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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Xenos is a great read and one I recommend to readers, especially if they are looking to introduce themselves into Warhammer 40K. 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, eisengorn most of his Inquisition colleagues fall victim to the latter, making Eisenhorn somewhat naive and blinded by his defenceless, somewhat faltering good will and readiness to better the Chaos-rotten Imperium by all means necessary.
Just a brilliant character among brilliant characters. Not a single one of them survived. At what point does using the tactics of the enemy cause him to become that which he is sworn to destroy? The eksenhorn novel is the abnftt accessible of the three. Published Zbnett 1st by Games Workshop first published December 16th Description The Inquisition moves amongst mankind like an avenging shadow, striking down daemons, aliens and heretics alike with uncompromising ruthlessness.
It’s really nice though to step away from the grandiose battles which are plaguing Black Library’s releases especially lately.
Swooped through the last third of omnibua book in one evening, unable to put it aside until it is done. Because there is a giant alien bug-like space armada that legitimately needs a caliber of gun that size.
The next hundred times, not so much. This story surprised me in a few ways. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys sci-fi in general. Planning ahead, investigating, researching, and so on. Paperbackpages. He is a Inquisitor that is more or less a puritan at his own discipline. Read Eisenhorn, then wipe your tears and read Ravenor. May 17, Vincent rated it it was amazing Shelves: Watching them was interesting, but not super exciting. Stylistically, Gregor is directly talking to the reader.
Feb 01, Ben rated it liked it. With this particular bad guy dead, Gregor dreams of something other than him for the first time in six years.
Well, this is how I reacted to it. Thanks for the question Matthew.
If you like science fiction, particularly with technology blended with mysticism and anett, I can’t recommend this one highly enough. Still, banett tale leading up to these forced endings more then made up for their shallowness.
I actually originally read “Xenos”, the first novel in the trilogy, as a stand alone novel I picked up in a secondhand bookshop and was so impressed I coughed up the money for the whole omnibus edition straight after.
They do it with a whole retinue of assistants. 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 as if you took the private dick elements of Raymond Chandlerlighter horror from H. But, instead, 40 year old me read this book, and while still entertained, my mind wasn’t blown. These are questions that have plagued scholars and military leaders for as long as scholars and military leaders have existed, but they’re still worth exploring, and Abnett does so brilliantly.
As he explained in February to the Backwards Compatible podcast:. Aug 19, Mark rated it liked it. I read this about five years ago and it’s going to be read by me again soon, and the only other book I ever read twice was Lord of the Rings. Well, there it is, possibly my longest review ever on Goodreads, and it is for something that almost no one else I know would ever read.
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. Jun 19, Brian rated it it was amazing. If they die, Eisenhorn will just pick someone else to do the job and continue with his mission.
Plenty of problem solving and a pl Let’s be honest, worshipping a dead idol is holding back the Imperium Eisenhorn, Warhammer 40,s answer to Sherlock Holmes and Judge Dredd rolled into one.
His former friends and allies are now gone or dying and he no longer has a place he can call home. Gregor is, effectively, a private detective. There are also two very short stories, which sort of link in with the main storyline, somewhere.
Eisenhorn is a series of novels and short stories by Dan Abnettfollowing the adventures of Inquisitor Gregor Eisenhorn. I watched him as he stepped off the path of the puritan and became a radical.
The characters are what make this whole series for me. Fast paced, action packed, and just well done all round. Subsequent to the conclusion of HereticusAbnett wrote the Ravenor series of novels and short stories published and set in the years following Third, however, Abnett is not a silly writer, and despite the pace it is a smart set of novels.
So in the end Eisenhorn does a complete one and becomes something that he originally was set on abneth. This is the kind of story which oomnibus 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 omnigus your team.
Gregor is not particularly thrilled by this turn of events. I think it’s an excellent touch to add Chaos Marines in this story.