GW: New Black Library Reads For January

It’s a New Year and a perfect time to load-up on some great reads from the Black Library!

via Black Library

Castellan (eBook) $15.99

 

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

Fulgrim: The Palatine Phoenix (eBook) $15.99

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 Gav Thorpe

Vampire Wars: The von Carstein Trilogy (eBook) $19.99

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

 

The Infinite Tableau (eShort) $4.99

A Deathwatch story

Following the trail of missing Adeptus Mechanicus explorators, a trio of Deathwatch find themselves embattled and endangered when the necrons attack.

READ IT BECAUSE
It’s a tense and creepy tale with a fantastic twist.

THE STORY
A trio of Deathwatch – Cassiel of the Blood Angels, Tanaka of the White Scars and Var’myr of the Mortifactors – lead a team of Inquisitorial troopers to an ice-bound moon in search of missing Adeptus Mechanicus explorators. Following their trail into ancient caverns, the Deathwatch find something far older and more sinister than they were expecting – warriors of the necrons, determined to destroy the intruders!

Written by Anthony Reynolds

This story was originally published in the anthology Deathwatch: Xenos Hunters.

Light of a Crystal Sun (eShort)$4.99

A Fabius Bile story

Desperate to stop his body’s degeneration, Fabius Bile tries to use remnants of an aeldari seer, crystallised but still powerful, to discover the secrets of life after death and bring himself immortality…

READ IT BECAUSE
It’s a creepy story (is there any other kind starring Fabius?) that takes our anti-hero out of the physical realm and into the spiritual – can he prevail against the souls of dead aeldari, or will he find himself shattered?

THE STORY
For centuries, Fabius Bile has performed vile genetic experiments, torturing and killing thousands to create twisted hybrids of life. But now, a new challenge emerges. He seeks to use the power and knowledge of the ancient aeldari in order to save his own life from the illness that ravages his body, As he connects his consciousness to fragments of a crystal seer stolen from the heart of Craftworld Lugganath, he faces peril unlike any he has ever experienced before. Can Fabius hold out against the psychic might of the infinity circuit, or will his mind die before even his body does?

Written by Josh Reynolds

Four Thousand Days (eShort) $4.99

A Fyreslayers story

When Dunnegar, Fyreslayer of Angfyrd lodge, undergoes the Trial of Wrath and emerges a Grimwrath Berzerker, little does he suspect that his true trials are just beginning…

READ IT BECAUSE
It’s a look into the making of a Grimwrath Berzerker, and at the position they hold in the society and battles of the Fyreslayers.

THE STORY
When Dunnegar of the Angfyrd Fyreslayers undergoes the dangerous Trial of Wrath, none expect him to survive intact – but he does, and becomes the lodge’s first Grimwrath Berzerker in a generation. But that is just the beginning of his true trials… The lodge marches to war, a journey of four thousand days to reclaim the lands of their ancestors from the forces of Chaos. And the journey will be filled with danger that will test Dunnegar and his fellow duardin to their limits – and beyond.

Written by David Guymer

 

The adventure awaits from Black Library!

  • SilentPony

    That Clone Lord book was such a letdown. As was the Sons of Hydra. They literally pulled Deus Ex Machinas to fix their plots. Booo!

    • georgelabour

      Deus Ex Alpharius.

      • SilentPony

        What a waste! So much potential in bringing Alpharius back

        • georgelabour

          Spoilers! I haven’t gotten to read it yet. XD

          • SilentPony

            Eh it’s very very disappointing and is barely in the book

  • Mathew G. Smith

    Never cared for Vampire Wars. It would be fine if it were it’s own thing, but the author clearly had no idea how Warhammer vampires work and just filled in the Hammer version of Dracula instead. Mannfred and Konrad are ok, but Vlad and Isabella are wildly out of character.

  • benvoliothefirst

    As much as I loved being able to purchase the Nagash trilogy in an omnibus, since I missed out on the first run, actually holding and reading the book is a pain since it’s so thick. I think they missed an opportunity to make it an A4/Codex-sized monster edition, that would’ve been easier to read.

    Much as I’d like to own the vampire wars, I’d rather get the single editions than another 2k-page-thick softcover.