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evening all,

Some time ago i read the storm of iron by Graham Mcneill by accident while killing time! i loved the book and would like to start reading some more novels of a similar fashion but would like to start at the beginning so i understand just what the duece is going on... Can any one recomend a good starting point and direction to go in?

I have looked on Amazon and can see the horus heresy thats starts prior to 40K is there where i should start?

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thanks haiax0
 

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Well. There are plenty of places you could start depending on your interests. The Horus Heresy was where I first started with Warhammer 40K. I got so interested in the books that I started playing the tabletop.

So yes start with Horus Rising and work your way through the series. Its a great insight on the way Space Marines think and feel. Also if you like Chaos Space Marines in general a good series is the Word Bearer books like Dark Apostle ect ect.
 

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If you want an introduction the Ultramarine omnibus would be a good place to start. Some of the characters from storm of iron appear in it too. The horus heresy series is immense and it is not yet finished but the whole series(including the less good books) all add to the detail of the 40K universe. Personally for a single book try 'lord of the night'. I thought it was a cracking good read.
Welcome to heresy also.
 

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Firstly thank you for your input i appreciate it,

so as i understand it, if i want to read about the heretics and chaos as a general - I will pick horus heresey books - from there is it just a case of picking up any other book and i will have the jist about chaos??

(I purchased horus heresy 1 last night called uprising?!?)

Also if i want to read about the "good guys" blood angels, ultramarines, space wolfes blah blah... where is the best place to start with there stories? since i have only read one book by graham-mcneill which i thouroughly enjoyed, is he best to start with and just pick up any 40k book?

Sorry to be so vague but if i have some direction to understand the storylines as a nooby im more likley to read on in sequence :)
 

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Well. My very first introduction to the Loyalist Space Marines was the Space Wolf Omnibus. Effing great read. It follows the tale of Ragnar Blackmane, its a rip roaring romp through his transformation from a mere mortal boy to a true blue space marine.

Both of the Omnibus' are out so I'd highly recommend you to pick those up. Plus as a side note if you're interested in the other races... Particularly the Eldar I'd get the book Path of the Warrior. All I can say about this book is wow... I am not even halfway through and already I expect a sequel to this amazing tale.
 

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Lord of the night is another chaos book and I quite like that,
I would also recommend the ultramarines omnibus even if you're more of a chaos fan as one of the books (can't remember which) links heavily into storm of iron

oh and welcome!
 
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