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Eisenhorn by Dan Abnett
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May 17, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: science-fiction
Read in June, 2003

There are many good books in the world of science fiction. Some will open new worlds, characters or themes. If you get the chance to read Eisenhorn it will do all three. Based in the worlds of Warhammer 40,000, Eisenhorn centers around the Imperial Inquisitor, Gregor Eisenhorn. Inquisitors are part Soviet Commissars, part church sanctioned detectives who root out heresy, daemons and treachery across the universe. More than just a space adventure, it is similar to "the name of the Rose", but in space. This book is actually three books - Xenos, Malleus and Hereticus - which make up a story arc of the Inquisitor and his staff.

Abnett is the master of SF writing. His characters show depth, humor and frailties which make them believable. Eisenhorn has an ensemble cast of characters, each who bring something different to the table for and against the ability to succeed in their missions. Take the time to read this volume if you like science fiction, mystery, adventure and military fiction. This will be one of those books that you might read more than once and enjoy each time.
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