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Publication Order of Judge Dredd Books

Judge Dredd (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Warhammer 40,000 Books

Nehwon (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Throne of Lies (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Extinction (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Honour Imperialis (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Talon of Horus (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ragnar Blackmane (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Legion (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sabbat Crusade (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Warhammer 40,000: Imperial Guard Books

with Lucien Soulban
Fifteen Hours (By:) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death World (By:Steve Lyons) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Desert Raiders (By:Lucien Soulban) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ice Guard (By:Steve Lyons) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cadian Blood (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Redemption Corps (By:) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Men Walking (By:Steve Lyons) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hammer of the Emperor (By:Steve Lyons,Lucien Soulban) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Baneblade (By:) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadowsword (By:) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shield of the Emperor (By:) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Battles Books

Helsreach (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Warhammer 40,000: Night Lords Books

Soul Hunter (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Reaver (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Void Stalker (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Warhammer 40,000: Grey Knights Books

The Emperor's Gift (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Aaron Dembski-Bowden Game Books

Trolls (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Siege of Terra Books

The Solar War (By:) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sons of the Selenar (By:) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Solar War (By:) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lost and the Damned (By:) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The First Wall (By:Gav Thorpe) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Warhawk (By:Chris Wraight) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saturnine (By:Dan Abnett) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mortis (By:) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Warhawk (By:Chris Wraight) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Echoes of Eternity (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The End and the Death (By:Dan Abnett) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Warhammer 40,000 Novels

Into the Maelstrom (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eye of Terror (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Imperium (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Words of Blood (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Farseer (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crucible of War (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lone Wolves (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What Price Victory (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Iron Hands (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bringers of Death (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Let the Galaxy Burn (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood & Thunder (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Imperial Guard Omnibus: Volume One (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dawn of War II (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sabbat Worlds: A Good Man (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mephiston: Lord of Death (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Down Amongst the Dead Men (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cost of Command (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Macharian Crusade Omnibus (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Masters of Stone and Steel (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spear of the Emperor (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Redemption Through Sacrifice (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mark of Faith (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Shriekers (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Warriors and Warlords (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Indomitus (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Karsharat Abomination (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Imperium at War (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hammer and the Eagle: Icons of Warhammer (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ephrael Stern: The Heretic Saint (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sons of Sanguinius: A Blood Angels Omnibus (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sabbat War (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Da Gobbo's Revenge (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wolftime (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Astorath: Angel of Mercy (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghazghkull Thraka: Prophet of the Waaagh! (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Awakenings (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Horus Heresy Books

