on 2 January 2014
More Abnett, is what you get. This is a very good thing in this case.
Development of characters within, and history of the ghosts is built on as their story continues, this is done very efectively by the author.
Each of the novels in this omnibus is very good, holding my attention throughout as i really wanted to know what was going to happen page after page.As usual, pace is fast,furious, bloody, scary,funny at times and tragic.
Try not to get too attached to your favourite characters, they are soldiers after all.
I have become quite a fan of Dan Abnett, and especially Gaunt and his Ghosts. so if you have read The founding and liked that, you should really enjoy this, and as a bit of a spoiler, you will like the other Ghosts novels too. Lots of pleasure to come
on 15 July 2013
This omnibus contains the novels Honour Guard; The Guns of Tanith; Straight Silver; Sabbatt Martyr, and comprises the "Saint" arc of the Gaunt's Ghosts series. As usual, Dan Abnett's writing is top notch, contains great combat scenes, deep characters and sharp dialogue - everything you need for a good sic-fi (or indeed any) story. This is when, as Abnett says in the intro, people we care about start dying. From now on, we see the darkness of the 41st Millennium really start to tell on the Ghosts, and by the end of the book, we are left close to tears, and the Ghosts are battered, bruised and in mourning. If you like sic-fi, military fiction, or just plain good story telling, read this.