Inquisitor Eisenhorn is one on the most senior members of the Imperial Inquisition With his warband he scourges the galaxy in order to root out heresy When that heresy is found to infiltrate the hierarchy of the Imperium and the Inquisition itself, he must rely on himself alone to deal with it even if it means making deals with the enemy All three books of the EisenhoInquisitor Eisenhorn is one on the most senior members of the Imperial Inquisition With his warband he scourges the galaxy in order to root out heresy When that heresy is found to infiltrate the hierarchy of the Imperium and the Inquisition itself, he must rely on himself alone to deal with it even if it means making deals with the enemy All three books of the Eisenhorn trilogy along with two short stories and Eisenhorn s case book and compendium are included in one big volume
Eisenhorn Inquisitor Eisenhorn is one on the most senior members of the Imperial Inquisition With his warband he scourges the galaxy in order to root out heresy When that heresy is found to infiltrate the hiera

  • Title: Eisenhorn
  • Author: Dan Abnett
  • ISBN: 9781844161560
  • Page: 174
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Eisenhorn”

    1. Fantasy Review Barn.This is my first run of the Warhammer Universe, something I didn't think I was interested in. But Abnett was fairly consistently named as a good writer of fun sci-fi, so I gave this a go. I am happy I did.Luckily you need no knowledge of the WH4K world to start, what little background that is needed is dropped in ways that didn't piss me off. All three books contained(and the two short stories) were a first person narrative of Eisenhorn, a inquisitor who searchers for influen [...]

    2. Mistery, azione, thriller, fantasy ed horror in un oscuro futuro distopico da incubo. Basato sull'ambientazione di un famoso gioco di miniature, non é necessaria alcuna conoscenza del suddetto per apprezzarlo. Letto per la seconda volta dopo qualche anno e tanta voglia di rileggerlo ancora. Da evitare la vecchia edizione della Hobby & work tradotta con i piedi molto meglio l'omnibus in inglese contenente 2 racconti brevi oltre alla trilogia originale. Personaggi molto ben strutturati, ognun [...]

    3. Let's be honest, worshipping a dead idol is holding back the ImperiumEisenhorn, Warhammer 40,000s answer to Sherlock Holmes and Judge Dredd rolled into one. In this omnibus edition we're presented with three full length novels, those being; Xenos, Malleus and Hereticus. Ironically the name of the various Ordos (or Orders) within the Inquisition. There are also two very short stories, which sort of link in with the main storyline, somewhere. What can you expect? Plenty of problem solving and a pl [...]

    4. Wellat was fun.It was actually better than I thought. I had never read a Warhammer book before, let alone played any of the games. This was kind of an experiment.I'll tell ya, had 12 year old me read this book he woulda lost his shit! Likemind blown level of awesomeness.But, instead, 40 year old me read this book, and while still entertained, my mind wasn't blown.That said - this book was good enough that, down the road, I won't be so hesitant to pick up a Warhammer novel. Not every story has to [...]

    5. I love the Warhammer 40,000 universe. It's dark, it's grim, it's brutal, and there are space marines tearing aliens to pieces with their bare hands. The Eisenhorn trilogy by Dan Abnett shows a more intellectual side of this futuristic Dark Age, where man has forgotten more about technology than he will ever learn again. The trilogy tracks the established career of Gregor Eisenhorn, Inquisitor to the Imperium of Mankind. The story starts by portraying Eisenhorn as something of a progressive Inqui [...]

    6. I'm full of so many conflicted emotions at this moment, and in many ways, that's the mark of a great work of fiction. I've been a fan of Dan Abnett's comic book work for years now, and had heard many grand things about Eisenhorn, the book many consider his crowning achievement, before having myself the opportunity to read it. Often times in situations such as this, a book's impact is lessened by having such lofty expectations placed upon it. Not so, in this case.While I'm not privy yet to any of [...]

    7. **Spoiler-ish**I saved my review of Eisenhorn for after I completed Ravenor, since, before reading Ravenor I kind of figured they were all part of the same story. Now that I am done with it all I can really say is, "I kind of hate Dan Abnett." Dude wrecks my life. Wrecks it. The Gaunt's series is amazing, if you have read those and not been pissed off every time DA kills off a character you are not reading it right. The Inquisitor series is pretty much the same thing, only there are a lot fewer [...]

