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Aye, for me it's only the novels I actually give a shit about, and even then it's only after reviews have come out that I'll part with money. Saved me from buying Vengeful Spirit when everyone was really excited and then fucking furious.

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This LE novel thing has killed the LE train for me now. I've got all the LE novellas up until now and I've never, ever felt like they were good value for money. Happy to just keep getting hardbacks as they release, wait 2 years for the novellas to re-release at 1/3rd the price and get all my HH audio from BookDepository for a fraction the price of the BL website.

I'll stick with HH. But only because I've come so far and invested so much (easily over $3K).
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Also feeling quite burned out with BL‘s shit at the moment, but the investment I have put into the series (I counted the euros, and only cried for an hour) keeps me buying it. I keep buying them simply to have the bookshelf in a complete state, but I have admittedly not read several of the most recent books and cannot find any interest to do so. I am finding more enjoyment from reading the random 40k bolter porn at the moment rather than trying to sludge through all the shitty short stories that BL releases for the Heresy series.

I even ordered the re-releases for First & Only and Nightbringer to get some nostalgia and hopefully be able to enjoy a proper book again, since BL appears to be hell bent on only releasing short stories and novellas at the moment.

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to get some nostalgia and hopefully be able to enjoy a proper book again
Ive re-read both Eisenhorn and Ravenor Omnibus' twice since I started the Heresy. Just to switch back to quality 40k writing for a bit.

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I even ordered the re-releases for First & Only and Nightbringer to get some nostalgia and hopefully be able to enjoy a proper book again, since BL appears to be hell bent on only releasing short stories and novellas at the moment.
I got First and Only again as well. And I loved it. Now naturally reading the whole series again for the umpteenth time.

Still got about 3 Horus Heresy LE novels, Damnation of Pythos and one of the Anthologies, fuck knows which one, it's not even out the delivery box, that's literally how uninterested I am in reading it, so many anthologies lately, all just re-released shorts. But like you said, I've invested so much, I feel I have to see it through.
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I don't understand your mindset at all. We already know the conclusion to this story, so why rush it? Sure we could do without the limited editions, but the novels are going at a good pace
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You haven't noticed the huge swing to Novellas and ebook 'quick reads' over the last 2 years?

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I don't understand your mindset at all. We already know the conclusion to this story, so why rush it? Sure we could do without the limited editions, but the novels are going at a good pace
Because many novels and whatever they publish is just overpriced and generally full of shit these days. I got everything up to Betrayer and all these small publications and LE bullshit this goes way out of hand.

First years of HH was quite solid but after that its just been short story after Límited followed again another shortstory. And these MAIN books that should have pushed whole thing forwards while ago seems that they still are not going nowhere at all. Quality overal of whole HH stories has come from early years 8/10 to these days 5/10.

Im not supporting Horus heresy anymore and few of my friends are thinking the same.
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It's the fact that these overprices Limited Editions are being pushed out faster than the novels. Back when it was every once in a while, with a few novels in between, it was fine. But now, it just seems as if every month or two another LE is announced.
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Story wise, I think a big problem comes from the Age of Darkness itself. A seven year gap in which Horus waylayed his forces from making to Terra and instead let them sack worlds, go about their own agendas, and solidify their authority.

So far we've seen things like the Thramas Crusade, Mortarion's attempt to turn the Khan, the events of Angel Exterminatus, Tallarn, and Damnation of Pythos. They are kind of just padding, but they also do explain certain things; doesn't stop things from dragging on though.


Also, has anyone read the story The Gates of Terra from back in 2012? I think that story, now going on three years old, had the traitor fleet in the outer Sol system. (Its also a Kyme story so take that as you will.)

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