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Dan Abnett’s EISENHORN Trilogy Gets a Magnificent Makeover

It’s no secret I’m a big fan of Dan Abnett’s outstanding Eisenhorn trilogy. I still think about what a terrific reading experience that was.

In true biblioholic fashion, I have copies of the individual mass market paperbacks and a copy (okay, two) of the paperback omnibus version, which also contains some related short fiction. One would think that having multiple copies of a book would satisfy me. But I’d be lying if I said that the covers for the upcoming reprints of the individual books doesn’t have my biobliohlism thrusters on full.

Take a look at these beauties:

Part one of the epic Eisenhorn trilogy returns

The Inquisition moves amongst mankind like an avenging shadow, striking down the enemies of humanity with uncompromising ruthlessness. When he finally corners an old foe, Inquisitor Gregor Eisenhorn is drawn into a sinister conspiracy. As events unfold and he gathers allies – and enemies – Eisenhorn faces a vast interstellar cabal and the dark power of daemons, all racing to recover an arcane text of abominable power: an ancient tome known as the Necroteuch.

Part two of the epic Eisenhorn trilogy returns

A century after his recovery of the alien Necroteuch, Gregor Eisenhorn is one of the Imperial Inquisition’s most celebrated agents. But when a face from his past returns to haunt him, and he is implicated in a great tragedy that devastates the world of Thracian Primaris, Eisenhorn’s universe crumbles around him. The daemon Cherubael is back, and seeks to bring the inquisitor to ruin – either by his death, or by turning him to the service of the Dark Gods.

Hunted by his former allies as a radical and enemy of the Imperium, Inquisitor Gregor Eisenhorn must fight to prove that he remains loyal as he tracks down a dangerous heretic whom the Inquisition believes dead – the dread former Inquisitor Quixos. As he grows more desperate for victory, Eisenhorn uses ever darker means to achieve his goals – but how far can he go using the weapons of the enemy until he becomes that very enemy – and no different to the traitor he hunts?

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6 Comments on Dan Abnett’s EISENHORN Trilogy Gets a Magnificent Makeover

  1. Those are freakin’ gorgeous.

    It’s really weird that they’re re-releasing them as individual novels though. I don’t quite understand what Black Library is doing as far as releases in terms of pricing and hardcover/paperback/enhanced paperback/enhanced hardcover/etc.

    • If I had to guess, I’d say it’s profitable for them to do so. 🙂

      • Maybe it’s just sour grapes on my part, but I wish their eBooks were available outside of their own BlackLIbrary site, and that the prices weren’t ridiculous

  2. I like them better than the originals, but I think I like the omnibus’ the best.

  3. I’m still waiting for the Eisenhorn movie or mini-series. We all know Game of Thrones will hit a brickwall sooner or later due to Martin’s terminal writer’s block and HBO will need something to fill the gap.

  4. All BL did was throw the French cover art that they’ve had for years into the US market. While they’re not really new, I do love them and will probably re-buy them now.

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