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View Poll Results: Which is the very WORST Horus Heresy book?
Horus Rising: The seeds of heresy are sown 2 2.11%
False Gods: The heresy takes root 0 0%
Galaxy in Flames: The heresy revealed 0 0%
The Flight of the Eisenstein: The heresy unfolds 1 1.05%
Fulgrim: Visions of treachery 1 1.05%
Descent of Angels: Loyalty and honour 13 13.68%
Legion: Secrets and lies 9 9.47%
Battle for the Abyss: My brother, my enemy 44 46.32%
Mechanicum: Knowledge is power 5 5.26%
Tales of Heresy: The heresy continues 3 3.16%
Fallen Angels: Deceit and betrayal 3 3.16%
A Thousand Sons: All is dust 1 1.05%
Nemesis: War within the shadows 5 5.26%
The First Heretic: Fall to Chaos 1 1.05%
Prospero Burns: The wolves unleashed 7 7.37%
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post #1 of 83 (permalink) Old 01-09-11, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Default Horus Heresy:Worst of the series

Basically the same as the poll for the best novel, only it’s a poll for the worst.
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My vote goes for Fallen Angels. Crap characters, very crap Astellan portrayal, boring and unimaginative story, lots and lots of silly errors and just a poor effort overall.
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Battle for the Abyss

I don't need to explain my reasons, read the book and you'll understand.
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Battle for the Abyss

Although I have to say, it wasn't completely bad. Every page was interesting in its own way. It's just that it seemed to drag on forever, and the plot - otherwise having good potential - was rather wasted.

Fallen Angels came close, bar the actions on Caliban, and the last page goes a great deal in redeeming the book.

False Gods, despite being a good book overall, makes it to third worst in the series, in my opinion. It's quite good, I'll say again, but the way Horus' fall was handled is severely lacking. And that's what I was looking forward to when I set my hands on it. The fact that Garvi Loken is a good guy, and a rather straightforward one at it, doesn't help things.

Fulgrim is yet another good book that I think was somewhat ruined by a poor choice of plot. The sword was a cheap excuse to not tackle deeper issues with the primarchs, such as character flaws, if you ask me... I find it rather sad that this, along with False Gods are both written by McNeill, who clearly can do a good job at character books...
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Can't vote on this, there are still 589 more books to go!!!

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Difficult to pick between Descent of Angels and Battle for the Abyss. In the end I went for BotA because of the one dimensional and utterly inept portrayal of the Word Bearers. For fricks sake, they are Astartes not a gang from the A-team.
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Battle for the Abyss. I wouldn't wipe my ass with the pages of that book. I've read far better pieces of fanfic. The 2 DA books push it very close though.
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Well we all know exactly where the result of this poll is going to go.

Voted obviously for BotA, wins(loses?) this poll by a longshot
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What two mugs voted for Legion? Would love to see a justification for that!

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I do love how we don't even need CotE to comment anymore, chances are he has already said something intelligent before that can be re-applied to the current situation.
Heresy's Background FAQ. (Fluff Project)
CotE Reviews: Prospero Burns (HH Review), Age of Darkness (HH Review).
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The book itself felt like one huge crappy build up to an awesome ending but ended in a huge let down.

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