    8. This is the first book published by Black Library that I ever read. I knew almost nothing about the Warhammer 40k world, so there was a large learning curve. But this book hooked me on the 40k books. I have gone back and read several times and am preparing to do it again, before I read Pariah by Dan Abnett.Abnett is an amazing writer. Even without knowing anything about the 40k universe (based on humanity in the 41,000st century), I couldn't put this book down. The characters are so real, even t [...]

    9. This was actually my first WH40k novel to ever read, and I went into it expecting very little. So you can imagine how surprised I was to be confronted with the quality of this work. Some may have some gripes about it, like the flat female characters, the slow spots that are encountered, but all-in-all this is a hugely entertaining read. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys sci-fi in general. A great read!

    10. Swooped through the last third of the book in one evening, unable to put it aside until it is done. I can say that even if you are not a fan of Warhammer universe, the book is an outstanding example of science fiction and a well-structured, rounded plot. The author provides astonishing level of background detail into the workings of Imperium of Manking of the 41 millennium. In the grim future of mankind there is only war and I've enjoyed it immensely.

    11. As a wargamer I have read the fluff in the army codexes and enjoyed it and used it in games.but this book is one of the few novels in either 40k or warhammer fantasy I have read.I did enjoy it as it came highly recommended from my wargame club members.

    12. For those who don't know already, the Eisenhorn Omnibus is about the exploits of Gregor Eisenhorn, Imperial Inquisitor of the Ordo Xenos. Eisenhorn was originally just a character in Games Workshop's Inquisitor game but Dan Abnett found the concept artworks and liked them so much that he decided he must write the backstories for the character.The omnibus consists of three books and two short stories. The books are all named after the three major orders of the Inquisition, Ordo Xenos; Ordo Malleu [...]

    13. I have a vague memory of hanging out with some friends in elementary school as they rolled some dice and moved around some painted science fiction themed miniatures on a pool table. Watching them was interesting, but not super exciting. So that memory made me sort of set aside the concepts of Games Workshop’s “Warhammer 40,000” as not really my thing. Recently though I took another look at the concept and was blown away. Here was a world that mixed Lovecraftian horror, with fantasy, and th [...]

    14. First off, this particular omnibus book is a compilations of three other books: Xenos, Hereticus, and Malleus, as well as two more short stories. Now, while I know that this might be "sci-fi fluffiness", that's why it has it's own shelf. Overall, I really like the Eisenhorn series. Part detective story, part supernatural struggle against forces that threaten humanity, part horror, and some other stuff, all rolled into one. It's as if you took the private dick elements of Raymond Chandler, lighte [...]

    15. I hated giving this three stars, but I felt that I had to. Here's why:I've always been fascinated by Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 as games, and especially as settings. Part of what I really enjoy is the way in which it was founded as a grim satire of the utopian sci-fi of the early-mid 1980s. Nowadays, it seems to me that many players don't realize how much of the hyperbole which is typically employed by Games Workshop's writers is (or was, at any rate) a joke. Many players who are now introdu [...]

    16. Eisenhorn is a great pulp sci-fi novel (really a collection of three books, squeezed into one series, with two short stories between the three sections that make it up) and well worth the read, which will be quick and engrossing if you are into two things: thrillers and science fiction. I generally do not like thrillers, but still found myself soaking up the story of Inquisitor Eisenhorn's adventures through the universe of Warhammer 40k's more civilized (well, for Warhammer) locales as he battl [...]

    17. This book was sweet. I have always been a fan of Warhammer 40K. Books, figurines, videos games, anything, I love them all. This book however really stands out on its own. I've read the Horus Hersey and don't get me wrong, I loved it. Good versus evil, Space Marine versus Chaos Space Marine. But this book takes first prize. The main character is, you guessed it, Eisenhorn. He is a Inquisitor that is more or less a puritan at his own discipline. No using chaos powers to hunt chaos. Simple enough, [...]

