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Canterbury

last thread can be found here

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/517931.page


Good news for those who aren't too keen on the audio books



Welcome to Enhanced Audio Editions. These eBooks contain not only the full production scripts but the complete audio dramas too. Read along with the audio and experience the action firsthand.

These files contain both the complete audio, and the audio scene-by-scene. This allows you to listen whichever way you’d prefer. If you’d like to listen to the full drama in one go, you can. And if you decide you’d rather listen one scene at a time, you can.

They often also include maps and illustrations to enrich your enjoyment.

Now that you’re fully arrayed for the battle ahead, we hope you find them as enjoyable as we do.



Not every audio book they've done -- yet ..? -- but might be of interest to some.

Also now available -- in e-book form anyway

http://www.blacklibrary.com/warhammer-40000/catechism-of-hate-ebook.html



THE STORY
Among the hallowed ranks of the Adeptus Astartes, few have attained such renown as Ortan Cassius – Ultramarines Chaplain and Master of Sanctity. Hero of the first Tyrannic War, his name is legend. When the hive fleets target the world of Styxia, Cassius leads the defence, marshalling the Ultramarines against the xenos monstrosities.

ABOUT THE BOOK
Available for the first time since its Limited Edition release, Gav Thorpe's Space Marines Battle novella is presented in eBook format



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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.
instead of being restricted, as they are currently, to teaching things assumed to be vaguely accurate, they will be free to teach stuff like ‘a fridge is a kind of aeroplane’ and ‘The Second World War started because Hitler wanted to marry Judi Dench but she wouldn’t let him’
 
   
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Devon, UK

My first (admittedly jaded) thought?


We find comfort among those who agree with us - growth among those who don't. - Frank Howard Clark

The wise man doubts often, and changes his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubts not; he knows all things but his own ignorance.

The correct statement of individual rights is that everyone has the right to an opinion, but crucially, that opinion can be roundly ignored and even made fun of, particularly if it is demonstrably nonsense!” Professor Brian Cox

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Regular Dakkanaut





I'm glad they are bundling them as there have been times when I have wanted to know how someone's name was spelled and some audio drama authors make horrible choices for names that when said aloud sound very similar. In Helion rain one of the scouts and the Captain had very similar names and it was very confusing when they cut back to the Captain. That said I got the Pandorax audio drama which had the script in and reading along quickly became a problem as I was reading faster than the narrator spoke and almost spoilered it. While I am at it the maps in BL books and audio packages are rubbish. They are oversimplified and that detracts from their value for me. I might be expecting too much but I was hoping for something that would enable me to build or set up a gaming table rather than a map of the sector or continent.
   
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Australia

*Entirely unenthusiastic cheer*

 Fafnir wrote:
Oh, I certainly vote with my dollar, but the problem is that that is not enough. The problem with the 'vote with your dollar' response is that it doesn't take into account why we're not buying the product. I want to enjoy 40k enough to buy back in. It was my introduction to traditional games, and there was a time when I enjoyed it very much. I want to buy 40k, but Gamesworkshop is doing their very best to push me away, and simply not buying their product won't tell them that.
 
   
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Redondo Beach

just a heads-up, i'm finishing Straken right now, and it is a damn good read...
Catachans vs. Orks...
Iron Hand Straken (of course), a young Marbo, Nork Deddog, and Snikrot all make an appearance...

i highly recommend this one, along with Iron Guard, and pretty much all the Guard novels...
good stuff...

cheers
jah

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Ambushing Wargor




Baltimore, Maryland

I'm about halfway through Wolf of Sigmar, CL Werner's last book in the Black Plague trilogy. Everything is coming to a head and its pretty intense.

Cameos by Laurelorn Wood Elves, who barely got a mention in both the Empire and Wood Elf Army Books was pretty neat. There's a werewolf of questionable motive, and every one else is up to their usual tricks. The Skaven are plotting against each other while trying to conquer the Empire, the Necromancer Van Hal is recovering from summoning a dozen zombie dragons from the previous novels epic battle finale, while his apprentice plots against him. And then of course we have the humans, who are every bit as fickle, ruthless(the Grand Theogonists version of cleaning house was incredibly merciless, but also brilliant) and devious as the Skaven, but tempered by the nobility of Mandred "the Wolf of Ulric" and his supporting cast.

