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Post  littlehurc on Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:02 pm

I have not read any of the warhammer books and I was wondering where I should start?

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Re: 40k books

Post  Veyure on Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:20 pm

It all really depends on what you are interested in. Horus heresy is a probably one of the more popular books. If you are into space marine stories, there are many books on the different chapters. There are also books on ordo xenos and ordo malleus inquisitor forces. If you like imperial guard then gaunt's ghosts is a popular choice.

If you check out the black library website they have a good esearch tool that helps narrow down the topic and subjects of each of the books.

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Post  Paz on Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:46 pm

The first book I read about 40k was simon spurrier's Lord of the Night. It covers pre heresy, chaos, traitors, cults, the imperium and xenos. Plus its really well written! Smile

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Re: 40k books

Post  littlehurc on Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:39 pm

thanks, I'll have to pick some thing up soon.

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Re: 40k books

Post  Justin Buhler on Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:50 am

Heh, how long do you suppose before somebody publishes a "Short History of the Imperium of Man"? /=)

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Post  Veyure on Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:47 am

Justin Buhler wrote:Heh, how long do you suppose before somebody publishes a "Short History of the Imperium of Man"? /=)

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Its called the warhammer 40k rulebook. Smile

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Post  Justin Buhler on Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:22 pm

Veyure wrote:

Its called the warhammer 40k rulebook. Smile

Yeah figured somebody might use that. I was thinking a more comprehensive tome, that basically summarizes and combines the gist of all the books that have been put out for 40K. Difficult I know, but if somebody could do it for the Star Wars universe (going from pre-Old Republic days to post-whatever-that-funky-alien-race-is-called's invasion) then I'd imagine somebody should be able to do it for 40K as well.

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Post  System Commander on Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:29 pm

I just finished Lord of the Night and it was pretty damn good. They just re-released a bunch of older titles that were really well done.. I also picked up Daemon World since I heard good things about it, but I have read Mechanicum first though, which is supposed to be one of the best books in the Horus Heresy series so far.

The Gaunt's Ghosts books are of course awesome (up to 9-10 now I think maybe 12??).. and so are the Eisenhorn/Ravenor books (6 total). Both All of these are done by Dan Abnett.. Ghosts are Imperial Guard and Eisenhorn/Ravenor are both inqusitors... and read out just like an galaxy spanning mystery novel. The Horus Heresy series is beyond awesome, if you like 40K or not.

I think every 40k fan should read the Ghosts books though, plus you can buy the first three novels in a handy dandy one book compilation.

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Post  Veyure on Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:21 pm

The ghost books have 3 omnibuses now. the first 9 books in three massive collections.

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Re: 40k books

Post  littlehurc on Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:03 pm

so does the den have all these books u guys are talking about?

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Post  Veyure on Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:29 pm

the den has most of them. only reason they wouldn't is cause someone bought it.

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Post  Aervyper on Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:38 am

I think i've got 90% of the books for the last 5 years. But with reprints and what not i get lost in what i got.

My favorites by far and away are Caphias Cane books. I can't stand Tannith first last and UGLY and i don't know why, i read the first book and just hated it.

Storm of Iron: Awesome book for chaos lovers

Star of Damocles / Rogue Star: Cool rogue trader series on the Damocles Gulf War.

Ragnor: If your a Space Wolf Fan.

Brothers of the Snake: Probably my favorite Space Marine book. Awesome chapter. If this book came out when i started collecting my Space Marines i would have painted them that way.

Horus Hersey is an awesome series period! Tells alot of good stories. I'm kinda disapointed about it. It's not that they are bad stories, far from it, they just don't cover what i wanna hear. It gives you some interesting insight and tidbits that i won't ruin in the reading of the books.

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Re: 40k books

Post  Guest on Mon May 18, 2009 1:48 am

gaunts ghosts are sooo good i love dan abbet Very Happy. i also like the grey night series the coolest part is when they are storming a castle, and they are shootng arrows at grey knight terminators lol!. i also liked daemon world because it was unique with daemon versus daemon action, please no one hate me for this but i only thought the hh seris was ok, although i only just finished fulgrim, the main reason i dislike it is because i know that abbadon wiill not be killed, when he was fighting loken, i knew who the winner was, lucius will never die typhus kharn bile etc etc..
they are great books but i can retty much predict the story line the action is AMAZING though. just stating my opinion.

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