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So many things have been retconned or changed in the last two decades and change that this setting has been around for... but for some reason certain names have proven immune to any sort of common sense.

Any name that is formed from two nouns smashed together is already facing an uphill battle to not sound ridiculous. "Deathfire" is just idiotic. It's right up there with the attempt to say that Lion El'Jonson, a name that served as a tribute to the poet Lionel Johnson (who wrote the poem "Dark Angel"), really means "The Lion, the Son of the Forest". I mean, I'm sure there's also a Calibanite out there whose last name is El'Peterson, which means "the Son of the Mountain" or whatever, right?

Jesus, just do away with those names. Change them. Pretend they never existed. Whatever.
LOL, your post is Reminded me of this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUrryh9kh5U

Beyond that, I think beyond the fact that they have clearly distributed legions and Thematics between writers, it seems that the BL writers have too much works, or are too much in advance with the FW publication.

I feel that all those little meaningful stories brought by second wave authors are meant to be filler between the real great event of the HH.

ADB has confessed being a slow Writers, Dan Abnett is often workin on other works out of 40K and Graham MacNeill... is whatever you think of him...

Writing a whole novel is no small work, require a lot foretough if you want to make it at least half-right. Writing a whole series of this scale can be quite staggering.

Now put some executive meddling into the mix, and this can be a real nightmare....

EDIT : And Deathfire isn't that bad of a name... it's far worse : reminding me of the name Rob Liefeld gave to his characters in the 90's.

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Any name that is formed from two nouns smashed together is already facing an uphill battle to not sound ridiculous. "Deathfire" is just idiotic. It's right up there with the attempt to say that Lion El'Jonson, a name that served as a tribute to the poet Lionel Johnson (who wrote the poem "Dark Angel"), really means "The Lion, the Son of the Forest". I mean, I'm sure there's also a Calibanite out there whose last name is El'Peterson, which means "the Son of the Mountain" or whatever, right?
I'm pretty sure Lion El'Johnson used to be called Lynn Elgonsen which is a. a less blatant reference and b. makes more sense.

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It's a pity, because refered to as just 'The Lion'. It sounds awesome and carries a good sense of weight and bad assery. Which is why I suppose all the authors so rarely call him by his full name in their novels.
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So this is normal full lenght novel? Would have to skip it since A) its Kyme B) seems another meaningless novel.

First novel i skipped was Damnation of Pythos and it was only cause it seemed yet again another sidestory. Nothing to do with its author Annandale, im actually someday interested to read some of his works. But Kyme hasnt wrote anything good so far that i have liked.
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This is a full length novel, it might even be 500+ pages like Vengeful Spirit or ATS. That, or 25/30 is the new regular price for HH hardbacks...
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I'd be inclined to the latter.



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I bought Pythos, still not read it. Have zero motivation to read it either.
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I'm surprised the Heresy team let him do another Salamanders novel. Even if you think its good, thats a bit much to have a single author, who... really hasn't hit a home run in terms of a quality novel, essentially corner Salamanders fluff.

As a Salamanders fan, I'm kind of insulted. Also lack of ambition by Nick to go try something else like every other author who's lasted in the series, is frankly disturbing.

To allow a single author to write like that about the Salamanders really shows that black library doesn't give a shit about that legion.
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I'm surprised the Heresy team let him do another Salamanders novel. Even if you think its good, thats a bit much to have a single author, who... really hasn't hit a home run in terms of a quality novel, essentially corner Salamanders fluff.

As a Salamanders fan, I'm kind of insulted. Also lack of ambition by Nick to go try something else like every other author who's lasted in the series, is frankly disturbing.

To allow a single author to write like that about the Salamanders really shows that black library doesn't give a shit about that legion.
Could be that nobody else wants to touch the Legion as well.
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Could be that nobody else wants to touch the Legion as well.
Essentially making something out of nothing? Perhaps. Its funny how a legion which initially contributed very limited contribution to the Heresy has more novels and short stories than most legions.

That goes for the stupid Raven stories as well.
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