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eBook Sabbat Worlds Anthology (Gaunt's Ghosts) ePub

by Dan Abnett

  • ISBN: 1849700095
  • Category: Science Fiction
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
  • Author: Dan Abnett
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The Black Library (2010)
  • Pages: 320
  • ePub book: 1439 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1360 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 798

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Sabbat Worlds is the first anthology in the Gaunt's Ghosts series of novels by Dan Abnett. Sabbat Worlds gathers together eight short stories from various Black Library authors. Across the Sabbat Worlds, a bitter conflict is fought, a conflict that can only end in victory or annihilation. The innumerable forces of the Archenemy attack without mercy, and planet after planet burns with the flames of war. Yet even amidst this nightmare, the Astra Militarum stand stoic against their foes.

Gaunt’s Ghosts - 07. (The Saint - 04). Dan Abnett. By 77. 41, the eighteenth year of the Sabbat Worlds Campaign, the Imperial crusade force under Warmaster Macaroth had yet failed to take the notorious fortress world Morlond

Gaunt’s Ghosts - 07. It is the 41st millennium. For more than a hundred centuries the Emperor has sat immobile on the Golden Throne of Earth. 41, the eighteenth year of the Sabbat Worlds Campaign, the Imperial crusade force under Warmaster Macaroth had yet failed to take the notorious fortress world Morlond. As long as Morlond stood, the thrust of the crusade was stalled, and Macaroth could not drive his forces onwards into a decisive war with the core military strengths of the archenemy overlord (‘Archon’), Urlock Gaur, in the Carcaradon Cluster.

Sabbat Worlds Anthology book. Dan Abnett's writing is always a delight to read. His Gaunt's Ghosts novels remain among my favourite book series

Sabbat Worlds Anthology book. His Gaunt's Ghosts novels remain among my favourite book series. lt;br,

Featuring Gaunt’s Ghosts. This book is the result

Featuring Gaunt’s Ghosts. This book is the result. I’ve also added a brand new Gaunt’s Ghosts novella to round things out. I am blown away by the stories various writers have given back to me, by the sheer creative energy they’ve poured into bits of my haphazard world building. It is a great honour and privilege to commend them to you, the reader.

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.

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The tales are set across the war-torn Sabbat Worlds, and follow on from the events of Salvation's Reach.

The stories take place during the legendary conflict made famous by the heroic exploits of Commissar Gaunt and the Tanith First and Only. READ IT BECAUSE Essential reading for any Gaunt's Ghosts fan, this new anthology contains new fiction from Dan Abnett, Aaron Dembski-Bowden, Nick Kyme, Matthew Farrer, Nik Vincent, John French and Rob Sanders. The tales are set across the war-torn Sabbat Worlds, and follow on from the events of Salvation's Reach.

For more than twenty years, Dan Abnett’s Gaunt’s Ghosts series has .

For more than twenty years, Dan Abnett’s Gaunt’s Ghosts series has charted the highs and lows of the Tanith First across three distinct story arcs. The fate of the Sabbat Worlds Crusade hangs in the balance, and it falls to Gaunt and his Ghosts to determine just whose victory will come on the vital forge world of Urdesh – Gaunt himself must match wits with the terrifying Anarch Sek, while the Tanith, divided and weakened by foul sorcery, face the Sons of Sek in battle across the planet. You’ll discover just what Dan’s been building up to across more than a dozen books, as faces from the past return and the story comes to an epic conclusio. or now.

Across the Sabbat Worlds, a bitter conflict is fought, a conflict that can only end in victory or annihilation. The Phantine Air Corps battle the enemies of mankind across burning skies, while the Gereon resistance tries to break the foothold of Chaos on their beleaguered world and the legendary Gaunt's Ghosts fight in the most violent and bloody of warzones.

Across the Sabbat Worlds, a bitter conflict is fought, a conflict that can only end in victory or annihilation. The innumerable forces of the Archenemy attack without mercy, and planet after planet burns with the flames of war. Yet even amidst this nightmare, the Imperial Guard stand stoic against their foes. The Phantine Air Corps battle the enemies of mankind across burning skies, while the Gereon resistance tries to break the foothold of Chaos on their beleaguered world and the legendary Gaunt's Ghosts fight in the most violent and bloody of warzones. This anthology opens the gateway to the Sabbat Worlds like never before, featuring new stories from some of the Black Library's best-known authors including Dan Abnett, Graham McNeill, Aaron Dembski-Bowden and many more.

Comments

Phalaken Phalaken
First off I have to say that I love Dan Abnett's writing and have absolutely loved the Gaunt's ghost series. With that said this is a worthy addition with some home run hits, and only one or two strike outs. Both of the stories by Dan are great, especially the mini story at the end which was the best over all. Also there is an awesome short story that continues on where Double Eagle left off (air battle book) that is great. I really hope Dan follows up and writes that second book about the Pantine flyers like he says in the intro to this short story. There were also several other good short stories here that are great from some of the great authors of the Black library. There was only one story I did not finish (I think its the second one about a salvage recovery group or something) and the one by Sandy Mitchel (who I normally love. She wrote the Caphis Cain books) that I did not find all that great either. However, for the most part I liked or loved the rest. Do yourself a favor and pick this one up, you won't be disappointed.
Kearanny Kearanny
A great collection of short stories that enhance the Sabbat Crusade. It helped bide me over until Warmaster came out!
Kemath Kemath
Dan Abnett is one of my favorite authors, if not my top favorite. I have almost all his books (except comic books) and I recommend him to anyone who likes to read about war, developing characters, and plots that pull you in farther and farther
TheSuspect TheSuspect
This is a collection of short stories on the Warhammer 40K science fiction genre, set in the Sabbat Worlds system depicted in Dan Abnett's Gaunt's Ghost series. The one positive about the hardbound version is the larger print font, but is it worth the risk in paying $25 without at least skimming first through the bookstore? What if it stunk and would have wasted my money? But, being a fan, decided to buy the book anyway.

