This week’s been GW’s “Summer of Reading,” here are the collected stories.
This week GW had their “Summer of Reading” which was a series of short stories, each one tied to a larger series. These quick reads added character and detail and the opportunity to explore some of the other sides of popular tales, or even found some light hearted fun in one particular case. You can grab them all as a bundle now available at the Black Library. Pick that up and you’ll get:
via Warhammer Community
Grandfather’s Gift: This Horus Heresy Primarchs tale by Guy Haley focuses on Mortarion and his first real brush with the full fecund glory of Nurgle. It’s a sneak peek at what lies in store for the Death Guard primarch, and an idea of what approach Guy might take were he to write a novel about the Deathlord.
The Hardest Word: Grim and dark are usually good ways to describe Black Library stories, but this tale of Hamilcar Bear-Eater by David Guymer brings a bit of levity to the Mortal Realms as the self-styled greatest of all the Stormcast Eternals attempts to defend a vital fortress single-handed.
Shadows of Heaven: This tale is a return to one of the characters from Gav Thorpe’s classic aeldari novels, as Aradryan attempts to atone for his past sins in battle. A welcome return for a much loved character and felt like Gav coming home.
Death Warrant: Robbie MacNiven brings us a new tale of the vicious and brutal Carcharodons, seen through the eyes of a rogue trader whose salvation in the form of the heroic Adeptus Astartes turned into something rather less appealing and joyous…
Auction of Blood: It’s back to the Mortal Realms for this tie-in to Josh Reynolds’ forthcoming ‘Spear of Shadows’. It followed a servant of the Soulblight queen Neferata, sent to procure a dangerous artefact from an auction that proved to be even more dangerous, by some margin.
Pride and Fall: Lucius the Eternal, most recently seen in Ian St Martin’s ‘The Faultless Blade’, is back for a story focusing on one of the damned souls who is trapped in the immortal swordsman’s armour. How did he come to be there, and what was his tale? Take a new, personal look at the legend of Lucius.
Restorer: Preparations for the impending siege of Terra are continuing apace in this new Horus Heresy tale by Chris Wraight. But for Shiban Khan of the White Scars, things did not look promising. Could he be restored to fighting fitness before Horus’ arrival, or was he doomed? These are the questions answered in today’s final tale from the Summer of Reading.
These seven short stories each encapsulate a different part of their corner of the GWverse–with Lucius’ and Hamilcar Bear Eater’s stories giving us a different angle on traditional Black library fare. You can grab all seven stories for the price of five right now.
The Summer of Reading Bundle – $24.95
And remember, reading is fundamental. Except when it’s heresy.