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12-29-18 10:34 AM
forkmaster Day 23: Half-horn


THE STORY
Kaya, Gull and Vaughn are on the run. After a job gone wrong, the trio of hive-scum have a price on their head and aren't welcome in any reputable settlement. As they shelter from a hive-storm in an abandoned hab-unit in the deep sump, they're sure they're safe from any who might be seeking them. They are wrong. Gor Half-horn is coming for them, and none escape the abhuman bounty hunter once he has their scent…

Day 24: A Rose Watered with Blood


THE STORY
The Conquerer, flagship of the World Eaters Space Marine Legion, has changed. As it makes the long journey to Terra, the vagaries of the warp – and the infernal nature of the beast chained in the bowels of the warship – are altering the very fabric of the vessel. For Lotara Sarrin, long-serving shipmaster of the once-proud craft, and her human crew, the ship has become dangerous. Some think it's trying to kill them. Sarrin has another theory… and it's one she likes even less.

Anything from ADB is always welcomed!
12-22-18 10:13 AM
forkmaster Day 21: Hungerfiend


THE STORY
Drawn to a haunted graveyard in the Realm of Beasts by rumours of a fearsome creature, the aelven Prince Maesa seeks to cleanse the area of its taint. Along with his allies Stonbrak the duardin and Shattercap, the malevolent spite who serves him, Maesa sets out to defeat the beast – a terrifying and monstrous spirit known as a Mourngul. But there is more to this horror than meets the eye, and unless they can solve the mystery surrounding it, the Mourngul may spell the heroes' fate.

Day 22: Sand Lords


THE STORY
In the deep deserts of Marbas II, Captain Amareo Thrax of the Tallarn 236th – the infamous "Sand Lords" – is in trouble. His convoy of 28 armoured recon vehicles is down to a mere handful. Water is low and shade non-existent. And morale is as low as it can be, his warriors bitter and terrified. As he reflects on the events that led them to these dire straits, little does he realise that the horror has yet to end…

Fun to see the Tallarn get a story about them as it doesn't happen that often. Might read it in the future.
12-22-18 10:11 AM
forkmaster
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Originally Posted by Khorne's Fist View Post
Exactly. It ties in nicely to that previous little snapshot.
I might take a crack at that short soon then. I will hold off as I do not know if it will appear in an anthology anytime soon.
12-20-18 09:28 PM
Khorne's Fist
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Oh it's like the small tidbit from Wrath of Iron where it is said that Ferrus Manus saw the obsession with machine-parts on equal ground like the flesh-change or any of the other genetical sicknesses the other Legions might have. I don't have the exact quote on me.
Exactly. It ties in nicely to that previous little snapshot.
12-20-18 06:32 PM
forkmaster Day 17:


THE STORY
Hamilcar Bear-Eater, Lord-Castellan of the Astral Templars Stormhost, was warned not to venture into the twisted shadeglass labyrinth of Shadespire. Naturally, he headed there right away, because no one tells Hamilcar what he can't do… Now he's trapped, lost, alone, and haunted – both by the ghosts that inhabit the City of Mirrors and by the spectres of his own past, doubts and fears. Can he overcome these obstacles and escape to fight again? Probably – he is Hamilcar, mightiest of all the Stormcast Eternals, after all!

Day 18: Expectatio


THE STORY
When the underhive bounty hunter Arturos delivers a renegade Goliath to the Guilder Meriko, he expects his payment of 60 credits for the capture. But Meriko has taken out more bounties than he can afford, and payment isn't forthcoming… Luckily for him, among the junk in his shop is a treasure that's worth Arturos' time and effort. A Spiraptor, a mechanical bodyguard programmed to protect a wealthy individual, it sends Arturos on a quest that could make his fortune – or claim his life.

I really have to get through my shame-pile so I can buy the new books. I rarely have the time for any of them. -.-'

Day 19: Black Atonement


THE STORY
The town of Shadowvel in the Realm of Shyish lies outwith the domains of Neferata, Mortarch of Blood – but that does not make its inhabitants safe from her displeasure… Shadowvel has stood for centuries against all the hordes of Chaos thrown against it. But Neferata would see it fall, and the Maggotkin hordes of the Children of the Bell are the perfect weapon to wield against the spirits of Shadowvel. And none are better at manipulating a foe than Neferata…

Day 20: Purity is a Lie


THE STORY
Of all the explorers in the Blackstone Fortress, few are as feared by those who have made Precipice a home as Taddeus the Purifier. Though the Ecclesiarchy priest disdains all those around him who would plunder the fortress for profit or power, he knows they are of use – for the visions sent to him by the Emperor are all that matters. Accompanying Rogue Trader Janus Draik in search of a hidden vault will put Taddeus' beliefs to the test, as danger looms.