Fortunately, the book is entertaining, but not worth the $25 retail price, (unlike the Warhammer 40K Ultramarines DVD collector's edition, which was a complete waste of money - but that is a different topic). A more reasonable price for this anthology would have been $10 and printed in the omnibus format with larger font.

This book contains eight short stories, two by Dan Abnett, one each by Graham McNeill, Matthew Farrer, Aaron Demski Bowden, Nik Vincent, Nick Kyme, and Sandy Mitchell. The actually stories are 297 pages total.
Before each story, Dan gives a quick introduction about the author and tale about to be told.

The first story is solid and along the Double Eagle arc, about an Imperial pilot transferred to an elite ace of aces squadron. McNeill has done some research on air combat in using terminology to describe the action. However, didn't like the ending as it was predictable.

The second story is creative in depicting how the debris from war is recycled. Farrer does a good job in creating tension in utilizing two opposing viewpoints to tell the story that is quick paced like a 30 minute tv episode.

The third story by Dembski-Bowden is solid. However, a glaring weakness of his stories is they are one-sided in extreme favor of the hero. As in the author's previous novels, his main character needs no saving, and always manages to escape unaided, no matter how badly injured or dire the circumstance.

The fourth story is by Abnett and was published previously. It does a good job using the mystical realm of the living and afterlife with Gaunt, directly after the Only in Death novel.

The fifth story by Vincent is clever, creative, and well written. It describes the Imperial underground resistance against the Chaos conquerors. The world is vivid and cruel after three years of Chaos planetary transformation and terror.

The sixth story by Kyme has a good mystery to solve, but with blatantly stereotypical characters. It has the arrogant Bluebloods who believe in their genetic superiority with only a young Lieutenant who can see the truth. The author tries too hard to create drama, but his lack of research and inability to properly depict military equipment detracts from the storyline.

The sixth story opens with the guardsmen being thrown around a descending planetary landing craft with an open hatch. Obviously, the author needs to perform basic research into science topics before writing. If one has ever watched a space shuttle landing on tv, the crew are strapped in case of turbulence to prevent them from being tossed around like debris. If one recalls the real life horror in watching one of the space shuttles disintegrate when its hull heat shield was compromised during re-entry, the average person would know when landing from orbit, the craft needs to be completely sealed or catastrophic death occurs. Therefore, the author's opening scene makes no sense, the passengers would either be strapped in harnesses to prevent being thrown around or incinerated during their descent.

The author also describes a scene with a cannon prepared to fire, that is later changed to really being a heavy bolter. Every W40K miniature or videogame player knows the difference between a cannon barrel and a heavy bolter. Either the experienced Blueblood guardsmen are too stupid to know the difference or the author needs to study W40K military terminology again.

The author also makes some blatant military mistakes. Over eight Blueblood companies have landed. Their second mission has one company paired with one from a different Regiment. Hmmm, it doesn't take a military academy graduate to know that if you need two companies to perform a mission, it would make more sense to have them both from the same Regiment and not to mix units.

Plus the author describes having over a million guardsmen sitting at the one location. For what purpose? As soon as the story ends, they are transferred to another location. Duh, why not directly land most of them to the other location and only assign the forces needed for the immediate operation? Seriously, when in W40K does it make sense to have 1 million Imperial Guard soldiers camped out with no direct enemy to fight? It doesn't.

The seventh story written by Sandy Mitchell makes up for the sixth's failings. Different take on the administrative drones that work for the Imperium in trying to rebuild a devastated planet.

The eighth and final story by Dan Abnett is worth the reading. No spoilers aside from involving Gaunt's Ghosts.

Overall the anthology is entertaining, despite some minor quibbles, but too expensive for most. Recommend skimming through if found at a bookstore or library before deciding to purchase the hardbound version. Or one can wait for the paperback version too, for W40K fans the money saved will be worth the wait.
Kitaxe Kitaxe
This was a gift
since I do not like this type of book
I do not know about content of book
SON LOVED IT
Xwnaydan Xwnaydan
Not what I'm used to or had hoped for out of a Gaunt's Ghosts book. It was ok as filler between books, but didn't wow me at all.
Maybe I've gotten harder to please, maybe the series has hit a slump... but the first 6 novels were fantastic - with Sabbat Martyr (#6) as the series high point in my opinion. The next few were pretty good... the last two kinda dragged... and this anthology was blah.
Neat for fleshing out little bits of the universe, but not much else. And I feel the same way about the other anthology. got them both at once as read them back to back.
I don't regret reading it, but I would never consider doing it again... where I have read the first 6 more than twice.
Dianantrius Dianantrius
Great collection of mini reads from various authors.
This was wanted to go with a series my son reads, This was given as a gift and well received. 90% of gifts this year came through
Amazon, great company, good customer service