. I'm still pretty excited cause i'm new to 40k and i'm yet to start reading The Horus Heresy, and i have 18 books to get to the stale parts YAY!
I definitely hope that I have not made you afraid to dig deep and read the series, as it is definitely a good read, with a few notable exceptions. Even the "stale" parts have good books in them and most of us very critical sounding people are just long time fans of WH40K and have grown jaded and bitter over the years.
The Heresy series in particular has gone on for 10 years now, and while it in the beginning was very exciting with all the revelations and world building that was going it has lost some it‘s magical charm over the years. Back in the day almost every book in the series was met with some level of excitement, even the ones overall regarded as being quite bad, since there was so much new going on. Now that the setting has been built and there is only so much more that can be added, even excellent novels like The Unremembered Empire
have been met with some negativity over not "meaningfully" progressing the story towards the battle of Terra.
With almost 40 novels (we at 39 now?) and probably a dozen limited edition novellas at this point what begun as a short blurb of lore in a rulebook a few decades ago has really spiralled into something quite a lot bigger than most of us expected that we were about to get into and are getting burned out by the amount of "filler" content being released now. All the big important events of the Heresy, like Istvaan, Prospero, Calth, Signus Prime and Phall have by now been covered, or are about to (the War in the Webway) and people are itching for Terra, which we seem to finally be approaching. :smile2:
I will probably read Angel Exterminatus even if i'm kind of bored when i get to there cause according to a writing that i read, Angel Exterminatus is connected with Ultramarines series which was written by the same author, Graham McNeill, and i really liked Ultramarines series so much so far so i can't wait to get to that part of HH. (Ultramarines series is the first series which i read of 40k)
If you have enjoyed the Ultramarines series you will definitely enjoy Angel Exterminatus
as well I‘d imagine. I find Graham McNeill to be a bit hit or miss. He can either write the most excellent book or an real bad one, and sometimes he writes one that is half good and half awful.
I think will like even the parts which you found stale cause i'm new and i won't be like bah... bolter porn again...
Yeah, this did not use to be a problem for me, but after having read Black Library novels for over ten years now I quickly notice that there is only so many ways to describe something being killed by a boltgun, eviscerated by a chainsword etc and it starts getting so munade, and I start wanting the world building, character development and plot way more than the gritty parts of the books, since they start almost flowing together. This makes me really appreciate novels such as Prospero Burns
and the Ciaphas Cain
series for being very such different takes on the formula and having a new perspective.
I have never tried an audio book, do the space marines sound bad ass in them ?
Depends on who you ask. The regular audiobooks (which are the novels, but read to you) are just a single narrator putting on different accents and voices for different characters, whilst the audio dramas (shorter stories with music, sound effects etc) have a larger cast of actors. Whatever they sound bad ass like the stereotypical Space Marine would is really up to each and everyones own imagination, for me it works and is very immersive, but some people are put of by the voices not matching what they themselves imagined the characters in question would sound like.
And i have a question Where do i excatly read The Macragge's Honour HH graphic novel ? after which book ? i couldn't find an answer to it even in wiki...
takes place right after the novel Know No Fear
, picking up right where it ended.
Personally I think that the novels in the stale period, 22-38, have some of the best entries in the series like Betrayer... The Unremembered Empire.... Scars... Vengeful Spirit
Out of the 16 stale period novels those are the pretty much the four worth reading.
more interesting than some earlier books such as... Legion... Prospero Burns..
This is heresy and I will fight you
with a knife 1v1.