BoLS Book Club – Blades, Trades, and Audiobooks

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Check out what’s new in the black library–Rogue Traders, Dark Imperium Audio, and more…

Well, here we are at last, it’s another Sunday morning. If you’re reading this, you’ve survived your weekend, hope it was a fun one. Time now to recuperate, or head out there for a Sunday full of even more activity to really make you regret last night’s decisions. Whatever the case, you’ve made it this far, why not treat yourself to one of the new Black Library releases. Two are old favorites returning–Warden of the Blade gets an eBook, Dark Imperium gets an audiobook, and Rogue Traders meet everyone’s favorite mech-suited mavericks, the T’au Empire. Check it out!

via The Black Library

Dark Imperium (audio)$30.99

The galaxy has changed. Darkness spreads, warp storms split reality and Chaos is everywhere – even Ultramar. As Roboute Guilliman’s Indomitus Crusade draws to a close, he must brave the perils of the warp to reach his home and save it from the depredations of the Plague God.

LISTEN TO IT BECAUSE
It’s a new beginning for the Warhammer 40,000 universe! Guy Haley crafts a tale of the returned Primarch Roboute Guilliman as he races to save his realm from the servants of Nurgle – it’s the perfect accompaniment to the Warhammer 40,000 boxed game!

THE STORY
Fell times have come to the galaxy. Cadia has fallen, destroyed by the onslaught of Chaos. A Great Rift in the warp has opened and from its depths spew daemons and the horrors of Old Night. But all hope is not lost… A hero, long absent, has returned and with him comes the wrath of the Ultramarines reborn. Roboute Guilliman has arisen to lead the Imperium out of darkness on a crusade the likes of which has not been seen since the fabled days of the Emperor. But never before have the forces of Ruin amassed in such numbers, and nowhere is safe from despoliation. From the dreaded Scourge Stars come the hordes of the Plaguefather, Lord Nurgle, and their pustulent eye is fixed on Macragge. As the Indomitas Crusade draws to an end, Guilliman races to Ultramar and a confrontation with the Death Guard.

Written by Guy Haley
Audiobook running time 12 hours and 45 minutes. Narrated by John Banks.

Warden of the Blade$15.99

Book 1 of the Castellan Crowe series

Castellan Crowe of the Grey Knights bears a heavy burden – to carry the cursed Blade of Antwyr, a weapon imbued with dark power. For the first time, discover the origins of this dread task and why only Crowe can be the one to carry it out.

READ IT BECAUSE
It’s a fascinating look at a compelling character, showcasing the duality of the purest of souls as he contends with the corrupting power of an artefact that could damn him and all he holds dear to utter ruination.

THE STORY
Castellan Crowe, Brotherhood Champion of the Purifier order of the Grey Knights, bears a heavy burden – to be the warden of the dread Blade of Antwyr. Its malevolent voice is forever in his head, trying to crack his resolve, urging him to unleash a power he must never use. The toll is terrible, and how long before the incorruptible Crowe is at last defeated? His harrowing task first began at Sandava II… Under the command of Castellan Gavallan, Crowe and his brother Purifiers bring purging flame to a daemonic incursion that threatens to consume the world. What awaits them is more insidious and more powerful than they imagine, and they must reckon too with the machinations of the Blade, as it seeks to destroy its guardian and drown the galaxy in blood.

Written by David Annandale

Rogue Trader$19.99

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

Remember, reading is recommended by The Emperor and required by Imperial law.

  • ….AdamHarry posted basically the same article yesterday. It’s still on the frontpage.

    I don’t understand this “book club” where the article never even talks about the books, even if they’ve been out for a decade (in the case of Rogue Trader), or are paperback reprints a year after hardback/ebooks. Why is it a book club when there doesn’t seem to be any interest in discussing any of the works even on a basic level?