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Path of the Eldar Omnibus

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Omnibus edition collecting together the Path of the Eldar trilogy

The eldar of the craftworlds devote their lives to the pursuit of perfection, following a series of paths which will their actions and decide their fates. Three friends – Korlandril, Thirianna and Aradryan – part company to walk their chosen paths – Warrior, Seer and Outcast – little realising how the actions
Paperback, 768 pages
Published February 4th 2014 by Games Workshop
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Oct 07, 2015 Bee rated it liked it
I wrote a long review and it got eaten by my browser. Basically it is a series of events written from three characters viewpoints. Make sure to read until the end, the last short story (Dark Son) was amazing and featured -imho- the most interesting character of the bunch. Read it if you want background info on Eldar, otherwise, don't.

So here is the short form:
Path of the Warrior: Korlandril, quite pompous, gets really fucking angry and deals with it by getting on the path of the warrior and that
Dylan Murphy
Path of the Warrior:

Path of the Seer:

Path of the Outcast:

The Curse of Shaa-dom:

The Rewards of Tolerance:

Dark Son:
This short was perhaps the best piece of fiction in the entire omnibus. We get a look at the best character in the first book, and oh Slaanesh, it doesn't disappoint. Getting to see into
Oct 02, 2014 Nick rated it it was ok
Normally in an omnibus, I like to review each novel separately; I'm not going to be doing that in this case since the author has written three novels that all describe the same basic events from three point of views.
This is an interesting idea, but I unfortunately I don't think it quite works. The first book is pretty interesting, but the second and third suffer from already knowing what's going to happen. It doesn't help that the main characters of all three books are kind of obnoxious - the fi
M.R. Shields
Apr 17, 2014 M.R. Shields rated it really liked it
Well what can I say, this book pulled itself back from the brink.
Book 1 started off brilliantly, setting the scene and then capturing my attention from the get-go. Sadly it ended abruptly and left me rather annoyed and with a feeling like 'gav thorpe must have over run his word limit'
Book two pulled me out of this abyss and got me going again but ill admit it did start to waffle a little especially when thirianna was 'following threads' by ene of book 2 i was ready to sack it.
But book 3.... Oh m
Friedrich Haas
The main character is probably the most deaf, dumb, and blind Eldar there is. While that makes him a good vehicle to describe every detail of the Eldar, he sure is annoying to read about. Despite their gifts, abilities, and tech, you can see why the Eldar are doomed. A beautiful candle that burned bright, but now flickers.

AS the story transitions from the first character, I enjoy it more, but as I get into the third character, I am annoyed all over again. The Game manual of the Eldar had me exci
Jul 27, 2015 Matias rated it liked it
This is a "different" kind of story to the usual Imperial 40k in which the writer, Gav Thorpe, succeeded splendidly. Not only the story take place from a different view of the universe but also through an "alien's" senses.

The Eldar has many different Paths that make them stronger in some aspects, and, for an Eldar, after one Path is done it's time for the next one. To the reader this done by starting up a new part in Eldar Omnibus.

I recommend this novel but perhaps not as a first one to read of
Jackson Thomas
Sep 02, 2016 Jackson Thomas rated it it was amazing
absolutely love this collection. The concept of the three seperate protagonists telling the same story from their own perspectives in their own respective book, is brilliantly done and seeing the cause and affect of the characters choices is very rewarding.
Apr 18, 2016 PL rated it it was amazing
Good stuff, but speed read the first few chapters unless you enjoy overly sentimental and sensitive man-child problems.
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Gav spent 14 years as a developer for Games Workshop, and started writing novels and short stories in the worlds of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 when the Black Library imprint was launched in 1997.

He continues to write for Black Library, and his first 'homegrown' novel series The Crown of the Blood has been released via Angry Robot.

Currently living in Nottingham, Gav shares his home with his lo
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