The Horus Heresy, Vol. I: Visions of War (By:) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Horus Heresy Vol. II: Visions of Darkness (By:) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Horus Heresy Vol. III: Visions of Treachery (By:) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
False Gods (By:) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Galaxy in Flames (By:) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horus Rising (By:Dan Abnett) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Visions of Death: Iconic images of the Imperium, betrayal and war (By:) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Flight of the Eisenstein (By:James Swallow) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Horus Heresy: Collected Visions (By:) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fulgrim (By:) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Descent of Angels (By:) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Battle for the Abyss (By:) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legion (By:Dan Abnett) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mechanicum (By:) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fallen Angels (By:Mike Lee) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales of Heresy (By:Dan Abnett,James Swallow,Gav Thorpe,Mike Lee,,,Nick Kyme) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nemesis (By:James Swallow) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Thousand Sons (By:) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The First Heretic (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prospero Burns (By:Dan Abnett) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oath of Moment (By:James Swallow) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legion of One (By:James Swallow) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Age of Darkness (With: Dan Abnett,James Swallow,Gav Thorpe,,,Nick Kyme,,,Chris Wraight) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Promethean Sun (By:Nick Kyme) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Outcast Dead (By:) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deliverance Lost (By:Gav Thorpe) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Know No Fear (By:Dan Abnett) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Reflection Crack'd (By:) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Feat of Iron (By:Nick Kyme) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Serpent Beneath (By:) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Primarchs (By:Gav Thorpe,,,Nick Kyme) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Butcher's Nails (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fear to Tread (By:James Swallow) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadows of Treachery (With: Dan Abnett,Gav Thorpe,,,Nick Kyme) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Angel Exterminatus (By:) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brotherhood of the Storm (By:Chris Wraight) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sword of Truth (By:James Swallow) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Betrayer (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Imperial Truth (With: James Swallow,Gav Thorpe,,Nick Kyme) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sigillite (By:Chris Wraight) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Burden of Duty & Grey Angel (By:James Swallow) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mark of Calth (By:) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Honour to the Dead (By:Gav Thorpe) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scorched Earth (By:Nick Kyme) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Unremembered Empire (By:Dan Abnett) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Macragge's Honour (By:Dan Abnett) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tallarn: Executioner (By:) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vulkan Lives (By:Nick Kyme) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Echoes of Ruin: (By:David Annandale,Gav Thorpe,,,,Chris Wraight) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vengeful Spirit (By:) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scars (By:Chris Wraight) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Damnation of Pythos (By:David Annandale) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Purge (By:) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legacies of Betrayal (With: ,Nick Kyme,Chris Wraight) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Seventh Serpent (By:) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Garro: Shield of Lies (By:James Swallow) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tallarn: Ironclad (By:) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Horus Heresy Volume Five (By:James Swallow) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cybernetica (By:) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wolf King (By:Chris Wraight) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deathfire (By:Nick Kyme) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Honoured (By:) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pharos (By:) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vow of Faith (By:James Swallow) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eye of Terra (By:) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Path of Heaven (By:Chris Wraight) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silent War (By:) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Angels of Caliban (By:Gav Thorpe) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
War Without End (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eye of Terra (With: David Annandale,Gav Thorpe,,,Nick Kyme,,,,Chris Wraight) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Praetorian of Dorn (By:) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leman Russ: The Great Wolf (By:Chris Wraight) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Praetorian of Dorn (By:) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ember Wolves (By:) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Magnus the Red: Master of Prospero (By:) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shattered Legions (By:Dan Abnett,David Annandale,Gav Thorpe,,Nick Kyme,,,Chris Wraight) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Master of Mankind (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perturabo: Hammer of Olympia (By:) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Compliance (By:) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perturabo: Hammer of Olympia (By:) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lorgar (By:Gav Thorpe) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tallarn (By:) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prince of Crows (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ruinstorm (By:David Annandale) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Laurel of Defiance (By:) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aurelian (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silent War (By:James Swallow) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Immortal Duty (By:Nick Kyme) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Garro: Burden of Duty (By:James Swallow) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Old Earth (By:Nick Kyme) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Garro: Ashes of Fealty (By:James Swallow) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Garro: Oath of Moment (By:James Swallow) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red-Marked: The Horus Heresy Series (By:Nick Kyme) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Garro: Sword of Truth (By:James Swallow) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Raven's Flight (By:Gav Thorpe) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Garro: Legion of One (By:James Swallow) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Duty Waits (By:) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crimson King (By:) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Magisterium (By:Chris Wraight) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dreams of Unity (By:Nick Kyme) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Board is Set (By:Gav Thorpe) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Games (By:Dan Abnett) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Burden of Loyalty (With: Dan Abnett,David Annandale,Gav Thorpe,,,Chris Wraight) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Corax (By:Gav Thorpe) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jaghatai Khan: Warhawk of Chogoris (By:Chris Wraight) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wolfsbane (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Born of Flame (By:Nick Kyme) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slaves to Darkness (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two Metaphysical Blades (By:Chris Wraight) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prologue to Nikaea (By:David Annandale) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Garro: Weapon of Fate (By:James Swallow) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heralds of the Siege (By:James Swallow,Gav Thorpe,Nick Kyme,,,,,Chris Wraight) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heralds of the Siege (By:Nick Kyme) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Corax: Lord of Shadows (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Titandeath (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Abyssal (By:David Annandale) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Visions of Heresy (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Atonement of Fire (By:David Annandale) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Rose Watered with Blood (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bringer of Sorrow (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Abyssal Edge (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Buried Dagger (By:James Swallow) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mercy of the Dragon (By:Nick Kyme) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Konrad Curze: The Night Haunter (By:) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Valdor: Birth of the Imperium (By:Chris Wraight) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ravenlord: Freedom Bought with Blood (By:Gav Thorpe) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brotherhood of the Storm (By:Chris Wraight) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rogal Dorn: The Emperor's Crusader (By:Gav Thorpe) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Garro: Knight of Grey (By:James Swallow) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Warhammer 40,000: Age of Sigmar Books

