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Default So whose read The Seventh Serpent? (spoilers)

Ok, even though I've put spoilers in the title, I'll wrap this in tags anyway.

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Ok, even though I've put spoilers in the title, I'll wrap this in tags anyway.

On that last point, I totally agree with makes no sense what's so ever. Also that "you're one of his" is probably the most important thing in the story tbh as it implies stuff has gone on we've not yet read and I can't wait to read.
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It's Graham McNeill. His idea of subtlety is painting things black for fucks sake.



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Seems interesting at least that the legion would be split if I am understanding it to be correctly. That would make a lot of sense seeing how potentially powerful they could become and how there has to be a sort of twist that makes them mortal again.
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I really enjoyed it, yes it was predictable but I still really liked it and with there being such a shortage or decent Heresy novels it spiked my interest in the series again.

I didn't understand the twist of the dead body either, the only thing I could think of was maybe he was being prepared to go under cover.
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Highly enjoyed this, especially the last third. I am very intrigued by


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Alpharius's mention of Magnus. I would like to know what and why they have been chatting about
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Did the 'twist' make any sense to you though?
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Did the 'twist' make any sense to you though?
I forget how to post spoiler tags but I assume that prior to the events of this book, the Alpha Legion "encountered" Meduson's ship.
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Just read this for the first time today. Really enjoyed it!

The twist of Meduson and his guys not being what they seemed may have been fairly obvious but it might be unfair to write off the story because of that; there was a bit more going on that just Meduson being XX Legion and using that to try to kill the protagonists. They were trying to track down the loyalist AL and for me the real twist was Thoic suddenly attacking his own legion (fake Alpharius) and it transpiring that the Iron Hands' plan to destroy the Alpha Legion tragically turned into the Iron Hands killing a load of loyal Alpha Legion, orchestrated by the real Alpharius ('Meduson')

In any case, I thought the writing was good and even though I suspected Meduson and his boys weren't really X Legion the build up was engaging. It's fun seeing the good guys working it out along the way- remember the Iron Hands, Raven Guard and Salamander haven't read Deliverance Lost.

The whole thing with the remote controlled ship was cool.

I'd love someone to explain the dead body turning out to be X legion though. WTF? Was that a mistake by the author? That body was recovered from a loyalist AL ship, wasn't it? So it's possible that the loyalist Alpha Legion ship could have one or two Iron Hands guys with them (they're both on the Imperial side after all) but... why would the dead guy be wearing AL armour?
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By the way, for anyone that needs reminding of the plot I found this post in another thread here. It's a really good summary of the entire story

This guy also talks about the dead body thing.

edit: I see Words of Truth is already here. Great summary, thanks!

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