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The Inquisition moves amongst mankind like an avenging shadow, striking down the enemies of humanity with complete ruthlessness. Inquisitor Eisenhorn faces a vast interstellar cabal and the dark power of daemons, all racing to recover an arcane text of supreme and abominable power - an ancient tome known as the Necroteuch. Book I in the Eisenhorn trilogy sets a new standar The Inquisition moves amongst mankind like an avenging shadow, striking down the enemies of humanity with complete ruthlessness.
Book I in the Eisenhorn trilogy sets a new standard in action and adventure. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published March 1st by Games Workshop uk first published May More Details Original Title. Eisenhorn 1 , Warhammer 40, Gregor Eisenhorn. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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There comes a time every now and then when quite mindless action and the utter glorification of violence are exactly what you need to enjoy a story. Then along comes moments like this, when you can't help but cheer out loud. This is almost too good for tie-in fiction.
Abnett is a great writer, Eisenhorn is an interesting protagonist, and while simplicity of the plot and the other characters drag it down a bit, the book is amazingly enjoyable. I am definitely looking forward to continuing the series, and exploring what else this universe has to offer.
View all 13 comments. Nov 29, Chris Berko rated it it was amazing. Upon finishing this and turning the last page or closing the cover on my Kindle the skies above me parted, a golden beam of light shone down from above, bells rang amidst banging drum beats and a rising chorus of voices, and I said unto myself, "this is awesomeness in book form!
This was a well plotted mystery that grew in size and scope with each chapter and had Upon finishing this and turning the last page or closing the cover on my Kindle the skies above me parted, a golden beam of light shone down from above, bells rang amidst banging drum beats and a rising chorus of voices, and I said unto myself, "this is awesomeness in book form!
This was a well plotted mystery that grew in size and scope with each chapter and had some really killer action and warfare pieces. Xenos came highly recommended and while Warhammer novels have been on my radar for a while, this was the first one I actually picked up and gave a shot.
I had no knowledge of the game or anything about it going in but I never felt lost or a that I was missing out on anything or even that any details were beyond my ken due to some sort of inside joke, you-gotta-play-the-game-to-understand-that, Easter-egg crap.
This was just flat-out entertaining, gritty as hell, science fiction I almost instantly fell in love with. I'm also super stoked there are roughly seventeen thousand books an exaggeration, but not really in this world and written by different authors some of whom I've read their non-Warhammer stuff already.
The whole first person thing was done well also. A lot of time first person narration is ruined for me because the narrator is so unbelievably witty and super clever and has the exactly on-point thing to say at all the right times and it all just makes me want to puke!
This guy has flaws, he gets his ass kicked, and doesn't always say the perfect thing at the right time and for me that was much appreciated.
I don't usually write about plots or what books are about. I like to keep my reviews to how the book made me feel and what my reactions to it are so I'll say this, I was excited and impressed and did not once feel bored or uninterested while reading this.
I went all in an bought the omnibus edition of this right off the bat and I'll be getting into book two of this as soon as I'm done writing this up. On a side note, I was listening to a lot of Tool while reading this, so do with that what you will.
But it definitely fit and was a part of how I felt throughout. Also, I don't know how to tag friends on here but I want to thank Gianfranco Mancini for the recommendation on where to start in this gigantic universe, it was a stellar recommendation. View all 5 comments. From the series that coined the term "grim dark" comes a tale that spans multiple planets and will take us across the void and through the immaterium to battle the restless forces of evil in its various guises Our story begins with Gregor Eisenhorn, an Inquisitor of the Ordo Xenos hunting down the Heretic and Recidivist known as Eyclone, finally tracking him to the planet of Hubris where Eyclone plans the genocide of countless thousands of the ruling elite as they hibernate through the long winter of the planet.
In the process, Eisenhorn uncovers a conspiracy so diabolical that it threatens to unleash the corruption of Chaos upon the Imperium. I have very limited experience with the Warhammer Universe so this is really my debut into the lore that surrounds the Warhammer games.
Dan Abnett delivers an action packed tale complete with space battles and psychic battles, Space Marines and Inquisitors wielding exotic weaponry. Plenty of carnage and yet done in such a way that I still felt I was part of a Universe rich in history. Very cool. View all 6 comments. I'm bummed I wrote the 40k books off as licensed garbage for so many years They look fucking horrible!
Look at the cover to this book. Despite my prejudices, Abnett is a genuinely good writer of action-heavy science fiction, with arguably a good dose of horror as well. This particular series is a bit of a change from the usual focus on military action, though. Its main character is Gregor Eisenhorn, an Inquisitor in the Ordo Xenos aliens branch of the I I'm bummed I wrote the 40k books off as licensed garbage for so many years This entry covers his attempt to uncover a deep-rooted conspiracy through varied methods of investigation and killing shit.
This is 40k, after all. The 40k universe as rendered by Abnett is consistently inventive and exciting. There's lots of cool planets, species, institutions, etc. It's consistently dark and completely over-the-top and solemn. Even though the universe the stories take place in can occasionally be so sensationally malevolent that it becomes silly the author treats it completely seriously and recognizably makes an effort to write actual stories and not just what fans of the universe apparently call "bolter porn".
For those who had a similar reaction of "what the fuck is a bolter" to myself, a bolter is a sacred gun employed by the Imperium's military that shoots giant exploding bullets.
See what I mean about how ridiculous this shit is? It's awesome! Abnett completely walks the line between smart and dumb fun.
A lot of the time the strings held by the author are visible and it doesn't feel like Eisenhorn is actually digging himself to the bottom of things. Also, the characters aren't really great. Eisenhorn himself is interesting, but the rest I can completely take or leave. A lot of time, the only thing that allowed me to tell them apart was shit like "This guy had a half-metal face" or "This guy wore a red jacket. These people are complete redshirts, which hurts the book but ultimately can be overlooked.
This story is really about a dude going around to a bunch of different places, solving mysteries and then blasting stuff. If that sounds fun to you, this book will do you just fine. If it sounds dumb, it will be dumb. My first Warmhammer 40k book - I knew nothing about the game or the universe, but I didn't really feel lost starting here. I did look a few things up on the WH40k Wikki page, but the book manages to explain things pretty well.
This was a fun action packed book. I liked Eisenhorn and his crew and will finish the series. And that's boring, honestly. War is contextual, and in order for fighting to be interesting, you have to know what people are fighting FOR.
Xenos is the first book in the long litany of Black Library books I've read that actually makes an effort to address this, showing the WORLD of Warhammer, and the cultural, societal, political and economic place of the people in it.
Eisenhorn: Xenos is a third-person science-fiction action-adventure game produced and developed by Pixel Hero Games. Set in the Warhammer 40, universe, it is based on the novel Xenos , the first book of the Eisenhorn trilogy by Dan Abnett. It was scheduled for release on May 19, , but was ultimately pushed back to August. It was released on Steam for PC on 10 August The gameplay centers around the Inquisition that moves amongst mankind like an avenging shadow, striking down the enemies of humanity with complete ruthlessness. Imperial inquisitor Gregor Eisenhorn voiced by Mark Strong faces a vast interstellar cabal and the dark power of daemons , all racing to recover an arcane text of supreme and abominable power — an ancient tome known as the Necroteuch. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.