The Emperor's Gift by Aaron Dembski-Bowden

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13 Critic Reviews

Aaron Dembski-Bowden does a fantastic job with the both humans and Astartes.
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Synopsis

The start of a new series featuring the Grey Knight Space Marines by Aaron Dembski-Bowden

A young boy is recruited into the Grey Knights, and must hone his fledgling psychic talents if he is to join the hallowed and mysterious ranks of the Space Marine daemon hunters.
 

About Aaron Dembski-Bowden

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Aaron Dembski-Bowden is a British author with his beginnings in the videogame and RPG industries. He’s written several novels for the Black Library, including the Night Lords series, the Space Marine Battles book Helsreach and the New York Times bestselling The First Heretic for the Horus Heresy. He lives and works in Northern Ireland with his wife Katie, hiding from the world in the middle of nowhere. His hobbies generally revolve around reading anything within reach, and helping people spell his surname.
 
Published May 29, 2012 by Games Workshop. 320 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, War. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Emperor's Gift
All: 13 | Positive: 11 | Negative: 2

The British Fantasy Society

Below average
Reviewed by Steve Dean on Jun 01 2012

Mr Dembski-Bowden has produced some excellent novels over the last few years, this one is something of a let-down.

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The Independent Characters

Excellent
Reviewed by Carl on Apr 28 2012

This is another great novel from one of The Black Library’s best.

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SF Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Antony on Jun 01 2012

The Emperor's Gift is one of the finest Warhammer 40k novel's I have read so far and it should be seen as essential reading for any fan of the genre.

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The Founding Fields

Good
Reviewed by Bane Of Kings on Jul 19 2012

The Emperor’s Gift manages to appeal to not only the hardcore Warhammer 40k fans who know a lot about the lore, but also provides an interesting new look for newcomers to the universe.

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Graeme's Fantasy Book Review

Good
Reviewed by Graeme on May 24 2012

At the risk of becoming incredibly boring Aaron Dembski-Bowden has done it again.

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Civilian Reader

Good
Reviewed by Stefan Fergus on May 25 2012

This is great, thought-provoking military-sci-fi with a difference. Highly recommended.

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Book Spot Central

Good
Reviewed by Book Spot Central on Jun 01 2012

If, like me, you’re a Grey Knight fan, then this is the novel you’ve been waiting for.

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I Will Read Books

Good
Reviewed by Erik Lundqvist on May 04 2012

Aaron Dembski-Bowden does a fantastic job with the both humans and Astartes.

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Paperless Reading

Good
Reviewed by Ken on Jun 23 2012

If you are new to 40k lore or casual fan, you will appreciate the story for what it is.

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Chaos Corner

Below average
Reviewed by Professor Chaos on Oct 03 2012

My only issue really was the pacing of the first third of the book, which takes too long. Perhaps if that had been trimmed, ADB could have done more with the Armageddon piece, which I think would have strengthened the weight of the moral questions asked in the last third.

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A Light in the Grim Dark

Good
Reviewed by Sean on Aug 01 2012

For a true definition of why this is the Grimdark and Humanity's last years; READ THIS BOOK.

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Views From the Sun

Good
Reviewed by Felipe Wirth on May 08 2012

The book is just wonderful. It’s lengthy, descriptive, action-packed and introspective.

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Reading Lamp

Good
Reviewed by Dark Chaplain on Apr 07 2012

It is an impressive novel, being spot-on all around, accurately representing the Grey Knights as they are now.

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