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You haven't noticed the huge swing to Novellas and ebook 'quick reads' over the last 2 years?
What i meant by good pace, is the story each novel tells. My one big annoyance with the HH is how the only publish 2 novels a year now.

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What i meant by good pace, is the story each novel tells. My one big annoyance with the HH is how the only publish 2 novels a year now.
You're shitting me, right? The storyline is stagnant; Vengeful Spirit was meant to be a big point; but was a load of shit, Tallarn is being dragged out over a 3 year long release... and the rest of the stories are shorts, novels and audio's regarding shattered legions.



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You're shitting me, right? The storyline is stagnant; Vengeful Spirit was meant to be a big point; but was a load of shit, Tallarn is being dragged out over a 3 year long release... and the rest of the stories are shorts, novels and audio's regarding shattered legions.
The only stagant story is damnation of pythos. I cant think of another Novel that hasnt pushed the story line ahead. Vengeful spirit wasnt terrible, im just not a fan of mcniell

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Vengeful spirit wasn't terrible,
Oh but it was. So, so terrible.
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Oh but it was. So, so terrible.
In yours and many others opinions yes, clearly not in everyone's though.

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The story is feeling stagnant now. I know the Age of Darkness has a lot of time to cover, but it feels as if all the momentum has gone out of the series since Calth. Back when the series started, the main events I was expecting, were:

Davin. Istvaan III and V. Prospero. Calth. Signus. Mars. Terra. Possibly Tallarn as well, but I never really considered that to be a main event like the others. Those were, and are the main events. Then we got some nice add on novels as well, such as The First Heretic, Legion, Scars. Which were great, helped pad out the precursor to the Heresy and fleshed out two of the more mysterious Legions. We also got the Guillimans, Imperium Secundus, which wasn't executed brilliantly (too much Curze), but still works into the story.

But now, it's just so many other stories that just don't have enough substance or background to the event. All those main ones are covered, everything else apart from Terra, now has to be almost completely new material and filler. Other than Mortarion and the Death Guards fall, there aren't any events from the days of Index Astartes articles or Visions to look forward to.
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As others have speculated, the dearth of proper novels is blamed on the delay of the Master of Mankind, which would have covered or at least started the arc about the Silent War in the Webway as the next nexus novel.
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Other than Mortarion and the Death Guards fall, there aren't any events from the days of Index Astartes articles or Visions to look forward to.
I'm not sure if any of the limited editions or novellas have covered it but we still need to find out what causes Magnus and the Thousand Sons to side with Horus. We know they are present with the traitors on Terra, and Magnus did try to stop the Heresy from occurring so how did he go from A to B?

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Oh but it was. So, so terrible.
It was by no means great. IT was so so. Know no fear is the pinnicle of the HH series so far. Im hoping other titles will match it

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I'm not sure if any of the limited editions or novellas have covered it but we still need to find out what causes Magnus and the Thousand Sons to side with Horus. We know they are present with the traitors on Terra, and Magnus did try to stop the Heresy from occurring so how did he go from A to B?
Graham mcniells crimson king will cover that

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