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I really want to read some books and I was wondering what you thought was a good book/series?
I don't really care what ones they are be it a IG book, a SM books, or a "history" book like Horus Rising. I just was wondering what books were thought to be good. I have already read/have all of the Gaunt's Ghosts novels except for his last command (waiting for hardcover) and First and Only (can't find it)
thanks in advance
I recommend the Ciaphas Cain Series and the Horus Heresy Series. The Space Wolf Series was another good one, I loved th humour. Let's see... High priorities... You MUST read the the Eisenhorn and Ravenor books. And I absolutley love Storm of Iron. You want to see a fluff and an all-out chaos siege in it's finest, check this book out. It was one of the first to do it from the chaos perspective, although it covers both sides.
However... There are a few novels that are wholly unfluffy, completely impossible in the 40k universe, and should be avioded in general. These books were: Deus Encarmine and Deus Sanguinius, the second Armageddon book, and the Draco Series(Grephaun knows what I talking about). These books took soooooo much liberties with fluff, and most had frankly bad writing. They were written in more of a super-hero/super-villian perspective, or they were written in terms of modern-day-warfare, with wholly mortal beings in mind. If anyone has any love for the fluff of the 40k universe at all, aviod these books, or just disregard pretty much everything written in them, if your unfortunate enough to have read them already.
thanks, I checked another guys post and you both said about the same things so these books must be good. I'll try one of them probably.
Oh and I have read all 4 space wolf books, I own three, but thanks they were really good.
Beast, the Draco series wasn't THAT bad. (Mind you it was damned horrible come the last book, especially the crappy ending.)
Another good book is Lord of the Night, cause like Storm of Iron its about chaos marines (or rather a chaos marine) and shows the cunning and skill in which they truly can operate by.
His blood angel novels were the biggest flop ever, but James Swallow's sisters of battle novel, Faith and Fire, wasn't half bad. (It wasn't exactly more than half good either though, the bad guy they are after the entire novel pulls a cheesy twist in the end and many of the 'special' baddies are very repetative.)
Beast has it dead on though, the Eisenhorn novel's are three of the best out there. The go from good, to better, to sad and leave you wanting more while the Ravenor novel's are good as well but its best to read them with the understanding that all of the books are linked together in one giant story with several smaller stories intertwined in each one.
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