Good afternoon and thanks, as ever, for stopping by! Another gap in updating the pages here alas, though for reasons, I'm sure all regular visitors will be familiar with by now; having lots of work and no free time, just about covers it. Some of the recording projects I've been involved with recently, are now becoming available and there are more releases to come before the end of the year, though for now, here are details of the latest:
Nexus and Other Stories
A Warhammer 40,000 anthology
Take your first steps into the adrenaline-fuelled fiction of the 41st Millennium with a thrilling collection of tales, including an action-packed novella pitting noble Ultramarines against sinister necrons.
Within this book you will find Nexus, a fantastic new novella by Thomas Parrott.
In a galaxy beset by war, where the Adeptus Astartes are all that stand against annihilation, the Ultramarines are exemplar – noble, honourable and oathbound to the protection of mankind. Where the predations of the alien, the witch and the heretic threaten the Imperium, the Angels of Death fight to oppose them.
Brother-Sergeant Allectius wages a brutal war of attrition against a seemingly endless xenos foe. But when the vile necrons unleash a mysterious pall over him and the people he protects, Allectius must take his fight beyond the walls… for more than just victory, now their very survival is at stake.
Also included in this book is a host of awesome short stories to give you a flavour of the many warring armies that exist within the worlds of Warhammer 40,000.
Nexus by Thomas Parrott
Kraken by Chris Wraight
Redeemer by Guy Haley
The Test of Faith by Thomas Parrott
The Darkling Hours by Rachel Harrison
Lightning Run by Peter McLean
Missing in Action by Dan Abnett
The Crystal Cathedral by Danie Ware
To Speak as One by Guy Haley
Where Dere's Da Warp Dere's a Way by Mike Brooks
Redemption on Dal'yth by Phil Kelly
Void Crossed by J C Stearns
Light of a Crystal Sun by Josh Reynolds
War in the Museum by Robert Rath
Headhunter by Steve Parker
Duty Unto Death by Marc Collins
Narrated by Andrew Wincott, Richard Reed, Emma Gregory, John Banks & Toby Longworth
NB: running time for this antholgy is listed by Black Library as 8h-47m and by Audible as 18h-48m
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These stories are particularly orientated towards an older child/young adult listener:
Descendants of the Fall: Publisher's Pack
Contains books one and two of Descendants of the Fall:
Warbringer, Book 1
Centuries ago, the world fell. From the ashes rose a terrible new species - the Tangata. Now they wage war against the kingdoms of man. And humanity is losing.
Recruited straight from his academy, 20-year-old Lukys hopes the frontier will make a soldier out of him. But Tangata are massing in the South, and the allied armies are desperate. They will do anything to halt the enemy advance - including sending untrained men and women into battle. Determined to survive, Lukys seeks aid from the only man who seems to care: Romaine, the last warrior of an extinct kingdom.
Meanwhile, the queen’s archivist leads an expedition deep beneath the earth. She seeks to uncover the secrets of the Gods. Their magic has been lost to the ages, yet artifacts remain, objects of power that could turn the tide of the war. But salvation is not all that waits beneath the surface. Something else slumbers in the darkness. Something old. Something evil.
Wrath of the Forgotten, Book 2
A war is brewing between the kingdoms of humanity. Bound and broken, Lukys stumbles through the darkness. Whispers come from all around, the voices of the Tangata, inhuman enemies of mankind. He should already be dead. But the Tangata have a secret, one that might finally end 10 long years of war. If only he could escape and bring word to his people. But what chance does a failed soldier have against the terrifying powers of the Tangata?
Meanwhile, the queen’s archivist flees the wrath of her former master. A foreign king offers asylum, but the man is an enemy of her people. And his aid will cost far more than just her loyalty - he seeks the magic of the Gods. With the hounds drawing close, Erika must commit the ultimate betrayal to keep her freedom. Is she willing to pay the price?
Written by Aaron Hodges & Narrated by John Banks
Length: 16 hours - 14 minutes
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Originally released as individual downloads, Heirs of Grimnir is now available as a CD collection:
Heirs of Grimnir
A Realmslayer audio drama
When the Runefather of the Unbak lodge is killed, his Runesons set out to find his killer and avenge him – with the throne going to he who wins the day!
The mighty Unbak lodge is beheaded. Runefather Aruk-Grimnir and his heir, Angruk, have been assassinated in their hearth by a vile and mysterious foe. To restore the honour of the Unbak and determine who will take up the mantle of Grimnir, the fearsome Runesons declare that whoever can slay the killer of their kin will be declared Runefather.
It is a perilous task that will take the Fyreslayers into the heart of enemy lands, battling the most ancient foes of the duardin: the accursed skaven and fiendish grots. It is a deed no true son of Grimnir would turn from. Can the Runesons restore the honour of their lodge, or will they fall alongside their father and brother?
Performed by John Banks, Cliff Chapman, Steve Conlin, Sean Connolly, and Stephen Perring
Written by David Guymer and Produced by Matt Renshaw
Running time 1 hour and 12 minutes
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Last week's audiobook was completed on Thursday and I start work on the final book of 2020 tomorrow, so I fully intend to savour the rest of today's 'free' time. More soon, but for this update, that's...
...all for now; more just as soon as it happens!