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Personal logo The Nigerian Lead Minister Supporting Member of TMP30 Sep 2010 11:02 a.m. PST

I've read the first seven of the Horus Heresy books. In general, I like them and I've been a fan of the 40k fluff for a while. But the question for me is what is happening with the full series? Seems like there's a ton of books in the series now. Do we have to take each of 18-20 legions and spend 2-3 books each on their individual paths through the Horus Heresy? Do we ever get to Terra and the final showdown? Is it in the near future (or the grim darkness of the far future)? Is it an endless series of books for the 40K fluff fans? What is the plan? Has it even been revealed to us consumers? How many freaking books will I have to buy if I continue with the series? Not that they're bad, just where is the series going?

mad monkey 1 Supporting Member of TMP30 Sep 2010 11:10 a.m. PST

Do not question the Emperor, Citizen. That way leads to Heresy.

flicking wargamer Inactive Member30 Sep 2010 11:20 a.m. PST

There will be no resolution so long as there are sales. Sales are the lifeblood of the Empire.

Battle Works Studios Inactive Member30 Sep 2010 11:47 a.m. PST

Once you get to Terra, the series is pretty much over. Enjoy the trip, the destination is already well-known territory.

Personal logo The Nigerian Lead Minister Supporting Member of TMP30 Sep 2010 12:04 p.m. PST

I see, I see. I will avoid the attention of the Emperor's Holy Inquisition and continue to purchase the books. Still, a roadmap might be of use, as I like some legions more than others.

Dr Mathias Fezian30 Sep 2010 12:24 p.m. PST

Good question. I was hoping for the Terra confrontation book to come out in my lifetime.

Battle Works Studios Inactive Member30 Sep 2010 1:00 p.m. PST

I hope you're a young man, Doc. :)

Personal logo kallman Supporting Member of TMP30 Sep 2010 3:19 p.m. PST

OK OK I was going to say something snarky like " No where fast." I liked the first two books as Dan Abnet was at the helm but after the third which was just a repeat of the first two from different perspectives and the fourth did the same thing I gave up considering the cost even for the paper backs. I am glad some are enjoying the series but for me it was a waste of what could have been some darn good story telling.

Garand30 Sep 2010 4:22 p.m. PST

If they had just "hurried up and got on with it" we might not have had real gems like Legion or Thousand Sons…


Cerberus031130 Sep 2010 4:41 p.m. PST

I am very torn as I am like the OP in that I hope that eventually we get to the endgame before my endgame. On the other hand I really did like Legion and Thousand Sons. Neither will be winning great literary awards, but darn good yarns.

I have long thought that if the story had been told in three three book trilogies it would have been gold. Then build on these to write even more trilogies telling a story of each legion.

IMO the biggest problem with the series is with so many authors, the writing is very uneven leading to some real stinkers. Fulgrim, Mechanicus, and Battle for the Abyss I am looking right at you!

Garand30 Sep 2010 5:53 p.m. PST

I thought Fulgrim and Mechanicus were all right, and while Battle for the Abyss was largely forgettable and unneccessary for the larger story, it had a few gems in it as well (I love the part where Skraal the World Eater was leading his squad through the space station, slaughtering menials to "get their blood up" as it were…). Still, I was floored by how good Thousand Sons was, really enjoyed Legion and am really looking forward to The First Heretic.

Whitemanticore, IMHO you should reconsider your decision and at least pick up the above books. They can be read as stand-alones, and definitely worth the effort.


Shedman01 Oct 2010 4:59 a.m. PST

My daughter's boyfriend buys all of the Horus Heresy books and lends them to me when he has finished them

I almost like my daughter's boyfriend

Sumo Boy01 Oct 2010 6:59 p.m. PST

In the grim darkness of the far future, there are only sequels.

Pat Ripley Fezian02 Oct 2010 3:10 a.m. PST

beat me to it sumo boy… the dark future

KNOSSOS Inactive Member02 Oct 2010 11:25 a.m. PST

My first BP was my best read of the summer,Double Eagle!It was like a huge Battle of Britain.Any other BP with a good
air battle or 2?Sorry for getting off subject.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP04 Oct 2010 2:15 a.m. PST

I really liked the first 5 or so books. The last three have been bland.

At this point I'm pretty much just wishing Horus would hurry up and get to Earth.

evilleMonkeigh Inactive Member20 Oct 2010 6:59 a.m. PST

An end to GW's money-making series?

Burn the heretic!

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP25 Dec 2012 4:01 p.m. PST

After almost exactly 2 years off, I just picked one of books I missed. Its (almost) funny how little the story has moved forward.

I think they need to drop the "collected stories" books and stick with the novels. Keep the story (and interest) moving forward.

The new HH gaming book will help.

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