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I am reading Horus Rising right now, and in the very beginning, where the Luna Wolves are fighting on that planet against the short purple guys and the Invisibles, people whom they claim are the false Imperium; that's not Terra is it?
 

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its another planet wich is coincidentally named Terra.
 

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Yeh its not terra nor the real emperor.

but, since the imperium is intolerant, it wishes to wipe them out-especially because they call their leader the "emperor," too.

This is something that Loken struggles with, blantantly destroying a civilization for no good reason.
 

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Damn good set of books so far. Actually makes you sympathize far more with Horus than you might have. Same with Magnus the Red.
 

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Yes that is true. Those books show how humane Horus onc was. You have sympathy for him. The same for Magnus.
 

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Bah, Magnus was a blind fool. He got what he deserved.

*says the SW player*

Only kidding. I really need to get these books. How much are they?
 

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Well worth it too. And the best part is that even though they are all written by separate authors, it almost seems like Abnett has been given overall control over the storyline, as they are all equally good. And Abnett is far and away a better writer than most of the others. Don't even get me started on that Ben Counter idiot..... :evil:
 

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Have to agree, I've Just finished the first three and their a brilliant read highly recommended to any 40k fan, Just move on to the Eisenhorn triology to keep me occupied till Flight Of The Eisenstein makes an appearance.....
 

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I`ve just read the first book, it paints the emperor as very intolerant or shortsighted. No wonder Horus became a little anoyed with him.

But on the whole i`m looking forward to the next book.
 

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What Anphicar said.

Seroiusly.

But to add more, these first three books are a wonderful insight into the minds and events which started the heresy going and left me with many unanswered questions. Which can be summed up in a single line.

Had Horus already been turned at the start of the first book?

I won't post any spoilers as I hate knowing what is coming when I am reading a book or watching a film but generally it's all to do with Horus.

All the evidence is there to suggest he had, but I pose this question to those of you who have read the trilogy to see if you feel the same way or not.
 

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Had Horus already been turned at the start of the first book?
Nope dude... Horus was just a little bit upset that the Emperor left him to go back to Terra. Cos of all the rumours going around that the Emperor was a coward or something for leaving the crusade.

Horus only really turned after he'd been stabbed. And even during the event after the stabbing he still had doubts... But all this takes place in book 2 or 3... (can't really remeber which one)
 

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It happens when Horus sees the vision of the Scattering. That is the final straw for him.
 

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I've read all three books.

When I ask if he has already been turned I mean looking back at everything he did in a new light, long before the stabbing.

Things that he says and ways that he behaves are what I'm talking about.

And I think the Space marines breaking the siege that has held up the guard for so long in the first book is a wonderful bit of fluff, a true glimpse at how hard marines really are, not the wusses that die and are taken out of action by thing like missing limbs and bullet holes in their chests that crop up in some of the more recent novels / stories.

(Apologies for any typos I may have missed, my wireless keyboard hates me)
 
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