The newest titles from The Black Library is now available for pre-order. Let’s dive right in and see what’s new this week on the lore side of things!
An Astra Militarum novel
The storm has broken and the forces of Chaos batter against Cadia’s defences. Lord Castellan Creed leads the defence of the fortress world, but for how much longer can they hold out. Cadia stands… but will it stand forever?
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Justin D Hill follows up his Ursakar Creed short stories in Legends of the Dark Millennium: Astra Militarum with the tale of the hero’s finest – and darkest – hour.
Under almost constant besiegement by the hosts pouring from the Eye of Terror, Cadia acts as a bulwark against tyranny and death. Its fortresses and armies have held back the hordes of Chaos for centuries, but that grim defiance is about to reach its end. As Abaddon’s Thirteenth Black Crusade batters Cadia’s defences, and armies of the Imperium flock to reinforce this crucial world, a terrible ritual long in the making comes to fruition and the delicate balance of this brutal war shifts… From the darkness, a hero rises to lead the beleaguered defenders, Lord Castellan Ursarkar Creed, but even with the armoured might of the Astra Militarum and the strength of the Adeptus Astartes, will it be enough to avert disaster and prevent the fall of Cadia? While Creed lives, there is hope. While there is breath in the body of a single defender, Cadia stands… but for how much longer?
Written by Justin D Hill
Blackshields: The False War (CD): $17.50
A Horus Heresy audio drama
Infamous even among the mercenary “Blackshields”, former World Eater Endryd Haar and his warband face trials that drive them to the brink of destruction as they try to survive the Horus Heresy.
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It’s a very different kind of story from the Heresy – no loyalists or traitors here, simply Space Marines cast adrift from their Legions, their loyalties in tatters, trying to survive in a very hostile universe.
Renouncing fealty to all masters or driven mad by the rigours of war, the Blackshields are a stain upon any Legion they once served. Regarded as little better than pirates, their loyalty is only to themselves. Infamous among their mercenary ranks is Endryd Haar, a former World Eater, driven by hatred, his blade pledged to no banner but his own. But estranged from his Legion and surrounded by a battered warband of warriors, how long can Haar and his Blackshields hope to endure?
Written by Josh Reynolds
Running time approximately 72 minutes. Performed by Gareth Armstrong, John Banks, Tim Bentinck, Steve Conlin, Matthew Hunt & Toby Longworth
These upcoming releases are going to be a must for all you lore hounds out there.