Top positive review
Excellent book, but different.
Reviewed in the United States on April 24, 2018
I've read both the Eisenhorn and Ravenor series multiple times (and a lot of Dan Abnett's other Warhammer 40K novels), so I was excited to see this book was being published. I had already read some of the short stories included in this book so I was tempted to skip over them, but I didn't. I recommend you read them, thoroughly, before reading the actual novel. They will make it much more enjoyable. The short stories were all decent, as could be expected. They serve their purpose. However, the novel itself, The Magos, is excellent. I don't think it is as good as the original trilogy (but, maybe nostalgia has just made me partial to them), but it is a good book. The plot, while grand, lacks the size of the original novels. I still enjoyed it though, and I especially enjoyed the tie-ins with the short stories (hence, why you should read them). I read this entire book in one sitting without much trouble, in that it was good enough to keep me enraptured for so long. I would recommend it to any Warhammer 40K fan. You'll be more likely to enjoy this book if you're already very familiar with the Eisenhorn novels.