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Yeah I'm afraid my interests just died for this novel as well! I have skipped LE novellas, but this feels like it is the new BFtA and might be the first fully fledge novel I skip as well.

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Yeah I'm afraid my interests just died for this novel as well! I have skipped LE novellas, but this feels like it is the new BFtA and might be the first fulkly fledge novel I skip as well.
I'm not assuming it will be a bad novel (like BFtA), just an uninteresting one in the context of the Heresy series. A little editing and I imagine it could well be a 40k novel. It just seems to be a very odd decision for this plot to warrant a full Heresy novel.



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A little editing and I imagine it could well be a 40k novel. It just seems to be a very odd decision for this plot to warrant a full Heresy novel.
Well - it's a filler in time of no solid HH books from prominent authors.

'Crimson King' from McNeil just started as a 'Master of Mankind' from Bowden. 'Dreadwing' from Abnett hasn't been even planned at all. Wright's new HH novel just only started too. Kyme HH novel in the future, etc.....

So - it is a filler book in a 'half a year absence' of solid HH releases. In truth - where is none new Horus Heresy releases till November anthology?
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Well since I appear to be the only one who is/was willing to actually buy the book, here's a summary of the plot for those of you who don't want to get it;

http://www.warseer.com/forums/showth...=1#post7182990




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Well since I appear to be the only one who is/was willing to actually buy the book, here's a summary of the plot for those of you who don't want to get it;

http://www.warseer.com/forums/showth...=1#post7182990




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Not a problem.

FTR while I admit that The Damnation of Pythos has no impact on the wider context of the Horus Heresy, I still think it is a compelling story and without a doubt is David Annandale's best work to date.


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I'm not assuming it will be a bad novel (like BFtA), just an uninteresting one in the context of the Heresy series. A little editing and I imagine it could well be a 40k novel.
Yeah...that's the vibe I'm getting as well

I mean some novels/novellas aren't essential to the main story of the Heresy. Brotherhood of the Storm for example. BotS however still deals with pre=Heresy/Heresy-era WS, something we've never been privy to before.

Pythos deals with Irons Hands, Raven Guard, and Salamanders. We've seen these guys before. Now they're stuck on a daemon world fighting a battle quite unrelated to the larger Heresy. It sounds more like a 40K novel than like a 30K novel. I think a short story would've sufficed.
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I think I'll be getting this primarily because I haven't read anything by Annadale yet.

Finished: Too Much Love Will Kill You (working title), an original fiction novel. Working on: Second draft of Too Much Love, and the first draft of A Winter's Tale (working title).
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I'm not assuming it will be a bad novel (like BFtA), just an uninteresting one in the context of the Heresy series. A little editing and I imagine it could well be a 40k novel. It just seems to be a very odd decision for this plot to warrant a full Heresy novel.
Yes this was what I meant, but in less good described words!
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This is out on the 26th July for those that are interested
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