Ooh more goodnesses!
12-20-18 06:27 PM
forkmaster
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I read the IH story, and it turns out the cover has no relation to the story. It's more about Ferrus Mannus getting a glimpse of his legion's future, and how disdainful he is of it. He would be repulsed and enraged at their rejection of their humanity.
Oh it's like the small tidbit from Wrath of Iron where it is said that Ferrus Manus saw the obsession with machine-parts on equal ground like the flesh-change or any of the other genetical sicknesses the other Legions might have. I don't have the exact quote on me.
12-16-18 03:24 PM
Khorne's Fist
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And I had completely missed that last part. XD
I read the IH story, and it turns out the cover has no relation to the story. It's more about Ferrus Mannus getting a glimpse of his legion's future, and how disdainful he is of it. He would be repulsed and enraged at their rejection of their humanity.
12-16-18 11:43 AM
forkmaster Day 10: A Dirge of Dust and Steel


THE STORY
Lord-Aquilor Sathphren Swiftblade and his Vanguard Chamber warriors from the Hallowed Knights have ventured into the wilds of Shyish, the dread Realm of Death. Their goal? To resurrect an old alliance between Azyr and the duardin who dwell in these forgotten lands. But if they are to reforge long-sundered bonds of brotherhood, Swiftblade and his warriors must first defeat a mighty daemon of Chaos known only as the Soulflayer.

Not interested!

Day 11: The Deserter


THE STORY
In the underhive of Necromunda, the only law that really matters is that might is right and unless you can defend what's yours, someone else will claim it. That's what happened to Corenne. When the Thunder Knuckle Posse came, they took control of the Sweet Drop Still, sending her family packing. Now, she wants it back, and a chance encounter with a ragged old man known only as "The Deserter" who claims to have fought in the armies of the vaunted Lord Solar might just be her salvation – or at least revenge.

An audio drama written by Justin D Hill.

Running time 27 minutes. Performed by Steve Conlin, Toby Longworth, Carla Medonca & Jo Woodcock.


I have thought about getting into the Necromunda stories so I will put this on my to-read-list.

Day 12: The Last Council


THE STORY
As the Great Crusade came to a close, the power that had been vested in the Emperor and his War Council, made up of primarchs and generals, was transferred to civilian authorities – the great Council of Terra. Now, as the Warmaster and his armies approach the Throneworld, it is time for that council to be dissolved and the warriors to once again take command as the eve of battle looms. But no one gives up power easily, and even an assemblage of three primarchs may find trouble waiting…

As the previous HH-short, I will wait for the anthology, but this might be of interest to read soon.

Day 14: Gotrek: One, Untended


THE STORY
When a child goes missing from Hammerhal Ghyra, Gotrek Gurnisson, recovering from an epic drinking binge (and some nasty poisoning) volunteers to enter the nearby catacombs and find him – especially since his mother claims he was taken by a ghost. Venturing into the darkness with his reluctant aelven companion Maleneth. But even the vaunted Stormcast Eternals were unable to cleanse this labyrinth of the taint that infects it, and what awaits the adventurers below will test them to their limits.

Day 15: The Battle of Blackthunder Mesa


THE STORY
On the T'au Empire sept world of Dal'yth, the warriors of the Fire Caste fight a losing battle against the human Imperium. With the gue'la, as the t'au call them, willing to throw seemingly endless manpower into the meatgrinder of war, the Greater Good has no solution. But Commander Farsight might… In the training facility of Dal'ryu, an experimental weapon heralds a new way of war, championed by Farsight – and with a force of Imperial tanks closing on the facility, Commander Bravestorm may just have to use this "Onager Gauntlet" if he is to claim victory.

Day 16: The Atonement of Fire


THE STORY
Imperium Secundus is over. A vision granted to Sanguinius shows that the Emperor is alive, and so the Triumvirate of primarchs who formed the breakaway empire have taken to their fleets and intend to make the traitors pay for their heresy. But in his heart, Roboute Guilliman, architect of Imperium Secundus, feels as much a traitor as any of them – and he seeks to atone for his sin by throwing himself at enemies. When a force of World Eaters threaten a world that embodies the Imperium's ideals, he finds the perfect target…

Annandale haven't unfortunately written anything that has blown my mind. His Guilliman-novella was alright but nothing but bolter-porn. Ruinstorm was very short and didn't dwell much into the interaction between 3 awesome Legions and Primarchs. I'll see what this has to offer.
12-16-18 09:57 AM
forkmaster
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I really enjoyed the Ahriman books, especially the first two. He is up there in the top tier of BL writers, for me. As for the Horusian Wars, it's quite a good series so far, even if they've adjusted his timeline from his initial appearance in the Inquisitor game.


"An Iron Hands warship that seems to be from the future… "
In cases where this happens, I always reply with that I'm happy that you enjoy them and I really wish I could as well. I only want to read good books. Oh okay that's interesting! I will have to give those books a try then.

And I had completely missed that last part. XD
12-09-18 11:02 PM
Khorne's Fist
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I still haven't forgiven French for his atrocious Ahriman-trilogy. But I will eventually give the Horusian Wars a chance some time.
I really enjoyed the Ahriman books, especially the first two. He is up there in the top tier of BL writers, for me. As for the Horusian Wars, it's quite a good series so far, even if they've adjusted his timeline from his initial appearance in the Inquisitor game.

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I do not like the frontcover. Why is he in the MK. VII-armour?
"An Iron Hands warship that seems to be from the future… "
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