Kreuzer Eisenstein (Der große Bruderkrieg, #4)
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Kreuzer Eisenstein (The Horus Heresy #4)

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Nachdem der blasphemische Verrat des Kriegsmeisters Horus aufgedeckt wurde, flieht ein Trupp Space Marines mit dem Kreuzer »Eisenstein«, um den Imperator vor dem Angriff von Horus’ Armee zu warnen. Doch die »Eisenstein« gerät unter schweren Beschuss und muss sich in die Sphäre der Chaosmächte flüchten. Werden die Space Marines sich noch rechtzeitig befreien können?
Paperback, Warhammer 40.000, 432 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by Heyne (first published January 1st 2000)
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Justin
Apr 23, 2007 Justin rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: The Primarchs
This is more like the books I've been wanting to read. Human drama is fine, military action is fine but want I want to read about is the Primarchs and this book had them. The primarch of the Death Guard was more accessible than others and spoke more than 4 sentences.

I found that the writing style lived up to or exceeded the other novels in this series and Swallow really redeemed himself from the Blood Angels books.

The strongest scenes in the book were towards the middle where you know those lo...more
Elsi
From my point of view this was the best book in the series so far.

To be honest, at the beginning I didn't think it would be. I was a bit annoyed that we went back in time to events we had already read about in the previous book, to read them again from Nathaniel Garro's point of view. But that went very quickly. Actually I came really to enjoy it as it gave additionla information and also showed some storylines I was wondering about before.

I read somewhere before that someone complained about Ga...more
Dan
All of the Horus Heresy books have astonished me with how much better written they were than I expected. It's still not high art, but considering how puerile and simplistic they might have been, I was very pleasantly surprised.
Madcrit
Jun 07, 2011 Madcrit rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all who read the previous books
* The cover is great.

* The theme linkes perfectly to the previous Horus Heresy books.
The beginning is packed with action and centers on Garro (the main charakter) and his Deathguard brothers but there are the Sisters Sororitas and even Mortarion himself aswell.

* The middle is most statisfying especialy if you have read the previous books because now the storryline from Galaxy in Flames carries on.

* The ending is calm and leaves nearly no strings open. (if you are like me who thinks that most War...more
Mark Horejsi
After a certain amount of heavier reading in the last little while, I turned to something lighter. This is the fourth book in the Horus Heresy series, and it takes us away from the characters we have met thus far, perhaps because many of them are now dead. If you haven't read the first three books, or if you're not a fan of Warhammer 40k, then this isn't a book you'll enjoy.

If you are a fan of the universe or the series, however, read on, because this book fulfils a key part of the story of the...more
Bane of Kings
Read the Dual Review with Lord of the Night Here: http://thefoundingfields.com/2013/04/....

“An awesome addition to the Horus Heresy series, Flight of the Eisenstein is a very strong read from veteran Blood Angels author James Swallow.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Having witnessed the terrible massacre of Imperial forces on Isstvan III, Death Guard Captain Garro seizes a ship and sets a course for Terra to warn the Emperor of Horus’s treachery. But when the fleeing Eisenstein is damaged b...more
Robert Mattey
I was on the verge of putting this book down until I got about halfway through it. The first half was pretty boring and pretty much rehashed the last book in the series. However, once I hit the second half, it was full speed ahead and action packed. I would even say this became my favorite novel in the series so far because it ends well, there is a lot of action and demons and such, and it kind of wraps up the previous three novels in a good way. Good stuff.
Derek
An interesting story with some great set pieces and battle sequences. The problem is that the Death Guard really aren't that interesting. The story focuses heavily on Nathaniel Garro, Captain of the 7th Company. Few other characters get much development, and it doesn't help that Garro comes across as very rigid and stoic.

Mortarion receives little attention, and his motivations for supporting Horus are never really explained. What's more, we don't receive much insight into the motivations surroun...more
Ketchup_suicide
Jak na razie najsłabsza z wszystkich 5 wydanych w Polsce książek z serii HH. Jest dużo gorzej napisana, a akcja, mimo że jest porywająca (jak to w całej histori Wh40k) przedstawiona już dużo słabiej niż w przypadku innych wydań. Za dużo się działo, by opisać to w jednej książce, która i tak w 60% skupia się na tym co działo się w trzech pierwszych częściach. Malkontenci mogliby zarzucić Swallowowi wykorzystanie metody 'copy, paste', a ja nie mam zamiaru go bronić. Tak jak zawsze lubiłam przedsta...more
Nathan
On the plus side, I found this a fast and undemanding read. The protagonist - Nathaniel Garro - reminded me a lot of Loken from the previous 3 books, which is slightly troubling for the rest of the series.

