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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This list includes all Iron Snakes short stories that were first published as stand alone quick reads, e-shorts, brlthers, or are included in special edition releases or exclusive timed releases.

The book has a heavy Greek influence to it that gave this world 38, years in the future a warm and familiar feeling. With each story we learn just a little more about this lesser known Chapter.

This theme turned out only to appear in a couple of the short stories cobbled together to make this novel, and the rest of it was just standard issue chest thumping bolter porn. There is a much closer link between the upper echelons and standard marines than you might expect, but Abnett manages brotheds make this work. There is a much closer link between the upper echelons and standard marines than you might expect, but Abnett manages to make this work.

The format is a little unusual and I had doubts at first but on the whole I thought it turned out pretty great. The thing I found fascinating is the culture and traditions of the Chapter and how much they have diverged from their progenitors. It also gives each story the feel of watching or in this case reading an episode of a TV show, heck I can easily see this novel be used as a Series on something like Netflix or something like that. A common criticism of other books was that the marines shown there were often all too human, and lacked the more noted mental reshaping the lore stressed.

Of course, the petitioners that manage to win a place in a Notable squad are likely to be the best of their generation. This book is a collection of short stories about a group of Space Marines superhuman soldiers who are constantly being sent on perilous missions to tackle impossible odds.

As such, the more watchman-esque nature of the Iron Snakes seemed as if it would be a chance to focus on more commonplace threats. He is at his best when dealing with the monsters, ocean and culture of the Ocean world of the Iron Snakes.

With the re-release of the novel in softcover, now seemed like the best time to discuss this story. She wryly replies that she will know who to call if it does. As his victories and failures are weighed up, his fate will be decided. Meanwhile, the Iron Snakes of Bbrothers have sworn a pledge to protect the Reef Stars from ruin, at whatever cost.


With only mere pages seperating each fight scenethe action snakke this book would be enough to satisy even the most picky of readers. Mar 28, Andy Phillips rated it it was amazing. You can almost be certain that Chaos will be the ultimate villain of the work, forsaking Xenos threats or even civil wars.

During the journey, Petrok becomes sick and lapses into a coma, but contacts Priad in his dreams, having unraveled the mystery: The Dark Eldar although not portrayed quite as torturous as they are famed for beingsome Chaos cultists of a certain god that goes well with milk, the Greenskins in all their awesome insanity, Daemons, and even some non-codex compliant Space Marine culture.

The bread and butter of the Warhammer 40′ setting.

Brothers of the Snake

Oct 07, Paulo “paper books always” Carvalho rated it really liked it Shelves: Some of the th moments with the marines which depict their superhuman nature are around more commonplace people. Plus that bit introduces one of the best characters of the entire saga, even if we only see an extremely small amount of him, ssnake. Yet during the act the Daemon stays still long enough for the Iron Snakes to rip into and kill it with bolter fire.

Ok, not what I’d usually read; a colleage made me. Its unique setting and narrative makes it stand out among other books and is a fun and thrilling adventure. 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.

One of a multitude of units dispatched by the chapter to secure and patrol their territories, the squad is tasked with intercepting threats and answering calls for help.

This is due to the way in which the Iron Snakes field their new recruits. After three years there is no books in sight depicting more Iron Snakes or Dark Eldars Each saga can be read independently and perhaps that was the intention when they were first written.

Da igual lo que sean y por lo que luchen. Nov 04, Dam rated it really liked it Shelves: I think that when you are a superhuman and have the weight of the safety of the universe on your shoulders you must have some distance from the rest of humanity.

Using fill-in annett for many stories and an outsider’s viewpoint for the opening arc, combined with the time-skip, makes it feel far too divided in places. While this is intended to carry out the strengths cited above, the nature of it undermines this somewhat.


Other than that, it’s a great read! He adjusts to the role of leader a little too easily, and learns his lessons as just part of the overall events rather than having any distinct turning point. However they must alter their mission and destroy the deposit rather than liberate it, once they realise a Chaos artifact is buried deep inside the oil.

Brothers of the Snake (Novel) – Warhammer 40k – Lexicanum

borthers The Iron Snakes of Ithaka are a anett of the fabled Space Marines, and while they, like all other Space Marines, are responsible for slaying the enemies of the Emperor of Mankind, they have taken a small sector of space known as the Reef Stars as their special protectorate, and do everything within their power to shield the hundreds of planets within from the many evils of the galaxy. He brohhers her that the Chapter intends no insult to Baal Solock, since “one warrior usually suffices,” which she has no trouble believing.

Return to Book Page. Back in the capital city, Antoni is taken aback to learn that Priad is ranked an “ordinary” Battle-Brother. Everything from Inquisitors to Imperial nobility displays a distance through a number of narrative means.

The relief force launches a surprise attack and manages to buy enough time for Seydon’s force to break out, and the chapter pulls out of Ganahedarak to consolidate its forces.

Brothers of the Snake (Literature) – TV Tropes

I remember that the movie had been released a couple of months before and so I made a connection This book is a collection of short stories but all of them tied together depicting the adventures of an Iron Snake Space Marine called Priad. And having thus been introduced to him, we see the rest of his tale through his eyes.

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. That gives Abnett abit of creative freedom to tackle the mythologies and attitudes of the chapter without an expectation from the reader about how they ‘should be’ portrayed.

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