Vampires, Rogue Traders, & Primarchs, Oh My

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January 2018 is going to be full of a motley crew of characters who are all ready and waiting to find adventure and…friendship? Let’s find out.

Take a look at what January has in store for the Black Library. We’ve got two Primarchs, which includes a new book on Ferrus Manus: The Gorgon of Medusa, which seems redundant, as well as Fulgrim getting a non-limited edition release celebrating his turn as the Palatine Phoenix, where he and the Emperor’s Children take on the world. On top of that, take a look at the Grey Knights, Alpha Legion, Corsairs, and a fantastic omnibus of Rogue Trader tales and Vampiric vignettes.

via The Black Library

Ferrus Manus: The Gorgon of Medusa (Ltd.)

Primarchs Book 7
Only 2,500 available

With the Great Crusade drawing to a close, and a Warmaster to be chosen from among the primarchs, Ferrus Manus takes command of a failing campaign to prove that he is the man for the role.

READ IT BECAUSE
It’s not too often you get to read about the infamously dead primarch, what with his unfortunate demise taking place at the start of the Heresy – so this should be fascinating!

THE STORY
The Great Crusade has swept across half the galaxy, a million human worlds now embracing the truth and reason that comes with allegiance to the rule of Terra. But even such unparalleled success comes at a cost. Rumours abound that the Emperor plans to step back from the Crusade and raise one of his primarch sons to lead in his stead. Faced with the bitterly non-compliant human empire of Gardinaal and a leaderless host of Ultramarines, Thousand Sons and Emperor’s Children at his Legion’s command, the Iron Hands primarch Ferrus Manus decides to make an example that even the Emperor cannot ignore.

Written by David Guymer

ABOUT THIS EDITION
Exclusive to blacklibrary.com, this lavish Limited Edition includes the following features:
– 208-page hardback
– Magnetic presentation box with grey soft-touch cover and silver foil
– Cloth-wrapped spine with silver foil
– Black marker ribbon and silver 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.

Fulgrim the Palatine Phoenix

Primarchs Book 6

Seeking a new challenge and a mighty triumph, Fulgrim – prideful primarch of the Emperor’s Children – sets out to conquer a world with just seven warriors by his side…

READ IT BECAUSE
It’s a unique look at Fulgrim, always one of the most fascinating of the primarchs. And with a focus on him and a small band of heroes, you’re guaranteed explosions in character dynamics as well as the action…

THE STORY
Lord of Chemos and bearer of the Palatine Aquila, Fulgrim, primarch of the Emperor’s Children, is determined to take his rightful place in the Great Crusade, whatever the cost. A swordsman without equal, the Phoenician has long studied the art of war and grows impatient to put his skills, and those of his loyal followers, to a true test. Now, accompanied by only seven of his finest warriors, he seeks to bring a rebellious world into compliance, by any means necessary. But Fulgrim soon learns that no victory comes without cost, and the greater the triumph, the greater the price one must pay…

Written by Josh Reynolds

Sons of the Hydra

An Alpha Legion novel

Alpha legionnaire Occam the Untrue leads his warband out of its hunting grounds in the Maelstrom on an epic quest for salvation, not just for himself, but for his whole Legion.

READ IT BECAUSE
It’s a novel about the sneakiest and most oblique of traitors, written by Rob Sanders, master of the twisty-turny tale. It’s sure to make your head spin…

THE STORY
In the hostile universe of the 41st millennium, where allegiances are ever fickle, few of the Emperor’s sons are more difficult to understand or predict than the Alpha Legion. Branded traitor since the Heresy, their motives and actions have always been shrouded in mystery. Alpha Legionnaire Occam the Untrue leads his warband out of its hunting grounds in the Maelstrom on an epic quest for salvation, not just for himself, but for his whole Legion. With the forces of the Inquisition snapping at their heels, Occam and his followers must use all their guile and considerable martial prowess as they make their way to the cold heart of the galaxy, to a confrontation that no one, least of all Occam himself, could have foreseen.

Written by Rob Sanders

 

Castellan

Book 2 of the Castellan Crowe series

When Castellan Crowe and his force are lost in the Cicatrix Maledictum, the Imperium they return to is different… and much deadlier.

READ IT BECAUSE
It’s the first Grey Knights novel set in the Dark Imperium, and it shows the changes that have made the Imperium grimmer and darker than ever before.

THE STORY
For more than a century, Garran Crowe has served as Castellan of the Grey Knights, protecting the Imperium against the foulest daemons, and holding prisoner in his grasp the monstrous Black Blade of Antwyr. Now he is tested as never before when the planet he and his strike force are fighting on, Sandava III, is swallowed by the mighty warp storm known as the Cicatrix Maledictum. But their struggle for survival is only just beginning, for when the Grey Knights return to a transformed Imperium, they discover that the fate of Sandava III is just one part of a monstrous danger. Crowe must fight an enemy whose patiently laid plans have at last come to fruition, threatening the Imperium with inconceivable destruction.

