Tuesday, 21 November 2017
Sunday, 19 November 2017
The final seminar of the weekend was of course the ‘Coming soon from Black Library’
Now this was very quick, so I don’t think I was able to catch all of them, but here we go
Jaghatai Khan. New Primarchs book by Chris Wraight
Ferrus Manus. New Primarchs book by David Guymer
Vulkan. New Primarchs book by David Annandale
The Burden of Loyalty. A collections of short story’s for the Horus Heresy.
The other 2 Horus Heresy novels, Wolfbane an Slaves to Darkness, I have mentioned in previous posts.
Lords of silence. The start of a new Death Guard series by Chris Wraight
The Magos. New Eisenhorn novel by Dan Abnett
Titian’s bane. A new audio drama.
Ashes of Prospero. New Space wolf novel by Gav Thorpe
Blood of Iax. New Primaris marine trilogy.
Imperator. New novel by Gav Thorpe.
Sons of the Hydra. New Alfa legion novel by Rob Sanders
Lukas the Trickster. New Space Wolf novel by Josh Reynolds
Knightsblade. A sequel to Kingsbade by Andy Clark
Legacy of Dorm. New Crimson Fist novel.
Castellan. The second book in the Grey Knights series by David Annandale
Hunger. New Flesh Tearers novel
Soul bound. New Raven Guard Audio Drama
Choose Your Enemies. New Ciaphas Cain novel.
Incarnation. Book 2 of the Horusian Wars by John French
Age of Sigma
Neferata: Monarch of Blood. David Annandale
Nagash: Undying King. This was formally a special addition.
Blacktalon. A novel about Neave Blacktalon by Andy Clark.
They also announced that Gotrek will make an appearance in some up coming audio dramas.
At the end of the seminar, they announced that they do plan to do both a Black Library Live and a Black Library Weekender in 2018.
That’s it form me, I really did enjoy the weekender and spent far too much money, as always lol. But I still can not wait to do it all again soon.
Take care :-)
Next up was the Wolf against Wolf seminar with Guy Haley, and this one was very exciting.
This was about the next Horus Heresy novel called Wolfsbane. As you can see from the cover, we know the Leman Russ and Horus have a confrontation, and Russ has the Emperors own spear.
Guy then read the prologue of the book, which was all about Horus meeting Russ for the first time on Fenris, which was very cool, and had a lot of dialogue with the Emperor.
As with the actual details of the novel, it is set just before the battle of yarem and Jaghatai Khan and Sanguinius have both arrived at Terra, and dispute Dorns wishes, Russ wants to go and confront Horus. Russ is aware that he will not be able to beat Hours if he assaults him head on, however he has a plan, which involves him going back to Fenris. There is also a lot of information about Beta Garmon. Unfortunately, Guy was not able to give any more details.
The release date is not certain yet, however, it will not be far off.
Guy then went on the say that he is writing at least one more novel in the Horus Heresy, and he is doing more in the Primarch series.
This book sounds really good, and I’m very interested about the actually fight between Russ and Horus because, well, who doesn’t like a Primarch duel?
Take care :-)
The first Seminar I attended today was the Power Behind the Golden Throne with Chris Wraight and Dann Abnett.
This was all about the 40k Inquisitor series that Chris Wraight is currently writing, the first being Vaults of Terra: The Carrion Throne.
Chris started of by talking about the difficulties in writing about Terra. Even though Terra is the centre in a lot of stories in both Horus Heresy and 40k, there is not much actual details. As a result of this, Chris has taken inspiration from some of Dans novels like Blood Games, as well as in depth discussions to really iron out the details of not only what life is like on Terra, but also basic things like the landscape ie are there oceans etc. Chris also had a sit down with John French to make sure the Inquisitor series that they are both writing will not be basically same thing.
As with the actual Inquisitor, Chris did not want them to be the “ender of worlds” type, but really one who is truly trying to uncover some of the secrets in the depths of Terra. Dispute this evening seemingly an impossible task for a single Inquisitor, as the time of the Horus Heresy is like a myth to them. So this series will be kind of like a detective story, uncovering clues and really digging out long forgotten truths.
Stay tuned for more updates throughout today :-)
Saturday, 18 November 2017
The next seminar from the Black Library Weekender that I wanted to talk about, is the Road to Terra - The Horus Heresy enters its final stages.
This seminar was mainly about the leading up to the Road to Terra. So a lot of discussion on some of the pivotal novels thus far, Unremembered Empire coming up the most.
We were however given some great hints as to what we can expect. They advised us that John French is working on a novel called Slaves to Darkness. This story will be the final one before the push to Terra, and it will involve Horus gathering all his forces and allies for the final push. This book will be a who’s who of traiter Primarchs, containing all of them apart from Konrad Curze. The Ultramarines will make appearances as they attempt to slow down the advance of Horus. We were advised that Chaos will also make a contribution to this novel as the bargains that certain Primarchs have made with them are explored.
This really does sound like a very interesting novel, even to the point of tempting me to get back into reading the Horus Heresy novels.
Nick went on to state, that they are not sure how many novels or short story’s will make up the actual siege of Terra, however he believes the just 3 novels will not be enough. They really do want to do the series, and the siege justice, while also not drag it out longer than it should be.
A question was pitched to the authors about how they will feel once the series of books was complete, and they all stated that they would be in shock, and yet very proud of what they would have accomplished. Gav then added that, although the series will be complete, it does not mean that an author could not go back a write a story set during the Horus Heresy.
One last thing I wanted to add, was something that was said in the Iron Hands seminar, and that is there will not be a novel about the Titan Death. This is due to time restraints.
One thing that really interests me, is where to focus will go on once it has all been completed. Could they do the the scouring, or maybe even go further back to the great crusade, or the unification wars. I guess we will just have to wait and see.
I’m sure I will be able to give more information regarding up and coming Horus Heresy novels tomorrow, so make sure you keep looking on here for updates.
Take care :-)
I am currently at the Black Library Weekender and I would like to share with you some quick information regarding up and coming audio dramas from Black Library
Firstly, we have a Raven Guard audio. This one will be about a Raven Guard strike force navigating a Tzeentch labyrinth. George Mann, the author of this audio, stated they took some inspiration from Silver Tower when writing this audio. He also stating that he is working on a follow up.
Corsair: The Face of the Void
Next, we have an audio by James Swallow. This will be a Rogue Trader novel. There was not much about the story talked about, however, James stated that this will have a Firefly feel to it, and that he hopes this will be the start of a series.
A Deadly Wit
The last one mentioned, is a Harlequin story by Gav Thorpe. This is going to be about a troupe hunting down an ork warboss. This will be the first of a trilogy, with each audio focusing on a different member of the troupe.
Keep an eye out as I will hopefully give you more updates thoughout the weekender.
Take care :-)