On the negative side of the ledger, starting the book before the events of Isstvan III was annoying and it felt like half of the book was playing catch up. In terms of the broader story arc, I didn't feel this book advanced the story that much. Yes, the Emperor has been informed of treachery, b...more
John Back
Stunning. Absolutely redeems it's horrible predecessor in the series with beautiful prose, vivid descriptions and a thorough injection of glory and horror in equal abundance. This is a must-read book in this series - in fact, it's so good I would say it's fine as a standalone novel in the 40k universe. The span of its attention is astonishing - as a reader, you are stunned that where previous books have literally been stuck in a few square kilometres of mud, this one is - well, no spoilers but i...more
Andrew Dixon
Outstanding novel with some serious questions answered, potential for a sequel with this one.
Garry
One of the best books in the series! The story is excellent portraying the creeping treason spreading through the ranks of the Astartes that will eventually culminate in the Isstvan III Atrocity.

The first part of the story introduces us to "Straight Arrow Garro", a consumate proffessional soldier with a firm sense of right and wrong. Garro later becomes a conflicted character as the reality of his world comes crashing down through the betrayal of those he once called brother. This first part of...more
Robert
After the initial trilogy charting Horus' fall, most Black Library fans expected the books to move swiftly onto the war itself, yet James Swallow takes us back in time to retell the roots of Heresy from the point of view of the Death Guard. Nathanial Garro steps into Garviel Loken's shoes as the new hero of the piece and the primarch Mortarian takes centre stage as chief traitor.
What follows (once all the character development is out of the way) is a blisteringly tense race against time as Garro...more
Alain Dewitt
I am going to refrain from an extensive analysis of the individual volumes in this [quite long] series. This is volume four in what I now know to be a 20 (!!) volume series. This series is probably best classified as military sci-fi and space opera.

The books depict a civil war among the Imperium of Man and the war literally spans the galaxy. This fourth book deals with the journey of a ship from Horus' expeditionary fleet to carry a warning to the Emperor of Horus' treachery. the book focuses on...more
Emil Söderman
So, the Flight of the Eisenstein as usual does the bit annoying thing where it skips back to before the events of the previous books, and tells the story of protagonists from a different Space Marine legion, this time Garro of the Death Guard. Showing the specifics of how corruption takes root in that legion, and the fast-forward to the events of Galaxy in Flames, where Garro (who had a cameo earlier) ends up scooping up a cultist of the Emperor-as-God, an old loyalist Luna Wolf and his own crew...more
Ken
The Flight of the Eisenstein is the fourth book in the Horus Heresy series by the Black Library. This book takes place around the time of the tragic events on Isstvan III and tells the story of a group of loyal Death Guards and their journey back to Terra to deliver message of Horus's treachery.

Swallow does a marvelous job expanding on the character of Nathaniel Garro, who had a small role in Ben Counter's "Galaxy in Flames". For the past three books, the lead Garviel Loken seemed a little woode...more
Dylan Murphy
The Flight of the Eisenstein was just as amazing as the first 3 Horus Heresy novels.
One thing I love about the HH(so far) is that the action and war take a back seat to character development and politics and such. Don't get me wrong, the actions scenes in FotE were god-tier as usual. The battle aboard the Jorgall(?) ship, Istvaan Extremis, the Eisenstein and finally Luna were amazing to read. Really fun battles, and I only wish we got to see more pre-heresy Death Guard because they seem like su...more
Stokley
The Flight of the Eisenstein, James Swallow

In this sci fi book based off of the renowned tabletop game Warhammer 40k. Battle captain Nathaniel Garro of the 7th company in Death Guard legion is given a rude awakening as he witnesses his famous leader Horus commit genocide as he fires upon his own troops in battle. Then to add to his treachery he brutally slaughters all of the artist on the warships. Captain Garro along with the help of the crew of the Eisenstein make to warn terra of Horus’s trea...more
Amanda
The Flight of the Eisenstein by James Swallow is the fourth book in the long-running Horus Heresy series by the Black Library. It follows the Death Guard Captain Nathaniel Garro as he witnesses the massacre of his brother legions on Isstvan III and his struggle to pass the message of Horus' treachery to the Emperor. It is a sister novel in some ways to Galaxy in Flames, as it shows the events on Isstvan III from a more distant perspective, and from the point of view of an Astartes warrior who ha...more
Lex
This is an excellent follow-up to the first three Horus Heresy books. The first quarter of the novel recounts the events as Battle Captain Nathaniel Garro of the Death Guard, along with his squad, meet up with the other Chapters, pre-Heresy. If you've read the first trilogy of Horus Heresy, then it's quite a good refresher, as well as a great buildup to what you're already expecting things are going to escalate to...but this time from Garro's point of view.

