- Taschenbuch: 416 Seiten
- Verlag: Games Workshop; Auflage: Original. (26. März 2013)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1849703094
- ISBN-13: 978-1849703093
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 12,7 x 3,3 x 19,7 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 207.837 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Fire Caste (Warhammer 40,000 Novels) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 26. März 2013
Kunden, die diesen Artikel gekauft haben, kauften auch
Es wird kein Kindle Gerät benötigt. Laden Sie eine der kostenlosen Kindle Apps herunter und beginnen Sie, Kindle-Bücher auf Ihrem Smartphone, Tablet und Computer zu lesen.
Geben Sie Ihre Mobiltelefonnummer ein, um die kostenfreie App zu beziehen.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
As a full-time TV editor, Peter Fehervari's life is an eternity of cuts and mixes and the dreams of thirsting producers. When off-duty he frequents caves, abandoned churches and the occasional haunted asylum in pursuit of guerrilla filmmaking. He has been accused of being a fictional character, but insists he is strange but true.
Welche anderen Artikel kaufen Kunden, nachdem sie diesen Artikel angesehen haben?
die story hat mich immer ein wenig an den Hollywoodstreifen "apocalypse now" erinnert, leider aber ohne dessen Qualität. Dies lag wohl daran dass mehrere der Protagonisten offenbar geistig derart verwirrt sind dass sie sich weder auf dem Planeten noch in ihren eigenen Einheiten noch zurechtfinden. Im Endeffekt litt die story unter diesen Aspekten. Daher habe ich mehr Zeit genommen das Buch zu Ende zu lesen, was für mich sehr unüblich war, der normalerweise verschlinge ich die WH40K Romane geradezu.
Die hilfreichsten Kundenrezensionen auf Amazon.com (beta)
While the Imperial regiment in the story are clearly civil war inspired (they're called the "Arkhan Confederates" for starters), I didn't find this jarring in the slightest. Purloining armies and troops from the real world is entirely in keeping with the Games Workshop MO e.g. there are Space Marine/Guard regiments based on Cossacks, Mongols, ancient Egyptians you name it and what is the Imperium after all except a reimagining of the Roman Empire...? To my mind this adds to the richness of the 40K universe and is part of what makes it so unique as a backdrop for authors to explore. So I have no issues there. The Arkhans themselves are a richly drawn and motley bunch- covering everything from religious zealots to haughty nobles to redneck bad-asses. Clearly the author had fun with this and they make readable, often amusing and compelling characters - albeit with a generally brief life-expectancy... The novel's style can be challenging which may be what divided some readers- there's a large cast of characters, almost all seemingly demented to varying degrees, and the narrative jumps through time and space and is regularly peppered with the internal insights of the protagonists. This can make for a delirious read and maybe I'm wrong but I see this as a deliberate technique by the author to immerse readers in the insanity and horror of a situation where in the author's own words "only the mad may prosper". The prose is generally very slick and stylish but can get rather florid in places however this only seems to occur when we have the POV of certain characters and is entirely in keeping with their personality (e.g. there's a budding author among the regiment who's clearly trying to write a rather cod Lovecraftian horror story!). To my mind this simply adds to the color of the story and makes me care for the characters.
There's little hand-holding for readers in this novel and mysteries are folded into mysteries so if you like everything straightforward and neatly stitched-up this story may not be for you. However if you're after a very original and bolter porn-free take on the 40K universe that get's the reader thinking then this will not disappoint.
What immediately sets 'Firecaste' apart from the usual 40K fare is its author's very unique approach to characterisation. Eschewing traditionally cliched hero/villain archetypes, he instead populates his world with a multitude of damaged, cursed souls. Each feels so convincingly drawn it is a wonder there is enough space in the book to contain them all. Similarly impressive is the intricately constructed plot. But darkness is never far away. Corruption, treachery and shadowy agendas permeate the dense narrative and the proceedings positively drip with intrigue. To his credit, the author employs some very inventive story-telling devices to weave his twisted tale, in particular flashbacks which memorably convey the agonising torment of a haunted commissar.
One of the books' strengths is the manner in which it cunningly envelops the reader in a complex and multi-layered narrative. There are a fare share of surprises along the way, with some shocking revelations in store for both the Arkhan and Tau. However, those looking for hardcore action will certainly not be disappointed. The storyline is punctuated by some suitably riveting pulse-pounding battle set-pieces which ensure that the reader's attention is never lost. These harrowing episodes are depicted with such savage intensity that I almost winced whist reading. 'Firecaste' is a page-turner of the very highest order.
Peter Fehervari's able prose is as fertile as the putrid jungle world he so evocatively conjours up, which makes this a mature, compelling and fascinating read. Make no mistake however - 'Firecaste' is not for the faint-hearted. The author is not afraid to take the reader into some seriously grim territory. This is a world of starkly uncompromising violence and horror, where no-one is left untainted by the darkness. If you like your 40K fiction laced with a dose of dripping venom, then this book definitely is for you - and marks Mr Fehervari as a talent to watch out for.
This book focuses on the Imperial Guard to a near exclusivity. While the Imperial Guard story line has an interesting design and a very introspective aspect, the actual book might contain Tau Fire Caste about a fifth of its story arc. The Tau are almost woefully under-represented.
The reason I'm torn about Fire Caste is that it is a book which has a lot of potential but which never quite reaches that potential. It is a good book, for Black Library books in particular it's well written, but it's not a great book. It's a book I'd recommend to one of my friends familiar with 40k but not to a friend without a prior interest.
The book has a great setting and some stellar characters. It reminds me heavily of Vietnam era war stories, and that's no mistake. The setting of a jungle world, the characters and the plot feel at times that they're directly ripped from Armageddon Now, and that's okay because it works. Without giving too much away, there were times when I felt I could almost feel the madness that the characters were experiencing. You could sense the growing unease, you can see the characters slipping from sanity.But ultimately the plot gets away from the setting and the ultimate conclusion of the book feels unsatisfying.
I like this book, and if you enjoy 40k fiction I recommend it. Unfortunately I feel like the book could have been so much better.