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Bookin the Horusian Wars seriesSummoned to an inquisitorial conclave, Inquisitor Covenant believes he has uncovered an agent of Chaos and prepares to denounce the heretic Talicto before his fellows READ IT BECAUSEJohn French shines a spotlight on the Inquisition in his own inimitable style, delving into the grim darkness of the far future as never beforeE STORYWar rages in the Caradryad Sector Worlds are falling to madness and rebellion, and the great war machine of the Imperium is moving to counter the threat Amongst its agents is Inquisitor Covenant Puritan, psyker, expert swordsman, he reserves an especial hatred for those of his order who would seek to harness the power of Ruin as a weapon Summoned to an inquisitorial conclave, Covenant believes he has uncovered such a misguided agent and prepares to denounce the heretic Talicto before his fellows But when the gathering is attacked and many left dead in its wake, Covenant vows to hunt down Talicto and discover the truth behind the mysterious cult apparently at the heart of the massacre, the Unseen In the murky plot into which he is drawn, Covenant knows only one thing for certain trust no oneWritten by John FrenchAudiobook running timehoursminutesNarrated by John Banks


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  1. DarkChaplain DarkChaplain says:

    Review also published here I m not feeling too good about this review, to be honest John French is a solid author overall and I ve enjoyed most of his works His Warmasteraudio drama script is one of my favorite pieces of Black Library fiction everReading over this review, I feel like a fusion of Negative Nancy and Debbie Downer So I want to preface by saying that I still consider Resurrectionworth reading, despite my many gripes. Resurrection feels like a tricky novel to rate and re Review also published here I m not feeling too good about this review, to be honest John French is a solid author overall and I ve enjoyed most of his works His Warmasteraudio drama script is one of my favorite pieces of Black Library fiction everReading over this review, I feel like a fusion of Negative Nancy and Debbie Downer So I want to preface by saying that I still consider Resurrectionworth reading, despite my many gripes. Resurrection feels like a tricky novel to rate and review I was anticipating its release a great deal, it being one of the two new Inquisitor novels this year, and unlike Chris Wraight s The Carrion Throne with its original cast, John French s series promised to drag Inquisitor Covenant into the limelight Covenant originally appeared in the Inquisitor specialist game by Games Workshop and, as a result, is about as venerable a character as Gregor Eisenhorn Him and his henchmen deserved the best treatment possible, which I was sure John could deliver.Sadly, I came away from it with mixed feelings all around Resurrection was far from what I was hoping for, at times formulaic and at others pretty out there Its biggest problem, especially when put up against the classic Eisenhorn Xenos , is that it doesn t feel like a compelling, self contained narrative Many points set up future novels, like the sequel Incarnation, due in 2018 But in the process of setting up many branches, the core of the novel felt strangely out of focus This I d attribute mostly to how John chose to present his Inquisitor Whereas Dan Abnett s Eisenhorn trilogy gives us a first person narrative from the man himself, and Wraight s Carrion Throne offers viewpoint chapters for Inquisitor Crowl, Resurrection places Covenant into an awkward position He is a peripheral character in his own first novel outing, felt just beyond your field of vision, but rarely at its center Understanding him as a character proves a difficult, nebulous endeavour which I will assume was the author s intent It just so happens that it did not manage to grip me as a result of that.Now, I m no stranger to having to puzzle things out on my own Heck, that s one of the main reasons I adore Peter Fehervari s stories so much they make the reader get involved and think through implications, hints and connect dots themselves I just did not feel like French managed to pull it off here There s too little to go on to form any halfway solid picture of Covenant Even what is straight up said about him by his henchmen, like preacher Josef Khoriv, himself a character from Inquisitor, only gives the reader rough strokes while keeping his master mysterious We find out tidbits about Covenant s past from second hand sources, biased ones at that, and everybody in his retinue seems to avoid discussing much of anything beyond the immediate action What worked in short stories like The Purity of Ignorance , which I loved, or the Agent of the Throne Blood and Lies audio drama, didn t really hit home here Covenant is not the hero of his own novel, and that is a damned shame.Likewise, Covenant s retinue didn t really appear to have a proper connection to the master Josef would probably be the most interesting and fleshed out character of the bunch, having been with Covenant for long enough to care for him, and even Idris, to a great degree His character arc felt a bit stunted, though It was still satisfying, but I expected certain things to happen that never did The book also ended without really exploring the changes to his mindset properly, which I assume will be a larger point in the sequel Sister Repentia Severita meanwhile was, as is to be expected, almost entirely defined by her own zealotry and I never warmed up to her much Koleg, in the Dramatis Personae only described as Specialist , was a character I often forgot existed.At least the Von Castellan siblings Cleander and Viola were great to read about for how they juxtaposed Cleander s selfdoubts and feeling of being out of place in his own role with Viola s inherent competence and meticulousness I hope their roles will stay as interesting in the follow ups On top of the issue of characters never feeling fully formed throughout, the plot has some problems as well At the center, Covenant is hunting a radical colleague who has been creating daemonhosts left and right and may be part of the Horusian sect within the Inquisition itself The Horusians share their origins with the Thorians, which Covenant himself counts himself among, but their purposes follow farsinister lines Where Thorianism concerns itself with the resurrection of the God Emperor and followspuritanical philosophies, the Horusians are radicals working towards harnessing Chaos to create an unholy avatar for the Emperor s soul Resurrection tries to play off these two sides of the resurrectionist coin, and doesn t do a bad job at it when it