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The Hammer and the Eagle: The Icons of the Warhammer Worlds

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New to Black Library fiction? This is a great way to get to grips with the great characters from the worlds!

In the grim darkness of the far future, and in the vastness of the Mortal Realms, there are those characters who stand out amongst all others.

Within these pages and collected for the first time are stories of some of Black Library’s best-loved and well-known heroes and villains. On deadly battlefields, Commissar Ibram Gaunt leads his regiment, the Tanith ‘Ghosts’, in a desperate battle for survival; on Ultramar, Ultramarines Captain Uriel Ventris stands as a bulwark against the forces of Chaos; in the shadowy underbelly of the Imperium, Inquisitors Crowl and Covenant ply their clandestine trade. Throughout embattled lands, the realm of gods and monsters, Vampire Queen Neferata seeds dark plots to secure her power, whilst Lord-Celestant Gardus Steelsoul is a paragon of virtue and honour, and drives back the pestilent hordes of the Plague God. These are just some of the legends, the light and the darkness – the icons of the Warhammer worlds.

The Hammer and the Eagle is an anthology of short stories by authors such as Dan Abnett, Graham McNeill, Chris Wraight, Sandy Mitchell, Rachel Harrison, Aaron Dembski-Bowden, Guy Haley, Gav Thorpe, David Annandale and more.

Dan Abnett is the author of the Horus Heresy novels Horus Rising, The Unremembered Empire, Know No Fear and Prospero Burns, the last two of which were both New York Times bestsellers. He has written over fifty novels – his other work for Black Library includes the acclaimed Gaunt’s Ghosts series, the Eisenhorn and Ravenor trilogies, and I Am Slaughter, the opening novel in The Beast Arises series. A prolific comics writer, he scripted the first Horus Heresy graphic novel, Macragge’s Honour. He lives and works in Maidstone, Kent in the UK.

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