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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 #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 08-22-12, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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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.


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I struggle to pick a favourite.
I liked fear to tread, it was the best since the first heretic.

I think my out and out favourite is Galaxy in Flames. I love the loyalists defending the choral city. Specifically the part where Tarvitz looks at Eidolons sloppy attack...and absolutely hammers it.
Lucius dueling the chaplain and then betraying the loyalists.
Angron attacking the world eaters.
Anything to do with Istvaan III just seems to be awesome.

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A Thousand Sons gets my vote. Absolutely stunning.

Honourable mentions to:

The First Heretic
Know No Fear

Haven't read the last two yet.

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Know No Fear.

Abnett captures perfectly the "Oh Shit, now what?", the lead up, the demarkation of timing, and the ability of Space Marines against the Humans.


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Close thing between "Know No Fear" and "Prospero Burns", but KNF got my vote in the end. Pure brilliance from start to end.

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Voted for Horus Rising, Loved the feel of the Great Crusade and the entrance of Horus in the book. Abnett really makes you feel sympathetic to Horus and the Luna Wolves even though you know what happens next with them. Loved all the nods to the present 40k universe.

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A Thousand Sons
First Heretic
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Know No Fear by Dan Abnett.

Honourable Mentions: A Thousand Sons, Prospero Burns, The First Heretic, Fulgrim and Horus Rising.
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Only just got Fear to Tread so will wait out on that one. But for now I've gone with Prospero Burns, probably the biggest marmite book of the series with plenty of people not liking it, but I thought it was utterly brilliant, if not for just the way it reinvented the Vlka Fenryka and explored them, and for what it added to the Heresy, showing just how far back the Chaos gods were planning the war and sowing the seeds.

Though I went with the above, many of the others share the top spot in my books. Know No Fear - a non stop thrill ride that just kept coming and building pace, utterly gripping as it kept building to the inevitable, Legion - first book to explore the mysterious XX Primarch(s) and the Legion and done so in a truly fantastic way that in the end couldn't have been done any differently IMO, kept me guessing right till the very end, Horus Rising - First book of the Heresy and therefore always at the top in my books, totally brought a new light to Horus, humanising the great antagonist and making him truly likeable and sympathetic, despite knowing how it would end, A Thousand Sons - Once again an amazing insight into another unexplored Legion(at least pre-Heresy) and also once again making you sympathise with a character(Magnus) who you knew was destined to fall, the Burning of Prospero alone however makes it sore up to the top.
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The Flight of the Eisenstein

Honourable Mentions-Horus Rising,False Gods,Galaxy in Flames,mechanicum,A Thousand Sons,Know no Fear
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Still A Thousand Sons for me.

HM- Know No Fear and The Primarchs.

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