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Krukesh was alright, but I think he fell prey to the cartoony villain potential that every Night Lord has, in Prince of Crows he came across as a cadaverous monster and he is (though no mention is made of his corpse-like appearance) but he didn't really have anything that distinguished him from the other madmen among the Traitor Legions apart from some moments of dry humour.
Found this to be very much the case as well. He was too overblown - striving for power without relying on any intelligence that he would have had to get to his position in the first place.

There's almost too much scheming and internal rebellion in some of the non ABD-NL's appearances in the HH. Sometimes I read through and just think 'this wouldn't work" logically. Would like to glimpse more of the rank and file following officers that they had since the Great Crusade i guess. There has to be others bar Jago that those of the legion are OK with.

Also seemed like the Pharos was created by the ancients with the purpose of drawing in The Great Devourer as a last resort against chaos. Halo-esque (but not limited to that) if you will.
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Isn't this an ebook exclusive?

Will there ever be a physical copy? Sorry, I have trouble reading some of the news on these books.

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Pharos is no longer ebook exclusive and have a hardback version.
http://www.blacklibrary.com/prod-hom...ros-ebook.html

Black Library also put up Battle for the Abyss in hardback.
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I have to say that I really enjoyed the book. It's probably one of the most enjoyable HH novels I've read in a while.
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I enjoyed this book, a solid addition to the series with plenty of good characters.

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Sanguinus never liked the role he was put up to, but only accepted out of nessecity. Remember, both of the primarchs are not aware that Terra still stands. The whole reason for Imperium Secundus and Sangy getting crowned Emperor.
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Feels like they haven't been trying that hard to actually confirm if Terra still stands (aside from the very obvious of trying to get messages through/receive, and lack of Astronomicon).

Ultras at the very least have run into a few legions around Ultramar. No prisoners whatsoever? Come on. Take one. Ask him. Go on.
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I enjoyed this book, a solid addition to the series with plenty of good characters.

A question;

I assume that it's a plot mechanism being set up for the next novel. Not all novels need to be completely self contained. It's designed to get you to ask the very question you're asking.

Clearly Sanguinius has become aware of something and now it's all gone 'serious business'.
I suspect that he's decided that he needs to get his ass to Terra. His discussion with Tom Curze coupled with his visions have confirmed in his mind that he needs to go to Terra and get killed by Horus.

So the Blood Angels will say ByeBye to Imperium Secondus and he will order the Ultrasmurfs and the SecretAngels to follow him. Robert Gullyman will say that he needs to put his makeup on and clean the house first, so he'll come a little later. Liono will say that he has to go do some secret shit first. But they'll promise to arrive just after all the shit has gone down.

A bit like someone who offers to help you clean up after you've already cleaned 90% of the house.

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Well after the really dull rubbish thats been coming out lately this was a welcome change. I much prefer character orientated stories to the boring descriptive nonsense that a lot of the HH books have been and the Night Lords had great interaction, along with the established relationships from previous books. Some of the newer ultramarine and guards characters were a little flat but not dull and they all had potential so kept it interesting.

We need more of this type of writting in the series. Excluding the 1st four books as they are uniquely special to the series, this was the 2nd best book after Know No fear.
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