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Word Bearers: The Omnibus

(Warhammer 40,000)

4.1  ·  Rating details ·  218 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Three books and short stories in one big volume of battling space marines

This omnibus edition contains three novels - Dark Apostle, Dark Creed and Dark Disciple plus two short stories about the chaos space marines from the Word Bearers Chapter
Paperback, 768 pages
Published January 3rd 2012 by Games Workshop (first published January 1st 2012)
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Sud666
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This was one of the most interesting and exciting series I've read since the Horus Heresy. The best part of this story is the fact it is told from the viewpoint of the Chaos Marines-specifically the infamous Word Bearer's Chapter.

This omnibus collects three books and a short story.
The first book- Dark Apostle starts the story of Marduk a First Acolyte in the Word Bearers and his struggles to ascend to the elite position of Dark Apostle. It is a great firsthand view of what happens to Imperial wo
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Matias
Sep 16, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
For Lorgar! For the holy empyrean truth!
I recommend this one for 40K fans and soon-to-be-fans. Whole lot of cool stuff from the beginning to the end and, as being three full stories in one, if you dislike the first one you might enjoy the other two.

Dark Apostle
Mostly action. I enjoyed the cultist followed in the story, and the climactic appearance of a new foe in the end.

Dark Disciple
Gives really the feeling how bad the situation is around the Word Bearer host with new enemies just popping up al
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Matthew
Apr 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Dark and entertaining reading. A great omnibus!
Milo (BOK)
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Josh Loomis
Dec 17, 2012 rated it did not like it
The Word Bearers are a legion of the infamous Chaos Space Marines, genetically enhanced super-soldiers who betrayed their Emperor in favor of the gods of Chaos for reasons I'm not going to get into. The ranks of the traitors are many and varied, from the foaming-at-the-mouth World Eaters to the stoic and eerie Thousand Sons. The Word Bearers are a middle-of-the-road bunch of incredibly powerful killers, favoring a unified approach to the Chaos god foursome over following a single deity. While tw ...more
Clara
May 31, 2016 rated it did not like it
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Nick
Sep 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
This omnibus collects three novels, which I'm going to review separately:

Dark Apostle: This book kicks off the omnibus, and I liked it well enough, but I have two nits to pick, one big and one small. The small one is that the Word Bearers are about as evil as you get, and that's saying something in Warhammer 40k; I feel that the author goes a little overboard in trying to drive home that these guys are scum, to the point where they don't just light a candle, they light the BLOOD WICK on a BLOOD
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Michael
Jun 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is an Omnibus covering perhaps the most fanatical faith-based Legion, Lorgar's Word Bearers. Before the Horus Heresy, they were the ones to spread the light of the Imperium and specifically worship of the Emperor as a divine being to those civilizations long separated from mankind. However, while this is indeed a driving focus of the Imperium post-Heresy, the Emperor disdained any form of secular or superstitious beliefs. He publically censured the Word Bearers and his Primarch son Lorgar f ...more
Nathaniel Cowper
An amazing read. This is a great book about the bad guys. All I'll say about it is, just when you think your day can't get any worse, it does. You get to see the Chaos Space Marines not as mindless evil doers, but as humans who do deplorable things, but humans all the same.
Gavin Gates
Mar 11, 2012 rated it liked it
As the title suggests this is an omnibus made up of ‘dark apostle, dark disciple, dark creed’ and finished off with a new piece titled ‘torment,’ all following the exploits of ‘First Acolyte Marduk and the 34th Host’ Each novel by itself is superb, non stop marauding and murder but sadly (and I can’t believe I’m writing this) put together is all just a bit too much to get on with, Marduk is great, the 34th Host are brutal and pretty much every page is spilling blood without mercy, that’s the lot ...more
Michael Dodd
May 10, 2014 rated it liked it
Comprising the books Dark Apostle, Dark Disciple and Dark Creed, as well as the short story Torment, this hefty tome collects all of Anthony Reynolds’ Word Bearers saga into one place. Charting the rise of First Acolyte Marduk through the ranks of the Word Bearers legion, as a set this is a solid slab of typically grim and dark Warhammer 40k action. There’s a neat arc running through the series as we watch Marduk step out from under the wing of his mentor, Dark Apostle Jarulek, and strike out on ...more
Nate
Dec 28, 2015 rated it liked it
I started liking this story more once I got to the third book so I went to 3 stars. It was nice to see the inner conflicts of a Chaos chapter though more of that and less blood and guts would have been better. But then again, we are talking chaotic evil.
Connor Chapple
Nov 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Hot dang any budding Warhammer fans who want to read something from the Chaos point of view should start here. Betrayal, slaves, torture, eternal torment, Dark Eldar, Necrons, Daemons, this book has it all.
Samus5678
Jan 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
It was a good first read in the 40k universe. It was good that the author told the story from perspectives of all the people involved (view spoiler).
Christopher Wolf
Aug 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I read a few books like this one. Where the main protagonist is the main villain of the story. Love it.
Tarash_bulba
Aug 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: warhammer-40k
Good quality bolter porn with lots of evil topping all over. Thumbs up!
Travis Albers
Aug 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
An excellent trio of stories of the coolest, darkest Chaos space marine chapter. These stories help paint the picture of the true depravity and brutality of the chaos marines.
Shayne Wright
Mar 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
A great perspective of W40K universe from Chaos' viewpoint...something the genre owners have shirked from previously
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