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The Magos

Eisenhorn: Warhammer 40,000 Book 4
Written by: Dan Abnett
Narrated by: Toby Longworth
Series: Eisenhorn, Book 4
Length: 20 hrs and 4 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Book 4 in the Eisenhorn series

Inquisitor Eisenhorn makes his triumphant return in a brand new novel, collected together with every one of the short stories starring the tortured servant of the Throne.

Listen to It Because:

It's a brand new Eisenhorn novel by Dan Abnett! What other reason do you need!

The Story:

Inquisitor Gregor Eisenhorn has spent his life stalking the darkest and most dangerous limits of the Imperium in pursuit of heresy and Chaos. But how long can a man walk that path without succumbing to the lure of the Warp? Is Eisenhorn still a champion of the Throne, or has he been seduced by the very evil that he hunts?

Warhammer 40,000’s most beloved anti-hero finally returns in a stunning new novel that pits him against his oldest and most constant foe, and forces him to confront the true darkness of his own self.

For the first time ever, the Black Library presents the definitive casebook of Gregor Eisenhorn, collecting all of Dan Abnett’s celebrated Inquisitor short stories into a single epic volume. The stories, some of which have never been in print before, have been compiled and introduced by the author to serve as an indispensable companion to the acclaimed Eisenhorn trilogy, and to act as an essential prologue to The Magos, a brand new, full-length Eisenhorn novel.

CONTENTS

  • Pestilence​
  • Master Imus’s Transgression​
  • Regia Occulta​
  • Missing in Action​​​
  • Backcloth for a Crown Additional​​​
  • The Strange Demise of Titus Endor​
  • The Curiosity​
  • Playing Patience​
  • Thorn Wishes Talon​
  • The Gardens of Tycho​​​
  • The Keeler Image​​​
  • Perihelion​​​
  • The Magos​
©2018 Games Workshop Limited (P)2018 Games Workshop Limited

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Another great Dan Abnett book!

This was definitely worth the money. You get all of the Eisenhorn short stories and then a new full length novel. Very entertaining from both story and the performance. A+

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exceptional

loved it. Dan Abnett does it again!! brought eisenhorn to life this tim through the eyes of others. well done. one of my favourites

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another bit of GW and BL trash

Another bit of trash. I should have done my research before buying. GW is flogging it's IP hard. This book does not at all contribute to the eisenhorn trilogy. It's another collection of short stories, with some bad production: the audio has some bad splicing and some overlap.

Not worth the purchase.

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Another great Eisenhorn novel!

Whether is be his last story or just a continuation if you love Eisenhorn you'll love this book!

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Delicious

It's Dan Abnett and it's Warhammer do you really need something else? I hope Magos means that he finally gonna finish Eisenhorn story.

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they all conect!

The short stories seem really disjointed at first, particularly the first one. I cept thinking back to it wondering why it was in this colection, but they are all bilding up to the final story, and it is great!

I am a huge fan of this auther, and the preformer adds some sweet voices to it as well.

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pretty rad

in the grim darkness of the far future, there are still some down to earth people with down to earth concerns. the short stories comprising the first half of the story offer glimpses of imperial life from different perspectives while the main story ties them all together.

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Excellent works from Dan Abnett

I have always enjoyed all the Eisenhorn books, but this one really is a great piece of work and the value is out of this world. There is a good 10 hours of other stories relating to Eisenhorn and his cases before the feature title 'The Magos' even begins. And rest assured, all these little stories are very good and many tie right in to main story itself. The narrator is also superb. Very pleased with this purchase. Dan Abnett has done it again!

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Inloved every second of it.

I got to see a side of the 40k universe i never thought I would get to see.

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Brilliant Addition to Eisenhorn and Ravenor Series

Fantastic book. Dan Abnet manages to deliver many short stories with a single longer narrative, more importantly the finally ties all the short stories together to make them meaningful and relevant. Toby Longworth is a master of his craft and makes it really difficult to listen to anyone else by raising the bar. I will recommend that this is a solid follow up after you've finished the Eisenhorn trilogy.(which are all phenomenal, same writer, same narrarator) because a lot of what's included here will carry more weight and sense, both with characters and timeline.

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  • 2018-03-30

One of Dan Abnett's best

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, although I would say to fully enjoy the book you have to have read the others in the series

What did you like best about this story?

