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Blood Pact (Gaunt’s Ghosts) [Abnett Dan] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Gaunt and his men are his men are drawn into a web of intrigue . Blood Pact by Dan Abnett, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. , This article is about the novel; for the Chaos cult, see Blood Pact. Blood Pact is the twelfth novel in the Gaunt’s Ghosts series by Dan Abnett.

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Blood Pact is the new entry in the hugely popular Gaunt’s Ghosts series set in the Warhammer 40, universe. The twelfth book bloo the series and it does not disappoint. Not being one for tradition this is pretty much exactly what I did. From this novel on, Eszrah becomes pavt major character within the series. In twelve pages I felt that I knew E.

Instead of praise and ;act of their actions, the Ghosts are met with deep mistrust and abuse. The Imperial forces have made an attempt to divide and conquer their enemy, but with Warmaster Macaroth himself commanding the Urdesh campaign, it is possible that the Archenemy assault has a different purposeā€¦ to decapitate the Imperial command structure with a single blow.

Highlight it to see the OMG part of the book! The regiment is taking part in the campaign to capture the ancient step-city Sparshad Mons, occupied by the Blood Pact and disturbingly warped nocturnal predators. I literally spend nights reading until I finish the book.

There is a lengthy description of Tona Criid and her running regimen, her eating habits, and her weird psychosis about running more to work off the sweets she had become addicted to. His memories are bound by a mind-lock, preventing him from revealing vital information abneth the Crusade.

He hasn’t sold over a million books world wide for nothing!

The main Tanith curse-word is fethwhich is used in the same context as “fuck”, but it is also the name of an ancient Tanith tree-god. The original short pieces subsequently appeared as flashback -chapters in Ghostmakerthe second book.

Blood Pact (Novel)

Background Ghosts nicely come to the fore, such as Maggs, whilst we touch base with a few key Ghosts who’ve been lower in profile in the preceding books. The plot can Blood Pact somewhat mirrors that of Traitor Generalwith Etogaur Mabbon in place of Noches Sturm, but differs with the assassination squad dab the upper hand over their target’s captors.


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Blood Pact starts off really well with some of the Tanith First, bored with the excessive time they have spent away from the front line, embarking on a rather dubious side venture.

Instead large scale war theater, the reader is introduced into a thriller action. This is the twelfth book in the Gaunt’s Ghosts series. I don’t usually give out spoilers from the books I read, but I have to give this one out.

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Takes place two hlood after Only In Deathso the emotional trauma they suffered in that book has at least settled down. Very bizarre, very Abnett, very pct. Events turn as Gaunt is summoned to Balhaut’s Commissariat headquarters. While the initial ean of the novel set up the characters nicely, once the focus shifts to the story everything is cranked abnet a pcat and Abnett’s storytelling prowess comes into full force.

After the success of their desperate mission to Salvation’s Reach, Colonel-Commisar Gaunt and the Tanith First race to the strategically vital forge world of Urdesh, besieged by the brutal armies of Anarch Sek. Retrieved 15 August It is possible that some Tanith survived the loss of their homeworld simply because they were not on the planet when it came under attack.

The Inquisition is attempting to secure custody of the prisoner so that they may handle him their own way. One star off for the oversight, but otherwise an excellent read. It was a heavily forested world located in the Sabbat Worlds, a cluster of planets in the Segmentum Pacificus. Throughout the book, many of the characters we have come to know and love make the briefest of cameos throughout the entire story. Other books in the series. Much less gunplay vs impossible odds than sneaking around.

All of then come together in the end as well as a team under the personal command of an Inquisitor of His Most Holy Majesty’s Holy Ordo’s. Mar 24, Christian added it.


Montvelt, he oversees things on Pier Thirty-One on a huge orbital platform called Highstation. Gaunt’s Ghosts Covers for the three omnibus collections. Not the best of Dan Abnett’s “Gaunt’s Ghosts” series, but pretty high up there. As enemy psykers work hard to remove the mind-lock, the Imperial forces move quickly to stop Sturm jeopardising the entire Sabbat Worlds Crusade. Tanith is briefly visited in Ghostmakerand described by the Ghosts in various novels.

Tanith was home to the legendary Nalsheen wood warriors, a brotherhood of Tanith who used the martial art cwlwhl pronounced kil-wil ; using blade-tipped staffs to fight off multiple foes. Mkvenner is the only remaining Tanith to have been trained in cwlwhl, but has reluctantly admitted that he never completed his training.

The beginning of each chapter opens with an extract from Commissar Viktor Hark’s field journal, which is written in a font which resembles handwriting. Which saw Gaunt and his Ghosts isolated in the disused mountain fortress of the Hinzerhaus, on the fortress world of Jago. A warp-beacon is activated in the process, and a Chaos fleet advances on Hagia to obliterate the Imperial forces.

He was promptly attacked and presumably killed by the husband of a woman serving in the Orestes PDF. The group links up with the loyalist resistance on Gereon to locate Sturm and evade the heretical forces pursuing them. And its not about the lack of battlefield, like in this specific one. Feb 28, Derek Weese rated it it was amazing. With heretical witchcraft influencing the populace and a determined hunter pursuing them, who can Gaunt turn to for aid?

Feb 06, Mhoram rated it really liked it. It is also the first appearance of Mabbon Etogaur, a former commander in the Blood Pact who returns in the Victory arc. Instead of Gaunt and a team infiltrating a Chaos held world to kill a high value target, they were instead trying to protect a high value target on a Imperial world.