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Pawns of Chaos (Warhammer 40,000)

3.31  ·  Rating Details  ·  65 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
On the medieval world of Sigmatus, two naive children, Dathan and Hycilla, become entangled in a plot to summon a powerful daemon in an attempt to protect a group of Chaos cultists from the oppressive forces of the planet's governor. With the Warp Storm that has isolated Sigmatus from the rest of the Imperium for two-hundred years abating. Imperial forces race to prevent t ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published April 3rd 2001 by Games Workshop(uk)
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Paulo "paper books always" Carvalho
This was a strange book in the 40k range. Usually the Chaos bit are from space marines pov and usually Chaos is what the word means: Chaos. Chaos is evil and such ...chaos... thingies. But on this book Chaos is something else. Tzeentch the god of the Gulzacandra people and is represented in one way that nobody done it before (or that I read it, of course).

In these book we follow several characters. Dathan from a Village in the middle of nowhere and Hycilla, the wise dreamer girl (a psyker). We a
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I.F. Adams
Mar 24, 2016 I.F. Adams rated it really liked it
This was better than it had any right to be. Normally WH 40k is crap, action pulp sci-fi. This still had some gratuitous violence but a lot more intrigue and some light philosophy thrown in to boot, discussing the nature of predestination and choice. Strangely thoughtful for a multi-author series not exactly known for much more than explosions.
Michael T Bradley
Dec 18, 2014 Michael T Bradley rated it did not like it
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Frustratingly, I REALLY like the premise of this book (essentially, from the POV of indigenous peoples who see the Imperium as invaders, who go to Chaos as a last resort to keep their land), but the writing just was SO dull. I enjoyed the prologue, but after that it was just like ... how can we fill a chapter with ONE event because I gotta hit 100k words? Oy. If edited better, this could have been amazing, I think.
Erik
Mar 11, 2010 Erik rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Going to have to go with the average here.

THe plot is very diffuse here, but Tzeentch is interesting and it's nice to see a 40k novel to focuses on a not so well known part of the universe.
Vladimir
Oct 05, 2014 Vladimir rated it it was amazing
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An interesting view into a chaos controlled world and the mind of a god
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Aug 25, 2008 Sam rated it it was ok
One of the wierder books that I've ever read.
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