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Well im not sure on what the hell it could be about but Graham McNeill has given a clue about his next Horus Heresy novel, on what he is doing to prepare for it.

Graham McNeill said:
I’ve just finished Aaron’s The First Heretic, and all I’ll say is that when you have some of that hard-earned cash to hand, you should get yourself to your nearest BL webstore and purchase yourself a copy. It’s a cracking read, and is a sterling addition to the Horus Heresy range. Coming hot on the heels of my reading of Nemesis and Prospero Burns, I know I’ve got a lot of work to do in order to make sure my next Heresy book really takes flight. To that end I’ve been reading a comparative study of dreaming in the world’s religions to get some solid background research done, so I’ll let that percolate in your minds to figure out what it might be about. I’ll be telling you more about this later…
Dreaming... sounds very interesting. Looking forward to more news of this. And more praise for The First Heretic, its taking too long to release it.
 

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An interesting tidbit, by McNeill. However, it only increases the intruige as to which Legion it will cover.

To that end I’ve been reading a comparative study of dreaming in the world’s religions to get some solid background research done, so I’ll let that percolate in your minds to figure out what it might be about
I'm not too sure how this can possibly relate to the sons of Perturabo, or even Guilliman, for that matter. The former, the Iron Warriors, in terms of society and culture are very Hellenic, where as the Ultramarines resemble a more Byanzantine people; in terms of labelling a Historical period to a Legion which shares aspects.

Either way, the promise of a new arc of stories (Hopefully on the Iron Warriors) culminating in the Cleansing of Olympia and Perturabo's succumbing to jealousy and hatred of Dorn should be excellent in the lead up to Terra.
 

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Dreaming? Religions? Sounds like the Word Bearers to me personally, very doubtful that it is though. I'm not really sure on what this could be about, perhaps another, non Astartes focused novel?
 

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I agree with Dark Angel. It doesn't sound like a Space Marine focused novel, im guessing something to do with psykers.
 

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Didn't Sanguinus have fortellings of death, and didn't that become a Blood Angels 'defect' after his death?
 

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sounds like word bearers to me with the religious link. Maybe the first of a two book series on the battle for calth from the word bearers point of view.

a bit like a thousand sons and prospero burns.
 

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It depends on Calth, I think. There are four possible authors (Kyme and McNeill for Ultramarines; Reynolds and ADB for Word Bearers.) in my eyes, though the pairing which LotN mentioned will probably write it. The reason I don't think it is the Word Bearers, is due to the release of The First Heretic being soon. I imagine that we will see Signus and another novel before then, but I don't think this is actually the start of the Calth duo. (Which is obvious, in my opinion..)
 

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McNeill's upcoming short story in Age of Darkness will start a new story arc in the Heresy, but thats likely the Iron Warriors. So I don't think research into dreaming is prudent for the Sons of Perturabo.
 

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Drawing heavily from what Vaz founded several months ago, the Dark Angels and the entirity of Caliban's hierachy, society and culture is very similar to 13th century Eastern Europe. ''War against the beasts'' creating the Knightly Orders representative of the Knighty Orders founded in Ukraine, Romania and Poland against the Mongol hordes; so called ''barbarians'' or ''beasts'' (Despite earlier conquests leading to large amounts of Perisan engineer's/scholars and philosphers accompanying the later Mongol expeditions, thus shattering the cliched, stereotypical vision we associated with them)

Back onto topic, then who cares for a little suspense? It's why I don't trawel through blogs, endlessly. I like surprises, and considering my glee concerning the Iron Warriors, this will certainly be one of them.
 

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Dreaming makes me think native american, which points to the deathwing/dark angles, but I guess thats not very likely...
There are certain elements of native americanism to the Dark Angels but only after the destruction of Caliban when they began to recruit from many different planets and one of their main recruiting grounds was such a civilisation.
 

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There are certain elements of native americanism to the Dark Angels but only after the destruction of Caliban when they began to recruit from many different planets and one of their main recruiting grounds was such a civilisation.
Back in 2nd Ed when they started releasing chapter specific models, GW seemed to be steering the DA in the American Indian direction, with fluff giving names like Two Bears amongst the DW that originally painted their armour white, as well as a lot of feathers and totems amonst their iconography. This seems to have pretty much been sidelined since then though.
 

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I wonder if Graham McNeill is talking about the past religions from Terra. If indeed he's talking about multiple religons. Maybe some more insight about the stories and religions myths somehow dealing with Terra's/mankinds/The Emperor's past. He kind of did this in Mechanicum.
That... sounds possible. Graham McNeill is the only one whose written the Emperor in more then a few lines, or a single scene. The Last Church was quite good, maybe he is going to delve into Terra's past and the rising of the Emperor. Certainly would be cool.
 

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It certainly would be cool if they explored his 30 millenia of history, but I can't see it ffitting into the context of the HH.
The Last Church didn't fit into the HH category either but it was still written, and was quite good.
 

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I can't see it being about anything pre-GC or even pre-HH. Several authors have mentioned in passing now that the series is pushing on into the Age of Darkness, thus I can only see it being based around something post-Isstvan. Although I've been wrong once before. :p

As someone said it sounds at this point like a non-Astartes based novel.

Although it is worth pointing out that aswell as Sanguinius having prophetic visions/dreams, so did Konrad Curze...
 
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