takes center stage, but I felt that it could ve usedtime in the oven.In fact, the whole Thorian angle didn t get put into the open until almost halfway through the book, and the Horusians only got declared as such, and their methods elaborated on, until later still.Contrasting this with Eisenhorn again, where we saw various philosophies at play even in the first book, all feeling distinct and somewhat at odds with one another, all with their own methods, Resurrection felt relatively light on the matter While it opens up with a great assembly of the Inquisition, telling us how everybody has his own perspectives, it fails to really show those ideas to the reader It pays lip service to the concept, but doesn t spend the time to really drive the point home Said assembly quickly devolves into rampant action due to a Horusian plot, forcing Covenant and co to make an emergency exit Covenant also adopts his colleague Idris s acolyte Enna Gyrid in the process, as his old friend is lost in the radicals plot.This presents another problem to me, because we didn t get to spend much time with Idris and Enna at all, while the novel itself is overshadowed by Covenant s past alongside Idris Again we learn very little about it all until absolutely necessary, which meant that I really didn t care as much about any of it as I should have.While yes, I can see how fitting the lack of information would be in the wider shadow war theme within the Inquisition, it made for a bit of a frustrating read It didn t help that the initial action heavy escape from traitor traps gets roughly repeated twotimes throughout, one being at the very end Every time we get close to some answers, some hints, some evidence, some revelations, things are cast in doubt again and force the protagonists to fight and run for their lives In many ways, the book felt very reactive I don t mean to hold up Eisenhorn as the gold standard again, but both Resurrection and Xenos have their respective Inquisitors follow leads to uncover a great conspiracy Both hunt their prey in their own ways, make alliances on the way, adopt new specialists to their retinues and have old friends and allies Both end up in tough spots, but for some reason Covenant himself never really felt at risk to me Gregor Eisenhorn got tortured in Xenos, while Covenant always seemedor less aloof, in control, when I was hoping foremotion even if he is a stoic bastard Likewise, Eisenhorn hounded his quarry and got in its way on multiple occasions, figuring things out along the way Covenant s findings seemed rather limited and most hints occured out of the blue, at the end of it all He always felt just three steps behind his target until the climax As a result, the Horusian antagonist felt even less substantial to me as the reader.During the final chapters, there was also a big event taking place that, in the end, holdsimplications for the setting as a whole than for the novel itself, and I am not entirely sure yet why it was in here to begin with I assume it will be tiedclosely into the resurrectionism theme in Incarnation, but right here, it felt like a jump from A to D rather than anatural progression of events and character growth It was one of the things that felt like they happened for some greater reason, rather than that the plot of this particular novel required it to be this way.What I did like was how French managed to depict the inherent suspicion between colleagues within the Inquisition Even Enna Gyrid isn t trusted into the inner circle, mind probed by psyker Mylasa, kept at arm s length Covenant s alliances with Lord Inquisitor Vult likewise are strained to the limit and riven by doubts Trust no one really is the tagline here, and something that, thematically, Resurrection does better than Eisenhorn, where Gregor seems to have friends all around outside of theradical characters like Molitor Resurrection showcases just how dysfunctional the Inquisition has become as an institution, how at odds with its own goals, how arrogant its members and associates It presents us with the problems of giving a large group of individual agents nigh unlimited authority while lacking a central, unifying purpose and code of conduct In that regard, it is as grimdark as it gets.I must also praise the use of silver coins throughout the book Their symbolism wasn t lost on me, and gets onlyimportant in hindsight It is small details like these that add a lot of atmosphere to the book and underline the mystery without getting in the way of it.But in the end, this is part one of what looks like it is going to be at least a trilogy, hopefullyMany aspects here serve as setup for plotpoints down the line, and while that may prove to be a great strength as the series progresses, it hamstrings this particular novel as a one off experience I seriously enjoy the overall approach to the series that John has taken by spreading it out through various character focused short stories, a mostly separate audio drama series in Agent of the Throne, and a core novel series I just felt that the short stories did the nebulous mystery angle a good deal better than Resurrection, where I was hoping for a tighter,insightful story.Looking back once the series is over, it might turn out that my assessment isn t really fair any, in the broader scheme, but on its own, right now, I feel disappointed and disillusioned.I sincerely hope that Incarnation proceeds to show us , rather than handing us cliffnotes on the characters I want to understand them on a greater level, get into their headsthoroughly and anticipate plot developments a little better, rather than running up against twist A, B and C with little pretext I wouldn t mind the sequel dialing back on action sequences either, as fun as they can be Inquisition stories are most compelling to me when they focus on the investigations, the hunts, the philosophical dilemmas and individual conflicts between characters, be their friends or bitter foes Resurrection has a deal of all of this, but in my opinion needed to be tighter,focused on making the cast feel real and well rounded It needed Covenant to stand up for himselfand dominate the pages rather than isolating himself in his office and remaining quiet and aloof I have faith that John French will be hitting it out of the park with the sequel, now that the basics are mostly established, however Growing pains, and all that I m sure that I will come to appreciate Resurrectionas John expands on his Horusian Wars in the coming years, and pieces fall into place After all is said and done, it is undeniable that The Horusian Wars are going up against incredibly strong competition in its own niche of Black Library fiction, and doesn t do too badly in comparison either