Written by David Annandale

Corsair

A Rogue Trader audio drama

Faced with a mystery, Rogue Trader Santiago and her crew soon find themselves with something much darker when they board a derelict craft.

LISTEN TO IT BECAUSE
Rogue Traders are a key – and under-explored – part of the Warhammer 40,000 lore, and James Swallow’s mastery of the audio format is sure to create a compelling tale about these fascinating figures.

THE STORY
Plying the stars and forgotten backwaters of the Imperium, Rogue Trader Captain Athene Santiago and her eclectic crew are chasing pirates when their quarry inexplicably vanishes, only to return a moment later. Unwilling to let her bounty go unclaimed, Santiago ventures aboard the now stricken vessel but what she finds defies reason and leads to a discovery of something ancient and terrifying that could threatened not only her crew and her ship but the entire sector.

Written by James Swallow

Rogue Trader

A Warhammer 40,000 omnibus

Rogue trader Lucian Gerrit, his family in decline and his fortune worthless, strikes a deal on the Imperium’s Eastern Fringe and is drawn into political and military drama with a newly emerging alien race – the T’au Empire!

READ IT BECAUSE
It’s the return of a trio of classic novels, two of them charting the fortunes of a rogue trader on the Imperium’s fringes, and the third showing how all out war can erupt from small events as the White Scars battle the T’au.

THE STORY
The reach of the Imperium is vast, but must be constantly expanded if humanity is to prosper. Licensed by ancient charter, rogue traders explore the uncharted regions of the galaxy, seeking new worlds to exploit – for mankind has a rapacious need of resources. The fortunes of Lucian Gerrit and his family are in decline, and his inheritance amounts to little more than a pile of debt and misery. In a final desperate gamble to restore his family’s former glory, Gerrit strikes a deal on a forgotten Imperial world in the Eastern Fringe, but his timing could not be worse. The t’au are seeking to expand their empire across the Damocles Gulf, and soon Gerrit is caught in the middle of a clash between two mighty star-spanning empires, neither of which is willing to back down.

Written by Andy Hoare

CONTENTS
Rogue Star
Star of Damocles
Savage Scars
Plus two short stories

Vampire Wars: The Von Carstein Trilogy

A Warhammer Chronicles omnibus

The origins and legacy of the von Carsteins, most infamous vampires of the World That Was, are explored in this classic trilogy of novels that spans the centuries and three of the most famous scions of that storied bloodline.

READ IT BECAUSE
Vlad, Konrad, Mannfred – names that echo through history (and in the latter case, even into the Mortal Realms). But who were they, and how was their threat to the Empire defeated? Read this classic trilogy and find out.

THE STORY
The von Carsteins were the most infamous bloodline of vampires to ever stalk the Warhammer Old World. Their very names – Vlad, Konrad and Mannfred – were whispered in fear by the people of the Empire, conjuring up images of doom, death and destruction. Charting the vampire family’s rise to power in the shadow-haunted lands of Sylvania and their century-spanning wars with the Empire, this omnibus edition collects all three of Steven Savile’s classic von Carstein novels into one gore-drenched volume.

Written by Steven Savile

CONTENTS
Inheritance
Dominion
Retribution

Well, on second thought, maybe these characters won’t all discover the magic of friendship in their hearts after all. Still, one can hope.

  • georgelabour

    Why do I have a feeling that the alpha legion are seeking redemption for NOT doing something incredibly horrible?

  • Randy Randalman

    That Ferrus Manus collector’s edition book is gorgeous.

    • Brian Griffith

      All the Primarch Collector’s Editions are. The leather slipcovers are works of art.

  • piglette

    Ferrus and Fulgrim? YES PLEASE

  • Rafał Pytlak

    Wow, Iron Hands suck so much, Ferrus needs some Ultrasmurfs, EC’s and 1000 sons… that’s faith in the Gorgon Alright…

    Is that Eidolon holding the banner behind Filgrim?

    Alpha Legion: GUYS, WE FINALLY REMEMBER WCHICH SIDE WE’RE ON!

    • Sparowl

      Alpha Legion is on the correct side – their own.

      They just haven’t clarified which side they think you are on.

  • Carey_Mahoney

    Yay! Some products that aren’t about Space Marines!

  • Luca Lacchini

    Love the demonic looking servo skulls on the AL book.

    • Silas7

      Snake headed warpsmith mecha-tendrils, D: I wish i could convert that up right now!

  • Dhalgren Schroeder

    The pose Vlad is in on that cover looks utterly awful!