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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?
Scars covers it slightly.
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Scars covers it slightly.
Having just finished Scars this week, I didn't get a clear cut decision from the Crimson King, let alone him hinting at one.

Saying that, I also did not enjoy the novel all that much.

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Having just finished Scars this week, I didn't get a clear cut decision from the Crimson King, let alone him hinting at one.

Saying that, I also did not enjoy the novel all that much.
I read it during the time it was sold weekly.

It did't give a clear cut answer but imo I think it contributed to answering the choice Magnus eventually makes. The impression I got..



That was the impression I got but I could of read it wrongly.
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Great discussion, everyone.

I hope GW/BL see this and other threads elsewhere and recognise the problems created with their customers by their business model and quality of product.

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Having just finished Scars this week, I didn't get a clear cut decision from the Crimson King, let alone him hinting at one.

Saying that, I also did not enjoy the novel all that much.
Really? I really enjoyed Scars. Really gave the V Legion and the Khan their own flavour and feel, and despite knowing that it would end in a stalemate of some kind, I really enjoyed the duel between Jaghati and Mortarion.
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I didn't realize anyone was still reading the Heresy series at all. I'm with CtS on this one, only I reached the conclusion looong before he did. Last Heresy novel I bought was Know no Fear, and I couldn't even work up the will to open page fucking one.

That was the end of the Heresy for me.


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@Serpion5 haha, my madness filter kept me on track until last week!

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It's interesting reading everyone else's comments.

I followed the HH series since Book 1 was released in 2006. But I stopped following it fully (as in buying every publication) when Vulkan Lives was released a couple of years ago. That terrible book (very) roughly coincided with the crazy format ideas that BL came up with - First Editions, Limited Editions, pointless novellas, staggered release dates and whatever else which turned me off massively.

Since then I have bought a few novels and shorts, but only ones that particularly pique my interest - such as Scars, which I enjoyed. Other than that I'm just not interested any more.



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I've just started reading Vengeful Spirit (I also wait for the Mass market paperbacks so I can continue my collection) and this is the first time thinking to myself 'hang on, where/when/who did that happen?

My conclusion is that the wait is either so long for the paperbacks that I've forgotten previous books or, more likely, new stuff has appeared in the LE's.

I have no intention of buying all the add-on HH material BL produce and if they do become required reading for the novels, I may quit the series as well!
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