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Lordi
09-03-2008, 19:39
Does anyone knows some good Black Library books about the Inquisition, Daemonhunters and Witch Hunters?

Moral Wiz
09-03-2008, 19:51
Inquisitor trilogies. (Ravnor and Eisenhorn.)

Scourge the Heretic

The Inquisition (obviously)

Those are the best. Many other novels refer to the INQ in passing, or have an INQ or two in them, but don't go into depth. Do you want those?

Also, if you can find it, Dark Heresy is good. As are the Inquisitor downloads of GW specialist games (though those are not perfectly reliable.)

Lordi
09-03-2008, 20:19
These are a good start. Thanks!

Khornies & milk
09-03-2008, 20:24
Everything Moral Wiz mentioned...and of course the Codex for each one. The WH Codex in particular has a lot of Background in it.
Check Wiki and the Lexicanum as well, but verify for yourself what's written on those sites, as they're fan-based so might not be 100% accurate.

Moral Wiz
09-03-2008, 20:48
Anything in particular you wanted? I know quite a bit on WH. (I'm writing a WH story, and collect the army. (Not SoB, Ordo Hereticus)) And if I don't know (probable) someone round here will.

The wikipedia article on the INQ (not the ordos) is good for their internal structure.

Oh, and did you want to know some of the books which have examples of Inquisitors in them? (Most of them are good books in there own right)

Bregalad
09-03-2008, 23:43
Inquisition generally: Eisenhorn trilogy (I don't like Ravenor).
Inquisition, Grey Knights and Sororitas: Ben Counter "Grey Knight" (my favorite novel)
Witch Hunter also: James Swallow "Faith and Fire" (Sororitas only, most information on them)
Grey Knight also: Ben Counter "Dark Adeptus" (!) and "Hammer of Chaos"

For Inquisition, also have a look at the new 40k RPG Dark Heresy, were you play Inquisition characters.

Try Again Bragg
10-03-2008, 00:32
How can you not like Ravenor? He's a great character and a champion for disabled persons everywhere! :D

Feor
10-03-2008, 01:08
The Caiphus Cain Novels also touch on the Inquisition a bit (particularly book 5 where Amberley basically shanghai's him), plus they'll make you laugh. What's not to love. :)

Kage2020
10-03-2008, 18:08
Just be warned... don't expect too much out of Scourge of the Heretic (a book where you can replace 'heretic' with 'reader' as a description of the novel). It's not dire, but it certainly isn't great.

Kage

The Judge
10-03-2008, 18:14
It's a poor example of the good Inquisition stuff BL have produced... but it is a fine example of what Dark Heresy would be like. The book is meant, pretty much to the exclusion of all else (plot, good characters etc.) to sell the roleplay system...

Moral Wiz
10-03-2008, 18:14
@Kage; I'd disagree personally, but I can see what you mean.(the fact you've got a techpriest outright saying "reverse the polarity of the neutron flow" is a bit of a giveaway as to how seriously the author took the book)

@ the Judge. Exactly. And the OP wanted INQ info.

Kage2020
10-03-2008, 20:56
@Kage; I'd disagree personally, but I can see what you mean.
As pointed out on another forum, the book just reads like the author had the Dark Heresy RPG on the desk next to them and used it as a reference for the characters. It just reads poorly.

But, as always, preferences is ever individual and important.

:D

Just thought that I would offer up that it's not the best of books just in case it was used as a "standard reference" or some such. ;)

Kage

Feor
10-03-2008, 22:36
Also, it is written by the same guy who did the Caiaphus Cain Novels. Where you have a Tau sympathising human with a blue painted face shouting at the Commissar "You can take our planet, but you'll never take our Freedom!"

A certain degree of non-seriousness is to be expected. :)

Drakon
10-03-2008, 23:02
Inquisition generally: Eisenhorn trilogy (I don't like Ravenor).
Inquisition, Grey Knights and Sororitas: Ben Counter "Grey Knight" (my favorite novel)
Witch Hunter also: James Swallow "Faith and Fire" (Sororitas only, most information on them)
Grey Knight also: Ben Counter "Dark Adeptus" (!) and "Hammer of Chaos"

For Inquisition, also have a look at the new 40k RPG Dark Heresy, were you play Inquisition characters.

I have all of these books except hammer of chaos but was wondering which one happens first and which one should i read first. Dont want to really find out things in a book which will spoil another book before ive read it.

Any help is appreciated

icegreentea
10-03-2008, 23:16
I have all of these books except hammer of chaos but was wondering which one happens first and which one should i read first. Dont want to really find out things in a book which will spoil another book before ive read it.

Any help is appreciated

Read Eisenhorn (all of it) before Ravenor.
Aside from that all of the series are completely unrelated to each other. Within the series... for GK the order would be GK, Dark Adpetus, and Hammer. I have no idea for the other series.

Drakon
11-03-2008, 00:14
cool cheers for that i have the omnibus for Eisenhorn and will read that before Ravenor

ctsteel
11-03-2008, 09:45
I have the Eisenhorn omnibus and it was pretty much the first 40k novel I read - and it was a fantastic introduction. Well worth the read. And it presents inquisitors in a much more day to day light than the 'charge blindly into the heretics' imagery from the codex and artwork. Though there's a fair bit of that too :)

sadly most others fall into the 'pulp' category - they are fun and somewhat interesting reads but nothing overly memorable. But I still buy them and read them - its 40k and I'm reading it cos i like it, not cos I'm searching for a deeper existential meaning to life. :D