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Posted 23 June 2015 - 05:29 PM

mmm, kobo bookstore not showing anything, dont want to amazon because of icky drm issues on my reader.
Any other good ebook stores that will work on my kobo?

ETA nevermind, looks like WHS is saving the day

ETA no the fucking dont, I JUST WANT THE FOUNDING OMNIBUS TAKE MY FUCKING MONEY SOMEONE

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 05:31 PM

The Black Library sells them directly I believe.

http://www.blacklibr...warhammer-40000
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Posted 23 June 2015 - 05:39 PM

yeah I saw that, but I do so like omnibuses
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Posted 23 June 2015 - 06:05 PM

Fair enough.

The Omnibuses that they used to print have been discontinued as they SLOWLY re-release all the titles singly with new art (AFAIK)...I got the first two fairly easy, but the 3rd Omnibus was already out of print and I lucked out at a random store that had one, otherwise I'd have been screwed (the Omnibuses are selling for $$$ on amazon now).

Your best bet might be Abe Books, Book Depository, or another used book outlet. But they won't be cheap.

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 08:10 PM

I read a decent smattering of the 40k novels back when GGs and the Ragnar books first were released. Always lots of fun. My local Barnes and Nobles has the Warhammer omnibuses of Nagash and Sigmar. I've been tempted, but an concerned that it will lead to me wanting to put together a Fantasy army.
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Posted 23 June 2015 - 09:06 PM

Went for the ebooks of the first three. If I don't enjoy them, well I'll not be going any further.
Heading out for another three weeks work next week and need to load up the reader. To the recommendation thread!
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Posted 06 July 2015 - 06:15 PM

About halfway through straight silver. the ghost books are fuck, but Feth I hate Cuu
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Posted 10 July 2015 - 07:46 PM

Just finished sabbat martyr.
Right in the feels
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Posted 10 July 2015 - 09:18 PM

View PostMacros, on 10 July 2015 - 07:46 PM, said:

Just finished sabbat martyr.
Right in the feels

Jump to the Ciaphas Cain books afterwards.

Then read every Dan Abnett, Graham McNeill, and Nick Kyme WH40k book you can.
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Posted 11 July 2015 - 01:37 AM

View Postamphibian, on 10 July 2015 - 09:18 PM, said:

View PostMacros, on 10 July 2015 - 07:46 PM, said:

Just finished sabbat martyr.
Right in the feels

Jump to the Ciaphas Cain books afterwards.

Then read every Dan Abnett, Graham McNeill, and Nick Kyme WH40k book you can.


I love the Cain books. The dry, cynical narrative voice is a big change from the usual tone of Warhammer
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Posted 11 July 2015 - 04:23 AM

Try the Gaunts ghosts books, I'm halfway through the set. Real page turner with great characters.
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Posted 11 July 2015 - 04:56 AM

View PostBriar King, on 11 July 2015 - 03:26 AM, said:

I keep telling myself ONE day I ll try this set. I take it it's more or less like Forgotten Realms or Dragonlance but in space.

Nah, Gaunt's Ghosts is more like demented Band of Brothers with 100x the chaos demons, corrupted people, and evil monsters.

The other Space Marines stuff is like the Trojan War in Iron Man suits. The first one he made that couldn't fly and had a bigass flamethrower to roast enemies.
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Posted 19 July 2015 - 06:11 PM

View PostAndorion, on 11 July 2015 - 01:37 AM, said:

I love the Cain books. The dry, cynical narrative voice is a big change from the usual tone of Warhammer



Nah, it's probably the most true to the original 80's mashup of dark humour that 40k was, back when Orcs were basically football hooligans in space. The setting went Grimdark, but Cain is a welcome nod back to the daft madness that percolated through the setting in the late 80s/early 90s (for me at least)
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Posted 19 July 2015 - 06:26 PM

The omnibuses being discontinued in a monumentally stupid idea by GW (they've had plenty recently though). Those omnibuses put them on the map and have sold millions. Ditching them to re-release the books in single volumes is completely crazy.

That said, it does mean I don't have to wait until 3-4 years for the next GG or CAIN omnibuses and can get the individual volumes now, so I can get back into them sooner. That's something of a positive, I suppose.
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Posted 20 July 2015 - 02:17 AM

https://en.m.wikiped...aunt%27s_Ghosts

You want either the omnibus - The Founding - or the first book - The First and Only.

Not sure what you mean by new or old edit.
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Posted 20 July 2015 - 02:56 AM

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View PostAndorion, on 11 July 2015 - 01:37 AM, said:

I love the Cain books. The dry, cynical narrative voice is a big change from the usual tone of Warhammer



Nah, it's probably the most true to the original 80's mashup of dark humour that 40k was, back when Orcs were basically football hooligans in space. The setting went Grimdark, but Cain is a welcome nod back to the daft madness that percolated through the setting in the late 80s/early 90s (for me at least)


There's 80s Warhammer fiction? I thought it was mostly post 2000
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Posted 20 July 2015 - 04:20 AM

Afaik it all started in white dwarf and the other 40k magazines, short stories and the like. Ghosts were the first commisioned novels in the universe. Not sure on the timeline but the IP has been around a long long time
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Posted 20 July 2015 - 05:33 PM

View PostMacros, on 20 July 2015 - 04:20 AM, said:

Afaik it all started in white dwarf and the other 40k magazines, short stories and the like. Ghosts were the first commisioned novels in the universe. Not sure on the timeline but the IP has been around a long long time


^That. I was referring more to the background IP from the games than the novels. The old games had a broad streak of cynical humour that Cain encapsulates perfectly.
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Posted 22 August 2015 - 05:54 PM

So this rather obscure little bookplace I know is having a huge clearance sale, mainly trying to sell off slightly damaged and soiled copies. I am picking up a lot of things on the cheap but pride of place goes to this unnaturally huge number of warhammer books they have

I have so far picked up Eisenhorn, Ravenor, the rest of the Gaunts Ghosts, Ultramarines. There still seem to be a bunch left. I plan to go back next week.

Any suggestions for books i should look out for?
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Posted 22 August 2015 - 06:27 PM

Ciaphas Cain is some of the best WH40k out there. Any books by Dan Abnett, Graham McNeill, Gav Thorpe, Aaron Dembski-Bowden, Nick Kyme are also worth it (they write most of the Horus Heresy series, with some works by less good writers interspersed, as well as their own series).
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