Blood Pact (Gaunt’s Ghosts) [Abnett Dan] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Gaunt and his men are his men are drawn into a web of intrigue . , This article is about the novel; for the Chaos cult, see Blood Pact. Blood Pact is the twelfth novel in the Gaunt’s Ghosts series by Dan Abnett. Gaunt’s Ghosts: Blood Pact by Dan Abnett. Two years have passed since the ferocious battle for Hinzerhaus Fortress on Jago. The Tanith First.
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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Blood Pact by Dan Abnett. Twelfth novel in the eternally popular SF series Gaunt’s Ghosts, which follows the story of Commissar Ibram Gaunt and his regiment the Tanith First-and-Only on the bloody battlefields of the far future.
Hardcoverpages. Published November 3rd by Games Workshop uk first published October 24th Gaunt’s Ghosts 12Warhammer 40, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Blood Pactplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Feb 28, Derek Weese rated it it was amazing.
Yet again Dan Abnett knocks one out of the park with his excellent ‘Gaunt’s Ghost’s’ series. Blood Pact is a little something different than the rest of the books in the series. Instead the Ghost’s are kicking their heels on Balhaut, the scene of Gaunt’s first major success back when he was in Commissar with the Hyrkans.
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Unbeknownst to any pactt them, especially after two years of doing jack al Yet again Dan Abnett knocks one out of the park with his excellent ‘Gaunt’s Ghost’s’ series.
What follows is a fun romp where Gaunt and a group of Ghosts have to protect the prisoner from the frighteningly effective Chaos special forces troops loyal to Khorne, they are from the Blood Pact after all, abnwtt the books title while another under Major Rawne are fighting for their lives following a supremely hilarious early incident that involved a theft from a gambling institution that landed many of them Rawne included in the brig.
All due to Rawne being ‘really fething bored’. All of then come together in the end as well as a team under the personal command of an Inquisitor of His Most Holy Majesty’s Holy Ordo’s. Blood Pact is a hell of a great, fun read and the ending absolutely floored me. Without giving anything away there is a character by the name of Jaume who make s a living by fabricating memorials for deceased members of the Imperial military to be given to their families.
Gaunt never lets Jaume on that he remembers Jaume’s father. The epilogue is such a touching scene where Gaunt is simply remembering the horror that was the fighting for Balhaut. As bblood is sheltering under cover from the furious onslaught of incoming Chaos fire he turns to a junior PDF officer and together they lead the charge that breaks the Chaos resistance. The Junior Officers name is Jaume-it’s little touches like that Abnett fills his books with that hit me and many other readers on an emotional level.
Gaunt was correct when he told Jaume’s son cryptically ‘your father died a hero’. Feb 25, Student Teacher rated it really liked it. So Dan Abnett and written yet another Gaunt’s Ghosts book. This on is called Blood Pact. Now I have to admit, after reading Sabbat Worlds, I was a little worried about this one.
I read this book in three days, and for me thats pretty quick. I usually sit down to read for about 30 minutes each night before I go to bed, with some books its difficult to plow through one chapte So Dan Aabnett and written yet another Gaunt’s Ghosts book.
I usually daj down to read for about 30 minutes each night before I go to bed, with some books its difficult to plow through one chapter a night, with Blood Pact, I was worried about the lack of sleep I was getting. This book is excellent. Now I’ll be up front about this book, there were some things I didn’t like. This was not a combat oriented book, the Ghosts have been pulled back from abneyt front lines paxt twelve years of near-constant war.
They have been stationed on Balhaut for the past two ran, and we come to find out that the Ghosts don’t take well to inaction. Throughout the book, many of the characters we have come to know and love make the briefest of cameos throughout the entire story.
That abnrtt said, of the characters Abnett does b,ood in the story, he does a good job. In the first chapter of the book, we meet E. Montvelt, he oversees things on Pier Thirty-One on a huge orbital platform called Highstation. In twelve pages Abnett does an excellent job telling the story of E. Montvelt, how he inherited his job and most of his possessions from his late uncle, and how Balhaut, the scene of one of the greatest victories and greatest tragedies of the Blkod Worlds Abneht, has changed in the last fifteen years.
In twelve pages I felt that I knew E. Montvelt, and this guy is beyond a minor character. We never see him after the first chapter, but I was sucked into the book in those twelve pages. When a small Blood Pact kill team gets on to Balhaut and assaults a commissariat headquarters yes, I said that correctly the action is fast-paced and brutal! I would also like to point out that Dan Abnett is the master of the 40k car chase.
