More great books are here from GW this week, as Shadespire: The Mirrored City, Taker of Heads and more headline the lore side of things.
Keep tabs on your favorite factions and characters from the worlds of Warhammer with this week’s new release titles.
Taker of Heads (CD): $17.50
This story is a great way to get dive right into the middle of a jungle campaign against the Tau Empire reinforced by the fearsome Mortifactors, as the neophyte Adoni seeks to become a Taker of Heads.
In the jungles of Aztlan a deadly war of the shadows is being fought. And the Imperial Guard are losing. The alien t’au, though few in number, greatly outclass the soldiers of the Imperium and are taking a serious toll on their forces. A call for aid is answered by the fearsome Mortifactors Chapter, who come to the world full of grim purpose. Adoni, an unblooded neophyte yet to earn his place, is amongst the war-party. As the Mortifactors descend into the jungle vastness, they hunt for a killer, one that will not die easily but that whom Adoni must slay if he is to become part of the Chapter and a Taker of Heads.
Written by Ian St Martin
Shadespire: The Mirrored City: $27.00
Among the cold ruins of the once-great Mirrored City, cursed by the Death Lord Nagash himself, ex-freeguild soldier Seguin Rayner and his allies seek secrets. Follow the story of these heroes turned treasure seekers and see if they can escape the ruins of Shadespire!
Shadespire. Throughout the Realm of Death, the name is but a tremble upon the lips of fools who utter it. Once a glittering metropolis, its soaring towers and palaces of glass pierced the funereal skies of the underworld, a bold testament to mortal enterprise. Now all that remains of the city is its withered husk, and those who speak of it do so at their peril. For it is a place of damnation; a shadow in the desert that echoes with the howl of wretched souls.
Doomed to wander this endless purgatory are the citizens of Shadespire, a punishment for their crime against the God of Death himself. Such was the severity of their offence that Nagash’s curse was one of cruel and twisted artistry and all that was once glorified about the city has become a perverse reflection of itself. In streets swathed in fog lurk every horror of death’s creation, and a darkness has settled within every heart.
But there are still those who will brave its ruins. Ex-Freeguild soldier, Seguin Reynar, ventures forth in search of his fortune and he is not alone. Whilst Sigmar’s heroes seek to unsnarl this labyrinthine nightmare, hordes of Chaos revel in its madness. But whether compelled by duty or the lure of ancient treasure, the same fate is promised to all. This is a hell of madmen and monsters, and for those who dare enter, there is no turning back.
Written by Josh Reynolds
Blood Of Iax (eBook): $15.99
Follow the Ultramarines Primaris Chaplain Kastor and Apothecary Polixis as they are separated in the fight against a fearsome Ork Warlord. They must battlle for survival as the seek to reunite and face this beast together.
In the age of the Dark Imperium, Primarch Guilliman’s Primaris Ultramarines are a shining beacon in the darkness of war. On the Imperial Hive World of Ikara IX, Chaplain Kastor and Apothecary Polixis, brothers in blood as well as in battle, stand firm against the endless Greenskin horde. But a threat is looming. An invasion like no other assaults the broken city of Shebat, as the crazed warlord Urgork arrives to lay waste to the Imperial forces and capture a Primaris Marines for his own twisted ends. As Kastor and Polixis find themselves separated by the disaster that unfolds, the brothers must turn the tide of war to win the battles that rage within their very natures, as well as those upon the battlefield.
Written by Robbie MacNiven
These upcoming releases are going to be a must for all you lore hounds out there. Score these titles today from The Black Library and check back next week for the latest.