by Dan Abnett


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When the world of Orestes comes under attack by a force of Chaos Titans, the Imperial Titans of Legio Invicta stride out in defence of the vital forge world.

Fresh from a hard-fought military campaign, one of the Imperium’s most celebrated Titan Legions, the Legio Invicta, prepares to ship out to the warzones of the Sabbat Worlds. However, while stopping at the forge world of Orestes for refit and repair, the Legio Invicta finds itself thrown back into battle when a force of Chaos Titans attacks. But as the god-machines of the Adeptus Titanicus stride to war, a sudden religious schism threatens to tear the Adeptus Mechanicus apart and destroy the very world they have pledged to protect, testing the resolve of the Imperial defenders to the limit.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781784968168
Publisher: Games Workshop
Publication date: 08/21/2018
Series: Adeptus Titanicus Series
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 311,102
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Dan Abnett is the author of The Horus Heresy novels Horus Rising, The Unremembered Empire, Know No Fear and Prospero Burns, the last two of which were both New York Times bestsellers. He has written over fifty novels – his other work for Black Library includes the acclaimed Gaunt’s Ghosts series, the Eisenhorn and Ravenor trilogies, and I Am Slaughter, the opening novel in The Beast Arises series. A prolific comicbook writer, he scripted the first Horus Heresy graphic novel, Macragge’s Honour. He lives and works in Maidstone, Kent in the UK.

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Titanicus (Gaunt's Ghost Series) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Ziggwam More than 1 year ago
If you've read any of Dan Abnett's work then you'll not want to miss out on this one, a forge world is invaided by a dark titan legion. It is massive Titan vs Titan war. It is another great story of desprate fighting in the world of Warhammer 40k done by the master Dan Abnett if you havn't read any of his work before I strongly suggest you should.
Magus_Manders on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of Dan Abnett for a long time; rather than biasing me towards him, this has allowed me to appreciate his development over those years. Some of his work, like the early Gaunt's Ghosts books, were a lot of fun to read when I was 14, but show themselves to be pretty painful pieces of exposition and stilted dialogue when revisited. While one can certainly see his writing style improve over the course of the Ghosts' books,Titanicus really shows the honing of his pen and ear.Titanicus is very firmly set in mythology and zeitgeist of the Warhammer 40,000 universe; so much so that the uninitiated may have some trouble following how the world works. Of course, even a 40K fan may have a bit of a time with the countless pseudo-Latin technology terms that Abnett is known to invent, though things do start to flow after a while. Titanicus deals with the battle for the forge planet Orestes, part of the same inter-planetary conflict as the aforementioned Gaunt's Ghosts. Instead of being an infantry war, however, this fight is between the giant Titan war engines of the Adeptus Mechanicus and their Chaos-warped counterparts. Abnett very creatively expands upon this relatively mysterious, but vitally important, part of the 40K mythos which I feel has been shortchanged in the past, as far as background is concerned. He creates a whole new way of communicating and thinking among the part-machine Mechanicus, which adds a great deal of interest and novelty to the story. The narrative primarily follows five main characters though various fronts of the war, with a regular sprinkling of a handful more peripheral players. Rather than detract from the focus of the story, this format prevents any one plot-line from getting too tedious, and allows the reader to view as much of Abnett's constructed world as possible. Abnett is perhaps most well known in the community for writing particularly exciting action sequences. While this is most certainly true in this novel of hundred foot war-walkers, I feel that he is even stronger at putting a very human face on the Warhammer 40,000 world. As someone very familiar with with the aesthetics and background of the game on which this universe is based, I can say that it sometimes seems as if the people of this distant war-torn future can seem stoic and fanatical to the point of inhumanity. In his books, Abnett makes his human character's really human, with their little ticks and colloquialisms. Even the pseudo-religious cyborg techs of the Mechanicus are given their own form of humor. For the most part, his characters are all normal people just trying to get by in one of the worst possible worlds. Though the story gets a bit stodgy towards the end of the second act, Titanicus is an all-around fun and full read for fans of military sci-fi and the Warhammer 40k universe.
Zare on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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 characters will keep the reader glued to the book until the very end.Highly recommended.
BruderBane on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In ¿Titanicus: The God Machines Go to War¿ Dan Abnett reaches into the precipitous maw of mega titan combat but comes away a bit strained. Whereas in previous novels Mr. Abnett has been able to juggle multiple plotlines with ease, he seems to lose the depth of character he has achieved in previous works. In order for Mr. Abnett to convey the angst and pathos I¿ve come to love, the novel probably should have been a bit longer. Nevertheless, Mr. Abnett is able to bring to the fore the subtle nuances of mechanicus cant I¿ve yet to see from other Black Library writers. The mechanicus dialogue and refinement alone are worth the read; that it¿s coupled with non-stop action and genuine characterization is a noospheric gratis.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another excellent novel by Dan Abnett. A refreshingly different novel that is just as much about political subterfuge as it is about big robots blowing stuff up. Interesting characters and a broad scope made this a joy to read. I highly recommend this to fans of the author or anyone interested in intense, war-themed science fiction.
danTX More than 1 year ago
Dan Abnett has a gift for describing the battle scenes that take place between the war engines. Add to that his ability to create unique plot twists and interactions between his characters and you've got an amazing read. I waited for the paperback and bought it to on my vacation. My mistake was buying the book three days before my vacation started. I finished the book the day before my vacation started. Even if you have no idea what is going on in the universe of Warhammer 40,000 this book is a great read. It is captivating from start to finish and you get drawn in by the characters. At first I thought that the amount of individual stories in the book would be hard to keep up with, but Abnett does an excellent job of keeping the action going paced just right while advancing each characters story. Dan Abnett does an excellent job describing the fights between the monstrous god engines as well as the battle taking place in their shadows. This would be a great first novel to introduce someone to Warhammer 40,000 or just as a stand alone novel for their science fiction collection.
WereWes More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of the Warhammer 40,000 universe, and I was excited when I first picked up this novel; exploits surrounding the massive Titans, war machines that are revered as destructive gods. Unfortunately, it was difficult to get into the novel. It was not very exciting, and that was primarily due to the severe lack of defining who and what the enemy was; we are given a lot of combat and war-based situations, but I was more or less left with many questions, most of which occured in the middle of these conflicts, instead of being thrilled by the intensity of war 40,000 years into the future. The writing is not bad, but I believe Abnett cared more about emersing us in useless techno-babble from that universe than making a correspondence for the reader to the story. I can only recommend this novel if you are a die-hard fan of the games; other than that, if you are a pedestrian reader then you can skip this novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As usual Abnett puts out another awesome read from the 40k setting!
Dogma99 More than 1 year ago
For those readers who love the Warhammer 40K universe, this book will not disappoint. Abnett is true to form in this epic tale of the God-machines that are the Titans. The book has an incredible and suspenseful story which actually adds a great deal to the 40K universe. The background on the Mechanicus is fascinating and the twists and turns throughout the story keep the reader on the edge. Well written with great characters, this book is a must read.
booksovercomputers More than 1 year ago
If you are a fan of the Warhammer series then you are no stranger to Dan Abnett. With Titanicus, he shows you the world of the Mechanicum and what it means to "Walk" on a world. You get a strong sense of the characters and the plot. It's a great read.
Ray_Finkle More than 1 year ago
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MortalitasIgnis More than 1 year ago
Abnett is back at it with his usual uncanny attention to subtle details. Captures characters sensual experiences perfectly, you feel the rain, smell the smoke. Nobody writes a more visceral battle the Abnett, you will feel the glory of victory and weep at what it has cost you. All other Warhammer authors are a joke, Abnett reigns supreme!
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