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#126
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I’m reading this, far too slowly as I’m not getting reading time at the moment but it’s brilliant so far. This series has largely been a massive let down bar three or four exceptions and so far this is one of the exceptions
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Falsehoods were first mentioned in Blood Games by Abnett IIRC

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...Wasn't the whole point of the Dorn and Alpharius guessing game that Dorn accurately guessed based on Alpharius's personality?


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"The Alpha Legion has- in spirit if not in body- remained much the same since its creation."

 

"Agents of stealth and misrule they may be, but when the Alpha Legion unleash their martial might, worlds shake at their tread."


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...Wasn't the whole point of the Dorn and Alpharius guessing game that Dorn accurately guessed based on Alpharius's personality?

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that sounds great to me

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Do we get anything more about Legion internal culture or commentary from non-Alpharius legionaires?


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"Agents of stealth and misrule they may be, but when the Alpha Legion unleash their martial might, worlds shake at their tread."


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Do we get anything more about Legion internal culture or commentary from non-Alpharius legionaires?

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I start to regret not getting the LE.

Nonetheless, THIS is a must-read, even if I'm not that into Warhammer these days.

Thank you, guys, for sharing your thoughts. :tu:
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Honestly now we just need a "so what were they doing during and after the Heresy" to finish their arc.


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"The Alpha Legion has- in spirit if not in body- remained much the same since its creation."

 

"Agents of stealth and misrule they may be, but when the Alpha Legion unleash their martial might, worlds shake at their tread."


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Still waiting for my copy. According to customer service it has not even shipped yet censored.gif



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Anyhow:

 

8 Twins/10 Shards of the Pale Plot Device. (9.5/10 for the first 60%)


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Will all the information that we know which side benefitted the most from the AL during the Heresy?

Is it possible that despite the intention of the Twins their entire Legion has fallen to Chaos post-Heresy because without their two leaders the AL joined Chaos to give them a purpose?

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So I woke up this morning with the question of whether
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rattling round my head. Which fits the everything is a lie angle of the AL and is pretty nifty.
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All of A’s talk has me almost convinced he is actually lying and is blowing smoke up all our rears because of legitimate hubris. And I don’t think anything in the book can contradict that sentiment haha.

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when is this supposed to be up for wider release? Is there a date set? 



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I really dislike these staggered releases.

That said, I'd love it if the limited edition had subtle differences to the full release. Just a few details changing to make the truth even further out of reach. That would seem properly XX.
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Finished this at last. Firstly I didn’t get to give this anywhere near the attention it deserved, and I certainly needs a reread but that said it’s a throughly enjoyable read. As I’ve said before I’ve found this series incredibly disappointing there have been very few really good books in here but this is definitely one of them. This was always going to be a difficult task, the twins were going to be tough to write and keep the mystique. Loved it all. Well except the fighting but at the end, hard to think of the aliens kicking primarch ass like that. But ignoring that and I do need to reread it so I might have missed something, it’s a fabulous book.
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Amazon is now listing the regular hardcover for April, looks like that comes out mid April from BL.



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Anyone else still waiting for your copy?



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I would really like to know more on why Alpharius/ Omegon insisted on being James Bond/ Agent 47 in secret missions when in the majority of times they did this, someone else in the legion could have achieved the same ends. That always kinda conflicted with their "hard mode" style of warfare in my mind by doing that themselves personally. I was always under the impression "the plan" was more important than who executes it for the AL. What's the point of boosting that ego if most people won't know/ or find out about it? I hope the reasoning is more complex than primarch cope. 


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All the Primarchs are far more involved in frontline action than really makes sense, but this book establishes the fact that Alpharius
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Read the spoilers. I enjoy that everything AL is a mess. :D
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For those of you trashing the author I suggest you read the book
Best Primarch book written
It would appear he's read and likely talked to Dan Abnett about his take as it feels linked in completely

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Well done Dan

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For those of you trashing the author I suggest you read the book
Best Primarch book written
It would appear he's read and likely talked to Dan Abnett about his take as it feels linked in completely

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