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BoLS Book Club: White Scars and Gene Stealers

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Oct 29 2017
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This week, two little-sung factions get some time in the spotlight. White Scars and GSC take center stage.

Also Nagash has a book out this week. Or, rather, he’s in a book out this week. If you say it the other way it sounds like he’d be putting on appearances on a press tour, visiting late night talk shows on all the major broadcast networks in the 40K-verse–and I know Nagash is Age of Sigmar, but, my Headcanon for that is that the AoS is an in-universe popular fantasy series, and like there’s a vid-show, a popular holocast, etc. Anyway, Nagash is an author, I guess, is what I’m trying to say.

via the Black Library

The Last Hunt (Hardback) $27

A White Scars novel

When one of their recruiting worlds comes under threat from a splinter fleet of Hive Fleet Leviathan, Joghaten Khan leads the 4th Company to protect the planet from the rampaging tyranids. But all is not as it seems…

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The White Scars get a rare outing in the 41st millennium in a high-octane action novel which sees the Khan’s sons defend their hunting grounds from the might of the hive fleets.

THE STORY
In the grim darkness of the 41st millennium, the Imperium is protected by Space Marines, superhuman warriors who battle tirelessly to protect humanity from aliens and the dark powers of Chaos. The White Scars are an old and noble Chapter, their apparent wildness and savagery hiding a cultured and spiritual nature. When one of their recruiting worlds comes under threat from a splinter fleet of Hive Fleet Leviathan, Joghaten Khan leads the 4th Company to protect the planet from the rampaging tyranids. But all is not as clear as it seems. Though the White Scars find their efforts hampered by mysterious enemies, they also receive an offer of aid from a most unexpected quarter. Without help, their mission looks next to impossible, but are their newfound allies to be trusted?

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Written by Robbie MacNiven.

 

The Rise Of Nagash (Paperback) $21

A Warhammer Chronicles omnibus

Nagash, priest king of Khemri, embarks upon a quest for immortality that will spark a war, destroy an empire and unleash a plague of undeath that will blight the world forever.

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Even gods start somewhere, and the God of Death is no different. Nagash bestrides the Mortal Realms like a colossus, but once he was a humble (well, okay, maybe not humble) priest king who changed the world forever by sheer will… Find out how in these three classic Warhammer novels.

THE STORY
Nagash was the first necromancer and the supreme lord of undeath. He wrested the secrets of dark magic from the elves and perverted them to suit his ends. When the priest-kings of Nehekhara stood united against him, he broke their armies and sacked their cities. He raised the largest army of the dead the world has ever known and became an immortal dark god. His deeds are legend. This is his story.

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Written by Mike Lee

 

Cult Of The Warmason (Paperback) $16

A Warhammer 40,000 novel

On the shrine world of Lubentina, one of the holiest planets of the Imperium, dedicated to a hero from the Age of Heresy, civil unrest and rumours of sinister, four-armed monsters spur the Sisters of Battle into action against numberless foes.

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The Sisters of Battle of the Adepta Sororitas are thrown into action as a devastating alien threat brings warfare to one of the holiest worlds of the Imperium.

THE STORY
In a galaxy teeming with alien aggressors, nothing unites the Imperium more than the worship of the immortal God-Emperor. Without the shining light of his divinity, travel through the stars would not be possible, and humanity would be swallowed by darkness. The shrine world of Lubentina attracts billions of pilgrims who visit to reaffirm their faith, and catch a glimpse of the sacred relic held in its great cathedral. But the reach of man’s enemies is long, and when civil unrest breaks out, and rumours of four-armed monsters abound, the Adepta Sororitas tasked with defending the world must face the fight of their lives. For they are few, but their enemies are numberless.

Written by C L Werner.

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