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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-14-13, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys.

I haven't read a Black Library book since A-D-B's Void Stalker last year and haven't kept up with the HH since Age of Darkness / The Primarch's debacles.

So I'm just wondering how the lastest HH books have been shaping up (still sucking or have things go better) and if there are any BL novels worth a look?

I'm thinking of getting Path of the Incubus cuz I really enjoyed the first Dark Eldar novel. Other than that I'm not to sure. Any suggestions?
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In terms of HH publications from 2012 and beyond: Deliverance Lost, Fear to Tread and Angel Exterminatus were all shite. As were all the recent audios. AD-B's contributions have been the highlight (Betrayer and Prince of Crows) and Abnett's Know No Fear was decent. John French's The Crimson Fist was also enjoyable.

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To offer a counter point to Child of the Emperor, from a Horus Heresy perspective, 2012 was a great year. Fear to Tread, Angel Exterminatus, Know No Fear, Betrayer and Shadows of Treachery all good reads. Deliverance Lost was so-so. Only The Primarchs was a disappointment. Just my opinion though :-)


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Know No Fear was superb. Classic Abnett: effective, concise prose with no frills, and an interesting structure which provided much-needed suspense for the Battle of Calth. Also loved his portrayal of Guilliman and the XIII making them some of my favourite primarchs/legions and even the rare glimpses of Lorgar and the XVII I liked. Likewise, ADB's Betrayer breathed life into the XII and their liege lord from an array of different angles (World Eaters, old War Hounds, the Librarium and Angron) while carrying on storylines from TFH, although I did have issues with the execution somewhat.
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Deliverance Lost Very poor, thought it was a mess.

Know No Fear - More great work from Abnett.

Fear to Tread I enjoyed it (although I seem to be very much in the minority
here), although I felt some parts should have been expanded and others cut out completely.

Angel Exterminatus Child of the Emperor sums it up very well, shite, which has now become the McNeill standard of late, as far as HH is concerned.

Betrayer More superb work from ADB. Although not my favourite from him.
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Deliverance Lost – Readable, but nothing that‘s worth writing home about.

Know No Fear - Easily one of the top 3 best HH books.

Fear to Tread – I enjoyed it, but I am also part of the minority.

Angel Exterminatus – Typical Graham McNeil shit.

Betrayer - Quite good, but I have a severe dislike for great chunks of the book. But I recommend reading it.

The Sigilette - lol, false advertising at its best?

Honour to the Dead - Awesome. Story was real obvious and stuff, but THOSE SOUNDS EFFECTS. Pleasure to listen to, even though it was overall the usual Thorpe story.

Edit: Mark of Calth - Dan wrote awesome story. ADB wrote a good story. French wrote a good story. Graham McNeil wrote shit story. The rest wrote meh–shit stories.

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If you liked Path of the Renegade, you wont be disappointed by Path of the Incubus, a superb followup. Im twitching for the final book Path of the Archon.
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Deliverance, Fear to Tread and Angel Exterminatus I all enjoyed, although I expect I'm one of the few people that did. Haven't got around to reading Betrayer yet though no any other of the Horus Heresy releases.
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Originally Posted by Bane_of_Kings View Post
Deliverance, Fear to Tread and Angel Exterminatus I all enjoyed
I was a fan of all three books, though Fear to Tread had it's moments of what the...

OP is it just HH books your interested in? I'd suggest The Emperor's Gift it's a very good read and alludes to some background fluffiness.

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Deliverance Lost – 8/10

Know No Fear - 8.5/10

Fear to Tread – 3/10

Brotherhood of the Storm - 8.5/10

Angel Exterminatus - 8.5/10

Betrayer - 8/10

The Sigilette - 8.5/10

Mark of Calth - 8/10

Honour to the Dead - 8/10

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