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  • Author:
    BRIAN CRAIG
  • ISBN:
    1841541419
  • ISBN13:
    978-1841541419
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    BLACK LIBRARY; paperback / softback edition (2001)
  • Pages:
    288 pages
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Pawns of Chaos explores the life of those who are sided with chaos and why they are not evil, and those people who serve the imperium and . Its hardly ground breaking, but it strange to find in a Warhammer 40k book of all places.

Pawns of Chaos explores the life of those who are sided with chaos and why they are not evil, and those people who serve the imperium and why they are not Just. The first reading left me a bit unsatisfied but after I began to think about the morals of the story I reread the book and was quite pleased by the tale. The story follows around several characters in a primitive backwater, and how they are all ultimately being guided (un)knowingly towards very specific ends, hence the title "Pawns of Chaos".

Series: A Warhammer 40, 000 Novel. Paperback: 288 pages. Pawns of Chaos explores the life of those who are sided with chaos and why they are not evil, and those people who serve the imperium and why they are not Just.

Pawns of Chaos is a Warhammer 40,000 Novel by Brian Craig. It concerns the efforts of a primitive rebel group on an Imperium controlled medieval world, isolated by a warp-storm, to summon a Daemon of Chaos to overthrow the "Imperium" on their world. It was first published in 2001 and is currently out of print. In the grim future of Warhammer 40,000 mankind is engaged in an eternal conflict with armies of Chaos.

In the grim future of Warhammer 40,000 mankind is engaged in an eternal conflict with armies of Chaos. A Warhammer 40,000 novel by Brian Craig. On the medieval world of Sigmatus, the hated Imperium is flexing its power with ruthless efficiency. The rebels have a plan to fight back: summon a powerful daemon from the warp and unleash it upon their enemies! eBook.

Following the 1987 initial release of Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 wargame, set in a far future science fantasy universe, the company began publishing background literature that expands previous material, adds new material, and describes t. .

Following the 1987 initial release of Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 wargame, set in a far future science fantasy universe, the company began publishing background literature that expands previous material, adds new material, and describes the universe, its characters, and its events in detail. Since 1997 the bulk of background literature has been published by the affiliated imprint Black Library.

Prologue and Chapter 1 of this classic (and spicy) warhammer 40k novel by Brian Craig. First attempt at this kind of thing i will work on quality and possibly different voices as we progress. Let me know what you think below. Prologue and Chapter 1 of this classic (and spicy) warhammer 40k novel by Brian Craig.

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Fek
This book tried to humanize the regular people who worship chaos. It didn't really work. The Imperium characters weren't fleshed out very well. The chaos characters were fairly straightforward but didn't develop much either. The book was ok but The Bastion Wars by Henry Zhou did a much better job.
The Sinners from Mitar
The Black Library is admittedly a purveyor of literature that would be considered pulp by those who have nothing better to do but sit about firelit studies and determine such things. Brian Craig is not a pulp writer. His works have battles yes, and at times they are exceedingly violent, but thats what Black Library is all about. The true book is a tale of realization, a study of motives and the passions that drive the forces at battle. In the Warhammer worlds Chaos is the undeniable enemy, but yet we never see things from their side. Pawns of Chaos explores the life of those who are sided with chaos and why they are not evil, and those people who serve the imperium and why they are not Just. The first reading left me a bit unsatisfied but after I began to think about the morals of the story I reread the book and was quite pleased by the tale. Be warned this is not the typical Warhammer Tale: Good party goes on quest to fight evil- battles ensue good triumphs more or less. This is so much more.
Nten
Be forwarned. Those who expect massive battles with Space Marines, Eldar, and high tech weaponry ought to look elsewhere. This is a story involving only one planet with one side of primitive screwheads fighting against another side of slightly less primitive screwheads. The main characters are not trained soldiers with incredible fighting skills. In fact, two of them are just simple peasants from a simple village.
Make no mistake, this is Warhammer 40K and the theme of this book goes exactly with what the theme of the Warhammer 40K world. Its the Imperium vs. Chaos at its most basic: a beleagured band of people must rise to defend themselves from a seemingly unstoppable enemy. But get this, it's the Imperium who's the unstoppable enemy!
The followers of Chaos are presented in an understandable light. Instead of going "Ha ha! I LOVE being evil!", the writer gives the Chaos followers understandable motivations and even points out certain positive aspects to this side, if in a roundabout way.
The writing style is a bit wordy. Sometimes you really have to go through a whole lot of writing to get to a simple meaning. There were several times when I got frustrated and just wanted to shout, "Get to the point, already!" It gets better later on in the book, or maybe I just got used to the style, but the writing is not done in a simple and easy manner.
Kipabi
The black library is generally pulp fiction. It can be entertaining but generally can't be called "good". Rarely does it stick with you. This one is atypical in that respect. It still has some of the usualy WH40k blood and guts, but a surprising amount of intrigue and light philosophy as well. Asking basic questions about pre-destination and the nature of an ordered universe. Its hardly ground breaking, but it strange to find in a Warhammer 40k book of all places.

The story follows around several characters in a primitive backwater, and how they are all ultimately being guided (un)knowingly towards very specific ends, hence the title "Pawns of Chaos".

For those looking for the typical blood soaked warhammer romp, look elsewhere, you'll probably find this one boring. For those looking for something (a little) bit deeper but still mired in the fantastic (I am a fan after all) WH40k universe, I highly recommend this.
Coron
Well, what can I say for sure about this book is that it leaves you with a mixed feeling of wasted time and ruined hopes. I was even enjoining the longish beginning of the book. It was nice to see "the other" side without every second world being "chaos marine this and that..." like in the Dark Apostle that in my opinion was the second worst book I have ever read from the WH40K. But back to this book. The story goes smoothly and pleasantly until about the middle of the book. Then if you have some idea about the WH40K realm you suddenly realize that know the ending. If you are stubborn and keep reading you discover that you were right with the ending and that the story is indeed a dang cliche of typical, sadly very predictable behavior of chaos forces. Sad but true. Instead of some nice glorious triumph of humanity or glorious and twisted win of chaos you get just a microwave-warmed meal from yesterday. Ask yourself, do you enjoy microwaved food?
Arcanefire
This book was a real rough one to finish. It seemed like a 100 meter sprint, run in molases. Not one of the Warhammer 40,000/Black Librarys best. If you are looking for the usual fast paced and exciting story that you find in books like "First & the only", "Storm of Iron" or "Nightbringer", you will be very disappointed.
Balladolbine
This was my least favorite Warhammer book so far. The action is all on a primitive planet which seems better suited for the WH fantasy series than WH40K sci-fi. The action is few and far between. The ending is very good, but doesn't make up for the rest of the book.
This book is truly terrible. Some of the worst text-on-paper I've ever read, the characters were ridiculous, the plot was absurd, the only redeeming feature was the description of the kid's mutation, but that's maybe two pages worth out of the whole thing. So less than 1% of this book is worth reading.

Then it had the gall to have such a cliche ending as it did. After the crap sundae that was this book, that was the corn niblet on top to solidify it as the worst thing I've ever read, not one single redeeming feature to it.

Although granted, I haven't read anything by C.S. "Multilaser" Goto yet, I hear he's really bad too.