Cover & Synopsis: SALAMANDERS: REBIRTH by Nick Kyme

Check out this way cool cover art (larger version below) for the Warhammer 40K novel, Salamanders: Rebirth by Nick Kyme, coming November 20, 2014 from The Black Library…the start of an apparent sequel trilogy to Salamanders.

Here’s the synopsis:
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Relatively speaking, I’m a Warhammer 40K newbie…so I consider this video detailing the history of the Warhammer 40K universe to be inclredibly useful stuff.

In fact, The Vaults of Terra YouTube channel is stuffed with cool Warhammer 40K vids like what follows after the jump….

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After years of dragging my feet, I finally plunged into the Warhammer 40K universe with a read of Dan Abnett’s Eisenhorn trilogy. I was quite impressed, not only by this specific volume, but by the breadth and depth of the WH40K universe…so much so, that I did a little digging to learn some more.

Today at the Kirkus Reviews Blog, I share the fruit of my research with a look at this fascinating universe.

Head on over to the Kirkus Reviews Blog and check out Warhammer 40K in a Nutshell

BOOK REVIEW: Eisenhorn by Dan Abnett

REVIEW SUMMARY: My first Warhammer 40K novel — definitely won’t be my last.

MY RATING:

BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Follows the adventures of Inquisitor Gregor Eisenhorn as he fights evil in the name of the Holy Emperor…and chronicles his dangerous relationship with the ways of Chaos.

MY REVIEW:
PROS: Stellar world building; superb storytelling; nonstop pacing; memorable worlds and characters; utterly engrossing; leaves you wanting more.
CONS: I kid you not when I say “none”.
BOTTOM LINE: A book that has rekindled my love of reading.

The Warhammer 40K novels have been on my radar for some time. I had dabbled in some audio short stories and enjoyed them quite a bit, but fellow sf fans had even better things to say about the novels, particularly those of WH40K veteran, Dan Abnett. Start with Eisenhorn, they said. I finally took the plunge and my only regret is that I wish I had listened sooner.
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