BoLS Book Club: Ynnari Crusade into Hammerhal

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This week, Ynnari, Crusades, and Hammerhal.

This week the Ynnari are moving right along, chasing down a rumor of the last cronesword on a mysterious Craftworld that has returned, but then in a couple of Omnibuses, we get battles across the Dark Imperium and a look inside the Mortal Realms.

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Rise of the Ynnari: Ghost Warrior (Hardback) $27

 

An Aeldari novel

When the long-lost Craftworld Ziasuthra reappears, Iyanna Arienal and Yvraine of the Ynnari lead an expedition to it in hope of retrieving the last cronesword. But why has the craftworld returned now, and can its inhabitants be trusted?

READ IT BECAUSE
It’s the first post-Gathering Storm Aeldari novel, and focuses on the new Ynnari faction and their quest to reunite the croneswords and awaken their god.

THE STORY
Still reeling from the advent of the Great Rift, and the ravages of the tyranids, the aeldari inhabitants of Iyanden are shocked when they receive a message from a long-lost craftworld. Missing for millennia, the craftworld of Ziasuthra has suddenly reappeared from its sanctuary in the warp, and its denizens wish to make contact. Led by the Spiritseer Iyanna and Yvraine, the Emissary of Ynnead, a small force of craftworld eldar head to Zaisuthra to open negotiations with their brethren. Behind their surface desire to help, however, Iyanna and Yvraine have a stronger motive, they are seeking the final cronesword, which could lie hidden behind ancient web portal on this craftworld. But how co-operative will the mysterious Ziasuthrans prove to be, or do they too have their own agenda?

Written by Gav Thorpe.

Crusade and Other Stories (Paperback) $8

Great fiction from the Dark Imperium

From a battle between the valiant Ultramarines and their plague-ridden Death Guard foes, to tales of alien enemies and the Imperium’s many brave defenders, this anthology brings together a collection of stories perfect for learning about the various factions of the Warhammer 40,000 universe – it’s your ideal first step into the adrenaline-fulled fiction of the 41st Millennium.

READ IT BECAUSE
It’s a hand-picked selection of stories designed to introduce you to both Warhammer 40,000 and Black Library fiction.

DESCRIPTION
Within this book you will find Crusade, a fantastic new novella from Andy Clark…

Sons of the primarch Roboute Guilliman, the Primaris Ultramarines are peerless warriors whose sworn duty is to protect mankind from the predations of the xenos and the foul traitors of the Heretic Astartes. In a galaxy riven by eternal war, they and the other armies of the Imperium are all that stand between mankind and damnation. Their ship damaged by warp storms, the Ultramarines of strike force Cassian make for Kalides Prime. They hope to find safe harbour to repair their craft before rejoining the Indomitus Crusade. Instead, the Primaris Space Marines discover a world reduced to rot and ruin by the plague-ridden warriors of the Death Guard.

Also within this book is a host of awesome short stories to give you a flavour of the many warring armies that exist within the worlds of Warhammer 40,000.

CONTENTS
The Lightning Tower by Dan Abnett
Sarcophagus by David Annandale
Crusade by Andy Clark
Extinction by Aaron Dembski-Bowden
A Sanctuary of Wyrms by Peter Fehervari
The Purity of Ignorance by John French
The Word of the Silent King by L J Goulding
The Lost King by Robbie MacNiven
Culling the Horde by Steve Parker
The Zheng Cipher by Josh Reynolds
Red & Black by James Swallow
Honour of the Third and Howl of the Banshee by Gav Thorpe

The novel is a 464 page paperback.

Hammerhal & Other Stories (Paperback) $8

Great fiction from the Mortal Realms

From the desperate defence of a city of Order against rampaging hordes of Chaos-tainted foes, to tales of Sigmar’s Stormcast Eternals, their trusted allies and their many hideous enemies, this anthology brings together a collection of stories perfect for learning about the various factions of the Mortal Realms, the setting of Warhammer Age of Sigmar – it’s your ideal first step into the adrenaline-fulled fiction of Black Library’s stories.

READ IT BECAUSE
It’s a hand-picked selection of stories and novel extracts designed to introduce you to both Warhammer Age of Sigmar and Black Library fiction.

DESCRIPTION
Within this book you will find Hammerhal, a fantastic new novella from Josh Reynolds:

Dark forces stir within the bowers of the mysterious Hexwood. A great warhost of Tzaangor beastkin, creatures devoted to Tzeentch, the Architect of Fate, defile the once-verdant lands of Ghyran. All that opposes them are the noble Stormcast Eternals of the Hallowed Knights. Reforged in resplendent sigmarite and wielding the lightning of Azyr, few can stand against these heroes. But Tzeentch’s followers are cunning, and as the Hallowed Knights wage bloody war, a second attack on the city of Hammerhal, which the Stormcasts are oath-sword to defend, is coming to pass. Both the warriors without and the hunters within the city must act fast or the truth about the Hexwood will undo everything they have fought so hard to protect.

Also within this book is a host of awesome short stories giving you a flavour of the many warring armies that exist within the worlds of Warhammer Age of Sigmar.

CONTENTS
The Keys to Ruin by David Annandale
Beneath the Black Thumb and Great Red by David Guymer
Heartwood by Robbie MacNiven
Assault on the Mandrake Bastion, Hammerhal and The Prisoner of the Black Sun by Josh Reynolds
Vengeance Eternal by Matt Westbrook

Plus excerpts from:
Eight Lamentations: Spear of Shadows and Skaven Pestilens by Josh Reynolds
Overlords of the Iron Dragon by C L Werner

The novel is a 512 page paperback.

Reading is like leading but with an R.

  • euansmith

    I like this idea of doing intro books. I might pick them to get a clearer idea of where GW are taking their settings.

    • benvoliothefirst

      For eight dollars, why not? I’m sold.

  • Kritarion

    Intros to the different factions of 40k
    Red and Black is a Sisters of Battle Story
    GW still thinks about Sisters as a Faction
    PLASTIC SISTERS CONFIRMED