ON THE WAR-TORN planet of Verghast, Commissar Ibram Gaunt and his men find themselves caught up in an ancient and bloody civil war. When betrayal and treachery bring the walls of a besieged hive city crashing down, bitter rivalry and corruption surface, bringing the Tanith Ghosts to the brink of destruction. Gaunt must find new allies and recruit more ghosts if he is to save Vervu...more
I don't often give out perfect ratings, and I'd like to stress that this book has flaws: as usual Abnett rushes the ending, the geography can be confusing, and sometimes it takes itself far too seriously. But for military science fiction this is as good as it gets. Just the right level of cliches, some incredibly imaginative imagery, and a huge amount of action. In fact if I was to isolate one aspect of the book to put on a pedestal, the scale of the action is unlike a ...more
Necropolis is a story of a knock dawn, drag out, to the last man defense of a city. The body count is in the 100,000s and ...more
The beginning of the novel is told from many perspectives - ranging from the rich nobility to low-class civilians - and tells of the opening phases of the siege on Vervunhive. The mega-city's neighbouring hive, Ferrozoica, amasses an army and marches on their former rival with an unknown agenda. The Vervun Primary militia prepares to repel the invasion forces, but as Vervunhive's High Master refuses to believe that Ferrozoica has mobilised against them, they are not given p ...more
When massive industrial city of Vervunhive is sudd ...more
Throughout the violent siege of Vervunhive by the Chaos-tainted forces of Zoica, Abnett strives to show the war from the view of civilians, guardsmen and Lords o ...more
On Verghast, the hive-states of Vervunhive and Ferrazoica, ...more
My epic reread of the Gaunt’s Ghosts series by Dan Abnett continues with the third installment, Necropolis. Coming off a victory on Monthax, the Ghosts, along with a number of other imperial guard regiments, are redirected from the next Crusade push to help resolve an inter-hive conflict on an industrial world known as Verghast. This world’s manufacturing facilities are one of the major suppliers of war resources for Wamaster Macaroth’s forces, so ...more
It’s easy to see why so many people consider this the best of the series, as it’s got absolutely everything. The scope of the book is huge, but by com ...more
The book starts off slow introducing quite a large amount of characters. You really get rewarded for the slower start in the middle and end of the book. I really enjoyed the whole story and everytime I had to stop reading I was looking forward to the next train ride to/from work!
Super keen to read the rest of the series.
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