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Forum: Black Library Fiction   08-27-14, 08:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,571
Posted By Zinegata
The issue is that the Heresy is in actuality a...

The issue is that the Heresy is in actuality a multi-year war; but the abridged version tends to go from "the great betrayal sequence" (Drop Site Massacre, Calth, etc) right to the Siege of Terra,...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   08-27-14, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,039
Posted By Zinegata
The first novel was the best, as it had a...

The first novel was the best, as it had a coherent storyline, a very clear sense of how it wanted to portray the Grey Knights, and had a very satisfying twist in the end.

The second was so-so and...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   10-21-13, 03:46 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 26,628
Posted By Zinegata
Needing to purge large portions of the Legion for...

Needing to purge large portions of the Legion for supposed ineptitude very much confirms my case that the Word Bearers fall squarely in the militarily inept portion of the scale.

If they were...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   10-21-13, 10:31 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 26,628
Posted By Zinegata
Yes, but the implication in KNF is that Ultramar...

Yes, but the implication in KNF is that Ultramar and Guilliman was still unaware that a galaxy-wide war was already underway. He didn't even know that a whole bunch of legions had been dispatched to...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   10-09-13, 09:43 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 26,628
Posted By Zinegata
Best scene of the novel: Guilliman's "mom"...

Best scene of the novel:

Guilliman's "mom" rallying the White Scars, Iron Hands, Raven Guard, Space Wolves, Imperial Fists, Salamanders, and members of various other legions into action to come...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   05-27-13, 07:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,471
Posted By Zinegata
Having the battle last more than a few days was...

Having the battle last more than a few days was unrealistic in the first place; which is one of the resons why Abnett revised the timeline.

Sneak attacks don't get to last several weeks. In fact,...
Forum: Forum Announcements   02-08-13, 11:51 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,977
Posted By Zinegata
Cool. I'll likely be spending mine on some...

Cool. I'll likely be spending mine on some e-books from BL.

Thanks to everyone who voted for my piece.
Forum: Original Works   01-24-13, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,198
Posted By Zinegata
Re: The Titan Battle The Titan fight had...

Re: The Titan Battle

The Titan fight had always been meant to yank the feet from under the reader; making the reader expect some kind of last-minute win when in fact it was just the last gasp of a...
Forum: Original Works   12-27-12, 02:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,387
Posted By Zinegata
Whew. For a while I thought a slipped disk was...

Whew. For a while I thought a slipped disk was going to keep this entry from seeing the light of day. Anyway, my submission:

Not Ashamed - A 40k Short Story (5000 words)
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Forum: Original Works   12-27-12, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,198
Posted By Zinegata
Heresy Fiction Comp 2012: Not Ashamed

First of all, some notes.

This is a story featuring the Steel Wardens, a Space Marine Chapter that I've been featuring in the HOES shorts. For those interested, a collection of their HOES...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   12-24-12, 03:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,384
Posted By Zinegata
Why would that be surprising? The characters in...

Why would that be surprising? The characters in Pariah are either Inquisition (who know more about the realities of the Imperium, and Eisenhorn's clearly been digging into the far past) or Cognitae...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   12-19-12, 01:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,384
Posted By Zinegata
Abnett and the other BL authors been establishing...

Abnett and the other BL authors been establishing that elements of Old Earth did survive to at least M30 in Horus Heresy.

Old Franc was mentioned for instance in a card game played by Mersadie...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   11-20-12, 07:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,384
Posted By Zinegata
Mandragore was also supposedly extra special...

Mandragore was also supposedly extra special tough, to the point that the Space Marine Chapter Master wanted to ask Eisenhorn how he won, but was too shy to ask :so_happy:
Forum: Black Library Fiction   11-19-12, 03:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,384
Posted By Zinegata
Well, it's a little easier to figure out that...

Well, it's a little easier to figure out that Beta isn't the original Bequin if you noticed that 1) Beta is the second letter of the Greek alphabet and 2) The original Bequin was born on Bonaventure.
Forum: Original Works   11-09-12, 05:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,040
Posted By Zinegata
That was part of the intent. It was meant to...

That was part of the intent. It was meant to establish the Steel Warden's obsession with "Estimates" and figures, which is the Chapter "quirk". :)
Forum: Black Library Fiction   11-08-12, 09:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,384
Posted By Zinegata
She's quite a tease, really. I particularly liked...

She's quite a tease, really. I particularly liked that scene where someone introduces herself as a Glaw and Bequin is disappointed to never have heard the name before.

