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  • Author:
    Dan Abnett
  • ISBN:
    1844164004
  • ISBN13:
    978-1844164004
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  • Publisher:
    Games Workshop; First Edition edition (December 12, 2006)
  • Pages:
    320 pages
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    Genre Fiction
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Gaunt’s Ghosts - 10). Dan Abnett. It is the 41st millennium. For more than a hundred. A true man may flinch away its embrace, if he is stalwart, and he girds his soul. with the armour of contempt.

Gaunt’s Ghosts - 10). centuries the Emperor has sat immobile on the Golden Throne. He is the master of mankind by the will of the. gods, and master of a million worlds by the might of his. inexhaustible armies. He is a rotting carcass writhing invisibly. Gideon Ravenor, The Spheres of Longing.

The Armour of Contempt is the tenth Gaunt's Ghosts book from Dan Abnett, and the second in The Lost series. The main plot of which maily revolve around the Imperial campaign to retake the Chaos held Agri-world of Gereon-the setting of the prior. The main plot of which maily revolve around the Imperial campaign to retake the Chaos held Agri-world of Gereon-the setting of the prior novel "Traitor General". It was first published in December 2007.

The Armour of Contempt is the 9th book in a series that spans over a decade of exploits across half a dozen worlds, start at the beginning with Abnett's . The Armour of Contempt is an excellent continuation of this dramatic series.

The Armour of Contempt is the 9th book in a series that spans over a decade of exploits across half a dozen worlds, start at the beginning with Abnett's First Gaunt's Ghost novel, First and Only. I assure you, you will not be disappointed.

Gaunt's Ghosts is a series of novels written by Dan Abnett. It is a military science fiction series set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe

Gaunt's Ghosts is a series of novels written by Dan Abnett. It is a military science fiction series set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. As of 2019, the series spans 16 novels which document the efforts of the Tanith First, a highly skilled yet unappreciated light infantry regiment of the Imperial Guard, during the Sabbat Worlds Crusade. The protagonist is Colonel-Commissar Ibram Gaunt, one of the few political commissars of the Imperium to be officially awarded command of a regiment.

The Armour of Contempt book. Abnett manages to generate real tension in this story. I found The Gaunt's Ghosts books have been fun thus far, with the ups and downs to be expected in any multi-volume series. Pretty easy read, lots of action, not to complicated. This is why The Armour of Contempt was a bit of a shock.

The Armour of Contempt is the tenth novel in the Gaunt's Ghosts series by Dan Abnett. Colonel-Commissar Ibram Gaunt spent a year fighting as part of the underground resistance on the enemy-held world of Gereon. When he left, he promised that he would bring the forces of the Imperium to liberate Gereon's citizens from their oppressors. Now he has returned, a crusade army at his back, but he finds a world devastated by war and a people irrevocably damaged by the taint of Chaos

salvo) to dish out some much-needed retribution to the occupiers. Of course, that would be far too obvious and much too boring to make for an interesting book. Instead, the novel is divided into two mostly-separate narratives which have different objectives. In the first, Dalin Criid undergoes Imperial Guard training. Rescued from Vervunhive as a ten-year-old back in the third novel, Necropolis, Dalin is now eighteen and spoiling to join the ranks of the Ghosts.

19 Works in Gaunt's Ghosts - Dan Abnett. Navigation and Actions.

The Imperial crusade, including Gaunt's Ghosts, are sent back to the planet Gereon to join forces with the Imperial defenders and liberate the planet from Chaos. However, the brutality of the 'liberation' pitches Gaunt into opposition with his commanders, who believe victory must be achieved at any price, no matter how cruel.



Jarortr
I enjoy almost everything dan abnett writes, and while I enjoyed this novel I did feel there was a notable lack of overall plot development or focus. Spoilers follow in this review.

spoilers follow. read at your own risk.

The general gist is that gaunt's unit is part of a large-scale invasion of Gereon, the location of the excellent Traitor General novel. A major side-plot is the enlistment of Dalin Criid, the son of Gol Kolea and adopted son of caffran and tonia Criid. Dalin ends up getting sent into a major engagement in the initial landing which ends up being a major storyline in the plot.

The Ghosts are used to take a small village and make contact with the resistance, who are then captured by the inquisition as part of a search for whatever might give them resistance against Taint. despite the billing of the novel as gaunt being against the orders he is given or whatever, he in fact follows his orders, even if he doesn't like them. We learn that MkVenner is dead, then learn 'well we didn't find a body' and finally that he is in fact alive. the ghosts leave, end of story, literally.

