Thinking About Reading The Books - Where To Start?

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  1. serbog

    serbog New Member

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    I usually play mtg and read a tone of their lore. I was always curious about Warhammer but I just don't want to invest in the figurines.

    I went to Barnes & Noble and saw that there is a section for Warhammer alone (few dozen books) and was a little overwhelmed.

    Do you guys have any good recommendations where to start or does it matter if I just pick up a random book and start from there?

    I wasn't sure if it's all one continuous story like Magic is or are they just random stories?

    Thanks!
     
  2. holmes22

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    Picking a random and starting there would probably not be the best idea, but that is just my approach to series in general but maybe for some reason it might work. I would bet no though and start right from the beginning, if you have the time.
     
  3. killamch89

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    This is a post I was going to do because I have never really read the books before or play the table-top version of the game. I have only played the 40k series and I have an idea of the lore. There is a lot to cover from what I learnt though so I couldn't tell you where you should really start.
     
  4. jakub1

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    It depends on where you seem interested to read on
     
  5. killamch89

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    The problem is that there are so many spinoffs as well so I am interested in the "canon" or main story books. The Warhammer universe can give the Lord of the Rings a run for its money in terms of the amount of lore and plot points.
     
  6. Hova

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    You should start in the Beginning and then work your way up. Afterwards you can tackle "Time of Legend" or dive into the Sigmar trilogy.
     
  7. aveli

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    I would recommend starting with Gaunt's Ghosts series or the Horus Heresy if you want to really get into 40k.
     
  8. Folk Artist

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    A good book to read for Warhammer 40k, is the Eisenhorn series which includes short stories and novels. Also they have video games based on these books- people really enjoy these books if they like science fiction.
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    You could check this book below, also about the Warhammer Age of Sigmar.
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  9. killamch89

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    I am liking the suggestions here and I will review them.
     
  10. Hova

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    I remember back in 2010, I was looking to get into Warhammer lore but I didn't know wher to start. What I did isi began with Gaunt's Ghost, which in my opinion is the most important 40k fiction.
     
  11. aveli

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    Yo must definitely include Gaunt's Ghost.
     
  12. jakub1

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    I agree, it's essentiel to the story
     
  13. killamch89

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    What factions were in this story and what was the plot of the story? I am also interested to know which factions featured in Guant's Ghost as well. I also want to know why it is so essential to the 40k universe.
     
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    I feel you.
     
  15. Writeratyourservice

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    Exactly.
     
  16. killamch89

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    I still haven't gotten much of an answer on what does Guant's ghost contribute to the lore of the Warhammer 40k universe.
     
  17. holmes22

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    I remember the Eisenhorn series but for some reason I am having trouble remembering much and that name is burnt into my head for some reason, but for the life of me I just cant remember.
     
  18. Olaf

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    I have never read any of the books but I hear only great things. I might start with Gaunt's Ghosts as you have suggested, maybe that way I can get an even more deeper understanding of the games.
     
  19. aveli

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    Great choice. Gaunt's Ghosts is a good place to begin.
     
  20. Ruse

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    I have never actually read any of the books. I think I might also get myself one of the books to get a deeper understanding of the story.
     

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