Black LIbrary Publications and the Raven Guard
I'm fairly new to the 40K universe and as such my best approach thus far (suggestions welcome) to "getting up to speed" regarding the fluff of the game has been reading various publications put out by the Black Library. I'ved played a bit with a small Tau army I started but would really like to create a space marine army. Of particular interest are the Raven Guard, however I have not read very much about them and was hoping that someone might know of a particular book in the series that gave more insight into this chapter.
I'm also curious to know authors that people favor. Currently Dan Abnett for me is by far one of the best writters I've come across in any collection, just my two sence. Thanks in advance.