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Jan 05, Richard Mann rated it it was amazing. Now I’ll be up front about this book, there were some things I didn’t like. Feb 13, Iri rated it really liked it Shelves: The parallels between this and Traitor General are — interesting.

I don’t usually give out spoilers from the books I read, but I have to give this one out. Personal tools Log in Request account.

Balhaut is also the place where the dead are commemorated and its industry revolves around both this and catering to the Imperial forces stationed there. In Straight SilverGaunt makes a reference to Commissar Yarrick — whom he calls the “Great Yarrick” — despite the fact the novel is set several centuries before the second war on Armageddon the conflict that made Yarrick a legend.

I for one hopes that Abnett will make more stops in the Sabbath Worlds.

Jun 13, Mary Catelli rated it it was amazing Shelves: Gaunt’s return to the world where he lost his former command but gained a new one adds new shades to his character. I’m not a complete newbie to the Gaunt’s Ghosts books – I read the first, First and Only, at the end of Blood Pact is the new entry in the hugely popular Gaunt’s Ghosts series set in the Warhammer 40, universe.

The books demonstrate a number of chronological errors that disagree with the established timeline. Wilder issues his last command to a platoon of Belladon soldiers participating in a suicidal rearguard for the rest of the regiment, of which Gaunt assumes leadership.


The last omnibus, The Lostwas so good that I couldn’t bear to wait a year or so for the next omnibus. Unbeknownst to any of them, especially after two years of doing jack al Yet again Dan Abnett knocks one out of the park with his excellent ‘Gaunt’s Ghost’s’ series. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Gaunt was correct when he told Jaume’s son cryptically ‘your father died a hero’. Only copies were printed for the release date in Septemberbut it has since been included in the Sabbat Worlds anthology, a background book of short stories, edited by Dan Abnett.

Blood Pact – Dan Abnett

As the Ghosts withdraw, General Noches Sturm of the Royal Volpone and his adjutant, Major Gilbear, both of whom were disdainful of Gaunt abbett his “low-born” soldiers, order the Ketzok to bombard the Tanith as they fall pacf to their base. Jan 06, Richard rated it really liked it Shelves: Review quote ” If Dan Abnett held a military rank in the Warhammer 40, he would be the ‘Warmaster’ Since its founding, the Tanith First-and-Only has served in the following campaigns and warzones:.

It is not described in great detail, but it contains a large holographic projection of Tanith. Feb 25, Student Teacher rated it really liked it. And lastly, let’s look at the featured characters, Gaunt, Tona, Maggs Being set on Balhaut, a safe world that isn’t too far from the front line, we get to see a city home to the average person and see just how an Imperial World works.

BOOK REVIEW: Blood Pact, Dan Abnett – Bell of Lost Souls

Catching up to Traitor General but not quite there. Highlight it to see the OMG part of the book!

Each novel begins blpod an extract from a fictional book called A History of the Later Imperial Crusadeswhich briefly explains the situation in which the Ghosts have been deployed.

Even worse, the Inquisition wants to know why Mabbon asked for Gaunt by name. Gaunt stabbed Flense to death beneath Target Primaris, before escaping along with his men. I’m going to be catching up with bllod series as soon as I get the chance Tanith is briefly visited in Ghostmakerand described by the Ghosts in various novels.


The title of the novel is part of an old Imperial proverb; only in death does duty end. The mega-city’s neighbouring hive, Ferrozoica, amasses an army and marches on their former rival with an unknown agenda. Feb 06, Mhoram rated it really liked it.

There are also ancillary novels devoted to minor characters in the main series and a mock “historical book” about the war in which the books take place, as well as merchandise such as badges, T-shirts, and special editions of the books themselves. Once again he has perfected a page turner that is very easy to flip through while it still gives you much more than expected from a pulp military sci-fi thriller. The jungle world of Monthax is the setting for the end of Ghostmakerwhen Gaunt and his men encounter the alien Eldar as they struggle to wipe out a Chaos infestation.

The Gaunt’s Ghosts series of books have been said to be inspired heavily by the Sharpe series of books written by Bernard Cornwell. Two years on, however, the Ghosts are becoming restless from the lack of combat and purpose. Following the events of Blood PactColonel-Commissar Gaunt and his Ghosts are returned to active duty, and are given one of their most formidable assignments yet; a mysterious space hulk known as Salvation’s Reach.

Dec 28, Tobin rated it really liked it.

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