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Default New Cover Art - Horus Heresy: The Damnation of Pythos by David Annandale

Surprise surprise Horus Heresy fans. We are getting a completely surprise release this July with David Annandale's premiere Horus Heresy novel, The Damnation of Pythos.





The Shattered Legions vs Giant Alien Dinosaurs. There is nothing about that concept that isn't awesome. And a pretty cool fact, this book is due out two months after the release of Vengeful Spirit by Graham McNeill. Two Horus Heresy books in three months. Very nice.


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I think David Annandale is a great author, and will because of that remain cautiously optimistic about this one. But two things that put me on edge is the fact that it seems to tie in with the woefully bad Pandorax and that the last HH book that was all about blowing up dinosaurs was Promethean Sun...

But its Annandale, so it‘s probably going to be quite good.

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I think the only real connection this book will have with Pandorax is the planet they are set on. The whole Grey Knights and Damnation Cache issue didn't happen until after the Heresy was over. We may see where the Daemon of the Cache originally came from, but I doubt we'll see much else in connection with Pandorax.

Plus it's about the Shattered Legions Post-Istvaan. So more of the Iron Hands, Salamanders and Raven Guard, of which we really need a lot more of.


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Plus it's about the Shattered Legions Post-Istvaan. So more of the Iron Hands, Salamanders and Raven Guard, of which we really need a lot more of.
Really? Deliverance Lost, Angel Exterminatus, Vulkan Lives, Promethean Sun, Kryptos, The Divine Word, Corax: Soulforge, Scorched Earth and Riven.

I'm bored of the Shattered Legions. Their portrayals haven't been helped by poor characterisations either.



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^^Yeah agreed. We really don't need anymore of them at the moment. Not really trying to put it down, especially before it's released, but I can't shake the fact that's it's just going to be more filler.
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Really? Deliverance Lost, Angel Exterminatus, Vulkan Lives, Promethean Sun, Kryptos, The Divine Word, Corax: Soulforge, Scorched Earth and Riven.

I'm bored of the Shattered Legions. Their portrayals haven't been helped by poor characterisations either.
To me Shattered Legions is the Iron Hands/Salamanders and Raven Guard as a group. Deliverance Lost is pure RG so it doesn't count. AE is a primarily Iron Warriors novel with the SL as supporting cast. Vulkan Lives is Salamanders with a token Iron Hands character. Promethean Sun is pure Salamanders and Corax: Soulforge is also pure RG. And if I am right The Divine Word is a Imperial Army story featuring the RG. And Riven is pure Iron Hands.

So in my opinion only Kryptos and Scorched Earth have been actual Shattered Legions stories. Something entirely devoted to the shell-shocked survivors of Istvaan that are bereft of Legion and Primarch.


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Shouldn't we really have moved on from the dropsite by now? Fulgrim came out seven years ago, no need for more black sand death talk. I guess it should really end with Vulkan Lives. You know, book #28 or #29? Almost at book #30 and we're still crying about it.
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But two things that put me on edge is the fact that it seems to tie in with the woefully bad Pandorax and that the last HH book that was all about blowing up dinosaurs was Promethean Sun...

But its Annandale, so it‘s probably going to be quite good.
Same here. About its Annandale - yes it's him - author of the awful 'Death of Antagonis' and mediocre 'Yarrick: Imperial Creed'. Can't see your joy.

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Plus it's about the Shattered Legions Post-Istvaan. So more of the Iron Hands, Salamanders and Raven Guard, of which we really need a lot more of.
Can't share your happiness either. Aren't we bored by after ISTVAAN 5 STUFF. Guys it's book # 30.
Move the fething plot to TERRA.

And please. let's forget the shit - that 'Vulkan lives' is
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I think it has high potential. But I for also think the loyalist have had some really poor portrayals with the exception from Dans Ultramarines. I think some pure Alpha Legion-stuff, Night Lords and perhaps some GOOD Blood Angels would be nice.
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For some reason both Abnett and ADB are reluctant to get behind the Alpha Legion (with the former, to do so again).
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