Titanicus When the vital forge world of Orestes comes under attack by a legion of Chaos Titans the planet is forced to appeal for help Titan Legio Invicta although fresh from combat and in desperate need of a

  • Title: Titanicus
  • Author: Dan Abnett
  • ISBN: 9781844167845
  • Page: 155
  • Format: Paperback
  • When the vital forge world of Orestes comes under attack by a legion of Chaos Titans, the planet is forced to appeal for help Titan Legio Invicta, although fresh from combat and in desperate need of a refit and repair, responds, committing its own force of war engines to the battle.

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    1. 3,5 starsA good military sci-fi tale, but not Abnett's best one.Set in the Sabbat Wars setting, the same of the author's "Gaunt's Ghosts" series, it takes the conflict on an higher and epic scale.The descriptions of the Titans battles are good, (view spoiler)[and i loved the Red Fury fighting with himself against his doom, and the sad coming back home of Cally,(hide spoiler)]but there are lots of issues in this book: it is too much long and with too many sub-plots and not well developed characte [...]

    2. Dan Abnett's "titanicus" is a great piece of military sci-fi. It focuses on the titanic battles between titan legions on the world of Orestes a half hive - half forge world. In the midst of all the carnage of the gargantuan war numerous sub-plots unfold and overlap. Although the focus usually lies on the battling titans, the story also gives a grim look into the nature of the warhammer universe and the people who inhabit it. The most notable of these tend to be during times when the imperial gua [...]

    3. Dan Abnett's knack for making you care about the little guy within the context of some world-ending brawl really shone in this book. By the end of the book, the parts that truly struck me were the Red Fury's battle with himself (which at times eclipsed the walking mecha-churches exploding around him), the desperation for unification in the face of divisive truth (for good or for bad), and most of all, the tragic ending to Cally-girl's adventure through the wastes.That's not to knock the rock-em [...]

    4. Túl nagy lehetett az elvárásom a regénnyel szemben – hisz már a címe is telitalálat –, száz százalékban biztos voltam abban, hogy minden tekintetben lenyűgöz majd. Sajnos nem így lett, de ez még mindig csak egy vélemény, ne higgyetek nekem, a többség nem osztja az álláspontomat. Ki-ki döntsön maga – természetesen olvasás után –, melyik véleménynek van igaza. Nekem ez összességében nem tetszett, ráfért volna egy szerkesztő, aki a felét kitörli, vagy ért [...]

    5. A compelling story told on an epic scaleHaving given Gav Thorpe a go and been left wanting, I hedged all my bets on the other big name in Warhammer fiction circles, Dan Abnett. It was up to Abnett to save me after Thorpe had severely burned me. The Warhammer 40,000 universe is a universe I wanted to like. It has all the right ingredients, it just needed the right author to do it justice. Thankfully, Abnett is the man for the job.Titanicus isn't the type of Warhammer 40,000 story that would norma [...]

    6. I've read some bad Dan Abnett books, and I'll admit that I was a little scared picking this up; luckily, this is one of his best books, wildly entertaining and only dragged down by some bloat and pacing problems.Actually, that may be a little too kind; this book quite bloated, weighing in at 600 pages, and containing three absolutely pointless story threads (a old crazy guy watering his garden, a toymaker who, um, makes toys and nothing interesting happens to, and a dockworker who happens to be [...]

    7. Titanicus is a side story to the larger saga of the Sabbat Crusade told in Dan's Gaunt's Ghosts series. We follow the story of Legio Tempestus of the Mechanicus as they defend their forge world of Orestes from a massive assault by forces loyal to the gods of Chaos.Legio Invicta is dispatched to assist, and the action, as always in Dan's work, is intense and always well done. Massive war engines known as Titans, or God machines, march into battle, and inflict apocalyptic damage on their foes. Thi [...]

    8. Kind of a "What if War & Peace had giant bloody mechs fighting each other in the background? and didn't have any peaceful times in it?"A sweeping saga focusing on various people throughout the entire world (though, interestingly, no focus whatsoever on the Chaos forces attacking), Abnett, as usual, makes all the blood & oil & steam feel shockingly HUMAN. He actually has an INTERESTING Mechanicus subplot (heretical, BUT TRUE, information is found & accidentally released! Or was i [...]

