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..bit too steep for me but certainly a nice little box etc.

http://www.blacklibrary.com/all-products/key-of-infinity-mp3.html



Key of Infinity

An Ahriman audio drama

Thousand Sons sorcerer Ahzek Ahriman studies an ancient construct of the necrontyr race – but the necron is studying him right back, and has plans of its own…

LISTEN TO IT BECAUSE
It's a classic time loop story starring Ahriman and the necrons – and suggests terrifying things about Ahriman's potential mastery over space and time.

THE STORY
On the warship Messenger of Hermes, Ahzek Ahriman and his servant Ignis study a most unusual prisoner – a metal construct containing the consciousness of a member of a long extinct race – the necrontyr. As they interrogate the necron Setekh, he is also learning about them – over and over again as he uses ancient techonology to relive the moment and plot his escape. Will he succeed, or will Ahriman prevail?

Written by John French. Running time: 18 minutes. Performed by John Banks, Steve Conlin Jonathan Keeble and Saul Reichlin.



The poor man really has a stake in the country. The rich man hasn't; he can go away to New Guinea in a yacht. The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all
We love our superheroes because they refuse to give up on us. We can analyze them out of existence, kill them, ban them, mock them, and still they return, patiently reminding us of who we are and what we wish we could be.
asked what advice he had for people who wanted to amass a huge fortune and replied that the trick was to have an ancestor who was best mates with William the Conqueror.
 
   
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102nd Expeditionary Fleet

Well bollocks, that is not the audio drama I was hoping for.

Be ash and cinder forevermore!

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 BrookM wrote:
Well bollocks, that is not the audio drama I was hoping for.


Do you mean that you heard it and it was disappointing, or you were hoping for a different audio drama altogether?

I don't normally go of these sorts of things, but I really like Ahriman.
   
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102nd Expeditionary Fleet

I was hoping for more Agent of the Throne myself.

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102nd Expeditionary Fleet

From WarCom: https://www.warhammer-community.com/2017/12/06/coming-black-library-near/



First up is a new Primarchs novel in its initial limited edition form. Jaghatai Khan: Warhawk of Chogoris is by Chris Wraight (author of Scars and The Path of Heaven, which also star the Khan) and shows the pull between duty and personal beliefs that characterises the Khan. It’s focused on the implementation of the Librarius in the Legions, and the conflict this causes – sounds fascinating to us.


Sadly limited edition first, so I'll wait for the regular edition to drop, but I really, really want to read this one as it features super-bro Yesugei.

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Finished Rise of the Ynnari: Ghost Warrior. Recommended for Eldar fans (others can skip it). There is many interesting info about Eldar past, how the many sub-factions of Ynnari are interacting with eachother, what Yvraine or Visarch are thinking about their mission etc. You also get to visit the most important location from Eldar lore.
   
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 Shadow Walker wrote:
Finished Rise of the Ynnari: Ghost Warrior. Recommended for Eldar fans (others can skip it). There is many interesting info about Eldar past, how the many sub-factions of Ynnari are interacting with eachother, what Yvraine or Visarch are thinking about their mission etc. You also get to visit the most important location from Eldar lore.

I read and enjoyed it as well despite not being a particularly big Eldar fan but I can see why you say that.

Spoiler:
I did think that it was a bit of a waste doing all that cool world building for the new craftworld Zaithustra only to immediately destroy it!
   
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Fully agreed about ''spoiler''. It was interesting to discover all differences between it and the ''modern'' ones.

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 Shadow Walker wrote:
Finished Rise of the Ynnari: Ghost Warrior. Recommended for Eldar fans (others can skip it). There is many interesting info about Eldar past, how the many sub-factions of Ynnari are interacting with eachother, what Yvraine or Visarch are thinking about their mission etc. You also get to visit the most important location from Eldar lore.



It’s a corker of a read. Gav is great at Eldar. I’m slightly disappointed he has hinted he won’t be doing the next Phoenix Lords book. But I suppose he only has so much time.
The new and progressing Eldar lore has for me been the highlight of the nu 40k.

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 reds8n wrote:
Key of Infinity
THE STORY
On the warship Messenger of Hermes, Ahzek Ahriman and his servant Ignis study a most unusual prisoner – a metal construct containing the consciousness of a member of a long extinct race – the necrontyr. As they interrogate the necron Setekh, he is also learning about them – over and over again as he uses ancient techonology to relive the moment and plot his escape. Will he succeed, or will Ahriman prevail?


'Hey, we need to come up with a name for this new Necron character.'
'Nah. Just re-use one from a couple of years ago. Nobody will notice. No need to put extra effort into it.'
'Great plan!'.


