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Grey Knights: The Omnibus (Warhammer 40,000)

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Omnibus edition collecting the novels, Grey Knights, Dark Adeptus and Hammer of Daemons from the popular Warhammer 40,000 Grey Knights series.
Paperback, 768 pages
Published May 5th 2009 by Games Workshop
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Thomas Crown
Sep 14, 2013 Thomas Crown rated it really liked it
You know how sometimes, what you really want is some Kentucky Fried Chicken, but someone (naming no names, but this would be your children) want to steal your chicken from you once you've purchased it, and even though the Colonel's cole slaw may be what God sent to the Israelites when they got peckish you want the freaking chicken and biscuits dammit so you take advantage of the fact that you're older, taller, and less inhibited in what you eat by hiding a breast or two and some biscuits in ...more
Dec 12, 2014 Nick rated it really liked it
A collection of three novels about (checks title) the Grey Knights, W40's super elite anti-demon hunters, and as close as the setting comes to good guys. Contained within are three novels:

Grey Knights - This is a good start; the book kicks off with a battle where an isolated group of Grey Knights mounts a almost hopeless assault on a evil, naughty demon who's sealed for a thousand years, with the story picking up as some naughty, evil Chaos chumps attempt to summon him back into real space. The
Jun 09, 2013 Ton rated it did not like it
Omnibus collecting three Grey Knights stories. The setting is the Warhammer 40.000 universe, and the Grey Knights are Space Marines that are employed to hunt down daemons. The three stories follow the main protagonist, Alaric, in a fight to track down and destroy a daemon, on a quest to stop a daemon on a warp-infested planet (those who know Warhammer will understand), and as a captive turned gladiator for Chaos. In general Warhammer books work fine, as long as you can accept the inherent sillin ...more
Jul 15, 2015 Dave rated it really liked it
When most people think of Warhammer 40,000 they imagine it’s trademark power armor clad, genetically engineered, super human, bad-asses the Space Marines. I was introduced to Black Library’s thrilling series of 40K novels via another fascinating character type though, the agents of the Imperial Inquisition. If the Space Marines are the Supermen of 40K characters than the Inquisition are sort of the Batmen– well a mixture between Batman, James Bond, and the hunters of “Supernatural” if they ...more
Jan 28, 2012 Filipa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Bear with me, this is going to be a "tell a tale of my life" before the actual review, but I believe it will explain the big impression this book had on me.

The Emperor Protects!

"A tale of my life"
For someone that hates miniature games, it is not a impediment to read good sci fi about them. I'm a huge fan of the world of Warhammer 40k, even before I knew it existed. All because I'm a faithful player of Warcraft (the RTS games, please) and Starcraft, which are, in a very close sense, a fan-warhamm
Jul 08, 2014 Shayne rated it it was ok
I see so much potential in the Warhammer 40,000 universe that I just want the novels to be good. I want them to be up there with Dune in their world building, character development and impressive prose.

I might be hoping for too much. Grey Knights is an alright read (I only finished the first of the three novels contained in this omnibus). The characters are nothing special, but they're not unforgivingly flawed either. The minor characters are actually the most interesting; ones that only pop up
Jul 15, 2012 Chris rated it it was amazing
As far as Warhammer 40k fluff material is concerned, this is some of the most interesting stuff I've read. Each book in this collection, on its own, is common fare for this genre, but as a whole they form an entertaining look at one of the smaller groups of Space Marines. The Imperium vs. Chaos conflict is what strikes me as the most interesting dichotomies of the WH40K universe, and here we have the most devout of the Empire's faithful, the Grey Knights - paladins of the distant future. Beneath ...more
Aug 12, 2012 Oscar rated it it was amazing
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Jun 10, 2014 Matias rated it liked it
A novel that shows just how awesome the Grey Knights are, and MUST, be. A novel that should not be missed out on, especially when from Ben Counter.

The three books are all of different over-the-edge situations that the Grey Knights must handle in their everyday routine: (view spoiler).

The Grey Knights: they are immune
Nov 06, 2010 Richard rated it really liked it
The Grey Knights are like a fraternity dedicated not to getting girls drunk, but to fighting daemons. So I think they are awesome.

The protagonist, Alaric, can be considered to either be a very good Grey Knight, or a very bad one. It's not that he's a maverick or a rogue, but it's that he thinks outside the box. A Grey Knight's most potent weapon is not some fancy weapon or armor (although they have those too), but is his unwavering faith. They are troops who do not panic under fire, cannot be s
Sheree Crawford
Apr 16, 2015 Sheree Crawford rated it really liked it
Counters style can be repetitive, but his storytelling is first class.

Alaric is a Grey Knight like no other; he has all the nobility, courage and faith that you would expect, but he has a far better grasp of the world and an intelligent mind.

The trials he faces change him undeniably, but also temper him and like good steel he only seems to get stronger. On a side note, unlike many Warhammer novels, features a great many strong women who are complex, intelligent, and well fleshed out!

An omnibus
May 19, 2011 Antoinette rated it really liked it
Hello my fellow readers, if you're not choosing to buy this book then you're making one of your biggest mistakes when it comes to sci-fi. This book has 3 heroic stories in it. If you're not a Warhammer fan but likes gore then you'll have a fun time reading this book. This reminds me why I should buy more series 'cause all of its epic battles and heroic protagonists. The Grey Knights are my favourite chapter of the space marines, not just because they cannot be corrupted but also because they ...more
May 07, 2012 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
Finished two of the three books contained in this trilogy; I'm waiting a little while before reading the last one (fancying a change in genre). Thus far I've really enjoyed it though - larger than life characters that muster a surprising amount of depth.
Mark Balsdon
Jan 26, 2013 Mark Balsdon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first book I read about the Grey Knights chapter and this story did not disappoint.

The action is well written, with descriptive battles that let me almost believe I was the protagonist.

Apr 30, 2012 John rated it it was amazing
The Grey Knights are my favorite chapter of the Space Marines. I like their purpose, the tip of the spear against Chaos. All the stories in the omnibus were very well written with what I thought was a good combination of action and suspense.
Mar 27, 2016 Andrew rated it really liked it
Great 40K series. This 40k book follows a Grey Knight. The Grey Knights are special space marines that fight stupidly strong demons what's not to love about that. I found the first book to be the best but the other two are still pretty good.
Nov 23, 2015 Chris rated it it was amazing
stellar book, I liked each story and how I got dragged into the peril of the characters. The last story I was like wow...that's epic.
Nov 21, 2012 Patt rated it it was amazing
Good potential for furthering the story of Alaric and MASSIVE potential for his story in the 13th Black Crusade.
Hammer of Daemons now there is a proper 40k novel.
Aug 02, 2012 Booyaa rated it liked it
nothing ground breaking, good main character to follow through the three books. finally solves a mystery of what the grey knights actually do! :)
Nathan Avery
Mar 10, 2013 Nathan Avery rated it really liked it
Very well written for a black library novel, with vivid settings, believable characters, and probably some of the best representations of Chaos I've read.
Jan 12, 2013 Chris rated it really liked it
An awesome guilty pleasure book. It's no Game of Thrones but overall is some pretty entertaining grimdark pulp.
Feb 10, 2013 Todd rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I've read "Grey Knights" and "Dark Adeptus" out of this omnibus so far. I really enjoyed both. They are grim, unrelenting, imanginative, atmospheric and highly engrossing.
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Ben Counter, as well as making several contributions to Inferno magazine, has written the Soul Drinkers and Grey Knights series and two Horus Heresy novels for the Black Library. He is an ancient history graduate and avid miniature painter with a bronze demon under his belt.
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