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Well, I;ve been thinking of delving more into the 40k background beyond the codices (which are geting less and less fluffy these days) and I was wondering if any of the 40k novels are especially good and which ones suck the most.

I hear a lot of mixed reviews about 40k literature
 

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the novels are great. It depends upon the author though. William King is perhaps my favorite with the space wolf novels. He makes Ragnar leap off the pages.

The Blood angels two parter is good too...Deus Encarmine and Deus Sanguinnius by james Swallow.

The Gaunts Ghosts novels are good too, but the series is long.

Nightbringer is a good novel too.

If you like short stories get Deathwing.
 

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i agree with pathwinder
the space wolf novels are the bset ones iv read, with Gaunts Ghosts coming a close second.

also the ultramarine novels are ok eg nightbringer or dead sky black sun and the IRon Warrior books by the same author are also great

a lot of the 40k novels are a bit hit and miss so you have to watch out
 

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How about the Bloodquest books?
 

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Storm of Iron is one of the best 40k books i've read and I've read a lot of them, I also agree with the Gaunts Ghosts series of course.
 

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All the ones Ive read so far have been awesome :D

"Let the Galaxy Burn" big collection of short-stories (Almost all good ^^)

"Last Chancers" has all the Last Chancer novels and its awesome!

"Ultramarines Omnibus" Oodles of Ultramarine action ^__^

"Conquest of Armageddon" My favorite Chapter, the Black Templars!

"Lord of the Night" (Or something like that) A pretty good one featuring an Imperial world and the heir to the Night Lords Legion.
 

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To date my favourites are, in order:

Gaunts Ghosts novels
Space Wolf novels
Eisnehorn trilogy
Storm of Iron (best Chaos book imho)
Ciaphas Cain novels
a few more


Ones I didn't like were the Grey Knight novels and the Ravenor series. Just not up to decent reading standards for me.
 

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The Wraithlord said:
To date my favourites are, in order:

Gaunts Ghosts novels
Space Wolf novels
Eisnehorn trilogy
Storm of Iron (best Chaos book imho)
Ciaphas Cain novels
a few more


Ones I didn't like were the Grey Knight novels and the Ravenor series. Just not up to decent reading standards for me.
Oooh, I almost got an Omnibus containing all the Eisenhorn novels, but the Barne's and Noble I generally shop at ran out of them. I plan to get one sometime in the future though. Eisenhorn is an Inquisitor isnt he?
 

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Can't believe nobody's mentioned the Horus Heresy books brilliant read!
I also think the Guants ghost books are great fairly long series but all really good, just started the Eisenhorn triology book and from what I've read so far It's damn good :D
Edit: Thought the two Deus BA books were ok but the fluff Just seems so wrong, wouldn't recommend them anyhow.
 

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Holy crap LongBeard you are right. I can't believe I missed the Heresy books!
 

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I read everything SF and Fantasy.

And you wont believe how much better Dan Abnett and Graham McNeil are compared to many others.

40k wise...Read the following:

The Eisenhorn series
The Ravenor Series
The Gaunts Ghosts Series
Strom of Iron
Nightbringer
and the Horus Heresy Series

Those are by far the best. Stay away from Ben Counter! It is a waste of money!
 

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Couldn't agree more on that one. Can't remember which book it was but it had the Grey Knights in it on a world that reappeared from the Warp after 1000 years or so and was given to Chaos. The way that book ended digusted me. I will never read a book by Counter again.
 

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LongBeard said:
Can't believe nobody's mentioned the Horus Heresy books brilliant read!
I also think the Guants ghost books are great fairly long series but all really good, just started the Eisenhorn triology book and from what I've read so far It's damn good :D
Edit: Thought the two Deus BA books were ok but the fluff Just seems so wrong, wouldn't recommend them anyhow.
Yes!!! Horus Rising is perhaps the best book I've read in a while. Read it between exams this week. Dan Abnett rocks!
 

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How about books featuring Chaos Space Marines as the main characters? I know of Storm of Iron and Lord of the Knight, and the Soul Drinkers are renegade(their omnibus is out, isn't it?), but are there any others?
 

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I think most of the stuff is OK but won't win many prizes.

I tend to wait for the omnibuses to save cash as few of them are worth £7 but three for £9 is cool with me.
 

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I've read the horus heresy books & they are brilliant ( can't wait for escape of the eisenstein ( march) & fulgrim (july i think)). I've also read the soul drinkers omnibus which i enjoyed & the next one is chapter wars in april. I have also been reccommended the eisenhorn books & the gaunts series. but they will have to wait for the time being.
 

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ive read the first heresy book, and the first Deathwatch book...

Horus Rising is cool enjoyable...

the Deathwatch book, i forget the name, was truly a tragedy. my god, was it awful. The first scene was like reading the screenplay to Starship Troopers. dear. lord. avoid.
 
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