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Redemption Corps

3.59  ·  Rating Details  ·  112 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Redemption Corps is the latest Imperial Guard novel from debut author, Rob Sanders, featuring an elite regiment of SAS type stromtroopers. The Redemption Corps must fight the enemies of the imperium as well as internal foes who fear that chaos has tainted the hard bitten Col of the Regiment Mortensen. Full of characters, action and twists.
Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages
Published April 27th 2010 by Games Workshop
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Robert Mccarthy
May 24, 2012 Robert Mccarthy rated it it was amazing
Balls to the walls action! A very memorable classic cast of characters: gene stealer cultists, an Imperial storm troop officer who looks like hammered shit, but is the very definition of badass, a monomaniacal Commissar, and an insane bolter nun. The story is non-stop action from front to back. This book is why I got into Warhammer 40,000 novels and is the definition, for me at least, of what a good Warhammer book should look like.
Apr 11, 2014 HS rated it really liked it
It took me a while to get into the book due its structure which has sections describing parts close to the ending, but perseverance paid off with a story which slowly sucked me in. Each little bit of the ending which came up was slowly filled in as you read. The major characters are quite interesting and you become more interested in who they are and become as you get deeper. The ending was quite a surprise; finding out the hidden intentions of the Sororitas, who the enemies really are and the o ...more
Mantas Jonas
Dec 07, 2015 Mantas Jonas rated it really liked it
This time we get to see why extremism of any kind is shit, if it's possible to say that Imperium could get even more extremist than it is now.

The story follows Major Zane Mortensen, a total badass between total badasses, of the Imperial Elite Special Force - stormtroopers, leading a stormtrooper cadre known as Redemption Corps. They're not rank-and-file, they are the best, trained to undertake the most rigorous scenarios that Imperial war machine can offer. Redemption Corps never run, as to quot
Paulo "paper books always" Carvalho
Sep 06, 2012 Paulo "paper books always" Carvalho rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone that enjoys IG or Black Library.
Shelves: black-library, 40k
This was an interesting reading even for IG branch. A bit of mystery and full of mayhem (as all of them). The only difference was the pace of the story. This one was at sometimes a bit slow.

This book centers on Mortensen (the only survivor of his world) and his band of stormtroopers. With Krieg (Commissar) are the main characters and most developded characters. There are a couple of other characters (like Rosenkratz) with some insight and development.

Inbetween each chapter or couple of chapters
Jan 16, 2013 Eroldren rated it really liked it
Shelves: black-library
Full review can be read over at The Founding Fields:

Eroldren reviews Rob Sanders’ debut novel from Black Library, Redemption Corps, an Imperial Guard novel.

“Sidestepping away from the Guardsman norm Rob Sanders instead tackles their elite: Storm Troopers. However, certain aspects of the novel muddle down part of the reading experience.” – The Founding Fields

Being the first novel for Rob Sanders is no means his first published story for Black Library, in
Aug 24, 2010 Phillip rated it did not like it
A terrible disappointment. The opening pages contain some of the most vivid prose I've ever read, it's therefore tragic that the book races downhill from then on with some fundamental writing errors and an utter dearth of believable characters, in fact his main protagonist stretches the boundaries of 'suspension of disbelief' to beyond breaking point.

His opening chapter introduces a glut of characters and then races into a combat scene before any of them have lived long enough to make an impres
Feb 14, 2014 Jay rated it did not like it
One of the worst 40k books I have ever tried to read. Confusing prose and forgettable characters. It's pretty common for main characters to get killed off in 40k books, but these ones keep living 300 pages too long.
May 01, 2015 Derek rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
Fredrick Danysh
Jan 25, 2013 Fredrick Danysh rated it liked it
In the empire of humanized planets, the emperor is the only authorized religion. This is enforced by various military and religous orders including a military force called the Redemption Corps. When Major Zane Martensen becomes too successful at the profession of arms, a set of cult-sisters similar to the Spanish Inquistors want him dead.
Liam Tondeur
This to me felt like a love-child between Warhammer 40,000 and Black Hawk Down. It's not an amazingly paced book but it brought enough to the table to make it feel like a solid science fiction military scrap worth a good glance.
Mar 23, 2013 Jon rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Liked the book but was a hard going read compared to much of the genre I've been reading recently. Plot flashes forwards and backwards in time too much. This goes too far and becomes annoying
Davion Hellstrom
Oct 09, 2010 Davion Hellstrom rated it liked it
Great story, difficult to read though. Not a bad writer, he just was not fluid and easy to understand the first time through.
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Rob Sanders is a freelance writer, who spends his nights creating dark visions for regular visitors to the 41st millennium to relive in the privacy of their own nightmares. By contrast, as Head of English at a local secondary school, he spends his days beating (not literally) the same creativity out of the next generation in order to cripple any chance of future competition. He lives off the beate ...more
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