  2. Sud666 Sud666 says:

    Resurrection is a novel set during the Horusian Wars not to be mixed up with Horus Rebellion which is millennia in the past.It was an interesting story in that it highlighted some parts of the Imperium I am not that familar with The basis is that a huge conclave of Inquistors is supposed to meet on Ero This is a rather important event as Inquistors tend to operate individually The basis for the meeting there is a traitor inside the Inquisition.Beyond that I won t say any to not spoil Resurrection is a novel set during the Horusian Wars not to be mixed up with Horus Rebellion which is millennia in the past.It was an interesting story in that it highlighted some parts of the Imperium I am not that familar with The basis is that a huge conclave of Inquistors is supposed to meet on Ero This is a rather important event as Inquistors tend to operate individually The basis for the meeting there is a traitor inside the Inquisition.Beyond that I won t say any to not spoil anything But the basis of the conflict is that there are two divergent, or heretical depending on your beliefs, systems of belief that have sprung up One of the heretical Inquistors wants to use the Warp to fight chaos A rather Nietzschean view The other heretical group the Horusians want the same thing except they think the best way is to try to resurrect Horus and use him as a Dark Messiah As you can see both modalities are very different than the standard Inquisition beliefs.As interesting as the story was and I did enjoy many of the Inquisitors, as they were described, and their specialized servants the overall pacing was a little slow The entire arc of the story can get confusing The story seemed almost compressed to fit into one volume.While this is not to the level of other Warhammer 40K books, it was still a fun and entertaining read That s really all I expect from these kind of books So 3 stars A fan of the Warhammer 40K world may rate it higher, but most people will probably agree it is a 3 star book Thus good not great


