Path of the Warrior written by Gav Thorpe is the first book in the Path of the Eldar Series. It follows Korlandril, starting from the Path of the Artisan, to and through. Gav Thorpe . Death was no stranger to those that trod the Path of the Warrior. turned to Ulthanesh, second greatest warrior of the eldar, sword-bearer, raven-. Bellarius takes a look at the first installment of the recently ended Path of the Eldar series by Gav Thorpe and published by Black Library.

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Gav Thorpe has been with Games Workshop for years and written about the universe extensively. Path of the Seer Path of the Eldar. I would advise for those who own it keeping the codex nearby when reading this book not because Gav uses jargon in order to appreciate how accurate the image of Eldar life this book creates is in reference to the codex fluff. And I certainly enjoyed it to a degree, enough at least that I am looking forward to continuing with the rest of the series.

Also, the additon of the Phoenix Lords in this book was amazing! Nov 27, Patrick Hayes rated it liked it. Sep 23, Bibotot rated it it was ok. More than ten thousands years ago, their interstellar empire essentially imploded in a catastrophic event that saw their numbers and their strength decimated.

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My only issue is how fast things progress for the protagonist. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. There are a lot of flashbacks, which some folks may find bav, especially since they are often in-line, one para to the next you jump tnorpe one POV to another. Seriously, the book bogs down itself thanks to the single-mindedness nature of every single Aspect of the Eldar warrior. The book didn’t have a plot, rather it was a collection of incidents that didn’t have much to do with one another. I also disliked many of the characters.


He is too conceited, too focused on himself to ever truly consider an outsider perspective.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. I highly enjoyed watching how each of the characters interacted and learning each of their paths. I thoroughly enjoyed the presentation of the Warror race – it’s just a shame that the story and characters did not live warior to the world building. The secondary characters are, mostly, just a fancy name and no real substance.

Because I do not have an extensive past in Warhammer 40k, I cannot comment much upon the book, but in terms of plot, I found myself somewhat disappointed at the conclusion of the thorpf. Powered by WordPress Designed by: Log in and join the community.

Escorted back to Alaitoc, Korlandril is healed upon the Craftworld, though to a heated mental battle that threatens his control over his War-mask ; the ability of a warrior to differentiate between how one must act in times of peace as well as war.

Maybe Aradryan will be cool but I don’t think I can get through patth whole book dealing with her ratchedness to get there. The different Paths, the exodites versus the true Eldar, the methods of waging war, the way in which the Eldar constantly fight against the temptation of She Who Thirsts – all of this is magnificent.

Overall, as said, I did enjoy this book — but with the caveat that I would only recommend it for people very interested in Eldar society, and caution them against high expectations. I have very, very mixed opinions about this novel.

He is uncertain and angry at the world around him, always attempting to force it to conform to his wishes rather than going with the flow and accepting what is placed before him.


Path of the Warrior (Warhammer 40, : Eldar, book 1) by Gav Thorpe

If this is what’s going on, then I am extremely disappointed. Fantastic novel, rich in every way. Get to Know Us. Let this be made clear — this would be the equivalent of attacking major imperial sector command base.

The book also felt rushed when it came to progression of the main character. It is interesting to see the different Paths these three will take, and how it changes their relationships. We get some lovely bits of how the el If you’re looking for a novel to give some depth to the Eldar race of warhammer 40K, then this is the book you’re looking for.

Bought this as a gift. Not to mention I loved the openings which showed the Eldar’s religion, and how fhorpe fluff it brought and it does not get ib the way of the story, it gives it depth, a strong foundation.

Path of the Warrior

However what really drags this book down though is the bits surrounding the humans themselves. It gives a good glimpse into the Craftworld of the Eldar and the path of the Striking Scorpion. Nov 09, Jimmy ;ath it liked it Shelves: Since the next book is all about her, my interest for the series dies a sudden death. Gav Thorpe is getting better and better! Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. May 01, Abhinav rated it really liked it Shelves: Also wrrior novels have had alien races as sympathetic characters if not the protagonist: