· I am Alpharius.
Now this looks like the energy injection that the Heresy series needs.
I cannot speak for him, but the general consensus is that the series just grows stale somewhere after Know No Fear. It just feels as if it lost all steam and started standing still, with many books coming out but none of them progressing the overall story in any meaningful way and instead focusing on narratives that ultimately have no bearing on the overall plot and a lot of anthologies, limited editions and novellas, often covering already explored sections or just being otherwise pointless.Why did you quit the series Oldman78 ? writing gets bad in later books or something ?
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.. 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!
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 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)
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 think will like even the parts which you found stale cause i'm new and i won't be like bah... bolter porn again...
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.I have never tried an audio book, do the space marines sound bad ass in them ?
Macragge‘s Honour takes place right after the novel Know No Fear, picking up right where it ended.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...
Out of the 16 stale period novels those are the pretty much the four worth reading.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
This is heresy and I will fight you with a knife 1v1.more interesting than some earlier books such as... Legion... Prospero Burns..