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Lord of the Night Mass Market Paperback – Jan 25 2005

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Games Workshop (Jan. 25 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844161579
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844161577
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 11.2 x 2.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 748 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #480,731 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"'Great SF from a very dark future.' Starlog"

About the Author

Simon Spurrier has few insightful recollections from his wild youth because he's still in the middle of it. Since discovering that depressing the buttons on a keyboard could create all manner of interesting squiggles on a screen, he's become a frequent contributor to cult comic 2000 AD and the Black Library.

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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9b0162c4) out of 5 stars 21 reviews
40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ac2ed74) out of 5 stars Highly recommended. Feb. 11 2005
By PJM - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Similar to Black Library authors such as Dan Abnett, Graham McNeill and Ben Counter, Simon Spurrier recognizes what the 40K universe is all about. That is to say, he fully appreciates the depth of the nuance and complexity which make the setting the richest tableau this side of Middle Earth. Fortunately for us readers, he also knows how to weave an engrossing tale that takes full advantage of all that Games Workshop's colorful backdrop has to offer.

Lord of the Night is the story of the Talonmaster, an ancient Night Lords chaos marine lieutenant desperate to recover a lost chapter heirloom hidden somewhere in the vast depths of an ancient hive city. In the course of his search, the Talonmaster must confront scores of underhive gangers, units of Adeptus Arbites and the persistent attention of a determined junior interrogator and her inscrutable inquisitor mentor. Perhaps more importantly, he must also come to terms with his distant past and the alternating grief, paranoia and rage which have dogged him for centuries.

The Talonmaster is more than just a mindless pawn of Chaos, bouncing from one orgy of death and destruction to another. His cruelty is calculated, his violence directed. He is an ally of Chaos but not its servant. The Talonmaster strives at all times to remain true to the teachings of his long dead Primarch whose death a millennia earlier still haunts him. The richest parts of the book are those flashbacks in which the Talonmaster recalls the brief time that he spent fighting and learning at the side of his beloved Primarch, Konrad Kurze. If you enjoyed the White Dwarf article from a few years ago detailing the origins of the mysterious Kurze and the formation his Night Lords legion, you will love Lord of the Night. The insights into the genesis of the Horus Heresy and Kurze's subsequent fall from grace are alone worth the price of the book. I particularly enjoyed Kurze's take on the tragic rift which developed between him and the Emperor even before Horus turned traitor. Kurze's grievances against the Emperor and the Imperium are coherent and compelling and in that sense, Lord of the Night is somewhat reminiscent of Gav Thorpe's, Angels of Darkness.

Highly recommended to any fan of either the 40k universe or of great science fiction.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ac2edc8) out of 5 stars One of the better WH40K books March 26 2016
By Jetpack - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
It's really a shame that this didn't get a sequel, as Lord of the Night is one of the better WH40K books. It's look into the Night Lords is really useful to have, as I appreciate any story that doesn't have the Traitor Marines as something that isn't there for bolter fodder.

A good look at him and an Imperial psyker evolving. Another thing that there is not enough of in WH 40K.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ac300c0) out of 5 stars Terror, Betrayal, Intrigue Oct. 19 2012
By Stevensfe - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
When I first started getting into the immense world of Warhammer 40k I knew I was going to be immediately hooked. There isn't a book in the series I wouldn't pick up. Every book is flawlessly written and you will be suspended so far into the plot that you will be rooting for your "favorite" army.

"Lord of the Night," by Simon Spurrier is the exact book that had me sold on my "Favorite Army." If you are a fan of Science Fiction/Fantasy, enjoy reading of complex characters, settings, and plots that will leave you moved, and are sick of "Jedi" being able to do it all then this series is for you! Just pick one up that looks appealing and begin reading, I guarentee you'll be impressed!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ac305dc) out of 5 stars Enthralling March 31 2005
By J. Bien - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
An overall entertaining novel by Simon Spurrier, slow start but finished well. The story of lost power, madness and supposed betrayal in the 40K universe (there's alot of that going round). A different perspective view of what happened prior to the Horus Heresy and the Emperor of Mankind's inner circle. A bit of an eye opener !!!

Recommend you read it.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ac305f4) out of 5 stars Dark and mysterious Dec 1 2005
By Ash Ceye - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Spurrier has talent. This is a really nicely written book about the (even) darker side of WH40K (as though it wasn't dark enough already). It's great to see the workings of an evil mind ... There's some great character development here, and I found it engrossing. It's not the best of the bunch (I think Abnett and Goto are better), but Spurrier is getting there. I'm looking forward to whatever he does next.