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McNeill's next Heresy novel

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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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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.
The Last Church didn't fit into the HH category either but it was still written, and was quite good.
Neither did the one about Angron's tortured introduction to his legion, but it got in there anyway. I got the impression that those two stories were written as little side projects by the authors, and were too good to leave out, even if they didn't really fit into the rest of the book. They would have been more at home in a preHeresy collection.
Actually both of them tie in to the Heresy perfectly.
The Last Church really drives home the Emperor's disdain for religion (which obviously also ties in with his eventual rebuke to Lorgar over a century later) but at the same time demonstrates how easy it is for him to be misconstrued as being divine himself.

Angron's introduction is obviously a way of exploring exactly why he hates the Emperor so much, why he spat on his vows of loyalty to the Throne.
Try to be curtious to Lord of Night's and his thread as it is his, try to give your opinion on something more productive, instead of the well known bashing the smurfs. They do get bashed a lot. But that discussion would be more effective in a thread that further goes into it. Don't want to stray away from the main focus, which is.... what is in that book?
If LotN was so disheartened by the comment I'm sure he would have piped up himself, going off-topic hasn't been seen as being discourteous to the OP in the past (unless it goes too far) so I don't see how you can apply that hypocritical standard to a newbie who was making, in his eyes, a valid statement.
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