  3. Andrey Nalyotov Andrey Nalyotov says:

    Deus quem punire vult dementat. Whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad Once again we dwell in the corner of Inquisition.John French, one of the most talented BL authors provided us with the new insight into the dark corners of the far Galaxy and it s most prideful,sinful and opportunistic protectors Inquisitors The Horusian Wars Resurrection follows the new mainstream from GW the times of change, gathering storm, Noctis Aeterna and everything that follows Which makes it s own co Deus quem punire vult dementat. Whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad Once again we dwell in the corner of Inquisition.John French, one of the most talented BL authors provided us with the new insight into the dark corners of the far Galaxy and it s most prideful,sinful and opportunistic protectors Inquisitors The Horusian Wars Resurrection follows the new mainstream from GW the times of change, gathering storm, Noctis Aeterna and everything that follows Which makes it s own corrections to the narrative of the story For the full understanding of the setting, characters and events leading to the The Horusian Wars Resurrection it is highly recommended that you readers will take your time and read the lead in shorts, released before the novel appearance The Blessing of Saints special story for the LE , The Purity of Ignorance, The Maiden of the Dream, Absolution of swords intended to push you deep into the company psyche and ideals, while providing a first glimpse as to what they would be doing into the main novel So let s delve into the abyss Light spoilers ahead NarrativeThe first novel in a new let s hope a long running series almost solely focuses on Covenant and his acolytes partway through their hunt for a fellow inquisitor, a radical inquisitor named Talicto Previous shorts provide some glimpses on the steps that needed to be taken to apprehend the heretic Which eventually leads to a truly unique and rare gathering of Inquisition A Conclave which should provide Covenant with an opportunity to denounce Talicto for his sins and transgressions But as the BL novel blurp says with so many inquisitors gathered in one place, events inevitably don t go quite to plan All that is happening during the time of darkness, despair and chaos ascendant With the warp storms wracking the Imperium, Chaos in ascendancy, and things becomingandfractured and under pressure in such a big galaxy, you still can be focused on some focal events and locations It s apocalypse tomorrow And John used it in full In recent interviews he talked a lot about his investigation into the threats to civilization, terrorist attacks, biochemical weapons etc Add to that a grandeur view into the churning wheels of the Inquisition circles with a good explanation to the inquisition ideologies clubs Horusians and Thorians due to being the main players in the novel take the main stage for the drama And thus a tale of suspense, investigation and running out of time plays out From the moment the Conclave is broken, attacked and almost totally purged the story start running with a feel of despair, loneliness and the birthmarks of something horrible to happen As a usual master of suspense and John French is truly a wonderful pupil of Lovecraft the story immerse you into the depths of abyss With terror, despair, chaos and death mixed and built into a shrine to the universe, nobody of us will want to live in Each story of John contain even a little glimpse of depression and wrong choices, this one is not an exclusion to the rule And French do this masterfully By the end of The Horusian Wars Resurrection you will be glad that you live on this shining and lovely planet And that you are not a small cog in the churning wheel of the grimdark W40 41K The other part of the storyline which makes it interesting is the beginning of your reader love with the new bunch of characters They are plunged into a cauldron of ideologies, hidden truths, unexpected discoveries and forsaken loyalties As the end result it all gave you the first place on a scene of a burning Galaxy That doesn t mean that the narrative is without issues and tempo mistakes But I will explain them a little bit later.Characters His new old characters, which are the main positive points of the novel were recreated accordingly to the new times with a small addition of the old lore First of all mister Covenant and co were introduced to the W40K a long time ago If I m not mistaken it was 2000 or 2001 then the Inquisitor rulebook was released Thus Covenant and co had already been built up to some expectations a long time ago New old Covenant himself is not shown directly as a main story driver Narrative is intentionally not explained through the first person views Like the story of Eisenhorn Through the eyes of others we see his character being built up Covenant represents a mystery Mystery for the universe, strange case for the Inquisition and human soul in the grimdark setting Thus we saw him by his acolytes Josef, Koleg, Von Castellans scions Cleander and Viola evenwoman Sororita Severita you all know I despise manlike musculine women characters Each of them are not what you would expect For example preacher Josef ishuman than von Castellans and every other character And absolutely different human being to the one you expect from the priest You would have expected a zealot, fanatic and idolator all in one Instead you have a man who truly believe, but ready to accept others failings and views And who truly can help with the word or praise And also Covenant is a psyker It s nothing new cause if you will compare other books about the W40K Inquisition from BL Eisenhorn, Ravenor, Carrion Throne, now Resurrection you will see that almost all of the main protagonists antagonists are psykers of different levels Here psykers are of a lower order as French said himself They have chunks of different powers and abilities but muchgrounded to the real universe Again, as John said himself Covenant has a bit of light telepathy, if you like, some telekinesis and some other functional and reasonably controlled powers, but there s nothing spectacular there He s not going to do an Ahriman and destroy an entire room full of Chaos Space Marines in the space of time it takes for his heart to beat once And that s is good cause after the epic storytelling of the GS Dark Imperium we need grounded stuff Likewise Mylasa, who s kind of his pet telepath and whose job is to scoop out people s minds and perform psychic interrogations that s all she does She doesn t have any of the other bells and whistles, she s not going to be throwing lightning around, as she s actually physically very weak.But that doesn t make her a scary psyker and death incarnate at all She is also one of the most human characters ever Even secondary characters and main antagonists feel like a part of a family Created with love and attention to details Also he covers one additional theme in all it s glory and horror He is probably one of the rare BL authors who outstandingly show the emergence of a dormant psyker into the W40K world That one scene on the Valour of Flame was not simply brilliantly done it gave me the greatest cosmic horror desolate ships despair in vacuum vibe since the times I watched Beyond Horizon movie a long time ago.Cons Even through Resurrection is a very good book, it has issues Any kind of reader will eventually see them while reading One of the top ones is over descriptiveness of everything Which is kind of strange, cause it s predecessor about Inquisition by Chris Wraight The Carrion Throne was awesome exactly due to the total descriptiveness on everything That gave real soul to Terra But here John describe everything from a bullet to a wall to ship to planet etc Instead of additional layer of suspense for which French is famous for he use a lot of descriptions, which are not needed at all Partly it is done to cover the next issue, which is theprominent one By describing everything John eat pages that should have been given to a fluent building of a plotline Which in general , through good is almost boring I do not agree with my review colleague track of words that The Horusian Wars Resurrection might not be for everyone, especially if you re hoping for a straightforward depiction of the Inquisition and what the Horusian Wars really are but if you re willing to put the effort in then you ll be rewarded with something quite special Just be prepared to be patient while you wait for the next installment Issue is not that it s not a straightforward depiction of the Inquisition yada yada Point is the story progression, where it stands in the end depiction of events or mainly the absence of events and not resolved build up of suspense is what made story almost boring And that partly due to the Antagonists Problem is Talicto and his company are too human New enemy in the second part of the book is too human They does not feel like Chaos, like enemy of mankind, like GREAT EVIL The main evil is too human, there is nothing dangerous or outworld ethereal in him Even through he maddles with the warp we does not see the truly corrupting influence of it It s like a doctor who used the wrong tools and patient died Problem was in the tools and partly with the doctor himself Thus, you can t truly feel for the Covenant Cause you can t see the evil in Talicto and co If you will read 300 pages ebook and stop at that point you will not have feelings and worries for the Covenant whom you will see simply as a naive youth To fully comprehend the structure and antagonists you need a full novel to finish And all the while you will not feel that our main protagonists were in any danger at all You could almost predict that Covenant and team is plot ard ScoreJohn French has written a really good and amazing book In general It is truly complex, structured, built up to the hype, with the tone and grimdark of W40K mixed with Lovecraft For the insight view on the Inquisitorial ideology thorians and horusians in particular , character s histories and beliefs, great depiction for the grim dark of GS Noctis Aeterna, question of psykers place in the universe and their emergence, awesome suspense and lovecraftian vibe I give Resurrection 4 out of 5 stars Hope it will be a great serie, with a lot of incoming storylines, events and novels for us to read.After all By ignorance we mistake, and by mistakes we learn


