After a few of their upcoming titles “snuck onto the Internet,” GW “snuck into the Black Library” to bring us a preview.
That’s right, here’s more details on those upcoming novels that were making the rounds not long ago. Primarchs abound, of course, but the Dark Angels are getting some time in the spotlight, alongside Nagash who is poised to oppose Sigmar and reignite the fires of war as “the dead wage war on the living” but, this is a dubious claim. Sigmar’s forces are definitely undead.
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First up is ‘Soul Wars’, a new Warhammer Age of Sigmar novel by Josh Reynolds. Though this cover isn’t final, it’s a good one, with the Lord of Undeath himself brooding on his throne. But what could be happening inside the covers? Well, it seems that after his involvement in the Realmgate Wars, Nagash has finally decided to reopen old wounds and start up his feud with Sigmar again, and the dead wage war on the living once more…
You know the drill, big scary Skellington decides to go to war with all life, disparate creatures unite to everyonefit it into society, teach it how to wear clothes like a people. The living learn about the dead, the dead learn what it means to be truly alive, and everyone learns a little something about the power of cooperation.
Or endless war.
Meanwhile, in the 41st Millennium, Phil Kelly is waging a ‘War of Secrets’. With a title and art like that, it could only be the Dark Angels involved, couldn’t it…? It seems that this novel will show us how the sons of the Lion get on with the Primaris Space Marines, as this tale is set in the Dark Imperium, and sees the Dark Angels battling the resurgent T’au Empire in the shadow of the Great Rift.
I’m excited to see the T’au make an appearance. Going to just take this offhand mention as confirmation that they are resurgent and interpret that wildly out of context. Now. On to Huns! In! Spaaaaaaaaaaaace!
Of course, the Primarchs series will be getting some new instalments as well, notably Chris Wraight’s second entry in the series, ‘Jaghatai Khan: The Warhawk of Chogoris’, which features a seriously brooding take on the Khan. We’ve seen Chris write about the Khan of Khans in the Horus Heresy itself (in ‘Scars’ and ‘The Path of Heaven’), but now we go back to the Great Crusade, and the birth of the Librarius program. The White Scars, with their own unique form of warrior-mysticism, have no truck with warpcraft – so how will the Khan react to the Space Marine Legions using psykers? Not well, we’d guess…
I’m sure it’s fine. Jagatai Khan seems like such a reasonable gentleman. A real upstanding sort who’s willing to live and let live.
There’s more Josh Reynolds too, as he’s written a novel starring everyone’s favourite Space Wolves mischief maker. The aptly titled ‘Lukas the Trickster’ follows on from Josh’s previous tales starring the Fenrisian troublemaker (the short story ‘A Trick of the Light’ and audio drama ‘The Art of Provocation’) and promises serious mayhem as the Drukhari land on Fenris itself and Lukas finds himself up against a foe who may be a match for him – the villainous Duke Sliscus.
So there you have it. A look at what’s in store for The Black Library in the coming months. Enjoy.
And remember, the Emperor defines reading as fundamental and mandatory.