40K: Black Library Previews – April Agents and Chaos

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April seems so far away, and yet, thanks to the Black Library, it is as though it is before our very eyes.

It is not often that you get a glimpse into the very future that awaits you. Less so that the vision should be so clear or so accurate. Let not this post languish, Cassandra-like, unheeded–instead take note of what lies in store. Let this be a guidepost by which your latter destiny might be avoided. After all, if Death smiles at you while you’re on the website, picking up a copy of Imperator Wrath of the Omnissiah, it might simply be because Death was expecting to meet you in Samarra and is pleased that you’re still among the living.

Gird your mind then, as we peer beyond the veiled mists of time itself!

via The Black Library

Imperator Wrath of the Omnissiah

An Adeptus Titanicus novel

The Casus Belli, an Imperator Titan that has defended the Imperium for ten millennia, marches to war at the head of an army of Adeptus Mechanicus – but will treachery end the god-machine’s long legacy of glory?

The ultimate Imperial war machine – the mighty Imperator Titan – comes to the fore in a novel by Gav Thorpe, whose mastery of Titan fiction is absolute (just see Honour to the Dead to see what we mean…)

Holy warbringer of the Legio Metalica, the Imperator Titan Casus Belli has routed armies and levelled cities over ten thousand years of service in the name of the Machine God. As war engulfs the Dark Imperium this mechanical god of battle arrives to destroy the renegade armies and tech-priests of Nicomedua. At the head of a battlegroup of Titans, Imperial Knights and skitarii, Casus Belli must defeat tainted war engines, Traitor Legionnares and armies of cultists. While apocalyptic battles rage across the planet, a no less deadly battle unfolds within the Titan itself, as Magos Exasus, leader of the Casus Belli’s Tech-guard, must find and defeat the enemy within before their insidious plans come to fruition.

Written by Gav Thorpe

Legacy of Dorn

A Crimson Fists novel

Trapped behind enemy lines during the invasion of Rynn’s World, Sergeant Galleas and his squad must rally the human survivors of the greenskin attack and teach them to fight back, if any of them are to survive.

It’s the flip side of Steve Parker’s Rynn’s World, focusing on a small squad of Crimson Fists and a ragged band of humans in the midst of the greatest battle the Chapter ever fought.

Veteran Sergeant Sandor Galleas is the epitome of a Crimson Fists Space Marine: proud, courageous, and unyielding, even in the face of impossible odds. But when disaster befalls the Chapter during the ork invasion of Rynn’s World, Galleas’s convictions are put to the ultimate test. Trapped deep in enemy territory, Galleas, his squad, and a band of human survivors, must fight the greenskins by any means necessary if they – and the Crimson Fists Chapter – are to survive.

Written by Mike Lee

Ferrus Manus: Gorgon of Medusa

Primarchs Book 7

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.

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 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

Gaunt’s Ghosts: The Lost

A Gaunt’s Ghosts omnibus

From a small team on a vital mission to the defence of a house haunted by literal ghosts, the Tanith First are back in action in four fantastic stories.

It’s the third collection of the Gaunt’s Ghosts series, and gives four completely different showcases for the Tanith, including some of the most memorable and heart-rending tales of the entire series.

The Tanith First-And-Only are among the most legendary regiments of Imperial Guard and at their head stands Commissar Ibram Gaunt, unflinching in duty and unrelenting in combat. The Lost sees the very future of the regiment in jeopardy as Gaunt battles the forces of Chaos across the Sabbat Worlds, from rescue missions to the horrors of the battlefield. Can the Tanith First-And-Only survive the dangers they are faced with, or will they be forever lost?

Written by Dan Abnett

Traitor General
His Last Command
The Armour of Contempt
Only in Death

Champions of Chaos

A Warhammer Chronicles omnibus

Three champions of the Dark Gods threaten the lands of men in this collection of novels from the Old World. Vainglorious Sigvald, blood-soaked Valkia and cunning Egrimm van Hortsmann all tell their twisted tales.

It’s three dark and gloriously deadly novels – and four short stories – from the World That Was, packaged together to give you iconic tales of characters from days gone by.

In the cold Wastes of the north, the followers of Chaos gather in their thousands, eager to lay ruin to the soft lands of the south. These bloodthirsty, undisciplined warriors can only be controlled by the fiercest of leaders – champions who have risen through the ranks by dint of their infamous deeds to become the favoured of the Dark Gods.

This omnibus collects together the stories of three such mighty leaders – Prince Sigvald the Magnificent, the Gorequeen of Khorne Valkia the Bloody, and the rogue wizard Egrimm van Horstmann. Be warned: though the journey to greatness is long and hard, the battle to maintain such a position of power amid the servants of Chaos is never-ending…

Sigvald by Darius Hinks
Valkia the Bloody by S P Cawkwell
Bloodraven​ by S P Cawkwell
Blood Blessing ​by S P Cawkwell
Reaper ​by S P Cawkwell
Harbinger ​by S P Cawkwell
Van Horstmann by Ben Counter

Agent of the Throne – Truth and Dreams

An Inquisition audio drama

Inqusitorial agent Ianthe pursues her quarry, but falls foul of local authorities and ends up in prison – with the very rogue psyker she is sworn to capture.

John French’s spin-off saga from the Horusian Wars continues, and it puts Ianthe in a unique – and extremely dangerous – situation.

As an agent of the Throne, former soldier Ianthe serves Inquisitor Covenant and faces some of the most dangerous and insidious threats the galaxy has to offer.

On the hunt for the rogue psyker Silas Norn, Ianthe and her associates run afoul of the Imperial authorities and are imprisoned. Norn too is captured and incarcerated, but with the ability to manipulate the minds of his victims he is far from easy quarry. To stop him, Ianthe must not only find him, she must overcome the buried ghosts of her hidden past.

Written by John French

Not exactly sure how this will be helpful in the future–but forewarned is nevertheless forearmed.

  • dave long island

    Pffffftttttt….I’ll tell you the ‘legacy of Dorn’. it was the worst part of the show. Bar none. Yes, even worse season eight’s idiotic ‘wight hunt’… lol

  • Mathew G. Smith

    Does anybody know when these started showing up on kindle? I just noticed yesterday.

  • sniperjack

    I think this Titan novel was planed for Titanicus game release, which is delayed atm. Last month we had a Knight Titan novel.

    • It’s a follow-up, if not a sequel, to the series started by David Annandale last year, with Warlord: Fury of the God-Machine. There’ve been a bunch of Titan-related releases in 2017, and this year we’re due a reprint of Titanicus as well.