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Ravenor Rogue (Warhammer 40,000) Reviews

  • Kam
    2018-12-07 05:38

    Cliches become cliches because they're over-used, but that doesn't mean they don't hold a nugget of truth in them: in fact, the reason a turn of phrase becomes cliche in the first place is because it holds so much truth in it that it keeps being used again and again in a variety of situations. In that sense, cliches have a kind of power that makes them difficult to stop using.The statement "The road to hell is paved with good intentions" is a hoary old warning, something everyone has heard in some way, shape, or form throughout life, and it's something one will continue to hear for the rest of one's life. It's meant to prevent one from meddling in another person's business, a reminder to leave a situation well enough alone unless one is invited to do so. Sometimes, poking one's nose into another's business, no matter how well-meaning one's intentions might be, can prove to be incredibly disastrous - especially if one doesn't know what one is doing. Actually, even when one thinks one knows what one is doing, it might be best not to interfere. The statement is a reminder that there's a time and place for everything, and knowing the difference of when to interfere, and when not to, can make a world of difference in a whole host of situations.There are plenty of examples of this in fiction - really, all one has to do is pick a genre and an author and it won't be long until one comes across a situation that suits the spirit of the statement. It crops up a lot in nonfiction as well, but I'm biased to its interpretations in fiction because it often comes across as a little less moralistic that way. At any rate, the latest work of fiction to play with the possibilities of that cliched but very true statement is Ravenor Rogue by Dan Abnett, the third and final book in his Ravenor trilogy. Set several months after the events of the second book, Ravenor Returned, it opens with Ravenor deciding to quit his hunt for Zygmunt Molotch, whom he thought dead at the beginning of the first book, Ravenor, but who was confirmed to be alive in the climax of Ravenor Returned. However, Ravenor is forced to return to Thracian Primaris to answer for his involvement in the destruction of Eustis Majoris, leaving the hunt for Molotch up to another Inquisitor and her retinue. Unfortunately, but typically, things don't turn out quite as they should, and Ravenor goes on the hunt again - this time as a rogue, since he is conducting it without the permission of the Inquisition. This decision leads him down a dark road that, though there is triumph at the end of it, is also poisoned by trust betrayed and secrets revealed too late.I found it interesting that, in a way, this novel paralleled Hereticus, the last novel in the Eisenhorn trilogy. Just like his mentor Eisenhorn, Ravenor makes a decision that affects the lives of those around him, and which leads him down a very dark road. The only difference, however, is that due to the choice of narrative perspective Abnett uses for the Ravenor books, Ravenor's fate is not as clearly telegraphed as Eisenhorn's in the Eisenhorn trilogy. At the end of the second book Malleus, it's clear what sort of fate Eisenhorn is going to meet, what course of action he's going to take, and the events in Hereticus only serve to make clear to the reader just what happens to him, because the reader is already knows what Eisenhorn will do, but not how. (view spoiler)[In contrast to that, it is only at the end of Ravenor Rogue that Ravenor's fate becomes clear - or rather, Ravenor claims to know what lies ahead for him, but it quickly becomes apparent to the reader that his journey hasn't quite ended yet. There's a very clear suggestion that whatever befalls Ravenor at the end, it is not what the reader thinks it will be, though how that might be the case isn't exactly detailed and is left as a cliffhanger of sorts. This comes as no surprise, since Abnett has started writing a third trilogy called the Bequin trilogy, and in the blurb for the first book, titled Pariah, it's made clear that Ravenor doesn't exactly meet the fate he suggests he'll meet at the end of Ravenor Rogue. (hide spoiler)]And speaking of narrative perspectives, I know that I complained in my review for Ravenor that I wasn't too happy with Abnett's decision to swing between third-person limited and first-person for the Ravenor books, but I revised that statement in my review for Ravenor Rogue, saying that once Abnett's reasons for his decision were made clear, both the second and first books made perfect sense. However, it is in Ravenor Rogue that Abnett's decision becomes, I think, legitimately questionable. I can understand why a third-person limited perspective would work great for the kind of story he tells for all three of the Ravenor books, but then why still use the first-person perspective at all when third-person limited would do just as well? (view spoiler)[The only thing that comes to mind that the first-person perspective would be useful for would be the psyker-versus-psyker battles Ravenor has to wage, but even those could have been told just fine from the third-person limited perspective. Even Ravenor's inner anguish over a whole host of things - from questioning his decisions to wondering at his own envy over Kara's relationship with Belknap - could have been worked out in third-person limited, without losing any of the power they have in Abnett's first-person narrative. (hide spoiler)] I'm entirely aware that I might just be nitpicking, but it does make me wonder.Something I don't think I'm being too nitpicky about is the way the female characters have been portrayed. (view spoiler)[I've liked Kara Swole since she was first introduced as one of Eisenhorn's retinue, and I continued to love her throughout the Ravenor series, despite - or perhaps because of - her decision to keep secret something she learned in Ravenor