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so i've finally decided to start reading something other than rules and was wondering where to start? What do you think is the best series and why?

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Try Blood Angels Omnibus + Red Fury By James Swallow. Great Series.

The Horus Heresy series is very good, too.
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Are you looking to go into black library books or something else?
If black library warhammer or 40k?


For WH I really enjoyed the konrad series as he started out as a piss ant and became a hero. the Guienvee ( sorry cant remember the name ) series was a great series for a darker side looking at life as a vamp. Of coarse you cant go past The slayer series, for following the life of gotrex is interesting.
40k the inq wars was alright being dark and brooding or any of your omnibuses for marines are fun I really did enjoy Ragnar series. And mechanicus was a cool book hard to get into but when you did hard to put the book down.

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Horus Heresy (do yourself a favor and skip 'battle for the abyss', and unless you are willing to take a hit to common sense and lovely old fluff 'descent of angels')
Eisenhorne (xenos/malleus/hereticus) series

Those give you a real feel for the setup of WHY in the 40k universe.
the fall, and then the paranoia.

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Commissar Cain books are awesome. Hero of the Imperium and Duty Calls are great books. Also the Soul Drinkers Omnibus is a good book as well.

Eyes with out life.
Maggot ridden corpses.
Mountains of skulls.
These are some of my favorite things.

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i want to stick to 40k, as i don't want to get addicted to a new universe. glad to hear the heresy books are generally good and the blood angels omnibus, as that was what i wanted to start with. and thanks for the warning about the abyss, will skip that one.

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Try the Eisenhorn omnibus and the Gaunts Ghosts series. Both are brilliant books some of the best I have ever read so you might want to give them a try. As others have said the Horus Heresy series is good too, with my personal favourite being Legion.

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definitely Gaunts Ghosts, and Last Chancers, both are great

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I would recommend that if you are going to do the Heresy series that you do all of the Heresy series. Some books are clearly inferior to others, but with the sequel to Descent of Angels coming this summer, I think it is handy to read everything. I must admit, Battle for the Abyss has been the most stand-alone of all of the stories, but I thought it was worth a read and to have in my collection.

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Storm of Iron, Double Eagle, Daemon World, and the two Word Bearers books by Anthony Reynolds are all worth reading.
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