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Fire Warrior (Warhammer 40,000)

3.37 of 5 stars 3.37  ·  rating details  ·  148 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Based on the popular Playstation 2 video game from THQ, this is the action-packed tale of a young Fire Warrior sworn to protect the enigmatic rulers of the benevolent Tau empire who are known as the Ethereals. When one powerful Ethereal crash lands behind Imperial lines, the young Fire Warrior is sent to rescue him. But with the fierce troops of the Imperial Space Marines ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages
Published 2003 by Black Library
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Alexander Draganov
Fantastic novel. Why its rating here is so low, I honestly have no idea, although I suspect that Space Marines fanatics have downvoted the rating, like it happened with the Eldar Path novel series. Anyway, this book is absolutely great. It has excellent developement of the main character and in the end of the story you really feal him as a real person - even if he is an alien from the distant future! The descriptions are very good and there is a healthy dose of horror in the novel, so it is not ...more
Erin
at first i had the game though i liked it i never really understood the bulk of it till i was introduced to the tau in the dawn of war games and the black library site. when i was looking for books about the tau race in this epic war-hammer universe i was delighted to find this. the book is just as good as the game if not more enriching. it truly was worth the price just to have a book that was purely at the point of the tau and most importantly a fire warrior.

the story fallowed a Shas'la (lowe
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Tom
Now now wait just a second! I had heard of the game before having read this, I suspected it was based off of the game, but I actually approached it from the view that it preceded the game. Most would probably spurn this book based off of the poor quality if the game itself, but I found this book to be entertaining and amusing. Shas'la T'au Kais should be preserved and unleashed once again on the enemies of the space communists. If one is looking for a Tau-filled experience with amazingly capable ...more
Matt
This book encapsulates the problems with adapting books from computer games, especially first person shooters. For no other reason, the story-line is composed of a series of set piece missions that always end in some boss battle - starting with an Imperial Guard tank, through a couple of Space Marines, a f*cking Titan, and ending with a fight against demon lords. (In fact, the ending of the book is even more of a FPS cliche than takes place in the shooter - in the book the protagonist has to kil ...more
Michael T Bradley
This book holds the dubious distinction of being the only thing written by Simon Spurrier I've ever finished, let alone enjoyed. For whatever reason, his work normally is not to my liking. What's odd here is that the first 100 pages are REALLY good. We follow Kais, a Tau fire warrior who doesn't quite fit in, on his first mission, to rescue a respected leader from some Adeptus Astartes. The first 100 pages encapsulate that mission, and provide a wonderful character arc for Kais, going from uncer ...more
Callum Shephard
We’ve reached the point these days where it’s almost expected for a video game franchise to have at least one novelisation of its plot. Halo, Alpha Centauri and Gears of War, these are just three franchises which come to mind but it’s rare to see a novel outstripping the game it was adapting in almost every area. It’s rarer still to find a novel which not only exceeds the game but is a genuinely great piece of science fiction literature. Simon Spurrier’s Fire Warrior is one of those few which ma ...more
Christian
This was a very solid Tau novel of a newbie Fire Warrior coming through the crucible of war much stronger than when we first went into it. The grim darkness of the far future demands that combatants be made of harder, darker stuff. Spurrior does an excellent job making Tau culture different than Imperium culture and I really enjoyed reading about Tau battlesuits. That part was amazing!
Azam
A horrible game accompanied by a very very mundane and boring book. This was really just made to make money in my opinion and poularize the new Tau race in Warhammer 40k, personally one would be better off reading fan fiction than reading this.
Abu
If you are a fan of the game (table top or video), this may be a good read for you. I enjoyed it but would not call it great. Read if you can find it for free or borrow it.
Matthew
Far from the best SF I've read. Amusing. A good, quick read between heavier books.
Justin Everett
As a WH40K fluff fan i loved this book. I am a Tau lover so this book was for me.
Rob no
Jun 27, 2007 Rob no rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: sci fi fantasy
action packed and allot of fun
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Simon Spurrier is a British comics writer, who has previously worked as a cook, a bookseller and an art director for the BBC.

Getting his start in comics with the British small press, he went on to write his own series for 2000 AD, like Lobster Random, Bec & Kawl, The Simping Detective and Harry Kipling, as well as a number of stories for the flagship character Judge Dredd. In recent years he h
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