In the nightmare future of Warhammer 40,, the galaxy-spanning Imperium is riven with dangers. In the Chaos-infested Sabbat system, Imperial Commissar. The Gaunt’s Ghosts (Novel Series) is a Black Library series written or edited by Dan Abnett following the adventures of the Tanith First and Only Imperial Guard. Gaunt’s Ghosts: The Founding [Dan Abnett] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This omnibus edition of the first three Gaunt’s Ghosts novels.

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See all 3 questions about First and Only…. The Tanith First-and-Only are deployed to Monthax, a jungle world which reminds the Tanith forces gajnt their lost homeworld. The Ghosts now have an enemy within and the twists and turns the plot goes through before revealing who it is are impressive. Only in Death But it turned out that it was pretty simple to figure out the setting, and after that just relax and dive into this action packed story.

Warmaster Macaroth insists that the Aexe Alliance is to remain in command of the campaign, with strained success.

As a result of this, the Tanith have a strong sense of direction, bred into them by adapting to this environment. Loyalty, abnetr and skilled.

Paperback abhett, pages. I went into this book with NO knowledge, no background and no preconceived notions. It makes iron without souls.

Then again, the man is a phenomenal, prolific writer.

First and Only (Gaunt’s Ghosts, #1) by Dan Abnett

Think Band of Brothers but in space battling all kinds of nasty alien forces this is actually Derek Manus’ evaluation of the book, but i find it very apropos. This marks the first demonstration of the hatred that Colonel Draker Flense, the commander of the Jantine Patricians who suggested that Dravere give the assault order, has for Colonel-Commissar Gaunt. It really gives the feeling that the writer is sitting there with a thesaurus trying to find the most drawn out way possible to say something using words rarely seen outside of overly competitive games of scrabble.


These extracts are written in a past tense, implying that they were written after the Sabbat Worlds Crusade ends, and do not normally refer specifically to the Tanith First. While Kolea keeps this secret for ghoss long time, he does tell Tona Criid, who later tells the rest of the Gereon team in the time between Traitor General and His Last Command. Barely half of the Tanith First survived the regiment’s occupation of Hinzerhaus on the fortress-world Jago, and the battles waged there.

By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge that I have read and ghosgs to the privacy policy and terms of use. We meet numerous characters, from city administrators to nobles to industry-workers to gang members, and see how their lives are thrown into tumult by the attack, and how the outnumbered defenders manage to hold off the enemy long enough for a few Imperial Guard regiments to reach them.

Gaunt’s Ghosts: The Anarch

However rather than merge with another regiment, reinforcements from Verghast and Belladon, including a Belladon regimental colours band, arrive to replace losses incurred at Hinzerhaus. The title refers to both Gaunt and Wilder. Aug 13, Ren the Unclean rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Following the events of Blood PactColonel-Commissar Gaunt and his Ghosts are returned to active duty, and are given one of their most formidable assignments yet; a mysterious space hulk known as Salvation’s Reach.

This was the thickest fighting Gaunt and his men had encountered on Fortis, caught in the frenzied narrows of the enemy trenches, sweeping this gyosts and that to meet the ghlsts advance of the Shriven.

Aside from these battles, Ghostmaker is interspersed with short stories originally published in Inferno! I sometimes indulge in military fiction, but never, never Warhammer. I enjoy the scouting stealth aspect and I wish it was explored a little more deeply rather than noting equipment, such as stealth cloaks, and saying that the unit melts into the shadows. Caffran felt a rejoicing in his soul.

First and Only

The main story is about the two airborne assaults. I’ve no idea, let have a raffle. The main character, Ibram Gaunt, is offered a covert mission to uncover the ultimate weapon on a planet the Imperium is planning on attacking. Archived from the original on 7 April And, for a final quibble, Abnett kept referring to “coffee” as “caffeine”. Even I had difficulty following every aspect of what was happening, the way the book jumped between times, character groups, and the nature that makes war, even abnet war, difficult to swallow.


There is a major difference in saying you are a competent politician and that your presidency will be competent. This could have really been great, especially with Abnett’s fun and daan writing. This was a promising first book in a series that has now spanned a total of fifteen novels, made over a series of four story arcs, each arc having three books in it. The Imperial forces have made an attempt to divide and conquer their enemy, but with Warmaster Macaroth himself commanding the Urdesh campaign, it is possible that the Archenemy assault has ghosrs different purpose… to decapitate the Imperial command structure with a single blow.

Feels like I had an incredibly long break similar to what bad relationships tend to go through. I don’t mind when that kind of thing is done in order to be poetic but that’s not the case here. A fierce green light raged inside his skull, making his eyes pupilless slits of lime fire.

Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Aug 25, spikeINflorida rated it liked it. No one had spoken to him with such paternal authority since the last time he had been in the company of his Uncle Dercius.

Now, from a very strict standpoint, the burning finger of accusation can be pointed ANYWHERE, but if we really hear Gaunt out in some of his situations he’s more guardsmen than son, and he is more brother than commissar.