Or perhaps we've just totally run out of possible names, so we have to start recycling them?

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No fleshbound Clonelord to go with my Primogenitor? Why BL?

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Duty Waits and Magisterium are both great little shorts. Duty Waits shows how Terra is changing while waiting for Horus’s attack, and Magisterium is about the Custodes after the Webway war and has a couple of Valdor/Primarch interactions.
   
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Canterbury

https://www.reddit.com/r/Warhammer/comments/7igatt/im_aaron_dembskibowden_ask_me_anything/

clue is in the title.

The poor man really has a stake in the country. The rich man hasn't; he can go away to New Guinea in a yacht. The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all
We love our superheroes because they refuse to give up on us. We can analyze them out of existence, kill them, ban them, mock them, and still they return, patiently reminding us of who we are and what we wish we could be.
asked what advice he had for people who wanted to amass a huge fortune and replied that the trick was to have an ancestor who was best mates with William the Conqueror.
 
   
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Aww, the first author I'm in time to ask and it's 40k only.

Missing Gav hurt the most, really wanted to congratulate him on his award and thank him for his books.

Thanks for the heads up anyway.

These need to be advertised more.
   
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There's links to the Thorpe & Chambers AMA on there IIRC.


Picked up the MMPB version of "Angels of Caliban" today, which is nice.

The poor man really has a stake in the country. The rich man hasn't; he can go away to New Guinea in a yacht. The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all
We love our superheroes because they refuse to give up on us. We can analyze them out of existence, kill them, ban them, mock them, and still they return, patiently reminding us of who we are and what we wish we could be.
asked what advice he had for people who wanted to amass a huge fortune and replied that the trick was to have an ancestor who was best mates with William the Conqueror.
 
   
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You have to applaud the authors putting themselves out there like this. It’s unusual to get this type of interaction in any hobby.

Gavs Q&A was great.

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The Witch Takers
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The Witch Takers

A Warhammer Age of Sigmar story

Tracking the stolen contents of a Chaos warrior's tomb, a pair of Sigmarite witch hunters are drawn into a deadly conflict that leads to bloodshed and damnation.

READ IT BECAUSE
It's a look at the witch hunters of Azyr in the Mortal Realms, and at the ways in which the Dark Gods spread their influence over the innocent and peaceful.

THE STORY
Amidst the metal sands of the blazing deserts of Droost, a pair of witch hunters from the Order of Azyr discover the looted tomb of a champion of the Dark Gods – a tomb that is missing an ancient and dangerous artefact. As the pair set out to find who took the relic and see it destroyed, they find a trail of devastation and carnage – and daemonic trickery. Led to a peaceful oasis in the heart of the desert, the witch takers are drawn into a deadly conflict that will lead to untold bloodshed and damnation…

Written by C L Werner
   
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READ IT BECAUSE

witch hunters

Written by C L Werner


FTFY.
   
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 Kroem wrote:
 Shadow Walker wrote:
Finished Rise of the Ynnari: Ghost Warrior. Recommended for Eldar fans (others can skip it). There is many interesting info about Eldar past, how the many sub-factions of Ynnari are interacting with eachother, what Yvraine or Visarch are thinking about their mission etc. You also get to visit the most important location from Eldar lore.

I read and enjoyed it as well despite not being a particularly big Eldar fan but I can see why you say that.

Spoiler:
I did think that it was a bit of a waste doing all that cool world building for the new craftworld Zaithustra only to immediately destroy it!


I spotted a major continuity error in Ghost Walker. Althenian, the Wraithlord companion to Iyanna, and who is a major character in the story, actually returned to his newly reconstructed Aspect Shrine and new suit of Exarch armor in Guy Haley's novel Valedor, which was set before the rise of Yvraine (i.e. over 100 years or more before Ghost Walker). Althenian had just been waiting for his shrine to be rebuilt before returning.

Unless it's handwaved away as the shrine and armor are destroyed again

This is the second major continuity error I have spotted in Gav Thorpe's Eldar books. The first being in Jain Zar.

Maybe I should offer my services as continuity checker?

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Callis and Toll: The Old Ways
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Callis and Toll: The Old Ways
A Warhammer Age of Sigmar story

Agents Callis and Toll of the Order of Azyr investigate a murder in the marshlands – one that could have dire consequences for an entire community.

READ IT BECAUSE
A pair of characters from 'City of Secrets' get top billing in their own story – and it's just the first of many.

