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40K: The Warmaster Arrives

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Dec 2 2017

It’s been six years but Gaunt’s Ghosts are back with a New Novel from Dan Abnett!

Fans of the Gaunt’s Ghosts series – it’s time to get excited! The Tanith First are back and ready for action in a brand new novel from Black Library and Dan Abnett!

via Black Library


Gaunt’s Ghosts: The Warmaster (Hardback) $27.00

Book 14 in the Gaunt’s Ghosts series

Returning to the crusade’s heart after a dangerous mission, Colonel-Commissar Gaunt is thrust into intrigue while his Ghosts face a threat to their very existence.

It’s been a long time, but Gaunt’s Ghosts are back! After the dangers of Salvation’s Reach, the Tanith are thrown into something new and different for them, but just as dangerous as their previous adventures…

After the success of their desperate mission to Salvation’s Reach, Colonel-Commissar Gaunt and the Tanith First race to the strategically vital forge world of Urdesh, besieged by the brutal armies of Anarch Sek. However, there may be more at stake than just a planet. The Imperial forces have made an attempt to divide and conquer their enemy, but with Warmaster Macaroth himself commanding the Urdesh campaign, it is possible that the Archenemy assault has a different purpose – to decapitate the Imperial command structure with a single blow. Has the Warmaster allowed himself to become an unwitting target? And can Gaunt’s Ghosts possibly defend him against the assembled killers and war machines of Chaos?


Written by Dan Abnett. Audiobook edition running time 14 hours and 17 minutes. Narrated by James Cameron Stewart.


That’s not all – Black Library also has a really fancy Limited Edition verison with some extra collectables as well:

Gaunt’s Ghosts: The Warmaster Special Edition $140

And if you want even more things to entice you check out a reading of the book by none other than Dan Abnett himself:



What’s that? You’re new to the hobby and you have no idea who Gaunt is and why he has Ghosts? You should pop over to the Lexicanum and check this out:

Ibram Gaunt

Colonel-Commissar Ibram Gaunt was the Commanding officer of the Tanith First and Only Imperial Guard regiment, also known as “Gaunt’s Ghosts.” A favoured subordinate of the Imperial Warmaster Slaydo, the once simply Commissar Gaunt was given the unusual distinction of a regimental command rank by the Warmaster on his deathbed. Gaunt was to assume command of three Imperial Guard regiments drawn from the backwoods world of Tanith, but terrible tragedy during their Founding resulted in his instead commanding the remains of one, ragtag, ill-disciplined, under-equipped and under-officered regiment of survivors. Gaunt would go on to turn this unlikely prospect into one of the most notable and successful regiments that served during the Sabbat Worlds Crusade, personally leading them in a number of different war zones, including as an honour guard for the reborn Imperial Saint Sabbat herself.


If you’d like to start from the very beginning, then you’re going to want to pick-up the Gaunt’s Ghost Omnibus:

Gaunt’s Ghosts: The Founding (Paperback) $21

A Gaunt’s Ghosts Omnibus

The opening trilogy of the Gaunt’s Ghosts saga returns! From the destruction of their world to their deadliest battle in the shattered hives of Verghast, this is the first act in the long-running fan favourite series.

If you’ve never experienced the start of Black Library’s longest-running Warhammer 40,000 series, now’s your chance. And if you have, you can read them again, like revisiting old friends.


In the Chaos-infested Sabbat system, the massed ranks of the Imperial Guard stand shoulder to shoulder as they counter an invasion by heretical forces. Amongst the Guard are the troops of the Tanith First and Only, a displaced army forced to flee their home planet before it succumbed to the unrelenting assault of Chaos. Nicknamed the Ghosts, their specialist scouting role has thrown them into the thickest of the fighting, trying to complete whatever desperate mission their uncaring commanders have volunteered them for. Now, their leader Ibram Gaunt must evade the treacherous scheming of rival regiments and the lethal firepower of the enemy if he is to win through and lead his Ghosts to victory.

Written by Dan Abnett

First and Only


Gaunt’s Ghosts are BACK!

Author: Adam Harrison
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