GW: Eisenhorn Returns With A New Novel

The next chapter in the epic saga of Inquisitor Eisenhorn is coming – Dan Abnett is back with The Magos!

Inquisitor Eisenhorn is coming back in Novel form with a new book from Dan Abnett. It’s been 15 years since the last installment of the Eisenhorn series and other than appearing in Pariah, it’s been all quiet on the Inquisitor’s front. So how did this new book come about and what the heck is going on? Well Games Workshop brought in Dan Abnett himself to talk about it:

via Warhammer Community

Dan Abnett“The Magos is a brand new Eisenhorn novel… and one I didn’t expect to write.  This epic volume gathers together all the Eisenhorn short stories that have appeared over the years, several of which haven’t been in print before. But it’s not just an anthology for completists. There’s an entire, new, full-length novel here too, one which ties together many elements from those short stories to become the unexpected fourth book in what was previously the Eisenhorn trilogy. Hunting for heresy in the remote worlds of the Imperium, Gregor Eisenhorn must confront the truth about himself: who is the real heretic? And, in this life-or-death struggle, who is the hunter and who is the hunted? Essential reading for all fans of the Eisenhorn and Ravenor series.”


If you have no idea who Inquisitor Eisenhorn is you should check out his Trilogy available from Black Library. You can also get a brief summary of his exploits on the Lexicanum.

Gregor Eisenhorn

Gregor Eisenhorn was a renowned Inquisitor of the Ordo Xenos, active during the third and fourth centuries of M41.

Initially a Puritan of the Amalathian faction, Eisenhorn’s ideology would alter over the course of his career so dramatically towards RadicalXanthism that other members of the Inquisition would consider him possibly heretical. Indeed, Eisenhorn has officially been considered a rogue agent at least twice in his Inquisitorial career, only to be proved righteous both times.



When Eisenhorn stares at the Abyss…the Abyss blinks.

  • Xodis

    Just a heads up, HumbleBundle has a special going for all the WH-RPG2e classic books going on for PDF. Just an FYI.

    • IronGryphon

      I say this, and to be honest, I am more interested in the 30% coupon for Cubicle 7, so I can get the Loremaster’s book for the Middle-Earth Adventures rpg.

    • Muninwing


      • Xodis
        • Muninwing

          awesome. thanks.

          there’s a ton of stuff here!

          on one hand, ideally i’d rather own physical copies of these books…

          on another hand, i don’t know if i’ll ever use them…

          on a third hand (kill the mutant!) i feel like, as a gamer of sufficient age, i should already have read these, and this is an easy means to an end…

          • Xodis

            Yeah I went ahead and grabbed them just to have them (legally lol). Good reading regardless if I actually play it.

  • Kevin Maloney

    It sounds like at last, we’re getting the Ravenor vs Eisenhorn novel we were waiting for.

    • eMtoN

      We can only hope.

  • SilentPony

    Didn’t they both die like….750+ years ago according to canon? If I recall correctly they both were dead well before the First War of Armageddon

    • Crevab

      Well Ravenor was kinda first to encounter Nids so I doubt we’ll be seeing any Primaris in the story’s background

    • Wolf-Assassin

      dying have never stopped the inquisition.

    • Tyr

      Yeah, so? I mean, they havent died within their stories yet. If they had, then itd be an issue, but as it is right now, we just know theyre dead in the current timeline… but we dont know how. We dont know what happened between the last novels and their deaths either. By that logic, we wouldnt have the HH novels either. I mean, we all know Horus killed the Emperor, right? 😛

  • I’ve waited what, 5 years for Penitent, and Dan writes another Eisenhorn novel that isn’t that… Amazing.

  • euansmith

    Eisenhorn might have a new novel, but it doesn’t look like he is willing to share it with anyone.

    • palaeomerus

      Forge World books, bigger and more expensive than Black Libary and made from lambs and precious metals.

      • georgelabour

        That’s not what they meant when they said it was made from kid skin, and gold.


      • euansmith

        That cracked me up. Thanks.

    • luke-vdv

      Oh you.

  • Damistar

    While I appreciate a new Eisenhorn novel, I would rather Dan Abnett wrapped up the Gaunts Ghosts series. I guess he writes as the muse strikes him.

    • Henry Clayton

      Warmaster is out in a few months the next book in Gaunt’s series… and why does he even have to “wrap it up” the series is incredible and could potentially run for many more years!

      • Severius_Tolluck

        Because Sean Bean is getting too old to play Shar.. I mean Gaunt when they make the movies…

        • K-Hole

          Good point though.

  • Dennis J. Pechavar


  • georgelabour

    As happy as I am to hear about this and a new Gaunt novel I’m still a bit dissapointed.

    Mostly because I was really looking forward to a sequel to Pariah. Not to mention my vain hope for a follow up to Titanicus.

    Still I’m sure it’ll have a lot of time devoted to the henchmen that server the Inquisitor, and that’s always a good thing.

  • palaeomerus

    What the hell happened the Bequin trilogy?

  • Gregor Eisenhorn

    I return to you now, in your most dire times. Rejoice, or face the wrath of Cherubael…