BoLS Book Club: Crowing about Castellan

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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.

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.

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

You can also check out the new ebook version of the first book in the series: Warden of the Blade, in which a young Castellan gets a job at a prison for swords.

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.

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.

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

He, of course has a brother, named for the primarchs that were most inspirational. But we don’t talk much about Russ El’Crow very often.

  • edmundblack

    Alas, Annandale has the most awful writing style. Every other sentence is “And then … “, and it gets really grating after a while. Sons of Titan was an OK Grey Knight story, but his writing style really made it drag.

  • Tushan


    The crap unplayable HQ with his crap unplayable purifyer buddies.

    • sonny2dap .

      always like his sculpt though

  • bubba9000

    Ugh, Annandale again? He’s writing every other BL 40k/Heresy novel these days and he’s mediocre.