Shit sorry about the non 40k posts everyone. The tumblr mobile app can suck my dick.
Q:Never played the games or anything but Ive read a but of the lore and it sounds neat. What book should I start with?
Honestly there are a lot of places you could start. Its right up there with Trek/Star Wars, when it comes to the amount of lore from the universe. From the 3rd battle of Armageddon, which is pretty much Stalingrad in space (they even reference Chimeras driven straight from the factory line right into combat, unpainted. Just like in Stalingrad). To space Elves (Eldar).
Personally though. I’d recommend either
- Priests of Mars series
- Gaunt’s Ghost series
Both are good primers to the franchise. Giving view into the inner works of the Imperium. Plus they are just good stories.
I’d honestly recommend anything by Dan Abnet, the man is a fucking god.
but if we’re going for specific series,not including the ones my co-mod has given you, I’d pick.
- The Eisenhorn/Ravenor series
- The Ciaphas Cain series
Or if you want to know how allll this shit began.
- The Horus Heresy series
Also browse the wiki like a motherfucker and head to a used bookstore and try and find the 40k tabletop main codex.