Praetorian of Dorn Interview: FTN

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We go deep inside the mind of some of Black Library’s best authors.  No Spoilers here but you don’t miss it.

Hey Everyone,

This episode features interviews from John French and Nick Kyme.

The first segment is brand new with John French about his new novel, Praetorian of Dorn. John talks about his inspiration and source material for his first full length Horus Heresy installment. No spoilers here!  We also take a deep dive into the minds of Dorn and Perturabo.  Are they two sides of the same coin?

We get the smallest glimpse about the backdrop of this epic story taking place inside the boarders of the Emperor’s own turf – the Sol System.    See Dorn like you may have never seen him before.

The next segment revisits the interview we did with Nick Kyme a couple of episodes back.  If you missed it then here is a perfect opportunity to catch up.  Nick talks about his work with the Salamanders and how that legion, and Vulkan, have evolved into what they are today.

The last segment brings up back to John French.  We also featured this interview in episode 154.  It really makes me glad to see the Horus Heresy in such capable hands of the Black Library authors.  These guys really know the game, the lore and how to keep us coming back for more.

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  • Emperor’s Champion

    cannot wait to read this book.

    • It is pretty damn good, but I had plenty of problems with it exactly because it is good. It could have done more if it hadn’t focused so much on the Alpha Legion.

      • Emperor’s Champion

        fists get more page time than in previous books though right?

        • Depends. As a Legion they get little real page time. There are a few scenes with Sigismund and the fleet, but the bulk of the Fists’ side is dealing with Archamus and his protege, and through Archamus with Dorn.

          The Alpha Legion meanwhile has various angles in the story, a lot of different operatives and schemes pulling together towards the end. The Fists’ role is more reactionary than I’d have liked it to be, and while every scene with Dorn is great, the sheer amount of AL shenanigans detracted from it being truly the book of the Imperial Fists for a change.

      • carlisimo

        I read it as an Alpha Legion fan, and I was hoping for more insight into the XXth. It spent a fair amount of time going over Alpha Legion operatives and how they work, but not enough on the legion’s goals and motivations.

        The Imperial Fists got plenty of screentime, though =p.