BoLS Book Club: Tanks For The New Releases

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This week, three Black Library Novels and a world of tanks.

That’s right, it’s time to forget about the human component of Warhammer 40k, that just is sad, and full of flesh, which is inferior. Why read about humans when you could instead read about beautiful, perfect tanks instead? Yeah, I don’t know either. Get yourself sorted.

via the Black Library

The Silent War$30

A Horus Heresy anthology

Across the galaxy, war rages… but while great battle and heroic deeds form the backbone of the war, the conflict extends much further, into darkness and shadow…

READ IT BECAUSE
The mysterious Malcador the Sigillite and his secretive minions take centre stage in a collection of short stories – plus one novella – that expand the Horus Heresy into the darkness with thrilling tales of subterfuge and treachery, many of them in print for the first time.

THE STORY
While loyalist and traitor forces clash on a thousand battlefields across the galaxy, a very different kind of war is being fought in the shadows – a war of subtlety and subterfuge, unknown to many, but one that surely holds the key to victory for either side. Rogal Dorn and his Legion prepare to defend the Solar System against the armies of Warmaster Horus, even as Malcador the Sigillite charges his many agents and spies with missions of the utmost secrecy. The future of the Imperium is being shaped by unseen hands…

Audiobook running time 14 hours 2 minutes. Narrated by Jonathan Keeble.

This edition contains:
The Watcher by C Z Dunn
Child of Night, Grey Angel & Templar by John French
The Gates of Terra by Nick Kyme
Luna Mendax & Wolf Hunt by Graham McNeill
The Purge by Anthony Reynolds
Army of One & Distant Echoes of Old Night by Rob Sanders
Ghosts Speak Not, Lost Sons & Patience by James Swallow
The Sigillite by Chris Wraight

Baneblade$27

A Warhammer 40,000 novel

The crew of the Baneblade Mars Triumphant wage bitter war against the orks for the fate of the Kalidar system – but old rivalries threaten to doom them all.

READ IT BECAUSE
It’s fast-paced, hard-hitting action based around one of the mightiest battle tanks in the galaxy – and Guy Haley does a fantastic job with not only the crew of the Baneblade, but their ork enemies too, making this a fascinating look at battle from both sides.

THE STORY
By the blessing of the Omnissiah was the Mars Triumphant born – from the forges of the Adeptus Mechanicus, the mighty Baneblade super-heavy battle tank comes to bring death and destruction to the foes of the Imperium. As part of the Paragonian 7th Company, Honoured Lieutenant Marken Cortein Lo Bannick commands the venerable war machine in a bitter war against the orks in the Kalidar system. As the campaign grinds on it begins to take its toll upon his crew, and old clan prejudices from the regiment’s home world arise once more. In a war which cannot be won by force of arms alone, such division may prove to be their undoing.

Written by Guy Haley

Shadowsword$27

A Warhammer 40,000 novel

The crew of the Baneblade Cortein’s Honour are attached to a Shadowsword company. and thrown into a battle for the fate of entire star systems.

READ IT BECAUSE
Guy Haley returns to tank action in a new tale of Honoured Lieutenant Bannick and his crew, weaving a tight and twisty tale as they face not only cunning enemies, but their own doubts about mankinds place in the galaxy.

THE STORY
Arriving in the Geratomro warzone, Honoured Lieutenant Bannick and the crew of the Baneblade Cortein’s Honour are assigned as close support to a company of Shadowsword Titan hunters as they find themselves thrust into a deadly battle for the fate of three star systems. New and deadly allies throw into doubt all that Bannick has been told of the Imperium, while threatening not only his life, but also his soul…

Written by Guy Haley

Baneblades have a rich internal life full of complex desires. Who would’ve thunk.

  • You can never have too many tanks…

  • Always need more tanks…

  • sethmo

    Baneblade is fantastic btw.

  • af

    It’s cute that they conveniently name the book exactly like the box you can buy, as opposed to, say, the slightly more literary “Mars Triumphant” or “Titan Hunters” or something like that.

    I want a book titled “Vostroyan with Plasma Gun”, or even better, “Cadians (5 models)”! It’d be very avant garde.