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The Siege of Terra: Solar War


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Obviously this thread will happen soon with all the pre-orders placed and the books soon to be dispatched. 

 

Funny with all the hype and the short synopsis on the BL website...I actually have no clue what this book will be about (not the actual siege that we all know in the lore) but what book 1 will entail. It sounds like based on the overall meetings about the siege...people will die...



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The words on the back of the LE edition and the sneak peak of what is presumably page 1 (https://www.blacklib...en-hb-2019.html) do present some interesting possibilities.



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The words on the back of the LE edition and the sneak peak of what is presumably page 1 (https://www.blacklib...en-hb-2019.html) do present some interesting possibilities.

 

I like the infinity symbol in place of the usual date/timestamp on that previewed page, what with it being a scene set in the warp.


Edited by Sandlemad, 18 March 2019 - 01:11 PM.

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It's going to be about the battle in space in the Solar System; so, lots of space ship action. The time frame will be from when the traitors enter the system's edge until they began making planet fall on Terra.
I imagine it would be like the novella "Crimson Fist", but novel size.

So, if you love void war, this should be a heaven for you.

Here's an interview by the man himself.

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There was a big interview with John French on twitch two weeks ago. Lots of new and interesting information.


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There was a big interview with John French on twitch two weeks ago. Lots of new and interesting information.

I'm glad you posted this. Just watched it and now I'm even more excited.



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For those who can't watch the replays on twitch, would either of you mind posting some of the big points?


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Rewatching and doing a summary now
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John French Interview, I guess spoilers if you wanna go in completely clean?

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Edited by Chaplain Dosjetka, 21 March 2019 - 09:22 AM.
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Love the delay in communication. It’s one of the best drivers of suspense in the Expanse series
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SNIP

 

Thanks for that, fire golem. And damn French, way to get me salivating over this release. The guy has a great mind for detail and is one of those authors that, for me, just gets every faction and character he touches. 

 

The main cast looks really promising too. Some of those character have needed rehabilitation (in-heresy) since Abnett wrote them, and I'm stoked for more.

 

 Apparently will see Aximand and Sigismund cross blades. 

 

I'm now living for the sheer salt we're going to see if Siggy takes Aximand's head off. Come on French! You did it before and you can do it again!


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Does it end with the conquest of Luna or is it going to be in the next book?

Something tells me that the Traitors are going to land all over Terra and take it piece by piece before actually attacking the Palace

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Thanks so much fire golem. I am now even more hyped than before. Really keen to see Abaddon get the 30k attention he deserves.

 

Fearing a little for Aximand though! I hope he lives till the end of the siege - he betrayed everything he stood for to side with Horus, and I'd like to see the look on his (messed up) face when it all goes horribly wrong - but if he's going to die to anyone, Sigismund is the man to do it. Would also help Sigismund's scalp collection I suppose.


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Anything on the traitor's usages of the two Abyssal ships, the Trisagoin and the Blessed Lady?  It would be cool if the Phalanx duels one of them.


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Lol Aximand 'I'm in danger!'

He's dead.

That's a cracking summary, and I'm SUPER pumped now.
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Watching that video just realised John French is Alpharius!

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Hyped for French giving Abaddon a proper outing biggrin.png He's no Raldoran or Santar, but he still needs a truly impressive showcase.


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Meanwhile, got an email "Your order has now been despatched" rolleyesclean.gif 


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Noice, do give us a dramatis personae if you can!



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Sure thing! But I'm not expecting the book in next ten days, delivery to Canada usually takes 10-14 days, unfortunately.

I think some lucky owners from UK share first)


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that sounds like a pretty large scope of work - lotsssss going on there. 

 

hope characters get enough attention - i assume Abaddon will have a pretty substantial part in the novels to come so i imagine he wont have an entire conversion to the ADB arcs of later times.

 

i mean if we can get something with as much gravitas and scale as what we got with the likes of Know No Fear and some of the kind of racking up of tension/plans coming to fruition/omg:cussheded?! as we had in PoD this could be one tasty affair



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wow

well my copy's here already somehow, so here's the...

Dramatis Personae:
https://imgur.com/BpDZFIg
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LE Art:
https://imgur.com/HmjNF8d
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https://imgur.com/hS0AQ5V
https://imgur.com/RgVdaLv

Inter-chapter Art (tagged):


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Thanks! Damn thats a big list.

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Oooo. Awesome! I wonder who "The Apostle" is under the Word Bearers part of the dramatis personae.

 

C'mon GW ship me my boooooooook


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Besides the fact I don't know why Pert would have tubes coming out of his head outside of terminator armour, I really dig that pic. Power armour is fine, but the "big space marine" look for primarchs never really captured their grandeur for me. He looks like a true war leader and conqueror in that shot.

 

Rogal reminds me a lot of his first appearance, for whatever reason:

 

Spoiler

 

It's funny how diverse viewpoints on how characters are handled can be. For me, French's Perturabo has had one of the series' best arcs, and from The Crimson Fist to Tallarn to Slaves to Darkness has been pitch perfect, with Angel Exterminatus being fluff and Hammer of Olympia being interesting but peripheral. French's Pert has always been exactly how I pictured him after reading his wiki entries. But I know there are also those who see the literal opposite, and are hardly any less valid.

 

I'm glad French has got him again in Solar War though, I tell you hwat.


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