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http://www.blacklibrary.com/the-hor...il&utm_term=0_781f7c7929-b57a762405-110887141

The next numbered instalment in the epic series is fast approaching. This novel is a major step on the road to Terra. Legions clash, night falls across the Imperium, and a battle rages whose consequences for the entire galaxy will echo 10.000 years into the future.

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I thought initially it might be the War in the Webway, that it was just a teaser title to obscure The Master of Mankind. But it clearly looks like both Ultramarines and the Imperial Fists is involved. So how did the Ultras get to join with the Fists with the Ruinstorm in the way? Though if its somewhere truly closer to the Battle for Terra, then the Age of Darkness may be comming to an end soon.



An Imperial Fist. Literally. Who does it belong to?



Death from above! But what Legion are they?



Unexpected allies. What's brought them together?


Edit: According to blabber im picking up, it appears to be on Sotha, where the Night Lords is striking at what the Ultramarines is hiding there. Their empathic beacon. - And that the big fister is Alexis Pollux. So we might see Sevatar and perhaps Curze involved as well. So clearly a followup to that Night Lords short that saw their ragtag fleet arriving at Sotha.
http://www.blacklibrary.com/horus-heresy/safe-and-shadowed-place-ebook.html

I do wonder how this 'sidebattle' is going to be that important for the overall heresy fight. Or even getting any closer to Terra as claimed by the teaser.


Edit 2: With a bit of thinking, it strikes me that this novel's true name might be the long rumored Nightfall.
 

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Edit 2: With a bit of thinking, it strikes me that this novel's true name might be the long rumored Nightfall.
Oh god I hope so. MOAR NIGHT LORDS!!


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Somehow your answer doesnt suprise me. :grin:

Say, did you notice the pm I sent you the other day?


Edit: Say, wasn't ADB orginally supposed to write Nightfall? Perhaps it was handed off to someone else so that he could focus on MoM and Black Legion. I do remember the chatter about the Heresy stalling because of books getting late.
My love of the Night Lords is well known sir.

And yeah, I forgot to reply. The answer yeah I have read Ahriman: Unchanged and as for reviewing it; i'll get around to it, probably this weekend.

Hm, interesting point. Perhaps Guy Haley has taken the reigns of this book, considering he penned A Safe and Shadowed Place, it might be that the short serves as a prequel to this book.


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https://www.facebook.com/TheHorusHeresy/posts/3740407582735218:0

BL: Before you go, we're always looking forward to seeing your next cover. Without giving too much away, could you give us a hint at what we might see from you in the near future?
NR: I've literally just finished a piece where two of the main players in the series are seen fighting back to back. As allies? Maybe even as friends? It's something I've certainly never seen on a Horus Heresy cover before. That was such good fun to paint. I always love experiencing those moments…


Its speculated that this tidbit is refering to Alexis Pollux and Barabas Dantioch, since they are the two big names involved with the Sotha project. The 3 teaser images for the Dying of the Light is present in this interview with Neil Roberts.

I wonder if the Sotha project might be how the Blood Angels returns to Terra. Sanguinius and his sons showing up to save the day as Sotha is getting almost overrun by the Night Lords, then making use of the Pharos to whisk himself and his entire legion to Terra. Wouldn't suprise me that his decision to abandon Imperium Secundus hinges on recieving a message that the Emperor is still alive.

So this might be what BL claims that is pushing the plot towards the Battle for Terra.
 

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My worst expectations is that this is an antholgoy (like Legacies of Betrayal) to tie up all digital shorts regarding Imperium Secundus with a couple "new" stories that won't prograss the story at all considering no author has expressed a new novel with Ultramarines and Imperial Fists. My best expectations is an entirely new written novel.
 

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My worst expectations is that this is an antholgoy (like Legacies of Betrayal) to tie up all digital shorts regarding Imperium Secundus with a couple "new" stories that won't prograss the story at all considering no author has expressed a new novel with Ultramarines and Imperial Fists. My best expectations is an entirely new written novel.
Well they did they bill it as a plot progresser, which they've not done with past novels. So I'm cautiously optimistic that this is a truly new novel to push the story. Likely to be Guy Haley, since he haven't yet had a full Heresy novel, plus the fact that he wrote A safe and shadowed place, which seems to be setup as a prequel for this story.


Edit: Hrm......I wonder..... If Sanguinius shows up we might see a cameo of Szarekh, the Silent King. He did claim that he met Sanguinius, when Dante encountered him ten thousand years later, and wore a death mask molded in Sanguinius' likeness as a sign of respect. Szarekh would be telling Sanguinius about the approaching menace in the galactic void, which is severely attracted to warp beacons like the Pharos and the Astronomican. It being exactly where the Angel realizes that the Emperor is still alive.

http://www.blacklibrary.com/warhammer-40000/word-of-the-silent-king-ebook.html


Edit 2: http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/en-JP/A...7C95437F3E5F0?mobile=false&_requestid=5226671
The model of Alexis Polux. Turning it around, you can see his giant powerfist with the underslung combi melta as teased by BL
 

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Spotted a newsbit at Bolter and Chainsword:
http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/...brary-the-horus-heresy-book-xxxiii/?p=4197842


Ok fellas to clear things out - as was said in closed circles at the last BL Weekender:

Author Guy Haley
Plot: continuation of a story with Night Lords small fleet arrival to Ultramar - more specific to Sotha.
Dramatis: Ultramarines; Imperial Fists; Night Lords; Curze; Guilliman

Anyone at the Warhammer Open Day this saturday/sunday would have a shot on it




Looks like our guesses was pretty much spot-on!
 

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Eye of Terra looks interesting. Seems like a Pre-heresy Horus on the image beside the Emperor. Might be Ullanor due to the presence of Orks, so possibly a followup to Wolf of Ash and Fire.
 

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