Reliant121 wrote:On that note, is there any sites you would recommend to get to know more of the universe? or any books?
is a 40K Wiki, with a fair bit of info there.
Sadly, well detailed sites are hard to come by. GW are pretty totalitarian about their copyrights, and clamp down on fan sites hard. Just look at the massive disclaimer at the bottom of any Lexicanum page and you'll see why there are damn few 40K sites about.
Books are a bit difficult. Unlike most universes, 40K is fully fleshed out. The books cover everyone from soldiers to starship captains to secret agents to police officers. Finding somewhere to start can be a bit difficult.
One series I'd recommend is the Gaunt's Ghosts series by Dan Abnett. Abnett is considered one of the best writers in the Black Library, and the GG series is excellent. It gives you a nice introduction to the Imperial Guard, giving you a perspective on the universe from the eyes of those at the bottom.
The Eisenhorn series by Abnett is another good one. It concerns the Inquisition, and has some excellent info on the Imperium. If you can get it, I'd recommend starting here.Execution Hour
and Shadow Point
by Gordon Rennie concern starship combat, and are both excellent novels.
The Ciaphas Cain novels by Sandy Mitchell are excellent, but I'd strongly
advise staying away from them until you've already got a good grounding in the universe. The Cain novels are excellent books, but they're are more humourous take on the universe and so aren't good for getting into 40K. I would advise picking them up once you've read a few other books though, as they're brilliant.
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