I think 300 pages was simply not enough to develop the dalin storyline and leave enough to build a primary storyline involving the unit. While a couple of new chaos-inspired enemies are introduced, you don't get the sense of drama or impact that Glyfs and Wirewolves gave. As usual, when long-running characters die, they do so in a dramatic and symbolic fashion rather than typical battlefield deaths like everyone else gets.

I am looking forward to Abnett's forthcoming Ravenor novel, but hope/wish he would be given more page allowance - 300 pages is simply not enough for this sort of work.
DarK-LiGht
The Armour of Contempt has the Ghosts, all of them this time, heading to Gereon to thwart the Chaos threat. The story gets split up between Gaunt with the Tanith regiment and a young member of the Ghosts who ends up being conscripted into another unit. While the stuff with Gaunt is excellent as is par for the course, it was the the story of the young and inexperienced Ghost in an unfamiliar unit that shined a new light on the grim war of the future.
It is this kind of thing that makes the series so strong. Dan Abnett continues to try something new with each book in the series and whether you like it or not it is quite often what makes the highs so high and the lows so low.
If you are a fan of the Warhammer 40k universe the Gaunt's Ghosts books will not disappoint.
Wafi
The 12 are different, they are back, almost.
How well are they the same as those left on Gereon 18 months ago for a missionextremely risky / suicide that was not to exceed one month?!
In addition with two new "recruits" : the impressive and quiet Eszrah Night and the mysterious and poisonous Sabbatine Cirk.
The world has changed too, the second front of the crusade arrived on Ancreon Sextus is facing fierce darkspawn Chaos, as frightening than stealth. While a steady stream of soldiers of Blood Pact are (at best) in check the forces of theLord General Van inexperienced Voytz.
The First and Only is also changed, merged with other regiments, also amputated from a portion of their forces, the Ghosts are a mere shadow of themselves under the command of the respected advised Colonel Wilder.
The reunification of the Ghosts and the First and Only could be jeopardize, if it is ...
rejoin the Gaunt's Ghosts until the Last Command, which ended the ninth opus with great style and honor.

For the Emperor!
Adrietius
Dan Abnett, the flagship author of the Black Library, returns to his longest running and most loved series, the tale of Commissar-Colonel Ibram Gaunt and his Ghosts in The Armour of Contempt. Set against the backdrop of a vast empire of humanity in a state of constant war, the Gaunts Ghosts series follows the military actions of the Sabbat Worlds Crusade, a campaign involving hundreds of millions of soldiers waging in a battle against close to fifty enemy occupied worlds.

Abnett is one of the best contemporary science fiction authors in his genre and quite possibly in the industry. His ability to seamlessly move from the scifi-noir style of his Eisenhorn Trilogy to the cyberpunk-intrigue of Ravenor to the dark, brutal and gritty military reality of the Gaunts Ghost series underscores a versatility and tonal mastery that is a rare commodity in modern fiction. His talent not only lies within his use of nuance and tone but with incredibly deep characterization, engrossing dialogue and imaginative setting.

Those of you reading this review who are not already familiar with Abnett's Gaunt's Ghost series should stop reading now. The Armour of Contempt is the 9th book in a series that spans over a decade of exploits across half a dozen worlds, start at the beginning with Abnett's First Gaunt's Ghost novel, First and Only. I assure you, you will not be disappointed.

The rest of my fellow readers, who have been following the Sabbat Worlds Crusade for the past nine books, are in for a treat. The Armour of Contempt is an excellent continuation of this dramatic series. Set several years of brutal campaigning after the previous novel, His Last Command, Abnett's latest installment sees a dramatic return to the chaos occupied and infested planet Gereon with the Ghosts at the forefront of a world-wide planetary invasion, an invasion that may have come years too late. For the first time in the series we are shown aspects of war in the 41st millennium that the Ghosts do not normally participate in, we are given first hand experiences of the hells of frontal planetary assault with thousands of regiments of Imperial Guard marching under the feet of colossal titans in assaults on fortresses miles in length. Hundreds of thousands, if not millions of lives are sacrificed in the attempt to liberate a planet whose population may no longer be able to benefit from their freedom. Gereon Resists, yes, but is there anyone left but the dead and the Ghosts?
Lanadrta
Abnett at his best! The Ghosts at their best! I highly recommend it!
Still In Mind
This latest installment in the Gaunt's Ghost series is just as good as I've come to expect from Dan Abnett. If you are like me and you have followed the development of each of the signature characters, you will not be disappointed. I look forward to the next installment with just as much anticipation as I did this one. The only regret I have is that I finished too quickly!