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Finished it within a week, which is a new record for me due to work, having a kid, etc. msn-wink.gif

 

Such a damn good and well written one. It hooked me right from the intro. The way the Primaris were introduced into Elara's Veil was way more better written and done than the overall official stuff. Due to all the future stuff, which was already teased in this one, I honestly cannot wait to see a continuation. The Pure, Elysium, the fate of certain characters... Do we already know if the second one is in the making or will it be done after Aaron's contribution to the Siege?

 

I dare to say that the only time I was on such a hype level was after finishing Soulhunter. The Spears are so enjoyable. Their behavior, their culture, just everything was well researched. I fell in love with them, seriously. Although I got several favorite chapters, most notably the Vlka, most of the time, they are somewhat too much focused on a certain theme or are overusing certain aspects (wolfy mcwolf wolf or the Salamanders & fire or the DAs and their secrecy). The Spears, in comparison, feel more balanced, somewhat way more realistic / natural. Furthermore, they reminded me of my Hawaiian themed chapter, the Storm Riders (ocean world, storms, close brotherhood, somewhat of a bro-type).

 

Others have already praied this one more eloquent, previously. Long speech short: I highly reckommend this one to everyone, even if you're disliking the Primaris. This book redeems a lot. At least to me.

 

And thanks for giving us an insight of your research (with whom you had spoken, etc.). Knowing this made it even better.

 

 

Some thoughts I have to leave:

 

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Edited by Kelborn, 17 January 2019 - 08:43 AM.

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Brotherhood of the Lost: XXth Legiones Astartes, the Predators http://www.bolterand...-the-predators/
Brotherhood of the Lost - The Icarion Insurrection: http://www.bolterand...od-of-the-lost/

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Finished it within a week, which is a new record for me due to work, having a kid, etc. msn-wink.gif

 

Such a damn good and well written one. It hooked me right from the intro. The way the Primaris were introduced into Elara's Veil was way more better written and done than the overall official stuff. Due to all the future stuff, which was already teased in this one, I honestly cannot wait to see a continuation. The Pure, Elysium, the fate of certain characters... Do we already know if the second one is in the making or will it be done after Aaron's contribution to the Siege?

 

 

I believe Aaron said just last month that he is over halfway done with the second one. 


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Finished my book before New Year, and was so exited, that I decided to start a primaris strike force of ES right after! And we even decided with my colleague from my gaming store that we shall make an army display with the chapter and Mechanicum + Imperial Knights allies. A lot of gamers stop by to ask about the story, since a lot of them don't know English, but they are very intrigued by the chapter. 

I am very, very impressed. So much that I can't even describe my full ponion on it (and the lack of my vocabulary actually makes describing it even worse ='(  ). It is so good to see that there are still many ways to show Space Marines different from each other. New interesting concepts and culutures, the organisation of the chapter, behaviour towards other forces of the Imperium, etc. And I can't recall any chapters (not countig Mortifactors) who are so different in so many ways, but also close to the roots of their parent chapter. They definetly won a place in my heart. I have few questions though:
>  I was surprised I haven't noticed any references to the chaplain's "bloody tears" on helmets. Or maybe I missed the mentioning of that in the book, correct me if I am wrong.
> Also, is it possible to pinpoint exactly where the Elare's Veil is situated?

> I wonder, how many firstborn marines are still there in the chapter and how many warhosts are there?
> From what I recall, there are 12 tribes on Nemeton, but we haven't heard all of them? Any chance we can get their names, prehaps even some background? Or it is left, so we can invent our own?) 

 

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Although I have to admit, I started to read it again to make all things clear. And the story is too good not to do that anyway! Thanks for this wonderful jorney to the Elara's Veil, A D-B =)

 


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Amazing novel. Everything about it was basically perfect: great characters, incredible world-building, some excellent twists and hints of things to come.

 

Thanks for this one ADB, it was a true pleasure :)


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What kind of sadistic soul okayed Emperor’s Spears to be released on iBooks... for just $9.99, but only in German?
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I’ve been thinking about this for a while now and regret not getting the special edition. Any word on a general release date?

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What kind of sadistic soul okayed Emperor’s Spears to be released on iBooks... for just $9.99, but only in German?

 

The German hardcover edition's been out for about a month now. I could order it right now off Amazon for 22,50€ and get it delivered in 6 to 10 hours. It's really weird to see translated editions out before the regular English release for a change...



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Someone provided me a good explanation for that issue.

Money making. Give the English community the expensive LEs and have the others their translated ones.

If the regular hardcover would have the same release date for all languages, why getting yourself a LE instead?

 

That's more or less a summary of what I remember.


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Brotherhood of the Lost: XXth Legiones Astartes, the Predators http://www.bolterand...-the-predators/
Brotherhood of the Lost - The Icarion Insurrection: http://www.bolterand...od-of-the-lost/

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Hold on, so the translations are going up before the original? Wha? :|

 

Yes they are, and I think we know the reason for this.

They wanted to make more money on the English editions so they came up with the 80 pounds limited editions.

Which they did, cause it sold out. They could have done a general release in November but they deliberately chose to do that later and withhold the book.

Of course, people aren't buying a limited edition *that* expensive if the general release is soon afterwards, so that is why they wait 6 months until the regular hardback release comes out.

 

Clearly the foreign markets are seen as an entirely different thing.

 

 

That was me , last month in this thread ;)


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