  4. Marc Collins Marc Collins says:

    Resurrection is a novel that truly defines what the Inquisition is in 40k While Eisenhorn cast its hero as the sector s greatest detective, Resurrection is the Inquisitor as Batman, beyond the law and obeying no code but their own As a novel and an examination Eisenhorn was concerned with authority, Resurrection is concerned with power and vision.Key to this is the novel s examination of the Inquisition as being bound by the obsession with humanity s survival but divided on the methodologies o Resurrection is a novel that truly defines what the Inquisition is in 40k While Eisenhorn cast its hero as the sector s greatest detective, Resurrection is the Inquisitor as Batman, beyond the law and obeying no code but their own As a novel and an examination Eisenhorn was concerned with authority, Resurrection is concerned with power and vision.Key to this is the novel s examination of the Inquisition as being bound by the obsession with humanity s survival but divided on the methodologies of how to do it The double edged sword of the Thorians and the Horusians weaves in subtle politics throughout the novel Rebirth is the thematic marrow of the book for the Imperium, for mankind, for their enemies.French shows that he still has his flair for worldbuilding which has defined his 40k RPG and Forge World work Under his pen, the sector comes alive with a dark vibrancy, a febrile infectious energy that threatens to subsume all.The characters are rich, interesting and well written As the narrative progresses you see how they fit into orbit around Covenant, and complement him There is genuine trust between them, insofar as the Inquisition is capable.When the narrative turns to action, it is often swift and brutal or drawn out and cinematic The opening and closing set pieces of the novel are sensational, blistering and awe inspiring.I highly recommend Resurrection for any fan of Inquisitorial fiction The groundwork laid in this book bodes very well for the future of the series


