God would that be a cool point of view for the novel. But as we know, its never just one point of view lol, I wonder who else could be used... as long as its not another fucking remembrancer... Nothing I dont care about more then the opinions of a lowly human stuck in a confrontation of the gods and demigods... I get the whole "readers being able to connect with humans easier then with the mentality of Space Marines" but fuck if I just don't give a shit. I read these books to get away from my human existence lol, not delve the mind of a man who weeps and pisses his pants everytime a space marine walks by.
I really hope its a custodes that we follow, would love to actually "be in" on the War of the Webway, and not just being relegated to sitting behind the Door once again listening to the sounds of whats happening, due to the human were following being to weak willed to fight chaos.
I think the remembrancer points of view are invaluable, in that the Horus Heresy books all concern themselves with conflicting moralities. Through a human lens, the reader is better able to understand how the traitor legions fell. Without remembrancers, the Heresy series would be reduced to bolter porn, more or less.
And as ADB himself states throughout the Night Lords series, Astartes minds operate on a different basis from humans'. Especially in terms of morality. Actually, my favorite parts of that series were told through the eyes of Septimus and Octavia. ADB was very effective in their portrayal. Without their perspective, you could sometimes be fooled into believing the Night Lords were almost honorable.
I hope ADB focuses goes with The Gates of Terra
. As mal310 said, we need a better perspective on the Emperor. Too many of the BL's best authors have been fixated on the traitor legions, leaving the loyalists looking alternatively aloof, selfish, self-righteous or arrogant. (Perturabo's feelings on Dorn in Angel Exterminatus
comes to mind)