If you're new to the...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   11-08-12, 01:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,384
Posted By Zinegata
Bequin serves her purpose to reintroduce us to...

Bequin serves her purpose to reintroduce us to the series and the world, while having her own charms. It has been years since the last one you know.

Not to mention it lets people jump in even if...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   11-07-12, 02:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,384
Posted By Zinegata
Nayl claims that Bequin's ship disappeared and...

Nayl claims that Bequin's ship disappeared and was likely captured by the Cognitae, who produced Bequin as part of their breeding program. So she's unlikely to be the result of Eisenhorn sleeping...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   11-06-12, 09:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,384
Posted By Zinegata
Hah, my memory isn't failing me yet. One of...

Hah, my memory isn't failing me yet.

One of my favorite scenes though was when Bequin is shown a bunch of toys from M1 (our time) - a trio of rockets with the letters "CCCP" on them. With the...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   11-06-12, 06:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,384
Posted By Zinegata
Remind me, but was that the stuff that the...

Remind me, but was that the stuff that the original Alizabeth ordered as a show of extravegance when they were going undercover in the first Eisenhorn novel?
Forum: Black Library Fiction   11-06-12, 05:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,384
Posted By Zinegata
Pariah - Eisenhorn vs Ravenor

Okay, WTH, why aren't people talking about this book yet?

Anyway a no-spoiler review. Pariah is a very charming book, told from the first person like Eisenhorn, and that has a lot to do with the...
Forum: Original Works   11-04-12, 11:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By Zinegata
Thanks. I can be more descriptive now since I'm...

Thanks. I can be more descriptive now since I'm not limited to the 1,000 word count :)

As for the Wardens... the official story is that their home system's sun (Forge World Cuxehaven) suddenly...
Forum: Original Works   11-04-12, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By Zinegata
A Founding: An Imperial Guard Novel (Preview Chapter Up)

Alright, people may be wondering why I skipped this month's HOEs (or more likely no one cares, but it never helps to dwell on the negative :P). Suffice to say I was a bit busy as I'd been working on...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   09-04-12, 04:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,560
Posted By Zinegata
My first HH book was actually Know No Fear, and...

My first HH book was actually Know No Fear, and I'm honestly a bit surprised at how people seem to remember the older HH books.

Yes, Horus Rising was nice, but the first couple of books that...
Forum: Original Works   09-04-12, 04:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,169
Posted By Zinegata
It may be because I have been featuring the Steel...

It may be because I have been featuring the Steel Wardens in almost all of my HOEs (the only exception being the Predator tank in the "Falling Rain" contest), and the Wardens tend to be a stoic and...
Forum: Original Works   09-04-12, 04:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,169
Posted By Zinegata
1st place - Liliedhe: The Choice 2nd place -...

1st place - Liliedhe: The Choice

2nd place - Adrian: Inquisitor Repentant

3rd place - VulkansNodosaurus: Written in Steel
Forum: Original Works   08-26-12, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,745
Posted By Zinegata
(1072 words) Where True Loyalties Lie ...

(1072 words)

Where True Loyalties Lie

Lord Inquisitor Radkilff knew that he had become a legend. With a career spanning two centuries, he had slain countless foes in the Emperor's name. He...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   08-10-12, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 65,639
Posted By Zinegata
I would highly recommend Abnett's Thunder and...

I would highly recommend Abnett's Thunder and Steel Omnibus. It has Elves, Empire, Kislev, and Chaos PoV stories.
Forum: Original Works   08-03-12, 03:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,080
Posted By Zinegata
So, what's the next HOEs?

So, what's the next HOEs?
Forum: Original Works   07-30-12, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,080
Posted By Zinegata
1st place: gothik: In Death Duty Does Not End ...

1st place: gothik: In Death Duty Does Not End


2nd place: VulkansNodosaurus: Chains of Command


3rd place: Bloody Mary: On the Nature of Duty: A speech delivered by the Chaplain Cadmus...
Forum: Original Works   07-22-12, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,571
Posted By Zinegata
A Shared Duty (1,097 Words) Battle-Brother...

A Shared Duty (1,097 Words)

Battle-Brother Felix knew that the end was coming soon.

The Archenemy had achieved complete orbital superiority. Their ground troops had taken most of the planet....
Forum: Original Works   07-19-12, 06:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,571
Posted By Zinegata
Still working on mine. I should be able to finish...

Still working on mine. I should be able to finish in time.
Forum: Original Works   06-30-12, 02:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,393
Posted By Zinegata
1st Lilidhe: The Mothers' Gifts...