From The Deep (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Neferata Mortarch Of Blood (By:David Annandale) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Myths & Revenants (By:David Annandale) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bossgrot (By:) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Warden in the Mountain (By:) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oaths and Conquests (By:William King) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Neferata (By:David Annandale) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Threshold (By:David Annandale) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cursed City (By:C.L. Werner) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dominion (By:) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Vintage (By:David Annandale) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Accursed (By:David Annandale,,,,James Brogden) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beasts (By:) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tower of Empty Mirrors (By:) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tower of Empty Mirrors (By:) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Krenkha Gorogna (By:) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kragnos: Avatar of Destruction (By:) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hallowed Ground (By:) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Dynasty of Monsters (By:David Annandale) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Soulslayer (By:) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Godsbane (By:) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Godsbane (By:) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prince Maesa (By:) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hollow King (By:) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Arkanaut's Oath (By:) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Successors (With: Gary Kloster) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conquest Unbound: Stories from the Mortal Realms (By:David Annandale,,Gav Thorpe,Adrian Tchaikovsky,Gary Kloster) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Road to Helsmarch (By:Luke Scull) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Volari (By:Gary Kloster) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Warhammer 40,000 Anthologies

Victories of the Space Marines (By:James Swallow,Gav Thorpe,,Jonathan Green,Chris Wraight) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Beast Arises, Volume 2 (By:David Annandale) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Beast Arises, Volume 3 (By:David Annandale) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lords and Tyrants (By:Gav Thorpe,Cavan Scott,Steve Lyons,,,Chris Wraight,Robbie MacNiven) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Devourer: The Leviathan Omnibus (By:Nick Kyme) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Gaunt's Ghosts: The Founding Books

First and Only (By:Dan Abnett) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghostmaker (By:Dan Abnett) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Necropolis (By:Dan Abnett) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Apostle's Creed (By:) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Headstone and the Hammerstone Kings (By:) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sabbat Crusade (With: Dan Abnett) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Blood Bound (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Son of Sek (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You Never Know (By:Dan Abnett) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tempest (By:Nick Kyme) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anarch (By:Dan Abnett) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Inheritor King (By:) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Vincula Insurgency (By:Dan Abnett) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Heroes of the Space Marines(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legends of the Space Marines(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Treacheries of the Space Marines(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death and Defiance(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crusade + Other stories(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sons of the Emperor(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hammer and the Eagle: Icons of Warhammer(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lupercal's War(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Author Aaron Dembski-Bowden was born in the year 1980 in a rather grey part of London. He grew up with a boringly happy family, and spent quite a few years in Bangladesh. He works and lives in Northern Ireland. Before he wrote for BL Publishing, he worked as a writer for different video games and RPGs.

For most of his life, he wanted to be a novelist, after he previously dreamt of having other careers. Like a point guard in the NBA (which he found to be too English), an astronaut (which he found to be too stupid), and a paramedic (too lazy). All of these obviously didn’t pan out for Aaron.

He met his wife, named Catherine, in “World of Warcraft”, and has two children, a son (Alexander) and a daughter (Annah).

The office he works in, which is called The Aaronorium, houses many Phoenix Suns banners as well as a ton of books and his neat hat collection. The Aaronorium’s name began as a joke and just wound up sticking.

