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post #81 of 93 (permalink) Old 06-28-11, 02:20 PM
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With all the rave reviews and all I took the dive and grabbed the Ravenor Omnibus to see what all the hype was about. Loved it
You know you're 'meant' to read Eisenhorn first? . Never mind, many people read Ravenor before they do Eisenhorn.
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My first proper BL book was the Eisenhorn Omnibus - never been beat yet - in the sense of the main charactor being absolutely spot on.

Prior to that I read a very obcsure 40k one off novel that I cannot remember the title of.

It was about a planet cut off by warp storms, on which a small Imperial outpost was set up but not strong enough to take over the whole planet, on which was also a tribal community run by chaos shaman, who oddly enough were really decent people, who feared loosing their way of life to the Imperium. When it was feared that the warp storms would abate, there was battle, the tribes people used various ingenous primitive spells and creatures, such as horses that moved in and out of the warp and made effective cavalry. The tribes were portrayed as noble and decent, and the Imperium as cruel and greedy (very similar to avatar the film). Any way they got together and seemed to summon a star child (may have been a warp deamon like cherubeal), only as he grew rapidly from a childhood and became more powerful he seemed not to care for thier fate that much.

Does this story line ring any bells.
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Nightbringer, by Graham, popped my black library cherry, so to speak.

The Website kept telling me that my profile was only 80% complete without creating a signature. Ain't no website going to tell me I was a lazy shit, no sir.
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Deathworld, believe it or not.

Favorite is probably that Ravenor series.

I stay away from the Horus Heresy novels.

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Deathworld, believe it or not.

Favorite is probably that Ravenor series.

I stay away from the Horus Heresy novels.
Then you're missing out
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I stay away from the Horus Heresy novels.
shame... One of the best BL books i've read was The First Heretic. It was NYT bestseller for a reason.

i would suggest you rethink your alienation of the series. just a suggestion, because i think you would really like it.

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I stay away from the Horus Heresy novels.
Out of curiosity, would you quantify that statement? As CP has said, you're missing out on some superb writing.

For me, my first Black Library book was Horus Rising. Been devouring them since, but I have a definite preference for Space Marine action over all the other parts of the 40K-verse.

I've been enjoying a shift to the WHF-verse (for a variety of reasons, including writey-based ones) and frequently think that it's a real shame more isn't made of some of the WHF titles. Because they're really, really good. (ANYTHING by Chris Wraight, for example, the Nagash series...)

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The first BL book I purchased was "Into the Maelstrom" - a collection of short stories, if I remember correct.

This was so time ago...I can't even find it on the BL website (before they used to have an 'out of stock' tab...now I can't find it)
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First BL book I read was Horus Rising, which is part of the Horus Heresy series. I started reading it shortly after I finished my first small Space Marine Company lol.
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My first Warhammer novel was Konrad, waaaaay back too long ago. I don't know if the GW novels were BL at the time, but that was my first novel of GW IP. I didn't get a proper BL book until Space Wolf was released.
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