Ravenor, The Omnibus (A Warhammer Omnibus) [Dan Abnett] on Amazon .com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Contains the novels: Ravenor. The first three novels, Ravenor, Ravenor Returned, and Ravenor Rogue, were first published in hardcover and later re-published in paperback. An Omnibus. I recently finished the Ravenor books after absolutely loving Eisenhorn and must say that I was quite disappointed with the Ravenor trilogy. I.

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In just as few, he can then set a dozen pieces in motion. Molotch, you see, is Ravenor’s nemesis p. If Ravdnor had gotten to the end of Ravenor and not be assured there was more to come I ravenir have ordered an Exterminatus on Nottingham. One of the things that Mr. This is the second time I’ve read it. I mean that the novels are so closely linked that they can be read as a single work.

If you want to get in contact with me for any reason, feel free to email me at nskteh[at]gmail[dot]com. The first novel in the set seemed a bit slow to be honest.

Posted by Nathaniel Katz at 2: Progtastic 1 week ago. These books are fun, if dark, mysteries and the characters that play within them are well thought out and executed. A masterclass in franchise fiction. Ill tempered and heavily armed. Patience Kys – A telekinetic psyker with a ravenir past.

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Unlike many of the 4 and 5 star reviews by other readers, I would give this a 3 at best. Fan fiction must be labeled, such as using [F] to denote such a post. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. Abnett, as always, is not content to play around in the sandbox of the 40k universe.

It also made sense to have at least one “shunned” pariah in the books considering the off-putting nature of the condition. Looping Wor l d.

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Aspects of this succeed, particularly a scene where the infected manipulates a companion to near the point of suicide and wreaks havoc on the streets while speaking to Ravenor, and the good inquisitor remains blind.


While on the subject of characters, I should point out that Abnett seems to have developed something of a crush for the acrobat-cum-killer Kara Swole. As a novel collection, though, I think it’s quite excellent and, by the end, a worthy continuation of Abnett’s chunk of the 40K universe. The first third of this book is roug I never disliked Ravenor, but always had a hard time getting into his stories after Eisenhorn. There are a great number of players here, but Abnett quickly differentiates each with central characteristics before, as they act and proceed, delving deeper into their psyche and actions.

Two characters Carl Thonius and Patience Kys have actual arcs and conflicts. This time it’s all 3rd person, but it works because now we can see how the villains must adapt to handle the Inquisition in real time.

The two are twined in destiny ibid. Eisenhorn had way better side characters. Save for a clever trap or two, everyone basically stumbles around until the climax, at which point what might be supposed to be the trilogy’s central arc comes to a climax. So yeah, unless you don’t like dark rather dark space opera go ahead and read this.

I never disliked Ravenor, but always had a hard time getting into his stories after Eisenhorn. The Inquisition sends their own to keep Ravenor in check. The book, just like in real life, doesn’t end in a nice bow with all ends done.

There’s detective work, dealings with organized crime, sci-fi action, inter-personal drama, omnibuw mysticism, and some very nicely Lovecraftian evil. Eisenhorn himself narrated the first 3 books.

There was a good bit of twists and turns, well thought out bit characters that show up only to get disposed of in a fashion that foreshadows omnibhs the main characters will be dealing with, a fair amount of delving into character histories, etc. I enjoyed the attention to detail in how things functioned, from the grandiosely grotesque societies of 41st millenium from richest to poorest, to the governm This sprawling collection is probably best read in one full sweep, as the stories are interconnected and the dramatic tension builds through the earlier novels.


Featuring hopefully in-depth and possibly insightful reviews of fantasy, science fiction and horror books and stories. The roster of characters in this trilogy actually feel like people, with all their strengths and weaknesses, and wher I’ve said it before, but if anyone can take the unremittingly grim, guns-and-gore drenched building blocks of the Warhammer 40k world and create something worth reading out of it, it’s Dan Abnett.

If you want to talk politics, go to one of the existing 50 million subs where you can already do this. It’s been a while, but I do remember feeling like Eisenhorn was the better series. References [ edit omnubus Abnett, Dan This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Cynia Preest – Captain of the Hinterlight, a rogue trade ship regularly employed by Ravenor. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

In a way his restraint and control is greater than his mentor.

He almost wins over Patience by making her understand how the Omnibuus gene affects people around him, but by then it was too little, too late. I also disagree with having several POV characters, cause I felt it dragged out the story unnecessarily. He is defined by his disability and that gives him a tremendous depth. You’re well acquainted with the characters this time and their mission feels more cohesive as a whole.

Book Review Artemis by Andy Weir 11 months ago. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Character focus shifts around a bit as time goes on, and that’s OK, too.

Sholto Unwerth is rwvenor comic relief that works AND one you end up actually caring about. Loses the detective novel aspect that was what made me like every book in Eisenhorn. Oddly enough for a 40k story, however, Ravenor has no war in it though that’s not to say no action.