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I have become interested in reading about the inquisition, and I've heard that both the Eisenhorn and Ravenor books are really good. I was thinking of starting with Eisenhorn, but which does everyone else recommend?
 

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Eisenhorn. Ravenor was originally Eisenhorn's interrogator so you see how he came about.
 

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Eisenhorn. Great book, and shaantitus has a point there about seeing how Ravenor comes out. I think the Eisenhorn series is better though, but both are still good reads.
 

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Yeah, you really need to start with Eisenhorn. To be fair, the way its written means you can read the Ravenor trilogy on its own, but if you are going to be reading both you need to read them in that order.
 

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Eisenhorn gives badass a new meaning, so defiantly start with that.
 

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I actually did read them in reverse, and felt I did lose out on a bit of the Eisenhorn series because of it.
 

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Depends who you are, some people get two.

All in all, it really depends which of the two will tickle your fancy more. Everything aside, Eisenhorn by and large reads like a tragedy at times, and by reading it you'd find out why. For the most part though, it covers a larger portion of time, it being about some of the pinnacle events in Eisenhorns life.

Ravenor reads more of some epic occuring behind the scenes, with a the hero and his companions ultimately unaware of just what it is they are up against until things start moving and it is nearly to late. Ravenor deals with a grander scheme, in the end its a big focus of the series, whereas in Eisenhorn there is an over-extending story arc but it is not the ultimate focus of events.


As others have mentioned, Eisenhorn is a good place to start between the two. Partly because reading Eisenhorn than Ravenor, some things will make sense and you might enjoy more. Another reason to do so is because Eisenhorn is before Ravenor, he is his mentor after all; and is mentioned several times in the Ravenor series. So getting an idea of the guys life and how he affected those who know him in Ravenor can be interesting.



If you can't guess, I'm agreeing you should read Eisenhorn first.
 

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Ahhh Eisenhorn! How I wish I could read that book for the first time again. Yes the middle story wasn't as good as the first and last story. But overall it's a BL must read. I'm yet to read Ravenor, but it's sitting on my shelf waiting for me. Start with the Horn mate, you won't look back. Look out fir the 1st person perspective writing for a bit of a change up!
 

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Pretty much this, yeah. That dude has BMF written all over his forehead.
Haha. Cool. I've finally gotten into the Ciaphas Cain series, and I think Amberly is pretty cool, which sparked my interest in the Inquisition, particularly in Ordo Xenos. I knew that Ravenor was a spin off of Eisenhorn, but I was curious has to which people thought was better. Thanks for the help.
 

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Eisenhorn is probably one of the best BL book series there are, (literally) right next to Gaunt's Ghosts. I'd say Eisenhorn because I haven't read Ravenor yet, but from reading this I think I'm about to go out and buy it today.

Off Topic: Jaq Draco from the inquisiton War would probably kick both of their asses, IMHO.
 

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Eisenhorn is the beginning and is a good insight into the inquisition factions. I'd start there and then as I was you well be compelled onto Ravenor where you will not be dissapointed.

Its a superb read, I'd say almost as good as eisenhorn
 
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