Okay, here’s a quick post about what novels I’ve received on my doorstep on the day that they arrived. Sometimes I’ll go weeks without receiving novels, other times I’ll be receiving novels day after day, so expect this series to not have a fixed date. Any person who follows other book blogging websites will almost certainly have come across this at some point (I even did it myself (or attempted to do it myself) on eblogger).
There’s three novels that arrived for me in the post today, each of which will be read at some point and each of which will be most likely reviewed for The Founding Fields. They are all Black Library titles, one Warhammer 40,000 novel, one Horus Heresy novel and one Warhammer Fantasy novel. So without further ado, I give you:
Fear to Tread by James Swallow (Horus Heresy #21)
Since the earliest days of the Great Crusade, Sanguinius – angelic primarch of the IXth Legion – was ever among the closest and most loyal of Horus’s brothers. But the Blood Angels have long kept their true nature hidden from the rest of the Imperium, and when the Warmaster hints that the key to their salvation may lie in the ruins of a conquered world, the sons of Sanguinius race to claim it. Now, as the revelation of their betrayal dawns and the traitors’ hand is revealed, the Blood Angels must face all the warp-spawned armies of Chaos, as well their own personal daemons, upon the blasted plains of Signus Prime…
Path of the Outcast by Gav Thorpe (Eldar Path #3)
Aradryan has chosen to leave his sheltered life on Craftworld Alaitoc and walk the Path of the Outcast, seeking the myriad pleasures and threats the wider galaxy has to offer. Still unfulfilled as a ranger, he is lured into the life of a star pirate, bringing him into conflict with the Imperium of Man. A chain of events is set in motion that could have catastrophic consequences for Alaitoc, forcing Aradryan to take drastic action if his old home is to survive.
Orion: The Vaults of Winter
At the heart the wood elf kingdom of Athel Loren, the forest-king Orion slumbers through the winter months to be reborn each spring and resume his arboreal throne. However, this year he awakens to discover a foul canker at the core of his eternal spirit – he has been cursed, though by whom and for what reason he does not know. In the grip of a furious rage he leads the asrai to war, but as the corruption spreads to the woodland realm around him, he feels his power waning and must rely upon his loyal subjects to help him unmask the traitor within their ranks.