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Default Am currently re-reading The Horus Heresy...

So this other evening I sat down with a big cup of coffee and having nothing else to do I picked up Horus Rising to read it once again, something I haven't done with that book since 4 years ago.

It's reads much differently now that I have aquired more insight into the future of the 30k setting, and the peaceful vibe this book might have been giving at the beginning of the story, is now much more tragic, with the knowlegde of hindsight.

Anyways a GREAT read if you are still into The Horus Heresy, but can't seem to get as much enjoyment out of the newer books!


Only minor thing I was really annoyed about, this time around, is Tarik Torgaddon's constant "Oh Garvi, you're so straight up and down", mentioned several times in both Horus Rising and False Gods - That passage is so much out of pace with the rest of the text

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I'm on the flight of the Eisenstein now.

I agree, the books rock.

And the intro was brilliant too, but I won't spoil it on anyone.

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I read the first 6 in order

skipped Legion because I didn't like it

Battel For the Abyss (i dont know why so many people hate it)

Went a Thousand Sons

Then First Heretic

And now back to Legion

They are th eonly Warhammer books I read (so far)
My birthday is coming up in a few days so i'm hoping to get Storm of Iron


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Battel For the Abyss (i dont know why so many people hate it)
Because it's boring with terrible characterisations?
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Because it's boring with terrible characterisations?
I gotta say your right about that but then again its is talking about the ultramarines.
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I gotta say your right about that but then again its is talking about the ultramarines.
The Word Bearers in it are much worse, they're like cartoon villains.
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Because it's boring with terrible characterisations?
the only bits i liked were the interaction between the space wolf and tson and Kor Pheron..."I am at prayer" other then that won't be bothering with it again...might read fulgrim again though now that i never tire off,
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Legion and Fulgrim were boring in my eyes.. Legion was the most boring. I think this is because Abnett was using words for the unit leaders such as LT's and SGT's that made no sense and made the flow difficult. Fulgrim, well, I think I should go back and read it again, perhaps I'll have a better perspective on it.

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Legion and Fulgrim were boring in my eyes.. Legion was the most boring. I think this is because Abnett was using words for the unit leaders such as LT's and SGT's that made no sense and made the flow difficult. Fulgrim, well, I think I should go back and read it again, perhaps I'll have a better perspective on it.
Exactly. The first time I read it I was three chapters through and still had no idea what a Nurthene or whatever was. but since I am trying it again I somewhat like it.

And to everyone who hates BFTA I thought that it was a good read. Maybe not the best but at least it wasn't Decent of Angels.


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Descent of angels hahaha.. yeah the Dark Angels got shit on in this series...

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