Another knock out of the park by CL Werner.

Please do the rise Gilles le Breton next, Black Library and get Mr. Werner to write it. Guarantee you'll sell some Bretonian models!

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My prediction (tailored specifically to recent cries of GWs doom) will see the return of C.S. Goto and his work, with the release of Goto-ology the compilation of all his black library work. He will write the final chapter in the long running Horus heresy series titled "Final Emperor Gear revengeance second son" in which the battle of Terra is recounted by Goto. Will be limited edition and 400$.

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Canterbury

Down to less than 100 "BL Live" tickets for this years event

http://www.blacklibrary.com/Warhammer/bl-live-nottingham-2014.html

of note..


The event will also see the launch of a brand new hardback anthology – Renegades of the Dark Millennium – featuring tales of the twisted servants of the Ruinous Powers. Not only will Black Library Live be the first chance for you to get this book, but you will actually get a copy as part of your ticket price!


I've been to a few of these in the past and they've been most enjoyable -- if perhaps somewhat hard on the wallet ( and then the shoulder with regards to carrying), alas.

Am quite keen to get the Archaon book by Mr. Sanders which should be there if all goes well.


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http://www.blacklibrary.com/horus-heresy/scars-hardback-edition.html



THE STORY
Of all the Legiones Astartes, the White Scars of Jaghatai Khan remain the most enigmatic and elusive. Born of a civilisation that prizes honour, speed and fearsome loyalty, their allegiance has yet remained unclear even as the galaxy is torn apart by Horus’s treachery, and both sides have apparently counted them among their potential allies in the war to come. But when the Alpha Legion launch an unexplained and simultaneous attack against the White Scars and Space Wolves, the Khan must decide once and for all whether he will stand with the Emperor or the Warmaster... or neither.

ABOUT THIS EDITION
Includes 4 specially commissioned illustrations by Neil Roberts, as well as an exclusive afterword by the author.

Check out our Scars Collections to buy multiple formats at a discounted price.


Scars is released on Saturday February 1st. All pre-order copies will commence shipping in the week commencing January 27th 2014.



This was of course previously serialised weekly on the BL site.

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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.
instead of being restricted, as they are currently, to teaching things assumed to be vaguely accurate, they will be free to teach stuff like ‘a fridge is a kind of aeroplane’ and ‘The Second World War started because Hitler wanted to marry Judi Dench but she wouldn’t let him’
 
   
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SoCal

I'm at the point where I can't imagine enough new Chaos short stories to warrant buying a book, let alone a hardcover.

   
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Canterbury

..well.. lets see how it works out then


http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=&prodId=prod2380010a


Space Marine Battles: Mortarion's Heart


‘I am Kaldor Draigo. I am the appointed successor of Lord Geronitan, whose life you have unjustly taken this day.

I am Supreme Grand Master of the Six-hundred and Sixty-Sixth Chapter Adeptus Astartes, the Grey Knights. I am the keeper of the eternal flame.’



The Grey Knights face the dreaded Death Lord



- Tells the full story behind the background in Codex: Grey Knights

- Features Kaldor Draigo and the first ever appearance of Mortarion in Warhammer 40,000 fiction

- Includes appearances by all current Grey Knights Grand Masters



The daemon prince Mortarion has emerged from the Eye of Terror at the head of a vast plague-horde, intent upon the corruption of the Imperium he once served. Under Supreme Grand Master Geronitan, the Grey Knights finally meet the daemon army in battle on the plains of Kornovin – a mobilisation of the Chapter the likes of which few have ever seen. Kaldor Draigo and his fellow brotherhood masters lead from the front, trusting to their lord’s secretive plan... until Geronitan is unexpectedly struck down by the Death Lord. With the eyes of the Inquisition upon them and the arcane path of destiny broken forever, the Grey Knights must cast aside thoughts of anything so petty as revenge. The Supreme Grand Master’s successor must be named, or all may be lost.



Mortarion’s Heart By L J Goulding is a Double CD Audio Drama, 75 minutes running time.



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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.
instead of being restricted, as they are currently, to teaching things assumed to be vaguely accurate, they will be free to teach stuff like ‘a fridge is a kind of aeroplane’ and ‘The Second World War started because Hitler wanted to marry Judi Dench but she wouldn’t let him’
 
   
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Svalarheima, MA

That Daemon Primarch on the cover doesn't look like Mortarion to me - unless he switched allegiances to Khorne?