Aaron’s hobbies include everything that is within reach and he tells himself that the messes he makes in the kitchen is a bold new vision of cooking. A good chunk of his time, around 73% of his time, on this great planet is spent aiding people in how to spell his last name. He is also one of those kinds of people that is clearly unable to take a decent picture, and usually unintentionally comes across as either angry or smug in his photos.

He writes fantasy and science fiction. He has contributed extensively to the “Warhammer 40,000” series of novels, penning a number of different book series set in the extended universe. Aaron has penned a story in the “Judge Dredd” world as well. His debut novel, called “Nehwon”, was released in the year 2007.

“Spear of the Emperor” is the first novel in the “Emperor’s Spears” series, which was released in the year 2019. The Emperor’s Spears, which are a Chapter on the brink of destruction, serve as the last watchmen over the Elara’s Veil nebula. The choices of just a single man, Amadeus Kaias Incarius of the Mentor Legion, is going to now determine the Chapter’s fate.

The scattered worlds in the Elara’s Veil nebula used to be protected by the oath of unity sworn by three mighty Chapters of the Adeptus Astartes. Due to flaws in their genetic coding, the Star Scorpions were undone. The Celestial Lions became ravaged because of sins they did not commit during the Inquisition. After centuries, just the Emperor’s Spears are still keeping their vigil. These are barbarian watchmen against the Outer Dark; bloodied, yes, but unbroken during their long duty.

Amadeus Kaias Incarius, who is a brother of the Mentor Legion, is tasked with crossing the Great Rift and assess how ready the Spears are in going to war. He winds up pulled into the chaotic plight of a depleted holy war on the benighted frontier of the Imperium. The choices he makes, a great distance away from the God-Emperor’s light is going to decide the war-torn Chapter’s fate.

This is a fantastic book with excellent characters and astounding world building. Readers finished the book in just a couple sittings and are starting it over to experience it again. Aaron does a great job of mixing mystery and detail, inhumanity and humanity, and the setting helps pull you into the story better.

“Soul Hunter” is the first novel in the “Night Lords” series, which was released in the year 2010. The Night Lords and the Black Legion form a rather uneasy allegiance so that they can assault a valuable planet called Crythe Primus. The Imperial world mounts a stern defense, but the largest obstacle to success is going to be the mistrust and disunity happening between the two Legions. Is their covenant going to last long enough for them to succeed in their mission?

This author has a knack with writing some witty dialogue. He ties his characters up in some interesting quips that define them entirely. Dembski-Bowden does a superb job of turning all of the stereotypes of the 40k universe on their head with this book. The characters are fleshed-out and complex that have both believable as well as sympathetic personalities.

“Blood Reaver” is the second novel in the “Night Lords” series, which was released in the year 2011. The Night Lords, driven by the hatred they have for the False Emperor, stalk the galaxy’s shadows and eternally look for revenge for the primarch’s death. The dark quest they are on takes them to a fractious alliance with the Red Corsairs, who are only united by a common foe. Together, along with this piratical band of renegades, they take their destructive ways to the fortress: the monastery of the Marines Errant. They look only to bring about death.

This is a great example of what the second novel in a trilogy should be. A bunch of game changing events and some new cast members that takes things in exciting and new directions. The book is brutally fun and was well written.

“Void Stalker” is the third novel in the “Night Lords” series, which was released in the year 2012. Talos, along with the rest of First Claw continue down the dark path, until they cross the alien eldar, who are the Farseers of the Ulthwe craftworld are seeing a major threat in the Night Lords. They are looking to bring the myriad of skeins of fate right back into alignment before their prophecy is able to be fulfilled. The wrath of the ancients is upon them, and Talos reluctantly leads his warriors into battle once again.

Aaron pens a great conclusion to his “Night Lords” books with this one. The story is right to the point and crisp, and will exceed expectations, making this one of the best books some people have read in a while. There are some emotional moments in the book, which is a nice touch for these books.

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