Returned. I did, however, question the point of her relationship with the medicae Belknap in my review for the second novel, and I hoped that it would prove to be something more than just something thrown in for kicks and giggles. The events in Ravenor Rogue prove my worries were justified. While I am entirely aware of how people can change once they get into a relationship, I'm not entirely sure of how Kara's relationship with Belknap has changed her from someone who is usually far more sarcastic and sharp and flippant into-- Well, someone less all of the above. I know that a great deal of it can be viewed as consequences of the events and decisions she made at the end of Ravenor Returned, but I'm not entirely sure if it's just that, either. I know that people in love get softer around the edges, but I don't think someone like Kara Swole, who's been characterized in a particular way, would get that soft. I also don't appreciate how Kara's relationship with Belknap is used as a point of angst for Ravenor. And speaking of angst and Ravenor, I don't appreciate how Ravenor is a point of angst for Patience Kys, either, all things considered. I know that there's plenty of angst to be played there, and I really enjoy that kind of thing, but I do expect that any unrequited romances and angst to be done right. Eisenhorn's angst over Alizebeth Bequin in the Eisenhorn trilogy was done right; Patience's angst over Ravenor, not so much. I suspect this is because Abnett is trying to write complex emotions from a woman's perspective, but that's hardly an excuse: if he couldn't write it well, why write it at all? Why not just write it from Ravenor's perspective (and Ravenor does have some unrequited romantic feelings for Patience) and at least get it relatively right? I think this lack of ability to write complex emotions from a female perspective is the reason I have so many issues with his portrayal of Kara in a romantic relationship; it certainly explains a lot about how odd the whole thing feels, at any rate, especially since it's Kara who narrates that particular relationship.And then there is Angharad Esw Sweydyr. This is where Abnett's characterization of women really falls apart, because it's so very obvious that Angharad is meant to be nothing more than a further point of angst. She is the niece of Arianrhod Esw Sweydyr, Ravenor's lover who got killed in events just before Ravenor himself got burned and confined to his force chair, and is characterized as being like Arianhrod brought back to life - except now, instead of being with Ravenor, she's chosen to be with Harlon Nayl, one of the warriors in Ravenor's retinue. Theirs is one of those passionate affairs that they try to keep secret so as not to hurt Ravenor's feelings, but of course Ravenor knows about the whole mess, and angsts about it from time to time. Most of the time for Angharad's sake I wish she had been introduced in some other book entirely, or had simply not been created at all, because she seems like she could have been such a spectacular character in other circumstances - or in the hands of a more capable writer.The only female who escapes any of the above mess is Maud Plyton, who joins Ravenor's retinue after the events of Ravenor Returned. In many ways, she is who Patience and Kara were, before Abnett tried to write them having emotional complications, and I'm glad Abnett didn't try to give her any great emotional entanglements. She's possibly the only female character on the protagonist side that he hasn't spoiled. (hide spoiler)]The only characterization that I really appreciate in this novel isn't for any of the "good guys," but instead for one of the antagonists. (view spoiler)[Orfeo Culzean was introduced in Ravenor Returned, but really comes into his own in this novel. Oftentimes, in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, characters have a very clear moral stand. To illustrate using the Dungeons and Dragons alignments chart: most characters are either Good or Evil, but rarely ever Neutral. Culzean is one of those - the first I've encountered so far, actually - who might be considered genuinely Neutral. He pursues his own interests at the expense of everything and everyone else: no one is more important to Orfeo Culzean than Orfeo Culzean, and all his scheming and plotting and manipulating all serve to benefit him, and him alone. I wish there was more of this character type in the Warhammer 40K books, but of course this could just be me and my fondness for rogues coming through - though surely, one book about a heist pulled off by a charming Rogue Trader and her crew would not be too much to ask for? (hide spoiler)]As for the plot, it's not as spectacular as the plot for Ravenor Returned, but it serves its purpose - and, more importantly, has quite a few really fun twists that I didn't really see coming. (view spoiler)[I thought that the whole plot line involving the magic door was a bit too deus ex machina, but I won't deny that it was ridiculously fun, and I was reading those parts with a smile a mile wide on my face because it reminded me so very much of Doctor Who - except more prone to error and with far, far more bloodshed. (hide spoiler)]Overall, Ravenor Rogue is a pretty good conclusion to the series. It's not as extraordinary as I might have wanted it to be, but it does deliver on its intended purpose, and it is a satisfying-enough read that I can let it stand as a decent conclusion to the entire trilogy. However, it isn't without its problems, particularly in the characterization of some of the female characters: Abnett proves that he's not a very dab hand at writing women experiencing complex emotions, and I hope that he learns how to write them well as soon as possible, since otherwise his female characters aren't all that objectionable. Everything else is relatively tolerable, even fun to a degree, and certainly there's enough incentive to go and find a copy of Pariah to find out just what happens next to Ravenor and his crew.