I can't wait to read the reviews and spoilers on this one...

Nil nos tremefacit.
 
   
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UK

Nah, that Draigo in his 'real' form

that's why he does so well in the warp later on

 
   
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Redondo Beach

while not as good of a represntation as i would have hoped for, it looks like Mortarion to me...
Death Guard armor, big scythe, rebreather...
it's just the wings that look too clean, and Khorne-ish...

while i don't have a problem with the GK fluff, i do think it's funny that they have made a big to-do of the most hated piece of new lore in the Codex...

let your hate flow...
hahahahaha

cheers
jah

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102nd Expeditionary Fleet

The Space Marine battle novels have always suffered from questionable art style.

Be ash and cinder forevermore!

V - 11 | T - 3 | 敗 - 40

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Svalarheima, MA

Daemon Primarch Mortarion will forever look like this in my mind's eye:



Though something like this:



would be OK.

That version on the cover looks more like Angron, or some Khorne worshiping loonie:



Still, artistic license and all that!

Nil nos tremefacit.
 
   
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That Mortarion is horrible. It's shorter than pre heresy Mortarion and daemon prince Mortarion is described as being almost twice that size. Also a story about Draigo...

EDIT: the Mortarion on the cover

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Fuller pic from before

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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.
instead of being restricted, as they are currently, to teaching things assumed to be vaguely accurate, they will be free to teach stuff like ‘a fridge is a kind of aeroplane’ and ‘The Second World War started because Hitler wanted to marry Judi Dench but she wouldn’t let him’
 
   
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 reds8n wrote:
Fuller pic from before


I don't think they even tried to scale that. Must have based it off of the Blanche artwork...
   
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Svalarheima, MA

Wow.

Maybe Draigo's just really, really tall?

Nil nos tremefacit.
 
   
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 Alpharius wrote:
Wow.

Maybe Draigo's just really, really tall?

I'm not sure what's worse a really tall Draigo or short Mortarion...
   
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Canterbury

Mr Wraight wrote the following on the BL Blog


Hey Black Library fans,
On today’s blog, Chris Wraight, chronicler of the V Legion and honorary son of Chogoris, joins us to celebrate the release in print of his first Horus Hersey novel, Scars, and talk White Scars.

Eddie: Thanks for joining us today, Chris. Here at Black Library, we’re all very excited to see the release of so many new Horus Heresy titles that focus on the V Legion. Where did you get your inspiration for writing about the White Scars?

Chris: The White Scars ended up being an amalgam of several sources: the traditional ‘wild-rider’ Mongol imagery, some concepts taken from a more general Asiatic cultural background, a strong flavour of shamanic magic and aspects of a more disciplined, Terran-inspired Legion ethos. There’s a definite Zen slant to their philosophy – a focus on harmony and mysticism. Unlike many of the other Loyalist Legions, they never abandoned the Stormseers (for the reasons, read the book!), and that’s kept them on the ‘outside’ of the Imperial structure. Of course, there’s also the combat specialisms, which in the White Scars' case boils down to one thing: speed. They’re very, very skilled jetbike riders, and their void-war skills are legendary. Trying to convey that in the book was a big challenge, and lots of fun to attempt.

Eddie: You've written about a few Space Marine Chapters and Legions now. How are the White Scars different?

Chris: Primarily, they’re happy about what they do. There’s no angst in the Heresy-era White Scars. Unlike, say, the Word Bearers or the Blood Angels, they have no deep-seated psychic or gene-related flaws, and their appointed role – fast-attack troops – suits them down to the ground. The Heresy corrupts all things, and this state will not last. However, while it does, it was great to write about a Legion that functions pretty much optimally. Their weaknesses are the necessary flip-side of this – they’re bad at administering the territories they win, or running protracted sieges, or even keeping in touch with the core Crusade. Unlike, say, the Ultramarines, they’re basically a one-dimensional army. That dimension is pretty special, though.

Eddie: White Scars in the 31st Millennium traditionally ride to battle on a Legion jetbikes. What would your preferred method of transportation be in the far future and why?

