Bellarius looks back to with the novel Fire Warrior, written by Simon Spurrier and published by Black Library. “A strongly written and. Fire Warrior by Simon Spurrier – book cover, description, publication history. SIMON SPURRIER. FIRE WARRIOR. (Warhammer 40,). It is the 41st millennium. For more than a hundred centuries the Emperor has sat immobile on the.
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The Ultramarines Captain Ardias is given a similar personality upgrade and has far more believable motivations for his disappearance during the initial battle with the Tau and actions during the second half of the novel. The descriptions are very good and there is a healthy dose of horror in the novel, so it is not for those who are more squeamish.
Eroldren rated it liked it Dec 10, The book frequently switches between human and xenos viewpoints to contrast the cultures and flesh out events, often using them as a chance to comment upon one another. But for those who do, I can barely recommend this book, as it was just such a pain to slog through, even though the story is a good one.
These are not used in the same way authors like Graham McNeill would, to give events greater scope, but are instead utilised to give the book more flavour. Sean H rated it it was ok Jan 16, Yet with reinforcements from both sides arriving en mass, it becomes clear that someone is pulling strings… Despite having only written a handful of books for Black Library Spurrier shows distinct skill when writing about the Warhammer universe.
His narrative style manages to near perfectly balance out the rapid pacing of the conflict with surprising depth and makes the Tau feel alien without it causing you a headache trying to read it. This book encapsulates sppurrier problems with adapting books from computer games, especially first person shooters.
He considers sumon this reflects upon human dominance in the galaxy and realises with each ship that is destroyed the Tau fleet is effectively committing a form of genocide. Oct 18, HuggablySoft rated it liked it.
It has excellent developement of the main character and in the end of the story you really feal him as a real person – wqrrior if he is an alien from the distant future!
If one is looking for a Tau-filled experience with amazingly capable characters, then this book is for you. None of this is to say that the central characters are badly written or overlooked.
I understand the use of a thesaurus to help spice up the flow. Obviously, this book holds no interest to those who care firee for this setting.
Fire Warrior (Warhammer 40,) by Simon Spurrier – Risingshadow
Jul 25, Matthew rated it liked it. None of this is to say that the central characters are badly written or overlooked. Spurrior does an excellent job making Tau culture different than Imperium culture and I really enjoyed reading about Tau battlesuits.
Unfortunately, I can’t say the same for the dialogue – a particular low point was a Chaos marine taunting the protagonist with “come out, come out little piggy. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
It felt like some sort of dark goth techno video springing to life. Feb 10, Firr rated it it was amazing.
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This was really just made to make money in my opinion and poularize the new Tau race in Warhammer 40k, personally one would be better off reading fan fiction than reading this. When one powerful Ethereal crash lands behind Imperial lines, the young Fire Warrior is sent to rescue him.
In fact, the ending of the book is even more of a FPS cliche than takes place in the shooter – in the book the protagonist has to kill a succession of four bosses, shooting at a pre-defined weak spot at each level of the fight. All the fore is there. The final combat is shockingly good.
His narrative style manages to near perfectly balance out the rapid pacing of the conflict with surprising depth and makes the Tau feel alien without it causing you a headache trying to read it. Based on a bad video game, the book is good. Peter rated it it was amazing Jun ffire, MegaSolipsist rated it it was amazing Apr 17, Mass Market Paperbackpages.
To ask other readers questions about Fire Sikonplease sign up. Fide 15, Christian rated it spurirer liked it. I’m normally a ‘read once’ kind of reader All of these things make for a great book. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Perhaps the best example of this is Tikoloshe, an insane dreadnought Kais encounters while fleeing a stricken vessel.
Jan 28, Matt rated it liked it Shelves: Played the game of the same name on PC whilst reading on the 2nd and 3rd times and the book helps the game out more than the game helps the book. Perhaps the best example of this is Tikoloshe, an insane dreadnought Kais encounters while fleeing a stricken vessel. Though most of act two is skippable.
This was a very solid Tau novel of a newbie Fire Warrior coming through the crucible of war much stronger than when we first went into it. At the end of the day if you can forgive one or waerior minor discrepancies in the canon and the book skimming over aspects of Chaos usually emphasised in other novels, Fire Warrior is a solid read.
Jan 15, Abu rated it liked it.
But I think the author needs to check into T. Sep 22, Callum Shephard rated it really liked it. I have loved the Warhammer 40, WH40K sppurrier for more than a decade. Based on the popular Playstation 2 video game from THQ, this is the action-packed tale of a young Fire Warrior sworn to protect the enigmatic rulers of the benevolent Tau empire who are known as the Ethereals.
That part was amazing! Jamie Keeling rated it it was amazing Dec 06, Yet with reinforcements from both sides arriving en mass, it becomes clear that someone spirrier pulling strings…. Effectively bringing about the presence of every faction he needs to carry out his plans and having them play their role exactly when he needs them to.