- Title: Dead Men Walking (Warhammer 40000)
- Author: Steve Lyons
- ISBN: 9781849700115
- Page: 250
- Format: Paperback
Deep beneath a mining planet, an ancient enemy slumbers, waiting for the time to awaken reclaim what is theirs When the necrons rise, the world descends into a cauldron of war the remorseless foes decimate the human defenders Salvation comes in an unlikely form the Death Korps of Kreig.
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As my friend put it - "This is a book about methodical, slow, immovable, cold-blooded, calculating force fighting versus necrons.""Dead Man Walking", unlike most of WH40K novels takes an unique spin. Even tough this is a Guard novel, we get to enjoy the whole story from a civilian point of view. From the start of the book we are thrust into the world of Hieronymous Theta, one of the countless mining worlds of Imperium of Mankind. Despite some casual problems, this world is far from war and other [...]
This was the best description of Necrons and the Death Korp of Krieg as an invading/defending forces. What an excelent work of fiction. Lyons really can write about them. A word or two for each party: Resolution for Korps, Desperation and later Realization for the PDF and people and Innevitable for Necrons This tale is set on Hieronymous Theta, a mining hive world. If you follow 40k you know what I am talking but if you are not then a brief introduction. An Hive World is a world with several scy [...]
Stories set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe often become quite gothic in style, which I sometimes find a harder reader and less of an enjoyment. I think that there is a greaer tendancy towards the gothic when stories are exclusively about the Astartes Space Marines. In Dead Men Walking, however, Steve Lyons has managed a nice balance between the slower gothic style and faster contemporary.Hieronymous Theta is a mining world, its cities clustered around mining centres ascending high into the sky [...]
This book is intense. The Death Korps are cold, nihilistic and utterly alien and this book ends up being insanely brutal when all is said and done. A good story, and almost entirely devoid of war glorification. This is akin to WWI in the depiction of thankless meat grinder campaigns. Again, another nod at the Death Korps troopers who are observed from many angles, but could never provide their own voice.
A surprisingly deep warhammer story. Not the usual hack n' slash with much more character development. A WWI story set in 40th millennium.One of the best WH40k novels
A pretty good read although depressing at times. The characters were interesting and I enjoyed reading about their journeys. As a necron fan I enjoyed reading about them but they seemed a bit too indestructible at some points in the book. Would recommend to someone who is a fan of the grim dark 41st millennium.
Writing about the Warhammer 40K universe is a difficult task, mainly because it is a different universe that bears no similarity to the world we are living, therefore one of the things that differentiate a good BL writer from bad one is how he sets the scene. It is becoming more often these days when you see these lesser talented writers simply have two opposing armies chop each other apart in a generic battlefield.But that's is not Lyons, Lyons is a master of setting the scene. I believe it was [...]
Dark, gritty and pretty depressing at times, it's everything you know and love in a 40k novel.I love the Death Korps of Krieg but often wondered how soldiers devoid of personality would form any real character connection or decent dialogue. Well the short answer is they don't, they have about as much personality as the Necrons they are fighting, the human side of the story is left up to the tertiary characters who are surprisingly very likeable, (you know something strange is going on when the b [...]
I don't write many reviews any more, but I wanted to commend Steve Lyons for doing something that hasn't really been done often in the wh40k literary universe.Dead Men Walking is not your typical 40k novel. There is no victory against overwhelming odds. There are no invincible space marines, no tight-knit band of underdog guardsmen, and no enigmatic inquisitors. There is no glory, and there is no hope.This novel focuses on the dehumanization that results from unending conflict, and turns all of [...]
I have not read anything by Steve Lyons, but after reading this book I wish he had written more for the black library. This was a really well executed novel dealing with the Krieg imperial Guard and the Necrons. Normally I am not a huge fan of Necron stories, maybe because of that Dawn of War cut scene where all the space marines get slaughtered by them. Lol. I never found they had much personality, and had too much of a cheat mechanism. I feel that way in the game too. But I am digressing from [...]
I really dislike incomplete stories. A great read for you Imperial Guard fans. I pretty much knew who the bad guys where going to be after reading a previous Space Marines novel, Fall of Damnos, because of the actions that the Imperium had done on planets setting.Well written, but I wouldn't suggest you run out and grab it since there are other Imperial Guard focused novels that are awesome, Gaunts Ghosts series and Ciaphas Cain.
Really, really poor book. The author doesn't know how to write action, the transitions between characters is unclear and uneven. Some characters are left so long you forget what they are up to.I know you want to read it because the Death Korps are in it, but most of the beginning of the book is spent with some whimp after an unfortunate event happens. Really really bad. Avoid.
First Warhammer 40K novel I've read. It's as grim and as dark as one would expect from that universe. Fortunately, there are some sympathetic characters to latch onto, as otherwise it's basically fascists fighting robot zombies (B)
Both better and not as good as I had thought it might be. In the end, though, it was better in many ways than I had expected, including the ending. Well done.
Probably the worst warhammer book i have read.
great book, and a totaly new insight in an age old Imperial guard regiments mindset.
All Quiet on the Western Front meets the grim darkness of the far future. Doesn't end like you would have thought. What a fatalistic perspective on life. Great read, though.
Easy to read, has some atmosphere. I liked it, but was slightly disappointed with the ending. I hoped for happy end.
great book a little slow at first but an all around good book only thing i didn't like was the ending
Awful. Absolutely no resolution to any of the major plot points. Complete waste of time.
Very Grim-Dark. Very fitting for the 41st millennium.The entire book was very back and forth -- sometimes it seemed hopeless, and sometimes the good guys won.It was a very good story overall!
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