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THE STORY
Agents Callis and Toll of the Order of Azyr venture into the vast marshlands east of the grand city of Excelis to investigate the death of the noble son of one of two warring clans. Was his death a tragic accident or vicious murder? A full-scale uprising could result if they're not careful – and this would cause untold death as the Stormcast Eternals get involved. So it falls to Callis and Toll to uncover the truths and save thousands of lives.

Written by Nick Horth


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The Advent Calendar so far, and a Christmas teaser


We’re now more than halfway through the Black Library Advent Calendar, and it’s been quite a ride so far. We’ve had tales from the Great Crusade, the Horus Heresy, the 41st Millennium and the Mortal Realms – including the Mirrored City of Shadespire. In case you’ve not been keeping up, here’s a quick rundown.



Day 1 saw us head back to the Great Crusade for a Primarchs audio drama, ‘Perturbo: Stone and Iron’, which pitted Perturabo against some nasty enemies – and saw him use his Imperial Fists rivals to teach new recruits a lesson about the nature of their respective Legions. On Day 2, ‘Endurance’ had the Death Guard bring horror to the tired defenders of an Imperial world, while Day 3 took us to Shadespire as both a Stormcast Eternal and a Khorne Bloodreaver experienced memories of another life in ‘Doombound’.






On Day 4,‘Duty Waits’ gave some fantastic insight into the minds of the Imperial Fists patrolling the walls of Terra as they await Horus’ arrival. Day 5’s ‘Key of Infinity’ was an Ahriman story that pitted his wits against an ancient Necron Cryptek, with time-twisting results. And Day 6 heralded the triumphant return of Hamilcar Bear-Eater (self-proclaimed greatest of all the Stormcast Eternals) in ‘Gods’ Gift’.





‘Magisterium’ returned us to Terra on Day 7, as Constantin Valdor struggled to find a place for the Custodian Guard in the impending Siege of Terra. On Day 8, the Flesh Tearers faced ruin as a cabal organised ‘The Assassination of Gabriel Seth’, while Day 9 was back to Terra once more, for a look at Rogal Dorn as the last hours before Horus’ arrival tick down in ‘Now Peals Midnight’. What is he really afraid of…?






Day 10’s ‘The Witch Takers’ was a rollicking adventure ride across a desert in the Mortal Realms, in search of an artefact of Chaos. ‘Heart of Decay’ on Day 11 was a creepy audio drama featuring the Chaos-obsessed Relictors interrogating a captured Death Guard, and yesterday’s ‘Dreams of Unity’ took a different look at Terra, through the eyes of one of the last Thunder Warriors, fighting in the gladiatorial pits.






Today’s tale, ‘Callis and Toll: The Old Ways’, is a semi-sequel to the novel City of Secrets, and written by that book’s author, Nick Horth. It sees the eponymous pair of Order of Azyr operatives hunting down a killer, and unravelling a plot that could destabilise the lands around Excelis.



So that’s the Advent Calendar so far, and with eleven days still to run, who knows what wonders await? (Well, we do, but we’re not telling.) You can experience every story so far, and secure the remaining ones for yourself, with the Advent Subscription, which is not only a cracking collection but also gets you nine of the Quick Reads free – bargain.



Although we’re not going to reveal what’s coming in the Advent Calendar, we can look a little further forward, to Christmas Day, and our annual tradition of premiering a new novel as an eBook. We are delighted to announce that this will continue this year, with not one but two novels coming, one on Christmas Day and another on the 26th of December. We’re not going to tell you what they are, but we will give you a couple of clues.

On Christmas Day, something stirs in a place of horror. Souls cry out in terror and are silenced, as a sleeper awakens and darkness falls…

Boxing Day brings twists and turns in a quest for salvation that takes an unlikely hero into the heart of darkness, pursued by mighty foes and in search of something he doesn’t understand.

Let us know what you think we’ll be premiering on the Black Library Facebook page!

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https://www.blacklibrary.com/all-products/first-lord-of-the-imperium-mp3.html


Malcador: First Lord of the Imperium
A Primarchs audio drama

Malcador the Sigillite sits vigil by the bed of a dying friend and the two discuss the past, present and future – and revelations are made.

LISTEN TO IT BECAUSE
L J Goulding tells an elegiac tale of death, loss and destiny, while raising questions and delivering revelations about Malcador, the Emperor, the primarchs and the Heresy itself – if Malcador can be trusted, that is…

THE STORY
As the Horus Heresy rages and the death toll rises, one more will be added to the numberless dead: Sibel Niasta, personal astropath to the First Lord of the Imperium, Malcador the Sigillite. As her end approaches, Malcador sits vigil by her bedside, and pair discuss their friendship and what it means – how the past and present have shaped Malcador and the Imperium, and what the future holds.

