Tag Archives: New Releases

Cracked by Eliza Crewe – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk takes a look at one of the recent debut novels from Strange Chemistry, the YA imprint of Angry Robot. This is also the second in my Advent Reviews series for 2013. You can find a full list here.

“Fun. Quirky. Delightful. Recommended.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Anarchy Books to Release 7 New Novels (PLUS A FREE ANTHOLOGY) – Press Release


Howdy Folks, Commissar Ploss here delivering a new Press Release from Anarchy Book directly to you for your reading pleasure. It details their upcoming release of 7 NOVELS and other such goodies. Also, be sure to come back on April 6th to find out how you can get the Anthology, Vivispulture for FREE! We’ll have a link to where you can get it for free! So be sure to come back. Anyways, Enjoy! Some great novels in this PR!

Empire State by Adam Christoper – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews Angry Robot Books’ most recent release, the debut noir/science-fiction novel by Adam Christopher.

“If Empire State could play poker, you would be out of your money by the end of the night. You cannot out-bluff this one!” ~ The Founding Fields

Path of the Renegade Cover Art!

Howdy folks! some wonderful new cover art right on the coat-tails of the Know No Fear art release two days ago.  This is for Andy Chambers Path of the Renegade. A Dark Eldar book, not to be confused with Gav Thorpes Eldar series with similar titles.  have a look!

Void Stalker Artwork!

Hey everyone, Commissar Ploss here to deliver on a piece of artwork we’ve all been waiting for, for quite some time! The cover art for Void Stalker, my friend Aaron’s third book in his highly acclaimed Night Lords series.

Following on from the exciting re-release of Lord of the Night last Friday, we can reveal the artwork for Aaron Dembski-Bowden’s next Night Lords novel, Void Stalker:

This piece, by Jon Sullivan, has to rate as one of the most impressive pictures of a Chaos Space Marine to date.

Aaron’s book will be out next year (it would be out sooner, but he’s busy getting married; sorry, ladies). In the meantime, If you’ve yet to read the first two books in the Night Lords series, you’ve got plenty of time to catch up. Both Soul Hunter and Blood Reaver are available here.


Dan Abnett – Embedded – Sample Chapters

Now, a few months ago, if you’ve been a follower of this website that long, you may recall that back in October 2010, Commissar Ploss gave us the cover at for Dan Abnett’s Embedded. With the release of the novel not too far away, Angry Robot books have provided us with a few sample chapters, which are looking interesting. Check it out for yourself:


The blurb for Embedded is as follows:

The colony planet of Eighty-Six looks as dull as all its fellow new worlds to veteran journalist Lex Falk, but when a local squabble starts to turn violent, and the media start getting the runaround from the military high command, his interest is seriously piqued.
Forbidden from approaching the battlezone, he gets himself chipped inside the head of a combat veteran – and uncovers the story of a lifetime. When the soldier is killed, however, Falk must use all his resourcefulness to get back home again… and blow the lid off the whole damn thing.
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Black Library News – January

Howdy y’all. Commissar Ploss here with some updates for yous crazy souls. I’ve got the scoop on Black Library News for the Month of January. check it out!

Just click the link and you’ll be directed to the document:

New Gaunt’s Ghosts Cover Art

We’ve got some new artwork from the Black Library this week. A new cover shot of one of the upcoming Gaunt’s Ghosts books. The debate is still ongoing as to which one it’s for, but i’ve got my nose to the truth stone, and i’m fairly sure which book it goes to.

If my assumptions are correct, It’s the cover to the upcoming Gaunt’s Ghosts novel, Salvation’s Reach.  Can’t wait for this one, should be an epic read. 

Might as well discuss what he looks like. Stunning cover work, and actually this suits my current thoughts about what he looks like. A bit of a paunch, and trauma from being openly flayed in one of the latest books. War and age has taken it’s toll on him. Growing a bit past middle age, and that’s lucky enough for an active duty commissar. Perhaps Guant has pushed his luck far enough? Lets speculate what will happen in the next book shall we? :o )


Black Library News – December

For your enjoyment, i’ve got a rundown of the Black Library News for December. Have a look, and be sure to buy some books before christmas! (remember, you can find them on the TFF Booklist. and some of them at the bottom of this post.)

Black Library News
December 2010

New and Noteworthy
(Run out and get these new releases out this month!)

Prospero Burns by Dan Abnett
The long awaited companion book to A Thousand Sons is finally unleashed.
Prospero Burns tells the other side of the story that was begun in A Thousand Sons and is a continuation of the Horus Heresy saga. Primarch Magnus the Red of the Thousand Sons Legion has made a catastrophic mistake that endangers the safety of Terra. With no other choice, the Emperor charges Leman Russ, Primarch of the Space Wolves, with the apprehension of his brother from the Thousand Sons home world of Prospero. This planet of sorcerers will not be easy to overcome, but Russ and his Space Wolves are determined to bring Magnus to justice and bring about the fall of Prospero.

Time of Legends: God King by Graham MacNeill.
The final part of the Sigmar trilogy.
God King, by Graham McNeill, is the third book in the Time of Legends series The Legend of Sigmar and tells the early history of Sigmar Heldenhammer. Sigmar, the first emperor, is a peerless leader and unbreakable warrior but in the deserts of Nehekhara a new empire is rising. Nagash, the most feared of the necromancers, seeks dominance over the Old World. Wielding Ghal-Maraz, the fabled dwarf hammer, Sigmar confronts his most dangerous adversary. As Nagash’s legions of unnatural creatures swarm the fledgling Empire, Sigmar must defend the lands of the living from the hordes of the dead.

