BL: Fabius Bile: Primogenitor Now Available


Black Library is back with a new limited edition book – Fabius Bile takes center stage in Primogenitor!

via Black Library

Fabius Bile: Primogenitor (Limited Edition) $65.00


A Warhammer 40,000 novel

Exiled into the depths of the Eye of Terror for his dark deeds, former Emperor’s Children Apothecary Fabius is drawn back to the Imperium in search of a secret that could be the key to saving his misbegotten life…


It’s the start of a brand new series of twisted tales from the mind of an author for whom depraved antiheroes are his bread and butter. And Fabius’ vile experiments and complete lack of morality make for a deeply entertaining – albeit monstrously disturbing – tale.

He is known by many names – Clonelord, Manflayer, Primogenitor. He is the epitome of deceit and perversion, and feared by man and monster alike. Once the Chief Apothecary of the Emperor’s Children, the madman known as Fabius Bile possesses a knowledge of genetic manipulation second to none. Now a renegade among renegades, he is loathed by those he once called brother, and even the most degraded of Chaos Space Marines fear his name. Exiled for his dark experiments, Bile has retreated deep into the Eye of Terror, leaving a trail of twisted abominations in his wake. But when a former student brings word of the ultimate prize for the taking, Bile is unable to resist being drawn once more into the cauldron of war. For in seizing this prize, Fabius Bile might yet discover the one secret his has been unable to unlock… the secret which will prevent his inevitable doom.

Written by Josh Reynolds


If you miss out on the Limited Edition version, you can pick the the standard edition instead:

Fabius Bile: Primogenitor


Also, if you’re picking up a gift from Black Library for Christmas be sure to check their handy “Last Chance” Shipping page to see if it will arrive on time as a gift:

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I wonder what the ol’ Tall Man of the Emperor’s Children has been up to…

  • SilentPony

    Hmmm…let me guess: Grrr, punch, bang bang, Chaos, Chaos, geneseed, Primarch, Secrets, Chaos Secrets, bang bang, punch, Grrr, Secrets, Credits.

    • Nope, not at all. In fact, Josh’s previous Fabius story (out as an audio drama) has a bunch of humor and mad genius stuff going on.

      Don’t expect all bolter action and grrr bang bang anymore. With company policy changed and authors able to pitch again and have more creative freedom than writing marketing brochures, things have gotten a lot more interesting again.

      • SilentPony

        Fabius Bile: Repairer of Ruin? ’cause that was all bolter action and grim growly men growling grimly.

        • I’d recommend listening to it again, because the action was pretty much entirely in the background, whereas the focus was on Fabius monologuing, or dictating to his braindamaged World Eater thrall, rambling about his role, his ambitions and genius. It was a character piece with the absolute minimum degree of action.

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  • 6Cobra

    If I was going to plump for a $$$$ limited edition hardcover, I’m not sure I’d want it to be this one..

    – “Oh, what’s that big book on your shelf? The one that.. looks like it’s bound in flayed human skin..?”

    – “Oh that’s just a story about a guy who dissects people alive and makes them into freakish living monsters. Kinda’ like the movie ‘Human Centipede’ but even worse. And don’t worry.. that’s not *real* human skin.”

    -“Ok there Hannibal.. I.. uh, gotta go.”