Selkares wrote:I really like those books
Well, I'm a huge fan of W40K's universe myself (I've been painting Space Wolves, Chaos Marines & desert Imperial Guardsmen & tanks for more than a decade ), but the novel series has been lasting for too long.
After the events on both Isstvan III & V, GW has "frozen" time in order to produce as much books as possible about everything happening in the Imperium at the same time ... So, on the 18 novels published so far, less than half are directly related to the Horus Heresy: the first five of them, #9 (Mechanicum) & #14 (The First Heretic). Those are among the best books, usually entrusted to GW's best authors (mostly Dan Abnett & Graham McNeill)'s pen.
The other books are uneven, ranging from the very bad (#6 Descent of Angel) to quite cool (#7 Legion), but usually barely related to the Horus Heresy. Some like Legion or Nemesis would have been very good stand-alone books, which could have been set at any period of W40K's timeline without much work of adaptation.
The longer GW publish books in this serie, the more it makes money, so it will try to make it last for many years to come. At this pace, I'm afraid I'll die of old age before I can finally read about the battle for the Emperor's Palace ...
Well, it was what I thought before I started reading that one, #18 Delivrance Lost, which from what I've red so far, seems to be back on the main storyline's track just after Isstvan V ...