Age of Darkness

I’m so dumb. I’ve been consuming the Horus Heresy in audiobook form during my early morning gym sessions, and it only occurred to me halfway through this, the sixteenth book, that I can listen to them at 1.5x speed.

I’ve managed to adapt to focusing on the audiobooks while strength training and running. I think Goggins is right: music is a crutch when it comes to getting through physical discomfort. I also believe that splitting my attention between holding good form and comprehending face-paced narration has cognitive benefits. That’s not a scientific assessment, mind you.

As for this entry in the Heresy, Age of Darkness is another collection of short stories. Abnett’s entry is a standout, as usual, and so is Aaron Dembski-Bowden’s Savage Weapons, a nineteen-chapter banger that does remarkable things with both pacing and lore-building. I must remember not to be afraid to section my own work into small chapters if it needs such treatment.


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