Necropolis (Gaunt's Ghosts #3)
ON THE WAR-TORN planet of Verghast, Commissar Ibram Gaunt and his men find themselves caught up in an ancient and bloody civil war. When betrayal and treachery bring the walls of a besieged hive city crashing down, bitter rivalry and corruption surface, bringing the Tanith Ghosts to the brink of destruction. Gaunt must find new allies and recruit more ghosts if he is to sa...more
The beginning of the novel is told from many perspectives - ranging from the rich nobility to low-class civilians - and tells of the opening phases of the siege on Vervunhive. The mega-city's neighbouring hive, Ferrozoica, amasses an army and marches on their former rival with an unknown agenda. The Vervun Primary militia prepares to repel the invasion forces, but as Vervunhive's High Master refuses to believe that Ferrozoica has mobilised against them, they are not given permission to ...more
Necropolis is a story of a knock dawn, drag out, to the last man defense of a city. The body count is in the 100,000s and ...more
Throughout the violent siege of Vervunhive by the Chaos-tainted forces of Zoica, Abnett strives to show the war from the view of civilians, guardsmen and Lords of the Hive. ...more
Abnett has mastered the ability to jump from character to character, often only after doing a few paragraphs as one character. Though this is generally warned again when it comes to writing, Abnett has managed to handle it with a skill I haven't seen in a lot of writers. Within the context of 'Necropolis', this technique works really well as it helps to draw together multiple characters over a warzo ...more
The action this time takes place in a massive hive city known as Vervunhive and it is being attacked by a nearby hive city whic ...more
I began the Gaunt's Ghosts series by borrowing Only In Dead from my local library, and this book introduced several of the characters I liked from that book. It was interesting to see them ...more
This book was just fast paced and unrelenting from the start, but also managed to flesh out the different characters thoroughly (and there were many great ones!). The action and battle scenes were harrowing and intense and you really felt at times like you were there witnessing the siege.
I high ...more
Of all his great works, one Story Arc stands out, Gaunt's Ghosts.
This is normally agreed on, but to most people, it is hard to put down which of his works is the "best"
To me that honour falls on Hecropolis.
No Spoilers so I have to be careful, but it is like the half way point in the overall story of the Ghosts, Gaunt and the Sabbett crusade as a whole.
It brings in fresh new faces, a whole new style of battle you normally do ...more
This book was specifically interesting because Gaunt's role as a political officer is made more apparent and what it is that he does also becomes clearer. The introduction of a character with the same rank as Gaunt but very ...more
May I make it clear from the off, those people who think just because this is a warhammer novel it's not worthy of reading, you are so wrong !, this is one if not the best science fiction series I have ever read, and I’ve read lots with the best included, dan abnett simply does action brilliantly, I’ve not come across a sf writer who does it better, also his character building is up there with the best also, this series grips ...more
This book tells the story of the siege of Vervunhive, but this time it is Chaos assaulting the Imperium. This book has it all. awesome fight scenes, touching tragedy and everything in between. This book sets up so many of the books to follow that it is only upon subsequent readings that I have really unde ...more
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