    9. Bookworm Speaks!Warhammer 40,000Titanicus by Dan Abnett****Acquired: Half-Price BooksSeries: Sabbat Worlds Series, Book 3Publisher: The Black Library (November 26, 2009)Paperback: 608 PagesLanguage: English****The Story: When the vital forge world of Orestes comes under attack by a legion of Chaos Titans, the planet is forced to appeal for help. Titan Legio Invicta, although fresh from combat and in desperate need of refit and repair, responds, committing its own force of war engines to the batt [...]

    10. So Dan Abnett's Titanicus now that it has come out in soft back.So believe it or not, this book deals with a Titan war. A forge world in the Sabbott Worlds area (The same region of the Imperium that Gaunt's Ghosts takes place) has been attack by a chaos Titan legion. The Titians of Legio Invictus are rerouted against orders to defend the forge world.I am an admitted Abnett fan boy (I think he is the best Black Library author bar none!), but I was not very happy with this book. I think that Abnet [...]

    11. Fantastic read!! I thoroughly had fun reading the book. I even liked the fact that within the book there are various plots and subplots and POV that Abnett wove together in order to give the reader a true feeling and understanding of what a war of Titans in Warhammer 40k really is. In essence, it was superb and really worth it. Even with the above praise, I do have some minor issue with the book and that is for being too short. It was too short that the characters in the book were not able to fu [...]

    12. Extremely good military adventure in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. An ensemble cast of characters with a surprising amount of effort made to develop sympathy and interest in them. The description of warfare between the Titans (gigantic building sized-war machines) is very absorbing, but political and secondary plots are complex and kept me extremely interested (unlike another recent 40K book I read, "Mechanicum" which dragged constantly for me.)The depiction of the Martian Mechanicum culture of [...]

    13. Dan Abnett is by far my favorite of the 40K authors. I enjoyed this book a great deal. However, that is having just finished Mechanicuswhich made reading this much easier. I think I would have been more lost if not for that first primer about the Mechanicus and their god machines. The Titan battles in this were much better than Mechanicus too. However, my too criticisms are this. Firstly, it took me a LONG time to grab onto some sort of a core set of characters to care about, chapters and storie [...]

    14. When I picked up Titanicus I didn't really know what to expect. Well of course there would be titans and probably a whole bunch of techpriests running around, but at that time I had never read anything from Dan Abnett before.The story is quite good. Beside a big battle between titans there's also a whole lot of intriguing and backstabbing going on in the mechanicus as well. It feels nicely balanced. it never becomes raw, dumb action, and never too much shadow plays either.The only real problem I [...]

    15. Dan Abnett is one of my favorite authors to read. His characters are fleshed out and brought to life in each word he writes. Titanicus is no different. This is NOT just a book about Titans, but rather one about the Mechanicus and the people of the Emporer, and their relations to each other.To anyone who's played Epic, I suggest this book. To anyone who loves the Titans in 40k, this is also a book for you. Hell, anyone who likes the Mechanicus will get a kick out of it to boot. All in all, excell [...]

    16. Not a bad tale of the Adeptus Mechanicus -- there aren't too many books in the 40k universe written about them, though they're a huge part of the lore of this literary universe (standing quite a bit higher than the Astartes in the hierarchy of how things are run in the Imperium of Man).Titanicus deals with some of the usual things you might expect to find in a book about the Mechanicus -- the politics of human-augmentation in a society that seeks species purity, the way the masses see the Mechan [...]

    17. While I no longer have the free time or spare money to actually play Warhammer 40k any more, I have always loved the richly detailed universe of the game. I have enjoyed many of the Black Library novels especially the work of Dan Abnett. This was an interesting book that focused on the gigantic war machines of the Titan Legion. But while the God Machines march to war against the war-machines of Chaos what becomes of the people of that world when such destructive forces meet. The book does a good [...]

    18. Having just read it for a second time, I've upped my rating of this book. The first time I read it I'd recently finished the Horus Heresy novel Mechanicum, which foreshadows this book quite heavily, and in some ways I think it lessened my enjoyment of Titanicus. Re-reading it now, without the HH references fresh in my mind, it really shines as an example of another side of the 40k universe. We all know about the Imperial Guard, the Space Marines, and even the Inquisition, but this shows the work [...]