  • JM
    2018-11-24 08:38

    Things finally come to a head between Ravenor and his posse and Molotch and his cadre of Chaos worshippers. This one was more dynamic than the previous two, and has some cool ideas thrown in. The final part seemed a bit anticlimactic, but did have a few twists that at least made it interesting. I guess I'll move on to the Eisenhorn VS Ravenor series.

  • Profundus Librum
    2018-12-14 11:56

    Nem titok, hogy Dan Abnett a kedvencem a Warhammer-szerzők hosszú sorában. Még jó régen, a Gaunt Szellemei sorozatával állított maga mellé, és bár látom a hibáit, és vannak olyan (nem Warhammer) regényei is, amik egyáltalán nem tetszettek, a harci leírásokban és a karakteralkotásban a tehetsége megkérdőjelezhetetlen. A Ravenor-trilógia – ellentétben a Gaunt Szellemeivel vagy a The Horus Heresy sorozattal – nem háborús sci-fi, inkább valami krimi-thriller-szerűség, így a harci jelenetek nem dominálnak benne ezúttal sem. Gyilkosságok azonban történnek, valamint kisebb volumenű kézifegyveres összetűzések, szóval akciójelenetekben végül is nem szenvedünk hiányt, de jóval nagyobb hangsúly kerül most is a karakterekre.Bővebben a blogon:

  • JT
    2018-12-15 08:41

    Same review as Ravenor Returned--except this one, if I recall correctly for I'm doing a lot of these reviews retrospectively, has him finally hanging his balls out there and giving the middle finger to The he has to "turn in his badge" and go do it himself, with the possibility of the Inquisition coming after him as well.

  • Adam Whitehead
    2018-11-20 11:51

    Inquisitor Gideon Ravenor is hot on the trail of his resurrected nemesis, Zygmunt Molotch, but faces criticism from his fellow inquisitors for the death toll his operations on Eustis Majoris have caused. With Molotch on the run and millions of lives still in danger from the prophesied rise of the daemon Slyte, Ravenor is forced to go rogue to complete his mission.Ravenor Rogue concludes the Ravenor Trilogy in fine style. As usual, Abnett delivers a superior slice of action and adventure, but here engages in some unexpected meta-commentary on how long quests (including series climaxes, like this one) often end in an anti-climax due to expectations being raised. Both Ravenor and Molotch discuss how their seventy-year feud will end in one of their deaths, but as they are both defined by this rivalry that day will not necessarily be a triumph for the victor. A pretty well-established idea, but here treated with a degree of thorough seriousness which is unusual.Of course, this does not slow down the furious pace (as usual, Abnett packs a hell of a lot into 250-odd pages) or interrupt some well-handled character development (although, after two books of being built up, Zael doesn't have a lot to do). On the more negative side, the book does end in a somewhat over-the-top (even by Warhammer 40,000 standards) sequence which feels like the author had binge-read the entire Cthulu mythos before writing it. Expect tentacles. Lots of them.Ravenor Rogue (****) brings the sequence to a generally satisfying climax, although there are a few unanswered questions for the eventually-promised third Inquisitor trilogy. The book is available now as part of the Ravenor Omnibus in the UK and USA.

