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All three books contained and the two short stories were a first person narrative of Eisenhorn, a inquisitor who searchers for influences of Chaos though the galaxy. Over the course of the omnibus, he goes from “good cop” to a very well rounded out, broken character that realizes omnibue he is fighting and is more open to the world around him.
I never was one much for what you might call police procedural type books. This is Warhammer, where a light gust of wind probably has ork spores on it, and they will grow inside you and an ork boy will rip you in half from the inside. With this particular bad guy dead, Gregor dreams of something other than him for the first time in six years. Mar 05, Ken rated it really liked it Shelves: The beginning of this book really is little more than a fantasy detective noir novel.
Eisenhorn finally gets his revenge but at what costs? I’m still not quite clear and finished with my decision whether Eisenhorn is doomed for heresy since the line between pure intentions and malevolent righteosness is very fine in this book; Eisenhorn certainly impersonates the former, and most of his Inquisition colleagues fall victim to the omnibuss, making Eisenhorn somewhat naive and blinded by his defenceless, somewhat faltering good will and readiness to better the Chaos-rotten Imperium by all omnihus necessary.
It is, for lack of a better word, stupid. His narrative plotting and character arcs become easy to predict, and he loves to write really short sentences to add drama to a scene when something is about to go wrong.
I think one of the best aspects of the Eisenhorn series is the pace. This is a really interesting and worthwhile read because I was constantly wondering at just how far Eisenhorn would “break bad. Michael I began reading this book at least once per year back in and still do. No prior knowledge required. This is man fuel. What am I actually reviewing?
His characters show depth, humor and frailties which make them believable. Gregor is, effectively, a private detective.
Don’t let the Warhammer connection put you off, this is a great scifi novel – one of my all-time favourites; lovely distopias, great characterisation, a dose of politics, and a solid plot. Luckily you need no knowledge of the WH4K world to start, what little background that is needed is dropped in ways that didn’t piss me off.
It is just a great story that unfolds it’s characters and information without any expectation of prior knowledge, unlike some other 40K I have subsequently read. Simple enough, This book was sweet. More than just a space adventure, it is similar to “the name of the Rose”, but in space. No pure ice worlds here, nor planets with twenty alien species speaking one eisenhonr.
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But this book takes first prize. Second, Abnett keeps up the pace. He relates the death of his female henchman to his other, still living, eisenyorn, by using a secret language called glossia that he had created. The subsequent chase leads Eisenhorn to an alien world where he realises that there’s more at stake than he imagined and even Chaos Marines are involved.
The Eisenhorn trilogy by Dan Abnett shows a more intellectual side of this futuristic Dark Age, where man eisehorn forgotten more about technology than he will ever learn again. It’s dark, it’s grim, it’s brutal, and there are space marines tearing aliens to pieces with their bare hands. Are the tools of one’s enemy viable weapons in the waging of war? The roller coaster of feelings toward Fischig alone is the stuff of legends.
Sometimes things happen while the team is traveling. In all, this volume is as close to a must-read as exists in the Warhammer universe. There are stories of Inquisitors in-universe secret agents that have ultimate authority over pretty much everything wiping out entire sectors of planets no time to evacuate them, so dozens of billions killed just to deter their enemy from heading that way because their enemy wanted the eiswnhorn of the people living there.
The good thing here is that we know this guy was evil. As a wargamer I have read the fluff in the army codexes and enjoyed it and used it in games.
This is a good book. And Eisenhorn is at some points almost unstoppable, but at other points makes serious mistakes that cost him. A few years later, we got Warhammer 40, the sci-fi version. Eventually, even the most careful and responsible Radical will be overwhelmed by the warp.
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Most of them are average at best, if so. They do it with a whole retinue of assistants. I have a vague memory of hanging out with some friends in elementary school as they rolled some dice and moved around some painted science fiction themed miniatures on a pool table.
At the same time, I am deeply grateful to the author for reminding every now and then how some of the characters relate to Eisenhorn, where his exploits have taken place earlier, what were their outcomes and how certain aspects of, let’s say, the second novel connect to adjoining events and some other aspects of the same, previous or following events within the 1st or the 3rd novels.
Eisenhorn and Bauer are alike in that they have both given their lives to serve a greater purpose, which is to protect the lives and stability of those around them. I did come at this series bass ackwoods in two counts; I read the Ravenor series first. Not a single one of them survived.