By John DeNardo
| Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 at 12:00 pm
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…
REVIEW SUMMARY: My first Warhammer 40K novel — definitely won’t be my last.
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.
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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