  • Lemuel CyroN Salubo
    2018-12-05 08:41

    Just like Gideon has said, closure really is overrated.I love the falling out that has occurred on Gideon's team, its not hard to imagine why. The part I was a bit disappointed in was how it ended with Molotch. Still, was a very entertaining book like its 2 predecessors.

  • Darren
    2018-11-21 06:57

    A nice wrap up to a story arc involving Gideon Ravenor, his rival, and his associates. No loose ends to complain of and though the story is good, nothing in this series was as fresh or had as big of an impact on me as the Eisenhorn trilogy preceding it.

  • Davin Coulston
    2018-12-08 08:36

    I liked Ravenor and Ravenor Returned, but Ravenor Rogue kinda went over the top for me.

  • Sean Goh
    2018-12-10 05:42

    Slightly underwhelming compared to the first two books, but still a good conclusion to a great series.Though how Slyte managed to stay under the radar for so long, I have no idea.

  • Stephen
    2018-11-19 11:51

    Best of the trilogy. Was it worth it Gideon?

  • Jeff Sinclair
    2018-11-27 06:47

    An excellent read, but somehow disappointing considering the flawless execution of the first two Ravenor books.

  • Martin
    2018-12-17 10:38

    Ravenor Rogue, has, for me, one of the most iconic and dramatic endings to a Warhammer 40K trilogy. The emphasis with these novels had previously been built on the relationship between Ravenor and his team of specialists, his surrogate family. What Ravenor Rogue does is start to pull at the fraying threads that have developed between that family and slowly pull it apart. Ravenor, a man confined to a force chair - an emotionless black box - is obsessed with his pursuit of his nemesis, Zygmunt Molotch. Where previously he has been able to control himself during the pursuit of his duty, Molotch simply drives Ravenor beyond the limits of rational thought. The conflict Ravenor has with him is far too personal, they have fought for too long and have been made to lose too much because of the other.Eisenhorn, Ravenor's mentor had this problem with his nemesis, Pontius Glaw, and he ended up losing everything. If Ravenor cannot control his anger then he will lose everything as well. Ravenor's superiors know this, hence why they take him off the pursuit for his arch nemesis, but Ravenor cannot let him go. Molotch must be stopped, even if it means Ravenor has to go rogue to do it.This pursuit takes Ravenor on a dark journey into the heart of darkness. Ravenor's search takes him to a new world, a world with oceans so deep they are literally unexplorable and covered with ice caps hundreds of meters thick. Ravenor and the gang take a submarine to a giant underwater sphere with spider legs called The Wych House in order to use the house's scrying powers to locate Molotch.Dan Abnett has never been one to be lacking in the imagination department when it comes to interesting locations to set his action scenes. The Wych House, and it's magical door through time and space is perhaps the most iconic out of the whole Ravenor Trilogy. Although perhaps not the most original, Dan has after all written for Dr Who and the Door is very reminiscent of the Tardis. However, the setting of an underwater vastness located between impenetrable ice and a colossal abyss is the perfect location for an ambush.And Dan doesn't disappoint. The tension is nerve wracking and there is a genuine fear for the lives of all the characters concerned. By this time in the book the threads of Ravenor's group of companions is truly beginning to fray with animosity, jealousy, even demonic possession. The Wych House isn't as much an interesting setting for the action as it is a location to throw a match on a waiting pool of gasoline.But Ravenor's journey doesn't end here. No. Dan Abnett really wanted to end this trilogy with a cataclysmic conclusion, and he doesn't half deliver on that. The daemon Slyte, a plot thread within the Trilogy that has slowly been building to fruition finally comes into it's own. Possession gives way to Daemonic Manifestation and Slyte is born into the physical universe. A skyscraper high monster of tentacles, claws and teeth. A Lovecraftian monstrosity by way of Mike Mignola's Conquer Worm. A threat to the universe so terrible it is the only thing that could bring two enemies together like Ravenor and Molotch.The tragedy of Ravenor's conflict with Zygmunt Molotch is that under alternative circumstances they could have been friends, perhaps even brothers. Their superior intellect and prowess separate them from others, and if they weren't opposed to each other in ideology then they could have been comrades in arms.But alas this is not to be so. They may be the best of enemies, but they're destined to destroy each other.Ravenor's final victory over Molotch is as bitter as it is intimately personal. Compared to the catastrophic wake of destruction that the two have left behind in their wake across three different Sub-Sectors, Ravenor extinguishing Molotch's mind in an empty field on Gudrun is nothing more than tragic.And as with any tragedy Ravenor still loses everything. All he fought for, his supposed family, leave or are taken away from him. Blinded in his pursuit of duty, Ravenor, one of the smartest men in the universe, failed to see that which was right in front of him. That even if he won, he was still going to lose.

