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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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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.
maybe he is going to delve into Terra's past and the rising of the Emperor. Certainly would be cool.
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.
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.
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