Horus Heresy: Horus Rising Audio Book.
The first book in the million selling series on five CDs
Horus Rising is an abridged audio book version of the bestselling novel that began the saga of the Horus Heresy. It is the 31st millennium, a golden age of discovery and conquest. On the eve of victory, the Emperor leaves the front lines, entrusting the Great Crusade to his favourite son Horus. Promoted to Warmaster, the idealistic Horus tries to carry out the Emperor’s plans but at the same time the seeds of heresy are creeping into the doctrine of the Legions. Dan Abnett describes the Imperium in its pre-Heresy glory and sets events in motion that will bring about its catastrophic fall. Five disks and over six hours of story read by veteran actor Martyn Ellis bring this bestselling book to life

Pawns of Chaos
Long out-of-print, Brian Craig’s warped view of the Warhammer 40,000 universe is now available as a Print on Demand heretic Tome.
In the grim future of Warhammer 40,000 mankind is engaged in an eternal conflict with armies of Chaos. On the medieval world of Sigmatus, the hated Imperium is flexing its power with ruthless efficiency. The rebels have a plan to fight back: summon a powerful daemon from the warp and unleash it upon their enemies!


A new Horus Rising edition
Black Library is happy to announce that we will be producing a five year anniversary edition of the book that started it all – Horus Rising. The new edition will have a new introduction by Dan Abnett. Even if you have the original edition you will want this anniversary edition.

Some Black Library Best Sellers from Bookscan
Overall SF Sales

First Heretic #8 on for 7 weeks
Dead Men Walking #12 on for 1 week
Firedrake #29 on for 7 weeks
The Emperor’s Finest #33 on for 1 week


The Emperor’s Finest #9 on for 1 week
Sabbat Worlds Crusade #25 on for 10 weeks
Chapters Due #44 on for 26 weeks

Looking Forward

The Purging of Kadillus
This is the next instalment of the bestselling Space Marine Battles series.
The Purging of Kadillus is a well know battle amongst Games Workshop fans and features some of the iconic figures in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. The Dark Angels underestimate the threat of an ork invasion on Piscina IV and they swarm toward Kadillus Harbour. It is left to Captain Belial, Sergeant Naaman and their fellow Astares to fight the desperate siege at Kadillus, knowing that they must old out until Imperial reinforcements arrive or the planet will be lost.

Sword of Vengence
This is the follow-up to the Sword of Justice and the next book in Warhammer Heroes line.
Averland burns. An army of cultists rises in the corrupted city of Averheim. The Grand Theogonist Volkmar marches towards the capital in a race to snuff out the rebellion before it grows too widespread to defeat. Schwarzhelm races to return to the site of his recent battles, as does the spy Pieter Verstohlen, evading assassins while trying to discover the truth of the conspiracy that drew him away. Out in the wilderness is Kurt Helborg, Grand Marshal of the Reiksguard. Only he has the indomitable strength of will to hold together the province in its hour of need. Only he can rally the terrified citizens of Averland to resist the infernal powers that beset them.

Thunder & Steel
Dab Abnett fantasy novels long out of print are available again in one big volume

Dan Abnett has sold over 1.2 million books in English. Thunder & Steel packages the novels Riders of the Dead, Gilead’s Blood and Hammer of Ulric, several short stories and a graphic novel in one big volume of fantasy goodness. Across the Old World, the powers Chaos seek to bring corruption and death, poisoning the minds of men and filling them with hatred and fury. From Empire soldiers marching to war across the bleak northern wastes, to a lone elf fighting a one-man war for vengeance and the mighty White Wolves, battling against the many foes that besiege Middenheim this novel explores Warhammer Fantasy from all angles.

Helion Rain
The latest audio drama is by SF veteran author George Mann.
The world of Idos is on the verge of destruction, wracked by catastrophic storms and plagued by ravening tyranids. Into this maelstrom come the Raven Guard 4th Company, the warzone perfectly suited to their lightning-strike methods of combat. Led by Veteran Sergeant Grayvus, their mission is simple – to rescue the planet’s last survivors. Grayvus and his company must fight their way through genestealers and a deadly biomorph if they are to succeed and reclaim Idos for the Imperium.

Last Bits

Listen to the first chapter of the audio version of Horus Rising on the digital section of the website.

On the blog we have an exclusive extract from Rob Sanders contribution to the Horus Heresy Anthology, Age of Darkness due in May 2011.


Keep an eye on our website for specials, interviews and downloads. You can also follow us on facebook and Twitter.

The new Ultramarines movie has been delayed till December, but that doesn’t take away from the great stuff in it – Space Marines. We have the original Ultramarine novels – The Ultramarines Omnibus, Chapter’s Due and Courage and Honour. That is just for starters; check out our website for other great Space Marine themed novels.

Here is a list of some of the events The Black Library will be attending in 2011.

BL Live – Nottingham, UK – March 5
Adepticon – Lombard, IL – April 1-3
Book Expo America – New York, NY – May 23-26
Games Day US – Chicago, IL – July 30
UK Games Day – Birmingham, UK – Late September
Australian Games Day – Fall 2011


and that’s it for the news from BL for the month of December, be sure to check the TFF Booklist for all of the items listed here, except the audio dramas and POD titles, since those are only available from the Black Library website. :o )


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Black Library releases cover art for "Hammer & Anvil"

Another stellar bit of artwork has just been released.  Hammer & Anvil, the follow up to Faith & Fire, by James Swallow, has been graced with another bit of awesome cover work by notorious artist, Hardy Fowler. Have a look!


(images courtesy of Black Library)

and if you want to find a copy of Faith & Fire, just click below.  :o )

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