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Old 24 Feb 2007, 21:39   #1 (permalink)
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Just put a book that you would recommend other to read and I'll put them down in a list in the first post.
Also a reason why you recommend would be helpful but not necessary.
Most Recommended Auther: Dan Abnett

Recommended Books:
The Gaunts Ghosts Series
-First & Only
-Ghostmaker
-Necropolis
-Honor Guard
-The Guns of Tanith
-Straight Silver
-Sabbat Martyr
-Traitor General
-His Last Command
-Traitor General
The Hourus Heresy Series
The Space Marine Omnibus
The Horus Heresy Series
-Horus Rising
-False Gods
-Galaxy in Flames
The Eisenhourn series
-Xenos
-Malleus
-Heretics
Ciaphas Cain Series
Storm of Iron
Fifteen Hours
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Old 27 Feb 2007, 00:10   #2 (permalink)
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All of the Horus Heresy books, as they are a great read about one of the most important events in the entire 40k timeline.
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Old 28 Feb 2007, 18:04   #3 (permalink)
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the guant's ghosts series is absolutly brilliant!! i just finished reading armour of contempt today and it was great.

also the horus heresy books are good. i also enjoyed the space marines omnibus.

hope that helps.
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Old 28 Feb 2007, 21:54   #4 (permalink)
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Indeed.
Gaunt's Ghosts are a fantastic series. The second best I ever read.
I also must agree with the Heresy series, but I have a problem with the different writing styles of the different writers. The job should have been issued to Dan Abnett alone.
Also, the series of Commissar Cain is great. I has the extra punch and humor many of the other series lack...beating off daemons with one hand and takes hold of cannonesses and inquisitors with the other. ^^
The absolute top favourite of mine is the Eisenhorn triology. There are no words good enough to describe those three books. Extremely tragic all in all, but a fantastic read.
Another series which cannot be ignored is the Space Wolf series. Every book is quite good, and the newest one, which I finished last week, is a great addition to the series as a whole.

But I have finished all these series now...exept of the last book of Gaunt's Ghosts. "The Armour of Contempt." I just cannot seem to get my hands on it. It is sold out in my local stores the very second a new batch arrive, and the waiting line is long

Ah, well... I think I'll now give Ravenor a try. Even though I fear I would get just as depressed (in a good way) from that series, as I got from Eisenhorn.
Dan Abnett is one of the greatest writers I have ever encountered, but the deep and dark style he writes in, and the fates of his characters are really tragic. And that is also the best part of the books he writes. You get, somehow, emotionally attached.

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Old 01 Mar 2007, 18:29   #5 (permalink)
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ya i definitely agree with winter. Dan abnett is one of the greatest black library writers ever. and (though i can't mention names according to the rules) whenever a tanith (or verghast or belladon) ghost is killed you really feel sad and it actually seems like you knew them... weird.
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Old 29 Mar 2007, 20:09   #6 (permalink)
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Very True.
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Old 30 Mar 2007, 01:13   #7 (permalink)
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Ravenor I found very interesting and a good read, specially since the same person who wrote the Eisenhorn trilogy wrote the Ravenor books. (DAN ABNETT RULES!?!?!)

And Space Wolf novels are good.

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Old 27 Apr 2007, 17:49   #8 (permalink)
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Ravenor I found very interesting and a good read, specially since the same person who wrote the Eisenhorn trilogy wrote the Ravenor books. (DAN ABNETT RULES!?!?!)

And Space Wolf novels are good.
Dan Abnett is my favourite author! :P

He writes so many awesome books, he should be awarded the best author!

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Old 04 Jun 2007, 07:24   #9 (permalink)
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Are there any novels about the Imperial Fists (at all) that anyone would recommend?
Also, would you recommend Goto's "Warrior ****" about the Deathwatch?


Oh, and beside me agreeing with the Horus Heresy recomendation, I would like to add the Storm of Iron. Read it yesterday, impressed me.
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If I were to recommend books, I would probably recommend the following:
  • Ciaphas Cain Series, why? The Ciaphas Cain books are just the best books to read, with a good combination of humour, violence and all things 40k, the Ciaphas Cain Series is easily my most favorite collection of novels.
  • Storm of Iron, why? Storm of Iron is easily the best Chaos orientated novel to date. Not only does it provide a wealth of background for the minions of Chaos, but it depicts the true nature and cruelty of the Iron Warriors, and how they truly are the masters of siege warfare in the 40k universe.
  • Fifteen Hours, why? If you like the Imperial Guard, please read this book now! There are no heroes, no space marines to save the day, just blood, violence and misery. Fifteen Hours shows what the Imperial Guard is really like, and what life as a Guardsmen is really like.
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