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I just barely started Eldar and I want to read some more of their fluff to get more stoked about them. Do they have any novels about them and if so, which are the best?
Eldar Prophecy is an eldar-centric story. But it is very poorly written. It has the dubious honor of being the one book I haven't finished (and have no desire to)
* "I'm Significant!" -screamed the dust speck
* "Call me old fashioned, but an evil ascension to power just isn't the same without someone chanting faux Latin in the background."
Wasn't there also one where the Eldar teamed up with the Inquisition to fight Chaos? I think it was a big, epic, three-parter and one of the books was called "Harlequin".
Surprisingly enough, the short story "The Torturer's Tale" really gets into the background of the Eldar race as a whole (tells about the Fall, though it is from the Dark Eldar's point of view... they were all Eldar at that point). You can find the story here. It's quite a good read.
,,Farseer'' is nicely written and tells A LOT about Ulthwe, yet.... it's simply impossible to find it, on sale, in internet, anything.
Ach, and in ,,The tales of 41st Millenium" at the end there was ,,Tears of blood''. It's telling a lot about Imperial present times from both points of view of men and eldar. And of course there is much more...
I completely disagree. I thought it was fantastically written and I have a friend who enjoyed it just as much. However the book is far removed from the usual Warhammer 40k style fiction, and I have heard it praised as much as slated (think marmite).Eldar Prophecy is an eldar-centric story. But it is very poorly written. It has the dubious honor of being the one book I haven't finished (and have no desire to)
The thing I found that was good about it is that it gives you an insight of the Eldar psyche without humanising them. It theorises about their motivation and desires in a way that can be related to.
But if you want standard easy going Warhammer fiction this will not be for you.
You can buy Farseer here for approximately £10-20 second hand I dont think it's in print anymore
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Havn't read it yet but I liked some of William Kings other stuff
Last edited by Sam51; July 20th, 2008 at 14:59.
Havn't read those so I can't help you but I thought Eldar Prophecy was great, one of the best Black Library books I've read. For every person that liked it however there seems to be one who doesn't. There are also arguments as to how well it represents the Eldar. I, like the people who liked it feel it is true to the Eldar, however some others don't.I loved the Shira Calpurnia novels and they were hardly easygoing, so this one sounds like it might be for me.
I think the Black Library books are not always as canonical (if thats the right word maybe true to the fluff) as they should be. For example the Blood Angels trilogy did not seem to have the Space Marine, Chaos SM and Imperial Guard differences that the Space Wolf omnibus had. Blood Angels seemed just a bit too powerful compared to the CSM (part from Mephisto who should be solid ) and disorganised compared with both the Space Wolf omnibus and Blood Angels fluff. Sorry different discussion for a different day.
But the point being is the Eldar are not even Superhumans they are utterly alien so I think different people see them in different ways.
Unfortunately most, if not all, books that contain references to Eldar are innacurate fluff-wise. Generally where casualties are concerned, primarily. They generally irritate me, but it doesn't prevent me from enjoying them most of the time.