Inquisitor Eisenhorn investigates the infernal workings of Chaos and gets drawn into a terrible conspiracy in the complete trilogy from Dan Abnett. READ IT. The Eisenhorn trilogy by Dan Abnett is a collection of three novels – Xenos, Malleus, A later omnibus edition contains these three novels and also features two. Eisenhorn by Dan Abnett, , available at Book I actually originally read “Xenos”, the first novel in the trilogy, as a stand alone.
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Jan 07, Angela rated it it was amazing. He goes from being a staunch advocate of destroying anything used by the eisenborn a purist, if you will to, in the end, due to his exposure, circumstances, and needs, using the very tools and techniques that he has been trained and tasked with exposing and eradicating.
The good thing here is that we know this guy was evil. Often times in situations such as this, a book’s impact is lessened by having such lofty expectations placed upon it. 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 abnrtt, and most of his Inquisition colleagues fall victim to the latter, making Eisenhorn somewhat naive and blinded by his defenceless, abett faltering good will and readiness to better the Chaos-rotten Imperium by all means necessary.
In this book we eisnhorn Eisenhorn’s change to radicalism, almost crossing over to becoming heretical as he goes against the very thoughts he once believed in and uses the power of the Warp against agents of the Warp.
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Going to read it again this Christmas and begin it soon. 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. His dogged approach to the job pushes him out of his puritanical ways as he must ‘know thy enemy’ in order to be able to fight it. While I’m not privy yet to any of the discussions that have, I’m sure, taken place in the ten years since Eisenhorn’s release, I’m sure the central question of “Was Eisenhorn right?
It’s dark, it’s grim, it’s brutal, and there are space marines tearing aliens to pieces with their bare hands. The cover of the Eisenhorn omnibus Working with an Inquisitor is dangerous business though so not all of them survive from book to book, but the ones that do grow.
Part of what I really enjoy is the way in which it was founded as a grim satire of the utopian sci-fi of the early-mid s.
The feeling is hard to explain, but I always thought there were more loose ends to tie up then abnettt author allowed for in his epilogues and sometimes, I did not clearly understand what was the fate of certain characters very clearly.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. As a complete volume, it’s very nearly worth 5 stars. The books continue on as he tracks down an agent of Chaos the realm of dark gods and daemons and has to resort to increasingly heretical methods to make progress.
Despite all the changes made in the intervening years, 40K is still very 80s glamrock over the topness. Some of the books, even now, are eisehnorn more than advertisements for the latest little plastic men that Games Workshop has produced.
This eisenhprn a really interesting and worthwhile read because I was constantly wondering at just eiisenhorn far Eisenhorn would “break bad. The developing theme is one of compromise taken too far. Apr 12, GrilledCheeseSamurai rated it liked it Shelves: What I can say with certainty is that Abnett has put on a clinic in supporting characters you actually care for. Even without knowing anything about the 40k universe based on humanity in the 41,st centuryI couldn’t put this book down.
Forget the power of technology and science, for so much has been forgotten, never to be re-learned. Eisenhprn paint little men and then roll dice to see how much damage their little guns do to the other army of little painted men.
For more totally unjustified snark, check out my review blog here! Except, in this case, the mob are demons. This book however really stands out on its own. So please excuse me as I’m aware I’m not going into in-depth into the plot line, talking about planets and weapons and blah blah blah.
Every kill is revelled in. Letto per la seconda volta dopo qualche anno e tanta voglia di rileggerlo ancora. Xenos, Malleus, and Hereticus. I had never read a Warhammer book before, let alone played any of the games. No pure ice worlds here, nor abntt with twenty alien species speaking one language. In it was annett that there would dqn a video game adaptation of Xenospublished by Pixel Hero Games. Part detective story, part interplanetary epic, these are the very best tales produced by the Black Library so far.
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. You really care about what happens.
When I first read it in ’07 it was the first time I had heard about Warmhammer, at all, and I was able to follow the story well because Dan described the events very well.
This is the kind of story which involves a massive treasure hunt with a severed head, the battle against a much revered Inquisitor who believes he can end the war against chaos but is clearly insaneand how a righteous man who believes in the Emperor over the use of evil powers is probably the worst person you can have on your team. But if you really want to start with Eisenhorn, be prepared to Google frequently. Obviously, I would recommend this book to anyone who has a lot of time on their hands and is looking for a great book to fill that time up with.
First the story begins ninety eight years after the events of Xenoswhich is a pretty big time jump and somewhere in the middle one of the crew members have died but not much is said of that particular event. Characters jump off the page, such as Aemos, the old savant from a Eisenhorn’s past mentor. First off, this particular omnibus book is a compilations of three other books: No prior knowledge required. Paperbackpages.
I’ve always felt that in order to truly defeat an enemy, you must do so without ever resorting to their methods, lest you invite the same wrath wisenhorn bring upon them someday onto yourself. Aug 19, Mark rated it liked it. I think one of the best aspects of the Eisenhorn series is the pace. Warhammer 40, 1 – 10 of books. I don’t know why I waited so long before I picked up this series.