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The Armour of Contempt➵ [Read] ➯ The Armour of Contempt By Dan Abnett ✤ – Varanus.us The Imperial crusade, including Gaunt s Ghosts, are sent back to the planet Gereon to join forces with the Imperial defenders and liberate the planet from Chaos However, the brutality of the liberatio The Imperial crusade, including Gaunt s Ghosts, are sent back to the planet Gereon to join forces with the Imperial defenders and liberate the planet from Chaos However, the brutality of the liberation pitches Gaunt into opposition with his commanders, who believe victory must be achieved at any price, no matter how cruel.

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  • Hardcover
  • 315 pages
  • The Armour of Contempt
  • Dan Abnett
  • English
  • 07 July 2019
  • 1844164004

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  1. says:

    It s Gereon 2 Electric Boogaloo This is a cracking entry in the series, and playslike a movie in your mind than pretty much any book since First and Only, cutting between and contrasting two distinct stories unfolding as part of the vast invasion to reclaim the Chaos held planet of Gereon The first is the insertion by the Tanith Verghast Belladon regiment behind enemy lines and doing well, stealth stuff Spoilers The second is the immense, insane invasion of one of the strongholds by It s Gereon 2 Electric Boogaloo This is a cracking entry in the series, and playslike a movie in your mind than pretty much any book since First and Only, cutting between and contrasting two distinct stories unfolding as part of the vast invasion to reclaim the Chaos held planet of Gereon The first is the insertion by the Tanith Verghast Belladon regiment behind enemy lines and doing well, stealth stuff Spoilers The second is the immense, insane invasion of one of the strongholds by millions of guardsmen including one Dalin Creed Our boy is all grown up and ready to die pointlessly for the Emperor Both arcs are compelling in their own way, the former by way of broad plot development that inquisition deal is back , and the latter by a deep dive into the life of a grunt guardsman The Ghosts have always been a relatively unusual regiment in that they are allowed a large degree of autonomy and operate mostly in a skirmish fashion Most imperial guard regiments are not so lucky, being forced to engage in mind numbingly large battles against vastly superior forces,often than not winning through sheer numbers and evensheer bloody mindedness The life of the average guardsman in such an engagement is brutal and short and nasty And oh boy do we see that through Dalin s eyes Parts of his story are genuinely harrowing, and possiblythan at any other point in the series show just how powerless the common man is in the setting.For this and for that ending the book elevates itself above many of the others in the series It s distressing, sears itself into your memory, and yet manages moments of sincere emotion The Lost feels rather stalled at this point, and definitely does not compare favourably to The Saint at book three, but this novel is a local high point


  2. says:

    Abnett s books flow over me like an unstoppable river of action, characters full of pathos, and a world dripping in grim reality Every Marine oriented book, or Guard book I have read drives home the fact that the soldiers of the Imperium all plan on dying in the service of the Emporerthat there will never be peace or time after war All they can do is enjoy those times between, or their service, therein lies their humanity The lost series is caked in this humanity This book, the return to Abnett s books flow over me like an unstoppable river of action, characters full of pathos, and a world dripping in grim reality Every Marine oriented book, or Guard book I have read drives home the fact that the soldiers of the Imperium all plan on dying in the service of the Emporerthat there will never be peace or time after war All they can do is enjoy those times between, or their service, therein lies their humanity The lost series is caked in this humanity This book, the return to the planet that s name has been a hushed whisper among the Ghosts is a FANTASTIC part in the larger Lost story arc Not only does Abnett score again with characters you could meet in the street tomorrow, but make the same old war seem new again through the eyes of a first timer IF you are a fan of warfare novels at all and skeptical of 40K books, I highly encourage you to just read the section of this novel that deals with the first 5 hours of an invasion from the eyes of a character who just walked out of basic It was harsh, terrifying,and stunning.Anett delivers once again


  3. says:

    It took me 2 days to read it Unfortunately not even close to masterpieces like Traitor General.


