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James Swallow

Author of The Flight of the Eisenstein

135+ Works 5,141 Members 122 Reviews 1 Favorited

About the Author

Includes the name: Джеймс Сваллоу

Series

Works by James Swallow

The Flight of the Eisenstein (2007) 641 copies
Peacemaker (2008) 334 copies
Nemesis (2010) 275 copies
Nomad (2000) 240 copies
Titan: Synthesis (2009) 210 copies
Fear to Tread (2012) 193 copies
Terok Nor: Day of the Vipers (2008) 184 copies
Faith and Fire (2006) 176 copies
The Blood Angels Omnibus (2008) 116 copies
Cast No Shadow (2011) 100 copies
Deus Ex: Icarus Effect (2011) 99 copies
The Dark Veil (2021) 99 copies
Seven Deadly Sins (2010) 93 copies
Exile (2017) 85 copies
Deus Encarmine (2005) 85 copies
Relativity (2007) 81 copies
Halcyon (2006) 81 copies
Titan: Sight Unseen (2015) 73 copies
Red Fury (2008) 72 copies
Nightfall (2009) 71 copies
Deus Sanguinius (2005) 68 copies
Fear Itself (2018) 67 copies
Ghost (2018) 67 copies
The Latter Fire (2016) — Author — 63 copies
Coda: The Ashes of Tomorrow (2021) 62 copies
Garro (2016) 61 copies
Black Tide (2010) 61 copies
The Buried Dagger (2019) 60 copies
Hammer and Anvil (2011) 58 copies
The Butterfly Effect (2004) 52 copies
The Stuff of Dreams (2013) 47 copies
Shadow (2019) 37 copies
Singularity (2005) — Author — 31 copies
Garro: Oath of Moment (2010) 30 copies
Shockwave (2013) 29 copies
Kingdom of Silver / Keepsake (2008) — Author — 27 copies
Garro: Legion of One (2011) 27 copies
Old Soldiers (2007) 26 copies
Doctor Who: The Boxset (2008) 22 copies
24: Deadline (2014) 20 copies
Rogue (2020) 19 copies
Heart of Rage (2009) 18 copies
Shell Game (2009) 18 copies
Garro: Sword of Truth (2012) 18 copies
Whiteout (2005) 16 copies
Sons of Sanguinius: A Blood Angels Omnibus (2021) — Author — 15 copies
Zero Point (2009) 13 copies
Red & Black (2011) 12 copies
Jade Dragon (2006) 12 copies
Garro: Burden of Duty (2012) 11 copies
Cyberman 2 (2009) — Author — 11 copies
First Prime (2009) 11 copies
Airside (2022) 9 copies
Garro: Vow of Faith (2015) 9 copies
Blood Will Tell (2009) 9 copies
Rebel, Traitor, Liberator (2008) — Contributor; Author — 9 copies
Double Zero (2010) 8 copies
Garro: Shield of Lies (2014) 6 copies
Garro: Ashes of Fealty (2015) 6 copies
Lantern's Light (2019) 6 copies
Patience (2016) 5 copies
Iron Dragon (Sundowners) (2001) 5 copies
Sundowners I: Ghost Town (2001) 4 copies
Outlaw (2021) 4 copies
The Voice (2009) 4 copies
Dark Horizon (2023) 3 copies
Judge Dredd: Dreddline (2002) 3 copies
Judge Dredd: Jihad (2003) 3 copies
Judge Dredd: Grud is Dead (2004) 3 copies
Liberator (2007) 2 copies
Errant Knights: The Horus Heresy (2021) — Contributor — 2 copies
Honours (2012) 2 copies
Vigil (Angels of Death) (2013) 2 copies
Garro: Knight Errant (2015) 2 copies
Sundowners II: Underworld (2001) 2 copies
Hacker (2019) 2 copies
Stín (2021) 1 copy
Black Library Weekender: Volume One (2012) — Contributor — 1 copy
Dan Dare: The Red Moon Mystery — Scriptwriter — 1 copy
The Adeptus Astartes Audio Collection (2020) — Author — 1 copy

