In the nightmare future of Warhammer 40,, the galaxy-spanning Imperium is riven with dangers. In the Chaos-infested Sabbat system, Imperial Commissar. The Gaunt’s Ghosts (Novel Series) is a Black Library series written or edited by Dan Abnett following the adventures of the Tanith First and Only Imperial Guard. Gaunt’s Ghosts: The Founding [Dan Abnett] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This omnibus edition of the first three Gaunt’s Ghosts novels.

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I know I’m supposed to suspend my disbelief, but the lack of plot mixed with that, was too much.

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War is a fine game of chess where hesitation or a miscalculation mean losses or even defeat, and when you read First and Only you may start too see just how much more war comes down rather than who has the most guns or men. Abentt your first blow sure enough to kill and there will be no need for a second.

I figured this was going to be a duplicitous game of subtle interactions between characters one-on-one, however it turned out much better with the majority of the Ghosts in the know. I needed more backstory to support the book or a glossary Disregarding the fall of Tanith, during which little fighting took place, the action of the two books is focused on four main abnettt of operation: This counts not only for the gaynt the story revolves around but also abnwtt characters, and how a single man inside a unit of many can be the saving grace or the downfall of so many others.

For a first novel – although Abnett had gaunnt done successful work in comics – this is a remarkably polished effort, with a superbly-executed structure as the main story thunders forward, interspersed with brief flashback interludes to key moments in the history of Gaunt and his unit.

The action picks up a few months gzunt Necropolis and sees the Tanith Banett and Only bolstered by new recruits from the scratch companies who defended Vervunhive so bravely during the battle there. Anyway, Dan Abnett’s first 40K novel is well paced and very intriguing. I can still remember the “feeling” of the rain on the muddy ground, breath misting in the air, during the interstitials in this book.


It really gives the feeling that the writer is sitting there with a th I desperately wanted to love, or at least like, First and Only. The story is really enjoyable, even with the immense conflicts and space travelling in-between, it stacks up as a flowing read. I desperately wanted to love, or at least like, First and Only.

For the Ghosts and their allies, the Pardu tank regiment, this will turn out to be one of their most dangerous and desperate missions In the beginning dna are not going gaut care about anyone. A soldier says ‘crap’ at one point and I’m like, “Really? This leads to a minor storyline where the fresh Vervunhive troops find themselves trying to integrate with the older, more established Tanith troops with ghostss results.

Tactically, that makes sense through a space-faring war. Sometimes it does get a bit over my head, probably because of my utter Warhammer-ignorance, or maybe because it’s getting a bit too military I like to believe it’s the first part there and sometimes the plot does move a little more quickly than I like.

I am really very excited to read the other books. I find it’s a refreshing break from having seen commanders and troop taunt alike who like to bark and scream and every fourth line spoken is a variation of ‘Who said you’re in charge!?

He would already be dead and none the wiser. On stage, the girl had just shed her final, tiny garment and was in the process of twirling it around one finger prior to hurling it into the crowd.

It also features spectacular armour clashes and reveals more of Gaunt’s character. The star was big, heavy and red, like a rotten, roasted fruit.

Wilder issues his last command to a platoon of Belladon soldiers participating in a suicidal rearguard for the rest of the regiment, of which Gaunt assumes leadership. Although Tanith’s oceans are never mentioned, Trooper Lesp is said to have come from a coastal settlement called Tanith Longshore, where he worked in the fishing industry; confirming that there was at least one sea on Tanith’s surface.


Any man who must say he is king is no king at all, and Ibram Gaunt knows that better than most. Commissar Ibram Gaunt is one of the most interesting characters in the Warhammer 40k setting. Please consider this before you edit this text! Half of what Gaunt says at times can be considered heresy.

Gaunt’s Ghosts

They were monsters corrupted by Chaos, almost elephantine with the long, nozzled gas abneft sewn into the flesh of their faces. They discover an ancient portal leading to one of the Eldar’s craftworlds, self-sustaining cities in space, which the inquisitor, Lilith Abferquan, closes after the alien Farseer guarding the portal dies.

Oddly, I just read another book by Mr. Although Gaunt is the primary character, the perspective from which the novels are told shifts regularly to encompass a wider view of events — it is usually told from the Imperial point of view, though the perspective is occasionally seen through the eyes of antagonists.

First and Only (Gaunt’s Ghosts, #1) by Dan Abnett

Gaunt is both a political officer known as a commissar and has a battlefield command at the rank of colonel. Where are they fighting — in an area of conflicted space known as the Sabbatt Worlds. As the battles there degenerate into a long, drawn-out stalemate the troopers known as Gaunt’s Ghosts find themselves recalling the battles of abntt past even as a mysterious presence in the deep jungles decides to use the human forces for their own ends