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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I recall enjoying the various stories, but did it set my world on fire?

Eisenhorn (Series)

Sometimes you just want to sit down and get lost in a crazy adventure. Does Eisenhorn, one Inquisitor himself? At what point does using the tactics of the enemy cause him to become that which he is sworn to destroy? Consider this quote from the intro: His characters show depth, humor and frailties which make them believable.

Retrieved from ” http: I was not and indeed am not a Warhammer 40K sisenhorn and had only a rudimentary understanding of the universe it in habits. Reading about the fear induced by the Chaos Marine on Alizebeth Bequin reminds me abntt how truly fearsome and terrifying these creatures of Chaos are. Some of qbnett fiction has even hit best seller lists, which is pretty impressive for such a niche! He killed twelve thousand people, by the way.

This is a good book. Book ratings by Goodreads. For some reason, the Eisenhorn trilogy is only available as an omnibus edition at this point, and contains the three books: These are questions that have plagued scholars and military leaders for as long as scholars and military leaders have existed, but they’re still worth exploring, and Abnett eisenjorn so brilliantly.

I read this about five years ago and it’s going to be read by me again soon, and the only other book I ever read twice was Lord of the Rings. I actually originally read “Xenos”, the first novel in the trilogy, as a stand alone novel I picked up in a secondhand abbett and was so impressed I coughed up the money for the whole omnibus edition straight after.


The series was pitched by Abnett when he was given material from the game in-development as inspiration for his Gaunt’s Ghosts series onibus novels. Also, no instant travel. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Also, he had a goatee, so evil abnrtt confirmed. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I mean seriously, Astromancers? I sisenhorn not moved into the Bequin trilogy yet or the Ravenor sisenhorn. The feeling is hard to explain, but I always thought there were more loose ends to tie up then the author allowed for in his epilogues and sometimes, I did not clearly understand what was the fate of certain characters very clearly.

The main character is, you guessed it, Eisenhorn. That being said, though, a definite argument could be made for the truth in Ravenor’s words – “We all become radicals eventually as we appreciate that we must know our enemy in order to defeat him. 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. Well sign me up to the Schola, call the black ships, I could be an Inquisitor because I think I can decipher that onmibus.

Are you only vaguely aware of 40K, but have heard good things about this book? Refresh and try again.

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Also, canonically the entire thing is a minefield. I never was one much for what you might call police procedural type books. 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 exposure, circumstances, and needs, using the very tools and techniques that he has been trained and tasked with exposing and eradicating.

I think it’s an excellent touch to add Chaos Marines in this story. And I guess that’s why the book sold me.

The Inquisitor series is pretty much the same thing, only there are a lot fewer characters, and your heart breaks just a little bit more when one of them, well I wont say dies because that would be too easy.


That being toying with the unknown, employing questionable skills and techniques. Aug 04, Andrew Bass rated it it was amazing. You paint little men and then roll dice to see how much damage their little guns do to the other army of little painted men. What else do you need?? Every detail of the surrounding cryopods is turned into some sick dream.

Still, the tale leading up to these forced endings more then made up for their shallowness. Dec 24, Paul rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have suggested the Ciaphas Cain books by Sandy Mitchell for 40k newbies. Which I kind of expected as it’s a very in-depth game world, but I was really surprised at how awesome a lot of the stuff was. If there’s anything in the book that could be improved upon, it’s chopping down around the edges on the scrupulously detailed made-up martial art terminology within the rapidly paced battle scenes that slow the reading down as I’m I believe obliged to try following through with the names of the slicing and dicing moves made by the protagonist.

There are explosions, plenty of deaths and battles with Chaos Marines, daemons and even a Titan! Ironically the name of the various Ordos or Orders within the Inquisition.

Talk about doing a This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. I will say upfront that in my list of favorite characters in science fiction, Eisenhorn is on that list.

Apr 26, A. Oct 21, Ryan Lynd rated it it was amazing Shelves: I don’t omnivus buying the actual book, however, because it was very entertaining. It is not clear if the novels and stories are written in the same period, after Hereticusor are, as may be more likely, written intermittently during and after the events of the series.