The Eisenhorn trilogy by Dan Abnett is a collection of three novels – Xenos, Malleus, and Hereticus – featuring Inquisitor Gregor Eisenhorn. A later omnibus. Eisenhorn is a series of novels and short stories by Dan Abnett, following the adventures of Inquisitor Gregor Eisenhorn. It originally debuted in alongside. Dan Abnett has been writing comics and novels since the mids. In comics he has worked Ravenor: The Omnibus (Eisenhorn trilogy spinoff series, omnibus, pages, August , ISBN ). Ravenor (hardcover,

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He uses the demon Cherubael, who i think is one of the most interesting characters in the book. The omnibus consists of eisenhornn books and two short stories. The developing theme is one of compromise taken too far.

There are many good books in the world of science fiction. I did enjoy it as it came highly recommended from my wargame club members. In all, this volume is as close to a must-read as exists in the Warhammer universe. I mean seriously, Astromancers? The Best Books of I actually originally read “Xenos”, the first novel in the trilogy, as a stand alone novel I picked up in a secondhand bookshop and was so impressed I coughed up the money for the whole omnibus edition straight after.

This is another entertaining short story, one with a little less action but more than makes up for it with its eeriness. But, instead, 40 year old me read this book, and while still entertained, my san wasn’t blown. I wish I found this series earlier!

Now, I personally happen to know that a servitor is a grotesque melding of human brain in a vegetative state, hooked up to machines, and given very basic and routine tasks with certain parameters.

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 eisenhoen over yourself. I would recommend this book for anyone looking for a quick entertaining read and anyone who wants to expand their knowledge of the WH40k universe, especially if they were going to sit down and play the rpg, Dark Heresy, which pretty much is based on the Eisenhorn trilogy. Jul 15, Nicholas rated it liked it Shelves: This isn’t a series if you want your ‘bolter porn’ as there is very little space marine action but don’t let that take eisenhlrn away as the story is awesome and it is great seeing the ‘shades of grey’ development over time with the main himself, Eisenhorn.


But this book hooked me on the 40k books. His former friends and allies are now gone or dying and he no longer has a place he can call home. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x 52mm He’s crafty and ruthless when he must be, but he’s also a great leader and puts his people high on his list of priorities. Views Read Edit View history.

Recently though I took another look at the concept and was blown away. One of the shots left a woman near dead, twitching in agony.

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May 17, Vincent rated it it was amazing Shelves: The books continue on as he tracks down an agent of Chaos the realm of dark gods and daemons and has to resort to increasingly heretical methods to make progress. Every death here is dwelled upon.

Inquisitors are part Soviet Commissars, part church sanctioned detectives who root out heresy, daemons and treachery across the universe. Second, Abnett keeps up the pace. It is to live in the cruellest and most bloody regime imaginable. Mankind must suffer so that mankind can survive.

Even when they write something borderline abndtt, it will be diminished by the fact that you have to know the world, and the knowledge that “hey, its a tie-in, how good can it be. Jun 12, Kdawg91 rated it it was amazing. For more totally unjustifie I am excited. It’s as if you took eisfnhorn private dick elements of Raymond Abndttlighte First off, this particular omnibus book is a compilations of three other books: To make things worse, Eisenhorn is once again declared as a Heretic by the Inquisition for his involvement with the Malus Codicium.

Several times I noticed that servitors were mentioned, but not really defined. He always has someone with the right skills close-by and the members rotate like clockwork.


He goes from being a staunch advocate of destroying anything used by the enemy a purist, if you will to, in the end, due to his abneft, circumstances, and needs, using the very tools and techniques that he has been trained and tasked with exposing and eradicating.

The cover of Hereticus from its initial release. Then over the course of the three books he starts to change and grow. Third, however, Abnett is not a silly writer, and despite the pace it is a smart set of novels. This is Warhammer, where a light gust of wind probably has ork spores on it, and they will grow inside you and an ork boy will rip you in half from the inside. But Abnett was fairly consistently named as a good writer of fun sci-fi, so I gave this a go.

Howard, mixed it in with some space opera elements, and added a healthy dash of science-becomes-religion, such as found in Dune, shook it all up together, and then dsn it simmer on a stovetop for a few hours. Jan 07, Angela rated it it was amazing. Eventually, even the most careful and responsible Radical will be overwhelmed by the warp.

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

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So many crazy ideas. Xenos, Malleus, and Hereticus. With this particular bad guy dead, Gregor dreams of something other than him for the first time in six years. All three books begin with a scene that leaves thousands dead and the stories follow Eisenhorn’s journey as he gathers eiisenhorn clues and searches for the masterminds behind each of the mass destructions. Refresh and try again. Forget the promise of progress and understanding, for in the grim dark future there is only war.

I doesn’t matter reading Eisenhorn. First da all, forget that this is a “Warhammer 40k” novel. The fact that one cares and fears about the characters sliding toward radicalism in their behaviours speaking highly of his excellent writing.