WH40K Novel Recommendations
I was inspired by the slight derailment of the Star Wars EU thread when we started talking about Warhammer 40K novels, so I'll make a new one just for that topic.
I have been reading a few WH40k novels over the past year and have been enjoying them immensely. Here are what I have read so far:
Fifteen Hours - This is the shortest novel I have read in WH40K, and it is more focused on telling a war story than dealing with the established universe. An excellent read if you keep in mind that it does not go too deep into the WH40K mythos.
EisenhornPretty much a must read for anyone remotely interested in WH40K literature. This story arc is one of the best I have read and is an amazing read from start to finish.
Ravenor, Ravenor Returned and Ravenor Rogue are a trilogy spin-off from Eisenhorn. I have read the first two and they are fantastic, but have not been able to get a copy of the third yet. Anyone have idea why it does not seem to be available in Canada yet?
Gaunt's Ghosts - Anyone who has played Dawn of War with me knows I love the Imperial Guard. The Gaunt's Ghosts series follows one Imperial Guard Regiment through the Sabbat World crusades. This is a long running series that has an omnibus covering the beginning novels recently released. If anyone is a fan of the Imperial Guard, this is one to get.
Lord of The Night A stand alone story that is entertaining. The author loves to use similes and metaphors to describe everything to a level of detail that can get a bit over the top at times. Still, an entertaining read.
Eldar Prophecy - This was a struggle to get through. Flat out boring and more concerned with "political intrigue" than war. Unless you are a die hard fan of the Eldar, avoid this one.
Grey Knights and Dark Adeptus - Two books that deal with the Space Marine Chapter, The Grey Knights. I finished Grey Knights and am almost done Dark Adeptus. Grey Knights is excellent, as you get to explore the world of one of the most secretive chapters in WH40K and you get a sense of how different the Grey Knights are from other Space Marine Chapters. Dark Adeptus follows the same squad of Grey Knights as they fight on the world that is like nothing you have ever read before. Both are highly recommended.
There is my list so far. Sound off on any WH40K novels you have read and recommend.