GW Confirms May’s Black Library Release Lineup

By |2017-02-05T08:00:31+00:00February 5th, 2017|Categories: Black Library, News / Rumors, Warhammer 40k|

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May’s Black Library releases have just been announced, and we’re not disappointed! All of you lore fanatics out there are going to want to see this!

Let’s see what May hold for us from the Black Library.

Vaults of Terra: The Carrion Throne (Limited Edition)

An Inquisition Limited Edition

Written by Chris Wraight

Only 1,000 copies!

Carrion Throne LTD

Inquisitor Crowl, who serves on Holy Terra itself, follows the trail of a conspiracy that leads him to the corridors of the Imperial Palace itself…

READ IT BECAUSE
It’s a novel that gets into the seedy underbelly of the Throneworld, Terra itself, at the end of the 41st millennium!

THE STORY

In the hellish sprawl of Imperial Terra, Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor Erasmus Crowl serves as a stalwart and vigilant protector, for even the Throneworld is not immune to the predations of its enemies. In the course of his Emperor-sworn duty, Crowl becomes embroiled in a dark conspiracy, one that leads all the way to the halls of the Imperial Palace. As he plunges deeper into the shadowy underbelly of the many palace districts, his investigation attracts the attention of hidden forces, and soon he and his acolyte Spinoza are being hunted – by heretics, xenos, servants of the Dark Powers, or perhaps even rival elements of the Inquisition itself. Soon they discover a terrible truth, one that if allowed to get out could undermine the very fabric of the Imperium itself.

Written by Chris Wraight.

ABOUT THIS EDITION
– 336-page hardback with printed and foiled cover
– Curved & ribbed spine with black and red marker ribbons
– Gilt-edged pages
– Signed by the author and individually numbered
– Limited to 1,000 copies
– Only from blacklibrary.com

Echoes of Revelation

A Horus Heresy audio anthology

Echoes of Revelation

From internecine war between the Emperor’s Children to what might be a final battle for Marcus Valerius and his Therion Cohort, and further, into the depths of space and time where Oll Persson seeks his destiny, this trio of audio dramas explores new avenues of the Horus Heresy.

LISTEN TO IT BECAUSE
These three tales continue storylines from the Horus Heresy novels, taking characters to unexpected places and exploring themes of faith and treachery that are vital to the larger narrative.

DESCRIPTION
For more than two hundred years, the armies of the Emperor of Mankind fought to reconquer the galaxy – led by the superhuman primarchs, the Space Marine Legions brought countless worlds back under the rule of ancient Terra. Now Horus, once honoured Warmaster and favoured son of the Emperor, has been corrupted by the whispered promises of Chaos. At his command the Imperium is torn apart by a terrible and bloody civil war, the likes of which the galaxy has never seen… There are some who whisper that Horus’ rebellion was not of his own devising, but orchestrated by more sinister powers. While such thoughts are tantamount to heresy, they pale next to the notion that many noble heroes and champions of Terra are in some way blessed by a higher power still. Yet the war still rages across the Imperium, and all eyes now fall towards the Throneworld itself… This anthology CD features three short audio dramas following the half-understood destinies of some of the most important individuals in the galaxy.

CONTENTS
Perpetual by Dan Abnett
The Soul, Severed by Chris Wraight
Valerius by Gav Thorpe

Total running time approximately 75 minutes. Performed by Gareth Armstrong, John Banks, Ian Brooker, Cliff Chapman, Steve Conlin, Penelope Rawlins, Saul Reichlin,Toby Longworth and Luis Soto.

Jain Zar: The Storm of Silence (Limited Edition)

– A Phoenix Lords Limited Edition
– Written by Gav Thorpe
– Only 1,250 copies!

Jain Zar LTD Cover

Jain Zar, the first of the Howling Banshees, travels to Craftworld Ulthwé to help avert disaster – but Eldrad Ulthran opposes her plans. What path will guide the eldar towards victory: the way of the seer, or the way of war?

READ IT BECAUSE
It’s rare to see disagreement between Craftworld Eldar on the right way to proceed, and when one of those involved is the legenday Jain Zar, things are sure to get ugly… and entertaining.

