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Ask... GAV THORPE

Postby Pyroriffic » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:39 pm

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Re: Ask... GAV THORPE

Postby Corrigan Phoenix » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:37 am

Will you third Eldar Path novel be written after the HH novellas you have in your schedule? And any hint of what the third path will be (or is it related to the second novel, as the second relates to the first?)?
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Path of the Eldar

Postby Dennis the Hamster » Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:47 pm

Corrigan Phoenix wrote:Will you third Eldar Path novel be written after the HH novellas you have in your schedule? And any hint of what the third path will be (or is it related to the second novel, as the second relates to the first?)?


Not sure about my upcoming schedule just yet, but since Path of the Seer isn't out yet, it'll be a while. It will be called Path of the Outcast,features the exploits of Aradryan and will deal with rangers, exodites, harlequins and other non-craftworldy stuff.

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Re: Path of the Eldar

Postby Lord of the Night » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:46 pm

Dennis the Hamster wrote:
Corrigan Phoenix wrote:Will you third Eldar Path novel be written after the HH novellas you have in your schedule? And any hint of what the third path will be (or is it related to the second novel, as the second relates to the first?)?


Not sure about my upcoming schedule just yet, but since Path of the Seer isn't out yet, it'll be a while. It will be called Path of the Outcast,features the exploits of Aradryan and will deal with rangers, exodites, harlequins and other non-craftworldy stuff.

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A sprinkling of Dark Eldar perhaps?
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Re: Path of the Eldar

Postby Dennis the Hamster » Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:55 am

Lord of the Night wrote:
Dennis the Hamster wrote:
Corrigan Phoenix wrote:Will you third Eldar Path novel be written after the HH novellas you have in your schedule? And any hint of what the third path will be (or is it related to the second novel, as the second relates to the first?)?


Not sure about my upcoming schedule just yet, but since Path of the Seer isn't out yet, it'll be a while. It will be called Path of the Outcast,features the exploits of Aradryan and will deal with rangers, exodites, harlequins and other non-craftworldy stuff.

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A sprinkling of Dark Eldar perhaps?


Maybe an ickle bit of Dark Eldar... But they'll be getting a novel all of their own (not written by me, but I do have a mss copy that I am really enjoying).

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Re: Ask... GAV THORPE

Postby BL Graeme » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:36 am

Dennis the Hamster wrote:Maybe an ickle bit of Dark Eldar... But they'll be getting a novel all of their own (not written by me, but I do have a mss copy that I am really enjoying).

Gav

Mmm, it's good, isn't it?

I particularly liked the bit where...oh no, better not say.

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Re: Ask... GAV THORPE

Postby Ragnar Karlsson » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:01 pm

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Re: Ask... GAV THORPE

Postby Rob P » Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:29 pm

Dear Mr Thorpe,

The Face of Teachery is awesome.

I expected the 'missing' bits from Raven's Flight and I would have been content with that, but what you gave was so much more.

Without spoiling the story I would like to ask to what extent did you have control the content of the story that made it to the page. I'll give options -

a) We want this story to reveal [shocking revelation], fit it in around an event/plot of your choosing.
b) We want you to cover events paralleling Raven's Flight and sneak [shocking revelation] in at the end.
c) The third option. :lol:

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Re: Path of the Eldar

Postby Lord of the Night » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:07 pm

Dennis the Hamster wrote:Maybe an ickle bit of Dark Eldar... But they'll be getting a novel all of their own (not written by me, but I do have a mss copy that I am really enjoying).

Gav

BL Graeme wrote:Mmm, it's good, isn't it?

I particularly liked the bit where...oh no, better not say.

:D

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I sincerely hope that they are getting a novel, hopefully ser Reynolds or ser Kyme is writing it. They have both written fantastic portrayals of the twisted kin, though Reynold's is now out of date with the current edition.

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Re: Ask... GAV THORPE

Postby Dennis the Hamster » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:58 pm

Rob P wrote:Dear Mr Thorpe,

The Face of Teachery is awesome.

I expected the 'missing' bits from Raven's Flight and I would have been content with that, but what you gave was so much more.

Without spoiling the story I would like to ask to what extent did you have control the content of the story that made it to the page. I'll give options -

a) We want this story to reveal [shocking revelation], fit it in around an event/plot of your choosing.
b) We want you to cover events paralleling Raven's Flight and sneak [shocking revelation] in at the end.
c) The third option. :lol:

Thanks in advance.


The HH series is all about revelation, and while considering Raven's Flight and in the following HH meeting, I was thinking about how difficult it must have been to escape from Isstvan even after getting away from the dropsite. Once it was clear that I would be following up the Raven Guard's exploits in Deliverance Lost it made sense to set up some expectation with a cool twist in the tale and so the premise behind Face of Treachery was born.

