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  • Paperback: 896 pages
  • Publisher: Games Workshop (10 Sept. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849704856
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849704854
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 5.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 402,222 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jonathan Green is a freelance writer well known for his contributions to the Fighting Fantasy range of adventure gamebooks, as well as his novels set within Games Workshop's worlds of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000, which include the Black Templars duology Crusade for Armageddon and Conquest of Armageddon.

He has written for such diverse properties as Sonic the Hedgehog, Doctor Who, Star Wars The Clone Wars and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He is also the creator of the popular steampunk Pax Britannia line, published by Abaddon Books, and has an ever-increasing number of non-fiction books to his name. To keep up with what he is doing, go to www.jonathangreenauthor.blogspot.com.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Otto on 8 Feb. 2014
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Overall I found this book to be very worth while. The vast majority of the short-stories being
compelling and ending in a satisfying manner.

I decided to read the book cover-to-cover since in my case, I knew if I put it down I'd probably
forget it for a while, then feel inclined to re-read it from the start. Which is very inefficient, but that's my way.

I wouldn't really recommend reading it through in this manner though, because every now and again -
you may come across a story that may not be that interesting, and those are the ones that unfortunately
drag on for the longest.

However reading this book eclectically would probably yield more net pleasure. But you could miss out
on some real gems. In my case, by reading all the stories: I found myself being surprised by enjoying
stories about Chapters I didn't really know much about (or care about at the time, if I'm honest) like that of the
Flesh Tearers and Mantis Warriors. The former Chapter providing some of my favourite stories from the book
("At Gaius Point" & "Torturer's Thirst"). Particularly due to the dynamic caused by the flaw in their gene seed,
and their susceptibility to the Red Thirst and Black Rage whilst dealing with the pressure of their lives, made
for interesting predicaments - and a very pleasurable read.

Most of the short-stories featured are stand-alone tales but some however I found were loosely sequential;
in other words, they contained the same characters in a different situation, that takes place some time
after the other.
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By Chadders on 4 Oct. 2014
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It's not bad. Some extremely good stories but unfortunately there's too many that don't seem to go anywhere. Overall I think it's worth getting.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Katie on 28 May 2014
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A great little buy. Bought this for my partner and he loved it. He's a big space marine fan. Thank you so much. Great seller.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By sinisterleft on 9 Nov. 2013
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the only problem with books like this is that you cant please everyone
if i'd liked more of the stories I would have given it 4 stars
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Bookworm Speaks!: Space Marine Omnibus 9 Jan. 2014
By Jordan T. Brantley - Published on Amazon.com
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Bookworm Speaks!

Warhammer 40k: Space Marines Omnibus

by Christian Dunn (Editor)

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For Bookworm, anthologies are a mixed bag. Read and owning several, part of what makes them a mixed bag is that while there may be stories that are enjoyable, to get to them, one has to slog through the stories that are either ‘meh’ or simply not in the readers taste. The Space Marine Omnibus is a compilation of tales regarding the Space Marines the ‘heroes’ of the Warhammer universe, although as the stories will tell you, there are few heroes in the far future.

While Bookworm is an ardent opponent of interference with reading, a disclaimer is still in order. The Warhammer 40k universe is an exceedingly violent universe. It is not giving very much away when stating that the words ‘blood, gore, slaughter, and still beating hearts” come up fairly often. Bookworm does not recommend giving this book to young children. It is really for adults or teenagers. But the decision is yours. Bookworm does not have children.

It was pleasant surprise to find out that there were very few ‘meh’ tales in this book. Each tale describe an adventure of a different Chapter of the Space Marines, both Loyalist and Traitor. Done by a different author, the stories are all unique. Some were slower than others. A good measure to judge a story in an anthology is...do you keep checking to see how many pages you have left or do you keep reading and not want it to end. There were several stories that fell into the latter category but that may be due to a naturally impatient personality, and the fact of the matter is that mindless gore can get very tiresome. Thankfully the majority of the tales, are really interesting and avoid being repetitive as each one is unique and takes its own special look at the Space Marinces.

An interesting characteristic of the Warhammer stories particularly in this book is how they are both epic and small at the same time. The stories are all glorious tales in the annals of the Chapter History passed down through legend. At the same time though, there is the fact that there are just another small event in the endless wars of Imperium, all to be forgotten in the passage of time. So much has been forgotten in the Imperium already and so much threatens to consume the Space Marine that their heroics and adventures all seem like futile gestures.

For first glimpse into the vastness of the Imperium of Man, the Space Marine Omnibus is an excellent place to start. Its a long one!

A word of advice though: Warhammer 40k was created in the mid-eighties and hundreds of novels have been published about it, so if you are really serious about diving into the universe of the 41st millennium, Bookworm recommends reading the wikia of Warhammer 40k ([...]) It will help you better understand the ins and outs of Warhammer because there is a lot of detail in these stories.

Final Verdict: While it may be a little overwhelming for a beginner, The Space Marine Omnibus is wonderful dive into Warhammer’s most famous characters and sure to delight fans of all ages.

Five out Five Stars.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great short story reading 21 Oct. 2013
By Joe90 - Published on Amazon.com
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I am only into the 4th short story but definitely enjoying them. Plenty of gore and some interesting character details and short plots. If I had ambitions of short story writing in this genre then so far the books a gem. Otherwise it's great bedtime reading and with plenty of stories to go I would say excellent value. I do wonder if any of the stories are related to the full length Space Marine novels? Or if they are only standalone.
Good Mix 24 April 2014
By Mustard - Published on Amazon.com
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Short stories about different chapters of the Space Marines and their special abilities. I bought it used and it was in fact practically new. It's really a good read. I recommend this book.
Five Stars 31 Oct. 2014
By Bryan Webb - Published on Amazon.com
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Order arrived fast as advertised.
Five Stars 3 July 2014
By Jake - Published on Amazon.com
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came quickly and as described.
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