Blood Angels and brings the Red Angel to life in the most unexpected way.

Honourable mentions to Know No Fear, The First Heretic, A Thousand Sons and Fulgrim.

Those four are my favorite as well in the order of:

A Thousand Sons, The first Heretic, Fulgrim and Know No Fear.

Fear to Tread will probably jump right in there as well with the Blood Angels and Sanguinius being my favorite loyralist legion and primarch.

Side Note: Why does every time I quote, type my respone and post does what I added not show up until I go in to edit and re-type it ???

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