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curlygoth - October 25, 2012 03:42 PM (GMT)
So who else bought it and what do we think?

I am about halfway through the book right now and really enjoying it, would rate it as one of the best heresy books to date. Only bad thing is how short the book is, the price seems a bit high for the length of the book tbh,

Markus Krell - October 25, 2012 07:16 PM (GMT)
WHAT?!!!!!! :angry: I've not even got mine yet!! To whom do I complain? I demand compensation!! ;)

Hopefully there will be some revealing stuff about both the White Scars and the Khan. Can you confirm, without giving away any spoilers?


Still gutted I couldn't get the gold edition of Aurelian... :(

curlygoth - October 25, 2012 07:55 PM (GMT)
Sorry to hear you not got yours yet Krell, mine arrived yesterday ^^. tis a very gd book liturally just finished it, without spoilers the book has alot of introspective moments from the books main character, plus a big i cant say moment at the end of the book that was totally outta the blue.








WARNING SPOILERS BELOW














if you have read prince of crows, i get the idea it might be along those lines, pos traitor's from the loyalist legions, anyone stop me if i misread the book !!






curlygoth - October 25, 2012 08:01 PM (GMT)
and same here , i couldn't afford Aurelian or prom sun either, wish black library had offered the same deal they did with the brotherhood book, (maybe they will bring it back as a limited run book for us poor people HINT HINT ^^)

kwll - November 7, 2012 05:38 PM (GMT)
got mine around 22 of october, though got an email to say its being dispatched 2nd nov
Have read it and loved it, white scars rock. Dont think will be doing white scar force as very expensive to buy all those jet bikes. B)

Ilmarinen - November 7, 2012 11:45 PM (GMT)
Just finished it - awesome, just awesome! Fantastic depiction of the White Scars - Chris Wraight has got their character spot-on!

Why oh why aren't there WS Mk2 pads (and bike legs) available yet from FW?!?!

As soon as they are released - whenever that may be - I will return to doing White Scars! FOR THE KHAN!!!

White Wolf - November 8, 2012 12:31 PM (GMT)
I thought that you had previously owned and got rid of a White Scars army - you are so fickle..... :)

ATB WW B)

BigWill - November 8, 2012 01:39 PM (GMT)
There was one tidbit that was very interesting
Warlord,Reaver,NEMESIS

ShroudFilm - November 8, 2012 02:04 PM (GMT)
I absolutely loved this book - even though I commissioned and edited it, I would objectively agree that it is right up there among the best of the Horus Heresy stories to date. :)

It's just over 30,000 words, which is standard for a BL novella. The average lengths of products are:

Micro-short (story or audio) - up to 1,500 words
Event or chapbook short - 5,000 words
Regular short story - 8,000-15,000 words
Novella - 25,000-35,000 words
Short novel - 50,000-80,000 words
Novel - 100,000-150,000 words
Omnibus - 300,000-500,000 words

You can see this in 'The Primarchs' - four novellas, gathered as a single novel-length paperback at 120,000 words.

Magos Explorator - November 8, 2012 09:48 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Ilmarinen @ Nov 7 2012, 06:45 PM)
Just finished it - awesome, just awesome! Fantastic depiction of the White Scars - Chris Wraight has got their character spot-on!

I agree. The characterisation was really good; the Scars from Chorogris felt different from the Terrans, and from those in the Munitorum. I enjoyed it and think it was well-written. I'd like to see a full HH novel from Chris Wraight. I'm intrigued to know what those Terran White Scars are up to next--and if they 'know' about Horus.

I also enjoyed the reference to expeditionary fleets with duplicate numbering, and the Scars not liking being compared to the Wolves!

ShroudFilm - November 8, 2012 10:41 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Magos Explorator @ Nov 8 2012, 09:48 PM)
I also enjoyed the reference to expeditionary fleets with duplicate numbering

;)

Also, at the BL Weekender we confirmed that Chris is writing his first HH novel, and that it will follow the characters introduced in the novella.

Aventine - November 9, 2012 03:34 AM (GMT)
It is really frustrating that I cannot just buy this and read it.

Ilmarinen - November 9, 2012 05:11 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (White Wolf @ Nov 8 2012, 12:31 PM)
I thought that you had previously owned and got rid of a White Scars army - you are so fickle..... :)

ATB WW B)

I have always intended returning to the White Scars when the official pads are released! :P

Marcoos - November 9, 2012 06:27 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (ShroudFilm @ Nov 8 2012, 10:41 PM)
;)

Also, at the BL Weekender we confirmed that Chris is writing his first HH novel, and that it will follow the characters introduced in the novella.

Ooh, that's good! I don't think that was included in the Upcoming Horus Heresy seminar, although Chris himself raised an enigmatic eyebrow when asked about it.

ShroudFilm - November 10, 2012 12:05 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Aventine @ Nov 9 2012, 03:34 AM)
It is really frustrating that I cannot just buy this and read it.

You could have done - it was available to as many people who wanted it, for a whole week. It was advertised well in advance, too... like two months?

Pacific - November 10, 2012 12:29 PM (GMT)
Oi! You're meant to be getting ready for your wedding!!

*pushes Shroud out of the door* :D

Aventine stop bothering him ! :P

Aventine - November 10, 2012 06:54 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (ShroudFilm @ Nov 10 2012, 12:05 PM)
You could have done - it was available to as many people who wanted it, for a whole week. It was advertised well in advance, too... like two months?

I didn't find out about it until after the window was closed (don't keep up with releases, and I had just gotten back into Heresy) and now there is no way for me to get it. I'll (hopefully) be able to get it 2nd hand at some point, but it may end up being prohibitively expensive...

BigWill - November 10, 2012 08:59 PM (GMT)
Every collector edition book will hit regular print in a few years,if you do not want to pay the mark-up
Shadows of Trechery had Lightning Tower and Dark King in it.
That was a games day only chapbook.

Pacific - November 11, 2012 12:39 PM (GMT)
Yes right, I believe it's been stipulated before that the delay will be 2 years before it comes out in an anthology or the like. Don't throw yourself to the ebay sharks unless you have money to burn!




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