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The Beheading has just become available for subscribers. Hopefully it can redeem the anticlimax of the previous book.

Edit: Finished the Beheading. Now this was an epic book, the politicizing pushed to eleven and rounding out the series with all remaining plot threads answered. I find it redeems the series after the disappointing 11th book. As well giving some immense suprises.

Veritus....now we know why he knew so many things.


The fate of the greenskins.

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Im finding Beheading to be much better written than the last couple of books.

RIP to you know who. You will be missed after being used as a pointless plot device.
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Im finding Beheading to be much better written than the last couple of books.

RIP to you know who. You will be missed after being used as a pointless plot device.
Guy Haley is a far better writter than several of the other contributors to TBA.

Also, the Beheading is available for general purchase now:
http://www.blacklibrary.com/all-prod...ing-ebook.html


Overall, I find the series to be a pretty good read with some rather compelling characters carrying the series. Wienand, Drakan Vangorich, Krule, Koorland and the cast of high lords. Yes, the series could have benefited from tighter editorial oversight with better planning. Like wtf, sending -3- assaults to Ullanor as probably the biggest sticking point?! Sure there was some miss and decidedly filler books with little to contribute. Echoes of the Long War and Watchers in Death being the most eregrious offenders. And the penultimate book Shadow of Ullanor for being horribly rushed. But I find the good books of the series is more than making up for the downers. In particular The Beast Must Die! and The Beheading stands out for me as topnotch lynchpin books carrying the series.

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BTW WTF man, Tigers are extinct in 40k !? Emperor failed at Wildlife Conservation. I guess it was a hard job preserving the human species already...
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Regarding future orks..
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Holy sheeeeeeeeeeeeyat sonny jim.
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Regarding future orks..

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This makes a sickingly sort of sense now..
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This makes a sickingly sort of sense now..


Indeed - now I'm sure there's some other Easter eggs within the book that others will make the links to, but that particular one - as you say, makes a lot of sense.

Having read Shadowsword recently and now
The Beheading - Guy H really knows how to write an excellent 40k(ish) novel.
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Indeed - now I'm sure there's some other Easter eggs within the book that others will make the links to, but that particular one - as you say, makes a lot of sense.

Having read Shadowsword recently and now
The Beheading - Guy H really knows how to write an excellent 40k(ish) novel.

So the Emperork and the Primorks seems inevitable now. Ghazkull is already becomming terrifyingly powerful with his abilities to command through the great green.
All because of Eldrad's meddling. The eldar was responsible for diverting Ghazkull to Armageddon.

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