Although there are some drawbacks to this story, it does feel like a nice change of pace for the Ghosts. I can deal with the lack of action, and more intrigue, but I am a bit sad that we didn’t see more Mkoll, and Larkin and Brostin, and the rest. And just because it wouldn’t be a proper Ghosts story without a kick to the junk ala someone we’ve grown to love is given a death sentence. I hate you Dan Abnett! I love you Dan Abnett! I don’t usually give out spoilers from the books I read, but I have to give this one out.
Highlight it to see the OMG part of the book! Aug 04, Andrew Ziegler rated it really liked it. Finished this book abneyt night. At first it was reading like Traitor General, only it was the exact opposite. Instead of Gaunt and a team infiltrating a Chaos pacf world to kill a high value target, they were instead trying to protect a high value target on a Imperial world. I thought the book was good and Abnett once again delivered in this series I so very much love.
However, it seemed way to short and way to, how can I say this, fluffy? There is a lengthy description of Tona Criid and her runn Finished this book last night. There is a lengthy description of Tona Criid and her running regimen, her eating habits, and her weird psychosis about running more to work off the sweets she had become addicted to.
The subplot about whether this was the last stop for the First and Only and they were to be retired seemed a little far fetched, especially knowing this is Book 1 of a new story van for the Ghosts. And lastly, let’s look at the featured characters, Gaunt, Tona, Maggs The whole book seems a little like a short story instead of the Gaunt’s books you are used to.
Maybe Abnett has grown kind of bored of these characters. Still read it though, there are some character developments that you will need to read to stay caught up. Jul 09, Jacob rated it really liked it Shelves: Quite a bit more sentimental than the other Gaunt’s Ghosts books.
Smaller action although still brutal. Shows how dangerous the age they’re in dam even when you’re surrounded by your own side. Mar 04, Adam Whitehead rated it liked it.
Two years have passed since the ferocious battle for Hinzerhaus Fortress on Jago. The Tanith First and Only won a famous bloor, but only at a horrendous cost in lives. Battered and bleeding, the Tanith First finally won a respite, being rotated back to sector HQ on Balhaut for a well-earned rest after ten years on the front lines. However, two years of inaction has led to problems with discipline, training and morale.
In the midst of these problems, Colonel-Commissar Ibram Gaunt is summoned to Two years have passed since the ferocious battle for Hinzerhaus Fortress on Jago. In the midst of these problems, Colonel-Commissar Ibram Gaunt is summoned to a clandestine meeting. An agent of the archenemy has been taken prisoner and wants to give up valuable intelligence Blood Pact is the twelfth novel in the Gaunt’s Ghosts series and marks the beginning of the fourth distinct story arc in the series, “The Victory”.
The opening of the book feels like Dan Abnett is taking a deep breath after the mayhem of the previous novels, which featured some of the bloodiest and most frenzied battles in the series to date, but it’s not too long before the action kicks in again.
Blood Pact is a short novel taking place over one single night and morning of carnage as the Blood Pact – the Ghosts’ sworn rivals – arrive to carry out a suicide assassination task, succeed in splitting up the Ghosts and also take advantage of internal divisions as the Ghosts find themselves still under suspicion from the Inquisition about their mission to the Chaos-tainted world of Gereon years earlier.
As usual with a Gaunt’s Ghosts novel, the pace is blistering, the action is superbly-handled and the characterisation shines. Gaunt’s return to the world where he lost his former command but gained a new one adds new shades to his character. Background Ghosts nicely come to the fore, such as Maggs, whilst we touch base with a few key Ghosts who’ve been lower in profile in the preceding books. However, Blood Pact does feel like a lesser entry in the series.
Perhaps it’s due to the increasing frequency between novels Blood Pact was released in and one more book, Salvation’s Reach, in with nothing sincebut Blood Pact feels a little like too much set-up at a moment in the series when it feels like it should be perhaps more decisively moving towards a conclusion.
This can be seen in the fact that while a few key characters get a lot of time in the sun, numerous other Ghosts including many who played key roles in the preceding few books suddenly drop into the background. If Gaunt’s Ghosts was a TV series and we can but hopethis is the relatively low-key opening to a new season which is reacquainting you with all the characters before the big storylines kick in.
Not one of the best books in the series, but still an effortlessly enjoyable slice of military SF from the best author in the subgenre. Feb 13, Iri rated it really liked it Shelves: It was in some way kinda crisp and the tiniest details were absolutely heartbreaking.
In a good sense. I must surrender before Abnetts gift to create such an adult, smart and so touch the sore spot stories.