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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The story starts by portraying Eisenhorn as something of a progressive Inqui I love the Warhammer 40, universe.

Second, Abnett keeps up the pace. However stick them into another setting such as my apparently eternal Warhammer dive and I am all over them. The first novel is the least accessible of the three. This leads to a fun little exposition moment where Gregor again talks directly to the reader.

Just a brilliant character among brilliant characters. Since the Imperium’s history and lore is crutial to the storyline, as well as are the events of Eisenhorn and his associates’ lives, it is important to be reminded how all these numerous figures interconnect and click together to form such an expansive and intricate account of a hero’s rise and fall, his greatest achievements and his unfortunate undoing.

The prose, its language – exquisite, nuanced, well-penned indeed, tough at times due to the author’s use of extremely rich vocabulary enriched with long-out-of-use words, words that have long since changed their meanings, and complex, highly descriptive and notably extended, sentences. Jun 17, Lauma Lapa rated it it was amazing.

Eisenhorn Omnibus

I have a lot of issues with Black Library, but their audiobook quality is not one of them. First off, this particular omnibus book is a compilations of three other books: I generally do not like thrillers, but still found myself soaking up the story of Inquisitor Eisenhorn’s adventures through the universe of Warhammer 40k’s more civilized well, for Warhammer locales as he battl Eisenhorn is a great pulp sci-fi novel really a collection of three books, squeezed into one series, with two short stories between the three sections that make it up and well worth the read, which will be quick and engrossing if you are into two things: I’ve always felt that in order to truly defeat an enemy, you must do so without ever resorting to their methods, lest you invite the same wrath you bring upon them someday onto yourself.


Open Preview See a Problem? Take the time to read this volume if you like science fiction, mystery, adventure and military fiction. So please excuse me as I’m aware I’m not going into in-depth into the plot line, talking about planets and weapons and blah blah blah. Effectively, a policeman arrests one guy, and it turns out that one guy works for the mob.

I’ve always been fascinated by Warhammer and Warhammer 40, as games, and especially as settings. The cover of the rerelease of Malleus. 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.

These are the tales of those times.

Mankind must suffer so that mankind can survive. The Gaunt’s series is amazing, if you have read those and not been pissed off every time DA kills off a character you are not reading it right.

Inspired by omnibu and the content of the game, Abnett wrote the initial trilogy, with Xenosthe first novel, released at the same time as the game. Also, he had a goatee, so evil is confirmed. Abnetf book was sweet. Sign In Don’t have an account?

The story again is wonderfully written and tells the horrors of war and the lasting effects it can have on you. Michael I began reading this book eisenyorn least once per year back in and still do.

I do feel that Osma and Fischig took this policy too far in the end, but Eisenhorn crossed a line I won’t say where, in case people omnibua ignored spoiler warnings that I would not have crossed in his place.

The series was intially released as three novels with intermediary short stories; however the series is internally dated, and the following list puts the Eisenhorn texts in chronological order all dates are drawn from the texts themselves:. Working with an Inquisitor is dangerous business though so not all of them survive from book to book, but the ones that do grow.

Characters jump off the page, such as Aemos, the old savant from a Eisenhorn’s past mentor.

Eisenhorn Omnibus by Dan Abnett – PDF Drive

It’s exactly the turning toward radicalism in the name of all that’s good and pure that’s taking his unknowing mind, yet suspecting of his own faults, further into confusing right with wrong, as it were, when one person’s death is justified by saving millions in turn. I never was one much for what you might call police procedural type books. The easy answer is to say that no one was right – they’re all flawed human beings simply making the best decisions they could, and it’s only a work of fiction, so get over yourself.


No other characters from the game appear, but the types of characters in the game — ArbitersRogue TradersDeathwatch Space Marinessavants, Mechanicum Magi and so on, are featured as key characters in the series. Inquisitors are given absolute authority to root out and destroy any and all threats to humanity. So as a word of warning, don’t get eisenjorn attached to Eisenhorn’s crew.

Even Pontius Glaw, a major villain who can’t really DO much until the third book is given a strong sense of character when he converses with Eisenhorn.

Xenos is a good read and well worth your time. Despite his protestations, arguably the arc of the series is Eisenhorn’s fall from a puritan outlook to that of a radical and rogue element of imperial society.

I hated giving this three stars, but I felt that I eisennorn to. Xenos is a great read and one I recommend to readers, eienhorn if they are looking to introduce themselves into Warhammer 40K. Well, this is how I reacted to it. In these three novels – Eisenhoorn, Malleus and Hereticus – popular Gaunt’s Ghosts creator Dan Abnett tracks the Inquisitor’s career from zealous upholder of the truth I’d suggest not covering this tome in cream by the way, it won’t make it any more, digestible.

Maybe it was done on purpose but I felt there wasn’t enough time to become familiar with him and the other new characters and their dismissal doesn’t have that much of an impact on the story. The cover of Malleus from its initial release. Warhammer 40,Eisenhorn Return to Book Page.