It was developed by Kuju Entertainment and released in October The game is a first-person shooter , where the player takes the role of a Tau Fire Warrior named Shas'la Kais, seeking to rescue his leader and defend his race from the aggressive Imperium of Man and forces of Chaos. Eight multiplayer maps are included with the game, Deathmatch having its own, and Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag having their own. The story takes place over a period of 24 hours. The game begins with Kais' first mission, an attempt to rescue the Ethereal Ko'vash from Governor Severus. He infiltrates Severus' prison-fortress, and escapes with Ko'vash intact.
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Preview — Fire Warrior by Simon Spurrier. Fire Warrior Warhammer 40, by Simon Spurrier. Based on the popular Playstation 2 video game from THQ, this is the action-packed tale of a young Fire Warrior sworn to protect the enigmatic rulers of the benevolent Tau empire who are known as the Ethereals. When one powerful Ethereal crash lands behind Imperial lines, the young Fire Warrior is sent to rescue him.
But with the fierce troops of the Imperial Space Marines Based on the popular Playstation 2 video game from THQ, this is the action-packed tale of a young Fire Warrior sworn to protect the enigmatic rulers of the benevolent Tau empire who are known as the Ethereals.
But with the fierce troops of the Imperial Space Marines lying in wait, the success of the mission is far from assured. Get A Copy. Mass Market Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Warhammer 40, Other Editions 4. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Fire Warrior , please sign up.
Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Fire Warrior Warhammer 40, Jan 10, Gianfranco Mancini rated it really liked it Shelves: adaptions-tie-ins-novelizations , black-library , science-fiction , warhammer , videogames. My son, No expansion without equilibrium.
No conquest without control. Pursue success in serenity And service to the tau'va. With pride. Not as good as Simon Spurrier's Lord of the Night Warhammer novel, but this action-packed tale from the point of view of a Tau, and some other characters, many of them deliciously introduced just to be brutally killed in a few lines, was a nice read and a real breath of fresh air, with the main character and storyline gettin' better and better chapter until to the grim excellent ending.
The admiral remembered the firm alien grip on his shoulder, its accented voice in his ear. He shuddered. It slaughtered the bridge personnel, by the throne! It is a great warrior. Apr 15, Alexander Draganov rated it it was amazing. Fantastic novel. Why its rating here is so low, I honestly have no idea, although I suspect that Space Marines fanatics have downvoted the rating, like it happened with the Eldar Path novel series. Anyway, this book is absolutely great.
It has excellent developement of the main character and in the end of the story you really feal him as a real person - even if he is an alien from the distant future! The descriptions are very good and there is a healthy dose of horror in the novel, so it is not Fantastic novel.
The descriptions are very good and there is a healthy dose of horror in the novel, so it is not for those who are more squeamish.
And the battles - the battles are incredible, over the top action violence, first against human warriors and after that again hideous monsters. The final combat is shockingly good. You can tell that it was created for video game, but nevertheless it is amazing. I hope for more Tau books and keep my fingers crosses that Kais will reappear in future novels.
Sep 22, Callum Shephard rated it really liked it. As the body count rises Kais begins to question the driving ideology of his people and realises just how unforgiving the universe truly is. Yet with reinforcements from both sides arriving en mass, it becomes clear that someone is pulling strings… Despite having only written a handful of books for Black Library Spurrier shows distinct skill when writing about the Warhammer universe.
His narrative style manages to near perfectly balance out the rapid pacing of the conflict with surprising depth and makes the Tau feel alien without it causing you a headache trying to read it. The book frequently switches between human and xenos viewpoints to contrast the cultures and flesh out events, often using them as a chance to comment upon one another. He considers how this reflects upon human dominance in the galaxy and realises with each ship that is destroyed the Tau fleet is effectively committing a form of genocide.
These are not used in the same way authors like Graham McNeill would, to give events greater scope, but are instead utilised to give the book more flavour. Perhaps the best example of this is Tikoloshe, an insane dreadnought Kais encounters while fleeing a stricken vessel. None of this is to say that the central characters are badly written or overlooked.
Effectively bringing about the presence of every faction he needs to carry out his plans and having them play their role exactly when he needs them to. As such what he lacks in terms of a well rounded personality he makes up for being Governor Von Doom. The Ultramarines Captain Ardias is given a similar personality upgrade and has far more believable motivations for his disappearance during the initial battle with the Tau and actions during the second half of the novel.
While some descriptions to focus upon the age of the environments, particularly the corroded labyrinths of imperial battleships, others visibly lack this quality. This is a visible problem with Chaos. It is talked about as being a serious threat, a corrupting power in its own right.
However, its servants never manage to express how they have been fighting the Imperium for ten thousand years in any believable fashion. They frequently act juvenile rather than simply insane, make too many obvious errors even for fanatics; and lack the descriptions of mutations and equipment which might have helped express their prolonged lives.
It just seems to lack that storytelling spark authors like Ben Counter have when writing about ancient Chaotic aspects of the Warhammer universe. At the end of the day if you can forgive one or two minor discrepancies in the canon and the book skimming over aspects of Chaos usually emphasised in other novels, Fire Warrior is a solid read. Well worth your money and a must buy for any devoted Tau fan. Nov 15, Christian rated it really liked it.
This was a very solid Tau novel of a newbie Fire Warrior coming through the crucible of war much stronger than when we first went into it. The grim darkness of the far future demands that combatants be made of harder, darker stuff.
Spurrior does an excellent job making Tau culture different than Imperium culture and I really enjoyed reading about Tau battlesuits. That part was amazing! Mar 31, J. Stone rated it really liked it Shelves: owned. And yet, my opinions on this novel are strong enough that I want to scream them into the void, and that speaks to the strength of the work. Or my own vanity, there's always that. Know that I read the book and wrote this review prior to reading any other opinions, so the ideas expressed here are completely my own.
Spurrier's pager is the novelization of a video game based on the table top miniatures game Warhammer 40,, itself a futurized take on the fantasy themed table top miniatures game Warhammer. Maybe there's a radio drama in there too. Point is, this endeavor was financed with one goal in mind; merchandising.
The odds are laughably stacked against an immersive, thoughtful, even coherent experience emerging from this narrative, yet I believe Spurrier pulls it off so congratulations to him.
Based on this, I'm more than open to seeing what he can do with more creative control. Still, the cracks of this novel's origins do show. Oh, the boss fights. It disappointingly breaks immersion, but what can you say. You knew this was going to be an issue from the outset, so if it upsets you, don't go looking for someone else to blame.
Annoying as this flaw is, it could easily have been this novel's defining characteristic but it's not. Instead of being just another science fantasy advertisement stuffed to the gills with throat ripping action, unrestrained prose, and mind shattering, testosterone fueled escapism, "Fire Warrior Mass Market Paperback " is all of these things PLUS a convincing character arc and perhaps a touch of cogent social commentary, if one cares to look.
One of these comments lies in what might appear to be a flaw in Spurrier's word choice, which is the repetition of the word "ugly. Instead we're stuck with plain, stark, uncomplicated and uninteresting "ugly.