  5. Ariel N Ariel N says:

    Note I wrote the following review right after reading the book, a few day later I realized I have been too harsh with it Just the first half was really not my cup of tea, the second one wasinteresting than what I said The books simply relies too much on being a 40k book First part is simply bolter porn with Inquisitors and some Sister of Battle Then comes the part with talking with some Rogue Traders And a showdown.Those things are nice for a 40k fan to read But aside from the IP t Note I wrote the following review right after reading the book, a few day later I realized I have been too harsh with it Just the first half was really not my cup of tea, the second one wasinteresting than what I said The books simply relies too much on being a 40k book First part is simply bolter porn with Inquisitors and some Sister of Battle Then comes the part with talking with some Rogue Traders And a showdown.Those things are nice for a 40k fan to read But aside from the IP things fell hollow The characters motivations are not explained for most of the book You simply don t know why they shot at each other for most of the story The word horusian only first appears in the last third of the book I checked multiple time the book description to be sure I was not reading the sequel with pre established characters and conflicts.Learning how some unknown characters react in bolter porn action instead of actual plot and drama isn t a good way to engage the book


  6. Michael Dodd Michael Dodd says:

    The first novel in a new series that has already seen a few introductory short stories, this joins Covenant and his acolytes partway through their hunt for a fellow inquisitor, a radical named Talicto A rare gathering of his peers provides Covenant with an opportunity to confront Talicto, but with so many inquisitors gathered in one place, events inevitably don t go quite to plan And so begins a story of conflicting ideologies and murky loyalties, of hidden conflicts taking place while the gal The first novel in a new series that has already seen a few introductory short stories, this joins Covenant and his acolytes partway through their hunt for a fellow inquisitor, a radical named Talicto A rare gathering of his peers provides Covenant with an opportunity to confront Talicto, but with so many inquisitors gathered in one place, events inevitably don t go quite to plan And so begins a story of conflicting ideologies and murky loyalties, of hidden conflicts taking place while the galaxy burns.Complex and uncompromising, this isn t your usual easy Black Library read, although it nails the fundamental tone and vibe of 40k in a way that few others do Read the full review at


  7. Abhinav Abhinav says:

    You can read the full review over at my blog Imperial Inquisition is not a faction that can be understood in simple terms These agents of the Imperium have a broad remit and their ultimate governing authority is none but the Emperor himself As such, given their wide areas of expertise and interest and personal biases and what not, they are a disparate group of individuals who surround themselves with varying amounts of temporal power Yet, we ve seen You can read the full review over at my blog Imperial Inquisition is not a faction that can be understood in simple terms These agents of the Imperium have a broad remit and their ultimate governing authority is none but the Emperor himself As such, given their wide areas of expertise and interest and personal biases and what not, they are a disparate group of individuals who surround themselves with varying amounts of temporal power Yet, we ve seen some remarkable characters over the years, such as Dan Abnett s Eisenhorn and Ravenor, or Sandy Mitchell s Amberly Vail, or Rob Sanders Czevak, or Chris Wraight s Crowl, among others They are fascinating characters and I always look forward to readingabout them.With John French s Resurrection however, I was left disappointed Ostensibly the novel is about Inquisitor Covenant as he leads his DD style party to uncover a cabal of Chaos serving Inquisitors within the Caradryad Sector, but we got to see so little of the man himself, and the story was often tedious and overrun with dozens of viewpoints that it become a tiring read I didn t have too many expectations of the novel as I wasn t particularly aware of Covenant s existence within the lore, nor had I kept up with all the recent changes within the setting, so Resurrection proved to be a rough adjustment.The novel starts with a massive Inquisitorial Conclave that brings together Inquisitors from across the Caradryad Sector To my knowledge, Dan Abnett was the first author to establish these in his Eisenhorn novels and they are always a great narrative element in Inquisition stories The one convened by John French is no different in scope and remit Some incredibly powerful agents of the Inquisition attend this conclave and, of course, everything goes to hell, as such things are wont to do And this kicks off some really interesting events as Inquisitor Covenant hunts down those responsible for the failure of the Conclave.In many ways, Resurrection is no different to Dan Abnett s third Eisenhorn novel Both protagonists are driven on by revenge on a personal level and journey from one system to another to hunt their enemies And both Inquisitors have fanatically devoted agents of their own who cover up for their master s faults As such there was certainly a lot of depth to Covenant s people and they came across as really interesting characters, particularly the priest Josef, the von Castellan siblings and the former battle sister Severita, who all got a ton of page time throughout the novel Conversely, we saw very little of Covenant himself John divided the unfolding narrative through way too many characters and as such, it was as if there was no actual key protagonist in Resurrection, despite the perceptions generated That was definitely not a good thing, because it meant that the story was always just shy of a certain coherency and direction that it would have had otherwise