I think this recalling of events is ne...more
Fabian Scherschel
The Flight of the Eisenstein centres around Death Guard Captain Nathaniel Garro, how he came to avoid the massacre of Isstvan III and seized the Imperial frigate Eisenstein in an attempt to flee to Terra and bring news of Horus' treachery to the Emperor. It also features the appearance of Ignacius Grulgor and the first Plague Marines, a foreshadowing of what is to come for the Death Guard legion.

All in all, the book is well written an executed. This owes a lot to the character of Garro who is th...more
Angel
I gave it the four stars only because the pace did slow down a bit in the middle, and the ending did leave a lot of things open. Then again, leaving things open is part of setting up for the rest of the series. So, it's more like 4 1/2 stars for me. Overall, this novel is a strong entry in the series, and I think fans will certainly like it. I did enjoy that I got to see some events from the previous novel from a different point of view. It is a long journey, a journey with a lot of risks and sa...more
Bryan Nutting
Well when I first started reading this book I was a bit bias due to all the reviews that I had read that said that the author did nothing but recant the previous book and just changed the point of view. At one point I was almost ready to quit reading the book and move on because I was not keeping an open mind and just enjoying the book.

Once I decided to forget about all the previous negative reviews and try to enjoy the book, I really liked it. The book covers the Death Guard and comes from thei...more
Wes
I have enjoyed James Swallow's Horus Heresy books as much as I have Dan Abnett's extensive list of Warhammer 40K books. Flight of the Eisenstein is a tense stay-up-until-3-AM page turner. Battle-Captain Garro of the 7th Company of the XIV Legion, the Death Guard, escapes the purge of loyal marines by the traitors that brings the rebellion into the open. He and a small cadre of his troops commandeer the frigate Eisenstein to carry warning of the rebellion back to Earth and the Emperor. But even i...more
Michael King
Being a massive fan of Warhammer (specially 40k) i am delighted to say that i am currently 4 out of 28 of the Horus heresy series.

Firstly it was really nice to see the Isstvan III Virus Bombing from a different view, in "Galaxy in flames" you see it on the planet, the fear they face, the certain death that will face... In this book "Flight of the Eisenstein" you see the perspective of being in orbit, unable to help and so forth i can say that it really made me feel emotionally shell shocked, i f...more
Martin
"Flight of the Eisenstein follows the Eisenstein, a space frigate of the Death Guard or 14th Legion, commanded by Battle-Captain Nathaniel Garro of the 7th Company – one of the few Commanders in the Traitor Legions that remain loyal to the Emperor. The story describes Eisenstein's escape from Isstvan III and its perilous voyage across the galaxy as it attempts to reach Terra and raise the alarm over the developing rebellion. Garro and the others on board the vessel face suspicion and incredulity...more
Jessie B.
It was interesting in this book to see events from earlier books from a different perspective. It makes the entire scope of things seem much larger, even if the plot itself is slow. I enjoyed this book. It is not the best in the series but still quite enjoyable.
Zare
Story of group of Space Marines fighting to survive the treacherous Warp on their way to Earth in order to warn the Emperor of impeding Horus' betrayal.

Being the only survivors that managed to escape from Istvaan system they have to fight their own battle brothers (now traitors) both in space and with guns in hands, suffer the rage of Primarch when they inform him of situation and finally be put under scrutiny of Ordo Xenos when they reach Earth - everybody wandering can they be trusted.

But from...more
Ctgt
Pretty good entry in The Horus Heresy storyline. It doesn't start exactly where the previous book ends, but goes back a bit and picks up with the Death Guard battling the xenos jorgall on one of the cylinder worlds. Specifically we are interested in Astartes battle captain Nathaniel Garro. He is the central character, who after being injured at the cylinder world battle is then transferred to The Eisenstein just as the battle at Isstvan III begins. I like Swallow's narrative style and he did a g...more
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James Swallow is a British author and scriptwriter, a New York Times Bestseller and BAFTA nominee. He is the author of over thirty-five original books and tie-in novels, as well as numerous short stories, audio dramas and videogames.

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