    19. If archfiend Michael Bay has taught us anything, it's that stories about giant robots are much more interesting than stories about the bland and obnoxious humans scurrying about under their giant robot feet. Titanicus is more fun than a big, exploding barrel of monkeys when it focuses on the titans and the people in them. The rest of the time, it's okay. Best part of the book is princeps Lord Gearhart and his hilariously sad attempts to chitchat with his subordinates, worst part is the dreary po [...]

    20. Must be honest hear. The book was between 2 and 3 stars, not one of the better Abnett books, in my opinion. It is likely that this is just going to be one of his books that is not a series but a stand alone. This is fine, but I prefer his series as they have more character development and establish a lot more of the world that they are involved in, eg titan warfare.The book is good, do not get me wrong, I enjoyed it a lot, but not nearly as Eisenhorn or Ravenor or, obviously, Gaunt's Ghosts. Rea [...]

    21. This was a great depiction of warfare at the scale of the god machines themselves. This, along with "Mechanicus", are a lot of fun to read because they present more of the Cult Mechanicus mindsets. Less Imperial-Propaganda and more Machine God worship. The ideas of noosphere and mechanical languages and logic-based thought processing is a refreshing change from Space Marines and even Guard. A definite must read of the 40k Black Library, if only to understand another facet of this grim, dark univ [...]

    22. After fantastic "Mechanicum" sets the ground by bringing mysterious Mars society more to life, in this novel (that takes place in post-Heresy period) we follow armies of Mars' Tech-Priests as they are summoned to the Forge-World of Orestes in the wake of Chaos Titan Legion invasion.Internal squabbles of masters of technology, clash of loyalties, vivid pictures of mechanized warfare of the 40th Millennium (especially impressive are Skitarii - mechanized infantry of Mechanicum) and interesting cha [...]

    23. An excellent addition to the Warhammer 40K canon, Titanicus was thrilling from beginning to end. Abnett really delivers the intense feeling of apocalyptic war from both grand and personal perspectives. There were a couple of unnecessary subplots, and not all of them were satisfactorily concluded, though all of the characters were well-drawn. Worse, there's a major plot twist at about the 2/3 mark that could easily have been it's own book. Should've been, in fact, because it overshadowed a second [...]

    24. This is how you write a Warhammer 40k book! Political intrigue, giant mechs 30+ meters tall, and some good mayhem and destruction without being too gory. The setting was properly described and suitably dark without being overly depressing, although there were some depressing parts, the book did not dwell on them.The description of the Mechanicus, the tech priests of Mars, was very well done and made them seem more human than I have seen in other Games Workshop publications.All in all, this was a [...]

    25. While I enjoyed Abnett's foray into the Titan legions, and immensely enjoyed a look at the inner workings of the Mechanicus, I felt that some of the sub plots could have been better used as a short story, or for the plot of a secondary book. The main plot dealing with the Legions and the Mechanicus was great, and I must applaud Abnett for his visual descriptions on how the Titan legions operate, especially how they fight. All in all a good read, but the sub plots slowed it for me just a tad.

    26. where do i start? this book has it all, if you are a 40k junki you would love it , if you are a mech fan you would adore and if you are a plain military fan you would fall in love with itis book is truly a gem, the way the battles a described are poetic if not romanticd the characters feel as human as us, they know anger, fear , desperation and sadness a refreshing view apart from the single minded view of marines and the imperial guard matter what i say , i couldn't really express the amount of [...]

    27. If you are at all familiar with the Warhammer 40K Universe, or have at least read some of the other 40K novels in the past, then likely you have heards the two magical words that light this book up and keep it fresh and absorbing:"Engine kill!"As someone pointed out earlier, it is definitely helpful to have some background information on the WH40K Universe, but not required. Fantastic and engaging from the first page to the last. Highly, highly recommended for fans and first-timers alike.

    28. Finally, a novel following the titans. Set in the same warzone as Gaunt's Ghosts, Titanicus follows the crews of a couple of titans and shows how their princeps can pick up the 'characteristics' of the titan they're controlling. It also includes how different classes of titans have different traits.

    29. An interesting look into the internal politics of the Mechanicum and it's relationship with the Imperium. I notice the cover has Space Marines on it there is not a single member of the Emperor's finest anywhere in this novel. Another excellent novel by Abnett, however the end is a bit to pat even for his tendency toward optimism. A bit short on the grimdark, but a good read nonetheless.

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