Wrapped up the character Eisenhorn. There is a wee bit of deus machina towards the end but otherwise fantasic book

What does Toby Longworth bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Yes, I love him as a voice actor.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Magos Dursha was the best. Seeing a normal imperial citizen thrust into the enormity that was the closing of this chapter in Eisenhorns career gave the whole story charm and contrast.

Any additional comments?

Read the others in the series (Xenos, Hereiticus, Maleus) before you read this one.

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  • Ryan
  • 2018-03-31

I loved it.

The short-stories seem disconnected at first, just fun filler to flesh out the world, its characters and Eisenhorn himself.

But all of them, in greater or lesser degree, build up the Magos story in ways unseen fully until the end. It felt like going through a short series and as somebody who never read or listened to a single thing in the Eisenhorn series, I damn well will now.

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  • Isaac VanDuyn
  • 2019-11-10

Deepest of the Eisenhorn books

Having read all of the Eisenhorn and Ravenor books and short stories and enjoyed all of them to varying degrees, I can safely say that this one was my favorite. It has the action, the intrigue, the excitement of the other novels, but it's also much deeper and more human. I love books that make me think, that expand my perspective on life in some way. The earlier books were certainly exciting and well written, but I think this is the first one that caused that delicious perspective shift for me. Bravo, Dan Abnett!

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  • Daniel J Spaulding
  • 2018-09-18

A weak part of a great series.

I really wanted to like this book. The narration, as usual, was fantastic. I just felt the book was kind of jumbled and the tone was all over the place. I enjoyed most of the short stories, but things began to fall apart with the actual new novel. In particular, the title character, the Magos I found to be very annoying and out of place in the overall story. His tone was way too comedic and quippy in a way that wouldn't be out of a place in a Marvel movie. I just don't feel like it fit. Also, I had no idea what he was even doing in the novel, as he didn't seem to have any purpose to the mission the inquisitor was on as opposed to being a contrarian to Eisenhorn. Also, the central...device at the heart of the story felt like a McGuffin that was never explained despite it's importance.

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  • Ian E Wieserman
  • 2020-06-04

Another great Eisenhorn adventure!

If you wanted more Eisenhorn you'll get it, but not fully. He takes almost a side character role for most of the Magos, but it's still a great tale. Toby Longworth took a little for me to get used to, especially his female performances, but by the end I was a fan!

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  • damien glenn
  • 2018-03-28

amazing book

after warmaster i was pretty worried about Abnetts future work but this was amazing. truely one of my favorites of his work, I'd highly recommend to anyone that enjoys the eisenhorn/ravenor series.

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  • Nathan A Powers
  • 2020-07-23

Starts slow but opens up.

Another Eisenhorn novel. The first section is a compilation of seemingly unconnected parts. Having not read a synopsis, I mistakenly thought this was an anthology. The characters grow over time. Eisenhorn is more force of nature in the background, while new names take center stage. Fans of the series will enjoy.

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  • J. Welborn
  • 2020-07-12

Classic Abnett. Classic Eisenhorn.

It's probably not as good as the original trilogy, but it's still fantastic and absolutely worth it. Eisenhorn is in a different place now... so it's hard to compare this to the good old days anyway.

Even if you've heard the short stories before, here they are collected in order and they all add to the Magos novel.

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  • Money Authority
  • 2020-07-11

Not as good as the previous 3 books

The character after which this book is named honestly made this book kind of unenjoyable. It’s very odd how in one moment he acts like a complete coward and then very quickly becomes this brave and competent character. There’s not really any progression to it, it’s more like the flipping of a switch. I actually don’t mind him in the 2 short stories he appears in but there’s some odd tonal shift that happens with him in the main novel itself which just kind of takes you out of moment.

Also there’s a few scenes where characters talk about the extreme urgency of the situation and the need to move but then will stand around talking to each other for extended periods of time. Lots of little things like that in this book which just made me roll my eyes.

I also feel like they tried really hard to come up with a reason for why Eisenhorn and his team so desperately needed the magos’ help but again it just seemed a little far fetched. I just got the impression the author loved this character for some reason and was trying to shoehorn him into the main plot.

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  • TN Hawkeye
  • 2020-06-19

Yes please

All of the short stories come into play in the main Magos story. I enjoyed it quite a bit

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  • lewood
  • 2019-10-28

Slowly building up to a good story

The first part of the book contains many little independent stories at first which build up characters, their background and experience. They all finally meet up in the second part of the book into another one of Eisenhorn's crazy adventures.
A nice touch in the continued series of Dan Abnett.
Love it.