Only the second update this month and very little in the way of excuses as to why I've been away from the blogosphere. Wait a minute; did you say 'Olympic Games'? Ah, yes; I have been glued to the Olympics and huge congratulations to all, medal winners or not and indeed to Rio for hosting the whole thing under difficult circumstances. Roll on Tokyo!
I wonder what events the Space Marines would be good at? Weight lifting? Shooting, TaeKwon-Do? At least those and several others I should imagine; but I digress.
Once again those good folks at Games Workshop have managed to spring a surprise or two over the last couple of weeks and I should give proper details of them here. A while ago, I mentioned that the second quartet of stories in the Realmgate Wars series had been released under the collective title Knights of Vengeance. Subsequently, the entire eight story saga was also released under the title The Realmgate Wars: The Audio Collection. What I have only recently noticed however, is that the first four stories have also been released under a collective title, The Hunt For Nagash. And so, perhaps somewhat out of sequence, here are the details:
In the long-ago Age of Myth, Sigmar's pantheon of gods conquered the
Mortal Realms and ruled them in peace – until the coming of Chaos. Among
the greatest of Sigmar's allies was Nagash, the god of Death and ruler
of the underworlds of Shyish.
At the height of the Allpoints war, Nagash betrayed his oaths of loyalty
and doomed Sigmar's plans to failure. Now, as the God-King's Stormcast
Eternals battle to liberate the Mortal Realms, a force from the Hallowed
Knghts Stormhost has been sent to find Nagash and bring him back into
the fold. But as they search the Realm of Death, they find only the
servants of Chaos – until a chance encounter provides hope. If they can
trust a vampire, that is.
The Hunt for Nagash Audio Drama Collection consists of four audio dramas by Josh Reynolds, in a zip file:
Gareth Armstrong, John Banks, Ian Brooker, Steve Conlin,
Jonathan Keeble, Stephen Perring,
Saul Reichlin and Luis Soto
Written by Josh Reynolds & Produced by Matthew Renshaw
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And secondly for this month and coming as a complete surprise, a release from the Warhammer 40,000 range of stories, which are set some 10,000 years after the original Space Marine adventures.
Deathwatch: The Last Guardian
Dark Angels Brother Balthasar and a Deathwatch kill-team investigate a long-dead eldar craftworld infested with daemons…
As part of an elite Deathwatch kill team, Brother Balthasar of the Dark
Angels joins a special Inquisitorial mission to the eldar craftworld of
Kher-Ys. Long ago ravaged by the daemonic forces of Slaanesh, the
craftworld may still harbour the unlikeliest of allies for the Space
Marines, and the key to a greater victory for the Chapter.
Gareth Armstrong, John Banks, Tim Bentinck, Steve Conlin, Jonathan Keeble,
Penelope Rawlins and Tania Rodrigues
Written by C Z Dunn & Produced by Matthew Renshaw
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And that's just about it for this posting; I'm currently preparing an audio book to record in October and awaiting some audio drama scripts for early September. I think there might also be another audio book or two to fit in around that schedule, although, as the sun is shining and the great outdoors beckons, I reckon I can safely defer any proper activity at least for the rest of the afternoon - a bit of executive time management - The Doctor would surely approve!
...all for now, more as soon as it happens!