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Wow... very imperesive cover. :D I just got the first 2 volumes and the graphic novel of The Horus Heresy series, i can't wait for the books to arrive. I'm so excited. Why did you quit the series Oldman78 ? writing gets bad in later books or something ?
 

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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.

The Heresy setting also loses a lot of what makes it interesting by devolving into what could essentially be regular Warhammer 40,000 novels for all they bring to the table, devolving into bolter porn on a regular basis just to pad out the page counts. These are not necessarily bad books as such, but they are just not what I want out of the Heresy series.

I myself really started losing interest around Angel Exterminatus due to BL delaying the paperback releases by nine months in favour of first releasing hardbacks, followed by trade paperbacks and only after those two releasing the regular paperbacks that we had so far been purchasing. Being essentially nine months delayed from any meaningful discussion regarding the plot of novels really killed one of the more exciting parts of the series for me and it was also at about that time when the plot stagnated and lost its focus overall.
I recently made an exception to my buying habits and just out of curiosity bought the audio version of Praetorian of Dorn, and I find it to be really good and it feels like we might finally be getting back on track with the series, but there are like 10 releases that came out before it that I have not yet even bought because they are not available in paperback yet so I am really behind in the series, and due to lack of interest I have not even yet started reading the previous two they released in paperback, whatever those happened to be. :|
Thanks for the thoroughly answer Doelago. 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! :D 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) 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... lol i can understand your frustration because of the delays... i would be too. I have never tried an audio book, do the space marines sound bad ass in them ? lol i don't think i will get in to HCs too, i mean they are kind of expensive but hopefuly the HH series will end till i get to the 40th book or something so i won't have the same problem, i hope...

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...
 
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