Chris: I’d like an F-Type, please. In red, with a soft-top. All sales of Scars will go towards this lifetime goal.

Eddie: And finally, all the White Scars in your books take a new name when they become Space Marines, but what Space Marine name would you choose for yourself if you were a part of the V Legion?

Chris: My full name would be Olon nom Olson Jag’uar. Which, according to my Khorchin lexicon, roughly translates as ‘His many books eventually earned him a Jaguar’.

Eddie: Thanks for joining us Chris. We’re eagerly looking forward to what you have in store for the White Scars in the future.

You can order your copy of Chris’s new Horus Heresy novel Scars here. You can also pick up the prequel, Brotherhood of the Storm, here.

Until next time, happy reading





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New Ravenguard enovella


THE STORY
On Lepidus Prime, the beleaguered Space Marines have an unlikely ally – the eldar of Craftworld Saim-Hann. With these ancient enemies of mankind engaging the ork invaders, Shadow Captain Krevaan of the Raven Guard sees a chance to strike back against the greenskins. Forging a fragile alliance with the eldar, Krevaan prepares to stop the orks before they can despoil the vital city of Reclamation. But the Raven Guard, no strangers to hidden agendas, suspect a sinister motive to the eldar actions…

ABOUT THE BOOK
An ePremiere of a Space Marines Battles novella by David Annandale


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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.
instead of being restricted, as they are currently, to teaching things assumed to be vaguely accurate, they will be free to teach stuff like ‘a fridge is a kind of aeroplane’ and ‘The Second World War started because Hitler wanted to marry Judi Dench but she wouldn’t let him’
 
   
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Decatur, IL

What I want to know, is when are they going to put all the audio books in a paperback edition. I don't mind e-novels, but I like my book in my hand, and all the short stories they have out, you could spend a fortune on trying to get them all. The short stories omnibus they have put out, seem to be the same short stories over in each book with a couple of new ones added.

So any info on a paperback collection of e-novels or audio books would be great.

 
   
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Canterbury



http://www.blacklibrary.com/warhammer-40000/space-marine-script-book.html


http://www.blacklibrary.com/exclusive-products/space-marines-script-book-2.html


http://www.blacklibrary.com/horus-heresy/the-scripts-volume-one.html

Might be on interest to you then.






http://www.blacklibrary.com/?flushcache=1

slight revision/tidy up of the BL site.





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.
instead of being restricted, as they are currently, to teaching things assumed to be vaguely accurate, they will be free to teach stuff like ‘a fridge is a kind of aeroplane’ and ‘The Second World War started because Hitler wanted to marry Judi Dench but she wouldn’t let him’
 
   
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Lewisham

I just hope they release a novel based on the death korps of krieg, i'm currently reading iron guard and it is great so far, hopefully someone (Please be Aaron Dembski Bowden or William King) will give the kriegers some BL love.


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By the way if nobdody has read angel of fire yet, read it it's fantastic.

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 FURIOSO wrote:
I just hope they release a novel based on the death korps of krieg, i'm currently reading iron guard and it is great so far, hopefully someone (Please be Aaron Dembski Bowden or William King) will give the kriegers some BL love.


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By the way if nobdody has read angel of fire yet, read it it's fantastic.


Dead Men Walking is Krieg vs. Necrons, and a damn good book...

Angel of Fire was good...
so was the second book, Fist of Demetrius...
now i'm waiting for book three...

cheers
jah

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SoCal

If you engage it on its own terms, Dead Men Walking is among the best BL has put out. Unfortunately, it really puts off a lot of people for some reason.

   
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102nd Expeditionary Fleet

It is supposed to be a book about the Death Korps but they are for the most part treated like something going on in the background.

Be ash and cinder forevermore!

V - 11 | T - 3 | 敗 - 40

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Jealous that Horus is Warmaster




all over the world

Fist of demetrius was good? It felt like it was rushed and just skirted through important events. The last section when they followed that archon through the portal was tripe!

if a dolphin will jump out of water for fish, just imagine what it would do for chips? 
   
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Indomitable hell rider of glorious renown






102nd Expeditionary Fleet

Fist was an okay story, though to me it felt more like pointless filler that had one or two bits of info that were relevant to the trilogy as a whole really.

Be ash and cinder forevermore!

V - 11 | T - 3 | 敗 - 40

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