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post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-28-13, 07:37 PM
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who I felt was very "James Bond-ish" at times (particularly when he's on the grav train with his ladyfriend) and therefore felt slightly contrived.
That was actually one of my favorite parts of the series. The thing I liked about it (and the series in general) was that we got to see more of the "normal" environments of the Imperium, we saw how various societies operate within this great big sprawling mass. I wish BL would put out more stuff like this.
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The thing I liked about it (and the series in general) was that we got to see more of the "normal" environments of the Imperium, we saw how various societies operate within this great big sprawling mass. I wish BL would put out more stuff like this.
This a thousand times and more.

It's one of the reasons I also enjoyed the very police-procedural feel to the Calpurnia books as well....


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Eisenhorn and Ravenor are still my favorite things from the Black Library
This x1000. Nothing ive read from BL has ever come close to reading the Eisenhorn and Ravenor omnibus' for the first time. They blew me away. After reading so many Space Marine book previous to these, Space Marines just get so one-dimensional and boring. God I hated them. Then these books come along and you have a character who's mortal, flawed and relatable because he actually human. There were times where he was scared, you were scared for him and his people.

IMO there needs to be more 40K books with less Space Marines.

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It's one of the reasons I also enjoyed the very police-procedural feel to the Calpurnia books as well....
Struggled with the long winded descriptive writing style of that book. Couldn't get far into it before i moved on to other books. Maybe I should go back and check it out again?

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Struggled with the long winded descriptive writing style of that book. Couldn't get far into it before i moved on to other books. Maybe I should go back and check it out again?
You may not have been in the right frame of mind at the time, or it simply might not be for you.
Either way, I'd recommend another go at it


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Those are amongst some of the best covers I've seen! Also the audio is his first real assigment as an Inquisitor (I think). In the other short he is just an Interrogator!
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I doubt it's his first mission seeing as how its apparently Fischig on the cover. Their first encounter, Eisenhorn was already an established Inquisitor.
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I doubt it's his first mission seeing as how its apparently Fischig on the cover. Their first encounter, Eisenhorn was already an established Inquisitor.
The cover art is from the French version of Xenos and is in no way related to the story.

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I doubt it's his first mission seeing as how its apparently Fischig on the cover. Their first encounter, Eisenhorn was already an established Inquisitor.
Well I have listened to the audio and it is the first mission he is on. He is investigating a series of ritualistic murders way long before the main trilogy takes place. He is working with the local Arbites if I'm not mistaken as well.
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I 've finaly read Ravenor series this year, and Bequin book too. Those Inquisitors books and Ciaphas Cain ones are always nice break from all 40K/HH bolter porn, with which, after 50+ BL novels, I'm little fed up.

I've found Ravenor books to be better than Eisenhorn ones, but maybe just because they are fresher in my memory.Eisenhorn's change through novels is very interesting and well done. Ravenor's books have better supporting cast naturally.
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