  4. says:

    Rather disappointing I thought Bitty Not much story And the now cliched rather abrupt ending that leaves a major character dead that is becoming a hallmark of the series.First one of these for a while I ve not loved though.It just sort of ends on a pretty massive downer on all fronts.


  5. says:

    In this tenth book of the Gaunt s Ghosts series the author manages to take you back to war as if it is the first time it has been faced An incredible story.


  6. says:

    The Crusade armies have identified their next target the Chaos held world of Gereon Ibram Gaunt and a dozen of his best troops spent a year and a half on Gereon fighting the archenemy, and the Ghosts are in the vanguard of the liberation effort Unfortunately, as the battle for Gereon rages on an apocalyptic scale, Gaunt gradually learns there are extenuating reasons for this invasion, reasons that are related to his prior mission to the planetThe Armour of Contempt is the tenth Gaunt s Gho The Crusade armies have identified their next target the Chaos held world of Gereon Ibram Gaunt and a dozen of his best troops spent a year and a half on Gereon fighting the archenemy, and the Ghosts are in the vanguard of the liberation effort Unfortunately, as the battle for Gereon rages on an apocalyptic scale, Gaunt gradually learns there are extenuating reasons for this invasion, reasons that are related to his prior mission to the planetThe Armour of Contempt is the tenth Gaunt s Ghosts novel of the twelve currently available and the third book in the Lost arc The novel initially appears to have been written as a fan pleasing move having been through hell and back during the previous small scale, stealth mission to Gereon, Gaunt gets to return with several hundred thousand troops of the Imperial Guard, vast numbers of tanks and aircraft and several Titans skyscraper sized battlemechs with enough firepower to level a city with a single salvo to dish out some much needed retribution to the occupiers Of course, that would be far too obvious and much too boring to make for an interesting book Instead, the novel is divided into two mostly separate narratives which have different objectives.In the first, Dalin Criid undergoes Imperial Guard training Rescued from Vervunhive as a ten year old back in the third novel, Necropolis, Dalin is now eighteen and spoiling to join the ranks of the Ghosts Unfortunately, as a trainee he is serving as part of the military reserve and when the assault on Gereon begins, he finds his reserve status activated and himself fighting as part of an ad hoc assembled military unit stuffed full of rookies, rather than with the Ghosts This gives Abnett a chance to show us what it s like as part of a full scale, combined arms offensive in the WH40K universe rather than the standard Gaunt s Ghosts narrative about smaller scaled conflicts with stealth and infiltration elements, as well as a chance to dish outinformation and background on Guard training This narrative unfolds fairly concisely with a focus on how Dalin handles the ridiculous pressures put on his shoulders and those of his unit It s entertaining, but perhaps a little too straightforward after some of theintriguing curve balls thrown our way in the last few novels.In the second narrative, Gaunt has to reacquaint himself with the Gereon resistance and the troops he left behind last time around This storyline isof a gut punch, as Gaunt discovers just how badly he s been used by both his supposed friends and by his enemies, with the people of Gereon left to pay the price This is a pretty grim story which doesn t have much of a happy ending, especially as it emphasises Gaunt s flaws an Imperial commissar really should have seen the ending coming instead of his virtues, something that is always welcome as it would be extremely easy for Abnett to allow Gaunt to become a flawless hero.The two narratives unfold reasonably well together, although the linking device is a little bit corny This book features the death of another prominent Ghost, but it is foreshadowed so much that it lacks any kind of real impact, which is a shame given the story points Abnett had set up in previous novels to support it.Despite this minor weakness, The Armour of Contempt is another strong entry in the series, with an different but effective structure to the rest of the novels The book is available now in the UK and USA as part of The Lost omnibus


  7. says:

    The Gaunt s Ghosts books have been fun thus far, with the ups and downs to be expected in any multi volume series Pretty easy read, lots of action, not to complicated This is why The Armour of Contempt was a bit of a shock On the heels of His Last Command, which I found rather tedious and the titular line deep sigh , this is sooo much better than any other volume in the series And like I said I really dig the series Abnett manages to generate real tension in this story I found mysel The Gaunt s Ghosts books have been fun thus far, with the ups and downs to be expected in any multi volume series Pretty easy read, lots of action, not to complicated This is why The Armour of Contempt was a bit of a shock On the heels of His Last Command, which I found rather tedious and the titular line deep sigh , this is sooo much better than any other volume in the series And like I said I really dig the series Abnett manages to generate real tension in this story I found myself shoulder to shoulder with the Guardsmen in the chaos little c of an Imperial assault It s a visceral depiction of life in the Guard when you re not a member of a highly skilled, rationally directed unit The absurdity and seeming futility of combat is matched in it s intensity by the stupidity of leadership and the capricious brutality of the main line Commissariat It leaves the reader not sure if they should laugh or cry, so spot on Abnett is a bit heavy handed when it comes to generating sentimentality The ultimate resolution of the story is forced and, frankly, predictable With the amount of foreshadowing he shoveled into the story, I feel like he could have just put it in the liner notes This is not really news, and I love the guy anyway.A ripping yarn, well told First and Only


  8. says:

    I think this was probably the best in the whole series, but probably the hardest to write a review for, because I don t want to give anything away I m not a fan of spoiler country We get character development like no other book before this And being able to see Dalin Criid is something special Being able to see what basic training is like from someone who has been through war, and his unique perspective from being raised by the Ghosts was truly spectacular.The action sequences of the novel w I think this was probably the best in the whole series, but probably the hardest to write a review for, because I don t want to give anything away I m not a fan of spoiler country We get character development like no other book before this And being able to see Dalin Criid is something special Being able to see what basic training is like from someone who has been through war, and his unique perspective from being raised by the Ghosts was truly spectacular.The action sequences of the novel were intense and suspenseful, and the heart behind every character is inspiring The ending of this one is Truly heartbreaking I cannot wait to jump into the next book to see what s next


  9. says:

    I ve been reading the Gaunt s Ghosts novels and enjoying them well enough, giving them three stars eachbut this one THIS one took my heart and stomped on it We finally get the Guard from the point of view of probably the most common dog soldier, the new recruit who gets tossed onto the battlefield with a sadistic Commissar and equally clueless comrades This story goes along beside our usual suspects fighting for the liberation of Gereon Armour of Contempt has some of Abnett s best writi I ve been reading the Gaunt s Ghosts novels and enjoying them well enough, giving them three stars eachbut this one THIS one took my heart and stomped on it We finally get the Guard from the point of view of probably the most common dog soldier, the new recruit who gets tossed onto the battlefield with a sadistic Commissar and equally clueless comrades This story goes along beside our usual suspects fighting for the liberation of Gereon Armour of Contempt has some of Abnett s best writing, plus lots of punches to the emotional gut My favourite of the series so far


  10. says:

    This instalment leads us back towards the Ghosts I know and love Brutal, but logical, consequences Decent characterisations, solid pacing, free flowing prose, superb world building It did drag in a couple of parts, though I suspect that was less a fault of Abnett s pacing andthe fact that I m trying to cram the last few books in so that I hit my Goodreads challenge for the yearIt was also a little too heavy handed on the sledge hammer evils of the Imperium At least in comparison to This instalment leads us back towards the Ghosts I know and love Brutal, but logical, consequences Decent characterisations, solid pacing, free flowing prose, superb world building It did drag in a couple of parts, though I suspect that was less a fault of Abnett s pacing andthe fact that I m trying to cram the last few books in so that I hit my Goodreads challenge for the yearIt was also a little too heavy handed on the sledge hammer evils of the Imperium At least in comparison to how it was treated in the earlier instalments

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