THE STORY
The eldar are an ancient race whose mode of war blends spirituality with a unique mastery of technology. In times of need, their entire race will rouse to war – led by terrifying, almost mythological figures – the phoenix lords, immortal beings embody the warrior nature of the eldar. A swift and deadly fighter, Jain Zar can harness the rage of her scream to slaughter any who dare oppose her.

When a burgeoning ork empire starts to pose a threat to the eldar peoples, Jain Zar travels to the craftworld Ulthwé to warn them of the danger. However, she finds her plans to divert disaster are opposed by one of the craftworld’s own seers, Eldrad. With so many futures possible, which path should the eldar walk to avert destruction of their craftworlds and put an end to the greenskin menace?

Written by Gav Thorpe

The Eye of Medusa

The Eye of Medusa

An Iron Hands novel

When the Adeptus Mechanicus world of Thennos falls into insurrection, the Iron Hands bring retribution upon the traitors. But the taint on the world threatens to destroy the purity of the machine and introduce something dark to the Iron Hands’ universe…

READ IT BECAUSE
Themes of the duality between machine and man are at the heart of the Iron Hands, and David Guymer uses a world of the Adeptus Mechanicus that has fallen into heresy as the catalyst for exploring that fascinating battle for the soul of the Chapter.

THE STORY
Ever since the dark days of the Great Heresy, the Iron Hands have a long and tortured history. Their years of suffering and war has left them hardened and believing in a brutal tenet – the flesh is weak. Heavily cybernetic, their flesh extensively altered, these warriors of the Imperium are more machine than man, cold in aspect as well as demeanour. Their methods of recruitment are harsh, their rituals arcane, their pride unshakable. So when a world under the protection of the Chapter falls foul of insurrection, the Iron Hands answer with fire and cold retribution. It matters not that Thennos is considered sovereign territory of the Adeptus Mechanicus, for the Iron Hands’ campaign is one of extermination. But there is something dark lurking within Thennos, a horror that defies the purity of cold logic and the machine, and offers something more, something ruinous…

Written by David Guymer

Jain Zar: The Storm of Silence

Jain Zar STD

A Phoenix Lords novel

Jain Zar, the first of the Howling Banshees, travels to Craftworld Ulthwé to help avert disaster – but Eldrad Ulthran opposes her plans. What path will guide the eldar towards victory: the way of the seer, or the way of war?

READ IT BECAUSE
It’s rare to see disagreement between Craftworld Eldar on the right way to proceed, and when one of those involved is the legenday Jain Zar, things are sure to get ugly… and entertaining.

THE STORY
The eldar are an ancient race whose mode of war blends spirituality with a unique mastery of technology. In times of need, their entire race will rouse to war – led by terrifying, almost mythological figures – the phoenix lords, immortal beings embody the warrior nature of the eldar. A swift and deadly fighter, Jain Zar can harness the rage of her scream to slaughter any who dare oppose her.

When a burgeoning ork empire starts to pose a threat to the eldar peoples, Jain Zar travels to the craftworld Ulthwé to warn them of the danger. However, she finds her plans to divert disaster are opposed by one of the craftworld’s own seers, Eldrad. With so many futures possible, which path should the eldar walk to avert destruction of their craftworlds and put an end to the greenskin menace?

Written by Gav Thorpe.

Vaults of Terra: The Carrion Throne

The Carrion Throne STD

An Inquisition novel

Inquisitor Crowl, who serves on Holy Terra itself, follows the trail of a conspiracy that leads him to the corridors of the Imperial Palace itself…

READ IT BECAUSE
It’s a novel that gets into the seedy underbelly of the Throneworld, Terra itself, at the end of the 41st millennium!

THE STORY
In the hellish sprawl of Imperial Terra, Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor Erasmus Crowl serves as a stalwart and vigilant protector, for even the Throneworld is not immune to the predations of its enemies. In the course of his Emperor-sworn duty, Crowl becomes embroiled in a dark conspiracy, one that leads all the way to the halls of the Imperial Palace. As he plunges deeper into the shadowy underbelly of the many palace districts, his investigation attracts the attention of hidden forces, and soon he and his acolyte Spinoza are being hunted – by heretics, xenos, servants of the Dark Powers, or perhaps even rival elements of the Inquisition itself. Soon they discover a terrible truth, one that if allowed to get out could undermine the very fabric of the Imperium itself.

Written by Chris Wraight

With 6 new releases for May, it’s definitely looking like it’s going to be a good month for Black Library .

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