History Literature / Eisenhorn

29th Oct '16 7:25:11 AM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: Several. Harlon Nayl, both Betancores, Eisenhorn himself has moments (to the point where a ''SpaceMarine'' is scared of him), Cherubael, Commodus Voke, Brother Guilar [[TookALevelInBadass takes a level]], and Librarian Bryntoth (implied).
** For non-40k familiar tropers, a "Librarian" in 40k is a genetically engineered super-soldier with the power to tap into a primal chaotic force in battle. "Librarian" is their day job.
12th Oct '16 3:59:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Spinoff}}: Interrogator Ravenor, a supporting character in the ''Eisenhorn'' books who was pretty much developed from a [[ChekhovsGunman namedrop]] in the ''GauntsGhosts'' series, later became the protagonist of his own novel series. ''Eisenhorn'' itself is a spinoff of the ''TabletopGame/{{Inquisitor}}'' GaidenGame to ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', and the first novel was released concurrently with the game itself.

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* {{Spinoff}}: Interrogator Ravenor, a supporting character in the ''Eisenhorn'' books who was pretty much developed from a [[ChekhovsGunman namedrop]] in the ''GauntsGhosts'' ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' series, later became the protagonist of his own novel series. ''Eisenhorn'' itself is a spinoff of the ''TabletopGame/{{Inquisitor}}'' GaidenGame to ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', and the first novel was released concurrently with the game itself.
11th Oct '16 4:28:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* ContinuityNod: Inquisitors Heldane and Literature/{{Ravenor}} both appear in Abnett's earlier ''GauntsGhosts'' novels. Titan Princeps Hekate (from the Graphic Novel series ''Titan'') is also mentioned in ''Malleus'', albeit as an old man near retirement, which was a pleasant surprise for fans, as his own series by that point seemed to have ended in a HeroicSacrifice.

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* ContinuityNod: Inquisitors Heldane and Literature/{{Ravenor}} both appear in Abnett's earlier ''GauntsGhosts'' ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novels. Titan Princeps Hekate (from the Graphic Novel series ''Titan'') is also mentioned in ''Malleus'', albeit as an old man near retirement, which was a pleasant surprise for fans, as his own series by that point seemed to have ended in a HeroicSacrifice.
8th Aug '16 9:18:18 AM SomeNewGuy
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A video game adaptation of ''Xenos'', developed by Pixel Hero Games, was released on August 8, 2016.
29th May '16 8:22:19 AM davetheorist666
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The first book, ''Xenos'', starts with Gregor Eisenhorn and his crew pursuing a heretic in a seemingly routine task when they uncover a mysterious artifact bearing the preserved mind of the heretic Pontius Glaw. In the subsequent investigation, Eisenhorn and crew find themselves embroiled in a heretic group's plan to contact aliens for a demonic text.

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The first book, ''Xenos'', starts with Gregor Eisenhorn and his crew pursuing a heretic in a seemingly routine task when they uncover a mysterious artifact bearing the preserved mind of the heretic Pontius Glaw. In the subsequent investigation, Eisenhorn and crew find themselves embroiled in a heretic group's plan to contact aliens for a demonic daemonic text.
25th May '16 7:15:07 AM NativeJovian
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* TheChessmaster: Both {{Big Bad}}s fall handily into this. Eisenhorn himself flirts with the trope; in many ways, he is like a Cold War spymaster, only with PsychicPowers and a [[ImplausibleFencingPowers way with a sword]].

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* TheChessmaster: Both {{Big Bad}}s fall handily into this. Eisenhorn himself flirts with the trope; in many ways, he is like a Cold War spymaster, only with PsychicPowers and a [[ImplausibleFencingPowers [[MasterSwordsman way with a sword]].
19th Feb '16 9:25:29 AM Kafkesque
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* HonorBeforeReason: Eisenhorn on a several occasions, most notably [[spoiler: honoring an agreement to build a new body for the dangerous heretic Glaw]] and [[spoiler: rebinding Cherubael into a new daemonhost just because he couldn't stand the fact that he'd been manipulated into returning Cherubael to the warp.]] Both end up biting him in the ass in a major way.
6th Nov '15 6:00:38 PM nombretomado
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** Also, Aemos twice mentions Tyranids in passing, while {{Ravenor}} would reveal that both stories took place before they were named or (officially) encountered.

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** Also, Aemos twice mentions Tyranids in passing, while {{Ravenor}} Literature/{{Ravenor}} would reveal that both stories took place before they were named or (officially) encountered.



* ContinuityNod: Inquisitors Heldane and {{Ravenor}} both appear in Abnett's earlier ''GauntsGhosts'' novels. Titan Princeps Hekate (from the Graphic Novel series ''Titan'') is also mentioned in ''Malleus'', albeit as an old man near retirement, which was a pleasant surprise for fans, as his own series by that point seemed to have ended in a HeroicSacrifice.

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* ContinuityNod: Inquisitors Heldane and {{Ravenor}} Literature/{{Ravenor}} both appear in Abnett's earlier ''GauntsGhosts'' novels. Titan Princeps Hekate (from the Graphic Novel series ''Titan'') is also mentioned in ''Malleus'', albeit as an old man near retirement, which was a pleasant surprise for fans, as his own series by that point seemed to have ended in a HeroicSacrifice.
9th Jun '15 7:13:17 PM DarkbladeWraith
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** A couple of times throughout the trilogy, Eisenhorn makes an off-hand reference to someone 'seeing his expression of disbelief' or similar occasions. Even Dan Abnett sometimes forgets that Eisenhorn has no facial expressions, due to the result of torture that was described in detail in the first book.
9th Jun '15 7:06:30 PM DarkbladeWraith
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** Eisenhorn himself. He is in his 40's when first introduced, and by the end of the third book he is still active at over 180 years old. By the time of the Eisenhorn vs. Ravenor he is nearly 300 years old and, though physically a wreck, more dangerous than ever.
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