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In the blood soaked Sabbat worlds crusade, Warmaster Macaroth's Imperial Crusade Force is attempting to halt a massive counter attack led by the Chaos legions of the dread-lord Anakwanar Sek. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published August 9th by Black Library Publishing first published More Details Original Title. Sabbat Worlds , Warhammer 40, Other Editions Friend Reviews.
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Jan 09, Burt rated it it was amazing Shelves: scifi , action-adventure. I've been a fan of Games Workshop's Warhammer universes for at least twenty-five years, and for most of those years there was no Black Library, the publishing wing of Games Workshop.
When Games Workshop first began looking around for a stable of authors to write their stories, they early came upon Dan Abnet, a fixture and award winner in the realm of comics. Dan has a degree from Oxford in English and he knows his way around a dictionary. But he has don't start a sentence with "but". Most Warhammer novels are of the "short character development and then lots of red mist from exploding bodies" sort. Not that Abnet doesn't know a good bit about "red mist", but he also knows character development, setting, and plotting too.
He even surpasses himself in these regards with Double Eagle, the first and to my knowledge the only Black Library title featuring the setting of Forge World's Air Wing game, Aeronautica Imperialis. Double Eagle reads less like a novel and more like an authentic World War II chronicle of an aerial campaign over Europe or in the Pacific. I have not been this immersed in a novel for a very long time. Double Eagle is a rich book; I recommend it heartily.
View 1 comment. May 27, Thomas rated it it was amazing. This book is what an action story should be, and Dan Abnett is a master of action. I do not ordinarily start moving and shifting in my seat, but the dogfight scenes did just that. I would enjoy more of the Phantine XX in stories, but Abnett is not afraid to kill off characters, and some good ones actually lived! This battle is a side battle mentioned in Gaunt's Ghosts, and there are a few mentions of scenes one of the Ghost's books.
If you want some solid action, check it out. View 2 comments. Mar 24, Jim rated it really liked it Shelves: warhammerk , science-fiction , 21st-century. Double Eagle follows a squadron of fighter pilots assigned to an aerial war. Feb 22, Michael J. Fox rated it it was amazing. Dan Abnett has a gift for drawing parallels between Warhammer 40, and recent history, and 'Double Eagle' is no different. Abnett's other gift comes to the fore, which is to tell the very human stories in his battles; and reading makes an almost traumatic experience as lives and stories unfold and abruptly end I shan't tell you which!
As with any Abnett book I Dan Abnett has a gift for drawing parallels between Warhammer 40, and recent history, and 'Double Eagle' is no different. As with any Abnett book I would avoid getting attached to any of the characters. The world of Enothis, one of the many Abnett has brought to life in his Sabbat Crusade books, is richly described and reading gives you the feeling that you are there to the point where it is hard not have an emotional response to the events that unfold.
Some of the scenery is breathtaking and the despite the imminent war coming to this world you will find yourself wanting to have a cup of your favourite beverage in the wind and sea swept cafe on the bombed out pier that some of the story focuses on.
Mar 28, Mohamed AbdEl-Azim rated it it was amazing. Grand air battles described to the merest turn and invert and to the simplest actions in a easy flowing scenes with very memorable characters to say the least, compelling story and a steady flow of interesting " side stories " of the pilots if you may call them that.
Sep 10, Daniel rated it it was amazing. Outstanding book! Knowledge of flight, military lingo and mechanics aside, again the author knocks this one way outta the park. The story is solid and doesn't let you go. I always find that the small, side characters he adds end up involved in ways that just make plain good sense and are a surprise when the story unfolds. Always a pleasure to read Mr. Abnett's works.
Apr 04, Alex Jones rated it liked it. Starts off pretty slow and introduces A LOT of characters, which was fairly confusing. I stuck with it though, and it paid off! Lots of fun air-combat, with enough other things going on to keep it fresh.
Enjoyable :. Nov 24, Pallav rated it it was ok. Such a difficult book to read. The fault is my own because of my lack of knowledge about the Warhammer 40k universe. Maybe once I read a few more of these books, things will make more sense to me. This was difficult to read because of the story threads that seemingly go nowhere. You can never tell who the protagonist s really are. My usual caveat with many novels, there is no Big Bad Guy to fight against.
In the first few chapters, we get a glimpse of something evil that doesn't make appearance Such a difficult book to read.
In the first few chapters, we get a glimpse of something evil that doesn't make appearance for quite some time from there on. I felt confused and uninterested while reading this. I should have quit it while I was in the middle. Oh well. How is your day going random stranger? This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Double Eagle sees the focus put on the pilots of the Imperium, specifically a group of fighter- and bomber-pilots who were first seen in one of the Gaunt's Ghosts novels.
As per usual, Abnett has superior character development. This book, as with all his others, is truly a page-turner. Something of an aside to the Ghosts storyline, this novel takes place on a planet suffering from a Chaos invasion in the Sabbat Campaign that Abnett has written so much about.
In fact, there are some references t Double Eagle sees the focus put on the pilots of the Imperium, specifically a group of fighter- and bomber-pilots who were first seen in one of the Gaunt's Ghosts novels. In fact, there are some references to the Ghosts storyline, but not so that the reader is left confused. As with Abnett's other works, we see comparatively little of the enemy in terms of internal thoughts, only getting that before they interact with the heroes.
There is only one such villain, actually, an ace of aces who seems unstoppable. He makes several appearances, always defeating those he faces, or driving them to extreme measures to flee. One of the primary characters is the flight commander of the Phantine XX fighter wing.
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