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I'm new to 40k and would like to know which 40k books are good.
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Old 01 May 2006, 22:16   #1 (permalink)
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Default I'm new to 40k and would like to know which 40k books are good.

For the game I'm planning on making a Necron Army, but that isn't important.

I saw some 40k books at the book store and I wanted to know if there was a sight that said the timeline of that the books came in, so I know which ones to get first and I won't be lost. I think I would like to read about the Inquisition because I think they are cool.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Default Re: I'm new to 40k and would like to know which 40k books are good.

The books dont all follow a guidline there are a ton of them, some are in trilogies or longer series but not all there are plenty of individual novels that arent linked to anything. If you want to read some about necrons try Caves of Ice, and Dawn of War Ascension. There is a long series on the Inquisition called the Inquisition War but I havent read it.
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Old 01 May 2006, 22:27   #3 (permalink)
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Well, I want a good starter book. I don't know all of the fluff in 40k and I don't want to be lost if the books are talking about things that I don't know about/
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hmm i'm currently reading storm of iron which is quite an easy read, but i might actually suggest that you read horus rising, as this would give you a decent understanding of the galaxy. Although i've only just started reading that also ;D

Started death or glory to, god i'm going to be confused when i wake up and try to remember what i was reading last ;D
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The most books Ive read at one time was 5, 2 for school and 3 for myself (1 40k, 1 forgotten realms, 1 star wars) insane.

Anyway many of the books wont be hard to understand, like the Ciaphis Cain novels (the caves of ice is one of them) are not hard to understand or enjoy even without knowing much about the universe. The general overviews on the back cover are a good clue.
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I saw some 40k books at the book store and I wanted to know if there was a sight that said the timeline of that the books came in, so I know which ones to get first and I won't be lost. I think I would like to read about the Inquisition because I think they are cool.
It's a long book and really has a screwy plot, but I rather am enjoying the Inquisition War by Ian Watson. I am finally on Choas Child. ( Do you underline the names of books, or was it you italicized it? )

Another idea is the Eisenhorn trilology, Xenos, Malleus, and Hereticus The three main braches to the Inquisition. I have yet to have time to read these tomes so I cannot give you much, besides the name. Oh and these three books are by Dan Abnett.

Other books you may want to consider are Grey knights by Ben Counter, Dark Adeptus by Ben Counter, and Faith and fire by James Swallow ( Cast out those dirty thoughts ye heretic!), and Warrior Brood by CS S. Goto ( one of my favorite Black Library Authors!) these are about the Ordo Militants of the Inquisition.

As for some more Inquisition fluff, I present you the Thorian fluff book, shown to me by Falstead. I have myself have printed out this beautiful Tome. http://www.specialist-games.com/inquisitor/rulebook.asp

Go to the bottom of the page and download the "Thorian Faction-Sourcebook"


This outta get you started into reading the Inquisition.

EDITED: Had to fix the whole underlineing problem.
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You must read Nightbringer by Graham McNeill.

Why you ask?

Look at the title, then look at your necron codex

Its a great story though. I also suggest the Soul Drinker and Grey Knights Novels by Ben Counter, as well as the Eisenhorn, Ravennor, and Gaunt's Ghosts novels by Dan Abnett.
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Do you underline the names of books, or was it you italicized it?
It's grammatically proper to italicize titles. The reason we have underlining was because typewriters could not italicize and so to show emphasis the underline was invented. However, whenver possible, you're supposed to use italics and totally forgo the underline.



Well, at least my Bachelor's was good for something I suppose.
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My all time favorite of the GW books was Execution Hour. If you can find it, I highly recomend getting it.
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The 40k Rulebook is a decent place to start for fluff.
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