  8. Daniel Daniel says:

    The books that came before this one by my favorite author, Dan Abnett are among my most cherished 40K reads Inquisitor Eisenhorn and Ravenor are amazing characters and the writing is superb What Mr French has done here rivals those books and adds a new Inquisitor to the mix Inquisitor Covenant is an absolutely wonderful character He is closed mouthed and stern, and yet is as dedicated to his role in the Ordos Malleus as the others mentioned before Covenant is a seeker and slayer of Daemons The books that came before this one by my favorite author, Dan Abnett are among my most cherished 40K reads Inquisitor Eisenhorn and Ravenor are amazing characters and the writing is superb What Mr French has done here rivals those books and adds a new Inquisitor to the mix Inquisitor Covenant is an absolutely wonderful character He is closed mouthed and stern, and yet is as dedicated to his role in the Ordos Malleus as the others mentioned before Covenant is a seeker and slayer of Daemons and Daemonkind He roots out the greatest heresy of all the embrace of the Warp.Covenant has a group of acolytes serving him, including a Rogue Trader named Cleander, a drill abbot named Josef, an ex Sister of Battle named Severita, and others He leads this crew on deadly missions to seek and destroy daemonic incursions and those who truck with such things.What happens if the incursions come from those within the Inquisition Menace and subterfuge, lies and truths all are exercised here, and the writing and depths of plot and character supports this fully I won t get into spoilers but this book has got to be followed up because the ending is an end and yetquestions and possibilities as revealed, so it is not an end The writing here is superb and the acolytes and Covenant are begging to be further fleshed out They simply must be, because we learn a lot about them but not much of their background, and that would be some stories worth reading This book was a wonderful entry into this kind of 40K book, of which there are some entries but nowhere near enough to keep a fan like me, who runs Dark Heresy, the roleplaying game, satisfied I can t wait to read somein this series, and I hope there are many .Danny


  9. Matias Matias says:

    First of all, totally recommend reading this one Warhammer 40K books vary from enjoyable and average to barely enjoyable and really boring This one is a GOOD ONE.While reading the book was a pleasure it also felt like it wasn t THE Best that Mr French has ever made The reason definitely isn t because of the writing, that was top notch John French quality as ever No I think the reason for 3 stars instead of 4 or 5 is because of the subject vs plot Shortly said the subject gave me goosebum First of all, totally recommend reading this one Warhammer 40K books vary from enjoyable and average to barely enjoyable and really boring This one is a GOOD ONE.While reading the book was a pleasure it also felt like it wasn t THE Best that Mr French has ever made The reason definitely isn t because of the writing, that was top notch John French quality as ever No I think the reason for 3 stars instead of 4 or 5 is because of the subject vs plot Shortly said the subject gave me goosebumps even deeper than the plot delved to Then again, if this is just a first part of a series, I think it s a full 5 stars stuff


  10. Eric Smith Eric Smith says:

    This book was my first good look at how the Inquisition in the Imperium operates in something other than a video game and my verdict is that it really doesn t Inquisitors seem to be a group of individuals running around with unlimited bureaucratic power, absolutely no checks and balances and constantly skirting the edge of warp corruption But I guess that not exactly surprising for the Imperium at this point in time The book itself never really connected with me The characters were fine and This book was my first good look at how the Inquisition in the Imperium operates in something other than a video game and my verdict is that it really doesn t Inquisitors seem to be a group of individuals running around with unlimited bureaucratic power, absolutely no checks and balances and constantly skirting the edge of warp corruption But I guess that not exactly surprising for the Imperium at this point in time The book itself never really connected with me The characters were fine and the story was interesting but never grabbed me It s still well written with characters that done feel like cutouts or forgettable but they just didn t resonate with me