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post Mar 23 2012, 08:15 PM
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QUOTE(ReaperWG @ Mar 23 2012, 04:59 AM) *

I better give the heresy series more of a chance then, as i have read a couple and felt them to be not that great (descent of angels being one of them).
Would you say its better to start at the very beginning and work your way through?


Yep, as I said, that opening trilogy is excellent. You should definitely start with those three, but after that I think the order becomes much less important. Whilst each of the books is part of one larger story arc, they mostly tell their own different smaller arcs.

Fluff is 40k's greatest strength, and the Heresy is one of the best pieces of that fluff.
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post Mar 23 2012, 09:32 PM
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they do tell their own stories but a handful make references to earlier books or in the case of thousand sons & Prospero Burns are together


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post Mar 25 2012, 04:37 PM
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they do tell their own stories but a handful make references to earlier books or in the case of thousand sons & Prospero Burns are together


right ok, time to find them all.
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post Mar 25 2012, 09:01 PM
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Stay away from Dwarf novels written by Gav Thorpe unless you have run out of toilet paper armata_PDT_05.gif


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post Mar 25 2012, 09:21 PM
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QUOTE(6d6 @ Mar 25 2012, 10:01 PM) *

Stay away from Dwarf novels written by Gav Thorpe unless you have run out of toilet paper armata_PDT_05.gif



I liked those novels, they made me start Dwarves.

Best few novels for Fantasy:

Early really gritty stuff: Thunder and Steel (Riders of the Dead, Wolves of Ulric? & Gilead's Blood) - Dan Abnett's early stuff from when BL was Inferno.

Personal favourite: Malus Darkblade series. IMO best books in black library. Very indepth fluff for Dark Elves (Good for settin' scenes).

Lighter read: Gotrek and Felix. They won't give you too much of an insight into the day and life of Fantasy, but it does open some cool scenarios and plot twists for your campaign.

Nagash Series: I found the first book pretty rough with all the Egyptian sounding names and places. That said, I did find Part: 2 and Part: 3 pretty good.







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Nagash book three was amazing


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QUOTE(Sile @ Mar 25 2012, 09:21 PM) *

when BL was Inferno.


Those were the days.......



Out of curiosity, where does everyone go for their books? I get fed up of paying the overinflated GW prices, but most bookshops near me tend to charge the full RRP too.
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QUOTE(marius @ Mar 21 2012, 11:47 AM) *

'Riders of the Dead' was good

+1, particularly good if you're going to run a WFRP campaign (I'm assuming you're using 1st or 2nd ed of course, rather than the Fantasy Flight boardgame version)

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Out of curiosity, where does everyone go for their books?

Book Depository: Paid $7 for "Know No Fear" instead of $25
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