Listening to a Warhammer audiobook again

After reading Horus Rising (actually gave it a 1* on goodreads; go figure), I had to admit to really not liking Warhammer 40k books. Lots of general 40K universe feeling, but not much or even barely any real story

Today I read a quote that about sums it up..

Quite a few Warhammer books are to be honest a bit crap and best avoided. They basically go like this:

A brief moment of tiresome and unrealistic dialogue.
WAAAGH! FIGHTING! SHOUTING! SMITE THEM! AAAAGHHH!
A brief moment of tiresome and unrealistic dialogue.
WAAAGH! FIGHTING! SHOUTING! SMITE THEM! AAAAGHHH!

Problem for me with those books is they do nothing much to give you a feel for the world they’re set in.

from http://bootaesbloodyblog.blogspot.be/2010/02/warhammer-books-where-to-start.html

That being said, the universe is aluring and I’m giving them another try. Though after listening to Butchers Nails, I can’t say it’s changed my opinion much. That being said, about 1/4th in Graham McNeill – A Thousand Sons at the moment.

 

The blogpost does offer that “The Eisenhorn trilogy” and “Gotrek and Felix” are worth while so I’ll give those another chance. I somehow have unspoiled hope for the Warhammer Fantasy universe. And I, foolishly, can’t chase the feeling that there must somehow be a book that plays out the Horus Heressy in a readable way, although I’m coming to be persuaded that I probably just need a book summarising the first five books in the series and cutting out half of the drab. Next up, False Gods, I guess…?

Published by Gert

Person-at-large.

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