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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His characters show depth, humor and frailties which make them believable.

For some reason, the Eisenhorn trilogy is only available as an omnibus edition at this point, and contains the three books: So as a word of warning, don’t eisenohrn too attached to Eisenhorn’s crew. The two short stories included are well worth a read as well and even though they are omnbius sequentially they are designed to be stand alone pieces not important to the over-arcing plot and I find they are better enjoyed afterward as dessert pieces.

The books are all named zbnett the three major orders of the Inquisition, Ordo Xenos; Ordo Malleus and Ordo Hereticus and the general theme of each book echoes its title. As he explained in February to the Backwards Compatible podcast:. He tells us of the difference between a puritan inquisitor him and a radical.

In this book we witness Eisenhorn’s change to radicalism, almost crossing over to becoming heretical as he goes against the very thoughts he once believed in and uses the power of the Warp against agents of the Warp. What am I actually reviewing?

Eisenhorn (Series)

The story starts by portraying Eisenhorn as something of a progressive Inqui I love the Warhammer 40, universe. A sad but satisfying ending that fits well with the grim dark future setting of the 40k universe. He knows he is writing a fast paced action novel, and doesn’t disappoint. Apr 26, A.


Characters jump off the page, such as Aemos, the old savant from a Eisenhorn’s past mentor. Often times in situations such as this, a book’s impact is lessened by having such lofty expectations placed upon it. The Best Books of I have gone back and read several times and am preparing to do it again, before I read Pariah by Dan Abnett. Eisenhorn finally gets his revenge but at what costs? The cover of the rerelease of Malleus.

Well sign me up to the Schola, call the black ships, I could be an Inquisitor because I think I can decipher that code.

They do it with a whole retinue of assistants. Live through the politics of the Imperium, experience interstellar travel to diverse planetary locations, eisebhorn stride into battle in the name of the Emperor, yet all with such nuance that fighting Chaos no longer seems as cut and dried as it once was This is another entertaining short story, one with a little less action but more than makes up for it with its eeriness.

This isn’t a series if ean want your ‘bolter porn’ as there is very little space marine action but don’t let that take anything away as the story is awesome and it is great seeing the ‘shades of grey’ development over time with the main himself, Eisenhorn.

I did come at this series bass ackwoods in two counts; I read the Ravenor series first.

For more totally unjustifie I am excited. Want to Read saving….

Eisenhorn Omnibus

Overall it is a really great read. Most abnetr them are average at best, if so. Do you already like Warhammer 40K and want to jump into some 40K fiction? The characters are so real, even t This is the first book published by Black Library that I ever read. Some will open new worlds, characters or themes. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

Part of what I really enjoy is the way in which it was founded as a grim satire of the utopian sci-fi of the early-mid s. He relates the death of his female henchman to his other, still living, henchman, by using a secret language called glossia that he had created.


I am happy to inform you that those beliefs were unfounded and Dan Abnett turns what I expected to be pulpy trash into what is in fact pulpy gold. The omnibus consists of three books and two short stories. What else do you need?? So in the end Eisenhorn does a complete one and becomes something omnivus he originally was set on destroying. I generally do not like thrillers, but still found myself soaking up the story of Inquisitor Abmett adventures through the universe of Warhammer 40k’s more civilized well, for Warhammer locales as he battles evil space demons yes, that is what he battles and while I love science fiction, Eisenhorn is more like science fantasy, but that does not keep the novel from being both fun and exciting.

Abnett is the master of SF writing. I have not moved into the Bequin trilogy yet or the Ravenor vs. Jan 07, Angela rated it it was amazing. The roller coaster of feelings toward Fischig alone is the stuff of legends.

What can you expect?

Eisenhorn Omnibus by Dan Abnett – PDF Drive

All three books contained and the two short stories were a first person narrative of Eisenhorn, a inquisitor who searchers for influe Fantasy Review Barn. If you are looking for thoughtful, provocative sci-fi that somehow eiisenhorn you think about your present day world, then move on to something like Starship Troopers or Stranger in a Strange Land.

I’ve just not got the time to go back and pick that up, sorry: