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I think the Last Church is the best HH short story to date.
It's very good, but I think people give it a bit more credit than it deserves because it's the first time we see the Emperor in person rather than it being a stunningly written piece of writing.
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It's very good, but I think people give it a bit more credit than it deserves because it's the first time we see the Emperor in person rather than it being a stunningly written piece of writing.
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The Last Church is still my favourite heresy short. Its the only short I've re-read, and I've done that twice. I also loved Mechanicum and think its very underrated in the Heresy series. Saying that... I've found most of his recent Heresy work a bit of a slog to get through. McNeill is very hit and miss.

Of course, this is simply my opinion and not fact.

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The Last Church was the most enjoyable short short so far for me. And by a considerable margin at that. Although I have to agree that many of his novels are the weaker in the HH series in my opinion. And out of interest it was the portrayal of the religious man that impressed me, not the Emperor.

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It's very good, but I think people give it a bit more credit than it deserves because it's the first time we see the Emperor in person rather than it being a stunningly written piece of writing.
It's a fairly philosophical piece, think that's why I enjoyed The Last Church so much.

I've not got a problem with Mr McNeill's writing - Thousand Sons is excellent, Fulgrim was a good read. Ultramarine's, not bad at all.

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I'll correct on my previous post. I did like Storm of Iron and much of his Warhammer Fantasy contributions. The former is particularly special because it's one of the first Black Library novels were Chaos actually won.

That was a pretty amazing event, especially to Chaos players like me. My Emperor's Children army was also at least inspired by his work with Fulgrim as well.

Really, everything else is ''meh'' or somewhat good. Except for McNeill's Ultramarines. I particularly loathe his Ultramarines series, McNeill having written the Ultramarines as hidebound morons save for his pet character, Ventris. What's worse is that other authors appeared to have picked up the interpretation. It's gotten so bad I stopped playing Ultramarines because of his novels.
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