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Hi, i have just finished reading this book(pub:1990), and am about to aquire inquisition war, and i am wondering why BL produces the other books but not this 1.
EDIT: i might add this is the only book or fluff i have read in which the emperor had a voice. Hopfully horus rising will have him in too.
Last edited by Haemogod; March 26th, 2006 at 13:34.
As you have noticed, some of the earliest Black Library books weren’t published by Black Library at all. This is because Black Library was not founded until 1997 when the Inferno! magazines were first published. Before 1997 the Warhammer books were published first by Games Workshop itself, then under license by the British company Boxtree Books; the most important titles from those days have later been reissued by Black Library, which is the case with the Inquisition War trilogy by Ian Watson which I believe can be found as Black Library publications both as single books and in a compilation of all tree books in one. However, other books, such as Ian Watson’s classic novel ‘Space Marine’ that started the whole tradition of Warhammer novels, have not been reissued and must be tracked down in the original Boxtree version.
As for the Emperor having a voice, I do think Inquisition War is the only fluff that actually has the Emperor taking such an active part in the story; more recent novels are not without divine interventions, but here the Emperor seems to prefer to work through lesser agents such as His saints and/or having the Astronomican guide important characters. It is generally accepted in the current canon fluff that the Emperor does not speak directly to anyone anymore, except perhaps His Custodians who unfortunately aren’t inclined to let us know whether this is true or not.
As for what ‘Horus Rising’ will reveal, I can’t say that. I could have told you, had Games Workshop not lost my pre-ordered book in the mail. :cry: If anyone has actually been fortunate enough to lay their hands on the book, please, please remember to use the [spoiler] spoiler tags [/spoiler] so I won’t have the book spoiled! Thank you!
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Well this one i just got from the library is a box tree one, ends: "The Inquisition War had begun; though in another sense it had begun years earlier when Jaq Draco first uttered the words, Believe me, I intend to tell the truth..." This isnt much of a spoiler and its the last paragraph in the book, but i get the impression that the Inquisition War series begins where this ends.... which of course doesnt make sense how the prequel to the trilogy is no longer produced, i shall let thou know more after i have aquired the series from the library.
This book was so appallingly bad it made me allergic to words. Go for Faith and Fire instead, I hear that's good.
Everyone here will tell you that book is pretty much a giant crock of outdated wood pulp. It's sixteen years old, nearly every detail in it has been revised or retconned - in almost all cases for the better - and the plot wasn't that flash to begin with. I tried to read the Inquisition War once and gave up when I realised every third paragraph involved one of the male characters staring at the sole female one. I can understand what's going through their minds, but he doesn't have to mention it all the time.
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Mr_Wayne: "Some people believe that the World Eaters do not field any ranged weaponry. Those people often die at a distance."
The fact she was supposed to be a psychotic, psychically altered assassin made it all the more pathetic.
The biggest crock of all for me was them dressing up in little disguises and sneaking through the Imperial Palace, past the Custodes and standing before the Emperor. The whole thing put pictures in my mind of Jaq and the others in trilby hats, long brown coats and Groucho Marx noses sneaking along the corridors pushing Laundry carts and hiding in vases to evade the 1920's policemen chasing them. The fact the Emperor actually SPOKE TO THEM at the end of the tomfoolery made me destroy the book.
I've read fanfics that are better than this tripe. Please don't buy it :C
Edit, Darkreever-four posts up Greph has given the spoiler tags, please use them next time so that we do not have to remind you and so you dont end up unintentionally spoiling something.
Last edited by darkreever; March 30th, 2006 at 17:37.
I thought it was a good read. Of course the only bit of it i will file away in my head as 40k fluff, is the timeline at the front.
I just got Draco, and it appears to be the same book as inquisitor,only renamed.