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http://www.blacklibrary.com/horus-he...-moon-mp3.html

Released for download today.

I found it very underwhelming. Anyone else listened to it yet?

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Bah, figures it turns out disappointing, just another piece of trash audio drama... I have it sitting on my desktop waiting to be listened to, but I was curious if I should wait to read Scars first or not?
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Bah, figures it turns out disappointing, just another piece of trash audio drama... I have it sitting on my desktop waiting to be listened to, but I was curious if I should wait to read Scars first or not?
I'm probably not the only one who will share this sentiment, but Scars is surprisingly good. Takes a little bit to get rolling, but by the 1/4 mark at least, it's got a pretty good bit of momentum going that keeps up pretty consistently throughout the rest of the book. Or at least to the 60-70% mark I'm at. I wish the book didn't skip around so much, jumping from one set of characters to another, but it's still a good read. So you can either eat your vegetables first, so to speak, with the audio drama or go straight for desert with Scars.
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Well I was more or less almost 100% positive that Scars was going to blow Hunter's Moon out of the water. I have Scars being delivered in the mail at the moment, and I was more asking that because I know Scars involves the Alpha Legion attacking both the White Scars and the Space Wolves. That if the audio drama has spoilers for Scars or not.
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Thought this one was extremely underwhelming. Easily one of the weakest audio dramas BL has released, and the fact that it adds fuck all to the overall plot and progression of the series does not exactly help.

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but I was curious if I should wait to read Scars first or not?
Although I expected them to be interlinked, Hunter's Moon and Scars were actually completely unrelated. So listening to Hunter's Moon first won't effect your reading of Scars.



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Well hola guys:
To Khyzer Doelago -
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this one was extremely underwhelming
- Exactly why? Very good audio drama.

It was past time they told us a story about the fate of the Wolf packs sent to watch on the Primarchs.
1) No pack for Thousand Sons (due to the event of you know burning of Prospero); World Eaters; Death Guard; Sons of Horus; Emperors Children - due to the fact they are traitors - officially; via the 'Scars' we know why there is no pack for White Scars.
2) We now know the fate of 3 of this packs - we know what happened to the pack sent to Blood Angels (via events of 'Fear to thread'); we know what happened to the pack sent to Ultramar 'Unremembered empire'; and now via this audio we know what happened to the pack send to Alpha Legion, and that's cool with me.
3) Now we need to know the fate of the pack for Iron Warriors; Night Lords (this one gonna rock ); Word Bearers; Raven Guard; Salamanders; Imperial Fists.
Audio is pretty good on narrative and sound effects - you can't do every audio a 'Tallarn' battle, they would become boring
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To Khyzer Doelago - - Exactly why? Very good audio drama.

It was past time they told us a story about the fate of the Wolf packs sent to watch on the Primarchs.
1) No pack for Thousand Sons (due to the event of you know burning of Prospero); World Eaters; Death Guard; Sons of Horus; Emperors Children - due to the fact they are traitors - officially; via the 'Scars' we know why there is no pack for White Scars.
2) We now know the fate of 3 of this packs - we know what happened to the pack sent to Blood Angels (via events of 'Fear to thread'); we know what happened to the pack sent to Ultramar 'Unremembered empire'; and now via this audio we know what happened to the pack send to Alpha Legion, and that's cool with me.
3) Now we need to know the fate of the pack for Iron Warriors; Night Lords (this one gonna rock ); Word Bearers; Raven Guard; Salamanders; Imperial Fists.
Audio is pretty good on narrative and sound effects - you can't do every audio a 'Tallarn' battle, they would become boring
I thought the packs were sent after the Council of Nikaea? Or if they were sent after Magnus’s warning why would packs not be sent to the four Isstvan Legions? They were not believed to be traitors at that point. Certainly at the point of the packs being sent. For example the lot that arrived with the Angels had no knowledge of the Heresy. I love to have a story’s that dealt with each of their fates.
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It was past time they told us a story about the fate of the Wolf packs sent to watch on the Primarchs.
1) No pack for Thousand Sons (due to the event of you know burning of Prospero); World Eaters; Death Guard; Sons of Horus; Emperors Children - due to the fact they are traitors - officially; via the 'Scars' we know why there is no pack for White Scars.
2) We now know the fate of 3 of this packs - we know what happened to the pack sent to Blood Angels (via events of 'Fear to thread'); we know what happened to the pack sent to Ultramar 'Unremembered empire'; and now via this audio we know what happened to the pack send to Alpha Legion, and that's cool with me.
3) Now we need to know the fate of the pack for Iron Warriors; Night Lords (this one gonna rock ); Word Bearers; Raven Guard; Salamanders; Imperial Fists.
Audio is pretty good on narrative and sound effects - you can't do every audio a 'Tallarn' battle, they would become boring
Which is all completely inconsequential and pointless.

Who cares about the fates of various 'packs' sent to watch over the primarchs. Dwelling on them in detail adds nothing a short piece of exposition wouldn't. The point of these packs is to show Leman Russ took his, perhaps self-appointed, role as the 'Emperor's executioner' very seriously and didn't fully trust any of his brothers and wanted contingencies in place. It shows a further sundering of brotherhood and the climate of fear in the Heresy. The example of one pack demonstrates all this, there's no need to go on about the rest.

A pointless audio-drama.

Adds nothing we haven't seen before, doesn't further the overall narrative and provides us with no new worthwhile characters or characterization.

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Which is all completely inconsequential and pointless.

Who cares about the fates of various 'packs' sent to watch over the primarchs. Dwelling on them in detail adds nothing a short piece of exposition wouldn't. The point of these packs is to show Leman Russ took his, perhaps self-appointed, role as the 'Emperor's executioner' very seriously and didn't fully trust any of his brothers and wanted contingencies in place. It shows a further sundering of brotherhood and the climate of fear in the Heresy. The example of one pack demonstrates all this, there's no need to go on about the rest.

A pointless audio-drama.

Adds nothing we haven't seen before, doesn't further the overall narrative and provides us with no new worthwhile characters or characterization.

This is your opinion Rems. Some of might want to know those details. I surely didn't think it was the best audio, but I certainly did not think it was pointless for some of the same reasons ank stated.
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