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Hereticus by Dan Abnett
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Feb 21, 2012

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bookshelves: warhammer-40k, inquisition, science-fiction
Read from February 21 to 26, 2012

In Hereticus we witness Eisenhorn's change to radicalism, almost crossing over to becoming heretical as he goes against the very thoughts he once believed in and uses the power of the Warp against agents of the Warp. We see him struggle with his choices and the decisions over the use of the tainted knowledge. His organisation is destroyed and is hunted by a man know as Khanjar the Sharp. To make things worse, Eisenhorn is once again declared as a Heretic by the Inquisition for his involvement with the Malus Codicium.

There is a great deal of emotion in this book, we see a man who is pushed too far and finally breaks because of it. Eisenhorn finally gets his revenge but at what costs? His former friends and allies are now gone or dying and he no longer has a place he can call home. A sad but satisfying ending that fits well with the grim dark future setting of the 40k universe.

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