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I’m half way through Alpharius and will finish tomorrow. Fantastic stuff so far, Mike Brooks has certainly done his homework, nailed it. I have little doubt that this will be my favourite of the series so far. Really pleased as most of the series I feel has been mediocre. The others I have really liked have been Kurse, Perturabo, and Khan. (Angron had some great bits but there were certain aspects that for me didn’t fit).
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Anything particularly juicy and spoilerific? :)



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Looking forward to your review

I liked Curze, Khan, Perturabo, Russ, and Fulgrim quite a lot
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Damn, intended to start reading today but GW store delivery failed to get the book in time. Something to do with Brexit I suppose..



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Have many people received their copies?  Mine's in an order with Mortis and hasn't been despatched yet.



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The spoiler in this one is a big one, sadly got it ruined for me by PMs :(


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The spoiler in this one is a big one, sadly got it ruined for me by PMs sad.png

 

Sorry to hear this.  How big are we talking without spoiling things?  (Maybe using the reveal in Legion as a yardstick?)



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Anything particularly juicy and spoilerific? smile.png

 

Yes, there is a big one, going to finish today, there will probably be more! 



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The spoiler in this one is a big one, sadly got it ruined for me by PMs sad.png

 

Sorry to hear this.  How big are we talking without spoiling things?  (Maybe using the reveal in Legion as a yardstick?)

 

 

Well for me it's big, I haven't got the book so I actually don't know if its true or not but it was so random I think it is true.


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Could someone share in spoiler tags? As GW dont want my money for 3+ months its going to drive me nuts otherwise :/ 


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Could someone share in spoiler tags? As GW dont want my money for 3+ months its going to drive me nuts otherwise :/ 

 

BE WARNED! BE VERY WARNED!

 

Spoiler


Edited by Chapter Master Valrak, 24 January 2021 - 01:49 PM.

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Haha excellent
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Read a mate's copy and

Ho

Boy

Howdy.

People like to whinge and moan about "the good old days," when things "were cool" and now somehow aren't.
One would think that this energy would be better invested in pursuing things one finds more to one's liking.
Then again, common sense doesn't seem to be all that common.


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Could someone share in spoiler tags? As GW dont want my money for 3+ months its going to drive me nuts otherwise :/


BE WARNED! BE VERY WARNED!

Spoiler

Nope, don’t like that.
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Your opinion is important, and someone posting here probably does care what you think. You should go tell them. Remember that it really hurts to come up with an idea you care about and have no one else care. Go care about something and tell them what you think. Now. Think of what it would have meant to you when you were young.

 

 


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It doesn't...really change anything in the big picture though. Just might explain some of that 20th legion arrogance.
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Must resist the hurge to click!!

 

I've never quite forgiven myself for going 3 Spoiler Tags deep back when Praetorian of Dorn released and having THAT ending ruined by my own stupidity sweat.gif


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Well, I’ve finished it. I thought it was brilliant. 10/10
 
Slight spoiler

Spoiler

Edited by animal310, 24 January 2021 - 04:29 PM.

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Well, I’ve finished it. I thought it was brilliant. 10/10
 
Slight spoiler

Spoiler

Spoiler


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People like to whinge and moan about "the good old days," when things "were cool" and now somehow aren't.
One would think that this energy would be better invested in pursuing things one finds more to one's liking.
Then again, common sense doesn't seem to be all that common.


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Ooh that is interesting, and yes, Blighs work in the black books was excellent so drawing on that is a good move i think. Was possibly my fave posited origin too as it ties in well to the Trefoil stuff. 

Is that what the Book is about though, or are they up to something else and its covered? 



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Ooh that is interesting, and yes, Blighs work in the black books was excellent so drawing on that is a good move i think. Was possibly my fave posited origin too as it ties in well to the Trefoil stuff. 

Is that what the Book is about though, or are they up to something else and its covered?


Huge Spoilers, you have been warned!

Spoiler


Edited by animal310, 24 January 2021 - 05:26 PM.

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That doesn't change anything for me or makes it worse.

Quite the opposite, I'm now quite hyped to get that one.

Honouring Alan's legacy is a huge plus for me as the AL article is one of my top 3 entries.

Really looking forward to get my hands on it. Again, nothing game changing for me. It only adds. :tu:

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Same, im really excited for this one now, many thanks Animal310!


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Man, this sounds both fantastic and like an homage to one of strongest Legion Appendix from FW.

Now if only my copy would arrive...*Shakes fist angrily at late delivery*

Jests aside I am super stoked, thanks for sharing folks!

Although one thing does rankle going by past books. I always took Omegon as the more passive and subtle of the twins as opposed to the louder and more aggressive Alpharius. This angle sort of puts a hole in my assumptions lol.

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Could Mike join the SG team? He's got such a great command for their worlds (Necro and now seemingly the heresy)!
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Could Mike join the SG team? He's got such a great command for their worlds (Necro and now seemingly the heresy)!

 

GW properties aren't his primary focus or interest. He's just a decent writer, but doesn't really love the setting the way French does, for example. 


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