40K: The Beast Arises – Birth of the Deathwatch, death of the Sisters…
Amazon.com has spilled the beans on this year’s Black Library “The Beast Arises” just post-Heresy 12-novel series. Come See!
Here is what Amazon.com has to say about the full 12 novels in the 2016’s 12-part novel series set in 32K, just after the Heresy when the xenos descend on the fledgling Imperium of Man:
I Am Slaughter (The Beast Arises) Hardcover – January 12, 2016
As the greatest Ork Waaagh! ever seen threatens to engulf the galaxy, the Imperial Fists make their last stand
It is the thirty-second millennium and the Imperium is at peace. The Traitor Legions of Chaos are but a distant memory and the many alien races that have long plagued mankind are held in check by the Space Marines. When a mission to exterminate one such xenos breed on the world of Ardamantua draws in more of their forces, the Imperial Fists abandon the walls of Terra for the first time in more than a thousand years. And when another, greater, foe strikes, even the heroic sons of Rogal Dorn may be powerless against it. The Beast Arises… and it is mighty.
After centuries of peace, the Imperium is thrown into panic as human worlds everywhere are menaced by orks.
After centuries of peace, the Imperium is thrown into panic as human worlds everywhere are menaced by orks. In a relentless tide of slaughter, ork attack moons destroy planet after planet with gravity weapons of unstoppable power. On Terra, the High Lords are paralysed by the scale of the threat, and fail to take any effective action. With entire Space Marine Chapters missing, or known to have been wiped out, does anyone have the will and the power to rise to the Imperium’s defence?Advertisement
The Emperor Expects (The Beast Arises) Hardcover – March 22, 2016
As ork ships lay waste to world after world, heading inexorably towards Terra, Imperial citizens despair
As ork ships lay waste to world after world, heading inexorably towards Terra, Imperial citizens despair. The High Lords become desperate to prove that victory is possible, no matter the cost. A massive Navy fleet is assembled – their mission to make a definitive strike against the orks at Port Sanctus, an area of enemy-held space. But when the Imperial armada arrives, they find themselves outclassed and outmanoeuvred – can human courage and faith possibly prevail against such terrible odds?
Despite the Imperium’s best attempts to forestall the ork plague that is wrecking havoc in human space, an ork attack moon now hangs over Terra.
Despite the Imperium’s best attempts to forestall the ork plague that is wrecking havoc in human space, an ork attack moon now hangs over Terra. As its malevolent presence gazes down at the Imperial Palace, terrified citizens run riot in the streets. In a last-ditch attempt to destroy the attack moon, a proletarian crusade is launched. Thousands of ships large and small head to the moon carrying billions of citizens, all eager to take the fight to the enemy. It seems the attack has a chance of success as the invasion force lands safely, but the orks have yet to spring their trap…
The Imperium’s situation has never been more grim – an ork attack moon hangs over Terra, and ork armadas ravage human space.The Adeptus Astartes, armed with the knowledge of how to defeat the greenskins, must now travel back to Terra through a galaxy teaming with orks.
The Imperium’s situation has never been more grim – an ork attack moon hangs over Terra, and ork armadas ravage human space. To make matters even worse, eldar strike at the heart of the Imperial Palace, forcing humanity’s defenders to fight on two fronts at once. Though it seems nothing can stop the orks – neither brute force, science, nor faith – an unlikely alliance in the furthest reaches of space uncovers the first clue how to defeat the greenskins. The Adeptus Astartes now face an almost impossible task – taking news of this discovery back to Terra through a galaxy teaming with orks.Advertisement
Space Marines are forced to ally with erstwhile foes to combat the orks in the latest in this gripping galactic saga.
Paralysed by the continued ork invasion of Imperial space, the rulers of Terra continue to fight among themselves. Finally losing patience with the High Council, Koorland ousts the Lord Commander and seizes control. Elsewhere, the Fists Exemplar are forced by circumstance to fight alongside the Iron Warriors. Where will such an alliance lead – can a Traitor Legion ever be trusted?
The Hunt for Vulkan (The Beast Arises) Hardcover – June 16, 2016
The Adeptus Astartes carry the battle to the orks’ home world, led by a mighty armoured warrior of legend. Tearing itself apart from within, the Imperium is still virtually powerless to resist the ork advance. When the Adeptus Mechanicus reveal they have discovered the orks’ point of origin, the Adeptus Astartes start to gather their forces for a massive assault on their enemy’s home world. But what the Imperial forces need is a figurehead, a hero from legend to lead them – a primarch. Meanwhile, on the planet Caldera, a mighty armoured warrior fights tirelessly against the orks – is he the saviour the Imperium seeks?
The Beast Must Die (The Beast Arises) Hardcover – July 28, 2016
The imperium has been brought to the edge of extinction by an ork invasion of unprecedented scale and depth. Piecemeal strikes againstthe invaders prove totally ineffective – for every ork fleet destroyed, five more appear. The only solution is to find and kill the orks’ warlord – The Great Beast. Surely if its leader is killed, the greenskins’ empire will fall apart in an agony of infightng and confusion. Koorland assemples a mighty army, but when they arrive on the orks’ home world, the forces for the Imperium discover they have disastrously underestimated the might and integrity of their enemy.
The attampt to hunt down and kill the orks’ leader has ended in failure and catastrophe. The Imperium is reeling from the loss of so many beloved heroes, and the military forces of mankind have been reduced to taatters. Koorland now knows that brute force is not the answer – but how else can the orks be fought? In a radical move, he creates small, mixed Chapter units of Adeptus Astartes – compact teams that will hit the enemy hard and fast, and with deadly accuracy. With armour painted the black of mourning, the new strike teams become known as the Death Watch. But will this be enough to tip the balance, or does the Imperium need to discover new means to defeat the orks?
Koorland, the last son of Dorn, finally confronts the Beast in battle.
The first attempt to attack the orks’ home world has failed, but the Imperium is not defeated yet. New, more flexible fighting teams of Adeptus Astartes have been assembled – the Death Watch. Allies from the Imperium’s past have also pledged their support – the legendary Sisters of Silence, female warriors with anti-psyker powers. With new troops, and revised tactics, Koorland leads a second attack against the orks’ home world. This time, the attack goes better, and Koorland is able to confront the Beast in battle. But the creature is truly a monster, more than a match for even a primarch. How can the last son of Dorn possibly prevail?
For mankind to survive, a last-ditch attempt to destroy the ork menace must succeed.
The Imperium’s attempts to defeat the ork menace seem doomed to failure; it is only a matter of time before the greenskins triumph, and mankind is wiped from the face of galactic map. Yet there is some cause for hope – the Imperial Fists Chapter is reformed, and a few Sisters of Silence yet survive. Supported by the full military might and technology of the Adeptus Mechanicus, the Space Marines head to the orks’ home world one final time. This time there will be no retreat, no surrender. They must succeed… or die in the attempt.
Subterfuge and assassination bring this thrilling series to an end.Advertisement
Despite the odds, the Imperium has triumphed. The orks have been defeated and the Great Beast is no more. Across the length and breadth of the galaxy, humankind celebrates its salvation, and relishes the prospect of a return of peace. But the war against the orks has riven the political bedrock of the Imperium, exposing its rotten core. One man, one powerful man, decides he has the solution, and launches a campaign of destruction so terrible that thousands of years later his actions will still be viewed with horror. And all the while, the true enemy watches and waits in the starless depths of space; an eternal evil that desires only to devour the souls of every living human soul in the galaxy.