The Horus Heresy is definitely where you should go. Its first three books Horus Rising, False Gods and Galaxy in Flames are where its best to begin then just see which ones you like and read them in whatever order you like, bearing in mind that there is a timeline to the events.
I've read the Lost omnibus, and am currently reading Ravenor omnibus, and what you just said makes no sense at all.
Where to go from here? Horus Heresy? That Cain fellow everyone seems to think is a hoot?
They are my favourite 40k novels, but Void Stalker will blow them both out of the water if the exert the author posted on his blog is any indication.
Im liking the Night Lords trilogy quite a bit. I have finished Soul Hunter and am reading Blood Reaver right now. Both are good.
I also ordered the Enforcer omnibus last week ( its delayed though, should get it thrusday ). Not sure what to expect really, but the main character is a woman and a member of the Arbites instead of Space Marines. A welcome change.
I have that omnibus but its a tough read, for me at least. The author is a good one but i've read some of his other work and while its good, it just feels like a bit of a slog to get through. I'll eventually read the Shira Calpurnia series but other books take precedence over it for me.
A fair choice but be prepared for a long wait. Omnibuses tend to take a while before release. Though the Night Lords omnibus will definitely be a great one, the author Aaron Dembski-Bowden has confirmed his exclusive prequel short story Shadow Knight will be in it and he will be adding a lexicon of Nostraman words at the end and their translations. So you can learn some Night Lords speak.
Thanks. I think I'll stick with the omnibuses then. Aside from being more cost-efficient, I also like the feel of good big book.
Another series I would recommend is the Tome of Fire trilogy by Nick Kyme. Its about the Salamanders chapter of Space Marines and they are quite unique in their temperment and beliefs. A good example is a short story that involves a squad of Salamanders and their Captain going back to the enemy lines to gather an objective, it isn't revealed until the end that the objective is a group of civilians that got stuck behind enemy lines. No other Chapter, not even the Ultramarines, would have done that. They believe in protecting the weak and are the closest that the 40k universe has to good guys. The books involved are Salamander, Firedrake and Nocturne, with some extra short stories involved, the main and best of those is Fires of War that serves as a prequel to the novels. I would definitely recommend this trilogy.
Also Helsreach by Aaron Dembski-Bowden. A brilliant story about loyalist marines protecting a city from an Ork invasion.
Edited by Lord of the Night, 24 January 2012 - 06:31 AM.