  • Michael T Bradley
    2018-11-24 03:59

    I both really enjoyed and was really frustrated by the end to this trilogy. I'll keep this as spoiler-free as I can, so just know that if I refer to "the end" of someone's story, that doesn't necessarily mean they died, it just means ... the last we see of them.Molotch is by far my favorite character in this trilogy, and the end to his tale really frustrated me. I wanted more than we got, and I ESPECIALLY wanted more with the flashback we saw in Ravenor Returned focusing on him. I think part of me wanted this to end with Ravenor & Molotch starting a detective agency, setting them up for a spinoff series. Sadly, no.Orfeo Culzean is my second favorite character, and his ending also seemed very ... abrupt. I really wanted more. OK, am I CRAZY, or wasn't there a scene in Ravenor where Nayl visits Bequin, in stasis on the ship? If that DID happen, where the hell was Bequin when all this craziness was going down? Just ... asleep in a cargo hold somewhere? Did she stay on the Hinterlight? I could even buy that, but shouldn't she have been MENTIONED at some point? Like, "Nayl felt bad leaving Bequin behind, but it was safer for her." Or, like, "Nayl did a quick check on cargo hold 32. Bequin was still fine." That's all I need, really, but we didn't get anything like that. God, I can't keep going through the characters one by one. There really are a lot of them.Abnett is the king of setting mood and describing atmosphere. The whole Wytch House (sp?) setup is done so well, despite, by the end of the book, my frustration that the whole thing was really just a giant setup to include a deus ex machina of sorts into the story. And I could have used 20 pages less of them getting into the Wytch House and 20 pages more describing what the hell was going on during the climax. Like, I get the basic idea, but the way they dealt with Slyte seemed FAR too simple for the trilogy-long threat he'd been presented as.Overall, though, great book. Made me want to go back and re-read the Eisenhorn trilogy, which I did not finish because I just didn't get that into it. Hopefully this time ...

  • Jon
    2018-12-09 05:59

    I think maybe I'm just spoiled by "Eisenhorn", because the Ravenor books just didn't hold up in comparison. Don't get me wrong, there are some great scenes -- Abnett translates psychic fights into something you'd truly want to see directed by Christopher Nolan -- but the character doesn't have the draw of his predecessor. Eisenhorn started out as ultra-conservative, and turned into the WH40K equivalent of Lord Vader. Ravenor, on the other hand, is just R2D2 with Emperor Palpatine's psychic power and none of the evil. I felt more attached to some of the secondary and tertiary figures than the one the books are named after. This could have been the Sholto Unwerth trilogy for all I cared.Sorry Mr. Abnett. They're decent books with some fun parts, which is why I'm giving them 3 stars, but for the money...I'd check them out from the library instead of buying them.

  • Marco Vaca
    2018-11-21 10:52

    This is now one of my favorite trilogies EVER. I seriously loved the story, loved the character development and their interactions. I'm going to fully recommend this book to EVERYBODY.The final chapter was very good. Though I don't think the final part is as exciting as the other two books, the ending was reasonable and had "closure". I suppose some will comment about the final part: "rushed" or "shallow". I thought it was OK.It was sad to read the final part. I loved the story and I really feel that sadness of completing a great work. Kudos to Mr. Abnett, he f*ing rocks !I read that Mr. Abnett is writing a new trilogy with some of the people from this books. If so, I can't wait to read those !Go check this trilogy out. You WILL certainly get to love Gideon Ravenor :D