Associated Works

Tales of Heresy (2009) — Contributor — 346 copies
Age of Darkness (2011) — Contributor — 241 copies
The Sky's the Limit (2007) — Contributor — 158 copies
Mirror Universe: Shards and Shadows (2009) — Contributor — 137 copies
The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who (2015) — Contributor — 120 copies
Legends of the Space Marines (2010) — Contributor — 79 copies
Victories of the Space Marines (2011) — Contributor — 69 copies
War Without End (2016) — Contributor — 67 copies
The Silent War (2016) — Author - Ghosts Speak Not, Lost Sons, Patience — 67 copies
Heralds of the Siege (2018) — Contributor — 57 copies
Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters (2014) — Contributor — 49 copies
Short Trips: Destination Prague (2007) — Contributor — 49 copies
What Price Victory (2004) — Contributor — 41 copies
Short Trips: Dalek Empire (2006) — Contributor — 41 copies
Short Trips: The Quality of Leadership (2008) — Contributor — 39 copies
Short Trips: Snapshots (2007) — Contributor — 38 copies
Collected Works (2006) — Contributor — 31 copies
Something Changed (2006) — Contributor — 29 copies
Scions of the Emperor: An Anthology (2019) — Contributor — 22 copies
There Is Only War (Warhammer 40,000) (2013) — Contributor — 19 copies
Re:Collections: The Best of Short Trips (2009) — Contributor — 19 copies
MECH: Age of Steel (2017) — Contributor — 16 copies
Crusade + Other Stories (2017) — Contributor — 12 copies
Lupercal's War (The Horus Heresy) (2022) — Contributor — 12 copies
The Imperial Truth (2013) — Contributor — 8 copies
Space Grunts (2009) — Contributor — 8 copies
Heirs of the Emperor: An Anthology (2022) — Contributor — 5 copies
Destiny of the Doctor: The Complete Series (2013) — Contributor — 5 copies
Hammer and Bolter: Issue 16 (2012) — Contributor — 3 copies
White Dwarf 454 (2020) — Contributor — 3 copies
White Dwarf 451 (2020) — Contributor — 3 copies
White Dwarf 459 (2020) — Contributor — 2 copies
White Dwarf 456 (2020) — Contributor — 2 copies
Space Marines: Angels of Death (2013) — Contributor — 2 copies
White Dwarf 452 (2020) — Contributor — 2 copies
White Dwarf Issue 458 (2020) — Contributor — 2 copies
Faith and Vengeance: Warhammer 40,000 (2021) — Author — 1 copy
Nine Loyal Primarchs (The Horus Heresy) (2017) — Contributor — 1 copy
White Dwarf March 2019 (2019) — Contributor — 1 copy
The Horus Heresy Starter Collection 1 (2023) — Contributor — 1 copy
The Horus Heresy Starter Collection 2 (2023) — Contributor — 1 copy
Adepta Sororitas Collection 2 (Warhammer 40,000) (2023) — Contributor — 1 copy
Tyranids eBundle 2014 (Warhammer 40,000) (2014) — Contributor — 1 copy
Inferno! Issue #40; January/February 2004 (2004) — Writer — 1 copy
White Dwarf 457 (2020) — Contributor — 1 copy
Horus Heresy: The Scripts: Volume II (2014) — Contributor — 1 copy

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Birthdate
1969-05-06
Gender
male
Nationality
UK
Birthplace
London, England, UK
Places of residence
London, England, UK
Kent, England, UK
Occupations
author
scriptwriter

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Reviews

I genuinely feel ashamed about ever talking about the opening trilogy as the phenomenal first founding of this saga. It truly is the the opening quadrilogy with Flight of the Eisenstein closing the initial chapter of the Horus Heresy spectacularly that is essential and exquisite. I often think many of the things that break me on Isstvan III are only in Galaxy in Flames, but it is Huron Fal and Temeter in the middle of this book that has had me absolutely bawling every (at least four) times I've read this.

This book is bloody brilliant and seriously one of Swallows crowning achievements of his great, if vacillating in quality, work with Black Library. It's incredible how many things are still just being introduced and expanded upon, which are handled wonderfully. Swallows dynamic writing in dramatic and action moments is impressive, as is his ability to get really weird and gross with the Nurgle stuff without going too far.

This continues to be a mythic foundational narrative with avatars of archetypes playing their parts, but with a level of individuality and immediacy that I love from these kinds of works.

I had planned to go back and give False Gods, Galaxy in Flames, and this a more in depth look as I did with Horus Rising, as well as taking a break to catch up on some other reading, but I am absolutely on the grips of the worst pain, fatigue, and conversion symptoms flare up I've had in years, so I can barely think or move a lot of the time.

Plan is to charge on with the saga using the suggested order from https://www.heresyomnibus.com, tackling each omnibus in order which, means I have a few stories to catch up with before getting to Fulgrim.

If you've made it this far, yeah you've read some of the best books in this series and from Black Library and the quality might start to vacillate quite wildly from here on, but there is so much more phenomenal stuff here and I'm excited and determined to cross the Rubicon.
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RatGrrrl | 13 other reviews | Jan 26, 2024 |
Great conclusion of Garro's storyline.

Always loyal to the throne, always ready to do what is required, Nathaniel Garro, dismissed from the Malcadore's service, is roaming the battlefields of Terra and assisting where required. Suddenly he comes across the information that will put him in the direct path of his old Legion and his Primarch, now Chaos Daemon waging terrible war of destruction on one of the directions towards Emperor's Palace on Terra.

I wont say anything more to avoid spoilers. I will just say that all characters are wonderfully portrayed, and our hero, Garro, gets the conclusion on par with great heroic epics.

Excellent novella, highly recommended to all fans of Horus Heresy story arc and of W40K in general.
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Zare | Jan 23, 2024 |
Story of warrior not used to fight from shadows [but bound by oath to follow commands of his master that constantly put him in the shadows] seeking a purpose, raison-de-vivre, to which to lend its sword. Even if you are not into Warhammer this is great, although short, story of adventure, betrayal and finding ones purpose in life. Not to mention descriptions of Terra at the time of Horus Heresy.

Highly recommended.
 
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Zare | 1 other review | Jan 23, 2024 |
"Ghosts speak not" gives insight into first Inquisition-like agent recruiting Space Marines from Garro's group to assist with mission of highest importance. Story shows how zealotry of Horus' allies brings on the first proper use of Exterminatus in anger in order to stop spreading of Chaos heresy.

"Patience" is a very short story of Nathaniel Garro stalking monstrosities on a war-torn world while rest of his squad - Malcadore's Chosen - seek him amongst the city rubble.
 
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Works
135
Also by
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Members
5,141
Popularity
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Rating
½ 3.6
Reviews
122
ISBNs
354
Languages
10
Favorited
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