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 a seven-times New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning comic book writer. He has written over fifty novels, including the acclaimed Gaunt’s Ghosts series, the Eisenhorn and Ravenor trilogies, volumes of the million-selling Horus Heresy series, The Silent Stars Go By (Doctor Who), Rocket Raccoon and Groot: Steal the Galaxy, The Avengers: Everybody Wants To Rule The World, The Wield, Triumff: Her Majesty’s Hero, and Embedded. In comics, he is known for his work on The Legion of Super-Heroes, Aquaman, The Titans, Nova, Wild’s End, and The New Deadwardians. His 2008 run on The Guardians of the Galaxy for Marvel formed the inspiration for the blockbuster movie. A regular contributor to the UK’s long-running 2000 AD, he is the creator of series including Grey Area, Lawless, Brink, Kingdom and the classic Sinister Dexter. He has also written extensively for the games industry, including Shadow of Mordor and Alien: Isolation