Brothers of the Snake is a novel by Dan Abnett composed of seven short stories featuring the Damocles Squad of the Iron Snakes Space Marine Chapter. Iron Snakes . in Know No Fear by Dan Abnett; the insignia of Damocles’ company, the 6th, is a white figure-eight serpent, similar to the Iron. Brothers of the Snake Type Novel Series Iron Snakes Author Dan Abnett Publisher The Black Library Binding Hardcover Released June 26 Pages

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Each of the stories involves the members of Damocles being sent to take care of some enemy and often trying to overcome that foe.

It’s akin to introducing someone to Babylon 5 today, hyping it up and telling them of all it pioneered, only for it to seem like nothing special at first.

They are sworn to protect a particular region of space and are called upon to fight their way through various enemies, defending the human inhabitants. This is a favorite trope of Bookworm and is a very sentimental way to end a story. But he has a lot to do as a sergeant.

Other than that, it’s a great read!

As abnetr, the more watchman-esque nature of the Iron Snakes nrothers as if it would be a chance to focus on more commonplace threats. This Brother will likely remain tied to his squad until his own death, as such ‘seconds’ are not promoted out to command other squads.

This list includes all Iron Snakes short stories that were first published as part of a non-Iron Snakes centric release. Although, because it can become a bit geaphic in some parts, i’d recommend the book for anyone 13 and older. They are particularly skillful with the sea-lance, as part of a petitioner’s training on their homeworld of Ithaka involves the hunting and slaying of the large, predacious sea-wyrms native to the planet.


Their power armor is gunmetal and the Chapter’s symbol is a Triple-Hooped blue snake on a white background with thin red trim. Log in and join the community. Por el contrario me ha entretenido. Ithaka does possess significant landmass, including tropical islands and viciously cold polar regions. Though the Iron Snakes are able to deploy an acceptable number of vehicles, and also include Dreadnoughts and Librarians amongst their forces, the primacy of the combat squad means that they concentrate on infantry tactics sbake battle.

Damocles squad encounters a swift moving Daemon that is hidden from their equipment, only visible through the unaided naked eye. Throughout the course of the book, which comprises a series of interconnected short stories, we follow the career of Brother Priad, a Space Marine of the Iron Snakes chapter and the faithful Damocles Squad.

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Dan Abnett does an excellent job at portraying Warhammer and I’d gladly read any of his other novels. After returning to Ithaka, Priad relaxes his standards, just once, and renews his bond of brotherhood with his squad by diving the trench himself. Not just because it’s a series of episodes, neatly marked off by the “undertakings” they are about, but because at some points, the characters are info-dumping stuff that we just read in the last episode, albeit very neatly.

They are intentionally robotic and intentionally removed from humanity, but it lacks the additional elements which would benefit later sagas. An awesome story arch and timeless characters, if you have never picked up a Warhammer 40, book before in your life I highly recommend this one.

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The story has a very good flow and includes the neat little asides of story-telling and history making that are native to all Dan Abnett’s books. Others, such as the surprising ease in which a daemonic infestation enters a highly secure location without the detection of multiple highly trained psykers, never quite seem to work.

Log in and join the community. The result is an action-packed book which never loses sight of the humanity of it’s protagonists.


Brothers of the Snake

Priad is a Space Marine, a superhuman warrior in the far future, and the book opens with a world that summoned an Iron Snake to he I think it’s a fix-up.

The experimental style of writing the book was something which would be better refined with later tales, and as such at least some of this can be put down to adjusting to writing superhuman Knights Templar. He assures her that the Chapter intends no insult to Baal Solock, since “one warrior usually suffices,” which she has no trouble believing.

But Priad refuses to deem Damocles squad battle-ready after learning that the brothers under his command had undertaken a forbidden test – free-diving into a deep ocean trench. A particular problem is how the final crisis in question is very, very loosely linked to the initial story, but there is no narrative thread or suggested connection between the start and finish. There are at least five Notable squads within the Iron Snakes: After all you are a superior being.

Recalling the black dog from his first mission on Baal Solock, Priad and Damocles leaves the main force and head to Baal Solock to uncover the mystery.

Plus that bit introduces one of the best characters of the entire saga, even if we only see an extremely small amount of him, unfortunately. As of March consists of 1 novel with 4 additional short stories. My only tge is that the bo This is a solid 40K marine story from Dan Abnett.