Black Library: New Releases – 4-8-17

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Sisters of Battle take the center stage in this week’s release from the Black Library…

Sisters of Battle get a new novel this week. Plus a look at some of the upcoming new releases for May and July…

via Warhammer Community

Cult of the Warmason$27.00

On the shrine world of Lubentina, one of the holiest planets of the Imperium, dedicated to a hero from the Age of Heresy, civil unrest and rumours of sinister, four-armed monsters spur the Sisters of Battle into action against numberless foes.

READ IT BECAUSE
The Sisters of Battle of the Adepta Sororitas are thrown into action as a devastating alien threat brings warfare to one of the holiest worlds of the Imperium.

THE STORY
In a galaxy teeming with alien aggressors, nothing unites the Imperium more than the worship of the immortal God-Emperor. Without the shining light of his divinity, travel through the stars would not be possible, and humanity would be swallowed by darkness. The shrineworld of Vadok attracts billions of pilgrims who visit to reaffirm their faith, and catch a glimpse of the sacred relic held in its great cathedral. But the reach of man’s enemies is long, and when civil unrest breaks out, and rumours of four-armed monsters abound, the Adepta Sororitas tasked with defending the world must face the fight of their lives. For they are few, but their enemies are numberless.

Perturabo: Hammer of Olympia (Limited Edition) (April)

Perturabo, mercurial primarch of the Iron Warriors, hears of turmoil on the world where he was raised, and abandons the crusade to return home and save his people.

THE STORY
Born to a life of political conflict, Perturabo was always considered a child prodigy among the people of Olympia – indeed, his philosophical and scientific works were beyond compare. But then, after his rediscovery by the Emperor and decades of thankless military campaigning on the Great Crusade, the primarch begins to resent his Legion’s place in the Imperium. When word reaches him of turmoil on his adoptive home world, he orders the Iron Warriors to abandon their campaign against the alien hrud and crush this emerging rebellion by any means necessary…

Written by Guy Haley

ABOUT THIS EDITION
Exclusive to blacklibrary.com, this lavish Limited Edition includes the following features:

– 208-page hardback novel encased in a magnetic presentation box
– Dark grey cover with silver foil
– Spine is wrapped with cloth with silver foil
– A black marker ribbon and gilt-edged pages
– Matt laminated covers include a crop of unique artwork which is reproduced in full in the interior.
– Each copy is uniquely numbered from an edition of 2,500.

Primarchs: Lorgar (Limited Edition) (July)

Long before he brought Chaos and war to the Imperium, the primarch Lorgar was raised on the world of Colchis, used as a weapon by the xealot Kor Phaeron in his bid to control the whole world. But Lorgar’s destiny was far greater…

THE STORY
On the world of Colchis, mighty religions rule a decaying society in the name of absent gods – until the arrival of Lorgar. Primarch, prophet, leader of destiny, the Golden One is raised by Kor Phaeron, priest of the Covenant, to be his weapon in a quest for power. As religious war spreads across the planet, spearheaded by the Brotherhood of Lorgar, the primarch is plagued by visions of the future and the coming of the Emperor. To find his place in this new order, he must reach balance between the teachings of his adopted father Kor Phaeron, and the fate that he knows awaits him among the stars.

Written by Gav Thorpe

ABOUT THIS EDITION
Exclusive to blacklibrary.com, this lavish Limited Edition includes the following features:
– 240 page hardback novel encased in a magnetic presentation box
– Grey cover with gold foil
– Spine is wrapped with cloth with gold foil
– A black marker ribbon and gilt-edged pages
– Matt laminated covers include a crop of unique artwork which is reproduced in full in the interior.
– Each copy is uniquely numbered from an edition of 2,500.

One day, there will be a bestselling novel about a faithful Librarian (not the Space Marine kind) who just checks out books and is a hero of the Imperium. Until that day…

Reading is fundamental, as long as it’s not heretical. To be safe though, you should try to forget everything you read…

  • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

    nice to see Sisters get a mention. Sisters of Battle vs Genestealer Cult would make a great starter set, and they could re-use the GS sprues from Deathwatch Overkill.

    • Just fyi, Sisters were also part of the prologue of the Legends of the Dark Millennium: Genestealer Cults novel by Peter Fehervari (which was bloody amazing). The meat of the book is set long after that prologue, though.

      • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

        Ta, will look out for that one.

  • Logan Miller

    Am I missing which novel features the Sisters ov Silence or did our esteemed article author make a typo? I am THRILLED Sororitas are getting a new novel but would also love to see a Silent Sisters novel since their activities since the heresy are pretty vague…

    • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

      typo I think

      • Jay Arr

        Busted! Good catch, thank you. 🙂 Too many more of those and they’ll revoke my poetic license.

    • Well, the Sisters of Silence post-Heresy had their story told in The Beast Arises (from Watchers in Death to Shadow of Ullanor).

      To summarize: They got disillusioned with the way the Imperium changed, went into exile, scrapped their oaths of silence and lived in hidden seclusion. They returned, renewed their oaths in front of the Golden Throne, and then basically went extinct to defeat the Beast, and weren’t refounded in the aftermath. Few Inquisitors even knew they still existed somewhere by that point.

      So how the Imperium suddenly has new Sisters of Silence at the ready now when even Gregor Eisenhorn had trouble re-establishing a null-maiden force for the Inquisition is… unclear.