Friday, 2 November 2012

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Warhammer 40K: Ravenor and Eisenhorn: Bequin Trilogy 1: Pariah - Dan Abnett

Release Date: 25/10/12


In the city of Queen Mab, nothing is quite as it seems. Pariah, spy and Inquisitorial agent, Alizebeth Bequin is all of these things and yet none of them. An enigma, even to herself, she is caught between Inquisitors Gregor Eisenhorn and Gideon Ravenor, former allies now enemies who are playing a shadow game against a mysterious and deadly foe. Coveted by the Archenemy, pursued by the Inquisition, Bequin becomes embroiled in a dark plot of which she knows not her role or purpose. Helped by a disparate group of allies, she must unravel the secrets of her life and past if she is to survive a coming battle in which the line between friends and foes is fatally blurred.


OK, you want a thriller that has great sequences within where two former allies, now enemies face off against each other whilst maintaining the balance against the forces of chaos. It has some magical twists, some political double dealings and when blended with the usual Abnett authorly skills presents a story that keeps you going from start to finish.

Add to the mix that this has a lot of scene setting (as it's the first book in a trilogy) which brings the environment to the life in the readers imagination and all in you know that its going to be something pretty special. Great stuff.

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