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From what Corswain says in the short story By The Lion's Command, from the anthology The Imperial Truth. It would appear that The Lion is on his way to Ultramar.

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It had been hard to watch him leave, but the seneschal had understood, as best he could, the reasons for the primarch's departure. Events unfolding on the Eastern Fringe could not be ignored, and maybe presented as much of a threat to the Emperor as Horus's own treachery. Or so the Lion had implied.
We already know from Savage Weapons and The Lion, that Jonson doesn't appear to support Guilliman and his plans for the Imperium Secundus. From this quote, it appears that he has taken it upon himself to go and see what Guilliman is up to, perhaps even with the intention of stopping him, describing it as a threat as large as Horus. So I'm thinking there's quite a good chance the Lion may end up appearing in the novel.

To make some presumptions and to extrapolate slightly. From Betrayer, traveling out of the Ultramar system is apparently nigh on impossible for the loyalists due to Lorgars actions. We know Sanguinius and the Blood Angels are there, but we also know they will be on Terra, leading many to question how they would get there up till now. So my current theory is, the Lion will arrive in system, tense stand off, shouting will be had, much discussion, convince Guilliman to aid Terra, choose Sanguinius as the one to get there first and the fastest via the Lion giving his brother the Xenos warp jump...thing, he acquired to allow the Blood Angels to leave the system and get to Terra in time.

And just for anyone interested, though not what the short is centered on(nor is the above), Corswain has been ordered by the Lion to take the rest of the Legion and find Russ, whose whereabouts are evidently unknown. Also at the end it's revealed that he is splitting some of his forces under the command of Belal, their destination being.


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Abnett confirmed this on his blog a while ago:

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... but I've got a full workload in front of me, and this Horus Heresy novel isn't going to just write itself (before you ask, it's The Unremembered Empire, direct sequel to both my Know No Fear AND Aaron's Betrayer, and The Lion hasn't actually punched Guilliman yet, but the fan and the faeces are going to meet when they both find out which other of their brothers are present in Macragge City...).
The return of Abnett's Guilliman - who's sick as fuck - and the Abnett Magic (TM) on Sanguinius and the Lion?

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I cannot wait for this. Do we have any clue when it's out?

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From what Corswain says in The Imperial Truth short story By The Lion's Command. It would appear that The Lion is on his way to Ultramar.
Wait, which of those were what? Is both short stories? Alright where might this short story/stories be found?
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Wait, which of those were what? Is both short stories? Alright where might this short story/stories be found?
Hmm indeed, that does look confusing, edited to make it clearer. I think.

The Imperial Truth, is the limited edition anthology from the Horus Heresy weekender. By The Lions Command, is one of the short stories in it. Only way of getting it is eBay, or waiting the long wait for it to be released on the site, assuming it ever does.
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or waiting the long wait for it to be released on the site, assuming it ever does.
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I really wish BL would provide some previews of upcoming HH novels. Seriously, they don't even have a coming soon section anymore...
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I really wish BL would provide some previews of upcoming HH novels. Seriously, they don't even have a coming soon section anymore...
I want to see the authors talking about their upcoming novels, with dramatic music and effects.



I clearly remember the day I saw these. The more recent trailers have been very poor, almost silly.
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Sounds like a pretty solid theory, Angel.

Solid recollection on the inability to escape Ultramar. I hope the Lion will be able to escape Ultramar as well, though... I still want to see a book based on the attempt by the Lion and Russ to get to Terra in time to save the Emperor. It'd be tricky, I admit. It's a hard task to write a book that basically reads like a race against time... and ends on a downer note (so sad, you didn't make it in time!).

Also, quick question. The force being split off to go to ...

... is that being led by Belal (new name to me), or maybe Belath, from 'Call of the Lion'? Also, who is writing this short story?

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Hmm indeed, that does look confusing, edited to make it clearer. I think.

The Imperial Truth, is the limited edition anthology from the Horus Heresy weekender. By The Lions Command, is one of the short stories in it. Only way of getting it is eBay, or waiting the long wait for it to be released on the site, assuming it ever does.
Oh its one of those. Well I bought one left-over from one of those weekenders then most of the shorts which I wanted re-appeared on the web-site, so I'm waiting for the good stuff.
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