Written by L J Goulding
Running time: 25 minutes. Performed by John Banks, Beth Chalmers, Jenny Funnell, Jonathan Keeble and Toby Longworth.




.. will buy this one i reckon.

The poor man really has a stake in the country. The rich man hasn't; he can go away to New Guinea in a yacht. The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all
We love our superheroes because they refuse to give up on us. We can analyze them out of existence, kill them, ban them, mock them, and still they return, patiently reminding us of who we are and what we wish we could be.
asked what advice he had for people who wanted to amass a huge fortune and replied that the trick was to have an ancestor who was best mates with William the Conqueror.
 
   
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Finished Fabius Bile: the Clonelord. Another excellent book about our favourite Apothecary in IMO the best CSM series. Cannot wait for a third one.
   
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 Shadow Walker wrote:
Finished Fabius Bile: the Clonelord. Another excellent book about our favourite Apothecary in IMO the best CSM series. Cannot wait for a third one.


The Black Legion series is the best CSM series, but the Fabius Bile books are indeed excellent.
   
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 ImAGeek wrote:
 Shadow Walker wrote:
Finished Fabius Bile: the Clonelord. Another excellent book about our favourite Apothecary in IMO the best CSM series. Cannot wait for a third one.


The Black Legion series is the best CSM series, but the Fabius Bile books are indeed excellent.

Tastes vary. I was barely able to slog through the first Black Legion book and the second I did abandon after maybe a 30 pages. Never ever anything ADB outside of HH (where I read everything no matter the author) for me.

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For me the best chaos books are the night lords trilogy. Fabius was hit and miss, I think mostly miss although I haven’t read the second one yet. Black Legion, both books, have proved a slog in places. I found the second a better read. Apart from the cringeworthy “you speak irrelevancies” which after the 50th time made me want to give up.
The concept is a great one, a mighty captured enemy reflecting on his life and trials. Tells by the story as he saw it. I know ADB is very hard on himself, slow constantly going back over text rewriting. I wonder what the book would be like if he just wrote and let the story flow?

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Canterbury

Went to a Dan Abnett signing yesterday, which was nice.

Got my copy of warmaster signed as well as a few other books.

Interceptor City is coming out next year, apparently, and I was also pleased to hear that it looks like there will be a sequel to "Embedded" as well.

The poor man really has a stake in the country. The rich man hasn't; he can go away to New Guinea in a yacht. The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all
We love our superheroes because they refuse to give up on us. We can analyze them out of existence, kill them, ban them, mock them, and still they return, patiently reminding us of who we are and what we wish we could be.
asked what advice he had for people who wanted to amass a huge fortune and replied that the trick was to have an ancestor who was best mates with William the Conqueror.
 
   
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102nd Expeditionary Fleet

Huh, another book I was once quite excited for, but that's well over a decade ago by now.

Be ash and cinder forevermore!

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That's almost true for almost anything Dan's written for BL that we're still waiting for!

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 reds8n wrote:
Went to a Dan Abnett signing yesterday, which was nice.

Got my copy of warmaster signed as well as a few other books.

Interceptor City is coming out next year, apparently, and I was also pleased to hear that it looks like there will be a sequel to "Embedded" as well.

YES! I LOVED EMBEDDED!
   
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So I finished Warmaster yesterday.

Overall a thumbs up from me, although I suspect that , say, that people who have occasional issues with things like the endings of Mr Abnett's books might well have their usual complaints.

There's certainly some wonderful moments -- and the usual heartbreaking ones if you've been following the series.

There's also a somewhat odd continuity issue -- perhaps -- that might be an error or might be a change or.. well.... could be something else entirely.

Well worth picking up as/when if you're a fan though IMO.

I'll give a shout out to the previously mentioned Malcador audio drama by Mr Goulding -- that is very good indeed.

.... possibly confirms some of the darker theories about the HH/the big E.


And going back to Mr Abnett for a moment ... this is, alas/AFAIK only of use to the UK members..


So, a couple of weeks ago, in a moment of what can only be described as a ‘definite case of what the hell’, I agreed to public humiliation on national television over Christmas…. I mean, I agreed to participate in a beloved National Institution.

You can see it on BBC2, December 29th, at 6.30 PM


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The poor man really has a stake in the country. The rich man hasn't; he can go away to New Guinea in a yacht. The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all
We love our superheroes because they refuse to give up on us. We can analyze them out of existence, kill them, ban them, mock them, and still they return, patiently reminding us of who we are and what we wish we could be.
asked what advice he had for people who wanted to amass a huge fortune and replied that the trick was to have an ancestor who was best mates with William the Conqueror.
 
   
 
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