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Re: Ask... GAV THORPE

Postby Cypher6 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:34 am

Dear Mr Gav,

Oh lord of ambiguity, please would you be so kind as to do some more Alpha Legion? :lol:

Many thanks,

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Re: Ask... GAV THORPE

Postby Commander Shadow » Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:53 am

Dear Mr. Thorpe

I was wondering if you had any upcomming projects revolving around the Imperial Guard? The Last Chancers Omnibus was the first Warhammer 40k novel I ever read and it got me hooked on BL and in part writing.
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Re: Ask... GAV THORPE

Postby Dennis the Hamster » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:46 am

Commander Shadow wrote:Dear Mr. Thorpe

I was wondering if you had any upcomming projects revolving around the Imperial Guard? The Last Chancers Omnibus was the first Warhammer 40k novel I ever read and it got me hooked on BL and in part writing.


As much as I would like to do more Imperial Guard stuff,possibly Last Chancers, at the moment I'm up to my ears in space marines and eldar...

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Re: Ask... GAV THORPE

Postby Lord of the Night » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:24 pm

Ser Thorpe,

I have just finished your new short story The Rewards of Tolerance. I wanted to say I really enjoyed it, seeing Gessart and the Renegades again, and I like what they've done with their armor and weapons. I have three questions though.

1. Will we see more of their journey to the Eye in future short stories?

2. The Eldar pirate leader was named Aradryan, is this the same Aradryan from the Eldar Path series?

3. When the Renegades discuss their last battle they mention Rykhel who took a drop pod back to the doomed world. Now that seems like a pretty final end even without actually seeing him die... so why would you mention him again? (Only one reason comes to mind for me. To create reasonable doubt.)

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Re: Ask... GAV THORPE

Postby Dennis the Hamster » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:57 am

Lord of the Night wrote:Ser Thorpe,

I have just finished your new short story The Rewards of Tolerance. I wanted to say I really enjoyed it, seeing Gessart and the Renegades again, and I like what they've done with their armor and weapons. I have three questions though.

1. Will we see more of their journey to the Eye in future short stories?

2. The Eldar pirate leader was named Aradryan, is this the same Aradryan from the Eldar Path series?

3. When the Renegades discuss their last battle they mention Rykhel who took a drop pod back to the doomed world. Now that seems like a pretty final end even without actually seeing him die... so why would you mention him again? (Only one reason comes to mind for me. To create reasonable doubt.)

Lord of the Night


1. I really hope so.

2. It is not a coincidence ;)

3. Two reasons: remind readers (or inform them if they have not read the first story); to keep the pressure on the renegades to reach a safe haven.

Glad you enjoyed it, I am thinking about possible exploits - maybe something with buboes in their near future.

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Re: Ask... GAV THORPE

Postby Dennis the Hamster » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:59 am

Cypher6 wrote:Dear Mr Gav,

Oh lord of ambiguity, please would you be so kind as to do some more Alpha Legion? :lol:

Many thanks,

Cyph :mrgreen:


8-) You ain't seen me, right? 8-)

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Re: Ask... GAV THORPE

Postby Cypher6 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:28 am

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8-) You ain't seen me, right? 8-)

Gav[/quote]

Right!

I actually just found out, by reading your blog, that you're doing more Dark Angels.
I cannot tell you how much it pleases me to hear that!
But here's a question - can you do any spillage on any detailing of said novel/novella/audiobook?

Here's another - Dan Abnett's Little Horus largely lends itself to the idea of facial reconstruction, so, could it possibly be that one sneaky Alpha Legionnaire has in fact bumped 'Lil Horus off, folded him neatly into an ammo crate, deliberately almost gotten his face cut off so that he can undergo reconstructive surgery to look like Aximand (who looks like Horus)? Thoughts Mr Gav? :mrgreen:

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Re: Ask... GAV THORPE

Postby Dennis the Hamster » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:01 pm

Cypher6 wrote:
8-) You ain't seen me, right? 8-)

Gav


Right!

I actually just found out, by reading your blog, that you're doing more Dark Angels.
I cannot tell you how much it pleases me to hear that!
But here's a question - can you do any spillage on any detailing of said novel/novella/audiobook?

Here's another - Dan Abnett's Little Horus largely lends itself to the idea of facial reconstruction, so, could it possibly be that one sneaky Alpha Legionnaire has in fact bumped 'Lil Horus off, folded him neatly into an ammo crate, deliberately almost gotten his face cut off so that he can undergo reconstructive surgery to look like Aximand (who looks like Horus)? Thoughts Mr Gav? :mrgreen:

Cyph


You'll just have to wait for Deliverance Lost to find out more about that.

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Re: Ask... GAV THORPE

Postby shadowhawk2008 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:15 pm

Hi Gav,

Just saw the Age of Darkness trailer. One thing I really wanted to say is that your voice is 'heavier/deeper' than I expected :) Nice surprise. Anyways.... the trailer is really amping me up now :D
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Re: Ask... GAV THORPE

Postby Dennis the Hamster » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:33 pm

shadowhawk2008 wrote:Hi Gav,

Just saw the Age of Darkness trailer. One thing I really wanted to say is that your voice is 'heavier/deeper' than I expected :) Nice surprise. Anyways.... the trailer is really amping me up now :D


I get that a lot. Next interview I do, I'm taking some helium with me just for the hell of it...

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