    18. First of all, forget that this is a "Warhammer 40k" novel. I will go as far as saying that this is the best sci-fi book I have read to date. This is man fuel. A superior authored tale of the 41st millenium. The one page introduction of the universe at the beginning of the book will suffice as all the knowledge you need to tear into this one. Consider this quote from the intro:"To be a man in such times is to be one amongst untold billions. It is to live in the cruellest and most bloody regime im [...]

    19. There are many good books in the world of science fiction. Some will open new worlds, characters or themes. If you get the chance to read Eisenhorn it will do all three. Based in the worlds of Warhammer 40,000, Eisenhorn centers around the Imperial Inquisitor, Gregor Eisenhorn. Inquisitors are part Soviet Commissars, part church sanctioned detectives who root out heresy, daemons and treachery across the universe. More than just a space adventure, it is similar to "the name of the Rose", but in s [...]

    20. I confess. Although I am a Warhammer 40k fan, I do not deem most of the novels concerning this lore to be literary masterpieces. Most of them are average at best, if so. But this book oh, for the love of the God-Emperor, this book is amazing.Dan Abnett has unfanthomably vast vocabulary and the way he composes the sentences just made my spine tingle with joy.I confess. I've read the book in the deep voice that in my mind belongs to Eisenhorn. I wondered about the uniqueness of his so well thought [...]

    21. Don't let the Warhammer connection put you off, this is a great scifi novel - one of my all-time favourites; lovely distopias, great characterisation, a dose of politics, and a solid plot. The poignancy of the story arc in the final chapters is beautiful. No prior knowledge required. Okay, so the writing can be ever so slightly ropey in places, but it's more than made up for as the vocabulary and intelligence of the book shines through.For 40k fans, what a treat! Live through the politics of the [...]

    22. I wish I found this series earlier!It is one of my favorites to date and I loved being drawn into the dirty underbelly of the Imperium. 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 anything away as the story is awesome and it is great seeing the 'shades of grey' development over time with the main himself, Eisenhorn.

    23. Eisenhorn is an omnibus that joins the three Eisenhorn novels along with connecting short stories that run together chronologically. The first novel is the least accessible of the three. By the second and third, Abnett has soundly found his footing with Eisenhorn and his crew. This is a really interesting and worthwhile read because I was constantly wondering at just how far Eisenhorn would "break bad." Obviously he begins as a puritan, sickened and threatened by the radicals in the Inquisition. [...]

    24. my Everest of 2015, finally finished. I'm going to cheat just ever so little bit, by saying - it's actually three books I've read with this one, and of course all worth the while. an amazing treat and a tour de force both in fantasy and science fictions (gothic steampunk fantasy?), taking in count that the science fiction part mostly is so far-fetched, it becomes purely imaginative and fantasy diven. also, I'll admit, a surprisingly tough feat in psychology I didn't expect, knowing how the prota [...]

    25. An incredible book, I reread it at least once a year. Dan Abnett writes a story that takes a look at one mans journey from hardline inquisitor to a rebel doing questionable things to accomplish what needs to be done. Do the ends really justify the means? Can skirting corruption for the sake of protecting millions be justified?A very good trilogy.

    26. Excellent series. The auther progresses over the volumes and becomes better at being Eisenhorn, who - to my surprise - is a much more complex character than I thought at first. And more humane than I feared.Definitely recommended, even if you're not that much into WH40K.

    27. En el Oscuro futuro del 41° Milenio ¿Solo hay guerra?Durante la introducción, Dan Abnett, nos cuenta que la gente de la Black Library estaban desarrollando el juego "Inquisitor" y que comenzaron a enviarle muestras de lo que estaban planeando, dibujos, tablas, etc. y de repente las historias del inquisidor comenzaron a formarse en su mente, de modo que se comunicó con la Black Library y les dijo que quería hacer las novelas, ellos no podían estar más felices y así comenzó el proyecto.Wa [...]

    28. Another amazing, well written book(s) from one of the best writers for Warhammer 40K. Of course I'm bias to the core considering almost all the Warhammer books I've read have been by him. This is a phenomenal group of tales told about one of the best Inquisitors to have lived. As with Gaunt's Ghosts, the characters feel human regardless of how many substitutes for body parts they have. The only way you lose your humanity is by being tainted by Chaos. Not once did I tire of the stories. You not o [...]

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