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http://www.blacklibrary.com/Home/gates-of-azyr-limited-edition.html

Spotted this one this morning. Seems to be the opening tale for Age of Sigmar.

The Gates of Azyr is a 128-page hardback novella telling the story of the Stormcast Eternals’ first strike into the mortal realms. The cover is illustrated with artwork from Warhammer Age of Sigmar featuring Vandus Hammerhand locked in combat with the fearsome Khorgos Khul. The interior features full art endpapers as well as the fantastic tale of the battle to open the Gates of Azyr.
 

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Just read the extract on the site. Seems good! The storm host are very clearly space marines with hammers instead of bolters. The world has a post apocalyptic feel to it so its very clearly not the old world we are used to, bit still has a good vibe going on. Seeing as its only a tenner I'll probably pick up a copy and see how it is.
 

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Kind of want to. I'm actually about to get it. I'm just unsure finding out its 127 pages. hmmm
Same here. At least we know there actually will be novels, so far we know of three of them. One by Dan Abnett, one by Gav Thorpe and one by Andy Lanning.


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Peer pressure... shit... I think this series has potential. I'm doing it.
I am unsure of the whole thing really. The novels I will definitely pick up, but the game itself... much thought is required.


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I am unsure of the whole thing really. The novels I will definitely pick up, but the game itself... much thought is required.


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I know what you mean. I assume they'll change some models. If I get back I'll do either Dark Elves or Empire. The Empire models are kind of boring to me. I used to think they were cool but they never changed those dang Reiksguard.
 

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I know what you mean. I assume they'll change some models. If I get back I'll do either Dark Elves or Empire. The Empire models are kind of boring to me. I used to think they were cool but they never changed those dang Reiksguard.
I want to play those Stormcast Eternals, they look freakin' awesome. But is the game actually worthwhile...?


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Same here. At least we know there actually will be novels, so far we know of three of them. One by Dan Abnett, one by Gav Thorpe and one by Andy Lanning.


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Where did you see that bit of novel news? Any word on their release schedule? Im dubious about Dan Abnett producing a book for this anytime soon, given his lenghty delay with other titles.

I really had hoped they had just more than one novella as an impending release for their new range.
 

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Where did you see that bit of novel news? Any word on their release schedule? Im dubious about Dan Abnett producing a book for this anytime soon, given his lenghty delay with other titles.

I really had hoped they had just more than one novella as an impending release for their new range.
Just around I guess. I recall Abnett mentioning on his blog that he had a Warhammer novel on his schedule, Thorpe told me that he is working on something in the new Warhammer on the Bolthole, and I think I read about Lanning's book here.


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The Gates of Azyr just became available for download, and Ive grabbed it.


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Finished it, a good fast read that quite sets the mood for the new setting and the Stormcast Eternals. Yep, they are -quite- space marines. They even have drop pods!
 

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Finished it, a good fast read that quite sets the mood for the new setting and the Stormcast Eternals. Yep, they are -quite- space marines. They even have drop pods!
I thought they just rode the lightning, sort of like mass teleportation. What exactly is the Fantasy version of a Drop Pod?


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I thought they just rode the lightning, sort of like mass teleportation. What exactly is the Fantasy version of a Drop Pod?


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thats what I thought too.. like Bifrost?

and hoonestly, the comparison with space marines just shows how much creativity those people have left in their brains :p.

its obvious that the Stormcast Eternals are Paladins send from the Halls of Valhalla.


the stormcast eternals are the spirits of the dead born anew into the mortal realm to fight for their god.
Einerjarls :p
 
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