  • Craig
    2018-11-30 06:40

    April 4, 2008: Still in the process of reading it, but I have got to say, this is quickly becoming my favorite Abnett book of all time.Not a SINGLE thing I thought was going to happen happened, the plot is going at the speed of light, and it is just AWESOME. If the book continues in this vein and lives up to its current potential, it's going to be amazing, and blow away anything from even the Eisenhorn Trilogy OR Gaunt's Ghosts.April 6, 2008: Oh, well. Didn't really live up to THAT much expectation. Still a great book, but pans out much like all of Abnett's other books. He's really formulaic when it comes to his endings, I'm now forced to admit.In the end, it wasn't the book I would have written, but it was still very good.

  • Henry
    2018-12-06 04:33

    I loved this book also. The way that ravenor went rogue went worse then in eisenhorn, a very similar trilogy. in fact, even though we all knew it was gonna come, i really got pissed off at it. even so, the book was fantastic, i just got made at the characters decisions. The thing that really made the book for me was how unpredictable it was. in the third book of eisenhorn, i knew what was going to happen. i thought i would be able to tell in ravenor because they are very similar. i was wrong. at every turn. It also gives you multiple choices, and hints to you that each one is right. i love that.

  • Alfonso Junquera perez
    2018-12-06 10:49

    Llegamos al último volumen de la trilogía de Ravenor y su autor, Dan Abnett, nos demuestra que es el que mejor sabe describirnos el universo del Warhammer 40K. Villanos sin escrupulos con enormes recursos a su disposición, servidores del Caos infiltrados en las filas imperiales, Psionicos de gran poder, extraños mundos alienígenas y como no poderosos demonios de la disformidad. Todo ello servido con dinamismo y sin que decaiga el ritmo en ningún momento. ¿Qué más se puede pedir?

  • Jaque Thay
    2018-12-04 11:57

    I'm a big fan of Abnett, and he's an author I'd very much like to meet. This is the third offering in the Ravenor series and by this point he, like his predecessor Eisenhorn, is wandering the slippery slope towards radicalism.Some people don't like Abnett's vision of the 41st millennium; they call it implausible or "fluff-breaking", but for me it encapsulates the weirdness and the darkness of the universe while showing the strength of humanity too.

  • Adrian Collins
    2018-11-30 05:34

    What an absolutely cracking finish to the series! I loved this book and enjoyed every plot twist Abnett employed. The way he thinks, the way he envisages the outcome, I would pay a tremendous sum of money to sit in on one of his chapter planning sessions and see what a sic-fi genius' thought processes look like!

  • Michael
    2018-11-21 04:50

    Very satisfying conclusion to this trilogy. One extra star because it had Plus, the lampshading about squats (essentially space dwarfs that were removed from the tabletop game in the 90s because they were too silly) was hilarious.

  • Mike Kelley
    2018-12-12 05:37

    ot quite asgood as the first two but ell worth the read.

  • Jacobmullins42
    2018-11-27 11:58

    I personally thought that the imagery in this book was fantastic, and Dan Abnett is an amazing writer.

  • Brandon Hickey
    2018-11-17 10:46

    Ending left me feeling sad, but thankfully there is a new trilogy incoming from Abnett.

  • Mark Grant
    2018-12-06 11:36

    Good book By Abnett

  • Xeddicus
    2018-12-05 05:31

    Still needs some weapon on that chair that don't require mind-power! Sword lady went out dumbly, sadly. With that kind of thing being around you'd think they'd have some kind of testing.

  • Peter
    2018-11-19 06:44

    It was quite good, and I enjoyed it, but it wasn't as good as the second in the series.

  • Janne Järvinen
    2018-12-13 05:59

    An OK read. Better than the middle book of the series, but not as good as the first one, or other Abnett books. Mostly let down by a bad ending.

  • Jim
    2018-11-25 03:39

    Ravenor decides that the only way to do the best thing for the Imperium is to "go rogue": hand in his badge and cut himself off from the support of the Inquisition so he can try to win the day.

  • Beth
    2018-12-13 03:32

    A great book... with an ending that disappointed me. One of the last lines of the book stated that closure was overrated. The book certainly left me with less closure than I was looking for.