"Primogenitor: noun: an ancestor, especially the earliest ancestor of a people; a progenitor."
It seems that in the run up to the Christmas holidays, otherwise known as Advent (especially for those of us who are fortunate enough to have a chocolate filled Advent Calendar!), those good folks at Games Workshop are releasing something every day, either a novel or audio book/drama.
What a great idea! But as you can tell from the last posting, it's caught me out a little and I'm just as surprised as anyone as to what's becoming available. The audio drama Perpetual was my first and another was released today, The Calculus of Battle; but more of that anon, because in addition to these Advent releases, regular 'main range' stories are also appearing and for me, Fabius Bile Primogenitor by Josh Reynolds is a very exciting prospect indeed and I'm listening to it now, for the first time, as I write.
So what's it all about? Have a look at this amazing artwork, featuring dear old Fabius himself and whet your appetite (hopefully!) on the synopsis. There's also an audio sample to listen to on the Games Workshop website (via the following link) if you'd like a flavour of the story: Fabius Bile Primogenitor
Fabius Bile: Primogenitor
A Warhammer 40,000 audio book
Exiled into the depths of the
Eye of Terror for his dark deeds, former Emperor's Children Apothecary
Fabius is drawn back to the Imperium in search of a secret that could be
the key to saving his misbegotten life…
He is known by many names - Clonelord, Manflayer, Primogenitor. He is
the epitome of deceit and perversion, and feared by man and monster
alike. Once the Chief Apothecary of the Emperor's Children, the madman
known as Fabius Bile possesses a knowledge of genetic manipulation
second to none. Now a renegade among renegades, he is loathed by those
he once called brother, and even the most degraded of Chaos Space
Marines fear his name.
Exiled for his dark experiments, Bile has
retreated deep into the Eye of Terror, leaving a trail of twisted
abominations in his wake. But when a former student brings word of the
ultimate prize for the taking, Bile is unable to resist being drawn once
more into the cauldron of war. For in seizing this prize, Fabius Bile
might yet discover the one secret his has been unable to unlock... the
secret which will prevent his inevitable doom.
Written by Josh Reynolds, Produced by Matt Renshaw & Narrated by John Banks
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I thoroughly enjoyed working on this recording and had a great time up at Games Workshop HQ. I also have a particular reason to look forward to listening to this story, which I might mention in a future posting; how mysterious!
In closing, now is about the time I would normally sign off by saying:
...all for now, more just as soon as it happens!
And while that is still the case, the wait for the next posting won't be very long; in fact, it will be appearing here tomorrow! I spoil you I know, but hey, it's Christmas!