1st Lilidhe: The Mothers' Gifts (https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1234677&postcount=4)

2nd Adrian: Selfless Tears...
Forum: Original Works   06-24-12, 02:23 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 14,641
Posted By Zinegata
Let's swamp Dave by adding my Legacy of Steel to...

Let's swamp Dave by adding my Legacy of Steel to the mix :victory:
Forum: Original Works   06-23-12, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,332
Posted By Zinegata
(1091 words) Was it Enough? ...

(1091 words)




Was it Enough?

King Milanovich deserved a better fate. Skalantia had enjoyed seven prosperous decades under his rule. Getting eviscerated and having his remains left hanging...
Forum: Original Works   06-01-12, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,213
Posted By Zinegata
1st place: Liliedhe: Lacrimae Faralis or Tears of...

1st place: Liliedhe: Lacrimae Faralis or Tears of the Dead (https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1212482&postcount=21)
2nd Place: Dave T Hobbit: Blossom...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   05-30-12, 03:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,402
Posted By Zinegata
Personally, I think that this novel may either...

Personally, I think that this novel may either cover the implied Ultramarine "Empire" that formed in the aftermath of the Heresy (which subsequently patched everything together to form the Imperium...
Forum: Original Works   05-24-12, 03:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,509
Posted By Zinegata
(1,061 words excluding title) Tears ...

(1,061 words excluding title)

Tears

Every variable had been accounted for. The target's speed and direction. Its armor's capabilities against the Predator's own twin lascannons. Even the...
Forum: Original Works   05-03-12, 06:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,040
Posted By Zinegata
Thanks for reading! :) I've actually...

Thanks for reading! :)

I've actually written a couple more shorts on the Steel Wardens as part of the HoEs, which I plan to compile into a short novel ala Abnett's Brotherhood of the Snake. I...
Forum: Original Works   04-27-12, 03:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,608
Posted By Zinegata
I dunno if people have noticed, but all three of...

I dunno if people have noticed, but all three of my entries so far are on the Wardens, and two are on the Pontius team. I'm almost tempted to make this a habit and then compile them together into a...
Forum: Original Works   04-25-12, 07:24 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,608
Posted By Zinegata
If you don't mind me saying, Mossy, but I think...

If you don't mind me saying, Mossy, but I think the choice of an "active" narrator was probably not the best one, because the narrator really did come off just "rubbing it in" as Vulkans noted.
Forum: Original Works   04-24-12, 05:24 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,608
Posted By Zinegata
Hah, its okay. I'm used to people liking my...

Hah, its okay. I'm used to people liking my stories but not getting the vote. It's all about practicing for me :).

Kjell->

Yeah, one thing I really wanted to cram in somehow was the fact that...
Forum: Original Works   04-23-12, 02:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,608
Posted By Zinegata
Victory or Death is my story ;)

Victory or Death is my story ;)
Forum: Original Works   04-23-12, 02:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,608
Posted By Zinegata
Again, standard disclaimers - I pick based on how...

Again, standard disclaimers - I pick based on how folks are able to cram a self-contained story within 1,000 words. Setting, conflict, etc. And doing a quick review of each, because I wanna make sure...
Forum: Original Works   04-11-12, 03:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,741
Posted By Zinegata
Bolter Porn time :D 1,100 words, not...

Bolter Porn time :D

1,100 words, not including title.

Victory or Death

The Imperial trenches were almost overrun, but Battle-Brother Felix felt no fear or concern. He was still too busy...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   04-10-12, 09:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,348
Posted By Zinegata
We deny you your victory.

We deny you your victory.
Forum: Black Library Fiction   04-09-12, 02:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,415
Posted By Zinegata
KNF is actually the first book I read from the...

KNF is actually the first book I read from the Horus Heresy series, and I have to say that it's still my favorite. It's a book about lonely "What you are in the dark" heroism in the face of...
Forum: Original Works   04-03-12, 03:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,741
Posted By Zinegata
Did someone say "Bolter Porn"? :)

Did someone say "Bolter Porn"? :)
Forum: Original Works   04-02-12, 04:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,824
Posted By Zinegata
Congrats to the winners and thanks for the votes...

Congrats to the winners and thanks for the votes I got.

I like the nice topic for the next HoE too. :)
Forum: Original Works   03-27-12, 10:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,824
Posted By Zinegata
A note: I tend to judge entries based on their...

A note: I tend to judge entries based on their completeness as a story. As in having a beginning, a conflict, and a resolution. My rankings will sort of reflect that.

1st Place: Adrian - Thus the...
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