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Good author does not necessarily make good Horus Heresy contribution. I loved Mike Lee's Nagash books and a few other pieces, but Fallen Angels sounds blargh. On the contrary, I loved McNeill's HH work, but his other work struggles to cut above 'okay' if that.

I don't mind the title. As someone mentioned earlier, it's a mantra to the remaining Salamanders. The sub-title is throwaway (like the novella's), but could mean something more. Perhaps Vulkan being in a shit situation. Eh, I dunno.
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Nick Kyme is easily everyone's favourite writer. I'm cringing in excitement for this one.
I take it you are being sarcastic?
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I still think Sandy Mitchell is due a Heresy turn. Thoughts?
I'd be all for it, the Cain series is pretty good in my opinion.

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I take it you are being sarcastic?
Most likely, though that would mean he forgot the orange text.

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Yes yes, I'm ashamed to have forgot the orange text.

I read his Salamander's trilogy over the past few months. It was a struggle, a lot of continuity errors.

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I'd be all for it, the Cain series is pretty good in my opinion.
I can't really think of any other writers who (in my humble opinion) would do a HH book justice.

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It's Nick Kyme what do you expect?

It's a bit better than Firey Fire Things on Fire with Flamey Fire Weapons shooting fire to set things on Firey Burning Flame Doom of Fire and Eternal Burning Fire Burn Death hurt fire pain.

That, or the idea it takes 3 Expeditionary Fleets and 3 Primarchs a huge amount of time to clear a bloody Exodite world.
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Nick Kyme is easily everyone's favourite writer. I'm cringing in excitement for this one. After the high of "Betrayer" we're due a low, right?

I still think Sandy Mitchell is due a Heresy turn. Thoughts?
As I liked the "Salamander" by Kyme, I am hopeful that I will like "Vulkan Lives"

But YES Sandy Mitchell and William King both need to be the next ones in the Heresy.

Though I am also looking forward to David Annandale's first novel, assuming he does write one for the HH
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Anyone have any update if the hardcover for this would be out in July? Would love it for my five hour trip to Iceland...
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It seems as though the book is available now at events - I believe it was on sale at BL Live Dublin, and is available through author signings soonish (this weekend). Based on that, I would not be surprised to see it on pre-order very soon, certainly at some point in July.

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Yeah, it was at the Dublin event, and along with the SW graphic novel was the only thing I was tempted to buy, but I'm an ebook convert now, so will wait for that. I think Sept was mentioned for release, but not too sure.

As an aside, anyone else notice that the "coming soon" section on the BL site no longer goes beyond a month or two, when it used to go out to nearly a year in advance?

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Yep, it's been that way for a while for the Horus Heresy stuff. I don't know for sure, but I think it's to tie in with standard publishing practices.

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