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Post » Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:09 am

Horus Heresy - warhammer 40k books

Out of curiosity, have any of you guys read the book series based around the Horus Heresy?

They're basically set in the Warhammer 40k universe, tracking the division amongst the Space Marines where half of them turned to Chaos etc.

Have just finished the 5th book, Descent of Angels, which was a bit of a struggle to get through. The first few books were really damned good I thought, then 4th onwards started to show a bit of formula repeatition etc.

Keen to discuss that Descent of Angels though if anyone has read it.
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Post » Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:53 am

i've only read the 3 ravenor books, and they fkn ruled. given this, what other w40k books would i like?
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Post » Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:51 pm

What are the three Ravenor books? Details?

I reccomend checking out the first book of the Horus Heresy - Horus Rising. Books 1 2 and 3 are by three different authors, but are basically a trilogy.

The follow-ons are likewise from different authors, but overlap, telling some of the same events/lead up from different perspectives/legions etc.

They've still all been good, but its pretty obvious they're using a similar formula. The last one i read, Descent of Angels was different as it went way back, describing how the Dark Angels came to being. It's been the weakest so far imo as the author is quite average (imo), but the ending was...abrupt.

The next one in the series, called Legion, about the Alpha Legion, is again by Dan Abnett, who wrote one of the best of that original 3.

I really like reading stuff set in the 40k universe, it's refreshing.
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Post » Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:16 pm

Ravenor and Eisenhorn are awesome. They are all Dan Abnett 40k series.
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Post » Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:59 pm

What is the first book or books in this ravenor series? It says it's based on some of abnetts previous chars, which book are they from? I like to read from the very start where poss. I definitely do recommend Horus rising
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Post » Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:02 pm

I've only read two of the three Ian Watson books.

First was called 'Space Marine' I think, and the second was something like about the black library.

Were very good reading when I was 15.
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Post » Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:59 pm

yup, all by dan abnett. 10/10 for story, creativity, characters, setting and really well written

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Post » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:45 pm

'The black library' isnt a book as such, its the books area of games workshop, all the novels etc.
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Post » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:48 pm

on a side note to 40k, every one must read "The name of the wind" by Patrick Rothfuss it's a fucking awesome book best I've read in yonks.
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Post » Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:27 am

Yeah Name of the Wind was a good read, but that whole school section, and other parts, were heavily influenced by Harry Potter, that turned me off a bit.
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Post » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:17 pm

'The black library' isnt a book as such, its the books area of games workshop, all the novels etc.
Shit I dunno. Either the book was called the black library, or the characters went to the black library. Anyway, the books are about an inquisitor and his companions. Good read.
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Post » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:34 pm

'The black library' isnt a book as such, its the books area of games workshop, all the novels etc.
Shit I dunno. Either the book was called the black library, or the characters went to the black library. Anyway, the books are about an inquisitor and his companions. Good read.
Well, I do know..

http://www.blacklibrary.com/
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Post » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:09 am

on a side note to 40k, every one must read "The name of the wind" by Patrick Rothfuss it's a fucking awesome book best I've read in yonks.
"The Wise Man's Fear" is out.
http://www.patrickrothfuss.com/content/index.asp
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Post » Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:11 pm

I have 'Space Marine' and 'Inquisitor', both are great, got em about 16 years ago. 40k novels are sweet, I wouldnt mind reading about the Horus Heresy.
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Post » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:42 pm

I have:

The Space Wolves Omnibus 1
The Blood Angels Omnibus
The Ultramarine Omnibus
The Soul Drinkers Omnibus (this is my favourite one of the Omnibus books)
The DoW/Blood Ravens Omnibus
The first 2 Salamander books
10 or so short story collection books.

The first 5 Horus Heresy (its a pretty awesome story, I need to grab the rest of this series.)
Book 1. Horus Rising
Book 2. False gods
Book 3. Galaxy in Flames
Book 4. Flight of the Eisenstein
Book 5. Fulgrim

I would like to see some Eldar and/or Ork books appear but so far they only seem interested in writting about the Imperium.

Stupid humies.
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Post » Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:32 am

Post the .lit .epub files already
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Post » Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:25 am

What are the 'omnibus's'? I had the space wolves codex book for tha table top game, is it something like that ie background info and lore etc...
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Post » Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:58 am

an omnibus is a large book containing multiple books from a series.
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Post » Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:18 pm

Book 7, Legion by Dan Abnet about the Alpha Legion is pretty damned good. It's such a massive step up in quality of writing as opposed to Descent of Angels by some random before it.


I have the whole series in a 16 mb folder, i just dont have anywhere to host it anymore as im giving Funktard the flick.
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Post » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:47 pm

'The black library' isnt a book as such, its the books area of games workshop, all the novels etc.
Shit I dunno. Either the book was called the black library, or the characters went to the black library. Anyway, the books are about an inquisitor and his companions. Good read.
Well, I do know..

http://www.blacklibrary.com/
Stop being an ass. I know what that Black Library is, but there's a Black Library in the fucking 40k universe.

Anyway, Seabass said the books I was talking about.
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